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Burl Source
07-05-2013, 06:03 PM
This month's contest will be a little different than before.
To enter the contest just post a photo of your favorite knife that you currently own.
You probably like all your knives.......

So choose the knife that you are the most proud of and least likely to ever get rid of and post a photo(s) of that one knife in this thread.

At the end of the month I will use the random number generator to see which post number is the contest winner. The drawing will be sometime during the day on 8/1/13.
The prize winner should contact me within a week of the drawing to claim their prize.
The winner will receive a $100 credit in our web store.
They can use the credit to get handle material for a rehandle or send it to the knife maker to use if they are having a knife made.
If you win but don't want the prize, you can always gift it to one of the other forum members.

Even if you don't enter the contest, I think it will be fun to see the other forum members favorites.

tgraypots
07-05-2013, 06:45 PM
https://phaven-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/files/image_part/asset/957447/8mPaBuVT7_GaoP4xAuLSOmrxL74/medium_cimeter.jpg

Vintage cimeter I cleaned up and re-handled.

NO ChoP!
07-05-2013, 10:51 PM
16724

Carter 4.7 sun freestyle kurouchi with custom handle...this thing just feels right in hand, and is as close to a laser beam cutter as I think I'll ever experience.

greasedbullet
07-05-2013, 11:24 PM
16735

My Konosuke HD2 Funi/gyuto. With a lacewood saya that a friend made for me. It is very plain and not very original, but I love it. I will definitely be getting a custom handle for this sometime.

Edit: Hmm I'm not sure why the picture isn't showing up automatically. I did exactly what I did last time.

kalaeb
07-05-2013, 11:37 PM
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0119.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/mattstephens79/media/IMG_0119.jpg.html)

DT 250 mm, Mystery carbon San Mai.

don
07-06-2013, 01:15 AM
A Marko Tsourkan 225mm thin practice gyuto. Of all my knives, this is the most satisfying when it cuts into something and makes contact with the board.

http://www.carblicious.com/images/marko_tsourkan_225_thin_gyuto.jpg

Chef Niloc
07-06-2013, 01:17 AM
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/6ae748afc4b3500944af4e6da53532dd.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/8a18f9a3d0a7aa915097bdb139893e45.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/251877130ffcb44257464dbd215bc8d0.jpg

Brad Gibson
07-06-2013, 03:22 AM
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/cea24155-5add-4f02-af1e-b3776e82d176_zpsa86bd9a9.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/cea24155-5add-4f02-af1e-b3776e82d176_zpsa86bd9a9.jpg.html)

takeda 21cm yanagi. its my newest knife but it's my favorite one I have ever owned. It just thrills me on the line! Soon to be rehandled by Mike Henry!

jigert
07-06-2013, 04:06 AM
Butch 165mm tall petty in W2, from sharpandshinyshop.com
I use this little guy for everything since I'm mostly just cooking for two.
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/jigert/IMG_6184-2_zps10277770.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/jigert/media/IMG_6184-2_zps10277770.jpg.html)

cheflarge
07-06-2013, 10:08 AM
First try at a mustard patina. This bute has been rolling with me for over thirty years of professional cooking and would she ever look good with some fresh wood!!! :wink:

http://www.killchin.com/Image1.jpg
http://www.killchin.com/Image2.jpg

stevenStefano
07-06-2013, 12:17 PM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55200245/IMAG0141.jpg

Dream Burls
07-06-2013, 12:52 PM
Marko 225mm gyuto with Ironwood/Ivory/African Blackwood.

16752

greasedbullet
07-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Since my last pic didn't work this will count as my submission.

My Konosuke HD2 Funi/gyuto. With a lacewood saya that a friend made for me. It is very plain and not very original, but I love it. I will definitely be getting a custom handle for this sometime.

16753

mkriggen
07-06-2013, 01:55 PM
My first and my coolest:spin chair:
1675516756

mhenry
07-06-2013, 04:44 PM
This one

Benuser
07-06-2013, 07:55 PM
http://postimg.org/image/4aspy623j/

turbochef422
07-08-2013, 01:09 AM
16811

JmJones slicer. Take it into battle on the line every day I work.

