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post #676 of 791
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Originally Posted by t3hg0suazn View Post

Shun, Wusthof, Victorinox probably best value, best to go to a knife store so you can hold them - handle and weight is actually noticeable 
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Maybe not the most "beautiful" or "artisanal" of knives, but Global is a decent value. Good enough for both restaurant or home use.

+1. Those are all good… even Williams/Sonoma carries most of the major brands so you can get your hands on them. I think they are even having a pretty substantial sale at the moment.

Speaking of artisinal knives however, I've just met a UCLA surgeon through the martial arts leadership team for our general studies and this guy not only teaches shinkendo, he's begun making his own swords and as an outlet, some one-off kitchen knives. Here is one of the early prototypes… as he gets better I'm definitely looking forward to having a "ninja sword" kitchen knife!

post #677 of 791

^I do treat all of my good knifes like samurai swords. 

 

A knife is only as good as it's sharpener though. I am too lazy/not proficient enough to use a sharpening stone. I have one of those ceramic sharpening sticks instead.

 

BTW there's some thread about Japanese knifes in Culture section if you want to be overloaded with information. 

post #678 of 791
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Maybe not the most "beautiful" or "artisanal" of knives, but Global is a decent value. Good enough for both restaurant or home use.

Everyone I know who have owned Global has used the same word about them and great wasn't it.
post #679 of 791
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+1. Those are all good… even Williams/Sonoma carries most of the major brands so you can get your hands on them. I think they are even having a pretty substantial sale at the moment.

Speaking of artisinal knives however, I've just met a UCLA surgeon through the martial arts leadership team for our general studies and this guy not only teaches shinkendo, he's begun making his own swords and as an outlet, some one-off kitchen knives. Here is one of the early prototypes… as he gets better I'm definitely looking forward to having a "ninja sword" kitchen knife!


oh jesus fucking christ. please don't do this.
post #680 of 791
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Originally Posted by t3hg0suazn View Post

^I do treat all of my good knifes like samurai swords. 

A knife is only as good as it's sharpener though. I am too lazy/not proficient enough to use a sharpening stone. I have one of those ceramic sharpening sticks instead.

BTW there's some thread about Japanese knifes in Culture section if you want to be overloaded with information. 

^ Cool, thanks. I didn't know about that. I've been working on sharpening more skillfully as of late also.

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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

oh jesus fucking christ. please don't do this.

Really? I just thought it would be cool to have a handmade knife. What's so bad about it?
post #681 of 791
please please please do not get a "ninja sword" kitchen knife.
post #682 of 791
okay, okay I gotcha. It's not really a ninja sword … I was being a bit silly. I know that's not what it's about.
post #683 of 791
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

okay, okay I gotcha. It's not really a ninja sword … I was being a bit silly. I know that's not what it's about.

Do what you want man. If you think it looks cool and you'll enjoy it, get it.
post #684 of 791
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

please please please do not get a "ninja sword" kitchen knife.

Ninja sword is the way its manufactured, it's not 90cm long.
post #685 of 791
If he's DIY'ing it, it's probably not being made like a properly forged "ninja" sword.
post #686 of 791
Style of manufacturing/look then, under all circumstances any idiot knows it's not a sword.
post #687 of 791
there is no such thing as ninja sword manufacturing.

a 90cm long blade would be considered a daitou, and would be rather unruly as well. not exactly great for stealth missions.
post #688 of 791
I'd rather have a knife made by somebody I know than a fancy "better" knife. Don't be such a fucking hater because he calls it a ninja knife or whatever.
post #689 of 791
This is already far derailed, but as much as I like small batch production, knife making is serious business. Do you really think someone doing this in their spare time with no prior history or experience will produce something comparable to the well-established brands, which have more resources and years of experience? If you needed a samurai sword to defend your life with, who would you choose?
post #690 of 791
Back on subject Mac and Zwilling makes great knives.
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