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Zwiefel
03-24-2013, 12:02 AM
Based on some interest expressed in Pitonboy's recent thread, I'd like to offer up my Mario 280mm Gyuto-Hiki for a passaround. All of the usual rules apply:

Be a regular poster here
take care of proper packaging + shipping to the next person
insure the shipping for the value of the knife ($400)
sharpen only if needed, and are comfortable with it on this knife
pass on to the next person after 1 week
(please preserve the profile as it's my favorite :nunchucks:)
Keep everyone up-to-date in this thread, please

As this is my first time to do this and I'm nervous about sending one of my prized toys around the country :sad0:, I'm going to have a couple of additional rules:

conus only (sorry my Canadian/Island friends)
limiting to 10 people, who will be chosen by an undisclosed process :)

Review/photos appreciated, but not required.

PM with interest + shipping deets.

EdipisReks
03-24-2013, 12:22 AM
i'd love to try it!

Zwiefel
03-24-2013, 12:31 AM
Oops, should have mentioned:

I'll keep this open until Friday (2013-03-29). Then I'll finalize + publish the list.

cclin
03-24-2013, 12:33 AM
I would love to be included, pm sent.

orange
03-24-2013, 12:42 AM
wowser!! :doublethumbsup:

Jmadams13
03-24-2013, 01:15 AM
I'd love to try, if I may be considered

Lefty
03-24-2013, 01:43 AM
I'm likely in. I'd love to try one before I buy one. Hopefully another Canadian or two pop up :D

Don Nguyen
03-24-2013, 01:47 AM
I would really like to try this one Zweifel!

I don't have PM access, but if I can be a part of it my email is d.the.nguyen at gmail.com

jgraeff
03-24-2013, 03:08 AM
id love to try it but i already have one haha but seriously more people should get in on this its a great knife!

knyfeknerd
03-24-2013, 02:40 PM
I must PM U sir!

pleue
03-24-2013, 03:26 PM
pmed yesterday!

Chuckles
03-24-2013, 04:15 PM
Oooh - would love to try it.

Notaskinnychef
03-24-2013, 04:21 PM
Lefty, you and I are out. It's conus only. That's too bad but I totally appreciate the situation. Very generous for a passaround.

Lefty
03-24-2013, 09:59 PM
Lefty, you and I are out. It's conus only. That's too bad but I totally appreciate the situation. Very generous for a passaround.

Didn't even notice. Crappy, but what can you do....

Zwiefel
03-26-2013, 08:08 PM
Still have a few slots open if anyone is interested....

JMac
03-27-2013, 01:31 AM
hope i make the cut

Jmadams13
03-27-2013, 02:16 AM
I'm excited to say the least. When we gonna get this puppy rolllin' lol

sachem allison
03-27-2013, 02:40 AM
I would love to try it if you don't mind.

Zwiefel
03-30-2013, 07:15 PM
Gentlepersons,

I have the final list ready. Apologies to those not on the list, I've basically stuck with the folks that I know the best from the forums. I love the "Flat Stanley" concept proposed by K-Fed...not a requirement to participate, but it would be appreciated, along with any observations from your experience. You are welcome to sharpen it if needed, please preserve the profile though.

For those not familiar with Flat Stanley:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Stanley#The_Flat_Stanley_Project

Passaround list/Order:

KnyfeKnerd
Chinacats
JMAdams13
sachem allison: No Address
EdipisReks
Crothcipt
CCLin
DaveB: No Address

I'm a bit under the weather now, but I'll try to get this started ASAP once I receive addresses for Son + Dave.

Zwiefel
04-07-2013, 05:39 PM
Slightly revised list after I got the last addresses:

DaveB
KnyfeKnerd
Chinacats
JMAdams13
sachem allison
EdipisReks
Crothcipt
CCLin

This is going in the post to DaveB tomorrow!

brainsausage
04-07-2013, 06:50 PM
Can I hop on? Somehow missed this post...

tk59
04-08-2013, 01:33 AM
Me, too. I live a little way from cclin, if that makes a difference. Cool passaround, regardless. :thumbsup:

Don Nguyen
04-08-2013, 03:35 AM
Darn, maybe next time for me.

