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Andrew H
08-17-2011, 06:17 PM
I got a new Stephan Fowler gyuto and finger stones from Dr Naka / johndoughy in one day.
My best delivery in quite awhile :D

So, what's your best knife related delivery been?

ptolemy
08-17-2011, 06:39 PM
So far, best delivery for a knife actually has been the day when I have not gotten one. I been on the fence about getting one until I feel I can sharpen it properly, so anytime that I wait is a good day :)

Eamon Burke
08-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Glad you got them! My incompetent post office allowed me to mail them as large letters, so it saved postage!

The day I got my first Japanese knives was pretty great, but the day the Rader passaround hit my door made me feel cool, the postal worker was impressed and was very coyly trying to ask what the hell was in that package!

I take it back. My first guitar arrived in the mail. Best mail package ever.
*edit* doh! That's not knife related.

jm2hill
08-17-2011, 07:45 PM
Greatest so far is when I got my first set of knives ever, which happened to be cutco. Just as good was when I got my first set of japanese stuff. Even better will be when I get a Dave Gyuoto and Hiro rehandle. And in my mind the best of the best when I can save up enough money will be for a Del damascus knife, those are a thing of beauty.

JMJones
08-17-2011, 10:14 PM
My Bride.............just kidding.

Salty dog
08-17-2011, 10:20 PM
That's a good question.

To me that means when you open that box all of your dreams came true.

Damn good question. Hmmmm.....

Devin Thomas Scimitar.

ThEoRy
08-18-2011, 12:49 AM
the day the Rader passaround hit my door made me feel cool, the postal worker was impressed and was very coyly trying to ask what the hell was in that package!




Hahaha that was a lot of fun wrapping that one up for you. Was there enough bubble wrap and tape?

Eamon Burke
08-18-2011, 12:51 AM
Hahaha that was a lot of fun wrapping that one up for you. Was there enough bubble wrap and tape?

OH MY GOD.

I almost took a picture. It was like 20 minutes to get that thing out of there. I had enough that I threw away more than half of it, let my kid play with bubble wrap to her heart's content, and still had enough to pack it for the next guy.

I didn't even know Pharmacies had lawn-sized paper bags.

kalaeb
08-18-2011, 01:32 AM
They have all been good so far, the ones from Jon are extra nice because they are sometimes wrapped and have notes. But, the most anticipated for me will hopefully be showing up in a few months from Texas.

jm2hill
08-18-2011, 01:49 AM
They have all been good so far, the ones from Jon are extra nice because they are sometimes wrapped and have notes. But, the most anticipated for me will hopefully be showing up in a few months from Texas.

I do have to say. Getting a knife from Jon with a personalized note was a fantastic experience. That should have been on my list too. Probably one of my most used knives.

deanb
08-18-2011, 02:03 AM
Best one? No question the day I got my Bob Kramer 9" chefs knife. Adam Marr graciously sold it to me.

mattrud
08-18-2011, 11:35 AM
That's a good question.

To me that means when you open that box all of your dreams came true.

Damn good question. Hmmmm.....

Devin Thomas Scimitar.
That still might be my favorite of your knives. But it is hard to choose.

mattrud
08-18-2011, 11:36 AM
For me it was not from the delivery man but when my Kramer was delivered by the man himself.

Andrew H
08-18-2011, 11:53 AM
For me it was not from the delivery man but when my Kramer was delivered by the man himself.
Now that just isn't fair. :lol2:

jaybett
08-18-2011, 01:34 PM
I got a package from Koki that was delivered on Christmas Day.

Jay

bikehunter
08-18-2011, 02:35 PM
My best mail delivery was my first Japanese knife, Tojiro DP 240 gyuto. Wow, when I took that thing out of the box, and felt the light nimbleness, compared to my "good" German knives (of which I had legions), I was astonished. All that followed (Tanaka, Kanemasa, Misono Swedish and stainless cleaver, Kagayaki wa 240, Hiromoto AS, Yoshikane hammered, et all) were fun and exciting, and some maybe better/prettier, but none compared to that first mind boggling revelation. Tho' none of these knives are the high end stuff you guys rave about...I'm just fine with it. ;-)

ecchef
08-18-2011, 06:15 PM
My divorce decree.

