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Pdksays
08-25-2013, 05:27 PM
So since there isn't a kitchenspoonforum I thought this would be the appropriate place for this thread. What are your favorite work spoons and why? These are mine, there all awesome and infinitely useful, I've had the top one for 6 years and I get really nuts if it goes missing. God help the cook who steals my spoon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/100800152@N03/9591811135/

tripleq
08-25-2013, 05:31 PM
Interesting topic. Unfortunately I can't see the pic.

Pdksays
08-25-2013, 05:45 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/100800152@N03/9591811135

juhha
08-25-2013, 06:26 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/100800152@N03/9591811135/

Click on the link.

EdipisReks
08-25-2013, 07:20 PM
Grey Kunz.

Crothcipt
08-25-2013, 07:31 PM
A similar thread has been talked about. Just post this here for some catch up.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12973-Favorite-basting-tasting-spoons!?highlight=spoons

This one also leads to other places that have been talked about.

Chef Niloc
08-26-2013, 02:03 AM
Aghhh....My favorite subject!

Love the kunz spoon and by far the best spoon I have is the spring tempered Stainless Damascus one Hoss made me.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c68d580b.png
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/14a2ba5f.png

Loved it so much I got a few more when he made a batch of them, these are his bubble wrap pattern
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/6b1b977e.png

But I must admit the first Damacus spoon ever made that Ariel made for me gets just as much use if not more, I practically sleep with it.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c3c2bb64.pnghttp://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/51640e69.png
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/5f60f35e.png
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/fc57b359.png

Two new ones I got from maxim are very nice to, just wish they were a little longer.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/8fad3d8272bdfe8bb7df9d1357926f07.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c81e919638b4f892cf48511a98df2da4.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/d1058b3d560586a64714b73d30891c54.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/3803486fad78e635d8586146d1a49fd9.jpg

A shot of some of my non damascus every day users.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/fda64dbf.png


This spoon from JB prince I love and use all the time, have 4-5 on the line and I had Dell make me two Damascus ones like it that I never seem to remember to take pictures of.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/7c5073a4e469f65571d06f43699ecef9.jpg

These three large (9 1/2" long) antique Victorian era ones I too. They were made in NY from "coin silver" before Sterling became the standard. Coin silver is only 85% pure silver so they are not as reactive as sterling, they are harder and heavier weighing in at 3 oz ea. They were made by Lysander P. Coe and Henderson I. Sawyer of New York, New York. Around 1840.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/fe50f8958e587c7150cacec0ef9e28a9.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/a8a20e5532c979d63ea4fd887c9ade49.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/c38de06e27ffe4bd19a2fa4409eaf1ad.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/Chef%20Nilocs%20Knives/f78193a2625c16027c8d5341a1f663b3.jpg

Brad Gibson
08-26-2013, 06:26 AM
Badass niloc. Thanks for sharing

lanel
08-26-2013, 09:43 AM
also a fan of the Kunz spoons here, only the large size, but both straight and perf

Gravy Power
08-26-2013, 01:31 PM
Fellow spoon addict as well. Currently using Kunz spoons. Niloc, do you know any of the non-damascus brands that are pictured on the black leather? TIA.

Chef Niloc
08-27-2013, 04:22 AM
Fellow spoon addict as well. Currently using Kunz spoons. Niloc, do you know any of the non-damascus brands that are pictured on the black leather? TIA.

Many from prince bust most "Acquired" from other restaurants and various antique shops and ebay. There is a store that someone posted here that looked like they had a plethora of cool vintage spoons but they never have any up on their website

Gravy Power
08-27-2013, 02:36 PM
Many from prince bust most "Acquired" from other restaurants and various antique shops and ebay. There is a store that someone posted here that looked like they had a plethora of cool vintage spoons but they never have any up on their website

Ha. Yeah a coworker of mine staged at WD50 and accidently came back with one of their spoons. Pretty sweet.


(Hope Wiley doesn't read this)

Matus
08-27-2013, 05:29 PM
I do not have any fancy hand forged spoon (yet), but my favourite spoon was made by my father more than 15 years ago - I mostly use it to eat Halusky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halusky) which I proudly cook myself :happymug:

Here it is accompanied by a traditional finish pukko and 2 traditional slovakian hand-made wooden cups (we use them for buttermilk)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2764/4115361041_33e5cbd027_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/4115361041/)

And a bit larger photo:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4096/4874714669_eb153673c9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/4874714669/)

BTW, these are also 2 of the very few studio photos I have ever taken with my 4x5 (focusing was about 20min each) :)

franzb69
08-27-2013, 11:22 PM
beautiful work matus, is that all done by your father?

ChuckTheButcher
08-27-2013, 11:44 PM
I gotta say I love the Kunz spoons as well. Both sizes. I've been trying for a while to get a damascus one. They are gorgeous.

sachem allison
08-28-2013, 12:30 AM
Guess I should post mine

Matus
08-28-2013, 01:52 AM
beautiful work matus, is that all done by your father?

Thank you franz. No, my father did just the spoon. But I do love the cups - these are made of a pine wood that grows on the stem of cut pine tree (this takes usually around 10 - 15 years) in the spring (when the tree has lot of 'power' in the roots) and only few pine-stems would produce this so called 'wart wood' (I am not sure that is the correct word) that is suitable for a cup (or bowl if the tree was larger). As this wood grows very slowly (and only on the circumference of the stem - the middle slowly rotens) it is very dense what makes it not only very beautiful, but also strong and suitable for this kind of product. The handles are made of damson wood and are traditional for shepherds (that often made these kind of cups in the past).

Chef Niloc
08-29-2013, 05:41 AM
Guess I should post mine

Thanks Son, every time I see it I remember I have to get him to make me one. Love the steampunk look

Brad Gibson
08-29-2013, 06:02 AM
That is such an interesting spoon son. Do you use it daily?

Geo87
10-02-2013, 08:40 AM
+1 for kunz spoons.

I may be the only person crazy enough to pay for the postage to Australia.
I'm really not comfortable admitting how much it cost!
To my horror when they arrived my mother in law thought they were lovely salad servers. She does not understand :)
After using them to sauce 120 pax plated banquets... There is no going back.
I am a saucing machine with these spoons.

Also got one for each of my co-workers engraved with "not just a spoon"
It's an inside joke... And a very long story.

NO ChoP!
10-02-2013, 09:30 AM
Second to looking for odc knives at the local flea markets, I've been finding some cool vintage spoons. Finding a pair, to use for quinelles, is especially fun.

CoqaVin
10-02-2013, 02:14 PM
Second to looking for odc knives at the local flea markets, I've been finding some cool vintage spoons. Finding a pair, to use for quinelles, is especially fun.

I need to add some plating spoons to my kit...I want to find an old beater at a flea market but don't really know where to look...people say thrift shops but what kind of thrift shops im wondering?