Bill13
04-08-2013, 06:29 PM
If 10 are not signed up and it is not to late this looks great and I would love to get in!!

Zwiefel
04-10-2013, 12:05 PM
OK, a couple of last minute changes to get TK59 and Brainsausage in:

DaveB
KnyfeKnerd
Chinacats
JMAdams13
sachem allison
Brainsausage
EdipisReks
Crothcipt
CCLin
TK59

That will round out the 10.

Jmadams13
04-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Where is it now? Reviews...

Zwiefel
04-14-2013, 02:49 AM
:plus1:

;) DaveB still has it, I think....prob wont hear from him until he ships it.

daveb
04-23-2013, 02:52 AM
Z, The Mario wanted to stay for the weekend BBQ. It ships 2morrow.

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14765

14766

I got to compare it to a new Shig and Ben's passaround Kato gyutos for prep type work. Initially it was a little awkward but I quickly got used to the shorter height and it worked well for me. In chopping and dicing tasks where I thought the Shig and Kato were very good the Mario was good - very good. It did not have the heft of the traditional gyuto and did not "fall through" food as readily. It shined when slicing scallions very thin. It was easy to control the tip for precise work.

14786

For slicing tasks I compared it to my 270 Shig sujiki and it compared quite well. Slices were clean and precise and the knife was easy to control. Slight nod to the Shig here.

14788

14790

As a home cook I don't have the space or knife constraints that professionals working in a commercial kitchen have. If I did, this is a knife that could easily be the "one" knife to do everything.

YMMV.

Regards - and thanks for the generous passaround,

Dave

wenus2
04-23-2013, 03:10 AM
Is that a smoked belly roll? Great looking pics. Nice write-up.

Yes, the Ignolio gyutohiki is the one knife to rule them all.
Instead of a little-of-this little-of-that, it's a lot-of-this lot-of-that...
Didn't quite best a Kato at chopping or a Shig at slicing, what a slouch!

Zwiefel
04-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the pics + write-up Dave! Glad you two wanted a little more "alone time" before shipping it off :)

knyfeknerd
04-27-2013, 01:50 AM
HOLY CRAP!
I just got home from work and saw a nice parcel waiting for me. Yeah, I waited to open it. I had a beer first, poked around on KKF a little......
.....then I opened it and WOWZAH!
I've admired Mr. Ingoglia's work for quite a while but have never had the pleasure of handling one. I am truly impressed by everything about this knife and haven't cut anything with it yet. The pics do not do it justice, it is phenomenal. The profile, grind, handle, F&F, etc, etc, etc!!!!!
Okay, I'm officially going to get on Mario's list ASAP!
Beautiful, I can't wait to use this baby.
Mario, you da man!
Z, thanks for the passaround. If this was my knife I wouldn't let anyone else touch it!
Very generous of you to do this. Look for my review soon.

RRLOVER
04-29-2013, 10:36 PM
HOLY CRAP!
I just got home from work and saw a nice parcel waiting for me. Yeah, I waited to open it. I had a beer first, poked around on KKF a little......
.....then I opened it and WOWZAH!
I've admired Mr. Ingoglia's work for quite a while but have never had the pleasure of handling one. I am truly impressed by everything about this knife and haven't cut anything with it yet. The pics do not do it justice, it is phenomenal. The profile, grind, handle, F&F, etc, etc, etc!!!!!
Okay, I'm officially going to get on Mario's list ASAP!
Beautiful, I can't wait to use this baby.
Mario, you da man!
Z, thanks for the passaround. If this was my knife I wouldn't let anyone else touch it!
Very generous of you to do this. Look for my review soon.



