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    try it

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    Senior Member erikz's Avatar
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    Maybe they put the wrapping in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    There's now a "Personal Shopper" (originally labeled as "concierge") service available at CKTG where they'll take pictures of these knives for you before you buy them.

    Cost = $19.95


    From http://www.This Site Not Allowed Her...om/kncose.html
    I gotta find a way to charge people to do my job for me...
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    Any way to make a buck I guess. It's a service that, given the nature of the business, should be free! Obviously taking pride in ones customer service doesn't rank that high over there.

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    Hey guys, this is my Takeda 270 mm yanagiba (actually a sujihiki, since it's sharpened two-sided, but they call it a yanagiba). I got it about 9 months ago and it has never been sharpened.



    These are two choil shots. I hope they are clear enough.





    What do you think of the profile? And is it too thick behind the edge?

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    Do you like how it cuts? If the answer is yes, then it's fine. Also, choil shots can sometimes be misleading.

    Looks like it thickens too rapidly for my taste, but ymmv.

    Narrow Takedas don't seem to have the typical hollow forging of their taller counterparts.

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    Thickness is much less of an issue with a protein slicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    Thickness is much less of an issue with a protein slicer.
    +1

    therefore i'd recommend a zakuri in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berko View Post
    +1

    therefore i'd recommend a zakuri in that case.
    yep. i like that zakuri yanagiba/suji with ebony handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    There's now a "Personal Shopper" (originally labeled as "concierge") service available at CKTG where they'll take pictures of these knives for you before you buy them.

    Cost = $19.95


    From http://www.This Site Not Allowed Her...om/kncose.html
    Man... A lot of times I feel like people are overly harsh on the guy and his site and there's some obvious personal bias and personal issue in the tone of posts about said site and owner, whether justified or not(likely more justified than not, but I'm honestly not judging either way, it's not my place nor do I personally know enough or am I looking to get involved), but this is pretty obnoxious IMHO, leaves a really bad taste in my mouth TBH.

    I get they're high volume, but you really need to charge for that? Or at least not refund it as long as the person purchases one of the knives or a knife of similar cost?

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