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    First world problems

    Being a lousy home cook, I find it hard to test how long my knives can hold their edges. Because with normal usage it could take weeks before I even notice any degradation of the sharpened edge. So I often come up with different excuses to take my knives on the stones. Man was I happy when my two new knives from Marko came totally unsharpened.

    I guess in the pro-environment you won't suffer from inventing excuses to sharpen your knives once again, but what do I know.
    My next logical step would be getting rid of those nasty end grain cutting boards that doesn't allow my edges to ruin fast enough

    What are your first world problems?

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    I'd suggest a glass cutting board with a heavy handed cutting style. Lots of sawing on the board too. That should produce a knife that needs sharpening/repair pretty quickly. ;-)
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    No need to waste money on a glass board. Use the razor honer's trick of dragging the edge over the unglazed bottom of a coffee mug. Instant dullness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    No need to waste money on a glass board. Use the razor honer's trick of dragging the edge over the unglazed bottom of a coffee mug. Instant dullness.
    I don't know… how really dull will it be? Any close up photos? Have you compared the dullness from different coffee mugs? Which are the fastest and have best feedback?

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    Mine is finding a used range to replace our POS Viking that is falling apart. At 48 inches even a used Bluestar or Wolf is at least 4,000.

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    learn to scrape your food off the board enthusiastically with the edge. i get all anal and use the spine. my wife..nope, she uses the sharp edge. normally, i dont think that really does much..but in my wife's hands...dull-city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomchakabowwow View Post
    learn to scrape your food off the board enthusiastically with the edge. i get all anal and use the spine. my wife..nope, she uses the sharp edge. normally, i dont think that really does much..but in my wife's hands...dull-city.
    Oh yeah...I learned this the hard way about 15 years ago when i gifted a knife to a friend...was nearly unusable in 2 week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    I'd suggest a glass cutting board with a heavy handed cutting style. Lots of sawing on the board too. That should produce a knife that needs sharpening/repair pretty quickly. ;-)
    Not that the follow up suggestions were lacking, but this made me (literally) laugh out loud.

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    First world problems

    Aton I have a perfect solution.... Send all knives you want tested to me
    I'll give them a real solid workout and send em back when there blunt. You pay for postage

    OR.... Buy a crazy amount of onions and chop the crap outa them. Make enough onion soup for all the homeless people in your area.

    I prefer the first option

    My 1st world problem is I don't have enough money to fund my knife obsession

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    First World Problem is my vegetable cleaver gets stuck in my endgrain when chopping. A couple of my carbons after a while clean up with BKF & scrub pad that dulls them quick. Gives me excuse to sharpen them.

    I have a hard time having any pity of your situation Aton. I am anal for sharp edges on blades

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