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oivind_dahle
09-25-2011, 07:51 AM
If Santa could grant you one knife this year, which would it be and why? Price is of no importance. You could have any knife in the world...

I wanna see your dream knife. And remember: this knife comes as an extra knife to your big collection.

Pensacola Tiger
09-25-2011, 07:57 AM
As long as we're dreaming:

http://www.kramerknives.com/photos/au-shockwave-euro.jpg

oivind_dahle
09-25-2011, 08:00 AM
Nice. And I guess a 240?

bieniek
09-25-2011, 08:07 AM
Santa doesnt exist.

But anyways I was always dreaming of victorinox ham slicer.

Pensacola Tiger
09-25-2011, 08:31 AM
Nice. And I guess a 240?

That one's a 10".

What's your dream?

TamanegiKin
09-25-2011, 09:19 AM
Hmm,
Gesshin Ino Blue#2 honyaki wa-gyuto 270 ebony/blonde
Or Konosuke ZDP-189 270 wa-gyuto ebony handle blonde ferrule and end cap.
Unfortunately, Santa just informed me I've been a bad mofo so I'll keep dreaming.

shankster
09-25-2011, 10:29 AM
http://toshoknifearts.com/node/188

This^^^^^

tk59
09-25-2011, 11:08 AM
Something from one of our custom guys in a cool steel, wrapped in san-mai that performs as well as one of the best Japanese knives.

Andrew H
09-25-2011, 11:10 AM
http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/new-items-list/gesshin-hide-270mm-blue-1-honyaki-wa-gyuto-special-project.html#

But in 240mm.

Eamon Burke
09-25-2011, 11:59 AM
A custom profile Bill Burke 9.5" in straight 52100 with a desert ironwood burl handle.

Cadillac J
09-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Bill Burke 260 gyuto with the same profile and blade shape as this monster of his.

http://i54.tinypic.com/32zuc1c.jpg

bieniek
09-25-2011, 12:22 PM
OK, I can see folks seriously sweating over it.

I would like kurouchi finished deba 230mm/65mm/8mm from MC. Handle from single piece of burned wood plus mosaic saya

ecchef
09-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Carter dammy 340 suji, mokume bolster, oosik scales.

echerub
09-25-2011, 12:54 PM
http://toshoknifearts.com/node/188

This^^^^^

Oh, have you seen this puppy in-person? It's absolutely beautiful and feels really nice in the hand. Good choice ;)

echerub
09-25-2011, 01:05 PM
http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/new-items-list/gesshin-hide-270mm-blue-1-honyaki-wa-gyuto-special-project.html#

But in 240mm.

This knife itself is the one I'd love for Santa to deliver :)

El Pescador
09-25-2011, 01:11 PM
Del Ealy 270mm new profile western handled damascus gyuto with mokume bolsters and ironwood scales!

mr drinky
09-25-2011, 01:50 PM
Are we allowed to ask for another forum member's knife?? That would be cool of santa to take someone else's awesome knife and give it to me ;)

I'd ask for Santa to nab Colin's Bill Burke Suji.

k.

kalaeb
09-25-2011, 03:12 PM
I am going to have to go for a 240 David Broadwell san mai gyuto.

oivind_dahle
09-25-2011, 03:17 PM
I have to admit that Colins suji is awesome. However I find this knife from Bill extreeeeeeeeeeeeemly interesting!!!
http://epicureanedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=88201

This knife got a really interesting length and profile. I also LOVE the look :)
I might order a copy of Bill (as some of you know Im waiting on a knives from him). Would be awesome with my own Bill Burke knife block!! (containing 3 knives!!!) This one is one of the most beautiful knives Ive ever seen :)

I also admire some of the stuff Devin does. For xmas I think I would go for his 9/11 knife without even seen it :P

riverie
09-25-2011, 03:45 PM
Bill Burke's san mai suji with musk ox horn, or nenohi yanagiba honyaki with "nenox" western handle.

apicius9
09-25-2011, 04:11 PM
I would like to get the knife that Brutus used to stab Caesar. Then sell it for lots and lots of money, buy a new car, have enough left over to get me through another few months after my job ends to find or start something new, and for a trip to visit my folks in Germany. Oh, and I would probably buy a 330 ginsanko sakimaru takohiki from a reputable maker. And some musk ox horn ;)

Stefan

sachem allison
09-25-2011, 11:15 PM
:spiteful:randy's makin mine now. you'll see them when they are done.:wink:

AFKitchenknivesguy
09-26-2011, 03:20 AM
I am getting a Burke 10" chefs, probably a narrow profiled one. Thought I was certain on the wood handle, but now I am second guessing...

Peco
09-26-2011, 04:13 AM
The custom chefknife I ordered from Marko ... should have it long time before christmas though

Lefty
09-26-2011, 05:30 AM
I'd convince Pierre and Murray to combine forces for one super knife. It'd likely end up being a narrower 215mm gyuto, with an ironwood and light spalted maple handle, with a thin red spacer.

oivind_dahle
09-26-2011, 07:20 AM
I am getting a Burke 10" chefs, probably a narrow profiled one. Thought I was certain on the wood handle, but now I am second guessing...

Go for hidden tang and one piece horn :)

oivind_dahle
09-26-2011, 07:20 AM
The custom chefknife I ordered from Marko ... should have it long time before christmas though

Muaahahahaha!
Get in line sucker :)

Peco
09-26-2011, 09:58 AM
Guess I already am ;)

HHH Knives
09-26-2011, 10:08 AM
This is a tough question because there are so many awesome knives out there!! But if I HAVE to just choose one knife Its gona be this one made by Bruce Bump.. The Judge!



http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll18/brucebump/Album%20number%202/TheJudge.jpg

Vertigo
09-26-2011, 11:11 AM
A custom profile Bill Burke 9.5" in straight 52100 with a desert ironwood burl handle.

This.

DwarvenChef
09-26-2011, 02:22 PM
To many to list lol and pick one out of all that... not going to happem lol

I've thought long and hard on the handfull of knives I want to fill out my "Wish Wall", one day I may post them, but would not expect anyone to understand why I picked what I added lol

Amon-Rukh
09-26-2011, 04:45 PM
Hmmm... if it's going to be a free gift, I'd probably choose a 240 Rader western-handled gyuto. Alternatively, something fanciful from David Broadwell (not necessarily a kitchen knife) would be pretty sweet too.

oivind_dahle
09-26-2011, 05:34 PM
I see American made is more wished for than japanese made. 2011 - the year the american smiths outperformed the japanese?

WildBoar
09-26-2011, 05:56 PM
I see American made is more wished for than japanese made. 2011 - the year the american smiths outperformed the japanese?Not many Japanese smiths on this Forum. No question though that we have a great group of American and Canadian (hi, Pierre) knife makers/ artisians here, and the ability for them to show so much of their work has been great for all involved. But there could be a bunch of Japanese who are just as capable, but we do not know about them. And don't discount the British guys either, as they are showing some nice-looking steel :-)

At this point I'm not sure that all the American knives people are dropping $$ on are really that much better cutters then some of the smaller production Japanese knives, but the damascus work, handle materials/ construction, etc. are what makes them so popular.

oivind_dahle
09-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Japanese makers are skilled, but need to improve on steel and HT.
Would be fun to compare the best japanese to the best american.