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    I might have overlooked that you're a left-handed. Expect any Japanese knife to be more or less right-biased. Right side convex, left...
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    Just a few remarks. A chef's knife is going your main one for 90% of the tasks. 180mm is very short. Unless you have a 240 or 270 slicer...
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    benuser reacted to chefanr's post in the thread JCK nature lines with Like Like.
    Thanks benuser. Sorry for the slow response. Wow that is a tiny handle. The Suien is meant to be a beautiful knife. I was lent a Misono...
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    benuser replied to the thread Good book?.
    For all basics one should know about knives in Western cuisine, and their maintenance: Chad Ward's An Edge in the Kitchen.
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    benuser replied to the thread JCK nature lines.
    Handle size with pettys: From the left to the right: Suien VC 240mm gyuto, Misono 440 180mm 'slicer', Deep Impact 150mm petty The...
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    benuser reacted to chefanr's post in the thread JCK nature lines with Love Love.
    Thanks for the response, benuser. I think you also gave some great advice a few years back when I was looking at carbon steel knives and...
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    benuser replied to the thread JCK nature lines.
    I'm familiar with the Deep Impact, AS core with stainless cladding. High hardness without a trace of brittleness, very finely grained...
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    benuser reacted to galley swiller's post in the thread After VG-10 with Like Like.
    Before I'd get excited on a new blade, I would rather concentrate on emphasizing sharpening skills (and gear) first. Knowing how to...
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    benuser reacted to Seoul Food's post in the thread Recommendations needed with Like Like.
    Not sure if you have commercial kitchen stores around you that sell knives but maybe you could take her somewhere and make a day or...
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    benuser reacted to Warren Peace's post in the thread Japanese chef knife buying advice. with Like Like.
    Thanks for your reply and in depth advice. I made the decision to buy the Masahiro. It was super fast delivery, so got it today. The...
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    benuser replied to the thread Recommendations needed.
    I meant she could feel uncomfortable about getting an expensive present she doesn't use.
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    benuser replied to the thread Recommendations needed.
    A chef's knife is a very personal thing. Preferences, habits and techniques differ. If she feels comfortable with a Wüsthof Ikon and...
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    benuser reacted to galley swiller's post in the thread ja henkles forged synery with Like Like.
    I agree with chrisleher about it being low end Henckels - it's listed as being Henckels International and shows a single stick figure...
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    benuser replied to the thread Mashahiro Gyuto?.
    My pleasure, @monzkale!
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    benuser replied to the thread Mashahiro Gyuto?.
    I haven't noticed the slightest brittleness. In fact, some harder steel types that got a correct heat treatment are less brittle than...
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