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    This is going to get expensive.....

    Well hi to all.

    I've been devouring the expansive amount of information here and the good news is I have retained some...but I have clearly a long road ahead.

    I cook at home daily and enjoy the process, especially that is so different from my day job.

    Started with some Chicago Cutlery as a gift, procured Wustoff which I have now, and am looking for something significantly better.
    Was given a gift of two Shun knives, and while I could enjoy some aspects, I felt the balance and height geometry were not to my liking....but it held promise.

    So hence my search and landing squarely in your parade. Clearly the answer for my search is here....I just need to find my way a bit.

    "Unfortunately" Jon at JKI is within driving distance, so I'll have to start looking at funding sources now for this upcoming habit.

    Thanks in advance to all, and apologies for my upcoming stupid questions.

    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedb View Post
    "Unfortunately" Jon at JKI is within driving distance, so I'll have to start looking at funding sources now for this upcoming habit.
    Problem solved! You folks in CA are lucky to have him.

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    Probably easiest if you add Jon to your checking account -- it will save you a bit of time

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    Welcome aboard, and congratulations on having access to Jon! Hanging around him will shorten your learning curve dramatically, and he won't sell you anything that you should not have.
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    i'm pretty sure i'm not in driving distance right now... i'm in yosemite

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    You are probably correct that this will become very expensive. You are wise beyond your post count

    With that said, there is probably no better person than Jon (locally) to guide you through a sharpening and knife set up that will have amazing value and fit your needs. And a lot of others here can also give great advice. Jon actually talked me into a cheaper knife one time.

    k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    ...and he won't sell you anything that you should not have.
    Yes he will. You just have to be firm.

    Welcome Ted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Yes he will. You just have to be firm.

    Welcome Ted!


    Welcome to the forum Ted! Your gonna love it!


    Feel free to visit my website, http://www.rodrigueknives.com
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    welcome!

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    Welcome!

    Piece of advice when visiting Jon's store: however much time you think you're going to spend there, TRIPLE IT. You will not want to leave. Knives to see, (perhaps some) knives to try. Stone to see, stones to try. Decisions to make...which knives and stones to buy?!? Darn it, I'm hyperventilating again. Seriously, it's a pretty cool place for a knife knut to visit.

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