View Full Version : Greetings from San Diego

06-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Hi folks,

I'm a long time lurker and first time poster in the forum. I was first introduced to japanese kitchen knives with a shun chef's knife and a Mac santoku I bought nearly 8 years ago. Since then I've expanded my 'collection' to include a few more affordable handmade gyutos. I'm an avid home cook and especially enjoy smoking meats. I am also a professional woodworker, have tried my hand at rehandling a few knives, and have shaped out some blades as I work toward learning a bit about knifemaking. So far, I've enjoyed knives on my own, but am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm with fellow nuts :) and learning from all of you, too.

Here are some photos of the first two rehandles I completed on my Tanaka 210 and Yamashin 240 gyutos:




Brad Gibson
06-03-2013, 02:00 PM
Welcome neighbor! Awesome looking handles, great job! Where in San Diego are you? I know there are a couple others from San Diego here as well! I live in Golden Hill near downtown and work as a cook in La Jolla. It's cool KKF can bring use knife lovers together!


06-03-2013, 02:10 PM
Welcome Jeff, nice looking work!
Stay away from Mark at Burlsource and Myron at DreamBurls, those guys will make you broke!

06-03-2013, 02:27 PM
Thanks for the welcome, guys. And I'll be sure to heed your warning, knyfeknerd. ...or maybe not. ;-)

Brad, where do you cook? I actually live maybe 3 minutes away from you in Fairmont Park, my back yard look over a canyon at South Park. We go to Luigi's pretty frequently and eat at Counterpoint every so often. Mostly we hang out in North and South Park. Glad to meet you here!

Dave Martell
06-03-2013, 02:31 PM
Welcome to KKF

FYI, if you're considering selling handles or knives please see our Terms Of Use (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8110-Vendor-and-Membership-Terms-of-Use?p=137749&viewfull=1#post137749)

06-03-2013, 02:42 PM
Thanks, Dave. I made sure I checked out the rules beforehand to be sure that as a non-seller that I could post. I've got no intention of making handles for anyone but myself, so I'm good to post photos of my work, right?

Thanks for the heads up.

Brad Gibson
06-03-2013, 02:49 PM
If you like pizza and haven't tried Lefty's in NP I would recommend it. It's my favorite pizza place:doublethumbsup:

sachem allison
06-03-2013, 03:18 PM

06-03-2013, 07:58 PM
Welcome and nice handles btw :thumbsup:

Dream Burls
06-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the welcome, guys. And I'll be sure to heed your warning, knyfeknerd. ...or maybe not. ;-)

Welcome aboard Jeff. Your handles look great. Keep on honing your skills. Mark and I will be around to tempt you as you go along.

06-03-2013, 08:44 PM

06-03-2013, 09:47 PM
Nice to see more SD folks! :thumbsup:

06-03-2013, 11:31 PM
Welcome aboard!

Up in OC now, but really loved SD when I lived down there.

Brad Gibson
06-03-2013, 11:43 PM
What part of SD do you live in tk59?

06-03-2013, 11:48 PM
Southbay. It's take me about 15 min to make it to your neck of the woods.

Brad Gibson
06-04-2013, 12:18 AM
Ah cool

06-04-2013, 02:09 AM
And then there were three. A few more and I see a meet up and barbecue in our future. I make some mean pulled pork. ;-)

El Pescador
06-04-2013, 11:19 AM
Good to see more San Diegans here.

Brad Gibson
06-04-2013, 12:36 PM
El pescador is from San Diego too

El Pescador
06-04-2013, 12:52 PM
I live north of the merge

06-04-2013, 01:00 PM
I make some mean pulled pork. ;-)

What do you cook on?

06-04-2013, 01:19 PM
Michael, I use a grill dome with a stoker wifi controller. Starting a smoke tomorrow night for dinner Thursday.


06-04-2013, 01:20 PM
Thanks Dream Burls. I'm afraid I only have one more knife to rehandle at the moment. I guess I'll have to buy some more steel so I can make a visit to your site worthwhile. :-)

Brad Gibson
06-04-2013, 01:25 PM
i have a knife that could use a handle :knife: