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Re: Thread of Random Thoughts

Postby faden » Fri May 02, 2014 12:43 am

blackhawk13 wrote:All this talk about knives makes me want to get a ZT350 even more now... I still love my Kershaw Leek, but if I'm free to carry a bigger knife (read: Not in Massachusetts), I want to do it.

That reminds me, when I get home from classes next week I need to sharpen my parents' kitchen knives. They finally got a new set two months ago (after three years with the previous set never having seen any sharpening or care), so I am going to do my best to keep these at least somewhat sharp. I don't know how my parents do it, but they can destroy a set of knives. The last ones were sharper on the corner of the spine than they were on the blade (no they didn't actually cut, they just crushed the food into two pieces). It's hard to keep them nice when your parents say things like "Don't make them too sharp or I'll cut myself." :roll:


ZT350 is a good choice. It is not particularly a "big" knife, the blade being a little over 3 inches, it is just a fat knife. Which has turned heads in my direction before so I only wear it in a non-business environment.

I could not find a banana for scale so I have my rainbow leek for scale.

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Jonas wrote:Nice knives are so worth it though. They last forever and a lot of companies do free chip repair/sharpening. Spend $80-$150 on a knife that lasts 30 years or $30 and replace it every 3.


I have trouble buying my parents nice knives because I know they will not treat it correctly. My mom stores knives in kitchen drawers. She does most of her chopping, cutting, slicing, ... ravaging... with the same chinese clever from Taiwan since before I was born.

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Chopped too close to the handle and stopped. I proceeded to watch her remove the bamboo by using the sink as leverage. Flying cleaver anyone?
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Postby baklash 1337 » Fri May 02, 2014 1:07 am

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Re: Thread of Random Thoughts

Postby blackhawk13 » Fri May 02, 2014 6:16 am

Jonas wrote:Nice knives are so worth it though. They last forever and a lot of companies do free chip repair/sharpening. Spend $80-$150 on a knife that lasts 30 years or $30 and replace it every 3.

Tell that to my parents. The first thing I'm going to get whenever I get my own apartment/house is a nice knife set.
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Re: Thread of Random Thoughts

Postby Jonas » Fri May 02, 2014 3:36 pm

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blackhawk13 wrote:All this talk about knives makes me want to get a ZT350 even more now... I still love my Kershaw Leek, but if I'm free to carry a bigger knife (read: Not in Massachusetts), I want to do it.

That reminds me, when I get home from classes next week I need to sharpen my parents' kitchen knives. They finally got a new set two months ago (after three years with the previous set never having seen any sharpening or care), so I am going to do my best to keep these at least somewhat sharp. I don't know how my parents do it, but they can destroy a set of knives. The last ones were sharper on the corner of the spine than they were on the blade (no they didn't actually cut, they just crushed the food into two pieces). It's hard to keep them nice when your parents say things like "Don't make them too sharp or I'll cut myself." :roll:


ZT350 is a good choice. It is not particularly a "big" knife, the blade being a little over 3 inches, it is just a fat knife. Which has turned heads in my direction before so I only wear it in a non-business environment.


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Postby blackhawk13 » Fri May 02, 2014 7:24 pm

Faden, thanks for that picture, it helps a ton. I'm not a fan of knives much over 3-3.5 inches, so the 350 should be good for me. The 300 is definitely out of my price range right now, and it way more blade than I'll ever need. My other option is the ZT 770 CF. I just want a beefier blade for general use. Every time I do any serious cutting with my Leek I'm worried I'm going to snap the blade. It's great for carrying at college because of how thin it is, but if I can carry a slightly larger knife I'd prefer it.
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Re: Thread of Random Thoughts

Postby faden » Fri May 02, 2014 11:12 pm

blackhawk13 wrote:Faden, thanks for that picture, it helps a ton. I'm not a fan of knives much over 3-3.5 inches, so the 350 should be good for me. The 300 is definitely out of my price range right now, and it way more blade than I'll ever need. My other option is the ZT 770 CF. I just want a beefier blade for general use. Every time I do any serious cutting with my Leek I'm worried I'm going to snap the blade. It's great for carrying at college because of how thin it is, but if I can carry a slightly larger knife I'd prefer it.


I handled the 770 the other day. It is a cross between a ZT and a Kershaw Leek, it is probably right up your alley.

If you want a beefy blade (out of price range, but hey) http://www.redbladeknives.com/pigposter.html Quarter inch thick blades...
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Postby blackhawk13 » Sat May 03, 2014 4:08 pm

I think I misspoke about a beefy blade. I want a bigger blade spine-to-edge wise (wider?). I'll have to see if my local shop gets the 770 in soon. They are usually absurdly overpriced on everything (Leeks for $90, ZTs for 40-50% over retail, etc.), but at least I can look in person. I sort of feel bad doing it, but I'm not going to give them 30% over MSRP for something that I can buy online for well under the MSRP. Anyway, I'm looking between the 350BW and the 770CF. I'd love to get one of their new M390 blades with CF handles, but those are three times what I'm looking to spend...
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Re: Thread of Random Thoughts

Postby faden » Sat May 03, 2014 10:33 pm

Tall blade. First thing I thought of was Benchmade 630 and it saddens me to find out it is discontinued :(

Though my search landed me with this picture:

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Should cover what is on the production market for tall blades. Kershaw, ZT and hinderer blades dominate it.
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Postby blackhawk13 » Sun May 04, 2014 1:55 pm

That's it, thanks. Looking at that picture makes me rethink my options. I never liked recurves on blades because it's a pain to sharpen (I only have flat stones). Is that a Cryo to the right of the ZT300? I really like the look of that ZT200, but it's just too big for me, both size and price wise... Agh, so many choices. Why do I have to be so indecisive?
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Postby cat61986 » Mon May 05, 2014 9:24 pm

blackhawk13 wrote:That's it, thanks. Looking at that picture makes me rethink my options. I never liked recurves on blades because it's a pain to sharpen (I only have flat stones). Is that a Cryo to the right of the ZT300? I really like the look of that ZT200, but it's just too big for me, both size and price wise... Agh, so many choices. Why do I have to be so indecisive?



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