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Don Nguyen
12-06-2012, 11:59 AM
I love seeing work from people I don't normally hear of or are new. If any of you have pictures of knives like that, please post them!

Here is a picture of Van Zanten's 220 Damascus that he posted on a different forum that I thought looked incredible. I love the handle shape and the bolster. You can guess where his influences are :)

http://www.koksmes.net/galleria_img/vanzanten220/koksmes_vanzanten_a.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3364/koksmesvanzanten220nova.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img141/4936/koksmesvanzanten220nove.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img84/5307/koksmesvanzanten220novh.jpg

Seems like it cuts really well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sS-8PU9UOsM

He's actually posted on this forum a couple of times, showing off his sharpening contraption: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/7064-My-sharpening-tool



EDIT: He might be pretty well known, but this is the first time I've seen his work and I really like it.

franzb69
12-08-2012, 07:35 PM
looks a lot like a kramer =D

rdm_magic
12-11-2012, 11:19 AM
Looks great

Don Nguyen
12-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Here are some from E. Scott Mcghee - I absolutely love his handle shapes.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8WHRHDS5RzM/ULv5b5odSsI/AAAAAAAAC3M/sVFIbSVWGqU/s640/m_chef8_0010.jpg
http://guineahogforge.com/prodimages/giant/Mini_Chef-1.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1B2ZMA39P_g/ULv5eQ72RSI/AAAAAAAAC3U/stZKaG6HL9s/s640/m_paringtrio_0013.jpg
http://guineahogforge.com/prodimages/giant/Mini_Chef-3.jpg

El Pescador
12-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Here are some from E. Scott Mcghee - I absolutely love his handle shapes.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8WHRHDS5RzM/ULv5b5odSsI/AAAAAAAAC3M/sVFIbSVWGqU/s640/m_chef8_0010.jpg
http://guineahogforge.com/prodimages/giant/Mini_Chef-1.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1B2ZMA39P_g/ULv5eQ72RSI/AAAAAAAAC3U/stZKaG6HL9s/s640/m_paringtrio_0013.jpg
http://guineahogforge.com/prodimages/giant/Mini_Chef-3.jpg

Downward facing handles suck to use and mess up my wrists but I like the McGhee knives too.

Don Nguyen
12-11-2012, 08:09 PM
I think his designs favor more for general utility knives rather than kitchen knives, especially with that downward handle. With that said, the overall profiles and shapes are really nice I think. They look super sleek.

Crothcipt
12-12-2012, 04:37 AM
After seeing Van's knife like that I'm sure that is what he had in his sharpening tool.

knyfeknerd
12-12-2012, 09:00 AM
2 companies/makers close me are Middleton Made Knives and Williams Knife Company. As much as I would like to be a homer and get some knives made locally, I've never handled either. I have a hard time forking over that kind of $$$ for something I've never tried out or even heard a review on.
The Williams knife co. has a really awesome looking oyster knife, but it's $275!!!!!
For $275 that thing had better come with like 15 bushels of oysters!
Does anyone have any thoughts or past experiences with either of these guys?

mr drinky
12-12-2012, 09:37 AM
2 companies/makers close me are Middleton Made Knives and Williams Knife Company...
Does anyone have any thoughts or past experiences with either of these guys?

I don't think anyone has used a Middleton blade, but there was a post or two on him about a year ago. Here is one (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/3758-Middleton-Knives). He lists Michael Rader and Kramer as an influence on his website, so he at least he is looking in the right direction for inspiration.

k.

mr drinky
12-12-2012, 09:58 AM
I love seeing work from people I don't normally hear of or are new. If any of you have pictures of knives like that, please post them!

Here is a picture of Van Zanten's 220 Damascus that he posted on a different forum that I thought looked incredible. I love the handle shape and the bolster. You can guess where his influences are :)



I have to say that I cringe when I see knives that look too much like a Kramer. I am sure they are good knives and made by capable craftsmen, but I just would never go there. I know vendors on this forum use Japanese makers as a starting point when coming up with their own blade profiles or designs, but in these cases I often feel they are tweaking them to make them better (different steel, grind etc.) and upgrading the handle. When a Krameresque knife comes along, I almost always feel that it isn't an upgrade -- just a trend following experiment.

k.

Luke.Snyder
12-12-2012, 11:59 AM
2 companies/makers close me are Middleton Made Knives and Williams Knife Company. As much as I would like to be a homer and get some knives made locally, I've never handled either. I have a hard time forking over that kind of $$$ for something I've never tried out or even heard a review on.
The Williams knife co. has a really awesome looking oyster knife, but it's $275!!!!!
For $275 that thing had better come with like 15 bushels of oysters!
Does anyone have any thoughts or past experiences with either of these guys?

The scary thing is that the oyster knives look really pointy and sharp. Not what you want if you like your hands and really unnecessary in my humble opinion!

Lefty
12-12-2012, 12:11 PM
I'm not just saying this, but Luke's oyster knives and shrimp knives look awesome! He can't say it, but I just did.

