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mano
04-09-2014, 09:26 AM
2014 East Coast Gathering/ECG



Sunday, June 8th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Holland, Bucks County, PA

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&r...-8&sa=N&tab=wl


Iíll supply food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

There are beds and sofas for at least eight and plenty of room on the floor for people who need to spend the night

There will be tables for demonstrations and showing your knives

Confirm attendance with # of people on this thread

PM me for the address, directions, coordinating food and any questions.

We had a great turnout last year. Knife makers, retailors, professional sharpeners, professional chefs, home cooks and collectors traveled from as far as New England and South Carolina. They brought incredible knives and fantastic food. Theory demonstrated breaking down whole fish.

The ECG is a chance to meet the people on KKF and talk every aspect of knives.

Attend and make this year even better

Marko Tsourkan
04-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Will try to make this time on time. :D

mano
04-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Ben was a very patient driver.

marc4pt0
04-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Count me in

jimbob
04-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Bout time there was an Aussie one I reckon (Melbourne of course)...

ThEoRy
04-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Will try to make this time on time. :D

I was on the phone like, "Dude we're leaving..." lol

Marko Tsourkan
04-09-2014, 06:02 PM
I was on the phone like, "Dude we're leaving..." lol

You guys make me feel terrible, so I might have to make a knife lottery at the gathering to atone for my shortcomings. How does that sound? By lottery, I mean that you all pick a number each, we through them in a hat and after a drawing, there will be a winner. :D

Free knife that is! So, are you coming to ECG now?

Namaxy
04-09-2014, 07:25 PM
If Theory cuts fish I'm in.:doublethumbsup:

Bill13
04-09-2014, 08:28 PM
The chance to win a Marko knife I will need to find a way there. Do you have a yard big enough for a tent. Could win my spouse over with that, we love camping even if it's in a rural back yard :).

rami_m
04-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Bout time there was an Aussie one I reckon (Melbourne of course)...

Sydney knife show :p

marc4pt0
04-09-2014, 10:01 PM
You guys make me feel terrible, so I might have to make a knife lottery at the gathering to atone for my shortcomings. How does that sound? By lottery, I mean that you all pick a number each, we through them in a hat and after a drawing, there will be a winner. :D

Free knife that is! So, are you coming to ECG now?


Um, absolutely

sachem allison
04-09-2014, 10:36 PM
good, i need a knife. Don't have my forgecraft any more or any of my babies. Daddy needs new kid.

Marko Tsourkan
04-10-2014, 01:06 AM
good, i need a knife. Don't have my forgecraft any more or any of my babies. Daddy needs new kid.

What happened?

Dream Burls
04-10-2014, 08:58 AM
I'll be there. Thanks for hosting again.

sachem allison
04-10-2014, 03:18 PM
What happened?

forgecraft, I sold to a member in England and he sold to someone else. sold all the others to start a moving fund, to get out of NYC. Still working on it.

tkern
04-10-2014, 04:59 PM
I'm in.

WildBoar
04-10-2014, 06:03 PM
I hope to make it up for a few hours again this year.

larrybard
04-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Looking forward to attending. Thanks much. Fortunately, will be easy for me to get there -- I live only about a 45 minutes' drive away, in the Philadelphia area.

ThEoRy
04-10-2014, 09:19 PM
If I win the raffle I'm giving my knife to Son.

Marko Tsourkan
04-10-2014, 09:51 PM
forgecraft, I sold to a member in England and he sold to someone else. sold all the others to start a moving fund, to get out of NYC. Still working on it.

Are you a lefty or a righty?


If I win the raffle I'm giving my knife to Son.

I have a knife for him.

jared08
04-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Are you a lefty or a righty?



I have a knife for him.

that there alone is awesome. the respect for someone i assume you dont know on a personal basis is amazing.

Marko Tsourkan
04-10-2014, 11:35 PM
that there alone is awesome. the respect for someone i assume you dont know on a personal basis is amazing.

I have a great respect for Son and to be honest, I wanted to make a knife for him for some time now, so it's a good timing.

M

sachem allison
04-11-2014, 01:24 AM
Are you a lefty or a righty?



