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Chuckles
08-03-2013, 02:40 PM
No hints or teasers?

stereo.pete
08-03-2013, 02:54 PM
No hints or teasers?

Something from Marko.

Rjgogue
08-03-2013, 11:41 PM
http://m1289.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/rjgogue/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_9772_zps3d8069f8.jpg.html?o=0

Let's see if I got this pic posting thing down. If I did this correctly, the Suisin IH Gyuto in the middle is my newest aquisition.

Rjgogue
08-03-2013, 11:42 PM
...I give up.

Don Nguyen
08-04-2013, 12:31 AM
Small picture from what I'm getting Rjgogue.

http://mob1289.photobucket.com/albums/b512/rjgogue/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_9772_zps3d8069f8.jpg?t=1375587500

chinacats
08-04-2013, 12:40 AM
Small picture from what I'm getting Rjgogue.

http://mob1289.photobucket.com/albums/b512/rjgogue/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_9772_zps3d8069f8.jpg?t=1375587500

I need a close-up of that knife rack--I like it.

Aphex
08-04-2013, 03:44 AM
Itinomonn western (click on pic for high res)

http://t.imgbox.com/abyRUCRB.jpg (http://imgbox.com/abyRUCRB)

Brad Gibson
08-04-2013, 03:49 AM
Nice score aphex. My favorite out of the bunch!

maxim
08-04-2013, 03:53 AM
Ohh it have some patina already :D

Rjgogue
08-04-2013, 01:46 PM
I need a close-up of that knife rack--I like it.

On top of landing that gig at Uchi, I've been working for Lowe's for 13+ years mostly selling appliances. That 'knife rack' is actually just a styrofoam bar I scooped up when opening a new Slide-in range display. Lol.

daveb
08-04-2013, 07:03 PM
My newest knife is a fork. Mike Henry rehandled a Shig suji for me last Nov. I asked him if he would do a fork to match if I could find a suitable one. He agreed and the search was on. Took more than a little while, and a lot of looking at pos "vintage" forks, but finally a Henckels Inox fork came up. (Important because I wanted ferrous steel)

The result:

17750

Working - normally would not use this knife on yard bird but had to play w new toy

17751

At rest w the slicers

17752

Fun little project. Many thanks Mike for doing the hard part and bearing with me. Almost ready for Thanksgiving.

brainsausage
08-04-2013, 10:14 PM
On top of landing that gig at Uchi, I've been working for Lowe's for 13+ years mostly selling appliances. That 'knife rack' is actually just a styrofoam bar I scooped up when opening a new Slide-in range display. Lol.

I didn't wanna be the first to say so...

Crothcipt
08-05-2013, 12:53 AM
An Itinomonn Western gyuto in ironwood burl by Dan (Twistington) from Maksim. Tomorrow I see if it cuts as good as it looks.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/file_zps939d7b30.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/file_zps939d7b30.jpg.html)

I love that kanji. looks like a face. Not a happy one, more like a meh face.

maxim
08-05-2013, 03:27 AM
hahaha never seen that one, :laugh: now i see it, other way around

Lefty
08-05-2013, 04:43 AM
Great...now the little "meh" face makes me want mine even more. Stupid dumb stupid DHL....

NOTE: they got here fast, but two missed deliveries has me waiting until Tuesday....

Brad Gibson
08-05-2013, 12:52 PM
Great...now the little "meh" face makes me want mine even more. Stupid dumb stupid DHL....

NOTE: they got here fast, but two missed deliveries has me waiting until Tuesday....

Missing a box is the worst!!!

keithsaltydog
08-05-2013, 01:54 PM
My newest knife is a fork. Mike Henry rehandled a Shig suji for me last Nov. I asked him if he would do a fork to match if I could find a suitable one. He agreed and the search was on. Took more than a little while, and a lot of looking at pos "vintage" forks, but finally a Henckels Inox fork came up. (Important because I wanted ferrous steel)

The result:

17750

Working - normally would not use this knife on yard bird but had to play w new toy

17751

At rest w the slicers

17752

Fun little project. Many thanks Mike for doing the hard part and bearing with me. Almost ready for Thanksgiving.

You will certainly be cutting up Turkey in style,I use an old bone handle Meriden Cutlery thin flex carbon for carving duties.That is is a very nice fork you scored,some quality blades on your mag str:)ip too

mhenry
08-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Stainless clad 270mm Takeda, and a big ol CCK with a Fish handle!

tripleq
08-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Stainless clad 270mm Takeda, and a big ol CCK with a Fish handle!

Would love to hear your impression of the Takeda. I was just about to buy a gyuto when they announced the new cladding so I've been anxiously awaiting some reviews.

Dave Martell
08-05-2013, 08:42 PM
Stainless clad 270mm Takeda, and a big ol CCK with a Fish handle!


Fish! Nice score

NO ChoP!
08-05-2013, 09:27 PM
Mike, where'd you score that already?

mhenry
08-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Takeda? Knifewear has them just call and tell them what you want. I don't know why they aren't on their website


Mike, where'd you score that already?

Lefty
08-06-2013, 07:39 PM
So, I've found my new Japanese love....

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/A30ED8EF-6927-44A9-B296-CA9FD5469D5B-9372-00000E75B01AD28B.jpg

Beautiful work, Dan. In terms of comfort, the handle is up there with the Kramer handle.

This knife is a beautiful cutter, hefty and dead sexy, all-around.

smilesenpai
08-07-2013, 07:19 AM
Looking is great but I feel the need to know the profile. How come so many of these knives I can not find a website for?

cclin
08-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Looking is great but I feel the need to know the profile. How come so many of these knives I can not find a website for?

check JNS "Itinomonn" (http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/itinomonn/?sort=newest)

Chefdog
08-07-2013, 09:04 AM
Lefty and/or Rick,
If you get a sec, could you expound a bit on how the Itinomonn cuts and feels? Maybe a couple comparisons against a more common gyuto? I really like the looks of the western, no bolster gyuto.
Thanks.

Lefty
08-07-2013, 09:29 AM
Chefdog, it's quite different than most 240s I've used. It feels very substantial in hand, with a forward balance around the eyes in "meh" symbol (kanji). :) The grind has very nice foo releasing properties, even for a lefty. Some items climb the blade face, but mushrooms, carrots and pineapple that I cut yesterday (two separate meals) pretty much stayed on the board. I'd rate it with good food release, but nothing revolutionary. With that being said, I'm getting crazy thin slices with it, and it cuts and dices onion like they're hardly there. I haven't had a lot of use with it yet, since it got hung up with the courier, but so far I'm 0% disappointed, and very very impressed with the knife, and even more so, Maxim. I think it was a very good purchase, and if the Western is a bit too pricey, the Wa KU Itinomonn is beautiful, as well. The one thing you won't get is beautiful, but simple (aesthetically) handle work by Twistington. The coke bottle on this thing is spectacular!

Sorry for the little review, guys....

Chefdog
08-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Thanks Lefty, much appreciated!

