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mano
05-11-2012, 08:45 AM
Here's the sign-up link:
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8852...hez-Mano/?ps=5 (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8852384/PA/Holland/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Chez-Mano/?ps=5)

Mods, please integrate this post in the first post.








How is Sunday June 3?

11:00 - 8:00

Please post if this is good or bad. If it's a go I'll set up a formal sign-up through Yahoo. If anyone knows of a better way than Yahoo LMK. It's a PITA.

I hope Dave, Jim vendors and D.C. guys make it.

Mods, if you can, please integrate this post with the first one on this thread.
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Since Warren is apparently not having the ECG this year, I'll host one. Give feedback ASAP. Here are the logistics:

The Holland section of Bucks County PA http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1C1_____enUS392US392&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1905&bih=942&q=holland+pa&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c6acb3ea7b0981:0xc856bc6944a516dd,Hollan d,+PA&gl=us&ei=i_msT77KB6Hg0QGMutyqDA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ

We're about 35 min from center city Philly, add another 8 min from the airport and about 10 min. from Rt. 95

There's lodging nearby and I'd be willing to have some people stay here overnight. I'd also host an informal gathering the night before. Otherwise we can meet at a local restaurant/bar.

I work most Saturdays until about noon, so Sundays may be better. Memorial Day weekend is out.

Give dates that are best for you and hopefully there'll be a consensus.

Deck can accommodate 20 people and back yard another 50.

We have 3 long tables to display wares but will rent additional tables if needed

Weber grill and 18" smoker. I'll make smoked pork butt, slaw, buns for sandwiches and get a 1/4 keg of beer, water and soda.

Cigar and pipe smoking is welcome, cigarettes are tolerated.

Pets welcome.

We have some outdoor outlets.

Back yard is pretty level.

Please give feedback. I was at Warrens for several hours last year and left by 2:00 so this is new to me.

apicius9
05-11-2012, 08:57 AM
That's a very generous thing to do. I doubt that I can make it, but there are plenty of knife nuts closer than I am. I hope that the 'tradition' will continue, good luck!

Stefan

mano
05-11-2012, 09:37 AM
Available dates: 5/20 and all Sunday's in June.

I'll also make a couple of gallons of good Sangria

mattrud
05-11-2012, 12:10 PM
I will figure out how to make it, sundays I can swing.

Seth
05-11-2012, 12:52 PM
I'm in, if you will have me (and my dog).

JohnnyChance
05-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Sundays are tough for me, but I will see what I can do once a date is decided.

WildBoar
05-11-2012, 02:02 PM
This is great! I can do the weekends before or after 4th of July, and the last weekend in July. After that the next one I can make is not until the last weekend in August.

mattrud
05-11-2012, 03:46 PM
If I can make it I will bring food from the restaurant for you guys.

Andrew H
05-11-2012, 04:30 PM
If I can make it I will bring food from the restaurant for you guys.

I say we schedule it around you then.

mano
05-11-2012, 04:49 PM
I say we schedule it around you then.

Not so quick. He works at Mickey D's.:biggrin:


matt, unnecessary but greatly appreciated!:hungry:

mhlee
05-11-2012, 06:11 PM
If I can make it I will bring food from the restaurant for you guys.

Talk about a benefit of being on the East Coast!!!

That's an awesome offer, Matt.

knyfeknerd
05-11-2012, 07:44 PM
I would love to come. Can't say one date is better than the other in that a schedule request is much more of a "request" than a guarantee. I'll bring some grub too. Any of ya'll like hog testicles?

RobinW
05-11-2012, 09:12 PM
I will have left for Europe, but i'm sure you'll have a blast!

l r harner
05-11-2012, 11:59 PM
just got to let me know as im flexable

Marko Tsourkan
05-12-2012, 12:40 AM
If JC makes it, I can probably make it too - I need a ride.
Maybe I can catch a ride with Matt?

If I come, I will bring a couple of my knives to show and to cut with.

M

mattrud
05-12-2012, 02:21 AM
If I come I will be renting a car to bring food and knives. Keep me posted on the decided date so I can do my best to get off.

Crothcipt
05-12-2012, 02:34 AM
Ok for a newbie around here, that has been trying to figure out what ecg. means. I am assuming it is East Coast Gathering. I will not be making the trek but I hope a ton of peeps will show.

mano
05-12-2012, 09:05 AM
How is Sunday June 3?

11:00 - 8:00

Please post if this is good or bad. If it's a go I'll set up a formal sign-up through Yahoo. If anyone knows of a better way than Yahoo LMK. It's a PITA.

I hope Dave, Jim vendors and D.C. guys make it.

Mods, if you can, please integrate this post with the first one on this thread.

Crothcipt
05-12-2012, 04:25 PM
I think you can use the forum calender. I am not sure though.

WildBoar
05-12-2012, 07:13 PM
I think June 3 works for me (and my wife).

mattrud
05-13-2012, 04:22 PM
I could make that work

sachem allison
05-13-2012, 06:06 PM
I could make it work, I would have to find a way to get there though. anybody need some gas money?

