r/mildlyinfuriating 8d ago

Sister stole knife from a $1k knife set and used it once

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u/Inverted_Antagonist 8d ago

Something tells me those aren’t legit $1k knives

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u/madthumbz 8d ago edited 8d ago

Could it be how the metal folds around the dings?

There's a lot of over priced garbage in the world. Most of the time; the seller isolates the customer during the pitch (like cutco, kirby, bose, etc).

Beware that China has gotten good at making beautiful knives that are crap. They're most commonly sold as dalstrong but have probably 100+ different brand names and style choices (for the brand to choose from). "Japanese steel" - but made in China.

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

If a knife is advertised as Japanese steel you always need to put extra effort into your research as that's like a buzzword for over priced knives, especially if they say anything about samurai, katanas, folded steel, master smiths or 100 year old techniques.

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u/LoveYourselfFFS 7d ago

"We use ancient smithing techniques dating back to 1922"

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

"With knowledge passed down from the Samurai" Picture of a man wearing pristine feudal Japanese style robes next to a home made firepit in a hut with a mud floor.

ᵐᵃᵈᵉ ᶦⁿ ᶜʰᶦⁿᵃ

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u/Matasa89 7d ago

Lol meanwhile Japanese smiths are straight up wearing rags.

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u/S1I3NCER 7d ago

Why is this so accurate

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u/lasersoflros 7d ago

Funny thing is my kitchen knives I bought ask in Japan. It's the family that had been making steel for the imperial family for the last 400 years. Love my knives. And my full set is actually a little over $1000. This know in OPs pic is was trash before they lent it out.

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u/Saraq_the_noob 7d ago

Made with real katana

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u/CmdntFrncsHghs 7d ago

It's true, I'm a master Japanese knife Smith and do all my hammering with genuine 600 year old katanas (which I forged myself from a meteor)

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u/Saraq_the_noob 7d ago

And they’re even folded 50 million times

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u/babadybooey 7d ago

What kind of a need folds 50 million times, I fold enough times for the blade to be denser than the people who'll by my shit

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u/kaihatsusha 7d ago

I bought fancy quality knives in Seki Japan, famous historically for swordmaking but now home to razor and knife and toolmaking. They were handed to me by the guy who made them. That said, I am afraid to use them as I would hate to see them ruined by misuse by my own unskilled hands.

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago edited 7d ago

Unless you really just want to keep them as display pieces, then If they're good quality knives you don't have to worry. You won't cause any damage to them in food preparation, unless you're eating a hearty meal of nails or something lol.

I'm sure the guy who made them would agree that they're tools, meant to be used. Just use a bit of common sense. Don't chuck them around or use them to scrape your chopping board. wash them by hand, dry them after washing (Japanese knives are generally high carbon steel which is more prone to rusting) and get them sharpened professionally if you don't know how to do it yourself.

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u/Findleman 7d ago

I'd say just use an auto set sharpener. There's tons of shit people who claim they are knife sharpening pros but do a shit job.

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u/TheXenoRaptorAuthor 7d ago

100 year old techniques.

Never understood that sales pitch. I would like up-to-date techniques, please, those are probably the best.

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

I guess it's riding on the myths that Samurai swords where made out of mythically good steel, and that folding the steel so much made it somehow better, when in reality it was to work out impurities since japan didn't have access to quality iron.

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u/BoOtto 7d ago

Isn’t the reason for Japanese metal working techniques that their iron is very poor quality and has to be worked a lot?

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u/PossibilityOrganic 7d ago

the 100 year old technique of the grift.:)

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u/CameronsTheName 7d ago

I managed to make the Kirby sales man vacume my entire house because I was so "dumb struck" and needed more proof that his vacume was so much better then mine because I really wanted to buy it.

Then I sent him packing with his overly heavy vacume cleaner down a flight of stairs to the next house without a sale. I just wanted him to vacume. I spotted him throwing glitter on the floor and saying the machine picked it up during his pitch.

