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AFKitchenknivesguy
10-10-2012, 12:43 AM
I love the Carters recently on sale, wish they were bigger though: http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/new-products

What's shocking is that only 5 years ago, these would have been gone in a day or two. Some have been up for a long time. The handles look pretty nice, about time he started offering nice non-custom ordered handles.

I said it before, and I'll say it again, if I had to pick one knife to use it would probably be a Carter.

Vertigo
10-10-2012, 01:14 AM
Same. Some nice pieces up there just recently added. His new handles and new photography are both win.

That 10.9 sun SFGZ has been calling my name for 6 months now.

ecchef
10-10-2012, 01:43 AM
That 10.9 sun SFGZ has been calling my name for 6 months now.

Me too. I wish I was more impuslive sometimes.

RobinW
10-10-2012, 03:46 AM
As much as i love my Carters, i think it's got something to do with the fact that you pretty much can get a nice custom at the same price.

Lefty
10-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Damn, that 6.4sun Freestyle is a looker!

stevenStefano
10-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Yeah I think the number of new custom makers around who charge way less than Carter are the reason they aren't so popular now. Perhaps this will lower his prices? I don't know, but for many of his knives you could get 2 customs for the price of 1 of his and still have change

Lefty
10-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Very true. I know I'd go that route, for the most part, but Carters are special knives.

stereo.pete
10-10-2012, 12:17 PM
I love my Carter Nakiri, so much so that when the funds become available I'd love to order a Gyuto from him but there's no rush, I have a large stable of Gyutos. His knives cut like the dickens, which is the most important part.

Lefty
10-10-2012, 12:22 PM
Yup! I'm just waiting for his next sale to pick up an SFGZ-RH Nakiri for even cheaper than he already charges.

tk59
10-10-2012, 11:16 PM
I love mine, too. I don't use 'em a ton 'cause I just can't help feeling like they are shrinking before my very eyes.

Vertigo
10-10-2012, 11:19 PM
I love your Carters too TK. SEND IT BACK.

Lefty
10-10-2012, 11:27 PM
Hahaha. I think Jack wants his baby back, baby back, baby back, baby back...ribs.

Vertigo
10-10-2012, 11:39 PM
It's not really mine. I just love it with all my heart and he won't let me have it.

sachem allison
10-11-2012, 12:11 AM
Damn, that 6.4sun Freestyle is a looker!

yeah, i saw that thing.

tk59
10-11-2012, 10:59 AM
I love your Carters too TK. SEND IT BACK.Sorry, dude. My kitchen is like a black hole for knives. I know. I have a problem... :dontknow:

Lefty
10-11-2012, 11:02 AM
It's not really mine. I just love it with all my heart and he won't let me have it.

I had that same battle with Rick, about a year or year and a half ago. Persistence and threatening emails with pictures of me holding a sledgehammer above the Carter suji resulted in me being able to keep the knife, after some money was exchanged. I tried typing in a bunch of different fonts to hide my identity, but it just looked weird and playful more than anything.

Keith Neal
10-11-2012, 02:19 PM
Yeah I think the number of new custom makers around who charge way less than Carter are the reason they aren't so popular now. Perhaps this will lower his prices? I don't know, but for many of his knives you could get 2 customs for the price of 1 of his and still have change

Yes, but you will have a hard time finding anything that cuts like a Carter.

I love mine, have gotten them for my kids, and will probably get more for myself, for no good reason, except....

TamanegiKin
10-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Not gonna lie, I had to go back to check the length on the faux Nakiri. I thought maybe it became the freestyle knife after several people here posted how much better it would've looked with a kiritsuke tip :lol2: Different knife though...
I picked up a Carter recently and i'd definitely get another, those new handles are pretty rad.

jayhay
10-11-2012, 05:30 PM
Damn, damn fine looking handles. If I had the $ I'd love to buy one.