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kitchen knife porn

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Andrew V., Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Andrew V.

    Andrew V. Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I clicked this thread thinking SOG, Gerber, MicroTech, Buck, Boker, etc.
     
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    I tried to edited the subject. Is that better?
     
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    Don't hijack my thread! [​IMG]
     
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    Hate to say it, but that isn't knife porn, this is knife porn. http://yamashoinc.com/supply/kitchen...ered/index.htm
    And the sad thing is that's only equivalent to say, a Corneliani. To reach Kiton level you need to go to knives like Carter, Watanabe, Itou, Takeda or Hattori. But in all fairness to the OP these are all japanese style knives, not the european style. Those new Wusthof look a lot nicer than their other lines.

    I wish I could say I had knives from some of the makers I listed above, but I currently use knives from the Shun Pro line. Absolutely fabulous, beautiful, sharp as the dickens (I once cut through my fingernail to the bone without even feeling it while using my nakiri. I only noticed what happened when the knife got stuck and stopped moving.) and hold an edge an amazingly long time. Definitely worth a look if you have the chance.
     
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    I was thinking this might be some deviant stuff.
     
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    the subject still says knife porn. i came here looking for shanks, not cutlery.
     
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    You guys call that a knife?

    This is a knife:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nah. This is a knife: [​IMG] Fairbairn-Sykes Pattern 3.
     
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    No, this is a knife. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] It's pretty, but I like a thumb assist on my knives. ^^^ "No it's not, that's a spoon." "I see you've played knifey-spoony before..."
     
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    Actually, you are ALL wrong. THIS is a knife.
    [​IMG]

    Now, in kitchen knives... those Wusthof do indeed look nicer than their traditional models. Anyone seen them up close?
     
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    Thumb assist?

    I know at least 3 ways to kill a man silently with that Fairbairn dagger, btw. Yay for our public libraries! [​IMG]
     
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    Thumb assist?

    I know at least 3 ways to kill a man silently with that Fairbairn dagger, btw. Yay for our public libraries! [​IMG]


    I just searched "kill a man with knife silent" in google at work. Hope that doesn't get me red flagged...[​IMG]
     
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    Thumb assist? I know at least 3 ways to kill a man silently with that Fairbairn dagger, btw. Yay for our public libraries! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Newer edition on Amazon, to add to the SF library? [​IMG] And a Russian edition on the net...
     
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    Now THOSE are knives. Not to be critical but what exactly about these knives make them cost so much? I assume they have some kind of special quality about them other than being very nice-looking and made in Japan?

    JB
     
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    Shun knives are indeed awesome, bladewise, but the handles are not so comfortable in my hands. I have never tried anything better than Shun, and most of my knives are Henckles. I am sort of getting tired of Henckles.

    I read about a guy in Washington state who makes "bespoke" knives for around $500 per. He measures your hand and reach, etc. I wonder how much better or worse his knives are than these Japanese marvels posted above.
     
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    Now THOSE are knives. Not to be critical but what exactly about these knives make them cost so much? I assume they have some kind of special quality about them other than being very nice-looking and made in Japan?

    I don't know a great deal about it, but see the "grain" in the steel? I believe that results from the metal being folded over several times during the making process, while the steel is still enormously hot. Apparently it results in a much stronger blade, a sharper edge, and a greater ability to hold the edge. This is the way samurai swords were/are made. Shun knives have that grain (though they cost a lot less) and they are appreciably sharper than Wusthof or Henckels. Also, when the edge dulls, just wave the thing over a steel and it is like a razor in seconds. It takes a lot of work to restore the European knives, in my experience.
     
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    Thank you Manton, that makes sense.

    JB
     

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