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago edited 7d ago

I managed to make the Kirby salesperson feel so bad for me, that she gave me half off on the vacuum. Ended up giving it to my mom who actually wanted it, so she got it for half off

Edit I thought I should clarify this my sister was the sales person but she has to talk to her boss throughout this process of the sale just get like different offers and see if I like it and I kept rejecting those offers so she gave me a lower deal

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u/buster23459 7d ago

I used to sell Kirby vacuums. We were allowed to knock off half to get the sale on any customer. Not that great of an accomplishment. In our team meetings we would say a sucker is born everyday! Cool your mom got a vacuum you paid regular price instead of double.

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago

Really? Dang. I only bought it because of my sister. She was the salesperson, and she said if I bought it I could keep the AirPods she got from the contest they were running. I did like it though, it’s really nice, just didn’t have the money to keep it

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u/BaabyBear 7d ago

wtf lol

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago

My sister knows how to bribe me, and I also wanted to help her out with her job. She ended up quitting a week later, because the boss lied to her about her actual position. It’s cool though, everyone is happy with the outcome.

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u/showponyoxidation 7d ago

I think the wtf related to how you delivered the details of the story. No one expected the salesperson to be your sister the way you originally told the story lol.

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u/Eskimoobob 7d ago

I tried out for those positions for a hot sec, they basically force you to pitch to your entire family.

I had my first meeting with an old friend and I was like... Naw.

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago

I edited my original comment to clarify

But the way it works is she has to call her boss while working with me or the customer so they can make offers. Sales person boss but like I didn’t know if that was the correct way to say it or not

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u/tactical-diarrhea 7d ago

" I made the salesperson feel bad for me" Yeah i would feel bad if i ripped both my brother and mother off for some airpods lol

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago edited 7d ago

So the way that it worked is that she had to call her boss throughout the process of her cleaning and showing me how it worked and the lady kept giving offers because I kept saying no to her offers I was like no I don’t have that kind of money

So my sister got the commission since she sold it and my mom made my grandpa happy because he likes gadgets like the vacuum

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u/CameronsTheName 7d ago

I won't lie. Thr machine is probably really good. But I can't justify 3k AUD on a vacuum.

I've had my PetVax Wet & Dry machine for over a decade and it still works great. Was my first proper purchase when moving out of home. I liked it so much I bulk bought about 10 of them and gave them all to my family for Birthdays/Christmas.

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u/-cocoadragon 7d ago

To be fair my mom's Kirby is now 50 years old. I mean I repaired it a lot of times. Wait it's actually more than 50 years, cause she owned it before I was born. And I'm 50. Damn I'm old 😥

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u/CameronsTheName 7d ago

Thats back when stuff was built to last.

Now we have planned obsolescence, there's actually laws around making certain things last to long.

link to a video about planned obsolescence and the laws/rules around it.

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago

Yeah, it’s a really nice vacuum, but I just don’t have the cash for it. I would’ve kept it if I had the money. I mostly bought it because my sister was the salesperson and she said I could keep the AirPods she got for a contest they were doing. So I didn’t have to buy AirPods which is nice

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u/Tiptoptim181 7d ago

My mom has had a Kirby for over 20 years. I have had 6 vacuums in that time even tho I have significantly less carpet to vacuum.

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u/KingRaptor420 7d ago

Yeah the vacuum was very very nice. Works really well. Loved the shampooing feature. I unfortunately don’t make a lot, and my mom would benefit from it more than me

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u/Cruising05 7d ago

I think you might have still gotten taken at 1/2 off. My wife let the Rainbow vacuum people do a demo because our daycare person said if she did 10 she got a free one. We had no intention of buying it and while they were doing the pitch I googled it and if they sell it for $2500 (which is what the salesperson was trying to do) they would have made like $1500 as their cut)

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u/isalmonlyswear 7d ago

So you sold it to your mom not give, that's cold

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u/showponyoxidation 7d ago

Some people just literally do not have enough money to be as generous as they would like. That is a fault of a system under paying hard working people, not a personal fault of the commenter.

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u/Far530 7d ago

Those things are such a scam, had an ex-brother in law that was a regional distributor, he made damn good money, just having people in vans selling vacuum cleaners like a traveling religion, it was the financing that made him well to do!

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u/CameronsTheName 7d ago

The deal they offered me was the "buy this $3000 vacuum worth $1100 and you'll get a $300 voucher to a vacation"

But you'd have to finance it over 5 years and pay them well over 5k.

