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Eamon Burke
06-08-2011, 02:02 PM
Just got the newsletter form Carter Cutlery. He said Orange County Choppers wants to build a knifemaker's bike with some kind of input from him. They charge a CRAZY amount of money, but that is a pretty big ad for a knife maker. You guys think this would be a good thing exposure-wise, or would it just portray the normal bastardized image of knives and knife making? Plus I doubt kitchen cutlery would really play any part.


Also, since he's not going to make it to Blade, he's having a 25% off sale with free shipping! Yoinks! Bad time to be broke for me...

mr drinky
06-08-2011, 02:26 PM
Where is the 25% off advertised, or is it yet to come? I didn't see it on his site.

k.

Pensacola Tiger
06-08-2011, 02:32 PM
Where is the 25% off advertised, or is it yet to come? I didn't see it on his site.

k.

It's only in the newsletter, not the website. The coupon code is BLADE25.

Andrew H
06-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Is it active now or just during the blade show?

mr drinky
06-08-2011, 02:51 PM
I just tried it, and it works now.

k.

oivind_dahle
06-08-2011, 02:52 PM
If I was going for a Carter, then this would be it:

http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/new-products/65sun-high-grade-funayuki-ho-woodwater-buffalo-horn-handle

Eamon Burke
06-08-2011, 03:06 PM
Word. That one is iconic Carter.

Lefty
06-08-2011, 03:11 PM
I want a suji!

mr drinky
06-08-2011, 03:12 PM
Is there another code for the free shipping? Shipping is still added to my cart. Or is that part only during blade?

k.

Eamon Burke
06-08-2011, 03:27 PM
Just call/email and ask him about it!

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-08-2011, 03:27 PM
I knew the yanigiba and large gyuto would be out there door right away. They had been there for weeks until the sale.

Pensacola Tiger
06-08-2011, 03:35 PM
The clearance items and seconds are going quickly, too.

WildBoar
06-08-2011, 03:42 PM
Dang vultures! :laugh:

mr drinky
06-08-2011, 03:46 PM
If I was going for a Carter, then this would be it:

http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/new-products/65sun-high-grade-funayuki-ho-woodwater-buffalo-horn-handle

Well, Řivind, that is the one I got. I was looking at a nakiri, but decided on this one. I have a nice Stefan handle wanting a home for it too.

k.

Pensacola Tiger
06-08-2011, 04:00 PM
If anyone cares, it looks like Murray has been listening to the complaints about the low-grade handles on the SFGZ series knives, and is introducing an option:

"Stainless Fukugozai Ebony (Ho) Handle Series
Murray's new series of Kitchen Cutlery, by popular demand! Same as the Stainless Fukugozai Series but with either an ebony or ho wood handle."

Rick

Pensacola Tiger
06-08-2011, 04:02 PM
Well, Řivind, that is the one I got. I was looking at a nakiri, but decided on this one. I have a nice Stefan handle wanting a home for it too.

k.

K.,

Just watch out taking the old handle off. Murray epoxies the HG series handles, so you're probably looking at splitting it in half to get it off. That's what Marko had to do with the one he rehandled for me.

Rick

oivind_dahle
06-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Well, Řivind, that is the one I got. I was looking at a nakiri, but decided on this one. I have a nice Stefan handle wanting a home for it too.

k.

Nice. Congrats!
Looking forward to pics. And its a bargain for a "MS" knife.

mr drinky
06-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the warning. I think I am just going to send it to Dave. I have a boat load of stuff that I have ready to send.

k.

Lefty
06-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Wow! Talk about a sale! Virtually all of his wa handled knives are gone.
Think he'll get the hint about the SFGZ RH line?
Whoever grabbed the sfgz and kurouchi lines at 25% off really got great knives for the price!

evanjohnson
06-08-2011, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the post- you cost me some $$$!

Pensacola Tiger
06-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the post- you cost me some $$$!

What did you get?

mr drinky
06-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Just call/email and ask him about it!

I e-mailed them about the $15 shipping and they said that I should have chosen the pick-up/no shipping option at checkout. They refunded me the $15 shipping which was nice.

Abattoir
06-09-2011, 03:11 AM
BAH! I really don't need to spend more money on knives right now. There are a couple that are quite tempting though.

evanjohnson
06-09-2011, 04:43 AM
I got the 6.5sun HG Wabocho:

http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/kitchen-cutlery/65sun-high-grade-wabocho-ho-woodwater-buffalo-horn-handle

I may try this as my 1st rehandle with a bunch of lyptus that I have lying around.


I also purchased a neck knife with orange G10 scales that matches a similar knife that I had Phil Wilson make for me out of CPM 10v:

http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/new-products/neck-knife-180-tactical-hammer-finish-orange-g-10

rockbox
06-09-2011, 04:54 AM
Does anyone have any experience with the kitchen shears?

Lefty
06-09-2011, 08:21 AM
I was watching they neck knife, Evan! Nice grab!

mattrud
06-09-2011, 05:30 PM
I was following this a bit during yesterday and really was not going to buy anything. I had no reason. But then at around 4:30 am last night I changed my mind. O well, I have a new carter to go with my IP pro. It will be interesting to see how the high grade series compares to the IP and the sfgz knife I used to own.

