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Haburn
02-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Hello Guys and Gals,
Here is little about myself:

After a past in professions such as auto mechanic, mechanical drafter, and designer of high–end aerospace armor, I finally discovered that nothing is more satisfying to me than designing a tool that I can create and hold in my hand, and appreciate for a lifetime.
I love facing the challenge of designing and making knives that hold specific features for high-performance in the kitchen environment, with comfortable grip design for professionals and slice-a-holics alike.
My steel comes from a quality East Coast vender, it's more expensive up front, but they provide a superior product in my experience that really shows in performance. I hand select all wood from a local exotic wood vendor in Portland, Oregon. An area I have grown up loving while enjoying life, product design, triathlons, and the creation and collection of high quality cutting tools.

Have fun in the kitchen!

-Ian Rogers

CoqaVin
02-12-2014, 01:14 PM
always cool to see some new makers

Chef Andy
02-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Welcome to KKF! Looking forward to giving your website a browse.

Pensacola Tiger
02-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Welcome to KKF!

BJE1
02-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Welcome !!

The Edge
02-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Welcome!!

cheflarge
02-12-2014, 02:59 PM
Welcome.

gavination
02-12-2014, 03:16 PM
The Couve! Awesome!! Welcome Ian! This may be bad for my bank account that you're right across the river. I'm stoked to see what you turn out!

You have a shop space over there? My buddy and I are a couple years from retrofitting his shop to make knives and shurikens or whatever tickles our fancy hah!

gavin.

erikz
02-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Welcome! Always good to have another maker on the forums!

Dave Martell
02-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Welcome Ian :)

Dream Burls
02-12-2014, 04:27 PM
Welcome aboard Ian and best of luck.

jigert
02-12-2014, 04:34 PM
Welcome to KKF, Ian!

Haburn
02-12-2014, 04:34 PM
The Couve! Awesome!! Welcome Ian! This may be bad for my bank account that you're right across the river. I'm stoked to see what you turn out!

You have a shop space over there? My buddy and I are a couple years from retrofitting his shop to make knives and shurikens or whatever tickles our fancy hah!

gavin.

Thank you,
I'm still working out of the garage and it's continually getting smaller and smaller...
You should do it! making knives is the bees knees.

Haburn
02-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
I'm excited to be here and get to know everyone.

bkultra
02-12-2014, 04:39 PM
Welcome to KKF

WildBoar
02-12-2014, 05:09 PM
Welcome! Your knives have a very distinct style. I'm looking forward to hearing more about them (how you arrived at those profiles, etc.)

CoqaVin
02-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Haburn are all of your knives Kiriutske (sp?) tipped

bahamaroot
02-12-2014, 07:01 PM
Welcome to a fellow knifeoholic! looking forward to seeing your work!

Haburn
02-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Haburn are all of your knives Kiriutske (sp?) tipped
No, but I can understand why you would think that looking through my site. One of the knives I'm currently working on is 10" chef with a more traditional French profile to it.

CoqaVin
02-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Nice...I hear ya on the French profile even though I prefer a Japanese profile with a lot less belly

Lefty
02-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Welcome, Ian. I've been following you and your work on BF. You make beautiful pieces.

Don Nguyen
02-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Nice to see you on here Ian!

Haburn
02-12-2014, 11:46 PM
Welcome, Ian. I've been following you and your work on BF. You make beautiful pieces.
Thank you, I'm not always sure how my pieces are going to be perceived, so it's good to hear that!


Nice to see you on here Ian!
Thanks, good to be here. I enjoyed the imgur pics from your visit with Carter; it looks like you had a good time!

gunnerjohn
02-13-2014, 01:26 AM
Welcome Aboard

ShaggySean
02-13-2014, 02:45 AM
Welcome
Like the website you have some nice looking knives can't wait to see more.

Chuckles
02-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Welcome! Nice looking knives.

Lefty
02-13-2014, 12:13 PM
I tried to buy a Nakiri you had up over there, but it got snatched up...then I did the big sell-off. Haha.

For those who don't know Ian's work - you're gonna love the styling!

Oh, and give me a good French profile any day! Multi-purpose and classic is always a great thing in chef's knives.

knyfeknerd
02-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Welcome, look forward to seeing more of your work.
What is it with knifemakers and the Pacific Northwest????

Dream Burls
02-13-2014, 12:56 PM
Oh, and give me a good French profile any day! Multi-purpose and classic is always a great thing in chef's knives.

Not bad in a face either. :)

sachem allison
02-13-2014, 01:43 PM
welcome!

Haburn
02-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Not bad in a face either. :)

Niiiice!

scotchef38
02-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Welcome.

Möebius
02-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Welcome aboard, the best wishes.

stereo.pete
02-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Welcome to the best kitchen knife forum on the planet. I've seen your work on blade forums and I have to admit you're one of the few on there that seems to be understanding kitchen knife design. Glad you've come here, there's a lot of great people to learn from on this forum.

Haburn
02-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Welcome to the best kitchen knife forum on the planet. I've seen your work on blade forums and I have to admit you're one of the few on there that seems to be understanding kitchen knife design. Glad you've come here, there's a lot of great people to learn from on this forum.

That's very kind of you. I am still young in this endeavor and appreciate all the feedback I can get. I use my own knives every day (girlfriend isn't allowed in the kitchen, hehe :laugh:) so a fresh set of eyes/hands is helpful!

foodaholic
02-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Welcome

Erilyn75
03-06-2014, 06:31 AM
Welcome Ian :)