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turbochef422
07-04-2012, 03:21 PM
A cook I know wants to sell a chef knife to me does anyone know anything about this maker. I know it's carbon which is a start.

El Pescador
07-04-2012, 03:21 PM
Not good.

Candlejack
07-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Many of them look almost like pure Kramer ripoffs, it says he's a "master blade smith" (but no credentials are posted, so i assume it's not a real master bladesmith title, like one that Kramer has)
And the prices are very low for a custom knife.. i wouldn't buy one, but i haven't used one and i'm just going by what i sense looking at the page.

You have the option of feeling the knife in your hand, so you might get a pleasant surprise. Or it might be pakistani damascus, can go either way

Pensacola Tiger
07-04-2012, 03:31 PM
I had the unfortunate experience of actually paying good money for one. Tell him you'll take it only if he pays you $10 for the aggravation it will cause you trying to put a decent edge on it.

Rick

Crothcipt
07-04-2012, 03:36 PM
from his pricing page.


All 12 kitchen knives come with 5/64 thick O-1 tool steel

kalaeb
07-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Never tried one, but every thread I have read since I got involved with the forums 3 years ago has been strong don't buy for Wildfire. I will stick with that advice.

Noodle Soup
07-04-2012, 06:49 PM
They do or at least used to sell them in Dean and Deluca in Lower Manhattan. Wildfire made his rep. with a few media mentions in NYC pubs kind of like Krammer did. I have a Thai chef knife from him but never developed any love for it.

El Pescador
07-04-2012, 07:05 PM
My chef knife had what I think of as a "chisel grind".

Lefty
07-04-2012, 07:22 PM
I got one as a project knife, reprofiled it, thinned it, tweaked the handle and it's still crap. I hate being so negative about anyone's product, but it was something else.
I swear it was HT'd in an easybake oven.

Andrew H
07-04-2012, 08:28 PM
I swear it was HT'd in an easybake oven.

Hahahahahaha! If I used a sig line, this would be it.

sachem allison
07-04-2012, 10:00 PM
A cook I know wants to sell a chef knife to me does anyone know anything about this maker. I know it's carbon which is a start.

don't do it! run! run! run!

Pensacola Tiger
07-04-2012, 10:36 PM
don't do it! run! run! run!

+1

steeley
07-05-2012, 03:25 AM
well i have a Thai Cleaver i bought years ago and there are too many problems to go through here .

chuck239
07-05-2012, 03:30 AM
I own one. It is awful. Doesnt sharpen well, cuts like crap, it's just bad.... Mine is rusty because all its good for is chopping bamboo in my yard and I left it outside....

Honestly, it's a piece of sheet metal with an edge ground on it. No taper, just an edge. The heat treatment feels like there isn't one.

-Chuck

steeley
07-05-2012, 03:36 AM
:disdain:least you found a use for yours.

chuck239
07-05-2012, 04:03 AM
:disdain:least you found a use for yours.

You can try it if you want......