I have a knife for him.I love you guys, I do but, that's not necessary. lol righty.lol I should be there, I don't think I'm leaving before the holidays.

nerologic
04-21-2014, 08:39 AM
I'd like to join as well. I grew up in Reading and am due for a PA visit. Looking forward to seeing a lot of beautiful steel.

mano
04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Family and friends are welcome.

ThEoRy
04-21-2014, 09:10 PM
I may be bringing my Lead Cook this time. I'll still give my knife to Son if I win since Marko is already making me 2 knives this year. :poke1:

Erilyn75
04-22-2014, 04:38 AM
WHY do I have to be stuck out here on the west coast?? :(

rogue108
04-28-2014, 02:21 PM
I should be in for this year. Its been a long time since I have gone to a ECG


If I win the raffle I'm giving my knife to Son.

I second this comment. Same goes for me.

Mingooch
04-28-2014, 03:57 PM
I am planning on going again if my work schedule allows it. I had a great time last year.

JohnnyChance
04-28-2014, 09:17 PM
I might be there.

Marko Tsourkan
04-29-2014, 01:06 PM
I am going to have you guys decide what knife I should make for the ECG raffle. D or Western handle for honesuki or gyuto and D for suji. Leather or wood for saya.

Handle wood will have to be one of my basic types unless you want to go fancy and donate one of your blocks to the raffle.

- 150mm honesuki in 52100 (Western or Wa)
- 210mm gyuto in 52100 or AEB-L (Western or Wa
- 210mm suji in AEB-L or 52100 (Wa handle)

Bill13
04-29-2014, 01:39 PM
I would vote for the 210 wa in AEB-L.

WildBoar
04-29-2014, 02:29 PM
western 150 honesuki in 52100

mano
04-29-2014, 03:04 PM
210mm gyuto wa in either steel

Mingooch
04-29-2014, 05:33 PM
I vote 210 gyuto in either with a Wa handle. But honestly I think it is just great that you are offering this.

Korin_Mari
05-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Definitely going to try to make it this year! Thanks for setting the ECG up again. I'm so excited to see everyone! :)

Line cooked
05-18-2014, 11:53 PM
I am sad to say I can not make it is year....have fun everyone!

sachem allison
05-20-2014, 01:25 AM
Sorry, Ladies and gentleman. I may not make it after all. Depending on how my Check up goes on Thursday (which I don't think will be good at all), I may have to get the old ticker worked on June 10th. Have fun, Eat lots of food and don't cut yourselves.

nhaitz
05-20-2014, 03:42 PM
Being new around here, I don't yet own a hand crafted knife. (that will change soon enough) I was planning to attend, but now it looks like work will keep me at home.

tkern
05-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Unfortunately, I have to pull out of the gathering. We were just signed up for a 300 person dinner that night and a sous just quit so I'm out.

D3st1n
05-22-2014, 01:45 AM
Hi, I'm new in this forum, but thinking to go there since it's not too far. Can you count me in?

mano
05-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Of course

larrybard
05-22-2014, 12:16 PM
D3st1n (a catchy, memorable name), where in Philly are you?

Larry (Chestnut Hill/West Mount Airy in Philly)

D3st1n
05-22-2014, 04:25 PM
I live in south philly (7th & jackson)

Korin_Mari
05-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Hi hi. Sadly, something important came up and we cannot attend. We were looking forward to seeing everyone this year, especially because it was so fun and awesome meeting everyone last year. We'll be with you in spirit though!! Please post pictures. :)

Mingooch
05-27-2014, 08:45 PM
Mari, you will be missed. Maybe next year.

Seth
05-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Hi hi. Sadly, something important came up and we cannot attend. We were looking forward to seeing everyone this year, especially because it was so fun and awesome meeting everyone last year. We'll be with you in spirit though!! Please post pictures. :)


I earmarked $10,000 specifically to buy from Korin if you came, but I guess more important stuff is happening in your life. And you can never see my dog again; either of them.

23649

larrybard
05-28-2014, 01:52 PM
23649

Well if your adorable dogs will be attending, I might even be willing to give them a lift (if they fit in my car).

