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PierreRodrigue
02-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Midtechs are in!!

Well after a year of planning, and many conversations, they are here!

Working on the first batch now. Wa handles will be the first ones out...

These are CPM 154 @ HRC 61-62, machine finish, and thin!

Keep your eyes peeled.

HHH Knives
02-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Awesome Pierre. Looking forward to seeing them! Congrats.

Pensacola Tiger
02-03-2013, 01:47 PM
Woot! Can't wait for pics!

kalaeb
02-03-2013, 02:39 PM
I am sure the wait and effort will pay off for you. Congrats!

JMac
02-03-2013, 03:06 PM
Sweet!

heldentenor
02-03-2013, 03:52 PM
Will they be offered here, or through a vendor? Can't wait to see these.

cclin
02-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Can't wait to see it! price??

knyfeknerd
02-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Make it snappy!
I don't like to wait!

Chifunda
02-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Delayed gratification sucks. :begging:

Burl Source
02-03-2013, 05:55 PM
Come on Pierre!
You have to show us pictures of something.
Even if it's just the blades piled in a box.

Remember; "Pictures or it didn't happen"

Von blewitt
02-03-2013, 07:15 PM
+1 to all of the above

Lefty
02-03-2013, 07:41 PM
Can't wait. These are gonna be awesome!

quantumcloud509
02-03-2013, 07:47 PM
Must be a joke... I don't see any pictures :D Good one Pierre!

PierreRodrigue
02-03-2013, 10:31 PM
Here you go!
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0143_zpsf81f2fb4.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0142_zps6e945ff7.jpg

knyfeknerd
02-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Pierre, please tell me at least one of those is a 270!!!!

Lucretia
02-03-2013, 10:51 PM
Ooooo! OOOooooo! Westerns! :tongue4:

don
02-03-2013, 10:58 PM
Holy bovine

JMac
02-03-2013, 10:58 PM
i see, i see:knife:

Von blewitt
02-03-2013, 11:13 PM
Awesome!

turbochef422
02-03-2013, 11:58 PM
I want a western sooooo bad. I will get one must have one.

Lefty
02-04-2013, 12:21 AM
I see mine! :D

Seriously, I love that profile.

PierreRodrigue
02-04-2013, 12:30 AM
Hey everybody! Thank you! I have to say the paranoia of designing, tweaking the profile, settling on an "all 'rounder" was, well, a little stressful! lol! Its nice to have them in hand, and even nicer to read your comments.
Thanks for all your PM's as well!
US sales for these will be through Chef Knives To Go, I have a feeling, I will handle shipping to points in Canada.

quantumcloud509
02-04-2013, 12:31 AM
Forum would prolly buy you out if you sold them here...just saying ;)

chinacats
02-04-2013, 01:46 AM
Guess I would have to get someone in Canada to order one and ship it here...you listening Lefty?

:)

Nice knives Pierre, can't wait to see the finished product!

RobinW
02-04-2013, 04:58 AM
So, where do we stand on cost? :bigeek:

jigert
02-04-2013, 05:05 AM
How will I justify NOT buying one of these? Maybe I should just stay away from the computer for a couple of weeks, hoping they're all sold by the time I get back from solitude.

Salty dog
02-04-2013, 07:39 AM
I'll have to come out of retirement for one of those.

Von blewitt
02-04-2013, 07:43 AM
I'll have to come out of retirement for one of those.

Haha that didn't last long...

DeepCSweede
02-04-2013, 10:43 AM
Guess I would have to get someone in Canada to order one and ship it here...you listening Lefty?

:)

Nice knives Pierre, can't wait to see the finished product!

+1 Cough Cough

eshua
02-05-2013, 05:13 PM
Going no bolster on the westerns? Your custom handles are amazng but i cant imagne producing them at so low a price point.

Canadian
02-05-2013, 08:41 PM
Pierre, what inspired the profile on these knives? They look awesome!!!

Lefty
02-05-2013, 08:50 PM
Probably seeing me doing wide grip pull-ups, and then dicing onions.

labor of love
02-06-2013, 01:59 AM
Pierre, please tell me at least one of those is a 270!!!!

