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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Have you started on pettys and paring knives yet? You really need at least a few of each.
    I have definitely bought more gyutos than I could need. Only have one petty so far, but have 3 paring knives with 2 more of Del's on the way.....only one will probably end up as a gift even though I already have one of his original.

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    Wait til you get into jnats.

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    wait til you get into razors.
    Amat Victoria Curam Fortune favors the prepared.
    "A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into." -George Orwell

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    Been there done that. Have bought and sold a couple dozen knives now, with a dozen in the drawer at any one time. Like my gun safe, there are only so many storage spaces, so my rule is I have to sell one to make room for a new one. The custom thingy didn't help me. The knives were too precious to look at or scratch, and really not noticeably better than a Shig or Kochi, or Takeda or Takagi or ..... Finally realized they weren't the magic bullets. Then I drooled over custom handles for hours, but when I got them I realized a nice classic cherry or Ho or rosewood handle couldn't really be improved with fancy wood. I still look but have settled down now after 5 years. Hi, I'm Phip, and I have a thing for knives, I guess you could say I'm addicted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc4pt0 View Post
    And happy birthday!
    Thank you!

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    ... and thank you all for your support and encouragement. You guys are the best!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    wait til you get into razors.
    I share the original poster's affliction with way too many knives for a home cook, and much too much money spent, past and future.
    BUT, I will never ever get into razors, this is one thing that just does not appeal to me at all, I just like to take the Gillette Mach whatever and get it over with in 5 minutes.
    Is it the case that most kitchen knife afficionados are also into razors ? I'm pretty sure the opposite isn't true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahamaroot View Post
    Just wait 'til you can't resist putting custom handles on them!
    -sigh-
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phip View Post
    ...Have bought and sold a couple dozen knives now... The custom thingy didn't help me.... too precious to look at or scratch, and really not noticeably better than a Shig or Kochi, or Takeda or Takagi or ..... Finally realized they weren't the magic bullets. Then I drooled over custom handles for hours, but when I got them I realized a nice classic cherry or Ho or rosewood handle couldn't really be improved with fancy wood....
    One of the soundest members around! Yes, stick with the best Japanese - no need for custom - and avoid those over-the-top pricey handles. Put your $ into Jnats I say.

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    See I disagree. I love my customs. Functional beauty is great to behold. Plus I can make the subtle changes that I prefer that are not an option on a non custom. For the handle, I enjoy the elegance of the woods and pick those that appeal to me. But that is my thinking.

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