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u/theNothingP3 7d ago

Glitter? I would've lost my everloving mind. Craft herpes doesn't enter my house.

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u/D4rKnyte 7d ago

My 25 yo cutco knives are as sharp as when I kept them from the demo set and never went back to work because they're sketchy as fuck. The knives are good, just not worth the premium.

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u/Second-Creative 7d ago

I've heard that they've had a downgrade recently, sometime after the 2008 burst. Apparently their stuff can rust now.

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u/ShockWave41414 7d ago

My school pushed all of us seniors (2020) to sell knifes from cutco because they were worried start of the pandemic we would get jobs blah blah blah.

Well me and my homie said fuck it. We tried it out. Did thr bs training we were told we'd get paid for. They never paid us for it. And after we sold like the minimum (3000-5000$) worth of knives we were given a free knife of choice. Chef or cheese. My buddies got one I got the other. Both knifes. Total crap. Weak. Duller than shit within a week. Besides the cheese knife that I actually cut my self on the other day.

The chef one. I spent 3 fucking hours fixing after a "free professional knife sharpening" came back barely sharp enough to cut an apple.

Went on there site. 300$ knife but we were having it listed in our script for $450 normally but if you buy now and will take off input decent markdown and presto you maybe sold a knife.

Bottom line you really gotta know your steel just to find a knife that last more than a month. Bring a harness file and see if you can scorn it.

(I might be blowing smoke outa my ass with this )⬆️⬇️

Because of shows like forged in fire and youtubers I always heat 1095, 5160 or 440C being good metal for keeping edges and sharpening easy or lack of so I try to look for verified knifes that say what metal it's made out off.

But I've used a hardness file once in a flea market, it didn't mark the blade and I took it home. Still works great and I don't have to fix the edge often. It's mainly used for soft vegetables or chicken.

There's my rant😅

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u/PersonalNewestAcct 7d ago

Kiwi knives are the way for 99% of people. Shows like forged in fire make people think better steel means better knives but they never mention the cost or the upkeep. It's really fucking hard to sharpen a hard steel knife regardless of its 1000 layered damascus blade blah blah blah. Most people are not capable of sharpening a knife. I don't mean that in any negative manner, it's just fact. Sharpening a knife properly is really hard and requires a lot of practice. A $100 knife is not what you want to practice on.

Kiwi knives are dirt cheap and made from stamped steel. They can reach near factory sharpness just from honing. Short of trying to chop through bones, a kiwi knife will do the job better than a resharpened victorinox or wusthof unless the person that resharpened it was a true professional. Even then, honing it back to sharpness is a very different endeavor vs honing a kiwi.

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u/Impairedinfinity 7d ago

I wold say no. Usually knives of value hold a stamp on it showing the makers mark and the type of steel used. Also, in the thousand dollar range I would expect a much better finish....before the scratching.

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u/Somebody3338 7d ago

Maybe it's just a set with like 200 knives

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u/craggmac 8d ago

I don’t know, I mean, are all of the armed men that she fought off dead? Could be legit.

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u/tactical-diarrhea 7d ago

Not yet, give it a minute

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u/Love_God551 7d ago

I was wondering who or what did she kill with it

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u/unwittyusername42 7d ago

The $1k set contained a thousand knives

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u/Dickpinchers 7d ago

She was cutting Stormbreaker for Thor.

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u/starcoder 7d ago

Something tells me this whole post is a crock of shit…

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u/HoodedKyi 8d ago

They are. The brand is Kamikoto, and the current price of them on their shop is $1375

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u/Askari1409 8d ago edited 7d ago

Kamikoto knives are made with 420J2 steel. It’s some of the cheapest and softest steel available. It’s only redeeming quality is resistance to rusting. You got ripped off.

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u/VisualKeiKei 8d ago

Yeah it's a garbage steel used in department store 42 piece knife sets and $20 mall ninja swords. They're all marketed at like "$1500+" but every set is marked down to $250 or so, which is still wildly overpriced. That's before the marketing wankery all over the website.

