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Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 01:01 AM
End of the Road Sale - this is the last time that this DVD set will be sold. Two days only!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/DVD/P1010012resize1.jpg (http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningst...tell-p/dvd.htm)

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningst...tell-p/dvd.htm (http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/The-Art-of-Knife-Sharpening-DVD-Set-Dave-Martell-p/dvd.htm)



FREE shipping - anywhere in the world, please PM if you are international (outside of USA) and we'll send you a Paypal invoice.

*Note - DVD's are not made yet. Please allow 1 week for us to produce the DVD's prior to shipping.

V1P
01-28-2014, 01:04 AM
Dave,I'll take 1 DVD!

Hahaha, I'm so fast today.

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 01:06 AM
Dave,I'll take 1 DVD!

Hahaha, I'm so fast today.


Cool, can you shoot me a PM with your email address? Thanks Ferry!

SpiceOfLife
01-28-2014, 01:07 AM
Sent you a PM. Definitely interested in one!

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 01:33 AM
Sent you a PM. Definitely interested in one!

Thanks!

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 01:38 AM
Oh and in case anyone is wondering...this will NOT be put on YouTube or any other venue. This sale is it.

daddy yo yo
01-28-2014, 02:45 AM
I will take one too. PM coming.

MAS4T0
01-28-2014, 03:23 AM
Hi Dave,

I'm in the UK and really don't care for physical media, is there any way that I could purchase this as a digital download in order to avoid the need for international shipping?

V1P
01-28-2014, 03:25 AM
Hi Dave,

I'm in the UK and really don't care for physical media, is there any way that I could purchase this as a digital download in order to avoid the need for international shipping?

My friend, it's free shipping worldwide.

erikz
01-28-2014, 03:26 AM
Thanks for selling these one final time Dave!

GobelG
01-28-2014, 04:08 AM
can't quite pm yet. not enough post yet, only two weeks into being on the forum. however i'd like one Dave. gerad@abbotscellar.com

Chef Andy
01-28-2014, 09:02 AM
I would love a copy, I believe you already have my email, I can PM it to you again if you want however.

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 12:00 PM
can't quite pm yet. not enough post yet, only two weeks into being on the forum. however i'd like one Dave. gerad@abbotscellar.com


Invoice sent - thanks!

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 12:00 PM
I would love a copy, I believe you already have my email, I can PM it to you again if you want however.

Yes please shoot me a PM if you will, thanks Andy

Chef Andy
01-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Yes please shoot me a PM if you will, thanks Andy

done and done!

GobelG
01-28-2014, 12:36 PM
thanks dave

ramenlegend
01-28-2014, 01:20 PM
any chance there is free shipping if we buy this along side some stones :biggrin:?

SpiceOfLife
01-28-2014, 01:23 PM
Payment sent. Thanks Dave for doing a final run of these!

Paradox
01-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Got my order in. ;)

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 07:30 PM
You guys are great - thanks!

ThEoRy
01-28-2014, 09:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWUP5QxdwPg








Oh wait, I already have a copy.

DTB57
01-28-2014, 09:36 PM
Thanks Dave!
I ordered on your site. Cant wait!

Dave Martell
01-28-2014, 09:40 PM
Thanks Dave!
I ordered on your site. Cant wait!

Got it - thanks Doug!

MAS4T0
01-29-2014, 11:22 AM
I'm in.

Thank you for doing this Dave.

Dave Martell
01-29-2014, 11:24 AM
I'm in.

Thank you for doing this Dave.


Thank you Mark!

jvanis
01-29-2014, 12:49 PM
Thanks! Ordered one yesterday

frankc
01-29-2014, 01:57 PM
Thank You Dave! Ordered today.

Dave Martell
01-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Thanks! Ordered one yesterday


Thank You Dave! Ordered today.


Thank you both! :)

frav
01-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Hi Dave,

Please send me a PM, I can't send new PMs yeat, but hopefully receive & answer.