I know you like them big,so I hope you find it usefull.

eaglerock
04-30-2013, 04:35 AM
Would love to try this knife 1 day :(

knyfeknerd
05-06-2013, 01:54 AM
I've got to ship this knife out tomorrow. Man, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this knife. I just wish I had some more time with it.
As I said earlier, the F&F is impeccable. She's quite an excellent cutter as well. Mario's work is truly as close to perfect as I've handled and actually used.
I think this is an interesting hybrid. I've never used a gyuto-hiki before and sometimes find that any hybrid-type knife kind of shows stronger characteristics towards one type of work versus the other. I would say this is a more proficient slicer/suji than it is a chef/gyuto. This thing handled tuna crudo like a champ, but just felt a tiny bit awkward when doing veg prep. If I had some more quality time with it, I'm sure I could adapt..............
.........but that's how passarounds go!
I feel very fortunate to have had an opportunity to use this beautiful blade. I've been posting comments on Mario's work threads and pics for over a year now, but I can't put into words how this thing exceeded my expectations.
My dabblings in Wabi-Sabi knifery make me appreciate this more than the average cook/chef/Knut/knerd......
......I just need to think about what knife I want Mr. Ingoglia to make for me. I'm leaning toward a gyuto, I know it's boring, but as the most versatile knife, why not?
Huge thanks again to everyone involved in this passaround.

chinacats
05-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Knife has landed safely...it truly is a sick piece of work, can't wait to use it.

chinacats
05-20-2013, 11:53 PM
Knife went out today and will be missed. This profile was new to me as well but was fairly easy to adapt to due to the edge profile. This knife is everything that people say it is and more. Not just beautiful fit and finish, but also a completely great cutter. The blade is thin and simply slides through food with no effort, food release is awesome. The blade is long (~280) but performs like a much shorter knife...I really just used it in place of gyuto with no issues. The tip was as thin as my Marko 225 which is super thin.

For my tastes, gyuto instead of hybrid and preference to carbon. Would also prefer a larger wa handle, but my hands are rather large.

I most definitely want a Mario gyuto!

Many thanks to Z for a great passaround opportunity!

Cheers!

JMAdams is next...

Zwiefel
05-28-2013, 02:20 PM
Did this find its way jmadams?

Jmadams13
05-28-2013, 06:45 PM
Yeah, jut haven't picked it up from the post office yet, was out of town. I'll get it tomorrow morning

Zwiefel
05-28-2013, 07:01 PM
cool. Have fun!

Jmadams13
05-29-2013, 01:44 PM
Picked it up this morning. Haven't used it yet, but so far very impressed. Might have missed the post, but what steel is this? I have a lot of prep tonight, from breaking down a few shoulders to a crap load of onions for soup. Interested to see how it works. Actually nicked my thumb pretty good looking at it, lol.

Btw, never open a knife package at the coffee shop. Before I knew it, there were 7 people swarming around me asking questions, lol.

F&f is spot in, and the profile is very interesting. More impressions tonight after shift

Zwiefel
05-29-2013, 02:03 PM
Might have missed the post, but what steel is this?...Btw, never open a knife package at the coffee shop. Before I knew it, there were 7 people swarming around me asking questions, lol.

CPM154.

That's interesting, I did something similar at an indian buffet and no one said anything at all! Nice to know people aren't as reactionary as the media would have us think sometimes.

Enjoy it!

tk59
05-29-2013, 05:42 PM
CPM154.

That's interesting, I did something similar at an indian buffet and no one said anything at all! Nice to know people aren't as reactionary as the media would have us think sometimes.

Enjoy it!
I once opened a passaround knife in a coffee shop. I borrowed a pocket knife to do it. I got a couple of comments is all.

sachem allison
05-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Don't do it on the subway, people pull their kids away and run to other cars and if your lucky the undercover cop will be cool.

brainsausage
08-01-2013, 01:39 AM
Updates?

Crothcipt
08-01-2013, 01:45 AM
Wow did this one get lost too??

RRLOVER
08-02-2013, 08:01 AM
I was looking forward to hearing the varying opinions..... maybe next time!

Crothcipt
08-02-2013, 07:22 PM
I was looking to give them too.

Zwiefel
08-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Hey guys...this seems to be stalled. Joe is having some difficulty with the post office I think.

I was waiting for an update after his return from DE.

You there Joe?