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Marko Tsourkan
05-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Hi Folks,
a couple of first quality knives for sale, offering stock and a custom handle options (as long as a customer provides his own wood. Some limitations will apply). D-style, octagonal or hybrid (oval or octagonal)

MT Lasers, well, sort of. Priced competitively for a quick sale. First come first served basis.

Both knives feature a full distal taper, are thin behind the edge and are asymmetrically ground (very shallow) for a right hand use.

Heat treated for good edge stability (no chipping) and good wear resistance.

7 days return policy (please see condition in my thread on prices and policies).

Hope you like it. Thanks,

Marko

240mm Gyuto in 52100 steel (255mm tip to handle)
- 2.5mm over the heel, about 210g with handle
comes with a poplar saya (no charge, tiny crack, fully functional), macassar ebony handle w/ horn ferrule and spacer (or you provide your own wood)

$405 shipped

255mm Gyuto in 52100 steel (270mm tip to handle)
2.65mm over the heel. Estimate it to weigh 225g with handle.
comes with a poplar saya , macassar ebony handle (or you provide your own wood)

$445 shipped

Pic of 240mm with a handle on. Profile on 255mm is similar.

7516

7517

Deckhand
05-28-2012, 01:44 PM
Damn I wish I had some money! What a deal some people are going to be very lucky!

tk59
05-28-2012, 01:57 PM
A 2.5+mm thickness at the heel is plenty. Nice looking profile, too. :thumbsup:

obtuse
05-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Ill take the 240 or the 255 if still available

Johnny.B.Good
05-28-2012, 02:00 PM
I already have a few things in the works with Marko or I would be all over this.

Dream Burls
05-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Nice work Marko. Beautiful handle. Is it Christmas yet?

Iceman91
05-28-2012, 03:21 PM
Marko I will take one if still available

Marko Tsourkan
05-28-2012, 04:25 PM
I am waiting for confirmation from people who expressed interest, but if anythings changes, I will let you guys know.

I will also post pics of knives with logo etched and sayas tomorrow morning.

Thank you,

M

Crothcipt
05-28-2012, 04:52 PM
Wow I was thinking about how tempting these are. I will wait for a longer one(no money atm). You knocked that one(shown) out of the park.

99Limited
05-28-2012, 04:58 PM
If I wasn't waiting for one of your practice knives, I would have grabbed the 240mm. I almost did anyway. Waiting is hard, instant gratification is good.

markenki
05-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Awesome work, Marko. You are supremely talented. Two lucky guys today.

The hekler
05-28-2012, 05:01 PM
If one becomes available I'll take it!

Marko Tsourkan
05-28-2012, 11:02 PM
240mm - sold.

255mm I decided to regrind into a suji - this one is pending.

Thanks folks. I need to order steel, so this was a rush sale.



M

These are old stock, but I will add some new ones periodically.

Tristan
05-29-2012, 12:34 PM
Times like these I hate being in the wrong timezones... a man's got to sleep some time...

Grats on the fastest fingers first people.

Marko Tsourkan
05-29-2012, 04:47 PM
250mm suji is available with stock handle or you provide your own wood (K&G stabilized)
$420

240mm gyuto might be available - original buyer is a lefty, and this one is asymmetrically ground for a right-hand use. With a poplar saya and stock or customer provides wood for a handle.
$405

I have ebony (macassar, brown) and cocobolo for stock choice.

Tristan
05-29-2012, 09:02 PM
I'll take the 240 gyuto if it is still available (in addition to the standing custom order). Would like a D handle, undecided about whether to take stock or K&G wood from the wood pusher. Will decide if it is mine.

The hekler
05-29-2012, 09:26 PM
I'll take the suji!

Marko Tsourkan
05-29-2012, 11:57 PM
Both knives seem to be pending. Will mark them sold upon receiving funds.

Thanks for looking

M

mc2442
05-30-2012, 12:40 AM
Saw them early enough, but have an order in already with Marko.

The hekler
05-30-2012, 12:45 AM
Hope that means I snagged the suji, will there be a pm to follow with payment details?

Tristan
05-30-2012, 01:08 AM
Same here with the gyuto - please pm if I got it, and I'll make payment (p.s. if you have a code for the wood pusher, I'll pick a block and send it on. Any minimum size? And instructions on where to ask him to ship please. Thanks Marko)

obtuse
05-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Who got it?

The hekler
05-31-2012, 05:54 PM
Who got it?

+1

Tristan
06-02-2012, 02:14 AM
+1

+2

Marko Tsourkan
06-02-2012, 04:17 AM
There were two people interested, who said "I will take it", but the deals weren't finalized and I am I am too busy this week, so will have to wait till next week to get sorted out.

M

Tristan
06-02-2012, 08:49 AM
Alright, means I am in with a chance. Fingers crossed, and waiting for a pm next week.

Namaxy
06-04-2012, 08:19 AM
I sent a PM a while back for either one, but didn't hear back so I assume I'm not in the mix. However if my PM was early enough in this process, please consider me ready to go. I'll even drive down to you and pay/pick up in person!!

Marko Tsourkan
06-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Let me sort through this and get back to everybody who contacted me or posted in this thread.
M

bieniek
06-23-2012, 01:05 AM
Marko would you like to clean your inbox? :D

99Limited
06-23-2012, 07:27 AM
Marko would you like to clean your inbox? :D

He leaves it full on purpose so we can't bug him. :juggle:

Marko Tsourkan
06-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Marko would you like to clean your inbox? :D

Not just my KKF inbox, but my shop as well. Clean and organize. Help is welcome!
I have been clearing my inbox in small increments, obviously not keeping up with incoming mail. In the future, please contact me on email (contact form from my site) if the inbox be full.

See link in my signature.


M

Marko Tsourkan
07-03-2012, 06:02 PM
275mm Suji in 52100 w/ Arizona Ironwood burl handle

Height at the heel 44mm
Length on the edge 275mm
Overall length - 435mm
Thickness at the spine over the heel - 3mm
Thickness at the spine half way - 2mm
Thickness 2" from the tip - 1.65mm
Thickness 10mm from the tip -.85mm
Handle- octagonal, Arizona Desert Ironwood burl, buffalo horn, nickel silver spacer. Handle has been rough-ground but not fine sanded and polished yet Hence a bit dull look.
Weight 200g

This suji is heat treated for ease of sharpening and keen edge. Edge retention is very good.

It is ground symmetrically and has excellent food release.

$465 takes it. Shipping and insurance are included in the price. For international buyers there will be a surcharge to cover actual shipping cost.

A custom saya can be arranged.

Thanks for looking and happy upcoming 4th of July.

Marko


8369

8368

8370

8371

8372

8373

knyfeknerd
07-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Stunning.

Mike Davis
07-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Beautiful knife Marko!!!

Pensacola Tiger
07-03-2012, 07:53 PM
I do not need another suji ... I do not need another suji ... I do not need another suji ... I do not need another suji ...

Andrew H
07-03-2012, 07:56 PM
That looks very nice, Marko. Also seems tall enough to be an all arounder.

