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 Post subject: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:39 am 

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I have been interested in knives for most of my life. It started with my first Victorinox when I was 11. My dad gave it to me, as a gift when I was a WEBELO scout, and I still have it.

Knives are probably the most useful tool of all those created by man, and there is something strangely satisfying about even ludicrously expensive ones. I mean it's a simple tool, who really needs a $200 chefs knife, let alone a $1200 one? I do.

I know why I love knives, sharpening them, and honing my skills with them, why do you?


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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:18 am 
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it was a sign of man hood where I grew up all the men carried one and when you got your first one it was because you were mature enough to be trusted with one.


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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:47 am 
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Location: USA... mostly.
That they are made by man.. touching source.

Earth, wind, water, & fire...

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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:46 am 

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They are functional art. We get to interact with a knife in a very personal way and they help, perhaps inspire, us to create.

Manet, Monet, Mozart, Magrite.... beautiful, provactive, inspiring. My favorite damascus 210? Beautiful, a part of my hand and helps me create my own art.



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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:00 am 
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At first it was simply a desire for sharp and shiny objects. Today it's simply a desire for sharp and shiny objects. :mrgreen:



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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:13 pm 

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Sounds dumb but..
Anything my parents or adults told me to be carefull with as a kid or was a ritual in the family is now important to me or I want to show my children.
BBQ - don't play with fire
Knives - sharp don't touch
Swiss army knife - sharp tool for camping (multi-tools)
Meat products - mom cooked but dad was in charge of meats
Spam - I eat it once a month because my grandmother (passed away now) use to make it for breakfast.
Fireworks - you will blow your fingers off

Then when you are an adult you take it up to the next level. Dad did not have a $100 knife or multi-stone sharpening system.

Dumb but true

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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:04 pm 

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Learning to clean fish as a kid on rapala filet knives turned me on to knives. Seeing the difference between using a sharp blade and struggling with a dull one at a young age forever cemented my disdain for all things dull. Life is so much easier with a sharp knife.


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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:36 pm 

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emaduro <> If there was a post of the day contest yours would have my nomination!


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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:24 pm 

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I do not think I am eloquent enough a writer to say what it is that satisfies me about JKs. My best effort is to refer you to Robert Pirsig's philosophy of quality popularized in his novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

What ever it is that I find satisfying I also find in craft whiskies, music, great food....


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 Post subject: Re: What is so satisfying about knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:49 pm 

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After my wife saw me a goner with my one santuko and can't wait attitude to start practicing knife sharpening on
the other ones, she said something that captured it but I don't think it's ok to post it here. Something
about what a man may never know what he is missing if never having it.

Cedarhouse's comment ...yes, I get it. Perfect.


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