First Brissie Knife Nerd-Out

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  1. Jan 26, 2020 #1

    Michi

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    @madelinez and @Garner Harrison popped over for food, drinks, sharpening, and test cutting. Garner's bread is spectacular! :)
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    Garner having a go at my KS on his JNS 6000:
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    And polishing his Mazaki on my Okudo Shiro Suita:
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    We did have quite a few knives to play around with. There was a rather large pile of very finely sliced and diced potato, carrot, and tomato on my cutting board. (I neglected to take a picture of the pile. Minestrone coming up :) )
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  2. Jan 26, 2020 #2

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    I feel like the first photo got me and Madelinez both at the wrong time, I just brushed my hair our of my face and he was halfway through blinking :LOL:

    It was a great day out and would do again just so I can eat some more of that dip ;)
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2020 #3

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    Yeah not the best photo of us :cool:

    I'll be mass producing that Romesco dip as soon as I borrow my friend's food processor. Was fun meeting other Brisbane knife nerds.
     
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    Me bad. I should have taken several shots. Old habits die hard. Back when I was a lad, a single photo cost $3, and you had to wait for more than a week to get a look at your failed shots…
     
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    Envious! Looks like you had a great time!
     
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    Oh, BTW, Barton and Garner both walked away with a sample of my San Francisco sourdough starter.
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    Sourdough starters (well, hipster tamagotchis, really) are supposed to have a name. I named mine "The Blob".

    I figured that good names for Barton's and Garner's descendant starters would be "Son of Blob" and "Blobson". I especially like "Blobson". Has a nice Swedish ring to it :)
     
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    I should invest in hair ties I think ;)
     
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    I also shotgun the name, "SON OF BLOB!!!"
     
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    Yours is Blobson. Son of Blob is with Barton.

    PS: Hair tie might work…
     
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    I will care for it like it's one of my own.
     
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    The pictures look like a lot of fun!

    Is that a Suehiro Akamonzen to the left of the Suita on the sink?

    If it is one, how do you like the stone? In terms of speed, sharpness and dish resistance?
     
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    Its the JNS Red Synthetic Aoto! :D
     
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    Its good to see that KKF isnt just about BST, Watanabyama, and flipperism

    Where would a global KKF meet up take place ?
     
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    My vote is Osaka.
     
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    Definitely. GTGs take place all over. In the US there have been GTGs in California, Wisconsin and the mid-Atlantic area. And there have been others scattered around in Europe. They are a great way to meet other forum members and lay your hands on a lot of knives.

    A global GTG would be interesting, but likely out of reach for many due to the time required and/ or the cost. The best shot is probably aligning one with one of the international knife shows, as some people would already be traveling there.
     
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    My vote is Germany
     
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    Not surprised to see Michi is a great host, looks like a good time.
     
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    This looks great. I'm into hi-fi and record collecting. We quite often have GTG'S to listen to other systems.

    Would be interested in a Melbourne based one also.
     
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    Nice to see actual pictures of you people, although two of you are already recognizable from profile pics. I guess there are some nice things about a community in which appearance isn’t a factor, but it’s also nice to attach faces to names. My pic’s here, fyi.

    https://www2.bc.edu/ian-p-biringer/
     
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    Knife nerds, knife geeks, I think it's great! Glad you had a good time.

    I just had a couple friends over to my house and I taught them how to sharpen knives with Japanese water stones, had a great time.
     
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    Sounds like a good time! Come on over to San Francisco for the next time. Just a short hop across the pond.
     
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    That sink bridge looks like a lot of fun.
     
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    It was a solid bridge for sure, wouldnt budge at all when using it or flex.
     
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    Holy sh1t! I was pretty sure @madelinez was a chick. Guess usernames can be deceiving :eek:
     
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    It's an old gaming alias (made-linez) but I can see how that could get mixed up :LOL:
     
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    Wish there were something like this in Sydney too. Can someone host one? hahaha
     
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    Very true.... I, however, shall endeavour to remain as faceless as my avatar ;).... Lest google decided to review my data and create a more effective digital simulacra of me that becomes that 'better version of me' that I have struggling to strive for....o_O.... Or you know... just sell my data out to the highest bidder :cool:

    I kid... my mamma did raise me to be more paranoid about privacy than I think is necessary.



    .... still! A maths professor? Kudos sir! Maximum respect. Now I know when to look out for when you are being hyperbolic in your language and low-dimensional in your thinking :p
     
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    A true gentleman @Michi. You clearly have a kind, generous heart
     
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    How about a KKF gettogether where members flip their knives at incredible speed and discuss nothing but Toyanabe?
     
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