When does J-knife collecting become a sickness?

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  1. Jan 22, 2019 #151

    Froztitanz

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    My wife would probably kill me if I had that many knives... That being said, she does appreciate my knives, but not the general care and maintenance that go with them. Thankfully, she wipes the carbons down after use.
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2019 #152

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    These are old, there have been some modifications, I'll see if he has or can take an updated pic.

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  3. Jan 23, 2019 #153

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    Awesome pics thanks. Very cool block
     
  4. Jan 23, 2019 #154

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    That's a nice start. He needs more Harners though.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2019 #155

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    When you see a picture like this and recognize the knives and makers from the handles...
     
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  6. Jan 24, 2019 #156

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    I normally keep just a few knives in the kitchen drawer that's designated for my personal knives. Should have a sign that reads "Kapu!"—Hawaiian for "Keep out!" or "Forbidden!" In it at any given time are two or three gyutos, a couple of pettys, misc. stuff like moribashi chopsticks and tweezers. Since I buy knives with PayPal, my wife didn't have an idea as to the amount of knives I owned until one day when she was dusting off the flat files! She thinks it's excessive, but honestly, compared to a lot of KKFers, my collection seems quite humble. Some people I know are obsessed with cars or cameras or watches or stereo equipment—it's kitchen knives and cookware that excites me and occupies my desires when I have extra money on hand.

    This is an older photo, so now some knives are double parked.

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  7. Jan 24, 2019 #157

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    Nice Kit Ditmas! Just remind your wife that all that lovely food she enjoys comes from these knives. That there is no way ;-), of making such delicious food without them. How can she argue with that.
     
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    Will try that! The communal knives in our kitchen are a 8 inch Wustof, 8 inch Mercer, two Sabs and a Mac Pro petty that's often found dangerously lurking in mixing bowls submerged in soupy water or sitting point up (or down) in the metal cutlery caddy (drainer).
     
  9. Jan 24, 2019 #159

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    You guys are all sick, sorry! :)
     
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    What? Some people are sick?! Who? Where?
     
  11. Jan 24, 2019 #161

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    The communal knives in my house are from a Mundial block. My wife sometimes complains that they are too sharp.

    I often find them submerged in the sink amongst cutlery and crockery. I'm not sure if this is in an effort to fix the sharpness problem
     
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    Just get one of those glass cutting boards :)
     
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    You wouldn thappen to know what the four knives in the front are? Especially the two to the right are beauties
     
  14. Jan 25, 2019 #164

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    From left to right

    Carter
    Carter Muteki
    Carter Muteki (i assume)
    TF (Fujiwara)
     
  15. Jan 25, 2019 #165

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    Also, where did you get the boards? They look gorgeous.
     
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    Thank you very much. Teruyasu Fujiwara seems to be very beautiful and functional knives
     
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    If you manage to snag a good one, sure ...
     
  18. Jan 25, 2019 #168

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    Real Close .......
    Carter IP
    Carter Muteki
    Carter Perfect Kitchen
    TF (Fujiwara)
     
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    I love the Carter IP.... handle looks super rad!
     
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    Anyone ever make the mistake of getting the calculator out and totaling the cash you have tied up in your collection? I did last weekend, it wasn't pretty.
     
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    Love the burnt chestnut on your KS! When I got my first J-knife, I was convinced that all I needed was a gyuto, a petty and a bread knife.
     
  25. Feb 7, 2019 #175

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    love that KS. it's a 270, feels a bit bigger. picked it up on the forum a few years back and have cleaned it up a bit.

    I keep thinking I'll do a massive sell-off and get down to what I routinely use. but then I buy a few more....
     
  26. Feb 7, 2019 #176

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    Yes, when I had to increase my renter’s insurance coverage because of my knives
     
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    Oh, crap, I need a bread knife!
     
  28. Feb 7, 2019 #178

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    I have a Mac Superior bread knife that I'm quite happy with—think it was around $85.

    Of all the types of knives I have, the bread knife is probably the one I could do without, not essential to me. I'll often just use my gyuto to slice bread and cakes.
     
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    Ha Ha! My collection grew to that size, then I had an intervention with myself! I’m down to half that now. Of those, I only really use half of them. Time for another intervention! Lol!
     
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    Perfect use of words though. It's only tied up because when I get tired of it I'll just sell it and get what I paid back. It sounds like a lot of money but is actually free. At least that's what I tell my gf, I don't think she's buying it anymore.
     
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