View Full Version : I need to borrow

10-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Maybe I'm trying to jump-start mr. drinky's loaner knife thing http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8809-Loaner-Knives
but it sounds like quite an interesting idea.
I need to borrow someone's 270mm or larger gyuto or kiritsuke-gyuto. I prefer a thin knife with a large belly.
I recently sold my 270 Hattori and have been using a "he who shall not be named" 245mm gyuto in 19c27. This knife has it's issues, but the size is what's killing me. I do a lot of volume and need a larger blade.
I've got mhenry putting a large Takeda together for me, but I would love to use a loaner in the meantime. I'm in the midst of super-busy season and am struggling with this wimpy knife!
I'm not looking for anything crazy nice, just something to tide me over for a little while.
I will pay shipping + insurance both ways and be responsible for lender's set value for knife should anything happen to it.
I work in a pro environment where NOBODY but me even thinks about looking at or touching my knives. I would also be happy to sharpen or pay to send off to Dave or Eamon to sharpen after I am done.
I think these sound like good terms to start.
Anybody interested???

Von blewitt
10-15-2012, 06:19 PM
I have a tadatsuna 270 white #2 I'd be happy to lend. Shipping time/cost might be a problem? But if nothing else comes up you are welcome to it for as long as you need. (I'm in Australia, shipping is usually about 30 bucks)

10-15-2012, 07:32 PM
270 DT ITK? One from the first run.

10-15-2012, 08:15 PM
275mm Takeda Kiritsuke Gyuto, 280mm Carter,

10-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Man, it kind of sucks that you're not getting offered anything really nice...


10-15-2012, 08:50 PM
Wow, you guys are too generous! I'm probably going to keep it to someone in ConUS, but I REALLY REALLY do appreciate it!
Hmmmmm, Mike's Carter sounds awesome, especially seeing as how I've never even touched a Carter. It makes me kinda nervous at the same time.

10-15-2012, 09:15 PM
270 Hiromoto AS.

It's no Carter though

10-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Wow, this forum never ceases to amaze me.


10-15-2012, 09:44 PM
300 mm Ashi

It does gave a small gouge in the edge from dropping it on the floor. Just haven't gotten around to sharpening it out yet.


10-15-2012, 10:24 PM
I think Drinky's idea has officially started!

All great offers, and way to go, gents!

10-15-2012, 10:36 PM
For all practical (shipping) purposes, I am in the US. In case you change your mind. :wink:

10-15-2012, 10:37 PM
I agree with vertigo. This place frickin rules!!! :doublethumbsup:

mr drinky
10-15-2012, 10:57 PM
Bravo knyfeknerd for starting it off. I've been out most of the day, but I have been pondering some guideline ideas to throw out. I also like the direct solicitation approach.


10-15-2012, 11:47 PM
I could lend you my primary knife for a while a Sakai 270mm wa gyuto. Eventually, my Rodrigue 270mm will be done and probably get more attention. Always willing to pay the kindness forward I have received on this forum.

Pensacola Tiger
10-15-2012, 11:49 PM
If you want to go back to the knife like the one you sold, I have a Hattori FH 270 wa-gyuto that I'd lend you.

10-16-2012, 01:24 AM
Wow, I dont think I have EVER been apart of a forum with this type of kindness. Well done everyone!! Makes me proud to have just recently joined

10-16-2012, 07:02 AM
Thanks everyone, PM sent to ecchef. If that doesn't work for some reason, I've got tons of great offers. Honestly they are all knives I would love to try out. This forum rules...........

10-16-2012, 08:24 AM
Hard no to notice the generous amount of professional courtesy/outstanding kindness being offered up here in this forum. Bravo!!

10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
270 DT ITK? One from the first run.

When I first read this thread kny. had just posted. It being on my phone I didn't respond. This knife I have came to mind then. Right now it's my backup knife.