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    That kanji pic is super cool!

    Your are a mighty MIGHTY lucky man to have Mr. Broida down the road. Few of us are so lucky.

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    I just want to say that it does get annoying sometimes when a dude is selling cool stuff and tells you not to buy it because you won't like it or don't need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgy Guy View Post
    Look at that last pic again.
    Don't the vertical lines in the steel look like rainfall?

    Even where it strikes the characters you don't have to struggle hard to see the rain bouncing and splashing off.
    I hope this doesn't come off as pedantic, or worse, impair the poetic aesthetic enjoyment you derive so admirably from the knife, but the kanji in that beautifully taken photo is actually lying on its side.

    The actual text (幸之祐) reads vertically like this:


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    True. At least for me it's no issue since I usually see kanji on its side: I put my knives down spine towards me, handle to the right
    Len

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehory View Post
    I hope this doesn't come off as pedantic, or worse, impair the poetic aesthetic enjoyment you derive so admirably from the knife, but the kanji in that beautifully taken photo is actually lying on its side.

    The actual text (幸之祐) reads vertically like this:

    But that would be a horrible hurricaine for the rain to travel horizontally.
    Also, does rain travel from right to left in Japan?

    Seriously, I wondered whether the text should be horizontal or vertical.
    Thanks.

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    I hope this doesn't come off as pedantic
    Haha, please. People around here argue in microns. You're good, buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    That kanji pic is super cool!

    Your are a mighty MIGHTY lucky man to have Mr. Broida down the road. Few of us are so lucky.
    Agreed. I bought a (less fancy) knife from Jon, and a couple weeks later did the sharpening-lesson that Edgy Guy has upcoming... great experience. I'm not a good sharpener, still, but got a couple of functional edges that Jon assures me are better than most cooks ever see. Which means it was a very worthwhile afternoon.

    The store is great, Jon is smart and helpful and first concerned with providing service and items that you need and preventing any buyer's remorse by steering you away from what you might otherwise spend money on for the "wrong" reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgy Guy View Post
    I said I don't want to pay over $500 for a knife at this stage.
    Jon said, "$500 is way too much. I don't want to sell you something that's not a good match for you.
    Get a decent first knife, use it, sharpen it, learn over time and your experience will inform your next knife selection, if any."

    I thought to myself, What a sweetheart!
    I really appreciated Jon didn't go for my wallet and make a larger sale.
    He easily could have.
    Yeah, he dresses funny..... but he's good people!


    We are fortunate around here to have nearly all of the best resources to feed this habit. Jon certainly contributes more than his fair share in all of this, from his willingness to share his vast knowledge, to he and Sarah's excellent commitment to customer service. They know how to make you feel good about a purchase, before, during, and after. You are lucky to have them so near to you.
    -Enjoy the ride. *** All statements made herein are my personal opinion and nothing more, regardless of tone or context. ***

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    thanks guys... really appreciate all of the kind words

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    thanks guys... really appreciate all of the kind words
    Yeah Yeah Yeah, I'm still waiting for that check, Buddy-O!



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