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NO ChoP!
02-07-2012, 05:00 PM
I know there's been some interest as of late. A newb has two posted on the BST over @ KF.....

Hopefully its kosher to have ousted this here.....

NO ChoP!
02-07-2012, 05:02 PM
That was supposed to say posted but my autocorrect chose ousted, which funilly still works.

Lefty
02-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Hahahaha

Pensacola Tiger
02-07-2012, 05:04 PM
Only $2300 for the set!

Pensacola Tiger
02-07-2012, 05:05 PM
And K's mailbox is full ...

JohnnyChance
02-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Only $2300 for the set!

Or an antique deli slicer.

oivind_dahle
02-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Only $2300 for the set!
There are buyers out there still going for cheap knives... :)

Andrew H
02-07-2012, 05:07 PM
I like that "and just a little bit extra for demand's sake." Right, that extra $500.

JohnnyChance
02-07-2012, 05:07 PM
There are buyers out there still going for cheap knives... :)

Yep, you're out of the running anyway. All your money is tied up in handbags.

TB_London
02-07-2012, 05:46 PM
ah, i saw that thread and ran here to post it, but inevitably beaten to it. Quite a premium being asked for, will be interested if they sell

stevenStefano
02-07-2012, 05:54 PM
I like that "and just a little bit extra for demand's sake." Right, that extra $500.

Yeah I noticed that, just a little though right? The price is pretty exorbitant, I know the demand is high but come on.........

TB_London
02-07-2012, 06:00 PM
For the sake of reference i paid $1100 for my 210 from Salty, which took a lot of thinking about, and i've done without buying coffee ever since to pay for it......

DeepCSweede
02-07-2012, 06:13 PM
For the sake of reference i paid $1100 for my 210 from Salty, which took a lot of thinking about, and i've done without buying coffee ever since to pay for it......

AND I am sure Salty didn't give it up with a chip in it like this person. Hey, I wish him/her luck if someone is willing to pay for it.

JohnnyChance
02-07-2012, 06:15 PM
For the sake of reference i paid $1100 for my 210 from Salty, which took a lot of thinking about, and i've done without buying coffee ever since to pay for it......

Deal breaker for me, haha.

TB_London
02-07-2012, 06:23 PM
Haha, yeah it's been a hardship, just did a quick calc and i reckon i'm finished end of this month. Now the decision is Custom or Coffee.......

SpikeC
02-07-2012, 06:44 PM
Ya, well, you guys have expensive coffee, so.................

TB_London
02-07-2012, 06:59 PM
2 a time :(

Deckhand
02-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Deal breaker for me, haha.
Deal breaker for me too. Coffee only since 1989. Got to have my coffee. If the KD was a santoku I would be tempted, but as it is just bought two knives this week already.

ThEoRy
02-07-2012, 07:46 PM
I wouldn't want a 210 Gyuto but I would like the petty. Then I could have Dave re-handle it for me. :D

Deckhand
02-07-2012, 07:49 PM
I wouldn't want a 210 Gyuto but I would like the petty. Then I could have Dave re-handle it for me. :D

Ditto on the petty. If I hadn't bought two knives this week already I would offer on it.

Tristan
02-07-2012, 08:38 PM
@#%#%. Been waiting forever for a KD... so tempted but the price is just...

mr drinky
02-07-2012, 08:52 PM
For the sake of reference i paid $1100 for my 210 from Salty, which took a lot of thinking about, and i've done without buying coffee ever since to pay for it......

I just got a PM from him and he is looking at $1,700 for the 210 alone, but really wants to sell them as a pair. I'm out on this one, but will continue looking for my KD.

k.

Tristan
02-07-2012, 09:04 PM
That makes the petty "only" $600, which is a good price given the rarity. The $1700 for the gyuto is the kicker... Wonder if he would do the pair for $2000... But I would rather wait on a san mai from burke... decisions decisions...

SpikeC
02-07-2012, 09:08 PM
A person could get a lot of knife for 2300.

JohnnyChance
02-07-2012, 09:10 PM
I just got a PM from him and he is looking at $1,700 for the 210 alone, but really wants to sell them as a pair. I'm out on this one, but will continue looking for my KD.

k.

Geez. Get someone to buy the petty and try to talk him down on the package deal?

PS....$1700 got me my Devin Spicy White gyuto, Dave Martell sujihiki and a Marko gyuto...with room to spare.

Johnny.B.Good
02-07-2012, 09:43 PM
PS....$1700 got me my Devin Spicy White gyuto, Dave Martell sujihiki and a Marko gyuto...with room to spare.

This really helps put things in perspective.

Still, the petty alone for $600 doesn't seem too outrageous (relatively speaking of course) if you have always wanted a KD in your collection.

I'll be interested to see what happens...

bcrano
02-07-2012, 09:59 PM
I can think of about twenty or thirty other knives I'd go for first for better value... not that that helps. Just saying, all the things that DT or Pierre or Marko or Del or Dave could do for 2k would be pretty special... just saying.

Tristan
02-07-2012, 10:12 PM
I've decided to pass. I managed to get his parer, and yes I have a gap in my life that needs to be filled with something from Devin, Burke, Radar and Marko (odd, I am getting them in the reverse order of what I put down).

