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So what is up with Dao Vua? Do they have decent steel at least?
 

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Leaf spring (probably 5160 or similar) or pipeline steel (🤷‍♂️). Haven't used one.. If heat treated right, it should be ok and pretty tough-ish.
 

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I just received my first pair of Gripfast 10 eye Boots yesterday. They are more comfortable than I imagined and seem to be very well made. I always wanted to try them, but stubbornly stuck with Docs for years, even when the quality took a nose dive several years back.
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I just received my first pair of Gripfast 10 eye Boots yesterday. They are more comfortable than I imagined and seem to be very well made. I always wanted to try them, but stubbornly stuck with Docs for years, even when the quality took a nose dive several years back.View attachment 99758
Why do you wear boots? I feel like I live in a different universe from boot wearers, but I'm alternate-universe-curious.
 

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Why do you wear boots? I feel like I live in a different universe from boot wearers, but I'm alternate-universe-curious.
Its what I got use to. They are comfortable for me, not squishy like tennis shoes. I have been wearing boots since the early 90's and doubt I'll change. They offer more foot protection as well. Finally, I think a small part of it is still expressing my love of ska and punk. I guess its really not any one thing, but I really like wearing them.
 

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Come on ICE CREAM!
 

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I'm not touching any lobster tail with my Xerxes. The tip is too thin to handle that. I'd use my CCK cleaver for that.
 

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I had a knife that I thought was a bit fragile. Then a coworker started cutting live spot prawns in half with it. It came out fine. It's now living a hopefully full life in Montana.
 

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Never know until you try, that’s my motto. And if at first you don’t succeed, try try again!
Yes, three times at least. The Xerxes succes % is quite high, I think you might nail it the first time
 

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New Kipp has thin tip. The shape indicates that it will shine with the frozen wood

Totally. I got this wonderful Toyama nakiri from RockyBasel a while ago and it’s amazing at that. The shape also makes
it possible to use as a garden trowel, and you can use the blade to cut through any roots. Works well with an aggressive 30 grit edge. All you nakiri haters don’t know what you’re missing.
 

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It still missed the point of the tip and the edge runs short 😅
 

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1) What was the knife buy that you most regret?
2) How many knives are you currently hiding from your spouse?
3) How many parrots do you have?
Global; but I returned it.

I don't... really... I rotate them. I'm really counting on the fact she'll have a hard time keeping tracks.

One... surprise being that I fathered it.
 

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