+1

PierreRodrigue
03-03-2013, 12:23 AM
:knife::knife::excited:
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0224-1_zps5c1e583c.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0223_zps57e75ace.jpg

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0220_zpsf4fd40fe.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0219_zps4c8e268b.jpg

Just a taste of what to expect.

don
03-03-2013, 12:27 AM
Awesome! There's going to be a rush of acquisitions for sure.

brainsausage
03-03-2013, 12:34 AM
This is one of the most frustrating threads... EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

*edit* oops nevermind. Looks fricking awesome!!!

cnochef
03-03-2013, 01:05 AM
Holy crap those look about as far away from mid-tech as possible, more like full on customs!

skiajl6297
03-03-2013, 10:21 AM
Watching this closely! Drooool.

Mike9
03-03-2013, 10:42 AM
Yes a 270 like that would be sweeeet

cclin
03-03-2013, 11:33 AM
Pierre, are you going to sell these two prototype mid-tech gyutos?? if yes, Dibs on second gyuto:D

:knife::knife::excited:
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0224-1_zps5c1e583c.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0223_zps57e75ace.jpg

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0220_zpsf4fd40fe.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0219_zps4c8e268b.jpg

Just a taste of what to expect.

K-Fed
03-03-2013, 11:45 AM
DIBS on #1

Lefty
03-03-2013, 11:49 AM
Gotta love these! Awesome work, Bear!

vicv
03-03-2013, 02:36 PM
those are very nice. May I ask what are mid-tecks? Are these a laser cut production type knife line you're doing like DT ITK?

brainsausage
03-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Dammit! More knives I need to buy...

cclin
03-03-2013, 03:01 PM
those are very nice. May I ask what are mid-tecks? Are these a laser cut production type knife line you're doing like DT ITK?

yes!! just like DT ITK....

vicv
03-03-2013, 03:28 PM
I was using it as an example. A custom knife makers less custom more affordable line

PierreRodrigue
03-03-2013, 04:45 PM
Yes, that is it essentially. A knife I designed, and had the bulk of the work done by industry. I do the final work, build the handle, assemble, sharpen, inspect, and then ship 'em out.

vicv
03-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Excellent. Thanks. They look fantastic. Too much chromium in the make up for my tastes but still beautiful work and design. It's good to see skilled fellow Canadians!

rdmalak
03-03-2013, 05:19 PM
These are amazing looking knives! Where do we get more information on price and availability on these?

theLawlCat
03-04-2013, 05:22 PM
They're up. Very tempting but I think I'm waiting to see what the western handles look like.

skiajl6297
03-04-2013, 05:50 PM
Just grabbed one of these. Super excited! (Wife is pissed.)

PierreRodrigue
03-04-2013, 08:10 PM
These are amazing looking knives! Where do we get more information on price and availability on these?

Pricing on these are $325 and are available from either Mark at Chef Knives To Go, or myself. If through me, there will be added shipping charge.

Lemieux
03-04-2013, 08:58 PM
from what I understand you didn't make those blade. So where those blade have been made? I would like to know the exact answer, but this is kind of professional secret.
So my question is, in which countries they are made?

PierreRodrigue
03-04-2013, 09:20 PM
these were produced in the US

rdmalak
03-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Pricing on these are $325 and are available from either Mark at Chef Knives To Go, or myself. If through me, there will be added shipping charge.

Thanks for letting me know. What a deal! How well does this steel hold an edge? I have blue #2 and R2 to compare.

I take it you don't live near Calgary or I could just pick one up.

PierreRodrigue
03-04-2013, 09:38 PM
I am in Lloydminster. I have no frame of reference. I am not familiar with that steel. It is however, a superb carbon, and edge holding is great.

PierreRodrigue
03-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Pricing on these are $325 and are available from either Mark at Chef Knives To Go, or myself. If through me, there will be added shipping charge.


ERROR ON THE PRICE!!! 'Cause I'm a dummy! :D Price is $325 shipping included in North America.

cnochef
03-05-2013, 12:01 AM
Pricing on these are $325 and are available from either Mark at Chef Knives To Go, or myself. If through me, there will be added shipping charge.

Pierre:

If I am in Canada and I want to get one, do I go through you?

