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marc4pt0
02-08-2013, 08:04 AM
So, with some convincing, my wife has agreed to "allow" me to purchase one more knife for my 40th birthday. in fact, she wants to [I]pay[I] for it! Given we are expecting our first (little girl) on May 9th, I don't foresee another opportunity like this coming for another 10 years! So I figure I'd better make this count. It's also suiting that after 25 years in restaurant kitchens that I've accumulated to this point exactly 39 knives, this last one being my 40th.

What I'm looking for is a gyuto 240-270. something thin-ish. On my current wish list top 4 are Mario, Carter, Marko, DT. Hence the reason I'm posting this here. If any fellow members happen to have something along these lines that was considering selling or trading, I'd like to express my interest.
I actually was contacted by a fellow member last week about a trade for a Mario 270 Dhandle. I almost shat myself with excitement. But then I was heart broken when he decided to rescind his offer for the opportunity of a re-handle. Not that I blame the kid, I just don't think he fully understood his new purchase at the time. Sometimes the holy grail ah- ha moment takes a minute to set in. I'm jealous.

I know this is a long shot in the dark with both my hands tied behind my back and nothing but broken arrows,but I'd figure it's worth a shot!

Pensacola Tiger
02-08-2013, 08:24 AM
PM sent.

Yoni Lang
02-08-2013, 12:55 PM
handled hah


PM sent.

DeepCSweede
02-08-2013, 01:01 PM
Rick,

That is two potential scores for other members in a week. You must have a few new ones coming in soon?

DeepCSweede
02-08-2013, 01:03 PM
Marc,

Congrats on the upcoming 40th and on the new baby girl to be. Seems you and I follow along the same track, my first baby came at 40 also. However, I was not lucky enough to amass 39 knives before that point. I am on the waiting list for both Mario and Marko so enjoy whatever Rick sends your way if that works out.

Pensacola Tiger
02-08-2013, 01:06 PM
Rick,

That is two potential scores for other members in a week. You must have a few new ones coming in soon?

:2thumbsup:

Mingooch
02-08-2013, 03:24 PM
Good luck, I too am of the baby at 40 list and I am not sure how many knives, have to count them....

cclin
02-08-2013, 06:32 PM
marc4pt0, Rick, :dontknow:which knife:scratchhead:?? my curiosity killing me:dazed:!!

mc2442
02-08-2013, 09:30 PM
With the others on the curiousity! What, what, what???

marc4pt0
02-08-2013, 11:25 PM
Thank you guys. I'm kind of digging this club, the having your first at 40. Many of my friends started 10+ years ago. Some ride me for starting too late, some confide that they wished they would have waited. Technically, I didn't wait/plan it this way. These are just the cards I have to workwith.

As for the knife, let me just say this first- I'm utterly surprised, blown away, by the offers that were given. This forum and it's members f*****g rock. I feel fortunate to have found this place to share and follow along.

Rick was very quick and generous with this offer. It's clearly a no-brainer, and thanks again Rick.

(drum roll...)

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8224-CPM154-260mm-gyuto?highlight=






Marc,

Congrats on the upcoming 40th and on the new baby girl to be. Seems you and I follow along the same track, my first baby came at 40 also. However, I was not lucky enough to amass 39 knives before that point. I am on the waiting list for both Mario and Marko so enjoy whatever Rick sends your way if that works out.


Good luck, I too am of the baby at 40 list and I am not sure how many knives, have to count them....

marc4pt0
02-08-2013, 11:47 PM
also, as to the 39 knives, they ain't all gems. Some forschners from culinary school, some Henckels (my first), and so on. What can I say, the bug bit me early, and I sure as hell wasn't making the big bucks back then. Just enjoyed buying knives for "work". Like I've said to my staff before, this is probably the only job you can walk through a parking lot to work carrying a knife at your side.:knife:

jgraeff
02-08-2013, 11:49 PM
Id say get a Mario gyuto, with DT damascus steel, and Marko handle and saya. you'd get three of your top and probably the most awesome knife around!! if i had the cash to do it that is exactly what i would do!

