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    Ok, so all knives (and sharpening stuff) are safely packed up and stuffed in a 40" container halfway across the Atlantic. The family relocated into temporary living where the kitchen knives consists of 3 Tramontina serrated paired with a glass cutting board. I can't get through a bagel w/o stabbing it.

    After 3 days my wife was furious. I ordered 2 picknic knives from Japan woodworker since they had free shipping. The knives arrived brilliantly quick.
    Now a week and a half later they are getting dull and tomatoes need to be stabbed. She is mad again. I am silently suffering.
    Living without proper knives when you are used to it sucks big time.

    If you doubt me, try it! Get out a dull old serrated thing and try doing everything with it for a couple of weeks. It sucks the joy out of all food preparation.

    It's an eye opening experience and you (and your family) will be greatful for the money you spent on proper knives and the skills to maintain them. My wife usually makes wry comments on my (new) knives, but now she says she cant wait to get her favorite out of the box again.

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    welcome to my experience when I pick up a work beater. My cowokers laugh when I grunt very loudly, and swear at how crappy and how can they even use them. I think I have more tantrums over the beaters than anything else.

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    When we moved, I culled out a few knives and and kitchen gadgets just to avoid your frustration. I knew our stuff was going to be in storage for a few months until we found a new home and closed on the financing.

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    i will never go back to crap knives or cutting boards for thaat matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crothcipt View Post
    welcome to my experience when I pick up a work beater. My cowokers laugh when I grunt very loudly, and swear at how crappy and how can they even use them. I think I have more tantrums over the beaters than anything else.
    Jam the POS into a drawer and snap it. Or banana it.

    Never worked in a kitchen to get upset over a knife, but when I was on the tools as an electrician, any sub-standard tool miraculously managed to find a live wire, an open trench or an inaccessible bit of ceiling in a very short time. I'll never understand how that managed to occur, especially when the good tools managed to be looked after so well...

    Stu.


    Who has a nasty reputation for turning most sub-standard stuff into vaporware (poof!), missiles (fling!) or shrapnel ($#^@^%$#^%$#!!!).

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    When I go to someone's house for a dinner, I always bring a kitchen knife, tucked away in a bag. I seem to constantly get roped into doing kitchen duty and the knives are intolerable.

    I also tend to bring stones and just sharpen every knife in the building if time allows. I don't want my friends to suffer when I'm right here.

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    Ill have to take a pic of the knife I tried to sharpen last night, to show you guys.

    I will be taking my knives to Ohio with me when I visit my sis. With that said I also plan on cooking, giving lessons to her. I am just wondering if I should bring my stones too. Luggage wise I get 1 bag and my mother gets my unused one, so not sure if I will be sharpening her knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    When I go to someone's house for a dinner, I always bring a kitchen knife, tucked away in a bag. I seem to constantly get roped into doing kitchen duty and the knives are intolerable.

    I also tend to bring stones and just sharpen every knife in the building if time allows. I don't want my friends to suffer when I'm right here.
    +1

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    The glass cutting board is the part that kills me! Those things are awful.
    We really are a bunch of knife snobs. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but we all are sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crothcipt View Post
    Ill have to take a pic of the knife I tried to sharpen last night, to show you guys.

    I will be taking my knives to Ohio with me when I visit my sis. With that said I also plan on cooking, giving lessons to her. I am just wondering if I should bring my stones too. Luggage wise I get 1 bag and my mother gets my unused one, so not sure if I will be sharpening her knives.
    What part of Ohio? I live near Columbus myself.

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