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think it is over for me. obsessed with vintage chef knives.

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by aficianado, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    aficianado

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    damn it. i am searching out vintage american and french made chef knives. i recently got a high carbon steel japanese knife. it cuts like a surgical tool. even running it on my sharpening steel..damn..how can i explain it? it is smooth. super smooth. it makes a "swish" and "zinging" sound that is amazing. my high end german blades make a grinding sound.

    i was chopping at my buddies house and he has some old ass, forgecraft high carbon steel chef knife. crazy sharp. same deal with the steel. i just finished sharpening my high carbon butcher knife that i brutalized with a dead bull elk. i first used a japanese waterstone, then cleaned it up the the steel..!!! zing zing zing.

    i love it. i might slowly give away or sell my Wustof stuff (to my family. sister and brother have ghetto knives). my wife is so annoyed with me.

    there is a whole other word out there!
     
  2. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    I now understand the madness behind your username. Aficianado... lol.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    You need a hattori hanzo blade.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    My wife is a hair stylist and her scissors literally get sent to Japan to be sharpened by samurai's. AND they're 1400 bucks! For SCISSORS!
     
  5. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Epic.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Oh... And...

    :worthless:
     
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    I need some good knives again. Mine old set which was good is gone. I had a nice Henkel
     
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    I used to own a kitchenware store in Boston and we specialized in kitchen knives. At one point I was able to buy from Wusthof knives that were returned to them as "damaged". In many cases they were slight nicks in the edge or the last 1/8 inch at the tip was bent. I fixed them and resell at about 50% off current retail. I also have the occasional carbon steel Sabatier. If you're interested call me at 978-857-8281. Lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
     
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    ^^^Yes I am definitely interested, might call you if i have to in the next couple of days.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Good lord Neon. That guys knives are sharp!
     
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    i got a pretty sweet set from target 2 years ago if i might say so myself ;)

    $29.99, on sale, with the wood block thingy. yeah, you're jealous. i can feel it.
     
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    Better get out of this thread before they come after your ass with one of those bad ass knives.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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    no..i wont knock an inexpensive knife. you know what is a GREAT inexpensive knife? those stamped forschner blades that every restaurant uses. great handle, damn sharp..ugly as sin..but effective.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    neon..i dig that knife on the left in your pic.

    looks like he doenst make them like that anymore. good!! his knives are $575!!! ouch.

    i am not THAT crazy. hahaha..thanks for the great link.
     
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    Indeed $575.... aint no way I'd pay that!

    I LOVE LOVE my Forschner chepo knives.
     
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    I've actually been using the Miracle Blade knife set :eek: They were cheap but I've had them for 6 years now and they're still holding up great! I'm actually impressed at how sharp they've stayed over the years, especially since I have done absolutely nothing to help them along and I abuse the hell out of them. They're nothing like a high end knife, but they certainly get the job done.
     
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