The big thing that swung it for me was that I remembered that Hattori was a virtual unknown for kitchen knives in Japan (unlike Shigs for example). Export brand was the closest descriptor. If HDs/KDs are something made for the export (nominally american) market, I would rather pay for an all american custom. Just thinking out loud.

Guess I just saved $2.3K.

welshstar
02-07-2012, 10:50 PM
Just cannot see that price, the knife just does not look that great.

210 gyuto is not exactly a classic size either, $1700 for that, no way.

Give it to Devin and ask him for a Chevron damascus !!

Alan

NO ChoP!
02-08-2012, 12:16 PM
The current prices on EE and JCK probably haven't been changed in many years, as these have not been in stock for a long, long time.

DT, Carter, Takeda, Moritaka, Misono- to name a few- have all had 33%++ price increases recently.

PLUS, you will never get a new KD again.....

I wont be surprised to see these continue to grow in price over the years.

bieniek
02-08-2012, 02:25 PM
if there will be enough people who wants to own it just to own it.

Sick.

stevenStefano
02-08-2012, 03:01 PM
I wonder if these knives sell if there'll be more people coming out and putting theirs for sale also? Anyone know how many were made? I think there's a lot of older guys who don't use the forums much anymore with KDs. If you look through the Show and Tell at FF there's loads of guys with KDs who never post any more

Salty dog
02-08-2012, 03:07 PM
I sold all of mine.

tkern
02-08-2012, 03:07 PM
My friend who owns one told me he's not letting it go for under $2K. Reason being there isn't going to be anymore being made and they represent the height of a craftsman's skill. It isn't about its performance as much as having a work of art. You can still get a custom shig, watanabe, nenohi, etc but you're SOL on a Hattori.

Deckhand
02-08-2012, 03:21 PM
I sold all of mine.
I know :pullhair::pullhair::pullhair::pullhair::pullhair:

gentlecook
02-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Salty congrats with 777th post !! :detective:

Dave Martell
02-08-2012, 07:57 PM
I thought I'd throw the family picture up here for you guys to oogle over. :clown:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/HattoriKDseries.jpg

Deckhand
02-08-2012, 08:12 PM
I thought I'd throw the family picture up here for you guys to oogle over. :clown:http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4354&d=1328748894
Maybe it's just my iPad but just seeing a question mark after your happy face. Would love pictures besides saltys blog KD photos.

Dave Martell
02-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Maybe it's just my iPad but just seeing a question mark after your happy face. Would love pictures besides saltys blog KD photos.


Woops - something went wrong but it's fixed now.

Deckhand
02-08-2012, 08:26 PM
:eek2:Thanks! Wow that's gorgeous!

Dave Martell
02-08-2012, 08:32 PM
That's from Hattori's website.

Deckhand
02-08-2012, 08:36 PM
That's from Hattori's website.
Thanks anyway great photo! If i had all those knives my wife would get mad they were in the bed with us. :biggrin: I have been on the list with Koki, but doubt that will materialize.

NO ChoP!
02-09-2012, 12:25 AM
I think I remember seeing a KD with a gold bolster and pins... is this familiar to anyone else? Maybe Lee's from KF, or another of the OG's??? Was this custom or??

Dave Martell
02-09-2012, 01:52 AM
There's been a couple of rehandles which could explain the pins but the gold bolster I don't remember.

NO ChoP!
02-09-2012, 02:15 AM
Not sure of the etiquette of posting pics of anothers knife, so if this isn't kosher please delete...

But here it is, from Lee....http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/blwchef/HattoriKD001.jpg

Rottman
02-09-2012, 06:13 AM
IDK but maybe bolster and pins are german silver that has a yellowish tint.
On the prototypes of the forum knives Hattori used german silver but switched to stainless on the final design.

NO ChoP!
02-09-2012, 08:40 AM
Ah, makes sense, thanks.

That's a bass** knife whatever it is....

Dave Martell
02-09-2012, 10:30 AM
Yup KD's have nickel silver (German silver) bolsters & pins.

Justin0505
02-09-2012, 02:31 PM
I've never read a really through review of one of these or seen it compared to something of similar price and more common.

Has anyone come across something like this? All Ive really every seen is pretty vague and subjective stuff like "work of art", "cuts really well", "I love it. "

I thought that I remembered a comment from Dave way back saying something to the effect that crowy-x was indeed something special in terms of max attainable sharpness, but I don't remember any details...

Dave, with all that comes across your stones, and now making your own, you've got a pretty unique perspective on knife comparisons. What are your impressions / thoughts on KD's?

Dave Martell
02-09-2012, 03:10 PM
I've always enjoyed sharpening KDs. They get crazy sharp really quick and are easy to deburr.

Justin0505
02-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Very interesting, thanks Dave!
So is it safe to say that it is easier to sharpen than other PM stainless?

How did the grind geometry look?

Dave Martell
02-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Oh yeah there's no comparison between sharpening KDs and all the other PM steels I'm had in my hands. Geometry is great on the KDs, thin yet not flexible.