Lefty
08-07-2013, 09:57 AM
No problem. I should correct myself: the balance point is halfway between the front of the scales the "the eyes".

Kumar
08-07-2013, 04:52 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1102740_669751650704_211018488_o.jpg

Delbert Ealy Nakiri, bought from daveb on forum. Thanks!

rdm_magic
08-07-2013, 05:48 PM
I was eyeing that, how is it?

ChuckTheButcher
08-07-2013, 07:23 PM
A few I grab this month. Rodrique 240 stainless damascus, Rader/Liesch 210 feather damascus, HHH 190 feather damascus "waiting on handle", and Yoshikane 160 cleaver.
17807


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17807

stereo.pete
08-07-2013, 08:30 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/3929/dmf2.jpg

Benuser
08-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Son's Latham & Owen, Sheffield, 10".

http://postimg.org/image/w79tni1en/

Mr.Magnus
08-08-2013, 12:36 PM
Picked up 2 Moritaka's AS Damaskus here a while ago, wicked steel and no grind issues, i like em.
17812

New awsome walnut/maple/cherry board is done.
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VanIsleSteve
08-08-2013, 01:00 PM
Wow, that board is incredible!

New awsome walnut/maple/cherry board is done.
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daveb
08-08-2013, 01:15 PM
Awesome is overused but in this case is an understatement. Holy F***! came to mind.

Do you use solidworks for layout?

Mr.Magnus
08-08-2013, 01:22 PM
Awesome is overused but in this case is an understatement. Holy F***! came to mind.

Do you use solidworks for layout?

hehe cheers. i didnt make the board but i made up the design/look in sketchup.

bkdc
08-08-2013, 01:24 PM
Based on the appearance of that board, I'm going to guess that the maker is in Plano, Texas.

Mr.Magnus
08-08-2013, 01:29 PM
:detective:

stereo.pete
08-08-2013, 08:06 PM
Finally got my hands on a vintage Forgecraft carbon chef's knife 9" and I cannot wait to rehab it.


http://imageshack.us/a/img835/1018/4nqq.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img4/5924/tcvw.jpg

bkdc
08-08-2013, 09:08 PM
:detective:

So was I correct?

Mr.Magnus
08-09-2013, 03:02 AM
Yes made in Texas

smilesenpai
08-09-2013, 06:20 AM
That should be up in an art museum


Picked up 2 Moritaka's AS Damaskus here a while ago, wicked steel and no grind issues, i like em.
17812

New awsome walnut/maple/cherry board is done.
17813
17814

Mr.Magnus
08-09-2013, 10:49 AM
he sure did a outstanding work with it. cant wait to get it.

bkdc
08-09-2013, 11:37 AM
he sure did a outstanding work with it. cant wait to get it.

When I was looking at custom boards, I looked at his work before I decided on going with a plain one. John Loftis does excellent work.

ggg16902002
08-10-2013, 02:40 AM
recently I have purchased this beautiful Hattori KD30 (Cowry X) Yanagiba 330mm mirror finished. I consider replacing the handle maybe for a carved wood or ivory wa handle.

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090310_zpsc8dace34.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090310_zpsc8dace34.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090313_zpsfab8ae95.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090313_zpsfab8ae95.jpg.html)

ChuckTheButcher
08-10-2013, 03:10 AM
DT stainless damascus 240
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ChuckTheButcher
08-10-2013, 03:12 AM
Shigefusa kaitaji nakiri
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jimbob
08-10-2013, 04:40 AM
recently I have purchased this beautiful Hattori KD30 (Cowry X) Yanagiba 330mm mirror finished. I consider replacing the handle maybe for a carved wood or ivory wa handle.

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090310_zpsc8dace34.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090310_zpsc8dace34.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090313_zpsfab8ae95.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090313_zpsfab8ae95.jpg.html)

Wowzers. I didnt even know these existed!

daddy yo yo
08-10-2013, 06:19 AM
recently I have purchased this beautiful Hattori KD30 (Cowry X) Yanagiba 330mm mirror finished. I consider replacing the handle maybe for a carved wood or ivory wa handle.i was already waiting who scored those and how long it would take until they appear on this forum. congrats!!!

Mr.Magnus
08-10-2013, 12:33 PM
DT stainless damascus 240

Very nice knife Chuck.

brianh
08-12-2013, 07:28 PM
Gesshin Ginga 210mm white steel #2 wa-gyuto, already getting a patina from steak and a bunch of red onions.
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/gesshinginga1.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/gesshinginga2.jpg

Zakuri 150mm blue steel #1 wa-petty with kurouchi finish. Just got this today and it's a super cool, rustic knife! Feels great. Light with the balance point at about the choil.
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/zakuri150mm1.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/zakuri150mm2.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/zakuri150mm3.jpg

Ruso
08-12-2013, 09:21 PM
I like the look of that Zakuri!!

brianh
08-12-2013, 09:49 PM
Me too! It's a very rustic knife. Spine is rough, some scratches on the edge, but its part of the charm. It feels really really nice in-hand, with my limited experience. And as always, Jon and Sara @ JKI are amazing. They make it hard for me to not give them my money.

Anton
08-12-2013, 10:43 PM
240 Yo
She is a beauty! Had no idea a Yo would feel this different, and look this much better

Lefty
08-12-2013, 11:04 PM
Brian and Anton - great knives!

banjo1071
08-13-2013, 03:28 AM
loooooovely knifes...

swarth
08-13-2013, 01:56 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/oZJ2B1YitMs6iXqJ0lZIWnT9N53HnD6aUgAq8_NOqOzUWQ6_0X ANfQh_l27IrnRGPQ=w600

Watanabe custom Ikasaki/Honesuki hybrid. It took some back and forth with Sin...but it is just about exactly what i was looking for.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/3SPTVjF5Bfc4U0DFsVJ6FfmOZkVWkpmeb0_Tjfp8F8AmSAd7wn u4hGZBON-4trYx0w=w600

...I also got a Ryodeba.

Chickens be warned.

gentlecook
08-13-2013, 02:49 PM
Both Watanabe is single beveled ?

swarth
08-13-2013, 03:14 PM
Both Watanabe is single beveled ?

No. Both are double beveled.

Gravy Power
08-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Couple of new kitmates over the past week and a half. Korouchi finished shig petty (dude is a beast, Chuck, I think you sold me a 180mm rather than a 150, I'll take it!) and finally got my hands on an Ealy parer! African Blackwood, new profile. Sorry for the crappy phone pic.

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii618/Gravy_Power/null-4.jpg

sashae
08-15-2013, 10:29 AM
Picked up two Masamoto KS 165mm pettys for friends after they used mine while vacationing over the summer...

http://subtle.org/se/gallery/d/16199-1/DSC_3602.JPG

daddy yo yo
08-15-2013, 10:51 AM
blondie looks nice, would be a cute little sibling for my 240 gyuto... :angel2:

kartman35
08-15-2013, 01:10 PM
Just got this picture in my e-mail. It's supposed to ship next week.

