a good pu knife

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a good pu knife

Postby puerhking » Jan 23rd, '09, 19:20

This works so well I am compelled to share. This is in appearance a peeler. However to those with a skilled eye....it is clearly a pu knife. It comes to a point and is slightly sharp at the tip. The curvature of the peeler keeps it from flexing. The point allows for isolating a particular leaf if need be or diving into a beeng with a more aggresive hand. It simply works great. And of course it is made in China. :P

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Postby tenuki » Jan 23rd, '09, 19:39

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probably started life as an oyster knife in japan it has the beefy handle and strong good quality blade to really pry stuff out if need be but is small enough to maneuver around to get that whole leaf. flat on one side and beveled on the other makes following a layer easy. most perfect puerh knife ever.

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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 23rd, '09, 22:59

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My pu knife serves its purpose quite well. However, like the others, it was not meant to be a pu knife but a letter opener. Nonetheless, it does the trick. It also has an added bonus at the back in - a blade. It comes in handy when opening tea packages, cutting through bubble wrap or tongs. :D

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Postby Salsero » Jan 23rd, '09, 23:10

Pretty picture, Hop. Now you have to tell us what that gorgeous bing is.

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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 23rd, '09, 23:27

Salsero wrote:Pretty picture, Hop. Now you have to tell us what that gorgeous bing is.


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Postby Trioxin » Jan 24th, '09, 07:06

I'm all about the letter openers

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Postby Salsero » Jan 24th, '09, 11:59

Dang that is such a nice photo, Trioxin. What is the background? Are there two light sources or did you bounce light from one?

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Postby Trioxin » Jan 24th, '09, 17:19

Thanks Sal. The background is a lacquered serving tray with dual light sources. Then of course, I photoshopped the shit out of it. A combination of blurring and sharpening gives it that surreal effect. Then darkened till you nearly loose detail, the brighten till you nearly blow out the highlights. Its kinda my thing.

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Postby tony shlongini » Jan 24th, '09, 18:16

Some of those cakes can be a bear to pry apart, let alone tie bings. For particularly recalcitrant tuos or bings, I use a rigid Japanese boning knife called a honesuki. It can tear through anything, but you wouldn't want to slip. :wink:

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