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    Sharpening knives out of the box

    I feel like it is has been forever since I posted on this forum... For anyone who noticed, I apologized. I got abducted by my mother to a place with little to minimal internet, which I will writing more about tomorrow. BUT Anyways...

    I was wondering if people knew to sharpened knives out of the box, because the factory edge is not 100% sharp. I assume it is here, but when I poked around the internet in attempts to explain to the customer that all knives are this way, I couldn't really find anything. Granted most companies will never tell customers this, but I was surprised to not find anything on google. (I may have googled the wrong words.)

    The reason why knives don't come 100% sharpened (especially Japanese brand knives) is because doing so will scratch the blade. Because it is a product to be sold, these companies cannot risk damaging the aesthetics. I also suspect that sharpening a knife to that extent would make the blade itself a little more brittle, and risk chipping while traveling.

    At Korin we offer customers to put the initial blade on their knives before they leave the store (with the customer understanding that it will no longer be refundable) or upon request if purchased over the phone or internet.

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    I think most of the members here know. As for the general public, I'd say they don't.
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    That's the first I have learned the why.

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    ya just because most Americans look at the ootb sharpness, and don't even care if they have to sharpen it. It comes from our throw away society and no thought in keeping the tool around. Or little alone trying to learn how to take care of it.

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    ootb "sharpness" just doesn't exist.
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    I hate hearing. 'I loved that knife, it was just so sharp when I got it..." from non- knife people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    I hate hearing. 'I loved that knife, it was just so sharp when I got it..." from non- knife people.
    YES! I know. It breaks my heart, especially if it was a good knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    ootb "sharpness" just doesn't exist.
    and if it does, it most certainly does not last even half as long as if you sharpened it. :\

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    My Nenohi petty from Klein was mindblowing OOTB! That's how a lot of people actually learn what sharp means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajhuff View Post
    That's the first I have learned the why.

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    I don't think its something brands want to tell to the public, since they would complain... But I think it's justified. It's not like the knife comes to you dull or anything, and again it's something they have to sell. No one wants a scratched product.

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