Vertigo
07-03-2012, 08:48 PM
That's a beauty right there. What's the height from spine to heel?

Andrew H
07-03-2012, 08:50 PM
That's a beauty right there. What's the height from spine to heel?

44mm.

Marko Tsourkan
07-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Thanks folks. I am going to finish handle tomorrow morning and put an edge on it and maybe make a video of food release and some meat carving.

If paid by check, price will be discounted by 3% (paypal fees).

M

Dream Burls
07-03-2012, 09:12 PM
Beautiful, as usual. Hope the hand is better and enjoy the 4th.

Vertigo
07-03-2012, 09:31 PM
44mm.

I actually went up and re-read his post checking for that info. And it's the first line of the specs, lol.

That was like, a triple fail. I think I need a nap.

:scratchhead:

markenki
07-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Classy.

sachem allison
07-03-2012, 11:01 PM
I want it, but alas no $$$$. beautiful work Marko.

Johnny.B.Good
07-04-2012, 12:56 AM
Gorgeous Marko.

Someone treat yourself to a 4th of July present!

mc2442
07-04-2012, 01:18 AM
Already on Marko's list. Enjoy whoever buys!

daveb
07-04-2012, 01:50 AM
PMd

Marko Tsourkan
07-04-2012, 01:30 PM
Sold Pending Funds.

Thanks everybody for looking.

Cadillac J
07-05-2012, 11:07 AM
Son of a *****....why do I always miss my most desired things by a day.

Watch your back Dave

Marko Tsourkan
07-06-2012, 09:34 AM
The knife is sold.

It went to the first person to contact me. Thank you for interest.

M

Marko Tsourkan
09-02-2012, 05:09 PM
52100 180mm petty w/ ironwood handle. 60-61RC.

Offered as practice knife (no maker's mark), as I ended regrinding and refinishing it.

$220 shipped.

9527

9526

sachem allison
09-02-2012, 05:44 PM
Love it Marko, wish I had the dough.

Pensacola Tiger
09-02-2012, 05:45 PM
PM sent.

sachem allison
09-02-2012, 05:47 PM
PM sent.

bastard!

Crothcipt
09-02-2012, 06:32 PM
Must pay rent... Must pay rent... Must pay rent... Must pay rent...

Gratz Rick

Andrew H
09-02-2012, 06:36 PM
I didn't see this until now. :sad0:
Gratz Rick.

tk59
09-02-2012, 07:07 PM
Beautiful piece, Rick.

Marko Tsourkan
09-02-2012, 07:27 PM
The knife sold pending funds. Rick was first to contact, so an email will be on the way shortly.

I was asked about practice knives on email a short while back. These are knives I made for practice, or ended regrinding from my customs for one reason or another. These are not seconds, but most of the time they are thinner than my custom. Most have earlier heat treatment, so wear resistance will be less than on my current customs, but they should sharpen and debur easily and should hold edge reasonably well.

Ultimately, they are good knives, and I am happy to offer them at a steep discount, as I despise waste.

There will be few more coming up for sale, petties, gyutos and sujis.

Thanks,

M

sachem allison
09-02-2012, 07:53 PM
suji!

Marko Tsourkan
09-02-2012, 07:58 PM
sure, I still have you tusk, remember.

sachem allison
09-02-2012, 08:01 PM
i gave that to you, buddy. No worries on that.

Marko Tsourkan
09-02-2012, 08:23 PM
You need to come down here.

Tristan
09-03-2012, 11:05 AM
One of the practice petty knives over here Marko, once it is available :)

Marko Tsourkan
09-03-2012, 01:29 PM
One of the practice petty knives over here Marko, once it is available :)

I will be posting them here as I get them finished. Most need handles.

Marko Tsourkan
09-04-2012, 09:28 AM
240mm thin gyuto (I think it's 2.65mm over the heel, so this can probably be called a laser), with oval ironwood/horn/nickel silver handle and poplar saya. For a pinch grip, oval handle is fine, for a handle grip, it might not offer as much control as D or octagonal.

9676

$320 shipped within US.

Micioarch
09-04-2012, 09:54 AM
Hi marko pm sent, for now I would like to have some info....

marc4pt0
09-04-2012, 09:56 AM
Ugh, damn mortgage payments! I was so close! Just my luck, finally have the opportunity, but just posted mortgage.

Marko Tsourkan
09-04-2012, 12:09 PM
Pulling off this one. Might replace oval handle with a D and relist.

If anybody interested in just the blade with the saya and get an aftermarket handle, contact me.

M

Micioarch
09-04-2012, 12:24 PM
If you rehandle it let me know

Dream Burls
09-04-2012, 12:43 PM
Can you reprofile the oval handle into a D or do you need to start fresh? Would be a shame to toss the oval handle and lose that nice piece of ironwood.

Actually, if you do decide to change handles I may have a knife that would work really well with the oval one.

Marko Tsourkan
09-04-2012, 12:50 PM
I would prefer to offer practice knives without handles if folks are interested in aftermarket handles or DIY projects. I already have many hours in those knives, and putting more hours into making handles and offering them at steep discount, just doesn't make whole lot of sense.

So I am going to try that, and if it doesn't work, I will shelve it.

M

pitonboy
09-04-2012, 01:29 PM
52100/HRC63.5/Masamoto-ish profile?
Price without handle?

Dream Burls
09-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Please let me know if that oval handle becomes available. Thanks.

Marko Tsourkan
09-04-2012, 02:23 PM
Knife sold pending funds.

Thanks for looking.

M

Dream Burls
09-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Gratz to the new owner. Great knife and great deal.

JasonD
09-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Practice knives with no handles sounds like a win all around. Cuts down on what would otherwise be waste for you, and would make an awesome project for someone wanting to put their own handle on.

Marko Tsourkan
09-04-2012, 05:43 PM
OK, posting two more tomorrow. With pics.

Marko Tsourkan
09-05-2012, 11:53 AM
Two more practice knives for DIY handle projects or for using one of the aftermarket handles. 52100, around 61RC. Both have recent (not latest) heat treatment and latest grind, hand-finished to 220 grit, though final finish will be 400. Spine and choil are rounded. Spine is approximately 2.9mm over the heel, 2mm half way and 1.75mm 50mm from the tip. Geometry is under 1mm 10mm from the edge (see heel shot)

Sharpen-ability and sharpness is excellent, edge retention is moderate (compared with some Japanese knives, would be excellent). Payment includes shipping in ConUS.

250mm gyuto - $230
225mm gyuto - $200

9709

9710

Marko Tsourkan
09-05-2012, 01:03 PM
250mm is Sold Pending Funds.

chinacats
09-05-2012, 01:08 PM
pm sent on 225

Marko Tsourkan
09-05-2012, 01:12 PM
225mm Sold Pending Funds

Thanks, folks

Just want to add that should the knives not meet your expectation, you may return them for a full refund within a week, except you can't sharpen them (that will add more work for me thinning them and refinishing them upon receipt).


M

Aphex
09-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Congrats to the new owners, looks like you've bagged yourself a fantastic bargain.