PierreRodrigue
03-05-2013, 12:05 AM
You certainly can. Or through Mark, and I will ship from here.

K-Fed
03-05-2013, 12:21 PM
Just grabbed one of these. Super excited! (Wife is pissed.)

No wifey here... More money for knives ;x. Just grabbed one too and one step closer to owning a knife from each of the makers on the forum =)

Dardeau
03-05-2013, 12:31 PM
Is anyone planning on passing one of these around? I have a mighty urge to hold one, and just spent my spring knife budget.

Lefty
03-05-2013, 02:24 PM
Mine's in the mail, and it might take a while to pry it out of my hands once it gets here. :D

Paradox
03-05-2013, 02:31 PM
I'm hoping mine is too. Big week for me, this awesome Pierre midtech, a HHH parer, and an Artifex that I got re-handleed should be comig in any time. ;)

PierreRodrigue
03-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Pierre, are you going to sell these two prototype mid-tech gyutos?? if yes, Dibs on second gyuto:D


Number 2 is available again. A custom has been chosen instead...

marc4pt0
03-06-2013, 03:31 PM
uh-oh....

PierreRodrigue
03-06-2013, 03:51 PM
pending...

Justin0505
03-06-2013, 04:22 PM
DARN! How did I miss this until now: TO MANY PLACES TO CHECK FOR COOL KNIVES!!

If #2 becomes available again, I want it!

Lefty
03-06-2013, 05:11 PM
What about #1? Who got it?

K-Fed
03-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Me I think.

cclin
03-06-2013, 06:36 PM
Me I think.

you should PM Pierre. I give up the mid-tech#2 gyuto because I decide go for full-custom one!!

PierreRodrigue
03-06-2013, 08:50 PM
And SOLD to the gentleman in row three with the big smile!

Thank you for the interest in these guys. I will have the next batch up as soon as time permits.

Dave Martell
03-07-2013, 12:42 AM
They look great Pierre! :thumbsup:

PierreRodrigue
03-07-2013, 12:57 AM
Thank you my friend! I appreciate it!

RoanRoks29
03-07-2013, 06:01 PM
Man dam my internet for being out !!! I soo want one!! I cant wait till you can get some more out!! Hopefully it will be around april 29 th ... cause that will be a great birthday present to myself hahaha!!! They Look amazing!! Thanx for showing them off!!! Cant wait to see more!!!

K-Fed
03-18-2013, 11:45 PM
Pierre was certainly right. These things are thiiiiiinnnnnn easily the thinnest knife I own. Unpacked it tonight and put my edge on it. There is a very slight overgrind about 1/2 way down the blade but nothing serious. I've done more damage while learning to sharpen. Took a nice edge pretty easily though burr removal was a little more labor intensive than say dt's aebl or most of the other harder carbon knives I've used but not nearly as difficult as my glestain. This is my first experience with cpm154 and if the edge retention is up to it I think I'll like it quite a bit.
http://i.imgur.com/aDUuW02.jpg
Defineately will be a nice gyuto for detail work. Can't comment on cutting ability as of yet. More on that later.

Paradox
03-19-2013, 01:42 AM
I'm jealous! Mine is still in mail limbo somewhere between Calgary - Chicago - whoknowswhere. ;)

skiajl6297
03-19-2013, 10:10 AM
I'm jealous! Mine is still in mail limbo somewhere between Calgary - Chicago - whoknowswhere. ;)


Same boat. Damn shipping is killing me! Been in Chicago forever!

marc4pt0
03-19-2013, 10:25 AM
ditto

Lefty
03-19-2013, 10:33 AM
Yeah. Same here......... Ahem.......

marc4pt0
03-22-2013, 08:49 AM
Damn this mail. 4-10 days my arse

cnochef
03-22-2013, 05:11 PM
Can't wait until you post a few more of these for sale, especially looking forward to a few westerns. Get well and back to the grindstone! Ha ha.

Paradox
03-22-2013, 05:20 PM
Damn this mail. 4-10 days my arse

It should be there soon. Mine finally made it on Wed. It's worth the wait. ;)

PierreRodrigue
03-22-2013, 06:34 PM
Finish is drying on the next 6 handles. Still waiting on bolsters for the westerns.

