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When I (try to) explain to non-knife people my passion for knives, I invariably have to simplify it so (1) they can understand what I am talking about and (2) I don't scare them off.

After doing this recently, I got to thinking about the different types of knife knuts.

You have your sharp-edge knuts, your steel freaks, professional knife (ab)users, product tester types, craftsmen/knifemakers, the foodie who wants the best sh!t...and more I am sure.

Of course, these categories are just made-up and probably a bunch of crap, but we all came for different reasons.

I was a foodie who wanted to learn how to sharpen knives. My first post (@ KF) was about getting an edge pro or going with stones.

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Minimalist dilettante. I tend to go as big as I can in a hobby and then continually strip down until I have exactly what I wanted and needed in the first place.
 

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I started wanting edge retention then I got into sharpening, then steel (where there is too much variation and uncertainty to really learn much without a lot of investment) then tinkering and testing where I currently sit. My friends have long decided I've lost touch with reality. I can't say I disagree.
 

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We are all just crazy, hopeless, and knuts.

I would put myself in two categories: Sharp I like things sharp - Foodie who wants to have good stuff to cook with (knives - pans - pots - plates - everything)
 

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oh yeah... i forgot the foodie thing. i probably belong there, too. and the gadget thing... i have a vitamix, after all.
 

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Started out as a sharp edge nut, then moved into master piece knife nut, then buy a lot of expensive JNAT and sharpening nut, then buy old crap and fix it myself nut which made me a wood and tool nut. Added all together I beleive I have covered all aspects of madness and consider myself just a nut. Plain and simple.

hahahahahahahahaha :tongue: :spin chair::tease::groucho::knife::yammer::help4:

DarKH:shocked3:EK
 

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I am a kife maker knut. I love the challenges associated with making all you picky people knives :D I carry a knife everyday and I like sharp stuff. I guess I am an artistry knife knut.....if that makes any sense....
 

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I think as I got older and started a family, most of my hobbies kinda got sidelined.... knives are great way for me to combine a hobby that I can be passionate about, with my work, and not have to invest extra time taken from my family.
 

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It appears I have more stones to play with than knives. If funds were no problem I'd want to try different makers and steels , but right now I am minimalist with several very good IMHO knives.
 

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oh yeah... i forgot the foodie thing. i probably belong there, too. and the gadget thing... i have a vitamix, after all.
A VITAMIX IS NOT A GADGET! -It's a piece of kitchen machinery! It's one of the only things in my kitchen that runs on electricity and has a permanent home on my very valuable counter space.

I don't know how well I fit into a category either. I have an EP, but also some water stones and a Jnat.... I have some super PM stainless and some hand-forged carbon, I have some $50 knives hanging right next to some $1000+ knives. When I have shop-space of my own I will probably end up making handles and eventually blades. I also really love cooking and mastering new knife techniques / old techniques with new knives. I don't think that there's a box in this category list that I wouldn't check.
 

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+ 1 to what Jack and Mac said. BUT, sometimes I feel like a knut. Sometimes I don't.
 

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Completely over the edge. In less than three months of participation in this group, I have bought two knives and several more stones, and have three custom knives on order. I am out of control. Help!

Keith
 

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Completely over the edge. In less than three months of participation in this group, I have bought two knives and several more stones, and have three custom knives on order. I am out of control. Help!

Keith
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A VITAMIX IS NOT A GADGET! -It's a piece of kitchen machinery! It's one of the only things in my kitchen that runs on electricity and has a permanent home on my very valuable counter space...
Hey, I agree with you but back when I asked about best blenders, someone called me a blender snob. Just trying to be senstive. Oh well... :D

@Keith: I'm sure there are many here who would be more than happy to help you! I'll get things started. What are you looking for in your next knife?
 

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After an initial phase of excitement and impulse-control problems I have calmed down in the past few years, recognizing that my abilities and my budget put a limit to this hobby. Still a very interested observer, more of function than of steels or the quest for ultra-sharpness, still a very mediocre sharpener (who doesn't enjoy sharpening all that much), but also (mostly) content with the middle class knives I have. Started making handles to make some of them look purtier but you guys keep ripping them out of my hands, so I still haven't rehandled all my knives, yet.... :)

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I'm just a simple guy looking for an razor's edge strong as an axe. Haven't found yet. But till now, there wasn't a single day I sharpened without learning something.
 

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Completely over the edge. In less than three months of participation in this group, I have bought two knives and several more stones, and have three custom knives on order. I am out of control. Help!

Keith
Hold on tight, it only gets worse (or better as per your perspective) from there!
 

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I'm totally ate up with it - consumed. I'm very lucky to be able to play with other people's knives because I'd have a BIG problem if that wasn't the case.
 

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Almost 6 years ago I told my boss to shove it(after working there for 14 years) and went full-time as a maker. I have been obsessed with making sharp things for the past 25 years.
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Over-analytical cheapskate. I'm poor and discerning.
This.

I love the functionality of a well designed and constructed knife. I especially love knives that don't cost much but punch way above their weight.
 

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Oh, and I am starting to feel a little funny about having five knife blocks and worry about storage. If there were more of a market (in Australia) where I could off-load some of my lesser-used knives then I would buy a lot more.
 

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To borrow Chad Ward's phrase, I am looking for anything that will give me an edge in the kitchen, whether it is a technique or tool. Knives and knife skills, have made the biggest difference in the quality of my food.

Jay
 
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