Mike Davis
05-13-2012, 06:58 PM
I am going to discuss it with my wife and see if we can fit it in. Hopefully it will not be a problem, as i would like to go. I think i might be able to bring a few knives to beat up also.

mano
05-14-2012, 09:52 AM
Here's the sign-up link:
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8852384/PA/Holland/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Chez-Mano/?ps=5

Mods, please integrate this post in the first post.

Taz575
05-14-2012, 09:59 AM
Hmmm. I may be able to make it. I have that Fri, Sat and Sun night off, but gotta be back at work for Monday night 3rd shift, so I would have to leave first thing Monday morning and prob go down on Saturday.

mattrud
05-15-2012, 02:31 AM
signed up, alright lets go people. I am figuring out a way to come. I will bring knives and food but only with ample attendance from others. get on it guys!

kalaeb
05-15-2012, 03:08 AM
This sounds like a great time. Wish I was closer. Take pics please.

sachem allison
05-15-2012, 05:36 AM
I need a ride! who wants to give me a ride? lol

WildBoar
05-15-2012, 09:25 AM
Son, we're likely staying in the city or in NJ on Saturday night. If there is an option for you to take a train or bus we can pick you up on the way sunday morning.

ThEoRy
05-15-2012, 02:49 PM
I'm going to request off for this. Most likely I will be able to go barring any unforeseen circumstances. I may be able to accommodate anyone needing a ride in the NYC NJ area. If you guys can take the train to my general vicinity I could pick you up and drive to the gathering. We can work out the details once I'm sure I have off. Just let me know if you are interested in carpooling.

Taz575
05-15-2012, 04:40 PM
Figures, parents scheduled a 90th birthday party for my Grandmother that weekend. I'm out :(

sachem allison
05-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Son, we're likely staying in the city or in NJ on Saturday night. If there is an option for you to take a train or bus we can pick you up on the way sunday morning.

where are you going to be?

WildBoar
05-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Green Brook, just a couple miles east of North and south Plainfield. And I think Theorey's work place is less then 10 miles to the south.

WildBoar
05-15-2012, 10:15 PM
^^EDIT -- 'west' of north and south plainfield

ThEoRy
05-15-2012, 10:38 PM
Yeah Greenbrook is right of 22 merely a 10-15 minute drive for me.

papazaza
05-16-2012, 12:43 AM
I know I’m new to the forum but I’m very interested in coming. Defiantly thinking about making the trip down.

JohnnyChance
05-16-2012, 12:49 AM
If JC makes it, I can probably make it too - I need a ride.
Maybe I can catch a ride with Matt?

If I come, I will bring a couple of my knives to show and to cut with.

M


If I come I will be renting a car to bring food and knives. Keep me posted on the decided date so I can do my best to get off.

It looks like I will be able to go, if so I can give both or either of you a ride if that works for you guys.

eto
05-17-2012, 11:15 AM
Just signed up. I will be there.

eto

Marko Tsourkan
05-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Just signed up. I will be there.

eto

That's going to be a biggest NY crowd in years!

I will be there too, armed with 2 kitchen knives of equal length.

M

eto
05-17-2012, 05:33 PM
That's going to be a biggest NY crowd in years!

I will be there too, armed with 2 kitchen knives of equal length.

M

Nice Marko, yes its going to be a fun one.

JBroida
05-17-2012, 06:04 PM
sad to say i cant make it this year... wish i could, but just too much going on right now

sachem allison
05-17-2012, 06:06 PM
'i'm in if I can figure out how to get where I need to get, I'm bringing some homemade hooch. and maybe a vintage or two.

mano
05-17-2012, 06:27 PM
I'm starting to get excited by the interest! Jon, you'll be missed; Son, it looks like you should be able to catch a ride from someone in NYC.

In addition to smoking a pork butt, I'm going to confit turkey legs for tacos. Any thoughts on fillings? I'm thinking of adobo sauce and it would be good to have something crisp and fresh as a counterpoint. Never made them before so please give ideas.

WildBoar
05-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Maybe we can convince Travis to provide some pickled onions -- those would go well with the confit turkey.

My wife is excited that so many pros will be at this ECG, as she's a bit more info cooking then knives. But she did enjoy Del's forging demo last year.

mattrud
05-19-2012, 03:20 AM
Looks like Linecooked, eto and I have a caravan from NYC coming. You people better show up in some numbers, with knives and gear. Especially if I am going to be bringing my knives and food. Lets go people.

Marko Tsourkan
05-19-2012, 10:10 AM
JC and Linecooked offered me a ride. I might go with JC, as I don't want to overload a care that will be heavy loaded with food, right Matt?. I will be bringing some stones for Dave.

M

ThEoRy
05-19-2012, 11:05 AM
P.S.

I'm driving a big ass Caddy with room for 6 easy. Anyone wants to ride in style let me know.

sachem allison
05-19-2012, 12:23 PM
P.S.

