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cnochef
08-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Anybody heard of this guy? I saw one of his knives in a photo in this month's Bon Appetit Magazine and they look very interesting.

I especially like his utility and steak knives.

His kitchen knives look a little unconventional though, would love to know what you guys think about them.

www.serenityknives.com

lowercasebill
08-20-2012, 03:18 PM
" the eviscerator" does not bring to me a sense of serenity:D

Lefty
08-20-2012, 03:21 PM
I'm not being rude, but they seem kind of crudely done, don't they?

SameGuy
08-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Yeah, really crude-looking grinds and porky profiles.

GlassEye
08-20-2012, 03:55 PM
My first thought was crude as well, in most ways that I can tell from a picture. The "Japanese steak knife" looks unusable. I sense some Carter influence, shiroichi/ stainless cladding, rough grind marks; but these look...wrong.

Vertigo
08-20-2012, 03:59 PM
He lists Carter as a mentor, and also states he's only been doing it since 2010. I agree that as of right now they're a little ugh... "rough around the edges," but I'd definitely check back now and then to see his progress.

sachem allison
08-20-2012, 04:09 PM
yep, I used to see him selling stuff on etsy when he first started. He has potential just needs a little more time to refine his stuff.

knyfeknerd
08-20-2012, 04:10 PM
"Serenity now, insanity later "
-Lloyd Braun

Johnny.B.Good
08-20-2012, 04:12 PM
I'm going to pass on this santoku: http://serenityknives.com/store-2/santoku

Johnny.B.Good
08-20-2012, 04:14 PM
"Serenity now, insanity later "
-Lloyd Braun

This is the first thing I thought of when I saw this post!

brainsausage
08-20-2012, 04:28 PM
They look like props from the Black Adder's medieval era... The kitchen knives anyways. Lot better than I could do:D I do like some of his wood working on the more finished handles.

SpikeC
08-20-2012, 04:59 PM
Yuck.

Lefty
08-20-2012, 05:14 PM
He has potential just needs a little more time to refine his stuff.

This should be added to what I wrote earlier. :)

Eamon Burke
08-20-2012, 05:24 PM
I have been keeping up with him for the better part of this year. He's really got the knife bug, which is invaluable.

I was bummed he didn't make it to the meetup at my house. Insanely bummed.

jackslimpson
08-20-2012, 05:30 PM
I really like the chef knife that is part of the cook/carving knife set. I missed how long it was, but like what I see.

Cheers,

Jack

wenus2
08-20-2012, 05:53 PM
The gyuto looks pretty darn good.
To me, it is just great to see another one of us out there doing what he loves. It doesnt really matter whether or not I'm in love with all of his work. I wish this guy the best.

SameGuy
08-20-2012, 06:08 PM
Good points!

I wish I could make something even half​ as good as what he's already doing.

EdipisReks
08-20-2012, 07:29 PM
i see potential, but i wouldn't want any right now.

jgraeff
08-20-2012, 07:41 PM
If anyone is willing to pick one up I'm curious to see how they cut. If they perform well they could be great all around knives considering the rustic look they already have

cnochef
08-20-2012, 10:02 PM
As I said in my original post, I really like his steak knives. Here are the ones he made for Oxheart restaurant in Houston:

http://serenityknives.com/archives/814

I think these show a little more refinement than a lot of his other knives, although the grind could be better as many of you have noted.

Burl Source
08-20-2012, 10:53 PM
Looks like this guy is trying to progress with his skills.
I wish him the best of luck and hope he keeps at it.