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    New (to me) knife store in the hood

    I just found a knife store in my neighborhood that has a bunch of Japanese swords and a very eclectic assortment of cutlery. They aren't huge in kitchen knives butt do have some interesting stuff, both old and new. One thing that caught my eye was a used German chef's in carbon steel, 11 inches long. Next to it were some 10 inch slicers and butcher's knives of indeterminate vintage.
    I bought a cut resistant glove for maybe using that mandolin!
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    the carbon knives sound interesting.....nothing like a good find....ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I just found a knife store in my neighborhood that has a bunch of Japanese swords and a very eclectic assortment of cutlery. They aren't huge in kitchen knives butt do have some interesting stuff, both old and new. One thing that caught my eye was a used German chef's in carbon steel, 11 inches long. Next to it were some 10 inch slicers and butcher's knives of indeterminate vintage.
    I bought a cut resistant glove for maybe using that mandolin!
    heh, i went through a bunch of cut resistant gloves, until i finally found one that i couldn't easily cut through with one of my knives while still being comfortable and easy to wear. the G&F Blade X5 gloves finally did it. i still don't use my mandolin.

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    In my experience, slaughterhouse butchers not only wear a Kevlar cut-resistant glove, they have a chainmail glove under that (or maybe it's the other way around -- been a long time since I was in a slaughterhouse). Dangerous work, almost as dangerous as using a mandolin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I just found a knife store in my neighborhood that has a bunch of Japanese swords and a very eclectic assortment of cutlery. They aren't huge in kitchen knives butt do have some interesting stuff, both old and new. One thing that caught my eye was a used German chef's in carbon steel, 11 inches long. Next to it were some 10 inch slicers and butcher's knives of indeterminate vintage.
    I bought a cut resistant glove for maybe using that mandolin!
    Which shop is it? I lived in PDX for ten years before moving down here to Tejas. Always keen to keep tabs on what's happening in the old hood.

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    It's Hawthorne Knife and Gifts, on 32nd and Hawthorne. Prices are high on some stuff, but it is not part of a chain.
    Spike C
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    oh, right behind the stumptown annex... I was a SW'er, but along with Miles, I like to keep tabs

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    Thanks for the headsup. I'm going to go check them out

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    Actually, the Stumptown annex is over on Belmont.
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