I'm driving a big ass Caddy with room for 6 easy. Anyone wants to ride in style let me know.

i need a ride

Marko Tsourkan
05-19-2012, 03:04 PM
P.S.

I'm driving a big ass Caddy with room for 6 easy. Anyone wants to ride in style let me know.

What else is included in the in-style ride? :D

ThEoRy
05-20-2012, 03:50 AM
European leather, real oak trim, 15 speaker stereo system, 300 horsepower engine, chrome rims, abs breaks, 26 hw/mpg... :D

Marko Tsourkan
05-20-2012, 04:06 AM
Man, that sounds great! You got some spare room? I bet everybody will want to travel in THAT car.

M

l r harner
05-20-2012, 12:41 PM
my old truck and i are planning on makig the trip too

mattrud
05-20-2012, 12:49 PM
my old truck and i are planning on makig the trip too

I was hoping you would make it out. great news.

knyfeknerd
05-20-2012, 07:26 PM
I am so going to try to make it. Will be a last minute thing though. If I leave here at 3 or 4am, it should be good timing. Anyone from the Carolina's or anywhere in the Southeast coming?

Andrew H
05-20-2012, 08:22 PM
I am so going to try to make it. Will be a last minute thing though. If I leave here at 3 or 4am, it should be good timing. Anyone from the Carolina's or anywhere in the Southeast coming?

I'm going to try and make it. From SE Virginia anyways :pirate1:

JohnnyChance
05-21-2012, 04:39 AM
Found coverage, told the hireups and I officially have the day off. I'll be there with Marko in tow. As the saying goes Marko "Ass, Grass or Gyutos...nobody rides for free." :D :razz:

I will bring my meager kit and anything else if needed. We need any foodstuffs or whatever?

As for feedback...if you have tables outside for people to show their knives off on, a covered area is best. Even a sunny day can be problematic, I know Butch had a few ferrules on a set of steak knives crack last year just from sitting out in the sun.

JohnnyChance
05-21-2012, 04:50 AM
Also, Colin, I see you online and I haven't seen you post lately. You coming or what?

mano
05-21-2012, 06:52 AM
JC, glad you're coming and I'll put the tables in a shaded area. And...


i need a ride

... will someone please give this good man a ride?! He's bringing hooch. :)

WildBoar
05-21-2012, 10:04 AM
We need any foodstuffs or whatever?
I think a good list of what you need to bring is provided in your charcuterie thread...

ThEoRy
05-21-2012, 02:19 PM
JC, glad you're coming and I'll put the tables in a shaded area. And...



... will someone please give this good man a ride?! He's bringing hooch. :)

I'll be giving Son a ride. Also, is there a place locally where we can get some nice whole fish from? Maybe I can cut some stuff for the grill.

JohnnyChance
05-21-2012, 04:19 PM
I think a good list of what you need to bring is provided in your charcuterie thread...

Sure! But I need about 2 months to get stuff ready...not 2 weeks. I do have a little duck prosciutto ready, and I could also make some salmon pastrami and chicken liver mousse in time for the ECG.

mano
05-21-2012, 04:26 PM
is there a place locally where we can get some nice whole fish from? Maybe I can cut some stuff for the grill.

Only supermarkets which get a lot of their fish delivered already portioned.

knyfeknerd
05-21-2012, 06:37 PM
Maybe I can cut some stuff for the grill.
Wait, we can actually cut stuff? What are we gonna do it with???

WildBoar
05-21-2012, 06:49 PM
Wait, we can actually cut stuff? What are we gonna do it with???Take pictures of it and post them on the Internet, of course!

Crothcipt
05-21-2012, 07:35 PM
All those knives someone had better be cutting.

I know this isn't just cutting but it will work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqb7QQO7aeM&feature=g-user-u

ThEoRy
05-21-2012, 07:56 PM
Wait, we can actually cut stuff? What are we gonna do it with???

Grill it.

knyfeknerd
05-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Sorry. My attempt at humor ......and I said "it with " not "with it ".OK I'll stop now

Crothcipt
05-21-2012, 08:52 PM
Sorry. My attempt at humor ......and I said "it with " not "with it ".OK I'll stop now
I laughed.

ThEoRy
05-21-2012, 08:53 PM
Ahh, I missed that the first time. :running:

Namaxy
05-22-2012, 09:41 AM
I'm a newb here, but I hope to join you guys and meet some of the faces behind the posts! My only caveat is I don't know if I'll be able to drive that far as I'm still in a sling post shoulder surgery. IF I do make it, I'm happy to bring food, booze, old wines - whatever is needed or wanted!

JohnnyChance
05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
I'm a newb here, but I hope to join you guys and meet some of the faces behind the posts! My only caveat is I don't know if I'll be able to drive that far as I'm still in a sling post shoulder surgery. IF I do make it, I'm happy to bring food, booze, old wines - whatever is needed or wanted!

