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Brad Gibson
06-20-2013, 01:46 PM
Hey guys,

I have been obsessed with spoons, almost as much as I am with knives, since I started cooking. Namely old silver spoons. The other day when I was out at a sort of flee market a lady was selling customized old silver spoons. I had her make me this one and I have been using it to baste my fish ever since. Show me what you use on the line or at home for your spooning needs!

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/image_zps174c9e7c.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/image_zps174c9e7c.jpg.html)

slowtyper
06-22-2013, 03:33 AM
I use kunz spoons right now. I"m really considering the ruhlman spoon but not sure what size...plus its a bit expensive.

marc4pt0
06-22-2013, 07:13 AM
Kunz knock off (aka Richmond) fan at the moment. Those ruhlman spoons are kind of pricey when all I need to do is just bend the handles on the ones I have at work (sysco cheapo tablespoons) which work great!

kpeddie2010
06-22-2013, 02:54 PM
Kunz and Richmond spoons also my Oneida

Brad Gibson
06-22-2013, 03:20 PM
The Richmond ones are not the same as the large kunz right? I have tried the large kunz and I love it, but the small ones just don't do it for me.

kpeddie2010
06-22-2013, 07:36 PM
richmonds are copies of the large kunz just a lil different in weight but pretty much exactly the same as large kunz. i like em i got a couple dozen of them.

Gravy Power
06-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Do you guys have any particular spoons you like for quinelle's?

Crothcipt
06-22-2013, 10:07 PM
Brad you are in for a treat, you def. want to check out

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/9392-Damascus-spoons-again?highlight=kuntz

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11654&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1337836729

each year Del makes some great looking damascus spoons.

cookinstuff
06-23-2013, 12:44 AM
I use the above pictured spoon, it's great. Mine has a slightly larger bowl than my Kunz large spoon, the Del damascus spoon is the best one I have used, love it.

Brad Gibson
06-23-2013, 01:23 AM
A 275 dollar spoon... Uhh I don't think so

Crothcipt
06-23-2013, 01:27 AM
A 275 dollar spoon... Uhh I don't think so

lol I get the same reaction about my knives.

You say that about a snap on tool?

Brad Gibson
06-23-2013, 01:29 AM
I just bought a knife for 240 dollars and its the most expensive knife I own. I don't think I could justify the spoon right now. Ill stick with the 10 dollar kunz lol

Crothcipt
06-23-2013, 01:38 AM
I'm surprised you didn't find the cheaper ones.

I'm just kidding you. My utensils in the dwar are the 5$ walmart special for a whole tray. Altho I do love the silver spoons too.

Chef Niloc
06-23-2013, 02:11 AM
A 275 dollar spoon... Uhh I don't think so

When I first mentioned the idea of a Damascus spoon years ago I got the same response you just made from just about everyone. It took me over a year to find someone to make me one, another 2+ years after that to talk Hoss into makeing me one. Now the idea of a Damascus spoon is not that crazy or unheard of. Think of it this way, When you use a spoon more then a knife, why not?

You may have seen my baby's around, but just in case you have not:

Ariel Salaverria "the 1st Damascus chef tasting spoon"

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/fc09bc8d.png



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The first Spoon Hoss made modeled after the kunz spoon but heat treated to a spring like temper and with a bigger 3TB bowl. You can use the back to pop open oysters.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c68d580b.png

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I loved Hoss's spoon so much that when he did a run of them I bought a few more. The bubble wrap pattern is sick as hell but I don't know if they were made from the same steel mix as the first one he made me and or if they were spring tempered? I say this because they feel and sound a lot different.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/6b1b977e.png

Maxum had a set of these bad boys up on his sight so I bought them. Don't know ho made them but who ever did the work for him had some very fine skills. Only complaint is that they are "Normal Spoon" size.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c81e919638b4f892cf48511a98df2da4.jpg
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http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c600b92533acfa41342149ae3759995d.jpg

Del made me a few spoons as well and they are amazing works of art, I just don't know what I I'd with that set of photos?

Crothcipt
06-23-2013, 02:27 AM
I was hoping you would show your collection. I still want some. :thumbsup:

Brad Gibson
06-23-2013, 03:07 AM
Dang chef, that devin spoon is sooooo sweet. Omg! Heartbreaker!

Brad Gibson
06-23-2013, 03:09 AM
I hope the Damascus bane Marie comes next. That would be the end all.

boomchakabowwow
06-24-2013, 10:45 AM
wow..i'd never buy a mega money spoon..but i wont knock your willingness!! beautiful!

i recently visited a kitchen store. they had a bunch of crap spoons. but i found one. typical "me", i find the one item that has ZERO info. no scan code, no tag..nothing. the entire staff searched to find out how much to charge me. in the end, they guessed. i was okay with the $15.

the spoon is an unknown. but the heft is perfect. the bowl is perfect, and the angle of the handle is perfect. it is a basting machine. it skims fat off of sauces perfectly. i use it everyday from cooking duties----->to jabbing it into a bowl of food as a serving spoon.

i wish i had another one, but like i said..it is unknown in manufacturer or origin.

Crothcipt
06-24-2013, 02:13 PM
Post a pic. Someone might know.