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    Seeking lightweight, half-bolstered chef knife that rocks

    I want to thank everyone for their comments and contributions. Just to give a little follow-up, I FINALLY received the Victorinox knife (Hurricane Ida delays). Although there is a slight difference in the shape and handle of the Fibrox and the Rosewood, they were both far too similar for my...
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    Greetings from Louisiana!

    Glad you've made out okay, @demcav. I'm in New Orleans and thankfully we only had minor damage at our place. @Dominick Maone, I used to live in Baton Rouge for a few years when I was growing up. Nice to see so many Louisiana folk, here!
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    Greetings from Louisiana!

    Thanks, all, for the welcomes! @demcav, hope you made it through Ida okay and are making it through Nicholas. Not enjoying the idea of that storm sitting here for a couple of days. @Caleb Cox, I used to live in Durham for a couple of years. So, small world!
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    Seeking lightweight, half-bolstered chef knife that rocks

    Thank you, all, for elaborating on some of the incongruities of what it is I've said I want. To make sure I'm understanding, I've done a quick recap below. If I've misunderstood, please let me know. Electric sharpeners like the Chef's Choice remove a lot of metal and don't provide a fine...
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    Seeking lightweight, half-bolstered chef knife that rocks

    I appreciate the feedback. Is there a different sharpener that would be recommended, or is a higher caliber of knife only worthwhile if whetstones or professional sharpeners are used?
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    Seeking lightweight, half-bolstered chef knife that rocks

    Thank you in advance to all of you experts who so generously share your time and expertise to help the relatively ignorant (like me) as we go through the process of choosing a knife. The short version is below. The longer version of the questionnaire is below. A 6-8” chef’s knife that will...
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    Greetings from Louisiana!

    Thank you, daveb!
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    Greetings from Louisiana!

    I've been browsing around the forum and appreciate all the helpful advice that is in the archives here. I don't have knowledge to contribute, but I look forward to becoming more familiar!
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