If you can make it to Farmington, CT you can leave your car here and I can take you the rest of the way.

mattrud
05-23-2012, 01:54 AM
Ok, so our caravan is set, looks like we got some others coming in. I am bringing most of my knives, including the big guns. I will also be bringing a bit of food (bit might be an understatement)

Namaxy
05-23-2012, 09:29 AM
If you can make it to Farmington, CT you can leave your car here and I can take you the rest of the way.

Thanks for the generous offer Johny! I'll let you know shortly after I see how this week goes therapy wise. Thanks again.

JMac
05-23-2012, 10:04 AM
I'm gonna try to make this.

Dave Martell
05-23-2012, 07:17 PM
I'm going to try to be here for this. Sorry that I can't commit yet but the plan is to attend. :)

apicius9
05-23-2012, 07:20 PM
Wish I could be there and meet people (again). Not really my business, just thinking: It might be a nice gesture to inform/invite Warren who has been so generous with hosting this in the past. Not sure if he is still reading or whether his priorities have shifted away from us.

I hope you guys have a lot of fun out there!

Stefan

mano
05-23-2012, 07:32 PM
Warren has already been invited via PM. He's been the host for such a long time it's his turn to be a guest. He'll try to make it.

I've also been in touch with other people that are in the area but haven't been active on the forum.

WildBoar
05-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Booked our hotel for Friday night earlier today. We'll knock around downtown Friday afternoon/ evening and Saturday morning, then drive to NJ to visit my aunt until Sunday morning. Anyone around in the downtown area who might want to meet up for dinner Friday night? Craig sent me a few restaurant suggestions.

eto
05-23-2012, 11:07 PM
Ok, so our caravan is set, looks like we got some others coming in. I am bringing most of my knives, including the big guns. I will also be bringing a bit of food (bit might be an understatement)

Nice Matt, just let us know the details any anything we can do to help.

Thanks

Doug Seward
05-25-2012, 07:06 AM
I'll be there with a carrot cake and something else that goes with BBQ. Thanks for the invite. -Doug

mano
05-25-2012, 10:25 AM
Here's a list of probable attendees so we have a general idea of how many people may show:

Seth
JChance
Wildboar (2)
Theory
Son
Mike Davis
Marko
Mattrud
Eto
Dave
Jmac
Namaxy
knyfeknerd
Andrew H
papazaza
Doug Seward

Friends and relatives are welcome. Just indicate how many may attend.

There's an outside chance the local paper may cover the event. If they do, the idea is to promote our interests and if asked, explain how the knives we use are different than the average knife without putting them down.

WildBoar
05-25-2012, 10:55 AM
I think there is one signed up on "Upcoming" that did not make it onto this list.

Please bring some spouses/ gfs, so my wife is not the only one :biggrin:

Hopefully Butch, Dave M and Warren can make it as well!

knyfeknerd
05-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Sweet oh yeah. I'm definitely coming. Work and the boss (wife) are letting me go. Let me know if I can bring anything. I probably won't bring food -I think you guys have that covered. I may bring some good NC beers though.

Taz575
05-25-2012, 02:10 PM
Bummed I am missing this one :( Maybe the next one!

kalaeb
05-25-2012, 02:12 PM
This sounds like it is going to be a blast.

Line cooked
05-26-2012, 12:18 AM
I am in...just added my name to the list

Dave Martell
05-26-2012, 11:39 AM
OK I'm officially signed up. I'm dragging along my wife and kids(2) as well. See you there! :)

mattrud
05-26-2012, 12:06 PM
OK I'm officially signed up. I'm dragging along my wife and kids(2) as well. See you there! :)
Yes!

Andrew H
05-26-2012, 12:18 PM
OK I'm officially signed up. I'm dragging along my wife and kids(2) as well. See you there! :)

Me too. Looking forward to it!

JohnnyChance
05-26-2012, 02:14 PM
OK I'm officially signed up. I'm dragging along my wife and kids(2) as well. See you there! :)

Awesome!

I haven't seen Jim post in this thread yet...what's his excuse? You making the voyage or what buddy?

Seth
05-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Any 'older' guys (60) coming?

Dave Martell
05-26-2012, 04:11 PM
Any 'older' guys (60) coming?


I feel older...does that count? :D

sachem allison
05-26-2012, 05:16 PM
my dr. says I have the heart of a 80 year old, does that count? lol

Seth
05-26-2012, 05:50 PM
my dr. says I have the heart of a 80 year old, does that count? lol

Doesn't count. As far as feeling older, when you are up to it, I guess we will have to start going back to the gym. I am trying to convince my gf, the youngster, to go. Well, at 43 she is a youngster to me. Dating the young ones, btw, just makes you feel older - rather play with kids my own age. When I was waiting for the rumored White Album to come out, she was being born...

SA: like the new bears. sort of liked the old ones too.

sachem allison
05-26-2012, 07:10 PM
Doesn't count. As far as feeling older, when you are up to it, I guess we will have to start going back to the gym. I am trying to convince my gf, the youngster, to go. Well, at 43 she is a youngster to me. Dating the young ones, btw, just makes you feel older - rather play with kids my own age. When I was waiting for the rumored White Album to come out, she was being born...

