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Old 06-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #21
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Your store let you use them? That's fabulous! I have always wanted to do this. Sorry about yer thumb....
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:36 AM   #22
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Thanks HC for keeping us posted. Hope you have provision for safe storage of your new tool.
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:54 AM   #23
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Glad to see you're enjoying your new knife. I guess you've noticed that with Japanese knives you can generally go one size larger than you're used to very easily; they're much lighter and more nimble, and that negates the normal disadvantages of larger knives. Most people that think they need an 8" find that a 9.5-10 inch Japanese will work beautifully.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #24
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Yes the store let me spend a good 40 minutes trying out a bunch of knives. It was fun. And it showed me how much a knife needs to "fit". A few were really nice, but obviously not right for my from the first cut.
Yes, I have provisions to safely store my knife. I have a good sized piece of deer hide hide that I wrap it up in and a knife drawer in my kitchen.
Like I said, I felt a bit silly buying the 10" knowing that it was the first "real" knife I was buying. But you're right, it is light and nimble, and I find it very comfortable to use. After my first thumb slice I'll admit that I slowed down my chopping technique for a while. But now that it's been the better part of a month, I'm back up to my usual chopping confidence. I love using it.
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