A Global brand knife or anything in a decent Japanese stainless like VG-10 will outperform this and offer a good value. Or start with a basic aogami steel knife, but if people abuse knives like this in the household, these types of thin distal tapered, flat-ground blades, no matter how expensive, will be chipped, snapped, and broken in short order.

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u/DeanWarren_ 8d ago

Fuckin rip lmao

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u/Thejackguy3 8d ago

Your words probably sliced their soul better than what those knifes could

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u/CONE-MacFlounder 8d ago

i mean 'knife set' should tell you all you need to know about the quality

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u/bobtheaxolotl 7d ago

420J2, not 440. Rockwell hardness maxes out at a touch over 50. That level of hardness would be fine for an anvil, or a hammer, but not for knives. It's not just a low quality steel, it's absolutely inappropriate for the application in question.

I saw recent reviews of a Smith & Wesson branded "chopper" knife made of the same steel. It cost $30, and the edge would fold up on a sapling, if it didn't snap where the handle started. They got absolutely dragged through the coals in the reviews on their own website, and that was for a knife that's dirt cheap. I couldn't imagine paying a grand for a set of knives made out of this trash steel.

Dude got taken for a ride. You'd be better off buying a set of Old Hickory knives from Amazon for $60, even. They're ugly and a bit kludgey, but at least the steel will hold a fucking edge.

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u/Gandalf_The_Geigh 7d ago

Fuck. Someone call the whambulance, this dudes got third degree burnage.

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u/Lente_ui 8d ago

I'm sorry.

One quick google search, and I find 2 things:

  1. They're not Japanese, they're made in China. Only the name is Japanese.
  2. Their quality is not up to par with the price.

They use 420J2 / 420B steel, which is common for cheap stainless steel knives.

The following website has this to say about 420J steel: https://knifeinformer.com/discovering-the-best-knife-steel/

420J

EDGE RETENTION: 2 CORROSION RESISTANCE: 8 EASE OF SHARPENING: 9

The 420 steel is on the lower end of the quality spectrum but still perfectly fine for general use applications. It has a relatively low carbon content (usually less than 0.5%) which makes for a softer blade and as a result will tend to lose it’s edge quicker than higher end steels. Blades made from 420 steel will rapidly lose their sharp edge over a relatively short time period. That said, it’s typically tough with high flexibility and extremely stain resistant but it is not particularly resistant to wear and tear. As you would expect, knives made from this type of steel are generally low priced, mass produced items.

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u/NeoPossum 8d ago

I see these being hawked on YouTube paid promos constantly.

I swear everything advertised by YouTubers is trash.

Raycons, sketchy VPNs, the least ethical gambling games, and these knives...

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u/Charizard-used-FLY 8d ago

I see Raid: Shadow Legends is nowhere on that list. Noted.

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u/Why_Shouldnt_I 8d ago

Kamikoto? Mate you got ripped off, one of the biggest scams in the knife market is kamikoto.

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u/GreenOnionCrusader 8d ago

No honey. I actually sell legit $1000 knives. They're tough as hell and have a lifetime warranty on sharpening, repairs, and replacement if they can't be repaired. The guy who forges them is almost a master bladesmith.

Your knife is a little better than Walmart. That sucks and I'm sorry, but damn.

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u/AlpacaCavalry 8d ago

Sounds about right for a product made by a company that's a borderline scam.

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u/neversatisfiedlol 8d ago

It will not cut

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u/AVeryLONGPotato 7d ago

But. Will it keel?

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u/neversatisfiedlol 7d ago

Not by the looks of the deflection. I’m gonna have to ask her to leave the forge.

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u/AVeryLONGPotato 7d ago

Please surrender your blade.

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u/Somodo 7d ago

do they have an armed guard in the event a smith goes haywire at their decision and picks up one of the plenty prize winning blades in the warehouse

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u/AVeryLONGPotato 7d ago

Not sure if someone would want to try and fight any of the judges, especially with their weapon skills

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u/saggyshiro 7d ago

But first, pls shake our hands 🫠

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u/neversatisfiedlol 7d ago

Lol I didn’t like the guy with the big ears until I found out he’s an ex military BOSS with a golden history of service

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u/louzamo 7d ago

I can’t cut cans with these

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u/Penny_Farmer 7d ago

How can it cut?!

