I'm thinking it's BS, and other whetstones work. Can anyone confirm?
>kind neat looking if you like insects
>probably high perfomance as fuck
>fragile and made out shit noone's ever heard of
>absolutely fucking guaranteed to hurt you if you fuck up even the tiniest bit.
I'm all in for bolster hate but what the fuck. that handle looks like it wants you to bleed
Former Kitchen Manager, and a couple co-workers use Shun. They're nice, hold their edge well, but are not for left handed people (the handle is awkwardly shaped). My only gripe is the heel of the blade.
This is the current one I am using, overall it has been my favorite knife so far
Do your own research online.
If a local shop has what you're looking for ask them if they're able to match the best price you found online, and then bring your knife in occasionally to get it sharpened.
>durr you can extort your local store by threatening to use amazong
>but wait! I take that back, I meant you can buy a victorinox memeknife for $40!!! that's what I really meant!
Fuck off poorfag
That wasn't your argument, poorfag. Sorry you can't accept that some people like nice things.
Also, blackmailing your local store into selling a product to you at a loss isn't "supporting small business". If you want to buy the knife, buy the knife. If you want to nickel and dime someone, just go to amazon.
t. someone who isn't poor
>ask them if they're able to match the best price you found online, and then bring your knife in occasionally to get it sharpened
>blackmailing your local store
Overpaying on Amazon instead of talking to someone in person isn't something to be proud of.
I don't buy knives on amazon. A friend of mine worked for amazon for a while. Amazon has employees whose entire job it is to undercut conventional businesses. They have essentially unlimited resources so they can afford to pick a niche and strangle it to death. Of course, once it's dead, they can price things however they please.
By doing what you described you are not "not overpaying", you are basically stealing from your local store. And fucking yourself over in the future.
Like I said, if you want to do that, just buy from amazon.
>getting your knife sharpened
No, you're right.
Better to buy a handful of fancy Japanese stones off Amazon instead of paying a few bucks each month and supporting the local guy who has an entire shed full of professional knife sharpening equipment, because it's a part of how he makes a living.
I also know how to fix my car, so I know when the pros have done a good job when I take it into the shop, seeing as how it's not worth the time to do it myself.
Good on you then. Must be nice to have a competent sharpener who doesn't use a dry power grinder right around the corner from your home who takes walk in jobs and does the work on the spot.
Or, maybe you just don't have standards.
It's faster and more convenient for me to do it myself, and I live in a place with a lot of good knife stores that would do a good job if I wanted to pay $20+ a pop and waste 30 minutes round trip twice (dropoff and pickup).
Odd that you'd apply a totally different standard to your car, but I suppose a bad mechanic could be life threatening whereas a bad sharpener is merely an insult to common sense.
My old boss had these knives. I can confirm that they are really, really sharp and comfortable. The funky handle felt great in my hand and the little thumb bumps were actually great.
Do they look weird? Yes, they sure do.
Are they overpriced? Maybe.
Do they work as well or better than any other knife I've used? Yep.
more blade edge can be nice for a lot of things
particularly when having to mince large amounts, for slicing, and for cutting larger objects
I typically prefer using a 9 inch chef knife and a 4 or 5 inch petty
I've worked in some kitchens that have extremely small prep and station areas where I mainly used my petty, though
even an 8 inch was in danger of knocking into something and always had to be held at a diagonal on the tiny station boards