SA: like the new bears. sort of liked the old ones too.
that's a bear and a wolf. They made friends in the wild

Crothcipt
05-26-2012, 10:47 PM
lol new position?

sudsy9977
05-28-2012, 11:10 PM
So anybody bringing anything to buy , sell, trade?.....i love me a good swap meet.....if they r i am thinking about bringing some Carter damascus neck knives, some big old cleaners, etc.....anybody bringing anything?.....vie gotten some go od deals at other ECG's.....i love tradi ng selling and buying!

Marko Tsourkan
05-29-2012, 12:16 AM
I am bringing a knife (freebee) for your friend.

I will try get 2-3 of my knives finished to bring along to show.

M

mattrud
05-29-2012, 12:32 AM
I will be bring knives, a few I may be willing to trade or sell

Andrew H
05-29-2012, 12:33 AM
I'm bringing a couple knives just to let people play around with something they might not have. (Gengetsu, Rottman, Harner laser petty). None are for sale though, Ryan :viking:

Marko, are those 2-3 are going to be for sale?

Seth
05-29-2012, 12:37 AM
Yeah, and some stuff to sell probably. Anything in particular you folks want to buy?

Dave Martell
05-29-2012, 01:31 AM
Countdown to ECG >>>>>>> Only 6 days to go!!!! :tongue4:

Crothcipt
05-29-2012, 02:27 AM
Dam I'm not going and I am excited. Hope someone can post some footage of some cool stuff there.

Dave Martell
05-30-2012, 12:51 PM
Countdown to ECG >>>>>>> Only 4 days to go!!!! :tongue4:

Dave Martell
05-30-2012, 12:51 PM
Craig are you still with us??? :)

mano
05-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Craig are you still with us??? :)

Very much! The weather forecast is promising and it looks like a good turn out. If anyone arrives early just ring the bell and I'll put you to work.

JohnnyChance
05-30-2012, 02:26 PM
Countdown to ECG >>>>>>> Only 4 days to go!!!! :tongue4:

Duck prosciutto is drying, salmon pastrami is in the cure, going to make some chicken liver mousse tonight.

WildBoar
05-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Shoot, now I feel like my normal picnic contribution some sour cream & onion potato chips and a bag of Doritos may be a little inadequate for this gathering :surrendar:

tkern
05-30-2012, 03:06 PM
Shoot, now I feel like my normal picnic contribution some sour cream & onion potato chips and a bag of Doritos may be a little inadequate for this gathering :surrendar:

I'll be handing off a 5lb block of bacon for you to bring.

Andrew H
05-30-2012, 03:08 PM
It seems to me like Matt, tkern, and John have this covered... Is there anything you want people, who aren't chefs, to bring, Mano?

WildBoar
05-30-2012, 03:12 PM
I'll be handing off a 5lb block of bacon for you to bring.

WB: "Craig, here is the bacon Travis made."
Mano: "Oh. I thought it was 5 lbs. That looks like 1 lb, maybe even less!?!"
WB: (shrugs) "Dunno. He told me it was 5 lbs..."

tkern
05-30-2012, 03:16 PM
Don't worry, I have another 3lbs just for you.

WildBoar
05-30-2012, 03:26 PM
Woohoo!

We'd planned on making scones, but since we are driving up on Friday morning it is doubtful they will be very good on Sunday. Now thinking about making a couple batches of biscotti tomorrow, as that travels pretty well. Might have to think about making a loaf of bacon-cheese bread as well...

mano
05-30-2012, 03:33 PM
I'm smoking a pork butt for pulled pork sandwiches and have 8 turkey legs for confit to go in tacos. Beer + sangria = happy drinking.

Andrew, maybe something sweet or healthy?

Andrew H
05-30-2012, 03:54 PM
Sweet I can do. Healthy.... I think Travis has that covered with the 5lbs of bacon.

mano
05-30-2012, 04:13 PM
Really, all you gents have to bring are your knives, skills and sterling personalities.

l r harner
05-30-2012, 04:31 PM
if i amke it i look to be later afternoon
i may have to jsut send some knives out ad let you guys handle them that is if i can get a person to babysit them

JohnnyChance
05-30-2012, 05:34 PM
I have some slaw for the BBQ stuff too - beet n bacon slaw.

lowercasebill
05-30-2012, 10:07 PM
me,,, not signed up but i will be there . great this should be a happy moment ? will i be the oldest at 61 ?

Dave Martell
05-30-2012, 10:57 PM
me,,, not signed up but i will be there . great this should be a happy moment ? will i be the oldest at 61 ?

You're officially always the oldest no matter who;s there...LOL :D

Seth
05-30-2012, 11:36 PM
Yes, you are the oldest so far. hahahahahahahahahaah

Marko Tsourkan
05-31-2012, 12:43 AM
I'm bringing a couple knives just to let people play around with something they might not have. (Gengetsu, Rottman, Harner laser petty). None are for sale though, Ryan :viking:

Marko, are those 2-3 are going to be for sale?

