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Eamon Burke
01-07-2012, 04:43 PM
So I know everyone here knows Burkes are considered some of the very best in 52100 kitchen knives. I also know that he has a wait list for special orders and his stuff sells fast, so it's hard to even get the chance to buy one.

Well, I'll be at the ABS Expo in San Antonio, Texas, on January 27, 2012. If anyone wants to buy one of his, I'll be more than happy to be your hands and wallet.

He said he's going to have a 210 Yanagiba made from Tamahagane(which, IIRC, is made from local-to-him Idaho Magnetite), a "killer damascus 210mm gyuto laser", and a few more kitchen knives, plus outdoor knives and hunters. You can contact him for pricing info(since I don't work for him), but none of them are going to disappoint!

Here's what I was thinking:

I can take money via paypal or pretty much any reliable, cheap way to get money. I'll hold it in escrow and take it to the show.

The Expo has an hour of VIP preview time for an hour, 1pm-2pm CST, where I will be able to take some pics with my phone and send them via text/email/pm, make phone calls to you, discuss, etc(I will browse the other vendors during the other 4 hours =] ). If it turns out not to be something you want, no problem, I don't want your money, I'll just send it back.

No risk, really!

If you wanna give me some gas money, that'd be cool, but I just wanted to offer the chance for those who aren't even close to the show.

Post here or PM me if you want to set something up.

oivind_dahle
01-07-2012, 05:34 PM
I hope for pics of Burke knives.

And thanks for doing this. I would love to go there myself :)

Eamon Burke
01-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Oh there will be pictures for sure. Lots of pictures of the whole thing, hopefully.

But if you want to buy one, you'll get pics first, lol.

C'mon, someone! This would be super fun! Plus you can buy a Bill Burke Tamahagane 210 Yanagiba! Hello! Best meat processor ever.

oivind_dahle
01-08-2012, 07:03 AM
I look forward to pics :)
Bills own camera seems to be broken, so I appreciate you bringer yours Eamon. Video interview with Bill would also be legendary!

Chef Niloc
01-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Could Bll post a list of wht he will have?
Also you need to find a way to beat the E.E. boys from buying everything 1st. I think that's how these shows go, VIP opens they rush to Bill and buy everything?

Eamon Burke
01-08-2012, 03:14 PM
I'm young, I can run fast.

oivind_dahle
01-08-2012, 03:25 PM
I'm young, I can run fast.

Faster than this one?
http://juliejams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Daniel-OMalley-Epicurean-Edge.jpeg

Anyway, I would love to see some pics.

Eamon Burke
01-08-2012, 03:38 PM
Man, that guy looks like a hobbit. Hobbits are fast.

oivind_dahle
01-08-2012, 03:43 PM
I think you will have a hard time beating him in the battle. He got ancestors from Scotland!
They are mean!
http://viewerscommentary.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/braveheart-mel-gibson.jpg

Bring your videocamera. Do a 1080 p interview with Bill Burke.

Burl Source
01-08-2012, 04:00 PM
Man, that guy looks like a hobbit. Hobbits are fast.

I agree. We would need to see a foot photo to be sure.
If his feet look like those sideburns, then.......definite hobbit.

kalaeb
01-09-2012, 12:30 AM
I don't know, Eamon is pretty slim, I think he can take him, isn't O'Malley an irish name?

mr drinky
01-09-2012, 12:43 AM
Eamon the 'Enabler' you are. I would take you up on this in a second, but I am on Burke's wait list, so in 2+ years I will have my knife -- that gives just enough time to save up ;)

With that said, I would love to see the photos and hear about it. Throw in an elbow an elbow and get ahead of the EE guy.

k.

oivind_dahle
01-09-2012, 10:03 AM
but I am on Burke's wait list, so in 2+ years I will have my knife .


What are you getting?
And please tell all details :)

Mingooch
01-09-2012, 10:32 AM
Faster than this one?
http://juliejams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Daniel-OMalley-Epicurean-Edge.jpeg

Anyway, I would love to see some pics.

Dont let him beat u to our precious

mr drinky
01-09-2012, 11:51 AM
What are you getting?
And please tell all details :)

Well, I have enough time to figure it out, but I am leaning towards a shorter suji or gyuto (maybe 220).

k.

Lucretia
01-09-2012, 01:10 PM
I agree. We would need to see a foot photo to be sure.
If his feet look like those sideburns, then.......definite hobbit.

Hard to get a foot photo. They wear socks with their sandals around here.

Justin0505
01-09-2012, 01:33 PM
Throw in an elbow an elbow and get ahead of the EE guy.


For far too long the EE guy has been the only non waitlist source for Burkes...make sure to yell "FREEDOM!!" as you sprint past.

oivind_dahle
01-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Well, I have enough time to figure it out, but I am leaning towards a shorter suji or gyuto (maybe 220).

k.

All details
San-mai?
Damascus?
Western handle?
Horn or wood?

Im glad mine are about to be made, cause there is a rule on the forum that you cannot copy another members knife :)
Woot - hehe!

Bill Burke
01-14-2012, 09:22 PM
Eamon you can just stroll on over. as of my last conversation with him it looks like Daniel will not be going to texas. he has put in a request for photos though.

Eamon Burke
01-15-2012, 12:54 AM
That's what a tricksy Hobbit WOULD say.