Johnny.B.Good
02-08-2013, 11:54 PM
Congratulations, Marc!

We'll need pictures of the birthday present (and new addition) in the days/weeks/months to come.

What a great thread.

cclin
02-09-2013, 12:02 AM
Congratulations! that is one great gyuto....

cclin
02-09-2013, 12:09 AM
Id say get a Mario gyuto, with DT damascus steel, and Marko handle and saya. you'd get three of your top and probably the most awesome knife around!! if i had the cash to do it that is exactly what i would do!

I already try that.....however, Mario politely refuse...........:sad0:& Marko won't doing custom handle+saya anymore!! very sad....:IMOK:
Mario & Marko, if you guys change your minds please PM me!!:begging:

kalaeb
02-09-2013, 12:13 AM
Dang, that is beautiful!

chinacats
02-09-2013, 01:02 AM
Great B-day present! Congrats!

jgraeff
02-09-2013, 02:10 AM
I already try that.....however, Mario politely refuse...........:sad0:& Marko won't doing custom handle+saya anymore!! very sad....:IMOK:
Mario & Marko, if you guys change your minds please PM me!!:begging:

That is a bummer! Markos handles are amazing!!! But he is very busy in the perfection of knife making so can't blame him.

Lefty
02-09-2013, 04:55 AM
That Mario gyuto is by far one of my all-time favourites. I actually remember where I was when I secured that beauty for the shop. Congrats!

As for the "whole baby thing"...I mean the knife is amazing, but this is huge! My best-friend is about two or three weeks out from getting his first from the stork (is it still done this way?), and I know from being so close to the guy that it's scary, exciting, scary, incredible and effing scary. So, congratulations! You're a lucky dude. Oh, also, happy birthday.

marc4pt0
02-09-2013, 08:03 AM
thanks guys!

jgraeff- what an outstanding idea! That's just dynamite thinking!

cclin- thanks for squashing that idea. Whew, for a second there I was scratching my head thinking "maybe I could sell this and that and..."

Lefty- I want to say that I know exactly how your friend feels, but we've got just under 3 months left. So I'm sure the "holycrapthisisscary, holycrapthisisawesome" feeling I have now is nothing compared to what I (we) will be experiencing 2 months from now!

Igasho
02-09-2013, 08:48 AM
4 months from now you wont have time / situational awareness to worry about how you feel, just how much sleep you're able to get

WildBoar
02-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Only 40?!? Babies having babies! :D

We are one week out from having our first (and only). And I'm less then a month short of 47 :O Totally agree with the holycrapthisisawesome and holycrapthisisscary. Some of my friends in my age group have kids who are getting ready to graduate college, and one is about to become a grandpa.

Congrats on the birthday and baby, and an awesome new knife from a top custom maker :cool2:

DeepCSweede
02-09-2013, 02:46 PM
Maybe we ought to start that up as a separate thread - I like that - Babies having babies. Enjoy it all as it happens, it is the most amazing time. I am going through her first major flu right now at 17 weeks - 102-103 degree temps and unhappy as can be. It sucks because you just have to let it run its course and make sure she doesn't get dehydrated.

knyfeknerd
02-09-2013, 02:52 PM
Only 40?!? Babies having babies! :D

We are one week out from having our first (and only). And I'm less then a month short of 47 :O Totally agree with the holycrapthisisawesome and holycrapthisisscary. Some of my friends in my age group have kids who are getting ready to graduate college, and one is about to become a grandpa.

Congrats on the birthday and baby, and an awesome new knife from a top custom maker :cool2:
Wow David I had no idea you were almost 47. I thought you were much younger.
I hate to hijack the thread, but congrats to ALL you guys and gals on the upcoming additions.
Drinky, Kalaeb, marc, WildBoar,
Mike D just had one.
I know this isn't the first for some of you, but congrats the same.
I love my kids more than life itself and wouldn't trade them in for anything, not even Rick(Pensacola's) collection!
You guys need to start shippin' out some cigars!!!:headbang:
P.S. -Get as much sleep as possible now. I mean it.

Chefdog
02-09-2013, 03:38 PM
P.S. -Get as much sleep as possible now. I mean it.