Eamon Burke
09-05-2012, 03:17 PM
I didn't know this is a giveaway thread! :lol2:

Congrats to the new owners. These are sure to be the best bargain knives of your lives. I have no money for, need of, or intention to buy a new knife, and I was still going to buy one, and got a bit annoyed I missed it, lol.

Johnny.B.Good
09-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Congrats to the new owners, looks like you've bagged yourself a fantastic bargain.

Agreed.

Next stop for me would be the Stefan Keller handle sale!

wsfarrell
09-05-2012, 03:33 PM
Agreed.

Next stop for me would be the Stefan Keller handle sale!

I got one of these blades AND I got one of Stefan's handles, but I think the handle will be too small at the front for this blade. My plan is to put one of these epicedge (http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=84649) handles on it, as I have done several times before. Very nice handles for the money.

Johnny.B.Good
09-05-2012, 03:45 PM
My plan is to put one of these epicedge (http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=84649) handles on it, as I have done several times before. Very nice handles for the money.

Sounds good to me. I like plain (dark) handles like that.

Congratulations on your new blade.

Have to be quick on the draw around here!

apicius9
09-05-2012, 03:56 PM
I didn't know this is a giveaway thread! :lol2:

Congrats to the new owners. These are sure to be the best bargain knives of your lives. I have no money for, need of, or intention to buy a new knife, and I was still going to buy one, and got a bit annoyed I missed it, lol.

My thoughts exactly, really a steal at those prices.

Stefan

chinacats
09-05-2012, 04:00 PM
Agreed.

Next stop for me would be the Stefan Keller handle sale!

Would be a great way to go, but I've been collecting burl from Mark (Burlsource) so excited to put some home-made fun on this. Won't be as nice as one of Marko's or Stefan's, but either way I feel like this was such a great deal on a MT blade that I couldn't resist!

chazmtb
09-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Darn,
I missed the 225. I have a perfect ebony and blonde buffalo ferrule handle for it too. That's what you get for not being on the board as often, I guess.

bprescot
09-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Oh man, I need to be on here more often. You got any others coming up do you think Marko?

Marko Tsourkan
09-05-2012, 05:56 PM
I have a few more remaining practice knives that I need to regrind and put up for sale, but after this, I might consider to offer some of my customs without handles, as handle making takes me 5-6 hours and I could offer a discount if a blade is purchased without handles. Most of Japanese D handles can be used and those could be purchased inexpensively.

I have 2x260mm gyuto, but they don't get as sharp as easily as my later HT ones. They still get plenty sharp, thin ground, good knives, but I its hard not to have latest benchmarks in mind while evaluating these knives.

I have a huge credit card bill coming up, so thanks to everybody who purchased!

M

Marko Tsourkan
09-05-2012, 06:25 PM
As a thank you, each knife will be accompanied with a felt strop of my own making.

M

Cipcich
09-05-2012, 07:10 PM
I might consider to offer some of my customs without handles, as handle making takes me 5-6 hours and I could offer a discount if a blade is purchased without handles. M

Given that the labor that goes into a petty, especially the handle, is not that much less than that required for a larger knife, and that your knives are priced by length, the obvious place to start would be with a 150mm petty in 52100.

And, considering your recent penchant for western handles, and your development of a hunter a hunter profile, how about a DIY western petty; perfect for those who have figured out how to drill accurate holes for bolts, but not how to make a wa handle, and qualil before the prospect of making their own blade.

Cipcich
09-05-2012, 07:12 PM
quail. like a timid bird. I don't know who qualil is.

tkern
09-05-2012, 07:42 PM
He's a nice guy. Had drinks with him once. Strange stories, but you kind of expect that out of a guy named Qualil.

Pensacola Tiger
09-05-2012, 08:26 PM
He's a nice guy. Had drinks with him once. Strange stories, but you kind of expect that out of a guy named Qualil.

You should meet his sister, Quaalude.

Marko Tsourkan
09-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Given that the labor that goes into a petty, especially the handle, is not that much less than that required for a larger knife, and that your knives are priced by length, the obvious place to start would be with a 150mm petty in 52100.

And, considering your recent penchant for western handles, and your development of a hunter a hunter profile, how about a DIY western petty; perfect for those who have figured out how to drill accurate holes for bolts, but not how to make a wa handle, and qualil before the prospect of making their own blade.

I think it is a pretty good idea. I think many people have basic tools and to talk most into DIY with some guidance and help, should not be that difficult. I am going to give it a thought.

M

bprescot
09-05-2012, 09:34 PM
You should meet his sister, Quaalude.

Or her sister Quinine. Mmmm.... Gin and Tonic....

kalaeb
09-05-2012, 11:41 PM
I think it is a pretty good idea. I think many people have basic tools and to talk most into DIY with some guidance and help, should not be that difficult. I am going to give it a thought.

M

Please stop tempting me.

Marko Tsourkan
09-06-2012, 12:00 AM
Please stop tempting me.

Why not? I think the aim of this is to make it affordable and fun. And learn something new along the way.

I really like the idea, just need to think (and talk to Devin) about how to make it work.

M

chinacats
09-06-2012, 12:36 AM
As a thank you, each knife will be accompanied with a felt strop of my own making.

M

This deal has only gotten sweeter! Thanks Marko, can't wait to try out the felt strop! And once again, the idea of selling these without a handle seems like a great plan--should be a win/win for all involved, especially those of us who have been hoarding burl for just such an occasion.

heirkb
09-06-2012, 12:46 AM
I definitely agree. After my first custom handle, I instantly knew I preferred the lighter feel and less flashy look of plain old ho-wood handles. Call me crazy, but it works for me.

Marko Tsourkan
09-07-2012, 09:15 AM
Custom and practice knives, side-by-side, to demonstrate fit and finish. Want to add that cocobolo has a fantastic natural (warm) feel to it. It is becoming one of my favorite woods.

9762

Von blewitt
09-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Are there any more practice knives on the horizon Marko?

Marko Tsourkan
09-07-2012, 09:40 AM
These are ready-made and could be offered without handles. They are rough finished, so final finish (to 800 grit) and maker mark is to follow.

They are to be offered at $1.25/mm vs $1.75/mm if come with custom handles.

52100, 62-63RC, Heat treated for best balance of sharpness and wear resistance (latest HT).

Measurements are on the blades. All blades are under .8mm, 10 mm above the edge, so quite thin. Full thickness at the spine at the handle, so no flex in the first 1/3 of the blade on the suji, and almost no flex on petties.

2x180mm petties
1x260mm thin suji
1x150mm petty is being finished up grinding (not in the picture)

9763

chinacats
09-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Awesome! That thin suji is beautiful!

Marko Tsourkan
09-07-2012, 11:22 AM
A quick clarification on the pricing:

A ready-made or custom will have the latest heat treatment (quite elaborate heat treatment process that includes cryogenic treatment, hardness testing), and knives were tested in a pro kitchen before this HT was offered. It has a good balance of sharpness and wear resistance, the later being better than on any of my previous HTs. The knife will get very sharp and hold the edge very well.