// Fredrik

Dave Martell
01-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Hi Dave,

Please send me a PM, I can't send new PMs yeat, but hopefully receive & answer.

// Fredrik


PM sent

Dave Martell
01-30-2014, 08:46 PM
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/364504/thumbs/s-LAST-CALL-large300.jpg

MACFLY
01-30-2014, 11:22 PM
Hi Dave,
Hope I made it in time, I would like one please!
I will pm you .

Thank you sir
Mike

Erilyn75
01-31-2014, 12:48 AM
Ordered one from your site. Thanks Dave :)

Dave Martell
01-31-2014, 01:14 AM
Hi Dave,
Hope I made it in time, I would like one please!
I will pm you .

Thank you sir
Mike


I just answered your PM.

Thanks Mike!

Dave Martell
01-31-2014, 01:15 AM
Ordered one from your site. Thanks Dave :)

Thanks Erica!

erikz
01-31-2014, 06:24 AM
How much did you sell in this final run, curious.

Danvil
01-31-2014, 01:41 PM
I ordered my DVD's last night and can't wait to get them in my hands and the techniques into my head. I'm pretty decent getting an a good edge, but hope to learn more about doing things like thinning the area properly behind the edge and doing signifigant thinning of knives. I'm not sure these topics are covered on these DVD's, but we'll see. I think there is a market for some of the higher end information, like making a Urasuki.

Is anyone else interested in this kind of learning?

Dave Martell
01-31-2014, 02:36 PM
Thanks for your order Dan

erikz
01-31-2014, 03:03 PM
I ordered my DVD's last night and can't wait to get them in my hands and the techniques into my head. I'm pretty decent getting an a good edge, but hope to learn more about doing things like thinning the area properly behind the edge and doing signifigant thinning of knives. I'm not sure these topics are covered on these DVD's, but we'll see. I think there is a market for some of the higher end information, like making a Urasuki.

Is anyone else interested in this kind of learning?
Very much so. Thats why I ordered this gem, just thanking Dave for sharing his knowledge!

Dave Martell
02-05-2014, 12:31 AM
About 60% of the orders will ship by the end of this week. I will send out the first ordered first and so on. I expect the remainder to ship out early next week.

I received almost twice as many orders as I expected which is why the last ordered ones will take a little longer to ship. Sorry for the delay here.

Dave

PS - Thanks to everyone who placed an order!

erikz
02-05-2014, 03:24 AM
Great news Dave, thank you again for putting this up for sale one final time!

Paradox
02-05-2014, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the update Dave.

Dave Martell
02-06-2014, 11:02 PM
All international orders shipped out this afternoon.

Most of the US domestic orders will ship out tomorrow morning.

If you're in the US and haven't received a message from me then your order won't be shipped until next week.

Dave

Dave Martell
02-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Hey folks, if there's anyone else wanting one of these DVD sets I can still get a few more out with these last ones I'm doing this weekend. I just ask that you let me know soon since I don't want to ever see these things again. :D

turbochef422
02-08-2014, 04:50 PM
why is it the end of the road for these. Oh i get it maybe a part 2 for advanced sharpening. good idea. thanks

Johnny.B.Good
02-08-2014, 04:53 PM
why is it the end of the road for these.

I have been wondering this myself. I would think the margins on a burned DVD have to be pretty high, and there will always be new potential buyers on the forum. Why not just keep a stack of them around?

Dave Martell
02-08-2014, 04:58 PM
why is it the end of the road for these. Oh i get it maybe a part 2 for advanced sharpening. good idea. thanks


They're not so great in production quality, somewhat dated, and they're awful to duplicate. Having said that most people still enjoy them and would likely continue to sell but I'm feeling like the time has come to move on and let this go. I did always want to do a part II but I'm not really too interested in this anymore.

Dave Martell
02-12-2014, 04:48 PM
All DVD orders have been shipped. Thanks everyone! :)


PS - I still have about 4 or 5 copies left if anyone is interested.

erikz
02-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Hi Dave, just to let you know, the DVD was delivered today (Netherlands).