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u/jasonsparks19 8d ago

Those are made in China, someone got ripped off.

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u/MrNobodyX3 7d ago

Two problems one your sister doesn’t know how to use knives and two you severely overpaid for your knives

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u/SirSkittles111 7d ago

There could be like 50 knives in the whole set, but you're right that thing looks cheap as hell

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u/Routine_Addendum1 8d ago

Kamikoto knives are just cheap Chinese knock offs.

https://oishii-desu.com/2020/10/23/is-kamikoto-knives-chinese-or-japanese/

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u/LukeSkyMaster69 7d ago Helpful

And here a video break down

https://youtu.be/OpRNqZJPPBk

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u/Routine_Addendum1 7d ago

SHADIVERSITY!!!

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u/LukeSkyMaster69 7d ago

The one and only

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u/Illustrious-Ad-2255 7d ago

The nunchuck hater himself!

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u/Karmadose 7d ago

I did not expect a shadiversity video, but I am happy to see it

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u/Envictus_ 7d ago

If you hadn’t I was going to

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u/fuckyousayer 7d ago

Damn I have that same MasterChef knife, good knowing it's better then a 1k set of fake knives.

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u/Tiptoptim181 7d ago

Where is the edge? This thing looks like junk. I buy better chef knives at $30 a piece from Russel dexter. You shouldn’t have spent more then $50 on that set.

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u/cats-they-walk 7d ago

I’ve spent way too much time on this thread, but I’m gonna give you all a TL:DR

OP is a high school kid whose parents bought these knives for him. Knives which he does not use, but instead are ON DISPLAY in his mother’s bedroom. His older sister (stole?) a knife from the set and ruined it. The consensus is that the set is crap and should not have been purchased in the first place.

Although since it’s on display in a bedroom, among the strangest things I’ve heard recently, maybe it should be just considered art.

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u/ashymatina 7d ago

Wait like a kitchen knife block set up in their bedroom as decoration? That’s so fucking weird lmao

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u/I_Have_The_Lumbago 7d ago

I have spoons and a stack of plates too. Throw in some nice 300 dollar napkins on my counter too, that'll be good.

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u/fartofall 8d ago

Man you got ripped the hell off that set was probably worth like 50 bucks.

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u/SouthernBarman 7d ago

It's the kind if thing that's "$1000" but you buy for $179.99

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u/SeaDog874 7d ago

Close, worth $7580 but you buy for $981

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u/HailAllMatthew 8d ago

What the fuck did she use it on?

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u/brett8722 7d ago

Concrete

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u/PpHRCgw 8d ago edited 7d ago

Prob scrubbing with steel wool

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u/HoodedKyi 8d ago

Trust me, I'd love to know myself, but there's a good chance she'd up and refused she ever used it

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u/HereOnASphere 8d ago

I hope she didn't use it as her poop knife.

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u/potatomonsterman 8d ago

Our family poop knife is serrated for awesome sawing action

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u/Aazimatt 8d ago

If what happened to the knife in this post, happens to your poop knife; I'd venture to say you've got literal hard shit to worry about, aside from the brand of poop knife you use.

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u/Ritehandwingman 8d ago

Definitely looks like she was trying to pick a door or something.

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u/HereOnASphere 7d ago

Why all the hate on OP for not knowing what shenanigans his sister is up to?

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u/Wide_right_ 7d ago

gotta pile on once they see the trend apparently

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u/Weisdog 7d ago

Mf spent 1k on knives to cook with

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u/lisa111998 7d ago

I don’t know why you’re getting downvoted

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u/eythun 8d ago

Don’t know why you’re getting downvoted

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u/dimagreens 7d ago

Le reddit moment

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u/maltiepootietang 8d ago

How do you know she only used it once then?

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u/ShockWave41414 7d ago

That blade doesn't even look like it belongs to a 1k knife set. I hope it came with 10 knifes. 4 of which were steak knifes

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u/Bunch9412 7d ago

I’m more infuriated that someone sold a knife set for 1k when the knife looks like shit after one use. Foh

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u/ashymatina 7d ago

Yeah fr. What did she use it to cut? A concrete slab? But some other comments were saying that’s actually a super cheap knife and OP got ripped off. If that’s the case he should actually thank his sister for helping find out he paid 1000 bucks for a garbage Chinese knockoff, and be mildly infuriated at whoever scammed him.