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee365/kartman_35/newheiji.jpg (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/kartman_35/media/newheiji.jpg.html)

I'll post better photos when it gets here:D

schanop
08-15-2013, 04:49 PM
woohoo, another Heiji .

sashae
08-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Guess he finished a batch ;)

http://sash.ae/image/1C2y1x333w3J/Image%202013.08.15%205%3A23%3A35%20PM.jpeg

schanop
08-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Woohoo, another two.

daddy yo yo
08-16-2013, 01:25 PM
regarding heiji, i like what he's doing: "dear customer, look at your knives". pretty smart... gives a very personal touch!

Pensacola Tiger
08-16-2013, 03:54 PM
A new (to me) HHH Knives 2 AEB-L parer in buckeye burl.


http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/HHH%20Knives%20AEB-L%20parer/file_zps8c3717c7.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/HHH%20Knives%20AEB-L%20parer/file_zps8c3717c7.jpg.html)

Gravy Power
08-16-2013, 09:16 PM
Love it, Rick.

tripleq
08-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Received this Ichimonji santoku profile paring knife as a gift last week. Really fun and interesting knife to work with. I'm surprised how well the profile works for paring duty. Patina provided by a case of strawberries.


http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r791/Nqjudo/Parer/photo3_zps6914619e.jpg

Matus
08-18-2013, 04:42 PM
My real latest knife is Zakuri Sabaki Bocho in Blue #1 with 150mm blade (from JKI (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/zakuri-150mm-blue-1-kurouchi-sabaki-bocho.html#) - thanks Jon :thumbsup:). It is a boning knife with rather substantial blade - the with at the heel is 4.7mm this drops to 3.3mm half-way towards the tip and is still 1.5mm 1cm from the tip. So it is a very strong blade with zero flex.

Since the handle is very light the knife feels a bit blade-heavy. I recently got a D-shaped burned chestnut handle I may consider having install on this knife - it is slightly thicker than the original. I may even consider adding a bit of weight at the end of the handle to balance the knife to my taste, but that is to be seen.

Jon warned me that the fit & finish is bait on the rough side, but I actually like it that way - a real utility knife for those tougher tasks. The handle is nicely finished though. I also find that Kurouchi finish fits the knife very well.

I have to use it yet though - may give it a quick 'bite-up' on a 6000 stone as while the cutting edge is sharp, it gives rather 'polished' feel.

Anyhow - here it is!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/9541779896_8ba8d817de_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/9541779896/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/9541778448_0bc08b47b3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/9541778448/)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/9538986303_e2dc55a22e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/9538986303/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/9538984927_1f7ea96ebd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31007239@N06/9538984927/)

brianh
08-18-2013, 04:56 PM
Love my Zakuri from Jon and was able to get it a bit sharper even with my newbie sharpening skills. It seems really easy to sharpen.

chinacats
08-18-2013, 11:18 PM
I love that Zakuri!

My newest (Takeda 240) is a cutting monster...I love it.

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P8170722_zps8040bda7.jpg

Needs some tip work and a much larger handle.

brainsausage
08-18-2013, 11:33 PM
His handles are always too small IMO.

Brad Gibson
08-19-2013, 02:18 AM
Nice chinacats! I would strongly recommend a handle from mhenry on the takeda!

banjo1071
08-19-2013, 02:55 AM
Received this Ichimonji santoku profile paring knife as a gift last week. Really fun and interesting knife to work with. I'm surprised how well the profile works for paring duty. Patina provided by a case of strawberries.


http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r791/Nqjudo/Parer/photo3_zps6914619e.jpg

This looks quite like this:

http://www.messerkontor.eu/KOCHMESSER-FIRMEN/Herder-Windmuehle/K-Serie/Herder-K2:::3_24_700_742.html

Anton
08-20-2013, 12:16 PM
These pictures don't do Devin's work justice... Very happy with this new addition

Mr.Magnus
08-20-2013, 12:27 PM
Looks amazing Anton

banjo1071
08-21-2013, 03:33 AM
very sexy!

bkdc
08-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Wow. Snakewood looks sexy! Here's hoping it never shrinks on you!

Mr.Magnus
08-23-2013, 02:06 PM
board is finally home and MAN do i love it :D

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Baby Huey
08-23-2013, 02:08 PM
Very nice.

bahamaroot
08-23-2013, 02:12 PM
Magnus, that board is SWEEEET!

Brad Gibson
08-23-2013, 02:18 PM
is that shig a petty or is the board just massive?

Mr.Magnus
08-23-2013, 02:20 PM
its a petty lol

cookinstuff
08-24-2013, 01:23 AM
Wow, that's a really nice board, nice little shiggy too. Here is my little willy, my first Will Catcheside blade. Super sexy little knife.

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Anton
08-27-2013, 12:59 PM
Can't wait to put this one through the paces. Balance feels good, amazing handle

daddy yo yo
08-27-2013, 02:00 PM
Here is my little willyOMG, and I thought... :nono:

bahamaroot
08-27-2013, 06:36 PM
Masamoto KS 240mm
Haven't made the first cut yet.

http://i41.tinypic.com/auhz12.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/2qa8m7p.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/30w8a6p.jpg

ChuckTheButcher
08-27-2013, 06:53 PM
I have two new ones. First is the other Catchside parer, glad to see they both went to KKF members, and the other is a 13.5 In Rader suji.
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BJE1
08-27-2013, 07:04 PM
That Rader is an absolute beauty Chuck.

ChuckTheButcher
08-27-2013, 07:11 PM
A few I grab this month. Rodrique 240 stainless damascus, Rader/Liesch 210 feather damascus, HHH 190 feather damascus "waiting on handle", and Yoshikane 160 cleaver.
17807


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17807

I just realized the pics in my earlier post didn't go through. Here they are.
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Dave Martell
08-27-2013, 07:51 PM
Chuck has all the best toys

Von blewitt
08-27-2013, 08:02 PM
Is it just me or does that Pierre look like a shark with its mouth open? Beautiful knive Chuck!

Lefty
08-27-2013, 08:16 PM
Is it just me or does that Pierre look like a shark with its mouth open? Beautiful knive Chuck!

It sure does! And it was thinned out by Pierre after the passaround to be extra badass!

ChuckTheButcher
08-27-2013, 10:41 PM
Is it just me or does that Pierre look like a shark with its mouth open? Beautiful knive Chuck!

Ha, I never noticed that.

don
08-27-2013, 11:26 PM
Seriously, Chuck has an impressive collection.

Brad Gibson
08-28-2013, 12:00 AM
Chuck has the nicest collection, ongoing, that I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing with us!

mpukas
08-28-2013, 01:14 AM
+1 to everything that's been said about Chuck's collection. Simply AMAZING!!!

Von blewitt
08-28-2013, 10:22 PM
Thanks to Drew, Daniel and of course Michael
238mm 52100, curly mango & maple burl
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/B30972D4-8AA4-4F13-BB46-0276DBC224E8-46764-000020BA25D50BE8_zps3731feac.jpg

Now should I remove the mustard patina or leave it as is?

tripleq
08-28-2013, 10:23 PM
Looks pretty cool as is.