El Pescador
07-08-2013, 05:37 PM
16821
Devin Thomas 230mm MonoSteel Mystery Carbon Gyuto with a Brushed Wenge/phenolic handle. Colin did a cool leather sheath for it.

Chuckles
07-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Mario.

Mike9
07-09-2013, 10:07 AM
I'll play - 240 Takagi Honyaki Gyuto with black ash and amboyna burl handle.

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130709_085724_zpsff262e9d.jpg

Lucretia
07-09-2013, 01:30 PM
16869

The perfect paring knife. I looked all over and couldn't find one short enough to fit me. The blade on this one is 2 1/2" and it's got that super-comfortable Rader handle. Pick it up and it becomes part of you. (No, Spike, I don't mean pick it up by the pointy end!) This would be the last one out the door. The other knives may be great, but this one. is. perfect.

JMJones
07-10-2013, 01:10 PM
My first piece of Damascus that I forged and turned into a knife. I still carry it on a regular basis.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e185/pike3e/edc1-1.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/pike3e/media/edc1-1.jpg.html)

Crothcipt
07-10-2013, 02:41 PM
http://postimg.org/image/4aspy623j/

here you go. (not mine, just posting the pic.)

http://s19.postimg.org/aoht1f6zm/03042012125.jpg

mkriggen
07-10-2013, 03:52 PM
here you go. (not mine, just posting the pic.)

http://s19.postimg.org/aoht1f6zm/03042012125.jpg

Dude, can't see nuth'n

Pensacola Tiger
07-10-2013, 04:09 PM
Lucretia, you beat me to it. Here's my Rader parer, only it has a 4" blade. It's likely the last knife I would sell.

Rick

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Rader%20Parer/file_zps7f3f694c.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Rader%20Parer/file_zps7f3f694c.jpg.html)

mkriggen
07-10-2013, 04:18 PM
Dude, can't see nuth'n

Never mind, my problem, not yours...sigh

Crothcipt
07-10-2013, 09:26 PM
lol it shows up on my main comp., but can't get it on anything else.

16896

Thinking of using B.O. with bakalike, on this Shig.

cheflarge
07-21-2013, 09:19 AM
Some serious BAD A__ knives there, fellas. Incredible craftmenship. A true joy to look at.

eaglerock
07-21-2013, 09:23 AM
My baby when it was new :D

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56956/knives/IMG_7740.jpg

Twistington
07-21-2013, 10:39 AM
My fat kitchen balerina that moved in after the first date, Kato 240mm prototype.
http://imageshack.us/a/img849/2262/kato240.jpg

ChuckTheButcher
07-21-2013, 05:00 PM
17171 That's a hard one to decide but I think this Burke would have to be my favorite.

ThEoRy
07-21-2013, 05:03 PM
17173

17174

17175

Lefty
07-21-2013, 09:48 PM
Tough, tough choice. Between my Carter suji, my Harner petty (like jigert's), and the ones I've had my fingers in...not to mention my Dragon. Well, here it is:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/3539C334-6847-45AF-8090-D0A117FD95A3-1583-00000162D5E97F86.jpg

chinacats
07-22-2013, 12:23 AM
Probably wouldn't get rid of either of these, but I'll call the Marko practice knife (w/ obviously not a Marko handle--but I like it).

Cheers

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P7210608_zps35ee0a03.jpg

edit: damn handles and board need oil :(

cclin
07-22-2013, 10:01 AM
love all my knives! very hard to choose just one.........well, this one for now until Devin finish up my new DT 240 gyuto project
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/eacc4bd3-2450-4639-998b-a067b07f93ac_zps92a50cc1.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/54cclin/media/eacc4bd3-2450-4639-998b-a067b07f93ac_zps92a50cc1.jpg.html)

jigert
07-22-2013, 02:57 PM
What's this? Can't quite make it out but it looks like it could be a Rodrigue Pettysuke? Maybe?


Tough, tough choice. Between my Carter suji, my Harner petty (like jigert's), and the ones I've had my fingers in...not to mention my Dragon. Well, here it is:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/3539C334-6847-45AF-8090-D0A117FD95A3-1583-00000162D5E97F86.jpg

VanIsleSteve
07-22-2013, 08:56 PM
Just arrived
http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p709/vanislesteve/da0a6945-1dd1-4de6-9d76-4a7be4f12edd_zpsb964eefb.jpg?t=1374540981

apicius9
07-22-2013, 10:09 PM
Stole the picture from Dave (thanks!), but this would be my entry. Hiro AS, the first custom handle I ever had made. I had asked Fish at the time to make it feel like a Nenox handle and use local Hawaiian woods, this is what he came up with.

Stefan

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14819&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1366833175 (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14819&d=1366833175)

ar11
07-22-2013, 10:40 PM
would never leave a first love..

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4hOpfb23Jws/UewCTtGYp0I/AAAAAAAAFDo/hEmddB73hAE/w1005-h668-no/DSC03443.jpg

jimbob
07-23-2013, 05:01 AM
17244Really enjoying this one. Shig 180 Kitaeji petty

jimbob
07-23-2013, 05:02 AM
17245

jimbob
07-23-2013, 05:03 AM
i give up

Lucretia
07-23-2013, 03:40 PM
jimbob,

Don't know if it will work for you, but I've found if I just insert a photo as a reply, I get the stupid "attachment" and no photo, whereas if I use "Go Advanced" it works like a charm.

jimbob
07-23-2013, 04:19 PM
17262 cheers lucretia

Jmadams13
07-23-2013, 04:46 PM
Vintage K-Sab turned 12" suji. Not my most used, but by far my favorite

http://i.imgur.com/WJRVY.jpg

Anton
07-23-2013, 10:36 PM
17283

Breaking the rules.... My DT's - 270 suji and Gyuto, both extra thin

mano
07-24-2013, 07:45 AM
Marko practice knife

Von blewitt
07-24-2013, 08:05 AM
Only a new addition but it's a keeper for sure!!!
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/1838D26A-E752-4418-AA11-2A93614B6501-3044-000001C9A953C45F_zps0afcdfef.jpg

Notaskinnychef
07-24-2013, 08:22 AM
https://bay161.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=2&messageId=88aebeda-9177-11e2-bacf-001e0bcba7b0&Aux=2044|0|8CFF39B73C06B80||0|1|0|0|2|5,53&cid=090fe9d0b29a9562&maxwidth=220&maxheight=160&size=Att&blob=MnwyMDEzLTAzLTIwIDA5LjU2LjI1LmpwZ3xpbWFnZS9qc GVn

https://bay161.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=1&messageId=88aebeda-9177-11e2-bacf-001e0bcba7b0&Aux=2044|0|8CFF39B73C06B80||0|1|0|0|2|5,53&cid=090fe9d0b29a9562&maxwidth=220&maxheight=160&size=Att&blob=MXwyMDEzLTAzLTIwIDA5LjU2LjMzLmpwZ3xpbWFnZS9qc GVn

My very first "real" knife. Granted it's just a lowly Carbonext, but for me, its my one and only good knife so I had to change the handle :) Sorry for the tiny pics, smaller than i wanted for some reason lol

Notaskinnychef
07-24-2013, 08:27 AM
edit: double post, sorry

Brad Gibson
07-24-2013, 03:25 PM
that knife is so beautiful Huw. Congrats!

knyfeknerd
07-24-2013, 03:30 PM
I'm sure I've posted a bazillion pics of this one already, but she's still my fave, and my most-used.
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniff%202013/DSC_00422_zps72dc380e.jpg (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/landon_chris/media/kniff%202013/DSC_00422_zps72dc380e.jpg.html)http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniff%202013/DSC_00432_zps8317bd96.jpg (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/landon_chris/media/kniff%202013/DSC_00432_zps8317bd96.jpg.html)
280 Takeda with MHenry handle. It's dyed maple from that crazy BurlSource guy with a Sheephorn spacer.
I remember when Mark put the blocks up for sale in his store, and asked Mike if he had bought any. I commissioned Mike to make something cool with it, and he even sold me the knife. This thing is a prep-monster, but can handle the most delicate tasks as well.
I call her the Green Monster.
I might add that I'm a Red Sox fan as well.

Burl Source
07-30-2013, 01:23 PM
Just a couple more days until the drawing.
So.....if you haven't posted a photo of your favorite there is still time.
Lots of nice knives so far.

daveb
07-31-2013, 10:03 AM
A lot of knives make the top of the list but this is one I reach for most often for quick and dirty tasks. Probably not the "best" knife, certainly not the most expensive, perhaps the handiest and definitely the prettiest. Yoshi 210 SKD Gyuto from recent batch from Maxim. Wood from Mark, handle by Mike.


17599

DeepCSweede
07-31-2013, 10:08 AM
1760017601

My 240 Shig Kitaeji with custom Marko handle and Red Cedar Burl (from you of course)/buffalo horn ferrule is likely not to leave the fold.

knyfeknerd
07-31-2013, 10:16 AM
I'm surprised and disappointed more people haven't entered in this contest.
Oh well, better chance for me to win!
Beautiful blades everyone!

skiajl6297
07-31-2013, 10:22 AM
I'm truly enjoying my Pierre 240 Midtech, and my Kochi 270 gyutos. Probably grabbing my Pierre the most frequently, and my wife adores stainless, so I keep finding that one out. But the Kochi is a beast, and just exceedingly thin behind the edge.
http://i.imgur.com/3yyrYWS.jpg

mr drinky
07-31-2013, 10:28 AM
My Marko suji is still the one I reach for most times without thinking. This is the only photo I have on this computer or my uploads right now. Thanks knyfe for bringing this to my attention.

k.

CanadianMan
07-31-2013, 10:29 AM
Mike Davis 240mm line knife with Tom Mclean saya
17604

CPD
07-31-2013, 02:09 PM
Tough to choose a favorite. There's never just one.... Shig Kitaeji Mioroshi Deba is my first contender ....

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag99/cpd613/shigjpg_zps74eb6d9e.jpg

SpikeC
07-31-2013, 02:28 PM
I use this all of the time anymore.....

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SKI0ESSrHA8/ToePMEESIFI/AAAAAAAAAU0/LdZ47PHtaok/s640/IMG_2584.JPG

toddnmd
07-31-2013, 08:43 PM
My favorite:

Burl Source
08-01-2013, 12:06 PM
The random number generator selected post #30 as the winner.

Congratulations Twistington
Send me a PM with your real name so I can be sure to post the $100 store credit to the correct person.

Thank you to everyone who posted photos.
I enjoyed seeing all of your favorite knives.

knyfeknerd
08-01-2013, 12:08 PM
Sweet!
Congrats Dan!
We all know you'll do something stunningly beautiful with whichever wood you choose!

maxim
08-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Congrats Dan !!! Just up to your birthday :D

jigert
08-01-2013, 04:14 PM
Grats, Dan!

Twistington
08-01-2013, 04:20 PM
Thank you Mark for hosting this contest! :doublethumbsup:

Burl Source
08-01-2013, 04:21 PM
Congratulations Dan.
Your store credit is posted and ready to use whenever you like.

sachem allison
08-01-2013, 06:37 PM
http://postimg.org/image/4aspy623j/

thanks, brother! Chef would be proud

sachem allison
08-01-2013, 06:44 PM
I use this all of the time anymore.....

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SKI0ESSrHA8/ToePMEESIFI/AAAAAAAAAU0/LdZ47PHtaok/s640/IMG_2584.JPG
you do make a badass knife, I gotta have you make me another one of these days.

don
08-02-2013, 01:56 AM
Congrats, Dan.

Thanks, Mark, for the fun contest. Really interesting to see the knives.

Lefty
08-02-2013, 01:10 PM
Congrats, Dan!

Mark, this was a cool contest. Thanks for putting it on.