Thanks again, I'll be spending my weekend watching this for a first run and then getting some practice!

Dave Martell
02-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Hi Dave, just to let you know, the DVD was delivered today (Netherlands).

Thanks again, I'll be spending my weekend watching this for a first run and then getting some practice!


Great, don't forget your stay awake pills though! :D

erikz
02-18-2014, 01:45 PM
Ill tell my girlfriend she better arrange a few girls nights out ;)

Dave Martell
02-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Ill tell my girlfriend she better arrange a few girls nights out ;)


Yeah I'm sure she won't enjoy them too much. :D

WildBoar
02-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Plus she'll probably get pissed at the stripper scene that starts at 38:14...

erikz
02-18-2014, 03:42 PM
The stripper didn't fit the counter Dave was working on because it was full of stones and knives. Therefore she was omitted from this run of DVD's!

Dave Martell
02-22-2014, 06:58 PM
I've still got a few left over sets of DVDs from this last run. Just sayin.... :robot:

erikz
02-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Dave, after watching your DVD I would like to buy the following setup:

Atoma 140
Bester 700
Shapton Pro 1000
Shapton Pro 2000
Shapton Pro 5000

I'd also like to buy a Swiss made leather strop and a standard stone base.

Would you recommend any changes within this setup minding my budget? (350 usd max, shipping included).

I think this would be a good starting point for me, switching from my edge pro to freehanding. The Pro's will be Kuromaku stones, about half the budget, same stuff.

apicius9
02-24-2014, 04:09 PM
I wish I remembered to whom I loaned mine, looks like Dave's and Murray's DVDs have disappeared...

Stefan

orangehero
03-01-2014, 11:51 PM
Any left?

Dave Martell
03-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Any left?

Yes sir, I still have a few from the last run. Please PM me if interested.

Thanks!

Robert
03-20-2014, 08:39 AM
recived mine today!!!! not dave's fault but the post to blame(2 and a half months of waiting)

erikz
03-20-2014, 09:23 AM
recived mine today!!!! not dave's fault but the post to blame(2 and a half months of waiting)
Good to hear you received it in the end :) Now enjoy and marvel!

Dave Martell
03-20-2014, 11:09 AM
recived mine today!!!! not dave's fault but the post to blame(2 and a half months of waiting)


:shocked3::scared4:

frav
03-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Mine still haven't yet arrived to Sweden. Still some where out there in cyberspace.

First traveling around in the US for almost a month & then ??? Who knows. Someone maybe took it for a swim over the North Atlantic Ocean? :) Or is it the Post man who have a hard time learning how to sharpening knives? :) Or maybe it was/is onboard the missing Malaysian Airways plane? :) Who knows.

----------------------------------------------
Date & Time Status of Item Location

February 10, 2014 , 10:38 am
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
CHICAGO, IL 60666

February 7, 2014
Depart USPS Sort Facility .
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

February 6, 2014 , 10:32 pm
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

February 6, 2014 , 4:08 pm
Dispatched to Sort Facility .
FLEETWOOD, PA 19522

January 22, 2014 , 10:28 am
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
MIAMI, FL 33112

January 22, 2014
Depart USPS Sort Facility .
MIAMI, FL 33112

January 21, 2014 , 4:28 pm
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
MIAMI, FL 33112

January 17, 2014
Depart USPS Sort Facility .
GREENVILLE, SC 29607

January 17, 2014 , 7:31 pm
Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility .
GREENVILLE, SC 29607

January 17, 2014 , 5:12 pm
Dispatched to Sort Facility .
FOUNTAIN INN, SC 29644

January 17, 2014 , 12:29 pm
Acceptance .
FOUNTAIN INN, SC 29644
----------------------------------------------

icanhaschzbrgr
03-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Damn… I though Russian post is bad. It took just 1.5 month for mine to arrive…

Dave Martell
03-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Mine still haven't yet arrived to Sweden. Still some where out there in cyberspace.