EdipisReks
08-28-2013, 10:35 PM
Thanks to Drew, Daniel and of course Michael
238mm 52100, curly mango & maple burl
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/B30972D4-8AA4-4F13-BB46-0276DBC224E8-46764-000020BA25D50BE8_zps3731feac.jpg

Now should I remove the mustard patina or leave it as is?

I'd just use it.

chinacats
08-29-2013, 12:22 AM
I'd strip it and start fresh, but I'm weird like that...

Brad Gibson
08-29-2013, 02:12 AM
I'd never let that beauty patina! That is way too nice for a patina! Congrats Huw!

Von blewitt
08-29-2013, 02:24 AM
Yeah I concur
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/67B58103-F33D-4CFE-B045-2478B53A8CFE-46764-000020D08E621F0F_zps573a4d04.jpg

Brad Gibson
08-29-2013, 02:25 AM
Good choice Huw, that is an amazing knife!

franzb69
08-29-2013, 03:22 AM
much nicer! very elegant and clean.

if i had to let it patina, i'd want a uniform one.

daddy yo yo
08-29-2013, 03:44 AM
Much better without patina. If I'd let it patina, I'd let it get a natural patina...

wow, there is something very special about those Western Rader handles. They're as gorgeous as one can get!!!

sashae
08-29-2013, 10:42 AM
http://subtle.org/se/gallery/d/16214-2/DSC_3629.JPG

Lefty
08-29-2013, 05:30 PM
Those are nice Sashae!

Lefty
08-29-2013, 05:34 PM
Here's my newest; It's not technically a knife, but it could work as a bread knife. :D

I got my first dozuki saw, which I have been eyeing for a while now (2+ years), but never bothered to get. Well, my old, faithful Stanley is dull, and I decided, what the hell. Believe it or not, all of my cuts are by hand on every artistic piece I do. I rough shape, trim, and carve with a blade and muscle - that's it. :) Now, the question remains, can I pimp my handle on my saw? All signs point to yes!

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/5D399020-F831-48C7-9F87-F4B2324F1E95-13367-000012ACA9BF835D_zps67f58cd9.jpg

Twistington
08-29-2013, 05:55 PM
[...]Now, the question remains, can I pimp my handle on my saw? All signs point to yes!



I see a rubberband in the future! :D

statusquo
08-29-2013, 06:22 PM
Stingray/shagreen would look awesome!


I see a rubberband in the future! :D

kartman35
08-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Showed up a couple of days ago :)
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee365/kartman_35/IMG_0929.jpg (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/kartman_35/media/IMG_0929.jpg.html)
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee365/kartman_35/IMG_0920.jpg (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/kartman_35/media/IMG_0920.jpg.html)

I'm guessing the Japanese note is the 'don't cut bone or frozen food' warning...Anybody want to confirm this or tell me what it says otherwise?

schanop
08-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Good to see Heiji love around here.

Aphex
08-29-2013, 10:41 PM
Nice heiji's. Mine is currently held up in customs.

turbochef422
08-29-2013, 11:32 PM
Mine got held up in customs for 1 month exactly. I was going nuts.

JKerr
08-30-2013, 11:23 AM
Been eying one of these off for a while now. Figured seeing as I got my tax back and the AUD is too weak to justifying buying much from over seas, I thought "what the hell". Besides, there aren't too many damascus cleavers out there and I'm a fan of his work. The picture really doesn't do it justice. Looks amazing and is an absolute beast.
18302

ramenlegend
08-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Nice heiji's. Mine is currently held up in customs.

i am currently waiting on a heiji, do they regularly get held up at customs?

harlock0083
08-30-2013, 02:50 PM
i am currently waiting on a heiji, do they regularly get held up at customs?

Haven't had problems with my knives coming over from Japan, but you never know. I have a Sakai Yusuke in the mail. Its replacing an Artifex that I gave to a friend.

Aphex
08-30-2013, 03:09 PM
i am currently waiting on a heiji, do they regularly get held up at customs?

In the UK, knives from Japan that are marked at full price tend to spend around 5 days in customs while import duties are added. My Heiji has currently been with customs for the past 7 days.

harlock0083
08-30-2013, 03:41 PM
In the UK, knives from Japan that are marked at full price tend to spend around 5 days in customs while import duties are added. My Heiji has currently been with customs for the past 7 days.

Ouch! Do they need 7 days to add up the duties?

Lefty
08-30-2013, 06:44 PM
Sorry, and yes I know this is OT, but my new saw is a game changer...why did I wait so long???

Anton
08-30-2013, 07:33 PM
Sorry, and yes I know this is OT, but my new saw is a game changer...why did I wait so long???

pictures??

Paradox
08-30-2013, 08:07 PM
Very nice.

berko
08-30-2013, 08:56 PM
what cleaver is it jkerr? saji? looks like much belly...

tripleq
08-30-2013, 09:04 PM
pictures??

Previous page.

tkern
08-30-2013, 10:04 PM
Been eying one of these off for a while now. Figured seeing as I got my tax back and the AUD is too weak to justifying buying much from over seas, I thought "what the hell". Besides, there aren't too many damascus cleavers out there and I'm a fan of his work. The picture really doesn't do it justice. Looks amazing and is an absolute beast.
18302

What is that? Really beautiful.

JKerr
08-30-2013, 11:21 PM
what cleaver is it jkerr? saji? looks like much belly...

Takeshi Saji w/ iron wood handle. I actually thought the same thing about the belly at first but it doesn't seem to be much of a problem. It is more than most cleavers we see here, like Sugimoto, Konosuke,Mizuno etc, profile wise it's actually quite close to the hattori FH. Maybe it's just the curves of the damascus give the illusion of having more belly then it does.

Von blewitt
08-30-2013, 11:27 PM
I'd always dismissed chefs armoury as being too expensive, but with rising shipping costs and weak Aussie dollar, some things are a pretty good deal. Kono Honyaki for instance

JKerr
08-30-2013, 11:34 PM
Aye, with the 10% industry discount as well it's not too bad. It actually worked out cheaper than buying from Koki give the exchange rate and paypal fees. Honestly I would probably buy more from them, they just don't really have a great deal than interests me.

Having said that, the Melbourne store just got it's alcohol so bought some beer too. The bloke there said they'd be carrying sake and whisky soon too!

Dusty
08-31-2013, 12:01 AM
I had a look at that cleaver in the Melbourne store the other day, its a ripper.

Also, the beers they stock are really very good.

:Beersausage:

Mrmnms
09-01-2013, 12:21 AM
Noticed Dan has a thread on The Making of a Chef's Knife. Jim Arbuckle. Sorry for the poor images, we've been enjoying this Arbuckle for a bit and my pictures won't be inproving anytime soon. Very cool little knife with spalted sycamore handle. The filing on the spine is very cool! Thanks to Dan and Jim.