Most are bespoken, but there will be one that is not. I am pulling at least one all-nighter between now and Sunday, to get these done.



M

heldentenor
05-31-2012, 01:27 PM
I can't go, but this sounds incredible. Be sure to take pictures to make us unlucky SOBs drool.

Dave Martell
05-31-2012, 06:48 PM
ECG!!!! :dance:

WildBoar
05-31-2012, 07:33 PM
Even better -- a three day weekend capped by the ECG! :hungry2:

Andrew H
05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=&month=06&day=03&year=2012&hour=11&min=00&sec=00&p0=832

mattrud
05-31-2012, 08:38 PM
Are people bring stones as well to this? I may have some stones to sell and or others can play with.

eto
05-31-2012, 09:31 PM
Are people bring stones as well to this? I may have some stones to sell and or others can play with.

Speaking of stones,@ Dave M will you be doing any live sharpening ? would be cool to watch your style of sharpening and get some pointers.

Dave Martell
05-31-2012, 09:33 PM
Speaking of stones,@ Dave M will you be doing any live sharpening ? would be cool to watch your style of sharpening and get some pointers.


I never plan on it but always end up doing it anyway. :)

eto
05-31-2012, 09:41 PM
I never plan on it but always end up doing it anyway. :)

Thanks Dave, don't worry we will give you some breaks in between. :justkidding:

JohnnyChance
05-31-2012, 09:59 PM
Are people bring stones as well to this? I may have some stones to sell and or others can play with.

I was going to pack mine just in case.

WildBoar
05-31-2012, 10:14 PM
I never plan on it but always end up doing it anyway. :)<loads all his dull knives into a case for transport to the ECG>

Andrew H
05-31-2012, 10:23 PM
<loads all his dull knives into a case for transport to the ECG>

I think I just found a good excuse for why my knives aren't sharp.... :lol2:

ThEoRy
06-01-2012, 02:36 AM
I'll pack a whole salmon in the cooler to cut up as well. I don't dig on salmon myself really but figured it could make it more fun.

Dave Martell
06-01-2012, 05:50 PM
We're bringing a mixed case of local wines.

sachem allison
06-01-2012, 05:59 PM
We're bringing a mixed case of local wines.

bringing some of my private label hooch.

Dave Martell
06-01-2012, 06:08 PM
Man there's gonna be some loaded knifenuts at this ECG :D

Taz575
06-01-2012, 06:13 PM
Loaded knife nuts and sharp pointy knives, yikes!!! Maybe it's good that I'm not going......I would be the only sober one there!! :D

Still bummed I can't go, so I had to console myself with some shopping today :) New resaw fence for the bandsaw, little odds and ends and a new recurve bow :)

Mike Davis
06-01-2012, 08:03 PM
Looking like i will not be able to make it. Sucks....would love to hang out, maybe buy some knives...maybe some stones. If there are left overs...maybe BST...daddy needs some new stones :)

mano
06-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Mike, sorry you can't make it.

Okay, folks. Looks like great weather and 25-30 attendees. We have enough food and drink for 75. There should be two tables for food and another five for knives and such. I have several cutting boards for demonstrations and the nearest hospital is only 10 minutes away. They have a good ER.

When you arrive park on the street and walk around to the back.

House rules: Have fun at all costs and don't kick sand.

It should be a great time!

Dave Martell
06-02-2012, 01:06 PM
Awesome Craig, can't wait - ECG tomorrow bitches!! :D

JohnnyChance
06-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Awesome Craig, can't wait - ECG tomorrow bitches!! :D

Are your kids just as excited as you?

Dave Martell
06-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Awesome Craig, can't wait - ECG tomorrow bitches!! :D


Are your kids just as excited as you?


My wife told them that we're going to go hang out with Daddy's friends tomorrow and my oldest said, "Daddy has friends?" :D

knyfeknerd
06-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Lol!!!

mattrud
06-02-2012, 02:56 PM
My wife told them that we're going to go hang out with Daddy's friends tomorrow and my oldest said, "Daddy has friends?" :D

That's exactly what my staff said to me!

Dave Martell
06-02-2012, 03:37 PM
Hahahahahaha :D

Seth
06-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Loaded knife nuts and sharp pointy knives, yikes!!!

And probably a dog.... Be careful around 16" tall mammals..

Taz575
06-02-2012, 07:01 PM
You guys better take lots of pics and videos for those of us who won't be there!!!!!

Dave Martell
06-02-2012, 08:35 PM
ECG >



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Crothcipt
06-02-2012, 08:50 PM
lol

Andrew H
06-02-2012, 09:03 PM
I'm in the city of brotherly love. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Dave Martell
06-02-2012, 09:21 PM
I'm in the city of brotherly love.


Watch yer back! :D

knyfeknerd
06-02-2012, 09:41 PM
I'm in the city of brotherly love. Can't wait for tomorrow.