This is my forth grind, and I feel it offers the best performance from all I tried. It took a long time to arrive at it, and it is also quite labor intensive, but it gives a rigid feel to a knife, while the blade is relatively thin and light, and the blade cuts exceptionally well.

All blades are hand finished to a fine, satin-like finish to 800 grit. Fairly labor intensive process, giving the hardness (and increased wear resistance) of the steels I am working with.

My goal has always been to make performance knives see Here (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8063-High-End-vs-High-Performance-Knives), and no knife leaves the shop (practice or custom) unless it fits into this category. I hope this will be clarified during and after the upcoming pass-around.

Marko Tsourkan
09-07-2012, 12:23 PM
Thicker 180m petty and 150mm petty are pending.

Marko Tsourkan
09-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Thinner 180mm petty is pending.

Marko Tsourkan
09-07-2012, 02:55 PM
Suji is placed on hold till tomorrow morning. Other knives are pending.

Thanks folks.

M

Micioarch
09-13-2012, 05:51 AM
I'd like to know if in the future will come more practice beauty with handle.
Thanks

Andrea

Marko Tsourkan
09-13-2012, 07:40 AM
There will be one last sale of practice knives coming up, and after that, all knives will be either custom or ready made.

M

Marko Tsourkan
09-13-2012, 10:18 AM
Also want to clarify that an offer for a complementary felt strop is for practice knives only and is an one-time offer.

Marko Tsourkan
09-18-2012, 05:15 PM
These ones are out. The next batch is coming shortly. Funny looking surface finish is from rust inhibiting paper. Knives are finished to 400 grit satin finish.

Strops are 11x3x1.5"



10069

10070

10071

Marko Tsourkan
09-18-2012, 05:40 PM
52100 150mm petty - 1 available at $125
52100 180mm petties - 4 available at $150

52100 180mm gyuto - $180

AEB-L 210mm gyuto - $210

52100 225mm gyuto - pointy, Masamoto style - $200
52100 225mm gyuto - Shigefusa style - 225mm

52100 225mm petty/suji (a little taller than a typical suji) - 2 available - $225

52100 240mm gyuto - $225

255mm suji - $260

52100 255mm gyuto - 2 available at $260

All these knives are offered without handles.

All need to be reground and refinished, so I am not posting pictures yet. Profiles are typical you see on my knives. Free strops are offered with 240mm or larger knives.

I will have to work on them when I return, and there will be some wait time, however, it should not be too bad, as these are already ground and they are offered without handles.

Offered on first-come-first-served basis. Price includes shipping in ConUS.

Thank you.

M

Justin0505
09-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Ill take the 225mm petty suji and one of the 52100 255mm gyutos (if one of them is more Massamoto/ Markomomo shaped).

Thanks!

rsacco
09-18-2012, 06:00 PM
PM sent

Von blewitt
09-18-2012, 06:00 PM
I will take the other 225mm petty sujihiki thanks marko, it will keep me satisfied while I'm waiting for my gyuto :)

mhlee
09-18-2012, 06:01 PM
I'll take the 240 gyuto.

mhlee
09-18-2012, 06:02 PM
If the 240 isn't available, I'll take the 225 Shigefusa style.

eshua
09-18-2012, 06:03 PM
I'll take a 225 masamoto style if its still available.

Crothcipt
09-18-2012, 06:04 PM
pm sent for a 255 g.

heirkb
09-18-2012, 06:11 PM
PM about 180 petty, 210 AEB-L, and 225 suji. Hopefully one is available

DeepCSweede
09-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Looks like I was late to the dance again. Good scores people.

JasonD
09-18-2012, 06:23 PM
Pm sent for a 225 gyuto hopefully.

Marko Tsourkan
09-18-2012, 08:05 PM
I will revisit this thread tomorrow and update what's still available.

Super busy at the moment, plus I need to finish the passaround knife.

M

PS: I taper tangs, so any D or octagonal handle can be reused for friction fit or glue up. Self installation, that is.

wsfarrell
09-18-2012, 09:34 PM
PM sent for 180 petty if available, thanks.

heirkb
09-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Fingers crossed that I got one. (I feel like I'm taking over a fraction of Oivind's role now: constantly bugging Marko and posting in his threads)

Micioarch
09-19-2012, 03:20 AM
PM for 240 or 255mm gyuto or 180 petty....dipends if there are something still available :D

Marko Tsourkan
09-19-2012, 08:13 AM
Thanks folks,

I am frantic to finish a few knives today, so I might have to wait till weekend to deal with practice knives. I think there should be enough knives for those who expressed interest.

I want to add that besides giving them my latest grind and refinishing, I won't be doing any custom work for these knives (handles, sayas), but will include free strops with knives 240mm+ or should more than one knife is purchased, the combined total of the length.

Best regards,

M

RobinW
09-19-2012, 03:24 PM
I have sent you a PM on the 255 suji, but relooking at the listingit does not say steel/HT. Any info? curiosity, still want it.

Thanks

chinacats
09-20-2012, 01:54 PM
Marko,

Received my 225 today and have to say I am impressed! Thanks so much for this opportunity, can't wait to get a handle on this one and put it to use!

Have a great time and a relaxing trip, you deserve it!
Jim

chinacats
09-21-2012, 11:34 AM
Should have added that the felt strop has totally sweetened this deal to no end. It is put together very well and is a perfect size--can't wait to put it to use!

Lefty
09-23-2012, 10:59 PM
Are these all spoken for? If not, pm me, Marko. I don't know how I missed this....

Marko Tsourkan
10-16-2012, 03:29 PM
I finally got to go over the PMs and posts in this thread to come up with a list for folks who contacted me about practice knives. It looks like all practice knives are bespoken and I will be contacting folks shortly. If any knives become available, I will re-list them here.

Sorry for dragging my feet with these.

Thanks,

M

PS: I got a bit of a cold toward the end of my vacation and it developed into a full-blown cold once I came back. Today is the first day that I feel a bit better. There is nothing worse than to wear a respirator when you are constantly sneezing and have a difficulty breathing because of a congestion.

cookinstuff
10-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Ouch, good luck getting better, seems us busy guys always get sick on vacations, curse of the workaholic I guess. Get better soon Marko!

Cipcich
10-16-2012, 06:31 PM
We're going to need to see a doctor's note Mr. Tsourkan.
Or we would if you didn't work in your own personal factory . . .

Marko Tsourkan
10-16-2012, 06:55 PM
We're going to need to see a doctor's note Mr. Tsourkan.
Or we would if you didn't work in your own personal factory . . .

Well,
I think I feel well enough to work a full day tomorrow. Today I did some polishing only.

Visits to the "factory" are welcome. :) Just bring your own respirator.

M

Marko Tsourkan
12-17-2012, 02:00 PM
12223

12222

These ready-made knives are available for sale. From top to bottom:

275mm gyuto in 52100
235mm gyuto in 19C27
240mm gyuto in 19C27
210mm gyuto in A2
200mm gyuto in DT bubble-wrap san mai damascus - not etched yet.
All are in 62-63RC range.

Knives are only rough-finished and will require more work.

