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A radical theory, and leaving the world of expensive modern knives behind

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Chopaholic, Mar 6, 2019.

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  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'd care to bet I can sharpen a knife better than you as well!
     
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  2. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    Most people here do indeed sharpen their knives.
     
  3. colin.p

    colin.p

    717
    Feb 4, 2017
    Butcher knives are good for what they are designed to do, cut meat. They make real crappy pocket knives though. I have no intention to walk around sporting a 6 inch boning knife or a 10 inch steak knife. I'll leave them at work thank you very much.
     
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  4. jdk1

    jdk1

    Apr 21, 2010
    OP, If I may offer some advice. Maybe spend less time thinking about knife skills and more time thinking about presentation skills. There are valid points here and we're here to read them, but not be lectured to or insulted. I want to know what a butcher thinks about knives, not what he thinks about the rest of us.
     
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  5. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic

    64
    Aug 20, 2018
    It's possible, but I doubt it, given that sharpening has been an obsession of mine for over a decade. The last person who said they thought they could sharpen better than me had never seen a strop and didn't know what it was, thought 1000 grit sandpaper from the hardware store gave the ultimate finish to an edge, had never heard the term "micron" before, and thought 25 degrees per side was good for a kitchen knife. He wasn't half-bad in spite of all of that though.

    But given that you've apparently been an active poster on a forum dedicated to knives for 11 years, I wouldn't be surprised if you were as good or better than me at sharpening. I don't claim to be the best in the world. You don't have to prove anything to me.
     
  6. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic

    64
    Aug 20, 2018
    I didn't attack anyone here. My derogatory comments were in reference to rednecks that I encounter in real life, not any posters here.
     
  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    4 decades here and your original troll post with false claims is falling apart already...
     
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  8. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic

    64
    Aug 20, 2018
    Fair enough, but I'm serious about concealed carry, so the 3-4" blade folding knives are just backups to me. Honestly, I don't really believe in "tactical" folding knives, only seen a couple that impressed me. I carry long fixed blades every day in addition to handguns.
     
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  9. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic

    64
    Aug 20, 2018
    Why are you so hostile and defensive?
     
  10. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I don't even really use steel any more for a knife. I just grab the nearest rock and smash it against another rock or my head until one edge is somewhat sharp. Doesn't rust, environmentally friendly, cheap enough (free) that if it breaks I won't cry, AND I get to claim moral superiorly over everyone else. Take that modern knives, point to me
     
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  11. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Ah, you're one of those as well. That explains a great deal.
     
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  12. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Sock sheath here we come!
     
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  13. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic

    64
    Aug 20, 2018
    I even make my own magnetic sheaths to carry knives upside-down with no retention mechanism.
     
  14. H0kieengineer

    H0kieengineer Gold Member Gold Member

    345
    Jun 24, 2017
    This seems like a real “wrestling a pig in mud” situation.

    I have knives in 52100 that are kitchen knives and they are great, in the kitchen. I don’t NEED 3V or 20CV or some super steel but I WANT those. Same that I can get by with a Honda Civic but you better keep your grimy hands off my Focus RS.
     
  15. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    You take that back. Pigs are smart.
     
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  16. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
    Gaston, is that you?
    o_O
     
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  17. Chopaholic

    Chopaholic

    64
    Aug 20, 2018
    I wouldn't mind a 12" cimeter in a more high-end steel than whatever victorinox uses for work honestly, but I can't even find such a thing.
     
  18. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    88
    Mar 12, 2018
    Strange dude.
     
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  19. H0kieengineer

    H0kieengineer Gold Member Gold Member

    345
    Jun 24, 2017
    I’m not trying to call anyone names, but OP seems set in his opinion, which is fine.

    Again, no one needs a sports car same as no one needs a knife that is made out of steel that was designed to cut other steel. See how many sports cars get turned over if you start talking about needs.
     
  20. jceckrosh

    jceckrosh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 2016
    There are many brands who make Cimitars. Are you saying they all use the same steel as Victorinox, or that you just can't find them?
     
  21. jdk1

    jdk1

    Apr 21, 2010
    One thing about me which is stupid though, is that I buy really crappy kitchen knives and high quality outdoor knives. I use knives everyday in the kitchen and complain about them every time.
     
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