First traveling around in the US for almost a month & then ??? Who knows. Someone maybe took it for a swim over the North Atlantic Ocean? :) Or is it the Post man who have a hard time learning how to sharpening knives? :) Or maybe it was/is onboard the missing Malaysian Airways plane? :) Who knows.

----------------------------------------------
Date & Time Status of Item Location

February 10, 2014 , 10:38 am
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
CHICAGO, IL 60666

February 7, 2014
Depart USPS Sort Facility .
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

February 6, 2014 , 10:32 pm
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

February 6, 2014 , 4:08 pm
Dispatched to Sort Facility .
FLEETWOOD, PA 19522

January 22, 2014 , 10:28 am
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
MIAMI, FL 33112

January 22, 2014
Depart USPS Sort Facility .
MIAMI, FL 33112

January 21, 2014 , 4:28 pm
Processed through USPS Sort Facility .
MIAMI, FL 33112

January 17, 2014
Depart USPS Sort Facility .
GREENVILLE, SC 29607

January 17, 2014 , 7:31 pm
Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility .
GREENVILLE, SC 29607

January 17, 2014 , 5:12 pm
Dispatched to Sort Facility .
FOUNTAIN INN, SC 29644

January 17, 2014 , 12:29 pm
Acceptance .
FOUNTAIN INN, SC 29644
----------------------------------------------


I went to the post office and asked them about this and you can probably guess what they said. :scratchhead:Since the other lost one just arrived I'm hoping that your DVD shows up soon as well. This is just stupid.

Dave Martell
03-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Damn… I though Russian post is bad. It took just 1.5 month for mine to arrive…


Wow, that's ridiculous too

icanhaschzbrgr
03-20-2014, 02:25 PM
Wow, that's ridiculous too
Why? Old ladies in the Russian post office also wanted to learn knife sharpening :D

1.5 isn't the worst case. It was funny when my college ordered winter hat on amazon before Christmas and got his package… in the middle of April. But in general it usually takes 3-4 weeks to deliver anything from anywhere to Russia (except for UPS/Fedex/etc).

Dave Martell
03-20-2014, 02:29 PM
Why? Old ladies in the Russian post office also wanted to learn knife sharpening :D

1.5 isn't the worst case. It was funny when my college ordered winter hat on amazon before Christmas and got his package… in the middle of April. But in general it usually takes 3-4 weeks to deliver anything from anywhere to Russia (except for UPS/Fedex/etc).


Do you get hit with any brokerage fees when using UPS or FedEx on international orders? This has been a problem for some countries.

icanhaschzbrgr
03-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Do you get hit with any brokerage fees when using UPS or FedEx on international orders? This has been a problem for some countries.
Here's my statistics for past 6-7 years.
Used FedEx 2 times: no fees and fastest delivery… 7 and 4 days respectively. The only downside is price of shipping.
Haven't used DHL myself, but lots of friends and colleges complained. Basically DHL doesn't do custom clearance, so you'd have to spent lots of time and fill lots of papers in customs.
Used UPS twice: first time was few years ago and it was a positive experience. Not the fastest, but reasonable. About 2 month ago I ordered a package from Maxim and UPS refused to do custom clearance, so I had to spend almost a full day at customs (though haven't paid any fees).

All the other packages are delivered by Russian post (or EMS which is division of Russian post here). Our post is slow but pretty reliable in general. For all the time I had only 2 packages lost (both were some ~1$ values from Ebay). So for me the safest way is USPS. Until our crazy government change laws, we can order packages with value up to 1000€ per month, without paying any fees.

Erilyn75
03-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Here's my statistics for past 6-7 years.
Used FedEx 2 times: no fees and fastest delivery… 7 and 4 days respectively. The only downside is price of shipping.
Haven't used DHL myself, but lots of friends and colleges complained. Basically DHL doesn't do custom clearance, so you'd have to spent lots of time and fill lots of papers in customs.
Used UPS twice: first time was few years ago and it was a positive experience. Not the fastest, but reasonable. About 2 month ago I ordered a package from Maxim and UPS refused to do custom clearance, so I had to spend almost a full day at customs (though haven't paid any fees).