Not so sure about you though -- you seem to be the mean one of the litter. :tease:

Larry (from Philadelphia)

Seth
05-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Larry, it will be good to meet another Philly guy. Abby, the older one, will probably come - Craig has been alright with this for the past two years. The puppy is totally out of control, so he will stay home. I like to actually hang out with the knife experts...

larrybard
05-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Seth,

Will enjoy meeting you too (as well as several of the other attendees whose postings I've read but have never met before -- at times it seems they've almost taken on the stature of minor celebrities).

And I love dogs, so would be glad to spend time with Abby, particularly if it helps free you up at some point.

Larry

Mingooch
05-28-2014, 07:45 PM
My daughter Haley is looking forward to seeing Abby again too.

Korin_Mari
05-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Ugh, I really wish I could go. :(

NOOOOO!!!! I miss Abby!! :cry:

Marko Tsourkan
05-29-2014, 01:19 PM
It looks like the raffle knife will have to be 190mm gyuto, as I am out of liquid nitrogen and won't have time to get a refill before the ECG. Sorry folks.
Details: 190mm gyuto on the edge, ground symmetrically, S-grind geometry, right handed D (unless octagonal is preferred), probably cocobolo handle.

Will bring some other knives to check out. See more details Here (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/18407-ECG-2014)

Marko

Marko Tsourkan
06-02-2014, 10:37 AM
There is a possibility that I won't be able to attend ECG this year, as I might not be able to find a ride. Just in case, I will be mailing out the raffle knife to Craig tomorrow, so it gets there by the weekend.

M

WildBoar
06-02-2014, 12:15 PM
uh oh, no one from the NYC-area is coming down?

ThEoRy
06-02-2014, 01:47 PM
I can offer a ride to those in the area.

Marko Tsourkan
06-02-2014, 01:51 PM
uh oh, no one from the NYC-area is coming down?

I will let you guys know if anything changes.

Mingooch
06-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Marko, if u can catch a train that ends near me, U can hop a ride over with us. Not the most direct route, but I am more than willing to squeeze you in.

Dream Burls
06-02-2014, 10:09 PM
I'll be going down from Manhattan around 9:30/10:00. If anyone needs a ride send be a PM. Can't guarantee that I'll stay past two or three though.

NY-Chef
06-04-2014, 10:41 PM
uh oh, no one from the NYC-area is coming down?

Marko can you get to NYC, I'm passing threw on my way.

Adirondack
06-04-2014, 10:52 PM
I was hoping to make it - am even going to be in Reading on Saturday- but it's not going to happen. Maybe next year.

Mingooch
06-06-2014, 09:56 PM
Just to confirm, I will be attending with my wife and daughter.
I just finished marinating the sriracha wings that I will be bringing on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Chris

Doug Seward
06-07-2014, 01:08 PM
I plan to attend and will be bringing two Linzertortes. Thanks for hosting the event again. -Doug

Marko Tsourkan
06-07-2014, 03:52 PM
Hey Folks,
I regret to inform you that I won't be able to attend this year's gathering. I got a couple of offers for a ride, but I am taking care of a dog (and was planning to take him with me), and that somewhat has hindered my mobility to meet with the parties who offered a ride.

The raffle knife still stands, though because of the cut, I didn't managed to get it done by this weekend and I will send it directly tot the winner instead.

Please do the raffle - the old fashionable way, write your name on the piece of paper, toss all names into a hat and pull the winning ticket. Please post the winner in this thread.

Have a great time and enjoy great food.

Thanks,

Marko

Mingooch
06-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Marko u will be missed because I have been trying to meet you for 2 years now. I am going to start to think it is me soon, LOL.

nerologic
06-08-2014, 08:28 AM
My brother and I will stop by in the late afternoon, ~4pm. Hope we're not too late see most of y'all's gear. (Or for the Marko raffle ;) ...). Gotta help relatives move in Reading this morning.

And you couldn't have picked a more gorgeous day.

Marko Tsourkan
06-08-2014, 12:39 PM
You guys and Craig will have to pick the raffle time. :)

Good luck to everybody.

ThEoRy
06-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Still there? I'm driving now. Be there by 6 30.