Price per/mm
DT damascus - $3.75
19C27 & A2 - $1.75
52100 - $2 (this large a knife is much harder to grind and hand finish, hence a surcharge)

Prototype honesuki is offered at $250 with a handle (it will be shortened) and I will shorten the blade as well. Steel is 52100 and it is a true single-beveled knife with a hollow back. I decided on a different profile, so this knife will be sold as a prototype (though I will make some improvements before I send it out)

Prices include cocobolo handles except for DT damascus, it will come with a snakewood handle. Sale of DT damascus gyuto is conditional on a successful etch.

Knives are ground for a good balance in rigidity (there will be very little flex, mostly in the 1/3 area at the tip), thinness, wear resistance and edge retention. They will release food well. These would make good cutters.

All come with 7 days satisfaction guaranty.

Thanks for looking.

M

Pensacola Tiger
12-17-2012, 02:17 PM
PM sent on 235mm gyuto in 19C27.

cclin
12-17-2012, 02:19 PM
Pm sent for DT gyuto & honesuki +19c27 240mm gyuto

Marko Tsourkan
12-17-2012, 02:23 PM
235mm in AEB-L, 200mm DT damascus, and prototype honesuki are SPF.

9mmbhp
12-17-2012, 02:27 PM
mail sent on 240 19c27 gyuto

Edit: looks like I was too late!:eyebrow:

Marko Tsourkan
12-17-2012, 02:28 PM
240mm 19C27 gyuto SPF.

275mm 52100 and 210mm A2 gyutos are still available.

M

Marko Tsourkan
12-17-2012, 02:55 PM
275mm gyuto is thinly ground, 150g without a handle (around 240g with the handle). A little flex in the first 1/3 near the tip, but otherwise it's a thin knife with a rigid spine. Will make a good cutter, tip, middle, heel should you need some extra length. I also dropped the spine in the first 1/3 only, giving a knife a nice flat spot, for scooping food off the board.

wsfarrell
12-17-2012, 03:56 PM
I'll take the A2 if available.

Von blewitt
12-17-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm curious, will these knives have a makers mark?

Marko Tsourkan
12-17-2012, 04:07 PM
210 A2 SPF to wsfarrell.

Folks, 275mm gyuto in 52100 is the last remaining knife. I made sure the knife is not too heavy - at 240g with the handle, it's on par as some 240mm Japanese gyuto. It is thinly ground, but it has a rigidity of a knife that can cut through dense stuff without dancing in your hand.

I am going to sweeten a deal and put a premium wood handle on it. If you are looking for a gyuto with a long cutting edge, this is it. I would love to keep this knife for myself, but I have way too many obligations this month. :) Damn, I sound like a salesman, but if it wasn't a good knife, I would not push it. Plus, you can return it, if you find it different than I describe. AAA Koa would be my offer as the handle material upgrade.

All will have maker's mark, except honesuki (prototype). These are first quality knives.

The hekler
12-17-2012, 05:58 PM
Somebody snag it before I make a bad choice.

Andrew H
12-17-2012, 06:31 PM
Somebody snag it before I make a bad choice.

But it would be a good choice....

Marko Tsourkan
12-17-2012, 07:18 PM
275mm SPF. All knives now are bespoken.

Thanks, fellas -

should you not like it for any reason, you have 7 days to return it. I will ask not to sharpen it the first thing you receive it. The knife will come with a decent edge, more than enough to evaluate the performance, and if you decide to keep it, you can sharpen it any way you like it. Got to warn you, if you like wide bevels, you might have to wait for a while, as I grind my knives very thin at the edge.

Marko

Von blewitt
12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
Congratulations Marko, the fact that these sold so quickly speaks volumes about your reputation amongst the members here. I was very tempted but decided to wait for the Knife I have ordered. Also congratulations to all who picked up a knife today!

Johnny.B.Good
12-17-2012, 07:42 PM
Congratulations Marko, the fact that these sold so quickly speaks volumes about your reputation amongst the members here. I was very tempted but decided to wait for the Knife I have ordered. Also congratulations to all who picked up a knife today!

Took the words right out of my mouth!

chinacats
12-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Hate I worked today...good scores folks!

mc2442
12-18-2012, 02:09 AM
Grats on all that got one!

Marko Tsourkan
01-08-2013, 03:10 PM
This is one of the last Shiges I still have on hand from the time when I uses to source then and customize them.

Knife - $750
Custom handle and saya - $350 (AAA koa set, unless you provide your own wood).

Octagonal or D handle. Light cow horn, or mokume tip w/blackwood on D, included.

Thanks for looking.

M

Mingooch
01-09-2013, 06:23 PM
Marko if that was a 270 gyuto I would have sent the money so fast. Still bet it will be beautiful.

Marko Tsourkan
02-05-2013, 01:32 PM
$340 Shipped. Ready to ship tomorrow.

52100 (~62RC), D style cocobolo handle with blackwood ferrule and n/s tip. Blade features hand-rubbed finish.

I offer it as a practice knife for two reasons. It has an earlier heat treatment (very good, but my latest is a little better) and it is a little thinner than knives I offer now. It is by no means a laser (it has enough thickness at the spine) though it is very thin at the edge and above the edge. It will cut very well, particularly if you are interest in precision cuts.

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Lefty
02-05-2013, 01:33 PM
I'll take it, Marko

Lefty
02-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Wait...asymmetric grind? If 50/50, I' all over it.

Marko Tsourkan
02-05-2013, 01:49 PM
Folks, I can't type as fast as some of you. I am on the road teathered to my smart phone so that doesn't help either. Was to go and add some stuff to the description, but the knife has been sold already.

It's 50/50, though it is for a right handed person. It comes with 7 day warranty (full refund bar return shipping).

Lefty
02-05-2013, 01:51 PM
To me, I hope? :D

Lefty
02-05-2013, 02:58 PM
Ok, this is killin' me! Who got it, if it wasn't me? I messaged in a minute!!!

don
02-05-2013, 03:05 PM
Sorry, Lefty. I PM'd within the minute too. Looks like I beat you by a hair.

Lefty
02-05-2013, 03:08 PM
Wow...that's awesome!!!

Congrats. Meh, I have a 190 coming in the mail. :lol2: And now I can afford other stuff. In fact, thanks, even though I'm very very jealous.

don
02-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Thanks! I'm excited, as I've been on Marko's custom list for a while.

Marko Tsourkan
02-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Yep, Don message was first in my box. There will be 230mm available soon, also with a handle.

M

daddy yo yo
02-06-2013, 03:53 AM
Yep, Don message was first in my box. There will be 230mm available soon, also with a handle.what handle? :angel2:

rob_p
02-06-2013, 09:15 AM
Damn how do you guys reply so fast!? Im never going to be able to buy anything lol

Marko Tsourkan
03-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Both knives are customs that I ended flattening profile (original profile was Shigefusa), and these will be offered with a discount. The makers mark on 230mm is not very deeply etched, but it is there. Both knives have earlier handles, so the ferrule tapers a bit more than on my latest handles.