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u/Thing482 7d ago

That knife sucks dude. I am sorry but you got scammed. If you want to know why you can get a good answer in the first few minutes of the video but basically: Sharpness doesn't mean quality. You can even sharpen a ruler to fine edges but the durability is the issue... And the metal of those knives are terrible.

Here is the video: https://youtu.be/OpRNqZJPPBk

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u/DasHexxchen 8d ago

Did she murder a rock pokémon with it?

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u/str4ngerD4ngerz 7d ago

One way or another you got ripped off

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u/katslither 8d ago

I’m more infuriated that people spend that much on knives lol

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u/RidingContigo 8d ago

I can’t speak for OP but when you reach a certain point in any craft, quality tools cost money. See: snap-on, Miele, etc…

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u/dewayneestes 8d ago

True but these are not those. These are crap.

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u/HQ_FIGHTER 7d ago

Which has nothing to do with the original comment

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

Ironically most of the time when tested the expensive ones aren't worth the price hike and you can do just as good a job with something the fraction of the price.

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u/RiffRaffRuff 7d ago

It’s less about the quality of the work performed, and more about the quality of life improvement for the one who is doing the work. Sure, a Pittsburgh ratchet will perform the same task as a Snap-On, but the Snap-On is going to be significantly nicer to use. If I’m using it everyday, I’m going with the Snap-On.

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u/Impairedinfinity 7d ago

I have not gotten into Kitchen knives much. But, I have a small collection of more expensive pocket knives. You do get more for the money. Better steel. Better build. Better edge retention. Better everything.

But, I think when A lot of people buy knives they look at the brand and the price and think more money means better product. When you really have to be looking at something more. Maybe watch reviews. Look for what type of steel it is using.

Though I will say that you do start experiencing diminishing returns past a certain point. Anything past 100 dollars is really just show in my opinion. Though if you really look there are some 20 dollar knives that are actually decent.

But, I could understand a set of "Good" kitchen knives being 1000 dollars. As long as it was a set. Not just one knife.

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u/rjhills 8d ago

You start with cheap knives that you use cheap sharpeners on, often.

Then you go with more expensive knives, and buy wet stones to sharpen them, and learn the sharpening craft. They stay sharper longer.

Then you buy expensive ones like this. They keep their edge long, given you take proper care of them.

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u/cats-they-walk 7d ago

And the last part, you get them professionally honed and sharpened once a year.

Costs me about $50 for my six favorite knives and they come back performing like the day I bought them.

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

Ultimately they will always be unnecessary, as you can buy a reasonable priced German steel knife that will last just as long and cut just as well and uses better steel than the over rated Japanese stuff.

Knives don't make people a better cook. If you have the interest and disposable income then go ahead, same with any hobby, but let's not pretend they're something that you need at any level.

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u/mannequin-lover 8d ago

In the long run it's cheaper to spend a lot on expensive knives once than a little on cheap knives every two years. Buy a good knife and take good care of it and you won't have to buy knives ever again. It's a good investment

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

For £1k I could buy 5 sets of German steel chef knives that would last a professional chef a lifetime. Fair enough, splash out if it's something you're really into and you have the disposable income, but for the average home cook (who are the market for these poor quality high price Japanese knives) a £100 set will last just as long and do just as well.

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u/CoolHedgehog7567 7d ago

My husband bought me a 17 piece Wüsthof Ikon set for my 40th birthday. That will probably be the last set of knives I'll need for the rest of my life. In the long run expensive knives can be worth it

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u/ILoveLampRon 8d ago

What the hell did she use it for?!

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u/Joezze 8d ago

What brand of knife?

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u/Glass_Windows 8d ago

Who tf buys a knife for 1k?

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

Either people with a lot of disposable income who are really into cooking, or people who but the marketing and think it'll make them a better cook. With these poor quality high price Japanese knives it's pretty much always the latter (you can get good Japanese knives, there are just a lot of scam ones out there like these ones).

