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First Thing You Do With A Brand New Knife

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by James, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Just got home and you have a box containing a brand new knife, what do you do with it ? Sit and admire for a while, take pics and hit the fora acquisition thread, straight to stones ?. I'm sure everyone is different, and im sure depending onwhere the wives out there are the first thing some of you do is hide it well until she goes to sleep

    Interested to know
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  3. roberto

    roberto Founding Member

    first you open it admire it and go to the shop and buy 4pound of onions,some potatoes and a few tomatoes.You start to chop and say whow.after cleaning it you hang it on your rak and admire it a little bit more.Some time later your wife see it and says; oh no not again! How mutch this time?It ends with a few days visual but very quit in the home.
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  5. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Lol an onion soup pif thread may be needed
     
  6. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    If the box with the new knife is yours, James....... then I'm sure that the first thing you do after opening the box is check to see just how sharp that wicked looking blade is and cut yourself. :D
     
  7. PierreRodrigue

    PierreRodrigue Tactical Walrus Founding Member Contributor

    Then disguise the cut with blue ink!:p
     
  8. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    geez, took my a whole couple of months before people figured me out at B&B, less then two weeks here and you one step away from the cat jokes
     
  9. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    Topher will know better and hide when he sees it. :)

    I tend to cut a ton of vegetables. Whatever I can get my hand on. Shallots tend to have a tough skin and I try to brunnoise a bunch. Julienne onions, see how thing I can slice a lemon, large dice a bunch of potatoes, cut 6 pounds of mire-poix and look for a sale on oxtails at the asian market. French Onion soup tends to happen. Onions are cheap when there is a restaurant supply store a block away and you get the monstrous 1 pounders. Same with the carrots 8D

    If the OOTB edge isn't what I like, I'll hit the stones trying to keep the same bevel. If I still don't like I change the bevel but I have only had to do that to one knife and that was the cutting boards' fault. (Edge was too thin on my Laser and it would make a snapping noise when it would hit the board. Emailed Mark Richmond about it and he said lower the angle a little and it worked. Kudos to him. )
     
  10. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    [​IMG] It looks like your cat heard that you had a knife on order...... [​IMG]
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Founding Member

    You guys/gals are getting waaay to far ahead of yourselves. The first thing you do is open the box slowly, then really fast, stick your nose in the box and inhale the air that was trapped inside. I'm not the only one that does that, right? [​IMG]
     
  12. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    Well, if you're gonna be that way.... The first thing you do is take a video of yourself opening the box and post it on You Tube (said video should be at least 9 minutes long and be accompanied with a really bad narrative). [​IMG]
     
  13. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I am nuts a new box means a camera, I cant wait to post picks and see how many people I can talk into an Acquisition so I don't feel bad about my purchase. nothing wrong with a little acquisition consulting on the Fora
     
  14. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    I will definitely be taking pictures of my knives when they get here and posting the pictures. :D .... but I promise to leave the box out of it. :p
     
  15. neelesh

    neelesh Founding Member

    stick the handle standing up in a jam jar full of wood oil and leave it there for a couple of days, Comes out with a beautiful sheen
     
  16. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    I usually see if it can shave the hairs off my arm. If it can I say "ooo dats sharp" if it can't I call my dad and ask if he wants to sharpen a knife.
     
  17. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    Now days I hit the stones first.
     
  18. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I would love to see a before and after of this
     
  19. cclin

    cclin Founding Member

    I'll check the knife first if there any flaws; for exsample, overgring on blade, hole on edge, F/F on handle....etc.
     
  20. panda

    panda Founding Member

    Take it to the stones!!
     

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