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oivind_dahle
05-09-2012, 08:02 AM
http://www.epicedge.com/pics/90077_1_b.jpghttp://www.epicedge.com/pics/90077_1_b.jpg

Pro:
Ready to go

Cons:
It might be a little more than your average Konosuke HD

http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=90077

ecchef
05-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Hmmmm.....Oivind must be one of those 1%ers. :eyebrow:

Seriously, you have great taste O. The effect on that blade reminds me of something, but I just can't remember what.

mattrud
05-09-2012, 10:22 AM
I love this knife. Seriously Bill I want one similar to this. I can see it in my dreams.:countsheep:

Bill Burke
05-10-2012, 12:11 AM
I think that I can manage that Matt.
I love this knife. Seriously Bill I want one similar to this. I can see it in my dreams.:countsheep:

oivind_dahle
05-10-2012, 04:39 AM
No ;)

In my honest opinion you should not buy one Bill Burke custom knife!



































You should buy alot of them :)

Hehe

ecchef
05-10-2012, 06:22 AM
No ;)

In my honest opinion you should not buy one Bill Burke custom knife!



































You should buy alot of them :)

Hehe

Oivind's right! You should buy several!!:thumbsup:

Bill Burke
05-10-2012, 10:35 AM
Yep I agree.
Oivind's right! You should buy several!!:thumbsup:

Marko Tsourkan
05-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Yep I agree.

I think Oivind did buy several. He walks the walk, fellas.

Twistington
05-15-2012, 11:11 AM
That mental illness... sure puts food on the table for a selected few makers. :)

oivind_dahle
05-15-2012, 03:11 PM
Some walk and talk, I just dance and sing :)

I wish the knife makers did make some money. However I feel the custom makers can't make a decent living out of it. Thats a shame!!!
I will NEVER bargain on a custom knife. Ive paid what ever Bill, Marko and Devin asked for. I hope this makers appreciate me as a customer the way I appreciate their skills and knives :)

Bill Burke
05-19-2012, 10:35 AM
Actually O bought one or two more than several. Thanks a bunch O.


I think Oivind did buy several. He walks the walk, fellas.

Chef Niloc
05-19-2012, 11:00 AM
I think Oivind did buy several. He walks the walk, fellas.

I confirm 1st hand, you can't just buy one

kalaeb
05-19-2012, 01:44 PM
Retail therapy works! I have a tendancy to get more steel after particularly hard months.

Tristan
05-27-2012, 11:52 PM
Is there a measurable price mark up at EE vs a custom from Burke himself? I do realise the lack of a wait list is worth quite a fair bit in terms of a convenience pricing scale... Just curious how much more in actuality are you paying for the lack of a wait time.

Chef Niloc
05-28-2012, 12:26 AM
Is there a measurable price mark up at EE vs a custom from Burke himself? I do realise the lack of a wait list is worth quite a fair bit in terms of a convenience pricing scale... Just curious how much more in actuality are you paying for the lack of a wait time.

Not much mark up at all so if you like the knife EE has ge it...note you do lose a small piece of your soul when you buy from EE

Crothcipt
05-28-2012, 12:36 AM
:plus1::goodpost:

tk59
05-28-2012, 01:23 AM
...note you do lose a small piece of your soul when you buy from EE...:rofl:

oivind_dahle
05-28-2012, 06:11 AM
I can see some buying customs from stores, but however the fun in buying custom knives is the waiting and the dialogue back and forth with the maker.
This part is probably one of the most important tasks for a smith, that he is able to speak to and discuss the knife with the customer. However Im a firm believer in letting the maker have free hands to make the knife.


My story with Bill:

When I first saw Colins suji I was stunned by its beauty. I wanted one the same way, however there is an unwritten rule on the forum that you cannot buy a relplica of another forum members knife. I contacted Bill 2 years ago asking about a knife. During that period we have had a lot of mails, and he has given me a lot of info and thoughts about the knife. I decided to order several from him, and just 2 months ago we changed one from san mai into dragon breath.

I have lots of wishes and some of these Bill said he would do or try to do. I know he got a lot of setbacks as my wishes was really hard to do. But he keeps me informed and I love getting mails from him. Last night I got some pics of our/his latest go at a knife in dragon breath, and I hope he wil share some pics of the knife with you, as far as I know its his first of this kind.....