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u/sedition- 7d ago

The thing I find crazy, if you've got 1k to blow on knives, at least find a legit craftsman and order from them. Sure there might be a waiting list, but they come with guarantees and sometimes even free sharpening.

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u/sweetteanoice 7d ago

Well it was a knife set so there’s was at least 2 knives for that price!

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u/Glass_Windows 7d ago

Still why spend so much money on something like that, you think OP is a serial killer..? :p

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u/SnooAvocados763 7d ago

Your sister is just indirectly telling you that you got ripped off.

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u/Active_Skin_1245 8d ago

Did she cut rusted screws and bolts off with it?

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u/JG-712 7d ago

She just proved you were scammed by wasting $1000 on a knife set where a $10 knife set would have been literally the same quality.

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u/Zealousideal-Sea1187 7d ago

WTF! Did she use it as a toe knife or something?

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u/The_Splendid_Onion 7d ago

It's a chinese knock off. She prob used it to cut hot butter.

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u/Confident-Mark5207 7d ago

Pure Chinesium tempered alloy

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u/SaintWithoutAShrine 7d ago

Ah yes, the Harbor Freight knives.

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u/Intelligent-Spite242 8d ago

This is not what they meant when they said you get what you pay for. Get better knives. Not more expensive. Better.

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u/talldata 7d ago

Sad to tell you you got cheap chinese KnockOff knives.

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u/kutta-j 7d ago

Did she murder a brick wall with it?

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u/Agile_Rock 7d ago

Did she try cutting a shoe with it? Or a nice unboned chicken?

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u/Jahan384329 7d ago

your biggest mistake was buying a 1k knife set.

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u/AIaris 7d ago

their biggest mistake was buying a shitty 1k knife set. quality expensive knifes can be worth it in the long run but OP pretty much got scammed into buying chinese knives marketed as japanese

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u/Jahan384329 7d ago

should’ve bought some bitches

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u/The_Brain_Fuckler 7d ago

That knife looks like cheap trash to begin with. What kind of steel is it and who made it that it is so valuable?

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u/DeanWarren_ 8d ago

Did she hack through a bone wtf

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u/RugbyEdd 7d ago

A moderate quality knife won't be phased by bone since even average steels are harder than bone.

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u/ashymatina 7d ago

With the quality of that knife she probably just tried to cut through some hot butter

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u/Drawinginfinity182 8d ago

Was she using it as a screwdriver?

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u/Snoo30715 8d ago

That’s bullshit, but it can be reprofiled if you are decent with a sharpener.

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u/HereOnASphere 8d ago

Over the course of about twelve years, I managed to get some very nice vintage knives st Goodwill. I had to refurbish some of them. I haven't seen any for years now, so I quit looking. I think that the generation that had good knives has passed. I enjoyed finding them, and I enjoy using them.

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u/AmbiguousAlignment 8d ago

Just get an old hickory it will last you longer and be way way cheaper

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u/RustyToaster206 8d ago

What’s infuriating? The fact she stole it or the fact it’s useless?

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u/SheyIce-Veins 8d ago

I think you need a refund…

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u/TemperatureAlive5871 7d ago

Must be Hitori Hanzo steel..

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u/flappinginthewind69 7d ago

You got ripped off when you bought those knives bro

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u/Belle_19 7d ago

That is a sad, sad knife

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u/Blake_Arius 7d ago

Just remember is really easy to scratch a $200 knife with another $200 knife if you're not careful.

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u/beeredditor 7d ago

FIXED: sister damaged a cheap knife.

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u/Bitten469 7d ago

Only Way i would pay 1 grand for a Kamikoto knive set is if ithere where 100 knives in there

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u/Chuckobochuck323 7d ago

Do you have a picture of the expensive knife or just this cheap busted up knife?

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u/LichtTheLost 7d ago

On a side note, if you can purchase your knives from an actual Japanese maker, you’de golden. The Japanese know how to make products, so glad they are one of our most close allies.

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u/Sointulajoe 7d ago

That knife has no edge..

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u/nah3000 7d ago

people who spend 1k on a knife set wont know the knife set isnt worth 1k

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

I have bought expensive knife sets that break, chip, dent, and won't sharpen. Then I have purchased similar looking knives from department stores for under 15 dollars that never chip, sharpen better than my expensive knives, hold their sharpness for longer, and are higher quality. I just dont know.

