View Full Version : Up and Coming

09-04-2012, 11:22 PM
Hey guys, I've got a lot of amazing stuff coming in soon. I just wanted to let you all know/tease you with this: Mike Davis, Butch Harner, Pierre Rodrigue, Mario, Don Nguyen, Sabatier, strops...man, it could be an exciting month!

09-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Vintage straights and DEs....

09-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Vintage straights and DEs....

09-04-2012, 11:47 PM

09-04-2012, 11:50 PM
Seriously tempted to start using straights after looking at your site.

09-05-2012, 12:39 PM
I can send you one to try, Matt. PM me some deets.

09-05-2012, 12:47 PM

09-05-2012, 12:53 PM

Now that's just nasty!


Eamon Burke
09-05-2012, 12:59 PM

09-05-2012, 01:02 PM

09-05-2012, 01:02 PM

09-05-2012, 03:34 PM
Aw, man... the second pic might be what I've been planning on buying next. But not for another month or two... well, might be sign, I'll be keeping an eye on your site.

09-05-2012, 05:28 PM
That one might surprise you guys. I will say, it's a really cool knife, and a great opportunity for someone to try one of his knives, without even coming close to breaking the bank. :)

09-06-2012, 05:02 PM
I can send you one to try, Matt. PM me some deets.

Cant refuse that, pm inbound.

09-07-2012, 11:45 AM

The 270mm Dragon, in "very light use" condition is up. It's the perfect workhorse gyuto. Just sayin'. :D

09-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Pssst...the little Takeda is up on the site, starting........NOW!

09-09-2012, 09:44 PM
Sooo just snatched this.. Still fairly new to the forum but I assure you it will be in good hands, Takeda no. 3! Thanks!

09-09-2012, 10:38 PM
Awesome! I just got the notification. I'll be in touch :D

09-10-2012, 03:47 AM
Nice one, Tom!
Good thing it sold before I saw it. Think I would've bought it even though I don't really need a knife like that but a Takeda with that price tag...
Grats Mike!

09-10-2012, 01:42 PM
Yeah, it was a nice snag, for sure!

09-10-2012, 01:42 PM


09-10-2012, 01:47 PM

09-10-2012, 02:13 PM
This was the most *#%$£*%# tease so far! :S

09-10-2012, 02:26 PM
This was the most *#%$£*%# tease so far! :S


09-10-2012, 04:25 PM
Fine...is this better?


09-10-2012, 04:34 PM
Well, if not, it's on the site :p

Pensacola Tiger
09-10-2012, 04:34 PM

The handle shape in the second shot gave it away for me, and the maker's mark in the third confirmed it.

How does it compare to the passaround?

09-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Well, I didn't cut with it (since it's brand new and carbon steel), but the grind on this one is 50/50, whereas the prototype was slightly righty biased. However, this one is wickedly thin BTE, and has an even nicer distal taper on it than the first one.
The handle is equally awesome...I have to be honest, this was a tough one to put on the site, because it would look amazing with a nice protein patina from my kitchen. Especially, hanging on MY knife rack!

09-21-2012, 03:33 PM
Up now:


09-21-2012, 03:52 PM
By the way, $10 shipping on this one. Again, contact me to make it happen :)

09-26-2012, 11:49 AM
Vintage Dovo "Best Steel", Square Point - 5/8s, virtually new. $50, plus $8 shipping. Contact me for details. No pics yet, sorry!

09-26-2012, 10:04 PM
Dovo is being held until further notice. Not 100%, but consider it SPF.
Thanks guys, and I'll try to get more of this quality, for all those who emailed. :)

09-27-2012, 01:38 PM
Dovo is officially sold!

09-27-2012, 01:48 PM
Sorry guys, but my computer has been acting funny when I try to upload to my site (hence the sales on here, lately).

I just got a package from our good friend Butch, and here is the latest offering:



This is a Redwood Lace Stabber, with an 82mm x 33mm blade. Overall length is 192mm. This version is even more "lasery" than the last batch.