Also, I contacted Quintin Middleton and he seemed like a cordial guy, but nothing came of it. I'm still interested in seeing what his knives are all about, so it too bad he didn't follow up.

sachem allison
12-12-2012, 01:50 PM
I have to say that I cringe when I see knives that look too much like a Kramer. I am sure they are good knives and made by capable craftsmen, but I just would never go there. I know vendors on this forum use Japanese makers as a starting point when coming up with their own blade profiles or designs, but in these cases I often feel they are tweaking them to make them better (different steel, grind etc.) and upgrading the handle. When a Krameresque knife comes along, I almost always feel that it isn't an upgrade -- just a trend following experiment.

k.

I think he said that he made that knife so, that he could test out his sharpening system on a Kramer without having to actually mess up a kramer.

sachem allison
12-12-2012, 01:52 PM
"The knife is made by me. I made it to get a feeling for kramers knives. I've got my own design ready now (primarily focusing on the right convexes right now ;-)"

mr drinky
12-12-2012, 03:15 PM
I think he said that he made that knife so, that he could test out his sharpening system on a Kramer without having to actually mess up a kramer.

Roger that, and thanks for the clarification. I guess that is crazy dedicated in a good way then.

k.

Don Nguyen
12-28-2012, 11:25 PM
I think his name is Frithjof Güttler.

http://www.dermesserschmied.de/images/uh-1.jpg
http://www.dermesserschmied.de/images/dn-1.jpg
http://www.dermesserschmied.de/images/dn-4.jpg

Don Nguyen
07-31-2013, 01:30 PM
I'd like to bump this again. There has been some inspiring work out there that I've been oogling.

Here are a couple from C. Anderson. Love the handles, and I'm a fan of the pointy profile. Plus, those hamons are off the wall!

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/CrisAnderson27/Bladesmithing/My%20Kitchen%20Knives/IMG_20130628_185224-1.jpg

Mike Mooney's suji:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j53/PJ234/P1010067.jpg

I often find myself staring at that one for extended periods of time.

Crothcipt
07-31-2013, 02:46 PM
Wow. I can see myself doing that.

Don Nguyen
08-03-2013, 06:59 PM
Hmmmm! Moriah Cowles of Orchard Steel Knives, who worked with Joel at Cut Brooklyn.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/60cd9ef433e99b7c380d93c1a81dc824/tumblr_mok07xbYy01r804sio1_r7_1280.jpg

sachem allison
08-03-2013, 07:03 PM
this looks a lot sexier then cut brooklyn's

ChuckTheButcher
08-03-2013, 08:16 PM
2 companies/makers close me are Middleton Made Knives and Williams Knife Company. As much as I would like to be a homer and get some knives made locally, I've never handled either. I have a hard time forking over that kind of $$$ for something I've never tried out or even heard a review on.
The Williams knife co. has a really awesome looking oyster knife, but it's $275!!!!!
For $275 that thing had better come with like 15 bushels of oysters!
Does anyone have any thoughts or past experiences with either of these guys?

I haven't personally but I had a sous chef who swears by middleton knives. I talked to him once to have a knife made about a year ago but never went through with it. He's a really nice guy. I also remember reading about a year ago one of the big name makers saying he is up and coming in the kitchen knife world. Don't remember exactly who said it though. I'm curious if any one else has any experience with his work.

Don Nguyen
08-03-2013, 10:57 PM
this looks a lot sexier then cut brooklyn's

I have to say, it looks pretty great. Very organic, and it's nice that she didn't take much influence from Joel's design from what I'm looking at.

Crothcipt
08-04-2013, 01:00 AM
I like her handles better than Joel's. not really a fan of the handle on the blade, but her work looks very good.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/f736d171844f701af81b8dc972e42e76/tumblr_mpmce2hncZ1r804sio1_1280.jpg

Holey big pic.

Don Nguyen
08-05-2013, 03:50 PM
I'm sure some of you have seen his work but Phil Wilson's fillets are pretty interesting! I haven't heard of another maker who makes many of them.

http://www.seamountknifeworks.com/graphics/9_inch_Punta_Chivato_lg.jpg

Mucho Bocho
08-05-2013, 04:10 PM
Don, I'm pretty sure that Pierre Rogue makes a similar filet knife.

cookinstuff
08-05-2013, 04:38 PM
Here is my Pierre Rodrigue Filet, not an unknown maker, but thought you might like to see it Don.

