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Noodle Soup
04-25-2012, 01:34 PM
Featured in Portland Mix magazine this month. Studied in Japan and makes handforged kitchen knives under the name bridge town forge. Anyone ever heard of him or know about his knives? www.bridgetownforge.com

Dave Martell
04-25-2012, 01:43 PM
By the looks of it Ryan has a knife either made by him or his teacher in Japan.

Crothcipt
04-25-2012, 01:48 PM
That looks cool, but not sure if I would ever use it at work.

ptolemy
04-25-2012, 01:48 PM
Knife looks good, geometry not bad/etc but handle must be very uncomfortable?

Johnny.B.Good
04-25-2012, 01:50 PM
Knife looks good, geometry not bad/etc but handle must be very uncomfortable?

Not to mention heavy, no?

Noodle Soup
04-25-2012, 01:54 PM
There knives on the website with more normal wood handles and Japanese styles. I was just told he is working on a updated website that will better show his knives.

Eamon Burke
04-25-2012, 02:27 PM
Wow, promising. That's refreshing.

Crothcipt
04-25-2012, 02:47 PM
his blacksmithing coarse is 390$, I'm sure for someone like me that would be a steal.

Noodle Soup
04-25-2012, 02:53 PM
A lot less than a certain other Japanese trained Portland kitchen knife maker. :)

sudsy9977
04-26-2012, 09:07 AM
dave...dont you know by now i've had knives from everyone on the planet:laugh:

Lefty
04-26-2012, 09:15 AM
I'd like to see one in person, but they do have some appeal, for sure. He looks like he understands what makes a good knife, and his handles don't bug me, "conceptually". Actually, while making dinner, last night, I once again noticed that I basically have my pinky and sometimes my ring finger very lightly on the handle for 95% of my cuts. If a knife is sharp and the balance is close to the middle, or forward of centre, it's all good for me.

dough
04-26-2012, 11:09 PM
i wonder how his single bevels are

Dave Martell
04-26-2012, 11:12 PM
i wonder how his single bevels are

The one Ryan has was sort of "not"

Noodle Soup
05-04-2012, 08:08 PM
I spent the day with Arnon. He can turn out the basic three Japanese patterns that look as nice as any I've handled. He personally likes Santokus and makes them in many sizes and variations. He also hand forged a 11-inch gyuto from bar stock while I was there. Took maybe an hour for the basic blade blank that will need sharpening and a handle later. Very impressive shop.