Benuser
09-01-2013, 02:47 AM
My most recent: vintage Sheffield slicer from Son. Steel: Swedish ore, hardened a little more than common in France. Profile: comparable to the traditional French, tip a little lower though, and more acute, arrow-like.
This one is curiously enough quite abrasion resistant - for a carbon. My Chosera 400 had some serious work to perform.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/14038-having-more-work-done-oh-well!-vintage-Sheffield-and-240mm-Ealy-AEB-L-gyuto

Johnny.B.Good
09-01-2013, 11:27 AM
Looks amazing and is an absolute beast.

"Looks amazing" is right!

Nice score!

cclin
09-03-2013, 09:09 PM
new handle & saya for my yoshikane SLD Kurouchi Damascus, DT 240 san mai gyuto and BoardSMITH 22x16 cutting board!!
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/20130829_181451_zps092db23d.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/54cclin/media/20130829_181451_zps092db23d.jpg.html)

Baby Huey
09-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Awesome setup. Hopefully will be getting my Boardsmith board from David this week.

Burl Source
09-03-2013, 09:15 PM
new handle & saya for my yoshikane SLD Kurouchi Damascus, DT 240 san mai gyuto and BoardSMITH 22x16 cutting boards!!

Beautiful knives and sayas!

apicius9
09-03-2013, 09:18 PM
Beautiful knives and sayas!

+1

Stefan

Brad Gibson
09-03-2013, 09:21 PM
Those are beauties cclin!

morggr01
09-03-2013, 09:36 PM
The last two I bought:
1. A 12 inch global GF-35 18 Stainless. Great value and the extra-long blade is very useful for large items.
2. Asai Enji Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in. (170mm). Beautiful knife and extremely sharp out of the box.

Also have a 10" custom guyoto from Randy Haas ordered. Cannot wait to get my hands on that!

This is a great idea for a thread by the way!

PS - I'm very new to the forum and cannot figure out how to insert pictures from the local drive into a reply. If someone knows how to do this I would appreciate if they could message me. Thanks you in advance!

stereo.pete
09-03-2013, 11:02 PM
Upload your photos to image shack for free and they will give you the code already formatted so all you have to do is copy and paste.

ar11
09-04-2013, 02:00 AM
First Carter and won't be my last one either
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LOIDl-foRxw/UiLlBeO3AiI/AAAAAAAAFQ0/s9XVs1j3-TY/w1019-h679-no/IMG_4404.jpg

Von blewitt
09-04-2013, 02:50 AM
A tricky one to photograph, Mizuno Blue#2 DX Honyaki Gyuto
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zps628ee366.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-04-2013, 02:07 PM
My Awsome Mike/Mike in aeb-l/304 clad with a solid aeb-l core HRC62. Handle is Mammoth Molar with Sterling silver spacers and black buffarlo horn. Both Mikes outdid them self. man this thing is nice.. and the grind is awsome :D
18444
18439
18440
18441
18442
18443

CanadianMan
09-04-2013, 02:31 PM
That is a stunning knife!! Mike and Mike did an amazing job

ar11
09-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Wow that mike/mike knife makes me want to take my ball and go home. Likely nothing I will ever buy will match that beauty

Lefty
09-04-2013, 03:51 PM
Beautiful, Magnus. Dare I say it...maybe the nicest complete package I've seen?

Anton
09-04-2013, 03:55 PM
nice combo. and very fitting

jigert
09-04-2013, 03:59 PM
Really cool, Magnus! You're on a roll right now :)

The Anti-Chrysler
09-04-2013, 10:29 PM
My Awsome Mike/Mike in aeb-l/304 clad with a solid aeb-l core HRC62. Handle is Mammoth Molar with Sterling silver spacers and black buffarlo horn. Both Mikes outdid them self. man this thing is nice.. and the grind is awsome :D
18444
18439
18440
18441
18442
18443



Wow! That's one puuurdy knife.

berko
09-05-2013, 05:39 AM
stunner.

stereo.pete
09-05-2013, 09:37 AM
That really is an amazing gyuto, congrats!

Mr.Magnus
09-05-2013, 01:09 PM
Well its not a knife. but next best thing, a moster razor :D from Max Sprecher in carbon fiber and stone wedge. size 10/8 :D


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01390_zps0cf9dd19.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01186_zpsbeb02711.jpg

Lefty
09-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Very nice, Maxim! I'm still kinda mad at myself for not popping by his shop, in March.

V1P
09-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Please humour me, who's Mike/Mike? Is that one of the custom makers here?

Very beautiful knife?

Mucho Bocho
09-05-2013, 01:42 PM
Mike Henry--Knife Handle Craftman Extraordinaire
Mike Davis--Blade Smith to the Gods

tripleq
09-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Here is my latest purchase(s) from Watanabe. I have a fairly big collection of knives - 80+ but for more years than I care to admit Watanabe has been my core set of daily users. These were split between pre and post summer vacation orders so I've had time to use some of them. All are pro series, mostly with small tweaks that I wanted to make based upon my experience with my last set. There are still 2 more pieces to come. The ones pictured are (left to right):

- Santoku. Kasumi finish. 180mm. Blue steel. Super thin and light. I have always enjoyed using santoku (can I get banned for admitting that?) and I'm happy to say that this is my best one ever. Hands down.
- Mioroshi deba. 210mm. Blue steel.
- Yanagiba. 270mm. White steel.
- Sujihiki 300mm. Blue steel.
- Wa-gyuto 240mm. Blue steel.
- Ryodeba 180mm. Blue steel.
- Ryodeba extra, extra, heavy. 150mm. Blue steel. I call this one 'the hammer'.

I will post the other two when they arrive and I plan on reviewing some of these sometime in the future as well.

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r791/Nqjudo/Watanabe/4U9A9826_zps6a646d9f.jpg

mhenry
09-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Nice set! That suji is awesome

CanadianMan
09-05-2013, 05:36 PM
+1, That suji looks amazing

K-Fed
09-05-2013, 09:17 PM
My Awsome Mike/Mike in aeb-l/304 clad with a solid aeb-l core HRC62. Handle is Mammoth Molar with Sterling silver spacers and black buffarlo horn. Both Mikes outdid them self. man this thing is nice.. and the grind is awsome :D
18444
18439
18440
18441
18442
18443

My mike Davis suji is my most prized blade in the kit. It's amazing, this gyuto however is an absolute stunner. Truly amazing work.

marc4pt0
09-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Mike Henry--Knife Handle Craftman Extraordinaire
Mike Davis--Blade Smith to the Gods

Blade Smith to the Gods, this just really cracked me up! I'm on my porch with my pup,a smoke and a cold #9 (a rare occasion) and just had to remark on how funny I thought this was.

Von blewitt
09-08-2013, 10:17 PM
Just recieved this rebuilt vintage Sab from Don Nguyen. It is phenomenal! One of the most comfortable & best looking western handles I've tried!
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zpsd4f862b0.png

Mrmnms
09-08-2013, 10:25 PM
D handled western? Looks killer.