230mm gyuto in 52100 with thuya/horn/nickel silver spacer - $375 shipped (thuya is premium wood)
180mm gyuto in 52100 with cocobolo/horn/nickel silver spacer - $255 shipped.

180mm gyuto needs a little more work. 230mm is ready to ship.

Both knives come with 7 day return policy.

Thanks for looking.

M

13707

Another picture of the 230mm gyuto (Carter is not for sale)

13708

Andrew H
03-01-2013, 02:34 PM
I'll take the 180mm gyuto.

Icontrol
03-01-2013, 02:36 PM
Ill take whatever's left

kalaeb
03-01-2013, 02:40 PM
I will second the 230mm

Marko Tsourkan
03-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Both appear to be SPF to AndrewH and Icontrol.

Thanks for looking

M

PS: I will be posting a few practice knives over the weekend. Need to raise funds for new steel.

cclin
03-01-2013, 05:22 PM
wow! sold in 2 minutes! congratulation to AndrewH and Icontrol....:wink:

Chefdog
03-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Marko, Congrats on the fast sale!

For future reference, are the lengths given choil to tip, or handle to tip measurements?
Thanks.

Amon-Rukh
03-02-2013, 01:01 AM
Also, will themupcoming knives include only d-handles, or will there be others as well?

Marko Tsourkan
03-02-2013, 11:08 AM
I have moved to almost exclusively making D handles (with making octagonal only upon request).

I like D handle better. I make it slightly larger than Japanese D, and tapered front makes it quite comfortable to use for pinch and handle grip. The main benefit of a D is that it allows you to lock the handle in your palm for any angle you cut. It's harder to do this with an octagonal or Western handle.

Western handle is going to be another handle that I intend to spend time on and come up that a good design.

All of knife measurements are on the edge (heel to tip), with machi length typically being 14-15mm.

M

cnochef
03-02-2013, 01:49 PM
Can't wait to see what you have available today, waiting patiently.

Marko Tsourkan
03-02-2013, 04:42 PM
I forgot a list of practice knives up for sale in the shop, so it will be tomorrow when I post it. Sorry fellas.

Andrew H
03-02-2013, 04:44 PM
And I was ready.

don
03-02-2013, 04:51 PM
I wonder what KKF's site stats are like when Marko's going to sell a practice knife. The number of page refreshes alone ...

Chuckles
03-02-2013, 05:13 PM
I have a pretty busy day tomorrow. Can we reschedule the sale for Monday?


:justkidding:

apicius9
03-02-2013, 05:16 PM
How about a pool of interested parties and drawing random numbers for the time zone-challenged ones among us? ;)

Stefan

Micioarch
03-02-2013, 06:41 PM
I'll hope to be able to look at them before they are all sold....you sell amazing staff and they won't last long.

ecchef
03-03-2013, 04:35 AM
How about a pool of interested parties and drawing random numbers for the time zone-challenged ones among us? ;)

Stefan


Yeah....I've been skunked several time by this.

Marko Tsourkan
03-03-2013, 09:15 PM
These are my practice knife from the past 3 years. They will be reground and refinished, but they will be on a thinner side. All come with 7 days return policy.

Practice knives
At $1/mm w/out handles
225mm suji 52100
225mm suji 52100
225mm suji 52100 (tall, can be used as utility knife as well)
240mm gyuto (Sab like, if I were to convert it to more like Shige, it will be 225mm)
170mm petty
170mm petty
170mm AEB-L petty

$1.40/mm offered with cocobolo D handles
260mm 52100 suji - thin suji with some flex. Could be good for fileting fish, or where flex is beneficial. Flex is in the first half of the blade only.
150mm petty in 52100

Stock knives
$1.50/mm w/colobolo handle
225mm suji in AEB-L

240mm Shigefusa Kitaeji gyuto - $700 w/out handle

chinacats
03-03-2013, 09:21 PM
Nice selection

Anton
03-03-2013, 09:22 PM
Pm on 240 and 150 petty dhandle 52100

Chefdog
03-03-2013, 09:24 PM
PM sent 240 gyuto & 225 tall suji.

Fingers crossed....
I've been refreshing this page relentlessly all day!!!

heirkb
03-03-2013, 09:29 PM
Chefdog, if that 225 tall suji falls through or you want to sell it, please PM me. I've asked Marko about it, too.

Also 170 AEB-L petty...

JMac
03-03-2013, 09:32 PM
Pm sent for 225 sujihiki

marc4pt0
03-03-2013, 09:32 PM
2nd on the 240 gyuto if it should arise

Marko Tsourkan
03-03-2013, 09:36 PM
I want to add one more knife
Watanabe honesuji 135mm - $225
I flattened the profile on this one and am contemplating cutting a single bevle (it was heavy convexed before) for ease of sharpening. Knife will come come with cocobolo handle and walnut saya (there will be a some vertical movement in the saya, because of the re-profile, but pin should keep the knife in place)
I will refinish it and try to save the kanji.

M

Chefdog
03-03-2013, 09:40 PM
Pm sent for 225 sujihiki


2nd on the 240 gyuto if it should arise

3 Maryland guys chomping at the bit for some Marko knives!! I can't wait to find out if I got one...

orange
03-03-2013, 09:40 PM
pm sent for 225 suji in aeb-l

JMac
03-03-2013, 09:43 PM
lol

marc4pt0
03-03-2013, 09:44 PM
Pm on 260

sanLuigi
03-03-2013, 09:45 PM
I would like one 225 should it be available.
Mike

Jam
03-03-2013, 09:50 PM
I'll take a 170 petty if it's still available.

Andy

marc4pt0
03-03-2013, 09:50 PM
ha!

orange
03-03-2013, 09:53 PM
oh man...busy watching the walking dead and this forum. :-)

JMac
03-03-2013, 10:03 PM
yeah, now Vikings

samuelpeter
03-03-2013, 10:26 PM
Oh, boy. Did I make it? You guys are quick.

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 12:11 AM
Thanks everybody. I will post the update first thing tomorrow morning.

M

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 08:50 AM
OK, I looked at my PM and at the posts in the forum. Basically, first I'll take it in either places would have secured the knife. Thanks everybody. Those who got the knives, I will contact you on PM.


Practice knives
At $1/mm w/out handles
SanLuigi 225mm suji 52100
Jmac 225mm suji 52100
Chefdog 225mm suji 52100 (tall, can be used as utility knife as well)
Anton 240mm gyuto (Sab like, if I were to convert it to more like Shige, it will be 225mm)
AndrewH 170mm petty
samuelpeter 170mm petty
herbk 170mm AEB-L petty

$1.40/mm offered with cocobolo D handles
marc4pt0 260mm 52100 suji - thin suji with some flex. Could be good for fileting fish, or where flex is beneficial. Flex is in the first half of the blade only.
Anton 150mm petty in 52100

Stock knives
$1.50/mm w/colobolo handle
Orange 225mm suji in AEB-L

Don Watanabe honesuki -225


Still Available 240mm Shigefusa Kitaeji gyuto - $700 w/out handle

orange
03-04-2013, 09:04 AM
hooray, I look forward to it.
Thank you!!

marc4pt0
03-04-2013, 09:18 AM
thinning my herd to make room for this bad boy.
have a feeling that Marc+Marko suji= happy.