See how many restaurants/businesses you can find with an autographed photo of Sly Stallone hanging in a prominent place. That guy is like royalty in Philly.

knyfeknerd
06-03-2012, 03:06 AM
Okay, hitting the road now. 10.5 hours in a car by myself. Red Bull time!

apicius9
06-03-2012, 04:51 AM
Have fun, guys (and gals)! Wish I could be there.

Stefan

JMac
06-03-2012, 11:45 AM
have fun, wish i could be there today.

ThEoRy
06-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Ok son and I are here.

mhlee
06-03-2012, 03:18 PM
Ok son and I are here.

PICTURES???? WHERE ARE THE PICTURES??? :knife:

Eamon Burke
06-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Seriously, who the eff is liveblogging this thing???

We need tweets people! And webcams and ****.

oivind_dahle
06-03-2012, 05:07 PM
+1

knyfeknerd
06-03-2012, 05:11 PM
The strippers just got here!!!!

Eamon Burke
06-03-2012, 05:21 PM
By "strippers" you mean Matt's Collection. Cause we all know which we really want to see.

I mean, you can get naked women pretty much anywhere...

knyfeknerd
06-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Great time. Big thanks to mano and family for hosting. Really nice bunch of people .....oh yeah and knives. I feel even more inadequate after today.

Andrew H
06-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Thank you Craig for hosting! It was great to put faces with names and check out lots of knives.

Johnny.B.Good
06-03-2012, 09:53 PM
The lack of pictures here is an outrage.

Eamon Burke
06-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Oh hey, did you guys see that? ECG2012 apparently never took place. Because we all know...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WhiHQPisyGY/TZ2AXbU7J5I/AAAAAAAAAT4/PqExlBm6QRc/s400/Pics%2BOr%2BIt%2BDidn%2527t%2BHappen.jpeg

Seth
06-03-2012, 10:48 PM
I'm not sure it happened. Post pics please.

Pabloz
06-03-2012, 11:59 PM
OK...COME ON NOW!!!!! POST SOME PICS.....PLEASE: :begging::begging::begging::begging:

mattrud
06-04-2012, 12:02 AM
there honestly was not much picture taking. Once we laid out the knives it started raining and was like that off and on. But I am sure there are some pics floating around.

eto
06-04-2012, 12:10 AM
Thank you Mano for hosting ECG. thanks all who came out. Great time with some great folks, crazy knives, and some really good food. Only took a few pics but Im sure more will pop up soon.


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Marko Tsourkan
06-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Was great to see old friends and to make new ones.

Thanks Craig for the opportunity.

M

Dave Martell
06-04-2012, 12:22 AM
I arrived very late but had a great time none the less. Thanks to Craig and family for hosting. :thumbsup:



PS - I took no pictures.

l r harner
06-04-2012, 01:01 AM
i loved all the ecgs i have been to (thinkin only missed 1 (the first) and would have been there today)
remember bros before hoes but ladies should always come first and i put kelly first
things have been interestign but i think i ll n make next years no problem

if doug sent the msg i thank him and cover the word sent (dave sorry bout the posti ll call tomorrow to hash a few things out )

i bet it was a blast and hope to see many pictures

sachem allison
06-04-2012, 01:16 AM
thanks, Craig and family, had a great time and appreciate the lagavulin. nice meeting everyone and letting me fondle your knives.

apicius9
06-04-2012, 01:25 AM
Hey, wait a minute, nobody told me there would be Lagavulin! Dang, I should have flown over ;)

Stefan

Line cooked
06-04-2012, 01:40 AM
Many thanks to Craig forand family for being awesome hosts and to everyone who shared there sickness:happymug:....I mean collection......hope to see to all again soon

mano
06-04-2012, 09:40 AM
Thank you all for coming. The array of quality of knives was incredible and everyone brought some great food and drink. Theory did a terrific demonstration of breaking down a whole salmon. Seeing their stuff and meeting these folks in person underscored the staggering amount of craftsmanship, culinary talent, knowledge and dedication on KKF.

All the attendees were forum members and if they didn't have to leave they would've talked knives well into the night. Everyone was a great guest with no drunken knife fights and bloodshed. Frankly, my wife and son were disappointed.

David/Wildboar took lots of pictures so be patient.

WildBoar
06-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Only have my cell phone pics with me here at work. These are the ones I used to taunt Travis during our trip :D

Gotta start this with one of the reasons we are willing to hit the Philly area: Capogiro

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Their gelato is the best we've ever had outside of Italy, and is also better then most places we've tried in Italy. Oh, and they ship...

Next up are a couple shots of our entrees at Il Pittore in downtown Philly. We had a fantastic dinner there Friday night. First pic is braised veal cheeks, and second is suckling pig. These pics were taken well into the consumption process
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Pics of pasta w/ wild boar ragu and olive oil cake to follow tonight. Oh, and they had about a dozen different amaros -- first time I have seen that.

And one of the highlights from Saturday -- a pile of corned beef at Hershel's East Side Deli at Reading Terminal:
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I'll skip the posts of Capogiro and Italian Market from Saturday for now... Onto the ECG '12!

This is Johnny Chance's fantastic spread:
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Followed by Rick's filleted salmon:
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and Knyfenerd tearing off some salmon cheeks, a la zombie invasion (with an assist from Rick):
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Seth
06-05-2012, 10:00 AM
Just to add my thanks to mano and family for hosting. I had some great conversations with a couple of great people and missed out on a couple...next time. And Chris, thanks for babysitting the dog from time to time. Hope you made home okay. No offense to the rest of you, but I have to go with Lilly and Abby on this; knives are just knives.

99Limited
06-05-2012, 01:55 PM
... No offense to the rest of you, but I have to go with Lilly and Abby on this; knives are just knives.

Uh ... Do you really believe that???? :punish: Shame on you. :spankarse:

Seth
06-05-2012, 02:22 PM
Not really, but Dave's kids are very cute and of course were drawn to the dog...

maxim
06-06-2012, 05:28 AM
HUH Still no pictures :( :curse:

knyfeknerd
06-06-2012, 08:27 AM
I haven't posted since the night of ECG. Afterwards I slept at a friend's house and left Philly at 1:30 a.m. Returned back home and straight to work until midnight, then back to work at 5 a.m. I am beginning to feel like a face-eating zombie.
In retrospect, I've got to say it was totally worth it. This was my first one as I am still very new here, but putting faces to names and having actual conversation with everyone was worth the insane drive. I got an awesome knife bag and a WIP knife(to be posted later) from Son. Ate some killer food (especially Johnny Chance's charcuterie), drank lots of booze(Son's brandy too)and saw the most impressive collection(s) of knives ever assembled in one place.
If I had to do it all over again, I would-but would have tried to stay a couple of nights at least. I'm considering holding something at my house this summer too for some southeast members. There are a ton of KKF members in the state of NC alone. Will post more about it later!

mano
06-10-2012, 09:30 AM
WB: "Craig, here is the bacon Travis made."
Mano: "Oh. I thought it was 5 lbs. That looks like 1 lb, maybe even less!?!"
WB: (shrugs) "Dunno. He told me it was 5 lbs..."

Turns out it was 3 lbs. of most excellent bacon. Just had a few slices this a.m. Saving the fat to mix in when I grind burger meat.

Dave Martell
06-10-2012, 11:58 AM
So where are all the pictures at? Someone must have taken some pictures?

WildBoar
06-10-2012, 12:05 PM
I have a few pics of the food table and some of Matt's Kramer, but we did not take pics of the knife tables or the knuts :O I should have gotten out to the tables with the camera before the rain passed over.

Dave Martell
06-10-2012, 12:17 PM
:(

knyfeknerd
06-10-2012, 01:00 PM
There was an issue with the glare coming off of my head that messed with everyone's camera shots. It's hell on a sunny day. Shoulda worn a hat.

The BoardSMITH
06-10-2012, 01:05 PM
I'm considering holding something at my house this summer too for some southeast members. There are a ton of KKF members in the state of NC alone. Will post more about it later!

Put me down for sure. I'm at Beer, Bourbon & BBQ the first weekend in August. Otherwise I'm free for the summer.

ThEoRy
06-11-2012, 12:52 AM
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apicius9
06-11-2012, 12:56 AM
Put me down for sure. I'm at Beer, Bourbon & BBQ the first weekend in August. Otherwise I'm free for the summer.

B, B, & BBQ sounds like a great place to be in August - or any month, really :)

Too bad there aren't more pictures. And I am still waiting for the first one with live web broasdcast...

Stefan

ThEoRy
06-11-2012, 12:58 AM
Boom. That just happened.

ThEoRy
06-11-2012, 01:11 AM
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Crothcipt
06-11-2012, 01:19 AM
Well this proves that it did happen. I was starting to think there was a huge conspiracy going on. I mean all these people and beautiful knives and no pics. Great pics, btw. Hope I can make one of these some time soon.

markenki
06-11-2012, 02:10 AM
Good looking knives. Any pics of Marko's western prototype with the integral bolster?

JohnnyChance
06-11-2012, 03:00 AM
Good looking knives. Any pics of Marko's western prototype with the integral bolster?

The prototype has peened bolsters and no, it didn't make an appearance...yet.

steeley
06-11-2012, 03:00 AM
Nice thanks for picture's

WildBoar
06-11-2012, 09:49 AM
Nice pics!

Taz575
06-11-2012, 10:02 AM
YAY!!! Finally some pics to look at!! I really like the HHH Petty; it has a real sized handle and blade!! I hate the petty's with the Popsicle stick size handles on them. That one looks nice and comfy!

Dave Martell
06-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Pictures - yeah! :)

JohnyChai
06-16-2012, 01:33 AM
Thanks for taking a shot of that Marko Gyuto...