All the other packages are delivered by Russian post (or EMS which is division of Russian post here). Our post is slow but pretty reliable in general. For all the time I had only 2 packages lost (both were some ~1$ values from Ebay). So for me the safest way is USPS. Until our crazy government change laws, we can order packages with value up to 1000€ per month, without paying any fees.

I just received my package from Maksim through DHL and it breezed through customs here. The only issue I had with them was the lazy driver was supposed to deliver yesterday but didn't and marked my package as "attempted delivery".

How do they keep track of each individuals monthly purchases to say if you go over the 1000€?

icanhaschzbrgr
03-20-2014, 05:48 PM
I just received my package from Maksim through DHL and it breezed through customs here. The only issue I had with them was the lazy driver was supposed to deliver yesterday but didn't and marked my package as "attempted delivery".
That's another good reason for you to buy from Maxim :)


How do they keep track of each individuals monthly purchases to say if you go over the 1000€?
I don't think they really track it :)
When I was through customs clearance for that package from Maxim, I had to sign a paper which stated that I promise my monthly purchases doesn't exceed 1000€. I believe if they really tracked monthly value for each individual, they wouldn't ask me to sign a promise.

frav
03-20-2014, 06:19 PM
I found this tracking page
http://www.17track.net/en/

It says: Destination Germany ???


The information at DHL in Germany http://nolp.dhl.de/nextt-online-public/report_popup.jsp says:
----------------------------------------------------
Status vom Fr, 17.01.2014 12:29
Die Sendung ist im Start-Paketzentrum eingetroffen.
Nächster Schritt Die Sendung wird zum Export-Paketzentrum transportiert.

Datum/Uhrzeit
Fr, 17.01.2014 12:29 Uhr

Ort
USA

Status
Die Sendung ist im Start-Paketzentrum eingetroffen.
----------------------------------------------------

Strange.

Dave Martell
03-20-2014, 07:42 PM
I found this tracking page
http://www.17track.net/en/

It says: Destination Germany ???


The information at DHL in Germany http://nolp.dhl.de/nextt-online-public/report_popup.jsp says:
----------------------------------------------------
Status vom Fr, 17.01.2014 12:29
Die Sendung ist im Start-Paketzentrum eingetroffen.
Nächster Schritt Die Sendung wird zum Export-Paketzentrum transportiert.

Datum/Uhrzeit
Fr, 17.01.2014 12:29 Uhr

Ort
USA

Status
Die Sendung ist im Start-Paketzentrum eingetroffen.
----------------------------------------------------

Strange.


What the hell are they doing? :bashhead:

frav
03-25-2014, 02:14 PM
You know what, today there was a dark yello envelope from Fleetwood USA in my postbox :) The globetrotter has finaly arrived. 17 January -- 25 March. Snail mail or what? ....

The adress & everything is correct. I can see some residue on the envelope from a red & yellow/black sticker with German text on it.

It says...
-----
Wa
de
zur
Wirt
erfül
------

Anyhow, it's here now. The DVD-box is crashed in one end, but the DVDs seems to be okay. I haven't got time right now to test them. But trust me I will after this long waiting time.

Dave Martell
03-25-2014, 04:12 PM
You know what, today there was a dark yello envelope from Fleetwood USA in my postbox :) The globetrotter has finaly arrived. 17 January -- 25 March. Snail mail or what? ....

The adress & everything is correct. I can see some residue on the envelope from a red & yellow/black sticker with German text on it.

It says...
-----
Wa
de
zur
Wirt
erfül
------

Anyhow, it's here now. The DVD-box is crashed in one end, but the DVDs seems to be okay. I haven't got time right now to test them. But trust me I will after this long waiting time.


Finally!! :dance4: