Hello and Happy New Year from California

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  1. Dec 29, 2019 #1

    Knife beginner

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    Just wanted to step my foot in the door for this great forum. I happened to stumble upon a cutlery store couple of weeks ago. I didn't expect such a rabbit hole when the store lady told me to watch out for the deep dive. I am now deep in the hole and don't know whether there is a bottom. I guess there isn't, some will say, but will definitely enjoy the fall.
    I have always admired Japanese knives and went to Japan a couple of times in the past. At that time I even visited Shigeharu. Unfortunately he did not have any knife made by him to sell to me. Since visiting this website, now I know I should have tried much harder to get one of his while I was there. Next time the agenda will be different when we go to Japan.

    Anyway, happy New Year to all of you great people.
     
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    WildBoar

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    Welcome. If you are in the vicinity, check out Japanese Knife Imports (it's somewhere near Beverly Hills, I believe)
     
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    It is in Beverly Hills, on Wilshire Blvd
     
  4. Dec 30, 2019 #4

    Knife beginner

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    Thank you for the tip. I am in Northern Cali but does go down to LA once in a while. I already made a mark on Google map for Japanese Knife Imports. Will be exciting to visit there. Here in Nor Cal Bernal Cutlery at the new location is also amazing.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2019 #5

    slickmamba

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    Yes, Bernal cutlery is great. Their SF location is having a sale today and tomorrow, unfortunately I'm not in the area or I wouldve been there
     
  6. Dec 31, 2019 #6

    Kitchen-Samurai

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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for the nice introduction!
    I can recommend JKI wholeheartedly, if I lived somewhere in CA, I‘d be in my car right now. I have three of their sharpening stones, all excellent. His knowledge, passion, and the customer service is top notch.
     
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  7. Jan 1, 2020 #7

    Gjackson98

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    welcome and happy 2020!
     
  8. Jan 1, 2020 #8

    Marek07

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    G'day! Welcome to the forum.

    A trip to see Jon at JKI is highly recommended. What @Kitchen-Samurai said and more. You're actually very close - I had to travel ~8k miles!
     
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