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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, October 1, 2010 12:13 AM Reply
    Does "horizontal" mean something other than that the knife was lying flat when it was photographed?
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  • gregwalton Friday, October 1, 2010 4:59 AM Reply
    I've often wondered. All the ceramics were called "horizontal" so I thought it must be something to do with the material, but they've started using the term for stainless steel kitchen knives, too.

    Anybody know, or is it just an Engrish thing?
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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, October 1, 2010 5:04 AM Reply
    Crazy thought perhaps, but could it possibly be the brand? (I was just looking at a Hao Ling flashlight.)
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  • flashin Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:37 AM Reply
    maybe they are reffering to fixed blades as horizontal?

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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:19 PM Reply
    Ironically, that should be "ingrish" at its best! :)

    But if even you don't know, flashin, I doubt that anyone here will. I don't think it is the brand, because I've seen Horizontal knives on DX from two suppliers.
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  • frills Top 10 Forum Poster Saturday, October 9, 2010 2:30 PM Reply
    They're even referring to vegetable peelers as horizontal even though their blades are on pivots and vertical with relation to the handle.

    I imagine it was a word that doesn't have the expected meaning when translated literally. I think it may have to do with how all of the knives described as "horizontal" have plain-edged blades. Not so surprising for ceramics, but the steel ones are also the same way.
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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Saturday, October 9, 2010 2:33 PM Reply
    Best idea yet!
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  • flashin Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:37 PM Reply
    the horizon can be called a plain too.... so that's probably it frills.

    they used the wrong translation for "plain".
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