Why is it that I can receive a knife from the US in 3-5 days max, and going south, it can take so much longer?

Sorry for what its worth guys :(

rdmalak
03-22-2013, 07:03 PM
I'm in for a Wa handled 240 when one becomes available! :)

cnochef
03-22-2013, 08:27 PM
Finish is drying on the next 6 handles. Still waiting on bolsters for the westerns.

Why is it that I can receive a knife from the US in 3-5 days max, and going south, it can take so much longer?

Sorry for what its worth guys :(

Pierre:

It is because Canada Post sucks even worse than USPS. Plus the customs handling on our side is painfully slow.

marc4pt0
03-22-2013, 11:09 PM
It should be there soon. Mine finally made it on Wed. It's worth the wait. ;)

I'm absolutely sure that it's worth the wait, and I'm stoked that you got yours. This is actually great news! There's still hope yet!

Pierre,
No Harm on your behalf, we're dealing with the US postal service here. There is absolutely zero sense of urgency or pride in this organization. I've suffered a few hiccups before...

theLawlCat
03-22-2013, 11:20 PM
Still waiting on bolsters for the westerns.
(

What are the bolsters going to be? Wood? Steel? G10? Secret that I'll have to wait and see for myself?

skiajl6297
03-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Just got it! Loving it so far! Immediately went to onions, sautéed chicken thighs, and a quick clean.
http://i.imgur.com/01RCnW6l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4OkzWnBl.jpg
Blazen is thin too ...
http://i.imgur.com/vhwYJivl.jpg

marc4pt0
03-24-2013, 09:44 AM
just got mine yesterday. One thin puppy!! took it to onions, then minced shallots, then sliced & diced potatoes. It didn't like the potatoes, a good bit of sticking. Stropped then back to potatoes, still sticking. Tackled a huge stripped bass pretty easily, liking the profile and flex (Lots of flex!). What surprised me was the patina that was left by all these exercises! Wiped dry after each task and during (I'm a serious clean Freak)...
pics to come

marc4pt0
03-24-2013, 10:03 AM
not my best camera shot
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/20130324_084759_zpsd3e3af0f.jpg
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/20130324_084706_zpscf0a782d.jpg

skiajl6297
03-24-2013, 10:06 AM
Interesting - yes - definite patina from one use for me. No sharpening yet.

Dusty
03-24-2013, 11:07 AM
I love the profile of these. I've alway liked high-tip, flat profiles. Nice and triangular, that can give a blade lacking height really good knuckle clearance.

I hope this knife expands to western petty one day Pierre. ;)

Lefty
03-24-2013, 01:22 PM
Patina, eh? I haven't noticed any on mine yet. I'll take a closer look.

Lefty
03-24-2013, 09:29 PM
I just checked and mine has no patina after some pretty decent use. I have had other stainless steels patina on me before, though, so it does happen. For me it was German whatever steel and VG1. Meh.

On a side note, this knife seems to hold an insane edge for quite a while.

Lefty
03-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Ok, so I used my midtech exclusively today and decided to take it to the stones to really tune it up and bring out the best of the knife. While doing so, I looked really closely at my blade and noticed that it's still patina free. You can kinda see where my thumb sits, but that just happens. For some reason it dawned on me that CPM154 is stainless, as in "stains less". As far as stainless steels go, most powdered versions have a fairly high carbon content left, and will develop a grey dull patina over time, if left wet and warm. Is there a chance that this could be the case? The only true stain/rust proof steels are way too low in carbon content to ever even thin about using in a real knife.

Just thinkin'....

Paradox
03-26-2013, 01:45 AM
In my experience any steel will rust or patina if you give it the right environment no matter how "stainless" it is. Granted that can need to be pretty harsh for the steel to show signs. :eek2:

My mid-tech has shown no signs of patina so far.

skiajl6297
03-26-2013, 10:17 AM
My steel is showing quite an impressive patina on the blade face - as I was using it to slice just out of the pan chicken thighs. (think Chipotle at home) cubing of hot meat. Distinct gray patina almost the length of the knife. Look at first 50% of knife closely below. Doesn't bother me, but was surprised to see.
http://i.imgur.com/85jDuol.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6O2BQEp.jpg

Also note, crappy ipad pictures, combined with not fully cleaned knives - but the patina didn't degrade after a good clean.

