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Muscles
06-13-2012, 07:34 AM
Hi All,
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...

Marc

ecchef
06-13-2012, 08:18 AM
Welcome Mate! :pirate1: You've come to the right place!

MadMel
06-13-2012, 09:25 AM
Where exactly down under?? Welcome!!

Muscles
06-13-2012, 10:13 AM
Thanks for the welcomes... I am from Sydney too MadMel, God's country AKA "The Shire" :D

Mike Davis
06-13-2012, 10:15 AM
Welcome to KKF!

The Edge
06-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Welcome!!

Pensacola Tiger
06-13-2012, 11:03 AM
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?

Rick

Korin_Mari
06-13-2012, 11:14 AM
Welcome! :)

sachem allison
06-13-2012, 11:21 AM
welcome!

Still-edo
06-13-2012, 11:28 AM
Welcome!

Namaxy
06-13-2012, 11:31 AM
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.

markenki
06-13-2012, 11:40 AM
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?

chinacats
06-13-2012, 11:43 AM
Welcome and Cheers!

bikehunter
06-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Welcome!

SpikeC
06-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Welcome to the Knut House! Wet shaving gets talked about here as well!

jm2hill
06-13-2012, 02:22 PM
welcome!

Deckhand
06-13-2012, 02:24 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.

Crothcipt
06-13-2012, 06:05 PM
welcome

Muscles
06-13-2012, 08:20 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!

schanop
06-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Good to have another sydney sider here. Both Takeshi's and Maxim's services are superb.

add
06-13-2012, 08:44 PM
Welcome.

Wow, lot of Aussies on the board.

Perhaps a destination get together, down under, for some of us yanks, lol?

gamblerS4
06-14-2012, 01:14 AM
Hey Marc, welcome!

Dave Martell
06-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Welcome Marc :)