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    Senior Member EdipisReks's Avatar
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    i wish Masamoto didn't sharpen the KS series, as, while the edge on my KS gyuto was sharp, it was uneven and added some nice scratches to both flats of the blade. i haven't had a knife yet that didn't have a usable edge, including the Sabatiers i bought from TBT, but i saw my soon-to-be MIL's knives at Thanksgiving, so my standards of "usable" may have changed, recently.

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    I think it's mostly the bottom line. You can pay a professional something on the order of the cost of your knife for an amazing edge most people won't appreciate or you can have someone zip it across a grinding wheel a couple of times and call it good for essentially nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i wish Masamoto didn't sharpen the KS series, as, while the edge on my KS gyuto was sharp, it was uneven and added some nice scratches to both flats of the blade. i haven't had a knife yet that didn't have a usable edge, including the Sabatiers i bought from TBT, but i saw my soon-to-be MIL's knives at Thanksgiving, so my standards of "usable" may have changed, recently.
    I read that when you buy a knife at masamoto tsukiji they will sharpen it for you. Is it rude to ask them not to sharpen it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post
    I read that when you buy a knife at masamoto tsukiji they will sharpen it for you. Is it rude to ask them not to sharpen it?
    Is is rude to sell a knife with a wavy bevel on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post
    I read that when you buy a knife at masamoto tsukiji they will sharpen it for you. Is it rude to ask them not to sharpen it?
    its totally fine... just make sure you do it quick... they will assume you want them to sharpen it for you.

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    Is this common when buying a knife in Japan (the sharpen after you purchase)? Anyways thanks for the input,....first time going to Japan soon and going to buy some knives, don't want to offend or step on any toes.

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    Does it matter if the ootb is sharp when its said that edge is probably already fatigued and the metal should be removed anyway?
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    A very sharp observation!

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    For many users a coarse edge will last longer than a highly polished one anyway.

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