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  1. gjoey66

    Looking to upgrade, this is whats important to me...what do you recommend

    i also spoke with JKI, who also said that out of the box edge isn't normally spectacular.  I'll give it another go this week and see if i can get good enough on my stone.
  2. gjoey66

    Looking to upgrade, this is whats important to me...what do you recommend

    Ok, I bought a bunch of Torijo DPs and I'm already regretting it.  They were somewhat sharp out of the box, but after cutting a single container of grape tomatoes the edge wouldn't cut through the skin easily.  The edges near the handle hadn't been polished and cut me twice.  Lastly, the handle...
  3. gjoey66

    Looking to upgrade, this is whats important to me...what do you recommend

    Who do you recommend, hadn't got that far. Did research in Fort Worth and couldn't find anyone that stood out...I assume there are easy mail in services?
  4. gjoey66

    Looking to upgrade, this is whats important to me...what do you recommend

    I had not, that seems like a level of maintenance that I'd be willing to invest in
  5. gjoey66

    Looking to upgrade, this is whats important to me...what do you recommend

    I spent a few days reading different threads and researching the recommendations, but always found 1 or 2 attributes that didn't quite fit.  The number 1 miss match seems to be most folks prefer to sharpen their own knives and I'd rather have a knife that can hold it's edge between professional...
  6. gjoey66

    Looking to upgrade, this is whats important to me...what do you recommend

    Ok, I've owned my first few sets of German and Japanese knives and I think I have a good handle of the features I'm looking for: Price: not too worried about this, I'm willing to make the investment Profile: I prefer straighter edge profile, like the traditional french knives Steel: I...
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