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Old 08-19-2010, 08:18 AM   #11
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Now the wait begins.
The wait won't be long. It's shocking how fast EMS is. You might get is faster than if you're have purchased a different knife from the opposite side of the US!
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:11 AM   #12
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I will be sure to take pictures and maybe even video to post here. I can't wait!

Rob, you are right about how fast they are. I got an email last night saying to expect my knife in 3-5 days. I was not expecting a turn around that quick. I figured it would be closer to a full week at the earliest.

OK, here is another question for you since you have used this knife before. Will this be one that I will want to sharpen out of the box or should I just start using it right away as is and then sharpen down the line when needed? also, what degree would you recommend? I am thinking 15.
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It will perform like a champion! I had one (sold it for reasons only an insane knifenerd will understand- I needed the money for another knife!) and it was incredible.
This thread has me seriously considering a purchase. Probably something out of the HD line. My current chefs knife is a 12" Victorinox but is too large for many tasks. I'm thinking an 8 or 10 inch would be better.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #14
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OK, here is another question for you since you have used this knife before. Will this be one that I will want to sharpen out of the box or should I just start using it right away as is and then sharpen down the line when needed? also, what degree would you recommend? I am thinking 15.
Mine was pretty sharp OOTB. It wears a bevel of about 15 degrees per side. It's differentially beveled (about 60/40) but that won't affect your angles- just sharpen as usual. Yours will probably be serviceably sharp OOTB.
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This thread has me seriously considering a purchase. Probably something out of the HD line. My current chefs knife is a 12" Victorinox but is too large for many tasks. I'm thinking an 8 or 10 inch would be better.
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Thanks Rob!
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GB I think you're going to be the one that makes me finally get this knife. Once I get my Global sold (and I'm thinking the Shun as well) I'll probably skip the Kanetsune and just get this one. Can't wait for you to get yours!
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:11 AM   #18
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You and me both :)

This is a video of the HD, not the FH, but I love watching it.

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I took the plunge. I ordered a HD Gyuto 210mm.

I need to stop reading these threads.....

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Cool .40! We are both going to have some fun.
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