JK. Glad he's not going to hoard them, but I am not glad I won't meet him. Oh well.

mr drinky
01-15-2012, 01:53 AM
All details
San-mai?
Damascus?
Western handle?
Horn or wood?

Im glad mine are about to be made, cause there is a rule on the forum that you cannot copy another members knife :)
Woot - hehe!

All details
San-mai? Leaning towards this BUT...
Damascus? Probably no.
Western handle? Western.
Horn or wood? Don't know. This is the last step.

Burke's suji for Colin is one of my dream knives. Something similar to that would make me very happy.

k.

oivind_dahle
01-15-2012, 09:56 AM
I hope to see some pics soon :)

Mr Drinky:
I look forward to what you might end up with. When will it be done?

oivind_dahle
01-21-2012, 06:42 PM
How about some pics of what you're bringing?

I need to see more pics of your skills. As founder of the Bill Burke fan club European division, I need some more pics to show all the members :)

Eamon Burke
01-21-2012, 07:28 PM
You mean Bill, right? Cause I'm just bringing a camera.

oivind_dahle
01-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Burke Cutlery meets Bill Burke.

....legendary.....

Erik "Shrek" Fritz
01-24-2012, 12:27 PM
Burke Cutlery meets Bill Burke.

....legendary.....

Bill Burke the man is quite a dissapointment from Bill Burke the legend:justkidding:

tk59
01-24-2012, 01:59 PM
Bill Burke the man is quite a dissapointment from Bill Burke the legend:justkidding:I think I'm missing something here.

Erik "Shrek" Fritz
01-24-2012, 02:35 PM
I consider Bill one of my very good friends just a little jabbing going on

oivind_dahle
01-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Bill:

How about some pics for the wolves?

Bill Burke
01-24-2012, 10:32 PM
You guys will have to excuse my friend Erik. everyone knows Ogre's have very bad manners.:)

Eamon Burke
01-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Don't worry, Oivind, I'll get pics on Friday.

The offer still stands for anyone who wants to buy a Burke via me!

I ask for no money or anything, it just sounds fun.

Eamon Burke
01-24-2012, 10:33 PM
You guys will have to excuse my friend Erik. everyone knows Ogre's have very bad manners.:)

Did he show up when you guys dug too deep at that silver mine?

Bill Burke
01-24-2012, 10:34 PM
I'll try and get some posted but I haven't got the knives done yet. We have had about four feet of snowfall since last thursday morning and I have been plowing snow like a madman.


Bill:

How about some pics for the wolves?

Erik "Shrek" Fritz
01-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Did he show up when you guys dug too deep at that silver mine?

Ouch.....................

Eamon Burke
01-24-2012, 11:59 PM
Hey, if you did, that'd be kudos in my book.

You coming to San Antonio?

bcrano
01-25-2012, 12:39 AM
Anyone want to give a guess as to the price point?

oivind_dahle
01-25-2012, 04:27 AM
Looking forward to pics!

I hate snow myself, been out plowing myself and today my back hurts :(

My guess on prices:

1000 - 4000
Depending on knife, length, steel and handlematerial.
240 Guyto: about 2000 - 3000

And its worth it :)

Bill Burke
01-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Sheep horn Damascus 210mm gyoto... 2500, 52100 iron wood 250mm gyoto proto type 1000, tamahagane yanagi 2250. sorry no pettys or slicers didn't have time to finish them.

oivind_dahle
01-25-2012, 11:11 AM
Bill

What is most difficult to make: Damascus or your san-mai?

oivind_dahle
01-25-2012, 11:13 AM
And do post a pic of the prototype. I might buy it online :)

tk59
01-25-2012, 05:13 PM
Good call. Do a review with the Hoek-ster. :) Or you could send it to me... :D

oivind_dahle
01-25-2012, 05:24 PM
I think at least one of the forum member should have the prototype. We need those reviews!!

However I might have to stop buying from Bill. I have 4 high end in the making, and as a home chef I cannot continue to buy knives at this speed :)

tk59
01-25-2012, 05:32 PM
I think at least one of the forum member should have the prototype. We need those reviews!!

However I might have to stop buying from Bill. I have 4 high end in the making, and as a home chef I cannot continue to buy knives at this speed :)

I hear ya. I might have gone a little overboard myself recently, esp if I'm getting a TW90...

oivind_dahle
01-25-2012, 05:35 PM
.....$3400.00 plus shipping

nah... you should get another Burke as well :P

Eamon Burke
01-25-2012, 05:40 PM
Oh wow a tw90 ? Happy birthday to you! I might have to come to your house.

Chef Niloc
01-28-2012, 03:37 AM
Oh wow a tw90 ? Happy birthday to you! I might have to come to your house.

I hear ya. I might have gone a little overboard myself recently, esp if I'm getting a TW90...




Funny thing is he lives with his mom and her sister in a studio apartment above the daycare center that his brother runs! Boy lot of people going to be complaining about the dust and noise.

tk59
01-28-2012, 11:41 AM
Oh wow a tw90 ? Happy birthday to you! I might have to come to your house.Well, I want one. I think it's unlikely I actually go through with it considering the other stuff I'm committed to buying this year and the fact that I'm not a knifemaker, lol. Still, I'm thinking about it.