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Old 14th December 2011, 04:42 PM   #761
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I got a Shun for my birthday last year. It's terrific. The little side scallops don't really do what they're supposed to, but the knife has a good feel in my hand and sharpens to an amazing edge. I was clean-slicing slightly overripe tomatoes with it.
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Old 14th December 2011, 04:47 PM   #762
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Have you tried any Shun knives? : Shun Knife
great
appears to be some real bargains among the cheaper knifes

know anyone who sell raw blades ?
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Old 14th December 2011, 04:54 PM   #763
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I got a Shun for my birthday last year. It's terrific. The little side scallops don't really do what they're supposed to, but the knife has a good feel in my hand and sharpens to an amazing edge. I was clean-slicing slightly overripe tomatoes with it.
What side scallops? Do you mean the ones in the blade to stop stuff sticking to it?
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Yes. Potatoes and other tubers still stick heroically.
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Old 14th December 2011, 05:15 PM   #765
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so ridiculously sharp my missus won't touch it.
I wouldn't either. One thing I have learned over the years is that I was born with a natural talent to hurt myself. If a bike is too fast I know it will kill me, if a blade is too sharp I know it will cut the tip of my finger off . For the same reason I don't (and never will) build amps with scary high voltages (over 350 volts) - my body seems to have developed a natural immunity against 350 volts. I get shocked often and it's no problem.
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I got a Shun for my birthday last year. It's terrific. The little side scallops don't really do what they're supposed to, but the knife has a good feel in my hand and sharpens to an amazing edge. I was clean-slicing slightly overripe tomatoes with it.

Is it handed like Japansese knives? The thick blade and single edged ones you could shave with easily. BTW I thought those markings were an artifact of the Damacene process.
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I bought one of these sharpener thingees for me for christmas. After being a foodie all my life I cannot believe I did this by hand all those years. Quite a difference from the old stone and steel.

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I bought one of these sharpener thingees for me for christmas. After being a foodie all my life I cannot believe I did this by hand all those years. Quite a difference from the old stone and steel.

canada knife|chefs choice edgeselect 120 electric knife sharpener
Yes, I have two Western and Asian style. Western ones can permanently destroy Asian knives.

Of course there's a site for those who can't spend enough time or money on it. Who would that be like http://www.japaneseknifesharpening.com/
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I haven't had the pleasure of using asian style knifes. I am just glad a cleaver is seen as a western style knife 'cause that's about all I use except for a wee little paring knife that doubles as a fingernail cleaner.

Do you have the same style sharpeners and did you buy them a long time ago? I'm afraid I haven't banged my head against the wall enough yet.
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Is it handed like Japansese knives? The thick blade and single edged ones you could shave with easily. BTW I thought those markings were an artifact of the Damacene process.
No, it's ambidextrous. The markings are Damascene, but the scalloped out portions look machined. I was using it last time you were over, but you were probably too busy chugging the Rhones.
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