Chefdog
03-04-2013, 09:31 AM
SWEET :bliss:
Finally, I was quick enough to get one I wanted! Now to decide what to unload... :chin:

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 10:05 AM
People keep asking me what's up with the practice knives and why they are priced differently from customs. I think I have answered this on a number of occasions, but basically these are my earlier knives, in a good steel with a good HT. I will regrind and refinish them, and though they will be on a thinner side, they will perform on par or better than many knives out there.

I can't bring to discard them as they have a lot of work in them already. From a business stand point it doesn't make a lot of sense, but for me personally, I would be happier to know that these knives find homes. Plus, I want you guys feel like you got a good deal and I recognize that not everybody can spend $400+ on a knife, so hopefully some of these could make to these folks.


Thanks,

M

marc4pt0
03-04-2013, 10:28 AM
no, thank You good sir. I wasn't sure if HT and grind were of your current "format" or not. (in Phil Collins sing-song) but now I know....

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 12:27 PM
I want to clarify one thing. There will be some wait time before you receive the knives. I can only regrind and refinish 2-3 practice knives per week and rest of the time I work on custom orders and ready-made knives I took payment for. I still have a few practice knives to ship out from the last sale. I will try to speed up the process a bit, but nonetheless, there will be wait time.

M

orange
03-04-2013, 12:53 PM
I have no problem for waiting at all, but like to clarify one thing:
Does the knife that I purchased (stock knife 225 suji AEB-L) also need some time for you to ship out?
I am somewhat local (~40mins away from Westchester) so I pick it up. :-)

Karl

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Up for sale, 210mm gyuto in A2. Ready-made priced at $1.7/mm, so $357.

I still need to make handle for it so it will be 2 weeks before it is ready to ship. It will come with my latest D handle with or without spacer.

A2 will get pretty sharp (just a notch less than 52100), but will have a better wear resistance and is less reactive compared to 52100 (has 3 times as much chromium).

Thanks,

M

It's the second knife from the bottom
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marc4pt0
03-04-2013, 01:44 PM
ok, now this (or I) is out of control. I wish I could take this too! And if it weren't for that voice of reason...

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 02:21 PM
I have no problem for waiting at all, but like to clarify one thing:
Does the knife that I purchased (stock knife 225 suji AEB-L) also need some time for you to ship out?
I am somewhat local (~40mins away from Westchester) so I pick it up. :-)

Karl

Karl,
it needs a handle. I only offer practice knives without handles. I have a handle bottleneck at the moment, so that's where most delay is coming from. On a bright side, all handles are of the latest design and construction and I get good reviews for those from pro and home users alike.

You can pick up the knife in person if you like.

M

PS: 210 A2 gyuto SPF to cwrightthruya.

Anton
03-04-2013, 02:29 PM
I want to clarify one thing. There will be some wait time before you receive the knives. I can only regrind and refinish 2-3 practice knives per week and rest of the time I work on custom orders and ready-made knives I took payment for. I still have a few practice knives to ship out from the last sale. I will try to speed up the process a bit, but nonetheless, there will be wait time.

M
Marko - thank you
Patiently waiting, no rush for mine - I don't have kids, but I think I'm starting to get the idea what's it like waiting for one... but then again, I have no idea.

orange
03-04-2013, 04:26 PM
Karl,
it needs a handle. I only offer practice knives without handles. I have a handle bottleneck at the moment, so that's where most delay is coming from. On a bright side, all handles are of the latest design and construction and I get good reviews for those from pro and home users alike.

You can pick up the knife in person if you like.


Ah ha, I did not think about that and just now I realized you have a category "ready-made".
Yes, I'd like to pick it up in person when the handle is ready.
Thanks a lot.

K

hoimin
03-04-2013, 06:01 PM
I want to add one more knife
Watanabe honesuji 135mm - $225
I flattened the profile on this one and am contemplating cutting a single bevle (it was heavy convexed before) for ease of sharpening. Knife will come come with cocobolo handle and walnut saya (there will be a some vertical movement in the saya, because of the re-profile, but pin should keep the knife in place)
I will refinish it and try to save the kanji.

M

Very interested in seeing how this one looks in the end.

Chefdog
03-04-2013, 07:43 PM
I want to clarify one thing. There will be some wait time before you receive the knives. I can only regrind and refinish 2-3 practice knives per week and rest of the time I work on custom orders and ready-made knives I took payment for. I still have a few practice knives to ship out from the last sale. I will try to speed up the process a bit, but nonetheless, there will be wait time.

M
No problem for me, I'm happy to have been quick enough to get the one I wanted.
Thanks Marko.

Marko Tsourkan
03-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Hi Guys,
I am in a crunch till tomorrow afternoon, so I will PM the buyers (latest knife sale) tomorrow evening.

Thanks,

M

Marko Tsourkan
03-14-2013, 04:44 PM
Not a knife, but a knife-related.

A prototype magnetic strip, 15x2.5x.75" in highly figured birdseye maple. This block has a pretty strong pull, and will work well for stainless and heavy carbon knives.

I since settled on a different design, and won't be making any more of this type. I am pricing it to move.

$55 shipped.

13946

13947

Edit: it is SPF even before I finished editing the post. *SPF*

Johnny.B.Good
03-14-2013, 04:56 PM
Edit: it is sold even before I finished editing the post.

Ha! Congratulations.

I like the looks of this (including the wood), so hopefully I will like the next iteration even more!

Marko Tsourkan
03-14-2013, 05:07 PM
I will continue using similar woods, however the shape of the strip will be different, to make removal of the knives easier.

To remove the knife efficiently from a type of strip I modeled my prototype on to, a technique that Myron posted in another thread would be appropriate. I am just going to quote him here:

Removing a knife from a magnetic strip is also a matter of technique. Sure, if you try to take it off with the blade flat you get a lot of resistance. But if you twist the knife onto its spine you get leverage from the strip in the twist and then the contact is significantly reduced and you can pull the knife off easily. That's also the best way to place a knife onto a magnetic strip: spine first then twist the blade down flat.

It's a trade off. You make a magnetic pull weaker, you might risk heavier knives sliding off. At the same time, thinner knives will cling to the strip stronger. This is something that all strips in this thickness (and with comparable pull) have in common, and this is a reason I am switching to a different design.

M

RiffRaff
03-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Not a knife, but a knife-related.

A prototype magnetic strip, 15x2.5x.75" in highly figured birdseye maple. This block has a pretty strong pull, and will work well for stainless and heavy carbon knives.

I since settled on a different design, and won't be making any more of this type. I am pricing it to move.

$55 shipped.

13946

13947

Edit: it is SPF even before I finished editing the post. *SPF*

Very good looking, Marko, and a great choice of wood. I get tired of the walnut/wenge that's available elsewhere. And IMHO, 18" is the most useful size.

samuelpeter
03-17-2013, 11:04 AM
PM sent.