Sneak peak in the early process of this knife:
http://www.fototime.com/0E70186ADA70354/standard.jpg

Anyway I have 3 others in the making, but these 3 I hope to pick up personally maybe next year. I can wait for a long time. I have knives and the fun part is the waiting and the talking to Bill :) Knowing Bill tried at least 20 times on the other knives makes em rather unique, and I know he will succeed, and then I will have knives that are truly masterpieces.

If you consider a knife from Bill, order one and start the fun part of talking and discussing knives with him. I consider the last 2 years to be really awesome, and when you finally get your knives they will mean a lot more to you than if you just bought it in a store....

Crothcipt
05-28-2012, 06:06 PM
So are you saying that you kept changing your mind just to keep talking to Bill?:clown:

Just kidding great write up, and can't wait to have a custom made. (one day):cool2:

Craig
05-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Pretty incredible Suji on EE now too:

http://www.epicedge.com/pics/90060_1_b.jpg

http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=90060

It's almost close enough to what I want to have me forego my spot on the waiting list and just get it. Almost.

Customfan
07-11-2012, 01:26 AM
I know! Those are beautiful!

I need your advice! :hungry:

After a self imposed "one knife per year" abstinence and saving for quite a while I decided to get my "The Annual knife" so... I decided that If was only able to purchase one per year, I better make it count!

Long story short, I pulled the trigger on the Sheep Horn gyuto 9 3/4 with Hon warikomi 52100 carbon and 416 stainless a few minutes ago... after much admiring and pondering.

So my question to all is what kind of device should I use to keep this marvel while not in use? I would love Bill to construct something once my bank account has recuperated.. What kind of materials are available and/or possible for it? I am open to suggestions! :spin chair:

Thanks!

Pensacola Tiger
07-11-2012, 01:27 AM
I know! Those are beautiful!

I need your advice! :hungry:

After a self imposed "one knife per year" abstinence and saving for quite a while I decided to get my "The Annual knife" so... I decided that If was only able to purchase one per year, I better make it count!

Long story short, I pulled the trigger on the Sheep Horn gyuto 9 3/4 with Hon warilkomi 52100 carbon and 416 stainless a few minutes ago... after much admiring and pondering.

So my question to all is what kind of device should I use to keep this marvel while not in use? I would love Bill to construct something once my bank account has recuperated.. What kind of materials are available and/or possible for it? I am open to suggestions! :spin chair:

Thanks!

Congratulations on your new knife!

Rick

Customfan
07-11-2012, 01:31 AM
Thank you! You don't know how many times I looked, pondered at the site...

I was struck by it..... I would return and half wished it had sold but I silently knew I would be sad if this were to happen... I felt it was s lot of money but then thought if I ever were to splurge then it should be on this one.. I believe Bill's work is stellar! :D

Now the wait... I am very excited by the prospect... :)

http://www.epicedge.com/pics/90077_1_b.jpg

Johnny.B.Good
07-11-2012, 01:34 AM
Congrats Customfan!

Customfan
07-11-2012, 01:39 AM
Hope it comes well packed! I better up my home insurance! :pirate1:
I believe I now need a moat and killer piraņas !!! :

El Pescador
07-11-2012, 01:48 AM
I know! Those are beautiful!

I need your advice! :hungry:

After a self imposed "one knife per year" abstinence and saving for quite a while I decided to get my "The Annual knife" so... I decided that If was only able to purchase one per year, I better make it count!

Long story short, I pulled the trigger on the Sheep Horn gyuto 9 3/4 with Hon warikomi 52100 carbon and 416 stainless a few minutes ago... after much admiring and pondering.

So my question to all is what kind of device should I use to keep this marvel while not in use? I would love Bill to construct something once my bank account has recuperated.. What kind of materials are available and/or possible for it? I am open to suggestions! :spin chair:

Thanks!

A safe.

Customfan
07-11-2012, 01:50 AM
I was thinking a cool saya!

Bill Burke
07-16-2012, 09:39 AM
I was thinking a cool saya!

I agree. How about it Marko? Thanks and congratulations CF.

RRLOVER
07-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Congrats!! Sweet A$$ blade