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Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 06:33 PM
http://www.regioware.de/images/thumbnail/hersteller/Logos/guede.jpg

I have for sale a Franz Güde 32cm (320mm) Olivewood Brotmesser (bread knife) #7431/32

You are looking at the king of all bread knives. This knife makes the MAC and Tojiro look and feel like toys in comparison. :wink:

The Güde will not twist, flex, or steer and is intended to be used on the hardest toughest crunchy loaves you can find. This is an old world bread knife made with German quality designed to kick ass on old world breads.

Yeah I'm laying it on pretty heavy but I'm not exaggerating what this knife is all about. It's everything I said and then some. I can not believe that there could be a better bread knife made anywhere in the world and I'm 100% sure that anyone using this thing will be impressed each and every time it's employed.

This is Güde's largest model with the high cut serrations and seen with the upgraded olivewood scales.

This is not a knife that you can find in the USA for sale anywhere that I'm aware of. It's here now only by way of a group buy from 2008/2009. It is in great condition and extremely rare.

I'm selling this knife ONLY because I need the $$....if it doesn't sell right away I'm sure that I'll pull it down because I hate to let this go - it's a prize.


$245 (shipping & insurance within CONUS included)
*If an international sale is made - full cost of shipping and insurance will be the responsibility of the buyer



Please see all pictures for condition.

MAC knife shown in some pictures is for comparison purposes only - the MAC knife is NOT included with this sale.

If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing please shoot me a PM.

Thanks,
Dave


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8880&d=1343683789

Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 06:35 PM
Also, no box is included, however I'll ship it in a nice padded zipper case. :)

Johnny.B.Good
07-30-2012, 06:37 PM
Tempting...

Deckhand
07-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Not enough $ right now. Doubt this will stay long. Very nice!

Pachowder
07-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Must...
Be...
Strong...
And...
Resist...
Not a lot of bread cutting here but still weak...

Pensacola Tiger
07-30-2012, 07:45 PM
Oh, heck, I need a bread knife, right?

PM sent.

Deckhand
07-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Congratulations and glad it is going to a good home.

Mingooch
07-30-2012, 08:31 PM
glad i got home late for this. nice knife

Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Oh, heck, I need a bread knife, right?

PM sent.


Yes you do! :D

Eamon Burke
07-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Oh, heck, I need a bread knife, right?

PM sent.

Also, you need a chance to say "That's not a bread knife...THIS is a bread knife."

Namaxy
07-30-2012, 09:00 PM
I have this exact knife - it kicks butt and you will not be disappointed! In fact ....you may find yourself baking extra bread, pushing toast on your loved ones, experimenting with melba toast recipes, calling Pepperidge Farm and challenging them to a 'Very Thin' bread contest....the list goes on. Congrats on a great knife.

UCChemE05
07-30-2012, 09:05 PM
That is one awesome knife. At first I read "Brotmeister"... now that really would have been a kick-ass name :doublethumbsup:

Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 09:09 PM
SOLD - thanks Rick - enjoy! :)

Rottman
07-30-2012, 09:10 PM
This knife is often referred to as "breadsaw" or "breadsword"...

apicius9
07-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Sorry to see that you have to let go of it, Dave. I still think this is THE bread knife, and the olive wood is the nicest version. OF course, if you have a spare $4,000 around, you should get the damascus version...

Stefan

Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 09:13 PM
I have this exact knife - it kicks butt and you will not be disappointed! In fact ....you may find yourself baking extra bread, pushing toast on your loved ones, experimenting with melba toast recipes, calling Pepperidge Farm and challenging them to a 'Very Thin' bread contest....the list goes on. Congrats on a great knife.


OK can we stop making me feel bad about selling this knife? I already miss it!! :beatinghead:

Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Sorry to see that you have to let go of it, Dave. I still think this is THE bread knife, and the olive wood is the nicest version. OF course, if you have a spare $4,000 around, you should get the damascus version...

Stefan


Making me feel worse here... :sad0:

Namaxy
07-30-2012, 09:48 PM
OK can we stop making me feel bad about selling this knife? I already miss it!! :beatinghead:

Sorry and good point - didn't mean to be insensitive.:madebooboo:

Dave Martell
07-30-2012, 09:56 PM
Sorry and good point - didn't mean to be insensitive.:madebooboo:


LOL - it's all good, shoot, I'd be teasing me if I wasn't me :D

Bulldogbacchus
07-30-2012, 11:11 PM
Damn. Missed another one.....

