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    They were manufactured by Lamson and designed by Ken Onion. Chef Works is just a retailer so their expertise in pants has nothing to do with it. However, there's a good chance that they would have turned out better had CW or perhaps a precocious orangutan designed them.

    They're unfortunately a cliche of the disaster that usually results when someone with expertise making non-kitchen knives comes along and decides to "revolutionize" the kitchen knife industry without bothering to really understand them first. There are so many fundamental flaws in their design (terrible ergonomics, horrible profile for anything other than rock-chopping, and hilariously thick behind the edge) that the steel and materials are basically irrelevant even though they may very well be fine.
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    They were manufactured by Lamson and designed by Ken Onion. Chef Works is just a retailer so their expertise in pants has nothing to do with it. However, there's a good chance that they would have turned out better had CW or perhaps a precocious orangutan designed them.

    They're unfortunately a cliche of the disaster that usually results when someone with expertise making non-kitchen knives comes along and decides to "revolutionize" the kitchen knife industry without bothering to really understand them first. There are so many fundamental flaws in their design (terrible ergonomics, horrible profile for anything other than rock-chopping, and hilariously thick behind the edge) that the steel and materials are basically irrelevant even though they may very well be fine.
    you are right Justin , but I am sure in the promo video it was mentioned that "chefs and their cutting preferences were studied. Maybe this one?

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    lol +1 for the kitchen confidential reference.

    I think that he probably also watched a lot of this chick, esp the part starting around 6:40...
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    wut. i also love the idea of putting cutting boards on stove surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    lol +1 for the kitchen confidential reference.

    I think that he probably also watched a lot of this chick, esp the part starting around 6:40...

    Chawp Chawp Chawp!!!
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    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcomesback View Post
    You can do lot lot better for that money , I would say look at something else. There was a nenox 270mm gyuto on B/S/T , i don't know if it is still available but you may want to look at it. It was also from Sydney.
    For a $200 knife I wouldn't go for a company whose expertise is making chef jackets and pants.
    Thank you chefcomsback, not sure what B/S/T means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    They were manufactured by Lamson and designed by Ken Onion. Chef Works is just a retailer so their expertise in pants has nothing to do with it. However, there's a good chance that they would have turned out better had CW or perhaps a precocious orangutan designed them.

    They're unfortunately a cliche of the disaster that usually results when someone with expertise making non-kitchen knives comes along and decides to "revolutionize" the kitchen knife industry without bothering to really understand them first. There are so many fundamental flaws in their design (terrible ergonomics, horrible profile for anything other than rock-chopping, and hilariously thick behind the edge) that the steel and materials are basically irrelevant even though they may very well be fine.
    Thank you Justin0505, I was thinking to buy one for Christmas(now obviously not). It's good that I first checked with the forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatletz View Post
    Thank you chefcomsback, not sure what B/S/T means.
    Buy sell trade.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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