AFKitchenknivesguy
09-08-2013, 11:27 PM
Just recieved this rebuilt vintage Sab from Don Nguyen. It is phenomenal! One of the most comfortable & best looking western handles I've tried!
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zpsd4f862b0.png

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/jherm77/9ce0_900x900px-LL-9bb28d6b_mother-of-god-super-troopers_zpsc1c57d5d.jpg

Von blewitt
09-08-2013, 11:28 PM
D handled western? Looks killer.

It's a nicely contoured hidden tang, there are better pics of it on the bottom of this page http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12405-Don-Nguyen-Knives/page6

Brad Gibson
09-09-2013, 02:26 AM
Nice Huw, one day you should share an entire family photo of your collection. I'd love to see them all together!

3200+++
09-09-2013, 05:40 AM
sweet rebuilt sab!

i recevied and "functionalized" 2 hiro AS and a Watanabe :
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3386/r4fe.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img593/3696/il8d.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img89/562/v2bp.jpg

Benuser
09-09-2013, 12:01 PM
What work was involved with 'functionalizing' the Hiromotos?

3200+++
09-09-2013, 02:52 PM
hello Benuser! except rounding properly heel and spine i thinned and convexed both (some friendly chef told me it was called a "zero grind") but more work was done on the 270mm gyuto (28g removed) as the poor "blade heavy" balance was painful to my wrist using it all day long... i polished them a bit as well to get rid of grind marks as i thinned using a 800 grit king stone.

Benuser
09-09-2013, 03:40 PM
hello Benuser! except rounding properly heel and spine i thinned and convexed both (some friendly chef told me it was called a "zero grind") but more work was done on the 270mm gyuto (28g removed) as the poor "blade heavy" balance was painful to my wrist using it all day long... i polished them a bit as well to get rid of grind marks as i thinned using a 800 grit king stone.
removing 28 grams with an 800, that's a lot...
Have you noticed any difference with older batches?

3200+++
09-09-2013, 04:39 PM
it took a while, and the stone concaved a bit during the exercise so it felt pretty easy (about one hour spent). polishing by hand isn't :) (way more time spent)
28grams is the total overall weight loss including rounding and knife polishing

to be honest i havent really tried these famous knives before recieving them. i held a honesuki and a smaller gyuto but didnt sharpen nor used em all day long like now.
what i can say tho on these 2 is that the finish isn't very nice compared to hattori HD or misono. Balance is bad too (make bigger handles guys!). That being said the price is low and the steel is fine!

Benuser
09-09-2013, 04:58 PM
I wasn't so much worried about the stone, much more about you after this little exercise. After so much thinning on a large knife my shoulder feels like someone took it as a punching ball.
Balance is a very individual question. I don't expect a new knife to have exactly the same balance point as what I'm used to, and would change it only when I can't get used to it, despite of some technique change as a very small grip forward move with a larger knife. But that's a highly individual choice.
Enjoy your new knives!

brainsausage
09-09-2013, 05:10 PM
I wasn't so much worried about the stone, much more about you after this little exercise. After so much thinning on a large knife my shoulder feels like someone took it as a punching ball.
Balance is a very individual question. I don't expect a new knife to have exactly the same balance point as what I'm used to, and would change it only when I can't get used to it, despite of some technique change as a very small grip forward move with a larger knife. But that's a highly individual choice.
Enjoy your new knives!

I agree in regards to the balance. I just spent the last week using Salty's old Masamoto KS that Jon tuned up. I'm not partial to lighter knives, but I wanted to give a KS a go. It was very awkward trying to find my comfort zone in terms of grip, for various cuts. Still not sure I really like the KS profile, but I'm gonna it give another couple weeks of prep to see if it grows on me.

3200+++
09-09-2013, 05:26 PM
I wasn't so much worried about the stone, much more about you after this little exercise. After so much thinning on a large knife my shoulder feels like someone took it as a punching ball.
Balance is a very individual question. I don't expect a new knife to have exactly the same balance point as what I'm used to, and would change it only when I can't get used to it, despite of some technique change as a very small grip forward move with a larger knife. But that's a highly individual choice.
Enjoy your new knives!

thank you!

i pinched grip as far as i could but i couldn't make the knife feel right so i had to try removing material. the result improved cutting performance nicely too and im happy so far
as you talk about hurting myself, i felt nothing special but normal muscular load, but during next mornings, my back hurted badly. didn t realize it could be this... i thought it was relative to my bike riding position :)

Benuser
09-09-2013, 06:08 PM
Believe me, it was the thinning!

Lefty
09-09-2013, 11:24 PM
My newest just came in at about noon, today. Unfortunately, I've hardly had a chance to use it, yet, but it seems really nice, and reminds me of a Davis knife that
I fell in love with almost a year ago.

It's a 240 Tsourkan Gyuto, made of 52100. I got this puppy from turbochef422 (I think that's Nick's handle). It has a right handed d-handle, but that never bothers me to begin with. Then, I found out Marko puts a nice little taper on both sides of his d's, which makes this thing feel great, even for a lefty. Beautiful work, Marko. I think this one is a winner!

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/AE5A948E-D5D2-4056-A0ED-3C9D732FE363-1895-0000038C780FA7A1_zpse926b74a.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/BE63104B-435C-4B12-A14A-31FADA2BF994-1895-0000038CAAFB9421_zps6ac4ea59.jpg

Baby Huey
09-09-2013, 11:29 PM
Very nice.

harlock0083
09-13-2013, 06:40 PM
Finally got my Sakai Yusuke in! Here's some pics. The knife is the 270mm Swedish Stainless.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/9738926010_0b1fa2a79d_h.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9735687359_e6786f8b99_h.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/9738926358_689315dd42_h.jpg

Mucho Bocho
09-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Harlock, Is the the standard blade or one of his thick spine (2.8) Yusuke's.

Either way she's beautiful as I have several myself. You should be able to preserve that original edge with a ceramic rod, balsa/paste and leather. I suspect that it won't be long before this knife starts increasing in retail price. Nice guy!

What did you think about the wrap/packaging? Different level huh.

ar11
09-14-2013, 11:54 AM
Got this Tanaka R2 for what i consider a steal on fleabay. stooopid thin behind the edge

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eFpjBjGHmWU/UjSFiji56kI/AAAAAAAAFVM/Vv6RIghC7f4/w436-h656-no/DSC04594.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yq5JZv0d1F0/UjSFlwWFB9I/AAAAAAAAFVE/kOZYgGwzx8I/w507-h656-no/DSC04606.jpg

Talim
09-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Nice score on the Tanaka

Lefty
09-14-2013, 01:45 PM
Dammit, I keep double clicking pictures to "like" them on here. Haha. That Tanaka is a beauty!

James
09-14-2013, 02:11 PM
ah was that the santoku up like two weeks ago? glad someone picked that one up

harlock0083
09-14-2013, 02:39 PM
Harlock, Is the the standard blade or one of his thick spine (2.8) Yusuke's.