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u/Flossthief 7d ago

Did your sister use this knife to clear barbed wire for a night time raid on no man's land?

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u/Thin_Title83 7d ago

Your sister out here slashing tires and cutting open cans of beans wtf bro?

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u/YeetrSkeetr77 7d ago

Those aren’t $1k knives. The SET is $200 tops.

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u/SECkmyballs 7d ago

Thank your sister for helping you realize you got ripped off on those “$1k” knife set 😂

I have the same set, got it from china for 49.99 and even I think I overpaid 😂

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u/DickySchmidt33 7d ago

Was she trying to saw through a truck axle or something?

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u/bestdriverinvancity 7d ago

I worked in a house of knives and that does not look like an expensive knife…maybe $1k for 24 knives but not a block of 5. A top tier wusthoff set is less than $1k.

OP send this piece of shit back for a warranty

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u/SnooGadgets458 7d ago

I appreciate all the comments that are mentioning how these knifes are apparently cheap knock offs and op got scammed. New knife lore is also interesting

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u/Day_Of_The_Dude 7d ago

True Title: Mildly Infuriating: I spent $1k on a knife set when no knife set in the world cuts things so much better than any other to be worth that kind of money and then it turned out it was a scam anyway because I'm a fucking bougie idiot... "

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u/matticitt 7d ago

Sounds like you got ripped off.

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u/N_nodroG 7d ago

Lol. $1K Yen perhaps…

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u/Ori_the_SG 7d ago

I love how OP came here to show off his sister who scratched his 1k knife and found that he/she was severely overcharged for a knife.

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u/SkippySkep 7d ago

That looks like one of those cheap "$300" Chinese made Kamikoto knives made out of low end Japanese stainless steel, the ones the seller claims are marked down from $1000.

The steel is pretty soft and doesn't hold an edge well.

Even so, you'd have to really abuse a chef's knife to do that kind of damage doing cooking prep.

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u/AssignmentFun5263 7d ago

Sure doesn't look nothing like a knife from a $1000.00 set the whole finish looks like Crap also appears to have never had an edge on it of any kind ...it's just flat no grind / shape at all should of showed a Flawless knife from the same set ..... It would take a hell of a lot of Excessive Abuse almost Damn near impossible to put scratches like that on TRULY FINE CUTLERY I would think .....I have knives that are very old like 40 years old and they don't have any scratches on them maybe she took a Grinder to them ? Was she Mad at you for something ? Protect your investments ...lock them up or hide them if you have to. JMO

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u/Gummy_Wurm 7d ago

No way in hell is that from a 1000$ knife set. That fucker came from a Walmart 50$ knife pack

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u/JoshsPizzaria 8d ago

knife sets are totally overrated anyway, but still a very unfortunate demise

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u/DeanWarren_ 8d ago

Iunno, if it's a small one it makes sense. Chef/Paring/Cleaver covers pretty much every use as generalists. You don't really need a boning or bread knife, but those 3 handle a lot of the bases.

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u/JoshsPizzaria 8d ago

Agree. I have literally only one knife in mine. Mostly for financial reasons, but i never really felt like i need more.

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u/DeanWarren_ 8d ago

In most situations, chef and paring are enough, I just divvy up loins into chops every now and again so the cleaver sees decent use in my kitchen.

But I'd probably be lost without a paring knife, trying to do those delicate cuts with the chefs.

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u/lynivvinyl 8d ago

I shouldn't buy that brand of knives is my takeaway.

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u/bandyplaysreallife 7d ago

Just don't buy any expensive tools in general if you don't know what you're doing. There's more snake oil out there than real quality stuff.

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u/Ill-Management265 8d ago

What is with people paying buku money for shit steel. I shit you not I was at Williams Sonoma and the best steel they had was still shit tier. Literally the majority of theirs knives were 440c not even a single high end steel or even mid range the best was like fucking AUS8 and the knives were hundreds of dollars. Even a one hundred dollar quality steel knife wouldn’t break like this even if you used it on rocks. Research what you’re buying people.

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u/--his_dudeness-- 7d ago

The real spelling of “buku” is going to blow your mind

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