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AFKitchenknivesguy
06-02-2011, 01:50 PM
After a long time since my last knife order, and deciding who would be my next acquisition, I decided on the damascus master, Devin Thomas. Just placed an order for a 10" damascus (pattern TBD) western chefs. Now to sit and wait for what everyone is bragging about. Judging from pics and posts, this will be as exciting as when I recieved my Kramers. :jumpy:

rockbox
06-02-2011, 01:58 PM
Congrats Jason. You won't be disappointed. Are you getting carbon or stainless?

JohnnyChance
06-02-2011, 01:59 PM
An excellent choice! Can't really go wrong with Devin. How long is the wait?

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Always carbon, i'm hooked. I don't know for sure, but I am thinking a year?? I am in no hurry, I have plenty of things to keep my mind occupied in the meantime. Only special considerations I asked Hoss for were to make the handle out of stabilized wood due to the altitude/dry air here in Colorado, and I would like a unique damascus pattern. With this crowd, it's hard to set yourself apart, there are just too many creative minds!

rockbox
06-02-2011, 02:21 PM
You need to get someone to loan you a knife with DT AEB-L. Its performs close to carbon, and you don't have to baby it. I've left mine with vegetable juices all over it overnight with no ill effects.

oivind_dahle
06-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Devin is a long wait :) Hehe

But all customs are a long wait, and the worse part is that it even feel longer than it is.
And the AEB-L is AMAZING :)

Marko Tsourkan
06-02-2011, 06:03 PM
You won't be disappointed. I watched Devin do one of his custom knives from start to finish from feet away. I don't think there are many his equals when it comes to making damascus steel. His grind, handle shape and finish is outstanding and top notch HT goes without saying - he is a walking encyclopedia on metallurgy. PS: it also helps to have a son who is studying to become a metallurgist. :)

M

Pensacola Tiger
06-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Ask Hoss to show you his herringbone damascus. He made a santoku for Mark Richmond from it and that blade was outright beautiful. Pictures just don't do it justice, you have to feel the surface of the herringbone to appreciate it.

Rick

MadMel
06-03-2011, 01:54 AM
Nice. I was thinking about getting one of his customs too. BTW, how much does it cost? lol

Michael Rader
06-03-2011, 01:57 AM
Sweet. Be sure and let us know when you get it. Devin does great work.
-M

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-04-2011, 12:13 AM
Michael, I've always wanted one of yours as well. Figured you had to go all master on me ;) One of these days.

I believe his asking price was around $140 an inch for damascus, depending on the pattern.

RRLOVER
06-05-2011, 11:17 AM
You will be VERY happy. It is the only blade I have ever owned that I can't find a flaw on,I wish it was a 240mm:doublebanghead:

Ordo
06-05-2011, 06:45 PM
Really waiting a year for a knife?

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-05-2011, 08:11 PM
I've done it with so many knives, what's another? Besides, it's always nice to have something to look forward to in life.

rancho
06-05-2011, 09:11 PM
Really waiting a year for a knife?

it's not a knife, it's a work of art :P

JohnnyChance
06-05-2011, 11:05 PM
I read the comment before seeing who wrote it, and I thought "must be new here".

Ordo
06-06-2011, 10:17 AM
I read the comment before seeing who wrote it, and I thought "must be new here".

May be new or naive about collectors knives, although after seeing your amazing review of the equally amazing Michel Rader pass around knife i'm coming to understand a couple of things.

Lefty
06-06-2011, 10:22 AM
If you're the Ordo I think you are, you know a thing or two already! :)

watercrawl
06-06-2011, 10:26 AM
Really waiting a year for a knife?

I waited 3 for a Kramer.

Kentucky Jeff
06-06-2011, 10:57 AM
The wait time on a Randall is now 5 years...

Chef Niloc
06-06-2011, 11:15 AM
Really waiting a year for a knife?

I have been on his list since I got my Spoon. I think that's about 14-15 months now with no light at the end of the tunnel, sorry to say his wait is over a year hope it's not a two??

JohnnyChance
06-06-2011, 01:57 PM
Dillard's are both on ebay right now if you dont want to wait a year or more.

peterm
06-06-2011, 02:07 PM
I have been on his list since I got my Spoon. I think that's about 14-15 months now with no light at the end of the tunnel, sorry to say his wait is over a year hope it's not a two??

Yeah but you got a spoon!

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Why is he selling them? Didn't he just get them?

Pensacola Tiger
06-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Why is he selling them? Didn't he just get them?

Jason,

He says he needs the money. Website development must be slow.

http://www.foodieforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?10586-Selling-Devin-Thomas-Custom-Gyuto-amp-Suji

Rick

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-07-2011, 03:38 PM
For good measure, I got on Bill Burkes list too. :)

oivind_dahle
06-07-2011, 03:54 PM
For good measure, I got on Bill Burkes list too. :)

San Mai or dragonsbreath?
Horn or wood?

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-07-2011, 03:58 PM
I'm going with a 10" chefs made out of 52100, with stabilized koa (western). I'd love the dragonsbreath, I mean LOVE, but that would probably be way too expensive.

shankster
06-07-2011, 04:02 PM
Michael, I've always wanted one of yours as well. Figured you had to go all master on me ;) One of these days.

I believe his asking price was around $140 an inch for damascus, depending on the pattern.

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question,but when you say $140. an inch is that from tip to heel,or the whole mass of the blade(like per sq inch)?

oivind_dahle
06-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Nice

I hope you will be happy with your Burke. What I can tell is that Mr Burke is a great smith putting his perfection into his knives. He will give you the best knife possible. Koa is awesome, and my favorite wood. Congrats :) I would also add Marko to the list if I was you. He is going to make some killer knives!

But Burke and Devin is perhaps the best smiths in the world atm. Congratz!! no vacation 4 you this year :)

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question,but when you say $140. an inch is that from tip to heel,or the whole mass of the blade(like per sq inch)?

Not at all, it's from the heel to the tip. The handle is free haha :)

oivind_dahle
06-07-2011, 04:10 PM
unless you go for horn ;)

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-07-2011, 04:12 PM
Nice

I hope you will be happy with your Burke. What I can tell is that Mr Burke is a great smith putting his perfection into his knives. He will give you the best knife possible. Koa is awesome, and my favorite wood. Congrats :) I would also add Marko to the list if I was you. He is going to make some killer knives!

But Burke and Devin is perhaps the best smiths in the world atm. Congratz!! no vacation 4 you this year :)

Yeah, no vaca - no kidding. That's what us Americans do, work work work ;)

Marko needs to get working on that ABS MS rating before I start dropping coin on his knives! :poke1:

oivind_dahle
06-07-2011, 04:15 PM
Im looking forward to see pics of your Burke and Devin :)
Ive been waiting a long time for mine, and hope to see em this summer :)