Listen to the Knerd all you dads-to-be!!!!

2 1/2 years in and I'm still walking around like a zombie. Who knew kids like to get up at 5 in the morning and stand next to the bed like creepy stalkers waiting until you roll over and scream at maximum volume "daddy wake up, peeaaase!!"

Do it now! Go to sleep. And take that bad ass knife with you :bliss:

WildBoar
02-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Haha. The stairs in our house creak too much for anyone to walk down to the master bedroom without waking me up :cool2:

Hmmm, cigars. I guess that would be cheaper then the custom DT pettys I was planning on sending out. Thanks for the recommendation, Knyfe!

bear1889
02-09-2013, 06:26 PM
I would have suggested Cutco.....just kidding I would have said Del Ealy or something from Jon and Sara at Japanese Knife Imports.

bear1889
02-09-2013, 06:30 PM
I would have suggested Cutco.....just kidding I would have said Del Ealy or something from Jon and Sara at Japanese Knife Imports.

Damn the edit feature didnt work, I wanted to say great looking knife you picked. Or did it pick you?

Congrats on the baby....

marc4pt0
02-10-2013, 10:40 PM
I'd say it picked me. It certainly did find me.
I really like how this thread seemed to open up this sort of "sub-club" of us guys having our first kid at the age off 40 (or in David's case, 47 :thumbsup: ) It's nice to see, perhaps this impending fatherhood has got me excited about this brave New world that's about to unfold. Glad to hear others here are turning the same page.

Mingooch
02-11-2013, 10:04 PM
I m one of the lucky 40 for dads, at 2.5 months my daughter started sleeping through the night. In her crib at 8pm, sleeps till 630am, then a diaper change, and many days will go back to sleep till 9-1030am. I am sooooo lucky.at 9.5 months, it has not changed either

ayeung74
02-15-2013, 12:10 PM
Please share with everyone some pics of what you got!

bear1889
02-15-2013, 07:58 PM
Please share with everyone some pics of what you got!

Do you mean the baby or the knife?:biggrin:

Notaskinnychef
02-16-2013, 02:39 AM
well we are having our first in june (a girl, Sienna) but I appear to be too young for this crowd, having turned the ripe old age of 31 last month :P

Chefdog
02-16-2013, 06:23 AM
well we are having our first in june (a girl, Sienna) but I appear to be too young for this crowd, having turned the ripe old age of 31 last month :P

Congratulations.
But don't worry, you'll FEEL old soon enough. Like, by July. :tease:

WildBoar
02-16-2013, 11:51 AM
We welcomed Luca at 11:00 am yesterday. Some complications for my wife, but she's doing a lot better this morning.

kalaeb
02-16-2013, 12:39 PM
We welcomed Luca at 11:00 am yesterday. Some complications for my wife, but she's doing a lot better this morning.

Good stuff David, I hope the wife recovers quickly. We welcomed Abigal yesterday as well at 8:53pm. 6lbs9oz and 19 inches long.

WildBoar
02-16-2013, 12:42 PM
Congrats, Matt!

Okay, who is next now? :)

DeepCSweede
02-16-2013, 12:51 PM
We are going to have a veritable cigar club this year - Congrats David & Matt! Hope mama's and babies are all doing well.

Johnny.B.Good
02-16-2013, 02:19 PM
Wow, two in one day!

Congratulations gentleman, and to your wives.

Chefdog
02-16-2013, 05:39 PM
Congratulations guys!! Best wishes to the moms and babies :bliss:
Cheers, Ill drink one to everyone's health!!

marc4pt0
02-16-2013, 11:21 PM
I can only hope to be as lucky!

jared08
02-18-2013, 08:12 PM
Congrats to all on their new borns! Also a congrats to a beautiful new piece of art to work with.:)
I too, am having my first child(boy), due April 22nd. But Im much younger than everyone else here, could be some of yours sons..haha
But ill be 23 next month and am basically terrified/excited to death. Good luck to all, your wives, and new additions to the family!

marc4pt0
02-18-2013, 10:55 PM
talk about babies having babies! Congrats to you!