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Knife Set

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kmwrestle, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    The only thing I'm not crazy about with my Shun is that it feels handle heavy, which can make cutting certain veggies awkward. I'd prefer it to be about an inch longer, but I'm guessing these problems are more related to my lack of skill than to any issue with the knife.
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are pretty.... and a decent discount. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed today?
    No, this is one of my (many) pet peeves. Actually in a good mood this morning. Thinking of buying myself a brand new knife. [​IMG]
     
  3. foodguy

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    i think sfield and matty have covered pretty much everything that needs to be said. the one thing i would definitely add (as someone who has a VERY bad knife habit) is that it's absolutely imperitive that you actually pick up the knife and try it before you use it. it's not a matter of "which is best" ... each person has their own body geometry and preferences. i used a bunch of gyutous a couple of years ago ... spent about 6 months with a half-dozen different ones. i really liked the hattori and the misono, but really didn't like teh shuns. sfield is a better cook than i am and he likes them. it's just a matter of how the knife feels to you.
    i also disagree with sfield on macs ... they have a couple of lines, and i found their "commercial" quality line to be a really terrific value ... probably 1/2 the price of misono and delivered probably 80% of the quality. they're the ones i bought my daughter when she set up her kitchen.
    i think the reason the knife threads get so hot and heavy is because it inevitably turns into a kind of kitonbrioni d*ck-measuring competition. some people think that buying a great brand is going to make them a better cook. anyone who has spent any time with a knife knows that 90% of the people would be FAR better served buying a $40 victoronix from a restaurant supply house and then learning how to take care of it and use it. unless you're a really serious cook, anything above that is just for impressing your friends and the warm feeling you get when you look at your block and know that you spent more on your knives than your neighbor spent on his car.
    by the way, after years of loving my misono, I find now that i have migrated back to my 30-year-old wusthoff. we're like an old married couple and my fling is done.
     
  4. ChicagoRon

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    No, this is one of my (many) pet peeves. Actually in a good mood this morning. Thinking of buying myself a brand new knife. [​IMG]
    I can see you are in a good mood, that's why I asked [​IMG]
     
  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can see you are in a good mood, that's why I asked [​IMG]
    Well, I'm obsessed with the color white (will be convenient when they finally send me to the padded room,) so I am trying to convince myself not to buy a Nenox Corian. Sfield hates the world and loves his, which makes saying no more difficult.
     
  6. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Chants in the distance....

    "Doooo It"
    "Doooo It"

    .. getting louder....

    "DOOOO ITTT"
    "DOOOO ITTT"


    you can't say no to all your adoring fans, can you?
     
  7. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    Well, I'm obsessed with the color white
    This was taken during moving, hence the mess and wires. I present to you the White Room: [​IMG] edit: was editing, dude.
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fine, the lack of color white.
     
  9. foodguy

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    nice cado. and is that chair a risom?
     
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    nice cado. and is that chair a risom?

    George Nelson for Herman Miller, not Cado. Chair is just some period copycat I think.
     
  11. foodguy

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    George Nelson for Herman Miller, not Cado. Chair is just some period copycat I think.

    in that case, tpos.
    seriously, really like those bookcases.
     
  12. mordecai

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    in that case, tpos. seriously, really like those bookcases.
    We have another set of modules that would go between those two if the window wasn't there. They were in my grandfather's study during his life as a roaming editor and I was never allowed to go near them. Owning them now is a special satisfaction.
     
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    This was taken during moving, hence the mess and wires. I present to you the White Room:
    [​IMG]
    edit: was editing, dude.

    Where are the black curtains?
     
  14. foodguy

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    Where are the black curtains?

    at the STATION!
     
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    I hate Cream and Eric Clapton almost as much as I hate Led Zeppelin.
     
  16. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hate Cream and Eric Clapton almost as much as I hate Led Zeppelin.
    What a disappointment you are.
     
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    Who do you love?

    If there's anything that can get as heated as shoes and k nives, it's music.
     
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    anyone see "This might get loud"?
    to bring on topic ... well, no. never mind.
     
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    i also disagree with sfield on macs ....
    [​IMG] I said they're good. I NEED VALIDATION What size do you use?
     
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    Who do you love?

    walk 47 miles of barb wire, cobra snake for a necktie! knew there would be a SF tie-in.
     

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