Justin0505
07-31-2012, 12:03 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been looking for one of these for YEARS! Months of trolling BST and not seeing anything that I NEED, and I slack off for a day and miss THIS!
Well, at least it went to wonderful and very deserving home.

Rick, if you ever think of selling that thing, please let me know :)


Does anyone know of another us source for these beasts? Maybe we could get a group buy going...

Lefty
07-31-2012, 12:04 AM
Oh, Dave...now what will you use, a Mac bread knife? Sheesh!

Namaxy
07-31-2012, 12:51 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been looking for one of these for YEARS! Months of trolling BST and not seeing anything that I NEED, and I slack off for a day and miss THIS!
Well, at least it went to wonderful and very deserving home.

Rick, if you ever think of selling that thing, please let me know :)


Does anyone know of another us source for these beasts? Maybe we could get a group buy going...


Justin,

I bought mine a couple of months ago fairly easily from a supplier right in Solingen. It took less than 10 days total from purchase to arrival. I'm on my iPad, but as soon as I get home I'll PM the details to you.

Vertigo
07-31-2012, 01:06 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been looking for one of these for YEARS! Months of trolling BST and not seeing anything that I NEED, and I slack off for a day and miss THIS!
Well, at least it went to wonderful and very deserving home.

Rick, if you ever think of selling that thing, please let me know :)


Does anyone know of another us source for these beasts? Maybe we could get a group buy going...

I hope this isn't crapping on Dave's thread, since I think his price is fair considering currency conversions, their large international shipping fee, and the fact that it's shipping from a renowned knife sharpener within the CONUS. That said, the English version of their site is right here (http://www.messer-art.de/epages/62417631.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62417631/Products/%22X430/21%22/SubProducts/%22X431/32%22), and they ship international (but like I said, for a hefty price). There are a number of lengths and handle materials available.

I'm always surprised at how few knife nuts know where to score these things. Lol.

Namaxy
07-31-2012, 01:23 AM
Good price. Mine came from www.cutlery-shop.com.

Vertigo
07-31-2012, 01:33 AM
Good price.

Not after the shipping it wasn't, haha. I bought a new desk around the same time and paid less in shipping for the damn desk. :scared4:

Justin0505
07-31-2012, 02:18 AM
Yeah, I was looking for a domestic or at least North American dealer. The knife comes out to ~$180, but then the freaking shipping is another freaking $80 on top of that.... but shipping on 10 is only ~$12 per knife. To me, this sounds like a logical group-buy opportunity. Ok, I should probably stop posting in this thread and just go to bed....

Rottman
07-31-2012, 02:31 AM
Yeah, I was looking for a domestic or at least North American dealer. The knife comes out to ~$180, but then the freaking shipping is another freaking $80 on top of that.... but shipping on 10 is only ~$12 per knife. To me, this sounds like a logical group-buy opportunity. Ok, I should probably stop posting in this thread and just go to bed....

If you have someone to ship from Germany shipping would be around 20 bucks insured

Vertigo
07-31-2012, 02:37 AM
Yeah, I was looking for a domestic or at least North American dealer. The knife comes out to ~$180, but then the freaking shipping is another freaking $80 on top of that.... but shipping on 10 is only ~$12 per knife. To me, this sounds like a logical group-buy opportunity. Ok, I should probably stop posting in this thread and just go to bed....
When I first went looking I found one US retailer that carried them, but they were out of stock. Craps if I can remember the name right now. The lady on the phone was less than hopeful about getting any more though, I guess the market for high-end bread knives isn't a lucrative as people like us might believe!

Johnny.B.Good
07-31-2012, 02:44 AM
I guess the market for high-end bread knives isn't a lucrative as people like us might believe!

Someone better inform Williams-Sonoma of this development:

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/shop/cutlery/bread-knives/?cm_type=gnav

Vertigo
07-31-2012, 02:45 AM
Sweet Jesus! MY EYES!!!!!!! :lol2:

apicius9
07-31-2012, 04:21 AM
If you order from Germany, make sure that the company deducts the 19% VAT that you don't have to pay if the knife gets shipped outside of Europe. Not every dealer does that automatically. My favorite source is Claudia at http://www.messerkontor.eu/KOCHMESSER-FIRMEN/Guede/Guede-Alpha-Olive:::3_14_15:2.html but her base price of the knife seems a few $$ higher these days. You can always ask her if she matches the price of a competitor, though. Shipping is 35Euros.

Stefan