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Back before Chistmas, I discovered that Shun was offering left-handed
knives finally. They must have heard that I'd complained about the
discrimination. I waited till I'd paid off my holiday debt to buy a
santoku for myself (I gave my Furi santoku to my daughter when she set
up her kitchen in another city). I'd bookmarked the left hander at
Cutlery and More in anticipation.

So I wrote a big check to Visa this afternoon, getting me mostly right
with Santa, and promptly surfed over to my knife's site.

It's out of stock. There must be more south paws out there than Shun
imagined.
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 18:29:04 -0600, "modom (palindrome guy)"
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Back before Chistmas, I discovered that Shun was offering left-handed
knives finally. They must have heard that I'd complained about the
discrimination. I waited till I'd paid off my holiday debt to buy a
santoku for myself (I gave my Furi santoku to my daughter when she set
up her kitchen in another city). I'd bookmarked the left hander at
Cutlery and More in anticipation.

So I wrote a big check to Visa this afternoon, getting me mostly right
with Santa, and promptly surfed over to my knife's site.

It's out of stock. There must be more south paws out there than Shun
imagined.



http://www.metrokitchen.com/item/KE-DM0718L/

How does this price compare?

Boron
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"modom (palindrome guy)" [email protected] wrote:

Back before Chistmas, I discovered that Shun was offering left-handed
knives finally. They must have heard that I'd complained about the
discrimination. I waited till I'd paid off my holiday debt to buy a
santoku for myself (I gave my Furi santoku to my daughter when she set
up her kitchen in another city). I'd bookmarked the left hander at
Cutlery and More in anticipation.

So I wrote a big check to Visa this afternoon, getting me mostly right
with Santa, and promptly surfed over to my knife's site.

It's out of stock. There must be more south paws out there than Shun
imagined.



I'm confused. There are a lot of items for lefties, but knives, in my
experience, are symetrical. They should work the same for both. Am I
missing something?
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 20:02:36 -0500, Boron Elgar
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 18:29:04 -0600, "modom (palindrome guy)"
[email protected] wrote:

Back before Chistmas, I discovered that Shun was offering left-handed
knives finally. They must have heard that I'd complained about the
discrimination. I waited till I'd paid off my holiday debt to buy a
santoku for myself (I gave my Furi santoku to my daughter when she set
up her kitchen in another city). I'd bookmarked the left hander at
Cutlery and More in anticipation.

So I wrote a big check to Visa this afternoon, getting me mostly right
with Santa, and promptly surfed over to my knife's site.

It's out of stock. There must be more south paws out there than Shun
imagined.



http://www.metrokitchen.com/item/KE-DM0718L/

How does this price compare?

Boron


Thanks for the link, but it's about $25 more than I found at the other
site. I'm probably going to wait a bit more.
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:04:51 -0800, Dan Abel wrote:

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"modom (palindrome guy)" [email protected] wrote:

Back before Chistmas, I discovered that Shun was offering left-handed
knives finally. They must have heard that I'd complained about the
discrimination. I waited till I'd paid off my holiday debt to buy a
santoku for myself (I gave my Furi santoku to my daughter when she set
up her kitchen in another city). I'd bookmarked the left hander at
Cutlery and More in anticipation.

So I wrote a big check to Visa this afternoon, getting me mostly right
with Santa, and promptly surfed over to my knife's site.

It's out of stock. There must be more south paws out there than Shun
imagined.


I'm confused. There are a lot of items for lefties, but knives, in my
experience, are symetrical. They should work the same for both. Am I
missing something?


Shun handles aren't symmetrical. A cross section resembles a "D" or
a backwards "D" so that it fits into your palm with one contour and
behind your knuckles with another. Apparently being left handed is
not coddled in Japan like it is in our more permisive, USAian society,
so Shun knives were not even made for lefties till sometime last year
as far as I know. I only saw that they were available at a Sur la
Table store in Dallas in December.

Incidentally, when my grandfather died some years ago, we found a
wood-shaping tool in his collection that was made to be used only with
the right hand. It was a hatchet with a blade that was only beveled
on the left side and flat on the other, a kind of sideways adze, made
for plane-like wood forming on a rough scale before more delicate
instruments would be applied to the task.
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modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
Back before Chistmas, I discovered that Shun was offering left-handed
knives finally. They must have heard that I'd complained about the
discrimination. I waited till I'd paid off my holiday debt to buy a


Did you check Ebay for brand-new ones? That's where I got mine.

N.



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