Price, this time is $145, plus $18 shipping in N. America and actual shipping to Europe (normally $20).

I have another, but it's tentatively sold, already! Here it is, just to show you more beautiful work by Butch:


Thanks again, guys!

09-27-2012, 02:51 PM
Damn, that sure is nice and the price is right!

09-27-2012, 06:00 PM
What kind of steel is that L R Harner?

09-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Oops, sorry! It's Carpenter-XHP Steel, hardened to approximately 60-61hrc.

09-27-2012, 09:10 PM
there was a rumor going around that some strops would be surfacing soon...

09-27-2012, 10:35 PM
I heard that rumor too...hmmmm

09-28-2012, 06:03 PM
Harners SOLD! Man, these things are awesome. Ahem...just commissioned Butch for something of my own, as a result of these. :D

10-05-2012, 04:05 PM
Is this what it feels like to be Gary Bettman? :D


Pensacola Tiger
10-05-2012, 04:10 PM
Wow! Love that damascus paring knife!

10-05-2012, 07:08 PM
Yeah, where's that listed? :p

10-05-2012, 09:24 PM
They both are amazing knives!

So, this is kinda a funny situation to be in, and one that I sort of put myself into. However, the messages and emails are awesome, but I'm not going to get into a bidding war, or rather allow you guys, to sell this. There is a set price, and it is $285. I know there are a couple guys who would go higher to pass over the first people who emailed/messaged, but that's not how I like to do business (very flattering for Pierre, I'm sure!).

Thanks for the interest guys, but I'll post if this magically becomes available on here.

Thanks, and sorry....

10-06-2012, 05:48 AM
Well, that was quick! I'm not sure Pierre can make them as fast as you guys snatch them up! Both parers are SOLD! thanks, guys! I know Pierre pours everything into his blades, and quick sales like this show that we all appreciate it!

10-25-2012, 03:21 PM
As Ĝivind once said, these are "coming out the pipe" soon. I've been working on getting strops done for a while and this morning, I spent some time with a local-ish leather worker, designing some strops for you amazing folks.

I currently have two prototype, bare-bones strops that I'm trying out. As you all know, I only sell stuff I'd actually use, so these are what I'm trying out. Both are 3"x25" strops. One is Red Latigo, the other is Veg Tanned Black English Bridle Leather. We're truly only going to use the best part of the hide, the back, and not the belly or sides. This will help keep shape and add years to the life of your strop. I'm also testing out a conditioning soap for strops and leather goods (razor rolls and knife rolls too) to see how it performs.

I'm actually considering selling beginners strops, just like the prototypes, with only leather (you can load the flesh side), and a simple leather string on either end for a handle and attachment point. If these interest anyone, let me know, and assuming these have nice polish and draw (which they should), I'll carry a beginner strop and something a bit more dressed up, perhaps with canvas on the back, or built in.

Here's a pic. Expect prices to be right in line with the other guys out there, so affordable, to say the least. :)


sachem allison
10-25-2012, 04:24 PM
very nice, I just bought two bullhide belts in those colors.

10-25-2012, 04:35 PM
Yeah, the black is understated sexy (like you, Son), and the red says, "I'm sexy and I know it".

I just did the first strop session with the Bridle Leather and was actually very happily surprised. I did a quick conditioning wash, let it dry and stropped about 30x per side. Very quick draw, with no pull, and a wickedly polished bevel. Hopefully I get a chance with the Latigo soon. Actually, I will, but it'll be tomorrow. :)

10-25-2012, 07:41 PM
I should likely make it clearer that the ones I'll be carrying will have appropriate hardware, rivets, the whole nine. UNLESS, someone wants a bargain basement price. If that's the case, I'll get these made up.

