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    Birds beak parer

    Anybody use them, or is it waste of money?
    Impossible to sharpen?

    Opinons wanted

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    Senior Member Deckhand's Avatar
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    I have a tojiro senkou bird's beak. I don't regret it. Everything thing I have read seems to be if you hate someone send them one to sharpen it.

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    I buy the plastic handled five dollars victorinox ones, pretty much only ever use them to turn vegetables and replace instead of sharpen. But then, I don't own a ceramic rod which is the only way I'd try and sharpen one.
    Last edited by Dusty; 02-28-2012 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Fix damn phone autocorrect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    I buy the plastic handled five dollars victorinox ones, pretty much only ever use them to turn vegetables and replace instead of sharpen. But then, I don't own a ceramic rod which is the only way I'd try and sharpen one.
    +1 I use them to hull strawberries.

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    i love mine, i use it to peel potatoes and carve wooden spoons. pain in the ass to sharpen, however someone here recommended a coffee can and some emery cloth, makes sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    i love mine, i use it to peel potatoes and carve wooden spoons. pain in the ass to sharpen, however someone here recommended a coffee can and some emery cloth, makes sense to me.
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    I just use a 240 gyuto....
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    Well.. i have no problems sharpening them. But then, i am a heathen who uses a sharpmaker instead of stones..

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    We have a Wusthoff with a broken tip. Works really well for cutting the foil on wine bottles. No joke.

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    If you don't object to a convex bevel and losing your patina, the mousepad + sandpaper trick would probably work just fine to sharpen it up.

    Personally I've never been clear on what function they serve.

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