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 Post subject: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:57 am 
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What's the biggest mistake you can make when purchasing a knife?



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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:59 am 
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Going by looks or brand name alone ;-).


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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:01 am 

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Thinking you can care for carbon when most people cannot, , and not thinking about maintenance.

The truth of the matter is I can get buy with pretty much any knife, even Dexters, as long as I have my stones.


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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
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Buying a nice knife and not learning to sharpen it.



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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:16 am 
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Mark, Boooommmm! There you go!

+1 on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:22 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:33 am 

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+1 on what Mark said as well, but I will expand it to include proper knife maintenance as well since sharpening is part of maintenance.

It kills me to see what some people do to their nice knives they spent their hard earned money on. Everything from throwing them in the dishwasher (*cringe*) to the edge looking like they were trying to cut concrete to staining stainless blades in ways I never thought possible. lol

To buy a knife, ANY knife, and not make any attempt at all to learn how to maintain it is definitely a HUGE mistake in my eyes. Even a cheap knife can perform decently with good maintenance. It might take more maintenance to keep it that way, but the fact still stands nonetheless. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:08 pm 

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For us this probably isn't overly applicable but all the traditional conventional thoughts on knives are still prevelant with most people. Buying a set is a good idea, you need a full bolster for balance and safety, you need a full tang for durability and quality, wusthof and henckels are the best available, ...etc. I still hear this stuff all the time when my knife hobby comes up. So for the majority of people this conventional misinformation is the biggest mistake.

For us, I'd say all the specific steel fixation is a mistake. Most steels within the range of high quality knives seem to be great and decisions should be made with other factors in mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Q #2 What's biggest mistake when choosing a knife?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:12 pm 
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+1 to what mark said.
and +1 to what Luca said

I run into a lot of chefs who don't look at the balance point of a pinch grip knife and won't consider non German full bolster knifes...
EVEN though a Japanese knife has a balance point closer to pinch gripping, they refuse to bend and are just misinformed about them.


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I git dogpiled on another forum when I said "Avoid Shun, you can do better." on a different forum.


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