Jim
03-26-2013, 10:47 AM
Pierre, really handsome knife! Congratulations.

skiajl6297
03-26-2013, 01:04 PM
I'll be tossing some more review info out after some more time with it, but so far, absolutely loving it.

K-Fed
03-26-2013, 04:30 PM
For anyone interested feel free to post your impressions thoughts in the pierre/ dt midtech thread in the reviews rather than starting 5 new threads. Just an idea. I wouldn't mind at all.

PierreRodrigue
03-29-2013, 02:13 AM
Next bunch heading to Chef Knives To Go Got home today around 4:00 and rough fitted these. A little tweaking to do.

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0307_zps7c062514.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0305_zpsc90b6ba1.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0303_zps05ad03e8.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0301_zpsf48eddad.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0299_zpsd8655aa7.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0297_zps5e4d0200.jpg

don
03-29-2013, 02:20 AM
Next bunch heading to Chef Knives To Go Got home today around 4:00 and rough fitted these. A little tweaking to do.

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0307_zps7c062514.jpg

Dibs

cclin
03-29-2013, 02:25 AM
dibs for this one....
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0299_zpsd8655aa7.jpg

Lucretia
03-29-2013, 02:26 AM
I wouldn't mind this one:

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0303_zps05ad03e8.jpg

rdmalak
03-29-2013, 11:33 AM
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0297_zps5e4d0200.jpg

I'll take this one off your hands right now.

rdmalak
04-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Well I have my knife ordered and should be shipped out this week!!! :biggrin: I can't wait to get it!!

Mike9
04-01-2013, 08:48 PM
270 . . . 270 . . . 270 . . . :knife: :knife: Oh hell - might have to go with a 240 - :idea2:

Montrachet
04-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Mine is on the way.:EDance2:

KSC02
04-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Now that I've selected one I can't wait to receive it!
You're a patient man, Pierre :biggrin:

rdmalak
04-13-2013, 11:31 AM
Has anyone had their knives shipped to them yet?

PierreRodrigue
04-13-2013, 11:54 AM
Thanks for your patience guys, I just got back home yesterday. I will get them out right away.

rdmalak
04-13-2013, 01:35 PM
Thanks Pierre!

Montrachet
04-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Thanks for keeping in touch.

KSC02
04-13-2013, 05:28 PM
The quick update is appreciated

skiajl6297
04-13-2013, 11:32 PM
They are worth the wait.

marc4pt0
04-14-2013, 01:05 AM
ohhhhhhhh yes indeed

rdmalak
04-14-2013, 01:06 AM
That's great to hear! I'm so excited to try mine that I'm bursting.

DSChief
04-17-2013, 10:56 PM
still waiting to see a western handle, I could swear I saw a picture of a load of blanks! i'd take a simple cocobolo/G10 combo
in the style of the forum/lamson project

KSC02
04-27-2013, 10:46 AM
My knife arrived and I've been thoroughly enjoying it!
Thank you, Pierre :)

Mike9
04-28-2013, 12:57 AM
You guys are lucky - can't get them in the states yet. Someone seems to be "out of stock" for weeks now. :curse:

ajhuff
04-28-2013, 12:59 AM
You guys are lucky - can't get them in the states yet. Someone seems to be "out of stock" for weeks now. :curse:

+1

-AJ

PierreRodrigue
04-28-2013, 01:59 AM
They are coming guys...

K-Fed
04-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Has my midtech made back to you yet Pierre?

PierreRodrigue
04-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Got it Friday...

K-Fed
04-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Got it Friday...

Awesome. Thanks for the quick reply =).

Mike9
05-19-2013, 10:34 PM
They are coming guys...

:detective:

K-Fed
05-20-2013, 12:00 AM
Don't mean to be a bother but have you had an opportunity to repair my slim n sexy baby?

samuelpeter
05-20-2013, 03:00 AM
I'm surprised at the patience in this thread! Any possible timeline for these?

PierreRodrigue
08-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Some more midtechs have been made available at Chef Knives to Go