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    Sharpening while in dress shirt and tie

    I just spent the latter half of my lunch hour fixing up the edge on my cleaver. My day work is in an office and I had a presentation this morning, so I'm wearing a shirt & tie today. However, I *do* have a cooking class tonight and I discovered a chip in the edge of my cleaver yesterday.

    I didn't have time to hit the stones last night, so I had "no choice" but to bring a few stones in with me to fix things up. Rolled up my sleeves and just got to it.

    Does sharpening while wearing a shirt and tie count as totally knutty or perfectly reasonable?

    BTW, I'm not done yet. I'm going to finish things off with a higher-grit stone in the lab kitchen before class starts this evening
    Len

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    Quote Originally Posted by echerub View Post
    Does sharpening while wearing a shirt and tie count as totally knutty or perfectly reasonable?

    BTW, I'm not done yet. I'm going to finish things off with a higher-grit stone in the lab kitchen before class starts this evening
    Both depending on who you ask. For most of those here I think the last part is mandatory as well. Enjoy your class!
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    I am reminded of old pictures of carpenters and cabinet makers in shirt an tie with saws and hand planes in their hands. I guess it used to be normal, mabe we should start a new normal?
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    No way would I show up to a class without my knife in tip-top shape. Seems more than reasonable to me. Excellent call!

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    I just watched a video the other day of Michael Rader in a Bladesport competition wearing a shirt and tie. So I think sharpening is okay. Class act.



    Edit: I tried to embed the video queued up at the proper moment, but that has apparently failed. Jump to 4:40 in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    I just watched a video the other day of Michael Rader in a Bladesport competition wearing a shirt and tie. So I think sharpening is okay. Class act.



    Edit: I tried to embed the video queued up at the proper moment, but that has apparently failed. Jump to 4:40 in.

    That was fun to watch - Michael kicked some butt too.

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    Not bad, Michael, especially for using the wrong hand But wearing a tie is just wrong on principle. And they don't go well with Aloha shirts

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    Is there a reason I can't view videos on my iPhone? I don't want to miss this!
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    i like how mike jsut walked over al sliced the bottles all but without missing a step (i would love to see a few of these cutting comp blades )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Is there a reason I can't view videos on my iPhone? I don't want to miss this!
    It is a flash video, and apple devices do not support it. Bummer.
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