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    New Ken Onion line/ vendor complaints about reviews

    I am just confused - everything he says about observing pros to create the best possible knives seems so right, but why do the knives then look so wrong?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbT0P...e_gdata_player

    Stefan

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    Great video, great message, same Ken Onion design. I'd love to love 'em, but I can't. The wildly curved handles hurt to use over a couple hours of hard prep, and it's difficult to get leverage over them. Like I said, I'd love to love 'em, but can't.

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    It took me like 2 months to sell the Ken Onion Shun I stumbled into last year...
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    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    The blade geometry is horrible, and the handles are only useful if you were to use one singular grip through the span of your prep- which is ridiculous. I don't know what so called pro's he's been studying, but he needs to broaden his research spectrum...
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    those knives hurt all my aesthetic sensibilities.
    every time i see a ken onion, it hurts.
    well no actually, i laugh a little inside too

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainsausage View Post
    The blade geometry is horrible, and the handles are only useful if you were to use one singular grip through the span of your prep- which is ridiculous. I don't know what so called pro's he's been studying, but he needs to broaden his research spectrum...
    "It's what the pro's use" will translate into sales when the housewives and people who like expensive toys see them in the shop window next to the 'made in America' tag.

    Someone needs to send him that clip of the sushi chef peeling an apple with the suji.

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    They make them at Lamson...
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    my wrist actually felt soar just by watching that video!

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    Maybe I should visit him, I am teaching a course around the corner from him every Thursday... But what do I know? He seems to be doing well and certainly has found his recognizable style.

    Stefan

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