ThEoRy
06-08-2014, 06:31 PM
I'm out here but I don't have the exact location. Help.

nerologic
06-08-2014, 06:37 PM
121 Brook Dr.

Mingooch
06-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Rick, sorry Sherri, Haley and I missed you this year we had to leave. Was looking forward to another demo. Maybe next year.

larrybard
06-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Thanks especially to Craig for hosting the event this year. Really enjoyed it and meeting so many people in person for the first time. Disappointed that I missed Rick, who I didn't realize would arrive so late, so I unfortunately departed before his arrival on the scene. Next year!

Seth
06-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Thanks to Craig and Debbie for hosting again this year! It was great to hang with Chris and family, Larry - great to meet you, Destin (name changed to protect whatever), Ben, and the rest. Sorry to have missed Rick. I've watched the fish show the past two years and would have liked to see more. As punishment, when I win the Marko, I will not give it to you.

Seth (the mean one of the litter)

marc4pt0
06-08-2014, 08:30 PM
Wish I could have made it thus year, but sadly the first of many weddings was this weekend. Wedding hangovers are the worst.
But I hope to see pictures soon!

Marko Tsourkan
06-08-2014, 09:02 PM
So who won the drawing? If the drawing wasn't done, put your names here and I will draw it same as I do with lottery knives.

Marko

WildBoar
06-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Craig's son Ben won the raffle. And interestingly enough, he is also the one who drew the name :bat: Haha, it was all legit though; several of us were watching.

It was a very nice, relaxing day.

larrybard
06-08-2014, 10:27 PM
While I was there got to admire several beautiful Harner knives (brought by Butch), and some fascinating pieces from Colin's collection, but I feel bad if there's any truth to the rumor that not too long after I left Rick arrived with a whole tuna, which he and Colin proceeded to expertly slice up completely in 6 minutes and 25 seconds, into perfect portions of sashimi plus tuna steaks, etc. -- all using two dull old carbon knives that Rick had stopped to pick up at a flea market on the way to the ECG and then sharpened in a couple of minutes, giving them razor edges, using only Craig's paving stones and an old newspaper.

Anton
06-08-2014, 11:49 PM
While I was there got to admire several beautiful Harner knives (brought by Butch), and some fascinating pieces from Colin's collection, but I feel bad if there's any truth to the rumor that not too long after I left Rick arrived with a whole tuna, which he and Colin proceeded to expertly slice up completely in 6 minutes and 25 seconds, into perfect portions of sashimi plus tuna steaks, etc. -- all using two dull old carbon knives that Rick had stopped to pick up at a flea market on the way to the ECG and then sharpened in a couple of minutes, giving them razor edges, using only Craig's paving stones and an old newspaper.

Goes to tell you..
That would have been great to watch. Thanks for sharing

ThEoRy
06-08-2014, 11:57 PM
While I was there got to admire several beautiful Harner knives (brought by Butch), and some fascinating pieces from Colin's collection, but I feel bad if there's any truth to the rumor that not too long after I left Rick arrived with a whole tuna, which he and Colin proceeded to expertly slice up completely in 6 minutes and 25 seconds, into perfect portions of sashimi plus tuna steaks, etc. -- all using two dull old carbon knives that Rick had stopped to pick up at a flea market on the way to the ECG and then sharpened in a couple of minutes, giving them razor edges, using only Craig's paving stones and an old newspaper.

I can not confirm these statements. I won't deny them, but I can't confirm them.

ThEoRy
06-08-2014, 11:58 PM
Craig's son Ben won the raffle. And interestingly enough, he is also the one who drew the name :bat: Haha, it was all legit though; several of us were watching.

It was a very nice, relaxing day.

Yeah that's soooo wierd and with Father's day right around the corner and all......

D3st1n
06-09-2014, 02:02 AM
Thanks Craig & Debbie for hosting this event, also thanks to everyone to showing all the good stuffs. And I will see you guys again next year at Chris's...... Cheers.

Fendy (D3st1n).

Marko Tsourkan
06-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Craig's son Ben won the raffle. And interestingly enough, he is also the one who drew the name :bat: Haha, it was all legit though; several of us were watching.