Marko Tsourkan
03-17-2013, 12:31 PM
For those who purchased the recent practice knives from me, I am trying to wrap a few things before accepting payments for those, and start working on them, as that would just add more stress at the moment and stress negatively affects my productivity. I am a bit behind on communication, and apologize, but I will be in touch shortly.

M

marc4pt0
03-17-2013, 07:53 PM
Word. For me, I'd rather have a happy piece than stressed!

Marko Tsourkan
05-10-2013, 02:00 PM
I won't be offering ready-made blades in monosteels for a time being due to the waiting list orders, but now and then I will offer damascus blades. There are currently 3 damascus sujis in work, 2 in JT 52100 and one in 50100 that I forged on my visit to Devin 3 years ago. All are in a ladder pattern.

All three will come with D style handles and matching wood sayas. Wood choice is not determined yet, but I will be a little more creative with the handle. All will have mokume tips.

M

Marko Tsourkan
05-22-2013, 01:15 PM
Hello folks,
I will be coming to ECG and will be bringing following items with me for sale:

260mm Ladder Damascus suji with saya in 50100 steeel. I forged this damascus bar on my visit to Devin almost 3 years ago.

260mm Ladder Damascus suji with saya in 52100. This steel was made by Devin's son, John. John hasn't surpassed his dad yet, but he is getting pretty darn close.

275mm Ladder Damascus suji in 52100 with saya. Steel by John Thomas.

240mm Chevron Damascus gyuto in 52100 with saya. Steel by John Thomas.

Haven't finalized the handle material, but will use material for sayas to create a nice match or contrast. Will not do a matching set, to keep prices down. Knives will be thinly ground and hand finished.

Will also bring a 12x18x2 cutting board in walnut as well as 24" magnetic strip in figured maple to showcase my work.

These items will be offered on first-come-first-served-bases for attendees, but should some be available for sale after the gathering, I will list them on my subforum or store.

Thanks you,

Marko

LoftyNotions
05-22-2013, 02:31 PM
What, when and where is ECG?

Larry

Dream Burls
05-22-2013, 05:02 PM
A little far for you to travel: East Coast Gathering, Sunday June 2nd, Pennsylvania.

LoftyNotions
05-22-2013, 05:06 PM
Actually, I'll be on the east coast... but 5 days later. :(

Marko Tsourkan
05-22-2013, 08:24 PM
Stop by at my shop if you like.

Marko Tsourkan
05-31-2013, 08:33 PM
An update what I will be bringing to ECG.

240mm 52100 JT chevron damascus gyuto with koa handle and saya. Mokume tip.
255mm workhorse 52100 gyuto with cocobolo handle and matching walnut saya. Nickel silver tip.
275mm & 270mm JT 52100 ladder damascus sujis- no handle or saya - up for customization
270mm 50100 ladder damascus suji (I forged that one) - no handle or saya - up for customization
24" figured walnut magnetic strip
12x19x2 walnut board
8K DMT plate with walnut base and felt strop
1M spray


All these are available for sale at ECG.

DevinT
05-31-2013, 08:43 PM
Dude, clean up your in box so people can contact you, and answer your phone.

Hoss

Marko Tsourkan
05-31-2013, 08:54 PM
Cleaned up the box, or please email me directly at anvlts@gmail.com. Phone was off, sorry!

markenki
06-01-2013, 12:43 AM
An update what I will be bringing to ECG.

240mm 52100 JT chevron damascus gyuto with koa handle and saya. Mokume tip.
255mm workhorse 52100 gyuto with cocobolo handle and matching walnut saya. Nickel silver tip.
275mm & 270mm JT 52100 ladder damascus sujis- no handle or saya - up for customization
270mm 50100 ladder damascus suji (I forged that one) - no handle or saya - up for customization
24" figured walnut magnetic strip
12x19x2 walnut board
8K DMT plate with walnut base and felt strop
1M spray

All these are available for sale at ECG.
We need pics!

Marko Tsourkan
06-01-2013, 08:28 AM
As it is often the case, some of these are still in works. I hope to be able to take pics tomorrow morning, before heading for PA.

On a different note, I have have made some efficiency gains in saya-making department, so I am toying with the idea of offering sayas again in not-so-distant future.

M

Bill13
06-01-2013, 11:07 AM
I am sure Marko is working like mad to finish things up. Maybe someone attending the ECG can take some photos.

Marko Tsourkan
06-02-2013, 01:55 AM
Some things are finished, some are not. Bringing all anyway to ECG.

M

Marko Tsourkan
07-14-2013, 10:04 AM
270mm Shigefusa yanagi - $350 shipped in the US
180mm Watanabe garasuki - $150 shipped in the US

Both knives are offered without handles. Could ship directly to a forum's residential handle maker/installer.

Payment via check or paypal. If paid by paypal, I would ask to cover paypal fees.

16985

16986

M

Marko Tsourkan
07-14-2013, 11:44 AM
270mm Shigefusa yanagi - $350 shipped in the US
180mm Watanabe garasuki - $150 shipped in the US

Both knives are offered without handles. Could ship directly to a forum's residential handle maker/installer.

Payment via check or paypal. If paid by paypal, I would ask to cover paypal fees.

16985

16986

M

Both knives are Sold. Thanks for looking.

M

Marko Tsourkan
07-18-2013, 03:46 PM
255mm (I think it might be 260mm on the edge) gyuto in DT mystery carbon - $450

240mm 52100 (former passaround knife, reviewed) w/saya - $450

Choice of handle - D style cocobolo or macassar ebony with nickel silver or brass tip.

Prices include shipping and paypal fees. Knives come with 7 days return guarantee.

Thanks,

M

PS: don't have pics of these blades as they are without handles, but they have a typical profile of my knives, ground thin yet sturdy. Tips are thin but no excessive flex. Mystery carbon knife has a bit rougher finish due to the fact that it is very difficult to finish by hand.

Marko Tsourkan
07-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Mystery carbon is SPF

TB_London
07-18-2013, 04:00 PM
I PM'd on mystery but also interested in the 52100.
Cheers,
Tom

CanadianMan
07-18-2013, 04:03 PM
Damn, I'm so disappointed I missed out on that DT mystery carbon knife!!!!

Marko Tsourkan
07-18-2013, 04:07 PM
I will make some more if I figure how to polish them better. Alternatively, I could do them with a machine finish. This knife I spent more time on than on any knife I have hand finished, and I barely got an acceptable finish.

M

Marko Tsourkan
07-18-2013, 04:23 PM
52100 is still available.

I priced it at 1.65/mm + $50 for the saya, as it is my earlier knife, and even though I reground and refinished it, I discounted it.

It is however a first quality knife, with a maker mark and everything.

HT is the same as on my latest knives.

M

CanadianMan
07-18-2013, 04:52 PM
I would be interested in the 240mm, 52100 if i didn't already have a practice knife in 52100 coming from you.
But when you figure out a easier way to polish DT mystery carbon, I will be all over that.
GLWS!!

Nasr
07-18-2013, 07:13 PM
Hi Marko your inbox is full
interested in the 52100
is the profile flatter?
width at heel?

Thanks