Eamon Burke
06-09-2011, 05:53 PM
I'm glad to be an enabler here, but I really wanted to know what you guys thought about the OCC thing.

Think he would try to get attention for kitchen knives at all? Seems kinda crazy, doing a Carter bike.

WildBoar
06-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Seems kinda crazy, doing a Carter bike.Sounds like it will only happen if the Inner Circle Members pony up $350k...

Potato42
06-09-2011, 09:33 PM
Sounds like it will only happen if the Inner Circle Members pony up $350k...

Lol I really wanna say FAT CHANCE! But, then some people pay over 20k for a Kramer on ebay...

Is that really what one of those OCC bikes costs?

SpikeC
06-09-2011, 09:50 PM
And they are just frigging kit bikes! They buy a frame here, a motor there, and just bolt the crap together. Of course, I stopped watching the bullsh!t show a long time ago as it was just the same shite over and over.

Dave Martell
06-09-2011, 10:50 PM
Sounds like it will only happen if the Inner Circle Members pony up $350k...


Oh SNAP! :spitcoffee:

JohnnyChance
06-10-2011, 01:20 AM
Yeah, like Spike said, they bolt the bike together and then modify off the shelf stuff. Compared to some other makers, they do very little fabrication. And when they do fabricate, if they can throw it in the water jet or mill machine, they do it that way and let the computers handle it. Like buying a knife blank from Jantz, buying premade scales from someone else, bolting it all together, doing a little finish sharpening and rounding the spine, and calling it a custom made knife.

I heard their show bikes were ~$150k, over priced for the bike itself, but probably good value advertisement wise, and a write off. This was years ago though, maybe they have jacked up their already ridiculous prices.

bieniek
06-10-2011, 01:38 AM
And they are just frigging kit bikes! They buy a frame here, a motor there, and just bolt the crap together. Of course, I stopped watching the bullsh!t show a long time ago as it was just the same shite over and over.

+1
Anybody knows why 350K? I got the newsletter as well and been thinking that kind of bike would not be worth 100 grand, so is one having to pay for filming whole serie??

I cannot imagine though whats going to happen to prices for Carters if he gets 1000000000000 fellows in queue.

JohnnyChance
06-10-2011, 02:50 AM
I cannot imagine though whats going to happen to prices for Carters if he gets 1000000000000 fellows in queue.

Yup. If you want a Carter, get your order in now before the wait and price get insane. Anyone know when this will start to air?

Eamon Burke
06-10-2011, 10:45 AM
It isn't going to air. Carter said he doesn't have the dough, so he's saying basically if someone has a house they'd like to sell and give him the cash, he'll do it.

The reason it's $350k is because it gets 3 million viewers per episode, and it's the #4 show for men 18-35.

Dave Martell
06-10-2011, 11:03 AM
I heard that the bike is going to have ho wood & plastic ferrule grips. :D

Potato42
06-10-2011, 11:15 AM
I heard that the bike is going to have ho wood & plastic ferrule grips. :D

So it'll be upgraded from standard then?

watercrawl
06-10-2011, 11:42 AM
So it'll be upgraded from standard then?

Oh, damn!!

jwpark
06-10-2011, 12:30 PM
good one Dave and Potato :happy2::happy2::happy2:

mhlee
06-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Oh, damn!!

I'm considering the 5.4 sun Stainless Fukugozai Funayuki (White Steel). From what I've read, Carter's handles aren't the best and are good candidates for rehandling.

Has anyone rehandled this line of knife and, if so, what has been your experience?

And does anyone know if the spine and choil on these knives are eased or rounded?

Thanks.

watercrawl
06-10-2011, 12:39 PM
Can't recall if the choil is eased/rounded but I do recall the spine on every Carter I've ever had being rounded.

Lots and lots and lots of Carter's SFGZ series knives have been rehandled. I've had at least two that were rehandled with Stefan handles. The experience with them....great!

mhlee
06-10-2011, 12:47 PM
Adam:

I'm looking at the riveted western handle models. At 25% off, they're not a bad buy.

Same good experience rehandling them?

watercrawl
06-10-2011, 12:57 PM
Oh yeah, I've rehandled a few of those. They're not too bad....there are some tricks to rehandling the 1/2 tang knives like those.

mhlee
06-10-2011, 01:13 PM
Ok. Thanks Adam.

I just pulled the trigger on a 5.4 sun White SFGZ Funayuki Western Handle. If my girlfriend doesn't like the knife, I'll return it; if I can't, I'll sell it here. If she likes the knife, but not the handle, it'll be sent off to get rehandled.

Andrew H
06-10-2011, 05:12 PM
Did someone say there is free shipping on this sale?

Pensacola Tiger
06-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Did someone say there is free shipping on this sale?

Yes, there is. The newsletter said, "Please select 'Pick-up' to take advantage of our free shipping."

Andrew H
06-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Awesome, thanks PT

mhlee
06-10-2011, 06:18 PM
Yes, there is. The newsletter said, "Please select 'Pick-up' to take advantage of our free shipping."

I purchased a knife today and marked off "regulary shipping." I received a refund for the shipping separately.

Lefty
06-10-2011, 06:28 PM
Just letting you know, the SFGZ choils ARE rounded :)