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great for knife throwing,
This review is from: Shun Classic - DMS444 4 piece Block Set
Greetings fellow amazonians, now that I have been in the carnival for a while I wanted to start to learn some extra skills that my come in handy (you know fire eating, glass chewing or any other desirable skill that's out there). I picked up these knives because they looked cool and because our local knife thrower was going to teach me how to do it. First he said I had to find an assistant and since mongo already works the funhouse I couldn't take him. So Eugene was the lucky one since he spends most of the day playing dungeons and dragons, and video games. Once I pulled him away from the computer I started my first lesson. The knife thrower said I needed to become the blade. I didn't know what that meant but I hoped he didn't want me to stab myself with it. He then clarified that I needed to make the blade like another body part; I understood this better; I just don't have any body parts that I typically throw. So the time had come and I set myself to throw the knife as eugene stood there against a wooden wall with an apple on his head. I told him to close his eye, but I could see he was too terrified. I pulled my arm back and let the knife rip. At that moment eugene ran as fast as he could out the door (I have never seen anyone run that fast). It turns out that it was a good thing that eugene left. My aim isn't so good and the knife hit the wooden wall right where eugenes chest would have been. The knife thrower was till impressed because I hit the apple as it fell to the ground so I may have a future in this after all. Thanks amazon for these great knives.
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2013 7:27:10 AM PST
Insightful review, yet practical. I hope your career takes off like Eugene!
Posted on Jan 23, 2013 7:29:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 23, 2013 7:30:47 AM PST
Uncle Joe says:
Thanks for your insights. How do these work with cooking? Have you had a chance to prepare any food? It's more money than I usually would spend on knives but you're really making me wonder if I should just go for it and spend the money. It seems like a good investment, especially if it works as well in the kitchen as it does while you're practicing your new skills at the carnival.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 9:34:38 AM PST
This is a steal for knives of this quality. I own a few and just purchased this set to add to the collection. I've had mine for over two years and they are still as sharp as ever. I highly recommend them!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 12:06:14 PM PST
I bought a slightly different Shun set last month, fantastic knives, you can't go wrong with these. Very sharp, takes little effort to cut which really helps when you're doing a lot of chopping.
Posted on Jan 23, 2013 7:04:45 PM PST
What does Mongo think? Remember not to run with them, they are not scissors!
Posted on Jan 30, 2013 12:28:16 PM PST
cartoon lover says:
When i saw this I thought "wow, 400 bucks for a stinkin' knife"? But, I took Brian's advice and bought this fine knife set. I'm now stronger, taller and irresistable to females. My hard drive capacity increased 24% and my gas mileage went up 5 mpg's. Thanks Brian!
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