I'm glad we cleared that up because I can certainly pull several other quotes from your posts where you very specifically said you have a working relationship and/or business relationship with Ck2g. Your words compadre.
Either way I think it's a major streeeeeeetch and just a little knuckin futty to suggest an entire forum is biased against a single vendor. That certainly hasn't been my experience on KKF but again if it were true that's pretty revealing because it's by far the biggest kitchen knife forum going by traffic. That's a lot of angry people!
Antipathy from lack of experience is bound to exist but that blade cuts both ways. I recall seeing a stunning proclamation in the last week or so about how great Richmonds are only to be followed up with a disclaimer about never having used one. Go figure.
Either way I agree, There's a lot of good choices from all dealers and some truly great ones from most dealers. IMO that means there's no need to focus on the float-some and jet-some that belongs in the project bin. You will just have to forgive me for being amused by your consistent postings about "odd advice" from Korin while you promote another that still suggests Moritaka with all it's problems. To me that seems VERY odd advice to some one asking about what knife to buy. I'm sure we both know not many are fixing overground edges themselves, if it can be done at all. ;)
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