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If your goal is keeping knives as sharp as possible as long as possible, an alternative worth considering is ceramic knives. Kyocera is (still) the industry leader, but there is a good deal of competition out there now, especially on price. To quote from my reviews: "The fact that you are even reading this suggests that you already know the arguments in favor of ceramic knives. Ceramic knives are harder than steel knives, can be made much sharper than steel knives, hold their edge ten times longer than steel knives, are lighter than steel knives, won't brown foods, transfer a metallic taste or smell, or rust. You probably also know the disadvantages of ceramic knives. Unlike steel knives ceramic knives can chip or break so you want to avoid dropping them, tossing them in a sink or kitchen drawer, or arguably even washing them in a dishwasher. (Most ceramic knives come in fitted plastic packing material that can be saved, or you can store them in something like this Kyocera Bamboo 3-Slot Knife Block.) If you actually succeed in dulling a ceramic knife, it will need to be professionally sharpened, though Kyocera is working on an electronic diamond knife sharpener for home use. Unlike steel knives ceramic knives cannot flex without breaking so there can be no such thing as a ceramic boning knife, and you only want to use ceramic knives to cut boneless meats. Finally, although using a proper cutting board is a good idea with fine steel knives, it is an absolute requirement with ceramic knives; using a ceramic knife to cut something on a plate is an absolute no-no."
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2010 on Wanna Stay Sharp? Let's Get Stoned at Al Dente
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Light My Fire makes a pretty good line of sporks, and with their titanium model, they now have an unbreakable one.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2009 on Cutlery With a Twist: Sporks and Spifes at Al Dente
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There never was a specific movie soundtrack album, but the 1776 (1969 Original Broadway Cast) [CAST RECORDING] album, which is still available, includes performances by many of the same actors who went on to star in the film. One notable exception is Rex Everhart, who replaced Howard da Silva at some performances and on this recording. That's about as close as you can get.
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I'd be interested in downloading a version that includes all FOUR verses of the National Anthem, if any such exists. Does anyone know of such a version?
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2009 on Land of the Free (Music)! at ChordStrike
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I'm a big fan of clothing made of cloth engineered to wick away moisture; they make me feel MUCH cooler and NOT sopping wet. Coolmax nylon from DuPont was the first but there are other products available now. The Travelsmith and Magellans catalogs and web sites are good sources, especially the former for women. Wrightsock makes double-layer, anti-blister socks out of this material available from the SockCompany web site.
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