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Ah, then it's possible that you were exerting too much pressure; try again, but next time with only sufficient pressure to cause it to bite lightly ...

** Phil.

Quite possibly it was just down to misuse, however since getting the wet stones, I now only need to sharpen the knives once a month or so, as opposed to once a week. I think I'd be very cagey about sharpening my "good" knives with it. I might try it out with the cheaper knives but try to be less aggressive with it. Thanks

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I've also got one of these, but I'm really not sure if it's a real one or a fake one, either way it was terrible.
If you have owned a fake (as I have) and you then acquire the real thing (as I also have), there will be absolutely no doubt in your mind that you can tell the difference.  It is rather like (for example) seeing your first Golden Eagle in Scotland, when up until then you had only succeeded in convincing yourself that "that big bird up there" (i.e., a buzzard) /must surely/ be a Golden Eagle; or (if you are more of a oenophile than a bird-watcher) drinking a Chateau Margaux for the first time when up until then the best red you had ever tried was a Mouton Cadet.  When you attempt to sharpen a knife with a fake AnySharp, the blade will glide over the device; when you use a real AnyKnife, you will feel the blade bite instantly, and throughout the pull (provided that you are careful) that tension will be maintained.

** Phil.

TBH it did feel like the blade was biting, but as I dragged it over the groove it felt like it was really chewing in to the blade and often left the edge quite rough and burred. I've still got it somewhere, but it's relegated to "camping knife" duties.

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I've also got one of these, but I'm really not sure if it's a real one or a fake one, either way it was terrible. I replaced it with one of this Mino-sharp mini water wheel sharpeners. That was a bit better, but still not great. I finally bit the bullet and bought a couple of proper wet stones, which are a thousand times more effective (fictional statistic btw). Take a bit of getting used to, but definitely result in a much better edge.

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I nearly always use neck cook 4 a couple of hours flavour is second 2 none

I'm assuming you poach it on a low heat with a spice mix?

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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:26 PM »
To be honest, pretty much all of his back catalogue. But the most 'accessibl e' album is probably 'Hurry up, we're dreaming'. Midnight city is on that album. Also check out an album called 'Outrun' by Kavinsky too.

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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: Bringing back hanging
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:17 PM »
Yep. UKIP taking power in a general election is the second reason I'd emigrate without a second's hesitation.

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I have used leg too but at the minute on the butchers counter in Tesco Lamb shoulder is half price = £6 per kilo. Bargain!
Cheers!

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Just out of curiosity, which cut of lamb do you guys use?

I've always used a boned, filleted and diced leg in the past, but as I'm sure you're aware this isn't exactly a cheap piece of meat!
Has anyone had any luck using the cheaper cuts? Shoulder (very fatty?), Neck? etc

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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: Bringing back hanging
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:05 AM »
That's one of the problems with the UK - no deterrents anymore - hence no respect for anything, including the law. 

There is a fine line between fear & respect.  Time some of the fear factor was brought back in.  Too many do-gooders, tree hugging liberal types out there today.

Court appearances these days result in a slap on the wrist in most cases & the offenders don't give a bollox.

I agree that many judicial cases end up with custodial sentences that are too short, or no custodial sentence at all. I think the law should be much tougher in certain circumstances. However, I think state condoned murder is abhorrently wrong. I reckon I fall nicely in to your "do-gooders, tree hugging liberal types" category.

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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: T's & C's
« on: November 21, 2014, 09:51 AM »
Perfect. Thanks very much.

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