Quantcast

I found the solution... or did I?

Kitchen Knife Forums

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums:

Qapla'

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2018
Messages
726
Reaction score
216
I have found another therapy to avoid buying knives: work on those I have even if they don't really need it. As long as I have a knife project going, I'm not even browsing knives in a day sometimes. It's just that I'm getting to the end of that too. I need more knives to have projects with them and not buy others...

Goddamit! :p
Sounds like an argument for practicing mirror- or kasumi-polishes. But for a more practical matter, wouldn't you be better off choosing a good EDC ulu since you had some threads some ways back about having trouble opening boxes?
 

ModRQC

Kurouchi Down!
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2019
Messages
1,435
Reaction score
1,219
Location
QC, CA
Sounds like an argument for practicing mirror- or kasumi-polishes. But for a more practical matter, wouldn't you be better off choosing a good EDC ulu since you had some threads some ways back about having trouble opening boxes?
Duh, not my fault if they make tape that sticks. With enough years and dust accumulated, it should get lose and fall on its own. Then I'll finally see the knives.

Now either you didn't understand back then, or you need to let it go.
 

GorillaGrunt

Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2016
Messages
1,185
Reaction score
481
I did a fair bit of retail therapy at the start of lockdown, so I sympathise. But if there's no room on the knife rack, don't buy it. Unless you buy a longer knife rack first.

Get into wristwatches instead - you'll end up totally skint, but much quicker.
I once decided that if my knife bar and bag were full that was a sufficient number of knives. So then I bought A 3 foot knife bar and 20 slot bag.
 

LucasFur

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2016
Messages
915
Reaction score
271
Location
Toronto, On
What has helped me is to define a goal. Or several ... and only purchase to fulfil them ... and be a little patient with the bst.
Eg.
1. Learn to maintain wide bevel
2. Learn to maintain damascus
3. Have a fancy handle
4 ...
 

LucasFur

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2016
Messages
915
Reaction score
271
Location
Toronto, On
Now now... that's called turning 40 while loving good food and expensive clothing.
So what u want it “just because your 40”
Knock yourself out.... you still buy clothing with purpose, might aswell have a defined purpose that you can cross out and not re-purchase for the same reason.
 

ModRQC

Kurouchi Down!
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2019
Messages
1,435
Reaction score
1,219
Location
QC, CA
Think you didn't get the joke... think you're pissed off tonight.

I'll just offer this: anything I could do to help you feel better?
 

gregfisk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2020
Messages
244
Reaction score
183
Location
Seattle
I think the trick is to let something else go from a hobby you’re not as into right now. I’ve been buying shop tools for knife making and other metal projects and have been laying off my audiophile hobby. So, I’ve been selling off some audio gear so that I don’t feel so bad about buying tools. I too put items in my basket instead of buying them, then later I’ll go to my basket and decide what I really need.
 

GorillaGrunt

Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2016
Messages
1,185
Reaction score
481
It's by Ultimate Edge, looks just like the 18 - it says it's more for all wa handles
 

juice

Australian, thus communist
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2020
Messages
1,465
Reaction score
2,248
Location
Melbourne, Australia
So, I’ve been selling off some audio gear
Mmm, I just sold my main amp at the PC back to the bloke I bought it off a few months ago. TBH, I don't think I'll go tubes again for its replacement - not convinced tubes sitting just near a PC is a good combo in terms of noise (or that it matters enough for watching Youtube 🙃
 

M1k3

HonOvergrind
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2018
Messages
4,456
Reaction score
5,309
Mmm, I just sold my main amp at the PC back to the bloke I bought it off a few months ago. TBH, I don't think I'll go tubes again for its replacement - not convinced tubes sitting just near a PC is a good combo in terms of noise (or that it matters enough for watching Youtube 🙃
Good enough is all that's needed for streaming music. Compressed to hell...
 

ma_sha1

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2019
Messages
1,130
Reaction score
1,623
Location
CT
I have a knife block with one in one out policy. I can buy knives but can’t keep it, unless it kicks an existing knife out of the block, so I am roughly cash neutral in this hobby.
 

ma_sha1

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2019
Messages
1,130
Reaction score
1,623
Location
CT
I have found another therapy to avoid buying knives: work on those I have even if they don't really need it. As long as I have a knife project going, I'm not even browsing knives in a day sometimes. It's just that I'm getting to the end of that too. I need more knives to have projects with them and not buy others...

Goddamit! :p
Or make a new handle just because you can, even if the knife already had a great looking custom handle.
 

dafox

Supporting Member
Joined
May 27, 2017
Messages
1,610
Reaction score
632
Location
Colorado
I have a knife block with one in one out policy. I can buy knives but can’t keep it, unless it kicks an existing knife out of the block, so I am roughly cash neutral in this hobby.
Time for a bigger knife block!
 

M1k3

HonOvergrind
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2018
Messages
4,456
Reaction score
5,309
The internal speakers on my iPhone 6 are top of the line, imo. Couldn’t ask for more.
The 1/8th pan speaker expander™ turns it up to 11.
 

gregfisk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2020
Messages
244
Reaction score
183
Location
Seattle
Good enough is all that's needed for streaming music. Compressed to hell...
Well, streaming music is getting a lot better now and some services are offering much higher quality. Not sure YouTube justifies high end gear though but tubes can be lovely for smoothing out the nasties.
 
Top