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Any knife nuts here at FC?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Deadshort480, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    Ooooh, nice. I've owned a couple of ceramics, but only one Kyocera. Chipped it on a bone, but before it broke it had some amazing action, really smooth French knifing. Really need to get another one.
     
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  2. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 We're here to fuck shit up.

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    I was fortunate enough to score a Scott Cook Lochsa in a raffle. A knife that I thought I would never own due to expense and rarity. Satin finished integral Titanium handle, an s90v blade, and 14 karat gold dual thumb studs.

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  3. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu stay true to yourselves

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    Feels like a fantasy game blade collection. Very very good taste!
     
  4. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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  5. vbeazy

    vbeazy Well-Known Member

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    True, though the same could be said for Henckel.

    Next up is a Miyabi 6000MCT. Love the handle on this!

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    Some guards were in order.
     
  6. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    I have a set of Wusthof Grand Prix knives that I love. I bought the entire $500 knife block set many moons ago and added a Sontoku . . . The reason I bought them? Quality, and the handles fit my hands perfectly. The same way my first Sig Sauer P225 slid right into my palm. You just know . . . ;)


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  7. thesoloman

    thesoloman Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think of this knife?
    Global Sai Vegetable Knife[​IMG]

    Edit, it will be here in a few days, can't wait to try it out!
     
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  8. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 We're here to fuck shit up.

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    Looks nice!
     
  9. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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  10. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 We're here to fuck shit up.

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    He'll yeah! Just cuttin shit up!
     
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  11. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Well-Known Member

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    Okay, this doesn't quite work, but every time this thread pops up, I think of this:

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    "I would see these over my work area, down in the basement, where I can come down alone, after an argument with my wife, and look at the swords, look at the swords, sharpen 'em ..." :rofl:
     
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  12. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    I have the upper model and my gf the other,she bought them on a swiss vacation. those guys got a thing for knives :D.
     
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  13. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    My first new additions in a while. Neither technically knives, but related. First is a blade, a United Cutlery naginata

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    Second was a real score- the smith had made this custom 14mm steel punching buckler for a dude who then didn't have the money to pay it off. So I got it mad cheap. May be the my best battle-ready piece.

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  14. Joel W.

    Joel W. Deplorable Basement Dweller Accessory Maker

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    Here is a 29" Paul Chen razor blade I kinda like. It's a real cutter!

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  15. vbeazy

    vbeazy Well-Known Member

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    That’s all a person needs, Roger. Misono & Hiromoto? Very nice!!

    Beardedcrow, if you ever want to sell the Konosuke Fujiyama knives let me know! ;)

    I came to my senses and sold the Miyabi knives while they still had value. I tried some others that I’ve since sold off. Here's where I'm at now with a long way to go:


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    More importantly I need to build a set for professional use. Here's what I'll have in the bag someday:

    270mm Tojiro ITK bread
    270mm sujihiki (undecided)
    240mm Tojiro HSPS gyuto (to replace 240mm Fujiwara FKM)
    150mm Tojiro HSPS petty
    180mm Wusthof Pro fillet
    150mm boning knife (undecided)
    90mm Mac paring
     
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  16. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    My friend is a high end collector and I love it. I get to look and handle his collection an never have to worry about losing, breaking or marring any of them like I do with my working knives.
     
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  17. vbeazy

    vbeazy Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome, I completely understand where you're coming from. I wish I knew a collector or two. I don't bring some of my knives to work which makes them (somewhat) impractical. They don't deserve the abuse!

    I'm holding off on nicer purchases until I complete my work set, then I will get back into collecting. I have a wish list over 50 knives long...
     
  18. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    I recently had to start from scratch on kitchen knives so I decided to go with made in the USA Cutco knives. Backed by the forever guarantee with free inspection, sharpening, and washing whenever I want. I especially love the Double-D recessed edges. These knives have unique edge configuration: a three-way cutting edge with a concave grind. They are designed to stay sharp for many years.

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  19. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    I think my roommate has that same Cutco set with the exception of the steak knives and the shears. I'm jealous of those shears- those things look beastly!

    OTOH I'm not a huge fan of the actual Cutco knives. My gripe with them is that I don't find the ergonomics that great- the handles are uncomfortable and the cutting angles are a little strange. Like why does that 2nd from the bottom knife have a handle twice as long as the blade? And the one above that (3rd from bottom) has such a narrow blade it's really hard to cut stuff all the way to the cutting board (you smash your fingers before completing the cut). Only way I've found to effectively use it is to have your bread or whatever on the very edge of the cutting board (and then you scatter crumbs).

    Anyways hope you enjoy- they are certainly durable knives.
     
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  20. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Sent my 10 year old set in for sharpening during my last vacation and they straight up replaced half of it including their dope ass scissors. Best scissors i ever tried.

    I also asked them to add a serrated edge to one of my paring knives that had a flat blade edge. They did it.
     
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  21. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Because its a pairing knife and its better for safe control. Usually I pinch my knives at the base of the blade so extended handles help keep things in balance for me and afford greater control when I wish.
    That is not a bread knife. Its a trimmer or Cutco's version of the utility knife. This is your go-to knife for prep work and will help you get fast, professional results. Slice fruits and vegetables, cut corn off the cob and trim fat from steaks, chops and roasts. Every feature from the tip of its Double-D edge blade, through the full tang and to the bottom of its triple-riveted, ergonomic handle pleases me no end.
    Exactly, stellar service . . . :tup:

    Edit: And the shears do rock . . .
     
  22. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

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    Heh. Worked for Cutco for a couple weeks a long while back. Typical multi-level marketing bullshit. They insisted I set up my first appointments with people I grew up with/were familiar with so I could build a referral system by selling them knives and then glomming onto whatever contacts I could squeeze them for.... Bleh.
     
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  23. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Yeah thats Vector Marketing, very typical like you say, but the knives are incredible. I got mine at Costco.
     
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  24. vbeazy

    vbeazy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but... incredible? :shrug:
     
  25. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 We're here to fuck shit up.

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    I gotta agree. I sold Cutco knives for a short time and they are lackluster. Their shears are good, but that's about where I draw the line. Then again, I despise serrated edges.
     
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