Either way she's beautiful as I have several myself. You should be able to preserve that original edge with a ceramic rod, balsa/paste and leather. I suspect that it won't be long before this knife starts increasing in retail price. Nice guy!

What did you think about the wrap/packaging? Different level huh.

The packaging was very nice. I bought this to replace the Artifex extra tall. Its the standard one I think as I don't think the spine is that thick. Its extremely light compared to my Goko!

ar11
09-14-2013, 03:34 PM
ah was that the santoku up like two weeks ago? glad someone picked that one up

Yup just me and one other guy bidding otherwise would've gone for around $100

K-Fed
09-18-2013, 08:10 PM
Not a knife, nor did I buy it. It's a new handle in cocobolo and black wood that was made and gifted to me by one of our own and is easily the nicest wa handle in the kit. Not to mention it balances my 270 tanaka perfectly both in feel and weight.
http://i.imgur.com/2NPmiKn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/oaRBiJb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rdjUBi7.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/I8CIKbW.jpg

Anton
09-18-2013, 08:30 PM
Kfed,
That's a very nice handle. Could we see a shot of the ferrule profile? Looking into the barrel

K-Fed
09-18-2013, 08:33 PM
This is the best I can do as its already been epoxied on to the blade.
http://i.imgur.com/HseH81Z.jpg

EdipisReks
09-18-2013, 09:37 PM
Got this Tanaka R2 for what i consider a steal on fleabay. stooopid thin behind the edge

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eFpjBjGHmWU/UjSFiji56kI/AAAAAAAAFVM/Vv6RIghC7f4/w436-h656-no/DSC04594.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yq5JZv0d1F0/UjSFlwWFB9I/AAAAAAAAFVE/kOZYgGwzx8I/w507-h656-no/DSC04606.jpg

i don't know about stupid thin, but it looks good! i really want to try a Tanaka R2, at some point.

mkriggen
09-19-2013, 02:51 AM
Got these two a little while ago from EE...

Asai AS damascus 105 petty and 240 kiritsuke/gyuto
18711


And this one came in the mail just yesterday courtesy of bkdc...

Yusuke 210 stainless suji
18712

ahhhhh...the rush:spin chair:

Be well,
Mikey

Baby Huey
09-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Still fairly new so this all I have.............for now.......Well aside from a Wusthof set.

18801

18802

18803

18804

18805

18806

18801


Dunno why the URL's are not being accepted now.

Frater_Decus
09-24-2013, 05:43 PM
Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef 240mm Wa-Gyuto (x-posted: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/14347-Sakai-Takayuki-Grand-Chef-240mm-Wa-Gyuto?p=244466#post244466)
Took her to the stones, last night:
https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1240429_10151663532034716_1708149313_n.jpg

EdipisReks
09-24-2013, 05:57 PM
just got done refurbishing my newest purchase (http://imgur.com/a/pU6XN). 240 Kasumi Shigefusa gyuto.

harlock0083
09-24-2013, 06:05 PM
Nice, it looks very asymmetric. How did you sharpen it?

EdipisReks
09-24-2013, 06:17 PM
Nice, it looks very asymmetric. How did you sharpen it?

It's not as asymmetric as it looks. I have a thread in the handiworks forum, with some details.

ChuckTheButcher
09-26-2013, 05:38 PM
Burke 155 petty with Sheep's horn
Butch Harner 7 in bullnose butcher knife
Peter Pruyn "brothersville" 15 in bullnose scimitar
18852
18853
18854

Von blewitt
09-26-2013, 05:53 PM
Awesome Chuck! You've being laying a bit low lately.....then pow what a combo

I'm hoping to have a couple to post later today... Courtesy of Maksim

Mucho Bocho
09-26-2013, 06:25 PM
Chuck, Can you honestly call that 155 Burke a petty? Looks more like a Gyuto? I pity the product that touches this knife. Never knew what hit them. ;-)

Vic Cardenas
09-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Gesshin Uraku 150mm White #2 Kurouchi Wa-Petty

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa166/viccardenas/SAM_2243_zps1d5cda21.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/viccardenas/media/SAM_2243_zps1d5cda21.jpg.html)

Von blewitt
09-27-2013, 02:01 AM
Today's haul from Maksim. Kikuryu 240 with beautiful ironwood burl handle made by Dan (twistington)
Itinomonn boning knife & JNS 1k
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zps4e8bc37b.jpg

ChuckTheButcher
09-27-2013, 08:47 AM
Yeah. It is more of a petite gyuto.

ChuckTheButcher
10-01-2013, 02:33 PM
New to my straight carbon Bob Kramer custom. Just got it refurbished from Bob.189201892118922

Anton
10-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Damn you Chuck!

cheflarge
10-01-2013, 02:51 PM
:plus1: Your posts of your, UNBELIEVABLE nice collection, are hurtful, Chuck!!! :biggrin:

mast3quila
10-01-2013, 02:54 PM
my latest was a large CCK cleaver. posting a pic after that Kramer would be silly

chinacats
10-01-2013, 03:00 PM
my latest was a large CCK cleaver. posting a pic after that Kramer would be silly


That Kramer is sick...but few of us can afford them so please post pics. Always nice seeing a new CCK and besides, somebody has to follow Chuck.

mast3quila
10-01-2013, 03:04 PM
well I did darken the handle with some mineral oil. maybe by the time I get home someone will have posted.

ar11
10-01-2013, 03:09 PM
I wonder if that Kramer costs as much as my car? lol.

Pensacola Tiger
10-01-2013, 03:22 PM
Here's an informal portrait of the Tanaka Ironwood "family": Papa - 240 gyuto; Mama 210 sujihiki; Baby 135 petty.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Tanaka%20135%20mm%20R2%20damascus%20petty/file_zpsab7f2133.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Tanaka%20135%20mm%20R2%20damascus%20petty/file_zpsab7f2133.jpg.html)

Burl Source
10-01-2013, 03:22 PM
New to my straight carbon Bob Kramer custom. Just got it refurbished from Bob.189201892118922
I recognize the wood.
Is it weird for me to look at a cool knife and say "That's My Wood"?

ChuckTheButcher
10-01-2013, 03:26 PM
I recognize the wood.
Is it weird for me to look at a cool knife and say "That's My Wood"?

That's pretty co. Could you tell me what it is because I honestly don't know.

ar11
10-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Here's an informal portrait of the Tanaka Ironwood "family": Papa - 240 gyuto; Mama 210 sujihiki; Baby 135 petty.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Tanaka%20135%20mm%20R2%20damascus%20petty/file_zpsab7f2133.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Tanaka%20135%20mm%20R2%20damascus%20petty/file_zpsab7f2133.jpg.html)

Wow dreamteam right there! (that I can actually afford) didn't know Tanaka made a suki.. thats the length I've been looking for too..

Dave Martell
10-01-2013, 03:48 PM
I really like those Tanakas...very nice knives.

Burl Source
10-01-2013, 03:53 PM
That's pretty co. Could you tell me what it is because I honestly don't know.
Dyed big leaf maple that was cut from the center of a big burl.

mast3quila
10-01-2013, 04:43 PM
That's pretty co. Could you tell me what it is because I honestly don't know.

