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trescoekid
05-06-2013, 02:40 AM
Sorry if this has been done to death already, but if it's not too boring: what is the best knife you ever bought and why? What about your dream knife? (with pictures). and the one that got away, or even the one you wish had got away.....

berko
05-06-2013, 07:06 AM
the best knife i ever bought is a ashi hamono cleaver in white no2. its my most used knife, gonna buy one in aeb-l soon, so that i dont have issues preparing onions.

Vangelis
05-06-2013, 08:49 AM
Sorry if this has been done to death already, but if it's not too boring: what is the best knife you ever bought and why? What about your dream knife? (with pictures). and the one that got away, or even the one you wish had got away.....

Well, my favourite knife, is a 150mm petty in VG10 from Endeavour Denmark. Nothing special with it until now, but it was my 1st higher quality knife so I am emotionally attached to it :)

It is a bit thick but I am in the process of thining it and also I am trying to etch it to reveal the damascus. It takes a good edge (30d total) and it maintain it for a long time.

http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/fbbuploads/1365242166-Endeavour_1small.JPG

http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/fbbuploads/1365242248-Endeavour_2small.JPG

The Anti-Chrysler
05-06-2013, 03:36 PM
For me, it's like trying to pick my favorite child. :)
That said, the ones I use most are Shun Fuji 6" (more like 7") gyuto, Kai Tan Ren paring knife, Hiromoto AS 270mm gyuto. In about that order.

Benuser
05-06-2013, 06:55 PM
You guys tell me what 240mm it is.

http://postimg.org/image/qzwgdbvrz/

clayton
05-06-2013, 07:03 PM
misono dragon?

Von blewitt
05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Masamoto CT ?

stevenStefano
05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Fujiwara FKH?

Benuser
05-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Congratulations, Clayton, that was fast...
I must admit I flattened the first few inches from the heel, but you got it.

clayton
05-06-2013, 07:31 PM
:bliss:


the weld line at the handle was what made me think it could be one.

Benuser
05-06-2013, 07:45 PM
:bliss:


the weld line at the handle was what made me think it could be one.
good to know...

turbochef422
05-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Shig gyuto first and misono dragon second

chinacats
05-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Right now there are 2--Heiji and Marko. Totally different knives though and they complement each other very well.

jai
05-06-2013, 10:23 PM
240mm tanaka ironwood in r2

MikeHL
05-06-2013, 10:53 PM
Sugimoto Cleaver #7 followed by Masamoto KS gyuto 240mm depending on the mood of course. =)

Jmadams13
05-06-2013, 11:02 PM
CCK 1303 and 12" American Grinding ODC chefs. Both get equal use, at home and work. These are my two favs. If I had to choose, it'd be the 1303. One of my cheapest, but by far my favorite.

mc2442
05-06-2013, 11:14 PM
DT ITK so far. Have a Marko and Mario on order.

Gravy Power
05-07-2013, 12:58 AM
DT ITK so far. Have a Marko and Mario on order.

Would love to work with a DT ITK. I have limited experience. I love my Carter 7.1 Sun, but right now the Kochi Migaki is the best knife I've held.

WiscoNole
05-07-2013, 01:17 AM
Masamoto KS 240mm gyuto (actually 252mm)

JKerr
05-07-2013, 03:32 AM
+1 Sugimoto #7. Just an all round great cutter and super comfy despite it's heft. Dunno what'd be second, maybe Azuma minamoto gyuto, not my best knife but I enjoy using it, it's kinda of a quirky one.

knyfeknerd
05-07-2013, 09:30 AM
Takeda 280mm Gyuto w/mhenry handle!
I call it the Green Monster.
Big thanks to Mr. Henry for turning me into a Takeda fan!

kalaeb
05-07-2013, 09:42 AM
250 DT Mystery Carbon San Mai. Nice and thin and the most important thing, the perfect edge profile.