It was a very nice, relaxing day.

Congratulations to Ben. I will post pics of the knife before sending it to Craig.


Marko

D3st1n
06-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Congrats Ben.!!

mano
06-09-2014, 11:47 AM
Thanks to everyone who came to this year's ECG. The turnout was a bit light but it was nice to see some new forum members and non-forum friends and family.

Burl Source is hitting his stride with some highly figured blocks of wood I've never heard of before. Butch, as usual, brought some great knives and liquid nitrogen he and Doug Seward used to make soft-serve ice cream. mingooch is quickly building up his hoard of 270 custom-handled gyuto's and Seth is still the Shig king. Chef Niloc arrived late and stayed late with his Beatty cleavers, knife belts and some of the amazing knives he's posted here.

Food-wise, Jim made some excellent pulled pork. Doug's traditional linzer tort was excellent, as were mingooch's wings.

Theory arrived close to 7:00, when everyone was either gone or packing up. He and Niloc hung out, ate pulled pork sandwiches and yammered on about knives and the resto biz until about 9:30. I think my son, Ben -who woke up at 2:00 p.m- sat with them, but I was done in after starting to set up at 8:00 a.m.

My wife, Debi, was a great help and host, especially considering she couldn't care less about knives. I'm a lucky guy.

mingooch/Chris said he'd be hosting it next year at Sandy Hook NJ. I'll see you all there.

larrybard
06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
I can not confirm these statements. I won't deny them, but I can't confirm them.

Yeah, the legend continues. Supposedly soon to be made into a major motion picture, with RT played by Johnny Depp and Butch by Vin Diesel. (Not sure who will be cast as Colin.)

Seriously, thanks to everyone else who did so much to make me (and others) feel so welcome, and providing food, etc., e.g. (in no particular order), Doug, Jim, Debbie, Chris.

NY-Chef
06-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Yeah, the legend continues. Supposedly soon to be made into a major motion picture, with RT played by Johnny Depp and Butch by Vin Diesel. (Not sure who will be cast as Colin.)

Seriously, thanks to everyone else who did so much to make me (and others) feel so welcome, and providing food, etc., e.g. (in no particular order), Doug, Jim, Debbie, Chris.
looking at his old avatar I'd say Daniel Day-Lewis would be the obvious choice

nerologic
06-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Yeah that's soooo wierd and with Father's day right around the corner and all......

He threatened to etch dragons and flames into it at work. Though I think (at least hope) he was just trying to stir the pot...

Dream Burls
06-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Thanks to everyone who came to this year's ECG. The turnout was a bit light but it was nice to see some new forum members and non-forum friends and family.

Burl Source is hitting his stride with some highly figured blocks of wood I've never heard of before.

Once again I've been mistaken for Mark. I even wore my Dream Burls T-shirt. I'm starting to get a complex. Maybe Mark and I need to post our pictures side by side so people can tell the difference. No worries Mano, I had a great time anyway.

mano
06-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Myron, I'm so sorry. The wood you brought was the stuff of dreams.

ThEoRy
06-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Johnny Depp

I don't have that many bracelets...

NY-Chef
06-09-2014, 08:47 PM
I don't have that many bracelets...

Could always have Miley Cyrus play you

rami_m
06-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Could always have Miley Cyrus play you

I have an image of Miley Cyrus with a tojiro dp3 demolishing a chicken. Would be right up her alley these days.

NY-Chef
06-09-2014, 10:45 PM
I have an image of Miley Cyrus with a tojiro dp3 demolishing a chicken. Would be right up her alley these days.

Would have to be a re-handled Dp to fit the roll of Rick...
Move Head line:
"D.P.3 The Gathering" staring Miley Cyrus, Daniel Day Lewis and Vin Diesel

tkern
06-09-2014, 11:24 PM
Would have to be a re-handled Dp to fit the roll of Rick...
Move Head line:
"D.P.3 The Gathering" staring Miley Cyrus, Daniel Day Lewis and Vin Diesel

That might be a different DP movie than you're thinking of.

ThEoRy
06-10-2014, 12:53 AM
That might be a different DP movie than you're thinking of.

This.