Did someone actually trash their Kramer before you got it? eeek

Anton
10-01-2013, 04:48 PM
That's pretty co. Could you tell me what it is because I honestly don't know.

Mark,
Curious if it's the same as my Shig Yo dyed big leaf maple.. which also came from you...

Lefty
10-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Kramer??? Three beautful Tanakas?? CCK Cleaver? (Sorry, I had to) :D I just wet myself....

mast3quila
10-01-2013, 05:34 PM
18927

And here she is!

Lefty
10-01-2013, 05:40 PM
Nice! And I mean it. :D

dmccurtis
10-01-2013, 07:02 PM
The 1102 is a great cleaver. Maybe the best Chinese Chinese cleaver.

brainsausage
10-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Nice! Rarely see the big boy CCK's.

Benuser
10-03-2013, 10:27 AM
It's nothing compared to Dave's etching, but not bad after one day of home use.

http://postimg.org/image/4qz7iuzkv/

tripleq
10-03-2013, 11:42 AM
^^looks pretty good!

AFKitchenknivesguy
10-03-2013, 02:15 PM
So Chuck, what are your thoughts on the Kramer?

ChuckTheButcher
10-03-2013, 02:50 PM
So Chuck, what are your thoughts on the Kramer?

I am a big custom collector so Kramer is sort of like the holy grail and I am very happy to own one. In all honestly though, do I think it's a better knife then my Burkes, Raders DT's, ect., not buy a long shot. I think there are people who make a comparable if not better knife at a much more reasonable price.

Mucho Bocho
10-03-2013, 02:58 PM
Chuck, thats a pretty big statement. i mean, 90% of people that actually owned an authentic Kramer would say "yes its the best, its a kramer." thank your for your honest feedback.

ChuckTheButcher
10-03-2013, 03:10 PM
Don't get me wrong it is a great knife. The taper on it is insane. It's just that there are other very talented makers out there. For a fraction of the price.

ggg16902002
10-04-2013, 12:59 PM
A new addition to my collection: A Slicer 300mm, made by mastersmith David Lisch

Blade: serpent feather pattern (1080, 1075 and 15n20), handle: hidden tang with the integral bolster, ivory handle with bronze spacer and damascus bronze butt cap.
measurements: overall length: 445mm (17.52''), high at the heel: 48.6mm (1.91''), the spine at the heel: 4.45mm and at the tip: 1.05mm.

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/th_PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/th_PA040359_zps0d7bfb11.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040359_zps0d7bfb11.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/th_PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/th_PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg.html)

ggg16902002
10-04-2013, 01:03 PM
A few larger photos:
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg.html)

Pensacola Tiger
10-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Very nice! I've always liked Lisch's damascus.

ChuckTheButcher
10-04-2013, 01:14 PM
Wow. I love his work. He has been doing some great collaborations with Rader as well. You don't hear enough about David Lisch. Nice buy.

AFKitchenknivesguy
10-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Chuck, thats a pretty big statement. i mean, 90% of people that actually owned an authentic Kramer would say "yes its the best, its a kramer." thank your for your honest feedback.

I hear 90% of all statistics are made up :tease:

I use my Carter(s) more than the Kramer and don't consider it the end-all knife. I think non-Kramer owners romanticize your latter theory more than the actual owners.

jjaxx92
10-05-2013, 03:56 AM
Posted in ODC, but figured they're new to me so guess I can put them here as well. :knife:

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/newdirtycarbon_zpsa4063d93.jpg
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/newdirtycarbon2_zpsc977bf72.jpg

Vintage unknown bullnose, Henckels 102-12 and Dexter 48914
Small knife for size comparison is my 10" Sab.

Do you have the Dexter 48914, and would you be interested in selling it?

Von blewitt
10-05-2013, 04:03 AM
A few larger photos:
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David%20Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David%20Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg.html)


That is beautiful! Great score

Dave Martell
10-05-2013, 09:14 AM
A few larger photos:
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David Lisch/PA040344_zpse211b3e1.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David Lisch/PA040336_zps8fc29e32.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/David Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/David Lisch/PA040339_zps3c370b46.jpg.html)


Very nice. What's the handle material?

ggg16902002
10-05-2013, 10:59 AM
Very nice. What's the handle material?

Walrus Ivory

XooMG
10-05-2013, 11:33 AM
Sorry about posting this in two threads, but I'm pretty happy with my new Yusuke 210 and its saya. The saya didn't come with a hole so I had to do that by hand. I put one layer of tung oil on and will be adding another when it's more fully cured.

With the pin, it stays pretty snug. Still work to do, but I was happy with my progress so I took a pic:

http://i.imgur.com/B6qUNJO.jpg

Don Nguyen
10-05-2013, 12:24 PM
XooMG did you take that photo? It looks great!

XooMG
10-05-2013, 12:36 PM
XooMG did you take that photo? It looks great!
Thanks! Yeah I took the photo. I sometimes wish I had more equipment for photos, but I can usually do a reasonable job with built-in flash, a piece of paper, and a white tshirt (like in the photo I just posted). Wouldn't rely on it if someone were paying me, but that's the beauty of being an amateur. :thumbsup:

V1P
10-05-2013, 02:11 PM
My new Harner's 210mm CTS-XHP nakiri with copper fittings and double dyed elder burl :ubersexy:

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/image3.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/image31.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/image.jpeg

Don Nguyen
10-05-2013, 03:43 PM
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/image.jpeg

This picture makes the knife look gigantic :D

Brad Gibson
10-06-2013, 07:06 AM
butch does amazing work. I want one of his knives soooooo badly!

V1P
10-06-2013, 09:05 AM
This picture makes the knife look gigantic :D

Yeah, that's Butch himself, I forced him to take a quick photo :lol2:

Brad Gibson : I am very lucky, indeed! Knife is still in the States having a custom saya done, can't wait to give it a go when it arrives.

Fran Rendina
10-06-2013, 09:16 AM
That Kramer is so so so just so ya know what I'm saying.

NO ChoP!
10-06-2013, 01:30 PM
A Yoshikane 270mm V2 lefty yanagi with burnt chestnut handle from Mr. Maksim...my first true single bevel, and surely not my last.

19086

A Shigefusa 180 KU Nakiri with upgraded handle....

19087

Sayas will follow, both presently in the works.

Mr.Magnus
10-06-2013, 03:31 PM
Wow that Harner looks awsome!

V1P
10-06-2013, 11:00 PM
A Yoshikane 270mm V2 lefty yanagi with burnt chestnut handle from Mr. Maksim...my first true single bevel, and surely not my last.

19086

A Shigefusa 180 KU Nakiri with upgraded handle....

19087

Sayas will follow, both presently in the works.

Wow, that yanagi looks longer than 270mm. One of these days, I will look and try a Shige, to see what the fuss is all about.

Mr.Magnus : Thanks!My mistake, the handle is triple dyed elder burl and the blade is hand sanded.