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    The 2 very most basic "must have" requirements for custom chef knives are...


    1. Must out perform/cut better than a $60 Tojiro DP

    2. Must work in conjunction with a cutting board. Rope cutting competitors need not apply.


    Think about that before moving forward....wink wink


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    The 2 very most basic "must have" requirements for custom chef knives are...


    1. Must out perform/cut better than a $60 Tojiro DP

    2. Must work in conjunction with a cutting board. Rope cutting competitors need not apply.


    Think about that before moving forward....wink wink
    re: requirement 2, so this guy in the video isn't legit?

    https://youtu.be/0NX3enj_NT8

    I'll be cancelling my order then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
    re: requirement 2, so this guy in the video isn't legit?

    https://youtu.be/0NX3enj_NT8

    I'll be cancelling my order then.

    Well sure Bob is legit.

    What I was trying to say is that most any sharp knife can cut rope but not any sharp knife can work on a cutting board. Also, just because it's called a kitchen or (chef's) knife doesn't mean that it is. As a new maker one should completely/thoroughly understand this.

    Ex. - Google-fu (under images) "custom chef knife"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Well sure Bob is legit.

    What I was trying to say is that most any sharp knife can cut rope but not any sharp knife can work on a cutting board. Also, just because it's called a kitchen or (chef's) knife doesn't mean that it is. As a new maker one should completely/thoroughly understand this.

    Ex. - Google-fu (under images) "custom chef knife"
    I was just joshing you, as the very first thing that came to my mind when you mentioned rope cutting was that Kramer video.

    Wondering though, do you think that knife is sharpened the same way as he would sharpen it for just kitchen work? For a dedicated chopper it would be sharpened to a more obtuse angle than for the kitchen or not?

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    Yeah he might've optimized the edge a bit for the rope.

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    Knifemaker Advice - Don't even think about this as a sustainable business, especially if you have a family.

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    BREATHE DAVE !! Step away from the shiny sharp objects and take a deeeeeeeeeeep breath
    ...............Just like New York City, Just like Jerico, Pace the halls and climb the walls and get out when they blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefJimbo View Post
    BREATHE DAVE !! Step away from the shiny sharp objects and take a deeeeeeeeeeep breath

    Good advice, I need to walk away today.

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    Knifemaker Advice - DO NOT drive your finger tips into a max speed spinning 36x ceramic belt!

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    New meaning to manicuring your finger nails


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