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 Post subject: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:22 am 

Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:15 am
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Location: Raleigh, NC
The foundation of this forum is shared knowledge. We're not here to shill or buy Mark's knives without consideration, we're here to discuss, consider, and evaluate them. Unfortunately, buying a knife a week is an expensive proposition. Spreading that knowledge is regardless vital.

I'm a big believer in putting my money where my mouth is. Nmiller21k recently put his own property at some degree of risk in offering up his Takamura for a pass around. I was not only touched but enjoyed my time with the knife greatly. And to this end I offer my own knife in a similar proposition.

My Konosuke HH 180mm Nakiri is not vital to my lineup, but I do love the knife. It's made from the best stainless steel I've sharpened, it's got a great nakiri profile, it comes in a classic handle, and it has the exceptional thin Konosuke grind. I'm offering it up as a loan to those who are curious about a nakiri and haven't tried one, the Konosuke HH and HD grind, the HH steel, or any combination of the above. SteveG suggested it to me and sold me on it and I'm glad he did.

The rules.

-This proposition is open to active members. A minimum of three months of activity, one hundred posts, and three posts in the past thirty days are required.
-Five individuals maximum may participate. ChipB and Nmiller21k will receive priority if they so wish and will not be counted toward this sum.
-Each participant may keep the knife one week.
-Each participant will be responsible for packaging and shipping with insurance for the retail value of the knife to the next participant, usually for $10-$20. I would appreciate a tracking number, as well, but it's mostly for the next participant and not so much for me.
-Each participant will PM both myself and the next participant at the time of shipping.
-Each participant may strop or refinish the edge as needed, but may not modify the grind on the knife.
-I will coordinate the event.

Most important for my trust in humanity, maintain the integrity of both the box and the knife. People sometimes say they will treat something borrowed as if it were their own. Do not treat the knife like it's yours. Treat it like it's *mine*.

For Mark the pass around knives are a business asset. For me this knife is valuable private property that pertains to my profession. As such in the event there is any dispute, I reserve the right to conclude the event and request the knife shipped back to me or to a designated third party. I also reserve the right to modify the rules regarding this event unilaterally as I desire at any point in any way I so choose.

Participants need only meet the above requirements and rules and PM me or post a reply in this thread regarding interest.

You may also notice I did not mention international limitations. I don't believe in discriminating against either my knife siblings to the north or south. It would, however, significantly slow down this event. If you're interested I would be at least passingly willing to ship it across the border to either Mexico or Canada at the conclusion of the standard pass around. If y'ain't American shoot me a message and we might work something out.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:43 am 
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this is very nice of you!


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:38 am 

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Very nice offer Lepus. For anyone that hasn't used a kono in this line I hope they enjoy this line of knives as much as I do. They really are fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:22 pm 

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Awesome, can't wait! Should be getting my knife back from Ken shortly and will have it on out your way next week I would suspect.



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:32 pm 

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I'd love to participate.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:43 pm 
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It's great to see those of you willing to share your property with others for the sake of knowledge. Konos are incredible knives, Enjoy!



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:46 am
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Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
I would love to participate as well. have been curious about the effectivness of nakiris (particularly slicing whole onions and tomatoes for burgers as I work in a sports bar) and am intrigued by the konosukes everyone raves about which I have yet to try. if I am included I wouldnt even need a whole week. I'd be content with a day or two. on the downside i don't know if i will ever buy a nakiri. no hate if im not included.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm 

Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:15 am
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That's two slots and ChipB filled.

BWM, you are welcome to keep the knife for a week. A few different sessions help dramatically, I find, when trying to find the character of the knife. I bought this knife to sate my own curiosity and I wholly believe any kitchen knife enthusiast should own reasonably priced examples of as many knife styles as possible. It would be fine if no one bought a nakiri as a result, though I would be surprised if no one bought a Konosuke.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:50 pm 

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Thanks for the opportunity Lepus! We recently added French Onion soup to the menu. I made the first batch and it was a big hit. Now that is part of my weekly prep. 20 big onions to julienne!


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke HH Nakiri Pass Around
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:46 pm 

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I would love to participate. I have a love-hate relationship with nakiris and would love to try a different one on for size.


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