11-21-2012, 01:57 PM
I haven't done this in a while, but I've been patiently waiting for product. Here's the first teaser :D :


11-21-2012, 02:00 PM
ah yes.. one of those elusive tibetan volcano glazed sharpening plates.

11-21-2012, 02:06 PM


11-21-2012, 02:08 PM


The last two are a very cool take on some favorites, around here. :D

11-25-2012, 10:28 PM
http://sharpandshinyshop.com/pages/sharpandshinyshop-com-shaving-soap. :whistling:

Don Nguyen
11-27-2012, 04:51 AM
Is that bakelite I see in that handle?

12-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Remember the game "Bumper Stumpers"? Here's my first clue:



12-06-2012, 12:02 PM

12-06-2012, 12:03 PM
Thats such a tease Tom! just showing Pierre's makers mark there, and nothing else, such a tease!!

12-06-2012, 12:25 PM
taking a page out of Broida's book I see - ya big tease

12-06-2012, 02:02 PM
That kinda looks like my custom toe nail clippers :scratchhead::zippedshut:

12-13-2012, 05:50 PM
Coming tomorrow!


12-14-2012, 09:11 AM
That kinda looks like my custom toe nail clippers :scratchhead::zippedshut:

That you use to clip custom toe nails?

12-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Harner 3? My interest has piqued.

12-14-2012, 11:24 PM
The Harner listings (yup, plural) are going to have to wait until Sunday for a few reasons. Number one, my calipers went missing. Number two, I'm keeping one and I have to figure out which one. Merry Christmas to me!!! And number three, I'm giving a person, who asked a long time ago about the Harner stabbers (are these stabbers?.. I dunno!) a chance to write me for first dibs. Just write and say the little tidbit that nobody else would know and we can see if these are what you want. I must have deleted your email, but I know when you write, it'll remind who it was :groucho:

The hekler
12-14-2012, 11:42 PM
My only problem with your site is too many of the knives are already sold.

12-15-2012, 12:09 AM
You know what...I appreciate the input. I might have to work on the organization of it a bit. I like that it's a "search and discover" type of site, but I can definitely make it a bit easier to use. Thanks again for the comment. :)

12-16-2012, 02:58 AM
You're not thinking of me, Tom? Since I got one after we talked about 'first-dibs'. Probably more people who asked about the stabbers, just thought I'd tell you if it slipped your mind :)
And also, there hasn't really been much stabbing in our kitchen but it's still a fitting name for the knife.

12-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Haha. I hope you don't have to use it to stab, but if you were in a New York kitchen.... I heard from the person who asked about Butch's work and I will have the remaining knives listed by Monday afternoon.


12-18-2012, 04:09 PM
The Harner's look great, Tom. Wish I could treat myself ;)

12-18-2012, 04:46 PM
Thanks! They more than look great...they ARE great! I don' treat twelfth very often, and I had to have one of these. Tha says a lot. You have great taste :D

12-18-2012, 07:45 PM
Ive been looking at that nakiri for a while, im starting to crack....:laugh:

The hekler
12-18-2012, 09:14 PM
You know what...I appreciate the input. I might have to work on the organization of it a bit. I like that it's a "search and discover" type of site, but I can definitely make it a bit easier to use. Thanks again for the comment. :)

Sorry I didn't mean it as a criticism only that every time I go to your site most of the knives I want (those that I can afford at least) are already sold. I'll have to start checking your site more often to so that I can get one before all the vultures grab 'em up. Good luck on your continued success.

12-18-2012, 09:48 PM
No offense taken. I'm going to change it up a bit, as a result of your comments, and it will be for the best! Thanks for the kind words, as well. That means a lot. :D

02-28-2013, 12:57 PM
No promises as to how soon (pretty soon, but you his are keeping me busy!), but these will be coming to the site. I hope you all like maple walnut scones. :D


02-28-2013, 05:03 PM
This Kono petty is amazing!

02-28-2013, 05:39 PM
Those scones do look damn good Tom. Mind sharing the recipe?