Buying two of the same knife

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    Has anyone liked a knife so much they bought another, or two, of the same kind? Same maker, line, and length? If so what was it?
     
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    I’m quite guilty of that. Gengetsu Kochi, wakui and Masamoto KS.
     
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    2 Watanabe nakiris for me :)
     
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    Konosuke Fujiyama FM
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one with this problem.:)

    Mazaki 240 Gyuto from K&S x 2
    Kurosaki 240 Gyuto SG2 from K&S x 2
    Salem Straub customs x 8 :eek: all pretty similar
    Spyderco Sage 1 x 3 favourite folding knife.
     
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    2 TF Nashiji 210 gyutos, although slightly different spec..... with and without machi. I sold the no machi version
     
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    This is such an enabling thread. Thank you for this community service. :)
     
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    Masamoto KS 240 x 2
     
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    Oh god, I just realized. We all need help don't we?
     
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    I'm new to kitchen knives so nothing doubled up yet, but if we are doing pocket folders:
    Kershaw skyline x 4 (2 were gifts and one got lost to TSA when I forgot to take it out of my backpack before going to the airport)
    Large Regular Sebenza x 2
     
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    Gengetsu, 2 stainless stainless 240, 1 carbon stainless 240, 1 carbon stainless 270. And the suji. I heart Gengetsu.

    I think the rest are singles.
     
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    2 Ebuchi 240 mm ku.
     
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    Yeah... it has happened ;-)

    Fuji for one...
     
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    No doubles of Japanese knives, at least not exact same lengths. But I am guilty of this in regards to vintage knives. I have three 10" Forgecraft chef knives. I sold two boning knives but I still own about 7 more. Along with a bunch of slicers and bull noses and paring knives. I use them for practicing grinding, sharpening, thinning, handle making. At one point I had three of the same vintage veggie cleaver because I had a lucky streak on eBay and won three auctions in one day instead of the usual robbed at the last second.
     
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    Takeda sasanoha medium. It was left out and stolen though so maybe doesn’t count.
     
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    3 dozen knives and no duplicates. A few multiples from the same maker but different styles or lines.
     
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    TF 150mm petties... stocked up on a few when they were $70 shipped.

    Wakui gyuto—when they were $90 for the 210mm on the Bay way back when.
     
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    3 identical shigs but a couple were ‘late night buys’ if ya catch my drift. And mazaki- forget about it. Like 12 and at least 6 were dups. One dies and another climbs in behind it.
     
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    You are my hero :)
     
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    I have 240 Wa Shigs in kasumi and kitaeji, but that’s not a legit duplicate is it!?
     
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    Closest I have is an Akebono 240 and a 270.
     
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    (2) Kikuichi TKC 210 gyutos.
     
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    I think you are safe there, I wouldn't count those as exactly the same.
     
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    I'm surprised we haven't come up with a name for our problem


    In the guitar world, we call it GAS - Guitar Acquisition Syndrome
     
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    3 Victorinox 80 paring knives - two with black and one with red handles.
     
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    Hmmmm ....

    Practical redundancy
    Consumptive preparation
    Skill preservation

    Guitars don’t diminish as they are used. Only strings and frets.
    Knives shrink as they are sharpened, so we really have to prepare for that consumption, don’t we!?
     
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    What do you mean "has anyone"? Don't we all?
     
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    Because handmade knives are all a little different, I see the logic of buying two of the same knife to choose a favorite. I just did that myself.
     
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    Oddly enough, no doubles in exact same length.
    I have several Fujiyama, Shigefusa, Kato, etc., but zero exact duplicates.
     

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