View Full Version : Howdy from Down Under
06-13-2012, 08:34 AM
A friends recent search for new knives turned in to me looking for new knives. I don't need them but I've always wanted a decent set so here I am. I've been a long time lurker and have spotted a few familiar faces from the wet-shaving community here so I decided to sign up. I have a few knives en route from Takeshi and Maxim to start me off so no doubt I'll have some questions for you soon...
06-13-2012, 09:18 AM
Welcome Mate! :pirate1: You've come to the right place!
06-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Where exactly down under?? Welcome!!
06-13-2012, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the welcomes... I am from Sydney too MadMel, God's country AKA "The Shire" :D
06-13-2012, 11:15 AM
Welcome to KKF!
06-13-2012, 11:53 AM
06-13-2012, 12:03 PM
Welcome to the forums!
If your first knives are coming from Takeshi and Maxim, you have made a good start, as they both sell excellent blades. Which knives did you get?
06-13-2012, 12:14 PM
06-13-2012, 12:21 PM
06-13-2012, 12:28 PM
06-13-2012, 12:31 PM
Welcome! I did a project in HomeBush Bay many years ago, on the Parramatta river. I understand these days that area has been re- named. You'll love it here.
06-13-2012, 12:40 PM
I have a few knives en route from Takeshi and Maxim to start me off so no doubt I'll have some questions for you soon...
Welcome! We'll need to see pics, of course. :) What did you get?
06-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Welcome and Cheers!
06-13-2012, 01:49 PM
06-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Welcome to the Knut House! Wet shaving gets talked about here as well!
06-13-2012, 03:22 PM
06-13-2012, 03:24 PM
Welcome! I have been to Sydney and surfers paradise. My mom was born in Sydney when my grandpa and grandma both doctors were doing missionary work there many years ago. Only country I have considered moving to.
06-13-2012, 07:05 PM
06-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Yeah Sydneys not soo bad...
From Takeshi I ordered a 210mm Yoshikane Wa Gyuto V2 - should have it in a few days.
From Maxim I ordered a 180mm Zensho Santoku, a Nobiyasu Nakiri and a Hakka stone. He kindly offered to sharpen the Santoku so not sure when I'll get that but know it will be worth the wait.
Being in to straight razors for a few years I have quite a few stones, strops, hones and on hand. I'll be sure to ask questions about which should/shouldn't be used on these knives as I don't want to rush in and ruin a blade. Meanwhile, I'll keep lurking and researching.
I'll add some pics when the Postman delivers!
06-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Good to have another sydney sider here. Both Takeshi's and Maxim's services are superb.
Wow, lot of Aussies on the board.
Perhaps a destination get together, down under, for some of us yanks, lol?
06-14-2012, 02:14 AM
Hey Marc, welcome!
06-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Welcome Marc :)
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