Salty dog
08-18-2011, 08:53 PM
There is something to be said about freedom, eh?

Andrew H
08-18-2011, 09:00 PM
My divorce decree.

Actually made me laugh :D

AFKitchenknivesguy
08-18-2011, 10:27 PM
1. Two Kramers delivered overnight, enough reason to leave work early.
2. Shigefusa western damascus chefs (I never saw yet), rehandled by Adam. Then sent to Marko for a new saya. After six months & $1500 later, finally got to see it.
3. AES knife, waited 2 years and didn't really know how it would look/feel...awesome.

Non-knife related was my new mattress and Vebiemme Domobar espresso machine (separate orders of course).

Customfan
08-18-2011, 10:46 PM
There's been a few.....

I also was very moved by Jon Broida's detailed hand written letter on an order... It was very cool!

Pensacola Tiger
08-30-2011, 01:23 PM
Best single mail delivery? Today, for sure. Express Mail delivered a mailing tube to my doorstep with a sujihiki and parer by Pierre Rodrigue:

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Rodrigue%2027%20cm%20Wa-sujihiki/04f1e311.jpg

SpikeC
08-30-2011, 02:54 PM
Over on the Old Tools List we have a saying for situations like this: "you suck!"

Vertigo
08-30-2011, 05:51 PM
Best single mail delivery? Today, for sure. Express Mail delivered a mailing tube to my doorstep with a sujihiki and parer by Pierre Rodrigue:
Niice.

The day my 270mm Rodrigue gyuto showed up at work mighta been my best knife-related delivery too. I'd told the FOH to keep an eye out for the mailman, so they knew I had something fancy coming and made a big fuss when he arrived. Opened it in front of an audience, lol.

AFKitchenknivesguy
08-31-2011, 09:00 PM
Nice score Rick, I am loving the suji!

Pensacola Tiger
08-31-2011, 09:25 PM
Nice score Rick, I am loving the suji!

Thanks, Jason. Don't you have a couple of good looking parers from Pierre?

AFKitchenknivesguy
09-01-2011, 12:07 AM
I do have a couple, a sheepsfoot and a traditional parer. The only knives I use that don't get rotated.

Justin0505
09-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Mine just came yesterday and made this a very easy question to answer:
Michael Rader 270mm custom Damascus chef's knife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-4MKISdjGE

kalaeb
09-02-2011, 10:59 AM
Very nice!

Justin0505
09-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Thanks! This video doesn't do it justice: I'll talk some more stills and video over the weekend.
Funny, this has never happened to me before, but my hands actually started shaking when I got the plastic halfway off the box. I felt like a fumbly teenager faced with his first braw strap...

Dave Martell
09-02-2011, 12:12 PM
Thanks! This video doesn't do it justice: I'll talk some more stills and video over the weekend.
Funny, this has never happened to me before, but my hands actually started shaking when I got the plastic halfway off the box. I felt like a fumbly teenager faced with his first braw strap...


LOL :D

I look forward to your pictures.

Justin0505
09-02-2011, 12:39 PM
Just to clarify, Dave: I'm taking pictures of knives, not braw straps... Don't get too excited. :)

Dave Martell
09-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Damn it!

UglyJoe
09-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Man, that's awesome. Jealous of TWO knives in that video!

mattrud
09-02-2011, 04:32 PM
Nice score! it is be interesting to hear some thoughts on Michael's damascus as I have not heard that much on it around these parts.

JohnnyChance
09-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Well, not a single delivery, but 5, one each day this week.

Monday: Dave Martell 300mm Sujihiki
Tuesday: Two blocks from Craig Stevens, Golden Masur Birch Spalted Burl and Diamond Willow Burl
Wednesday: 200 Chemex Coffee Filters
Thursday: Nike Dunk High "Coraline" Special Edition
Friday: HHH Knives 210mm Kiritsuke Gyuto

Ok, back to being broke.

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