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tk59
02-13-2012, 02:56 PM
Well, I have no pics but I have to say going to JKI last Saturday was a blast. A few people showed up to check out Bill's proto, try out some of Jon's latest additions on some produce on a proper BoardSMITH, no less, sharpen a bunch of knives on various stock and experimental stones and generally talk about knives the way I wish I could with "normal" folk. Some of the highlights were the Gesshin Hide Hon Kasumi gyuto which might have taken top honors. We didn't cut with it but I sharpened Chuck's DT super wear resistant gyuto and discovered that Belgian Coticule has virtually no effect on this steel. It was shocking! The other knife I found surprising, personally was the Suisin Inox 240 gyuto. I am switching my best value western to this line. I don't know about the edge holding but it has very nice fit and finish (other than spine and choil rounding) and cuts very, very well. We finished off the evening with some excellent pizza (seriously good stuff) at Stella Rossa. Thanks to Jon and esp. Sara for hosting and tolerating all the knerdiness!

Deckhand
02-13-2012, 03:13 PM
:biggrin:Jealous. Sounds like a super good time, and nice to be around like minded people.

El Pescador
02-13-2012, 07:30 PM
For those of you who missed it here's a picture of $10k worth of knives sitting on a table at Jon's last Saturday:

apicius9
02-13-2012, 07:32 PM
Cool. You guys are my closest neighbors, but I still could not make it... :)

Stetan

Rottman
02-13-2012, 07:36 PM
But one of your handles made it there (Blazen on the upper right).

Johnny.B.Good
02-13-2012, 07:38 PM
Nice shot Pesky.

JBroida
02-13-2012, 07:39 PM
there were a few stefan handles represented and a bit of rottman's work too (which i must say is consistently impressive)

apicius9
02-13-2012, 07:41 PM
You must have better eyes than me, Tilman, I still don't see it... But I'd definitely like to be part of such a meeting some time. Maybe I should have applied for that job in LA.

Stefan

JBroida
02-13-2012, 07:42 PM
you should have... why didnt you?

Rottman
02-13-2012, 07:50 PM
Stefan, upper right corner, Blazen in black saya, very large oval handle yellowish-black pointing away...

tk59
02-13-2012, 08:18 PM
...very large oval handle...Yup. There were a couple of those very large ones, lol. Mountain man handles...

apicius9
02-13-2012, 08:29 PM
You guys know my handles better than I do;) I thought that wood looked familiar, but I was thinking about the black & silver wa handle I had made for Jon.

Stefan

JBroida
02-13-2012, 08:31 PM
that was here too

Johnny.B.Good
02-13-2012, 08:31 PM
I thought that wood looked familiar...

Is there any wood that doesn't look familiar to you at this point Stefan? ;)

chuck239
02-13-2012, 08:33 PM
That one was for my bear paws... I love that handle. It really was an awesome time. Got to try out a few knives, fondle a ton of knives, and most importantly pick out my next purchase from JKI. That's Jon and Sarah for having us and sorry for stinking up your shop with onions and such. It's always nice to get to try out a few stone before deciding what fits your set up best.

-Chuck

Mike Davis
02-13-2012, 09:20 PM
I would have loved to be there, great times i am sure...

tk59
02-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Oh, and please excuse the Shuns (Ken Onions?) with the funky handles. Those were Pesky's mom's knives. We tested some stones on them and sent them home sharp. :)

chuck239
02-14-2012, 12:30 AM
Haha, thanks for pointing that out and clearing up why.

-Chuck

El Pescador
02-14-2012, 01:37 AM
Don't make fun. My mom loves her Ken Onions!

tk59
02-14-2012, 01:56 AM
Nobody is making fun. Just saving face. I'm glad your momma enjoys them. I'd like to know if she thinks they are "too sharp" like the TKC.

RRLOVER
02-14-2012, 06:08 PM
I would have loved to be there, great times i am sure...

+1......I would love to make it to a WCG.

DeepCSweede
02-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Don't make fun. My mom loves her Ken Onions!

LOL - That is funny, I was just at a client's for dinner the other night and they absolutely love their Shun - Onions. I tried them out and they didn't appeal to me at all especially did not fit my big mits.

EdipisReks
02-14-2012, 11:06 PM
i wish i could have been there.