1775817759

Mucho Bocho
08-05-2013, 05:16 PM
I think Pierre has a shot with fish blood all over it. Beautiful sight

stereo.pete
08-06-2013, 11:44 AM
David Lisch was kind enough to share these pictures from a smith who worked in his shop.


http://imageshack.us/a/img43/3127/7gqx.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img849/4193/smyn.jpg

Here's what David said... "Hi Folks I wanted to show you the first knife from a new project I have started with knife maker Mark Maumasi and I think there will be many more. Mark is not a new maker he worked for a very well know kitchen knife maker for a couple of years learning his craft. Mark came to me and ask if I had a job for him and I said nope but I do have a school right next to my blacksmith shop that sits empty 4 to 5 days a week at lest . so Mark has been coming in on his day off from his job as a baker and working on this knife it is his first integral so I had to show him a few tricks but he picked it up very fast as the man has mad skills. now on this knife as we wanted to get going he used a damascus blade that I had made already so my name is on the other said on this one . on the next ones Mark will be making the damascus as well. he picked Maumasi Fire arts as his mark. now he is thinking about leaving his baking job and making kitchen knives 4 or 5 days a week I hope he dose. Now the pics as you will see are not mine these are very nice thanks to a friend of mine and budding knife maker Al Ten . Al came by my shop and took pics of three of my knives "

Don Nguyen
08-06-2013, 04:52 PM
I love Pierre's fillet. Beautiful piece.

Pete, WOW. That is INSANELY gorgeous. It's kinda busy, but in a good way. Jeez, that handle and that pattern on the blade...

ecchef
08-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Nice knife. Looks a lot like an AES blade.

Mingooch
08-06-2013, 08:43 PM
I really like that handle, really really like it.

Reede
08-06-2013, 10:27 PM
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496/ReedEdwards/DSC03738_zps8df2015c.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/ReedEdwards/media/DSC03738_zps8df2015c.jpg.html)
I had put this one up before in the newest buy thread, but figured I'd add it again here for context. Scott Mcghee of Guinea Hog Forge, JS paring knife in O-1 and ivory micarta. Pictured next to my Rader parer for scale. 2 knives I got for a similar purpose, in hand work. Look different, feel different, but both very good at it and you don't want to put either one down to pick up the other.

Don Nguyen
08-06-2013, 10:31 PM
Man those McGhee knives just look great! I love the white material - do you know what it is? Doesn't look like g10 or micarta from the picture.

Reede
08-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Don,
It is ivory paper micarta, it came out looking whiter in the pic than in real life, and in the right light, you can see the layers in the front and rear scallops in the handle.

ChuckTheButcher
08-11-2013, 12:01 AM
Has anyone heard of blue knives from seatlle. blue-knives.com. I've been looking at the website for a while but can't get my self to buy an untested knife.

bikehunter
08-11-2013, 12:18 AM
Has anyone heard of blue knives from seatlle. blue-knives.com. I've been looking at the website for a while but can't get my self to buy an untested knife.

There was a post here on this guy withing the last couple months. Don't recall much about it, but I'll see if I can track it down.

ChuckTheButcher
08-11-2013, 01:07 AM
There was a post here on this guy withing the last couple months. Don't recall much about it, but I'll see if I can track it down.

Awesome. Thanks.

ChuckTheButcher
08-11-2013, 01:16 AM
Here's another one. Does anyone know about Don Carlos Andrade. I know a few places that sell his knives including EE, and local shop here in DC. I haven't heard anyone say anything about how well work. They look funky that's for sure and I haven't seen anyone here talk about him. He has his name in some big name places though.1788717888

sachem allison
08-11-2013, 01:19 AM
he is a student of Tai Goo in the neotribal school of bladesmithing if I remember.

ChuckTheButcher
08-11-2013, 01:30 AM
1788917890Sorry to keep adding but has anyone heard of Mariano Gugliotta of Argentina. He has some nice looking stuff. His damascus looks great too. Although it seems like he only does damascus in hunters.

ChuckTheButcher
08-11-2013, 02:02 AM
he is a student of Tai Goo in the neotribal school of bladesmithing if I remember.

Yeah I saw that on his website. I'm just not sure if that's a good thing when it comes to kitchen knives.

ecchef
08-11-2013, 02:36 AM
Here's another one. Does anyone know about Don Carlos Andrade. I know a few places that sell his knives including EE, and local shop here in DC. I haven't heard anyone say anything about how well work. They look funky that's for sure and I haven't seen anyone here talk about him. He has his name in some big name places though.17887
This one is up on Etsy. Wildly overpriced, I might add. If it cuts as good as it looks, it might be a deal in you lop off a couple of 0's.

ecchef
08-11-2013, 02:43 AM
I almost pulled the trigger on this one from Guinea Hog a while back, but I just couldn't get it to work for me. In hindsight, I should have given it more time. A beautiful piece of work. 1789117892

Don Nguyen
08-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Wow, that fit and finish looks impeccable.

sachem allison
08-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Yeah I saw that on his website. I'm just not sure if that's a good thing when it comes to kitchen knives.

I have used a couple and I don't ;ike how they feel or cut at all lots of wedging, thick behind the edge and they just don't feel good on the stones or in the hand for long periods of time. I think it's funny when people want to make things tribal they think they have to look unfinished or cobbled together. Almost without exception I find authentic tribal pieces to be quite refined and elegant and very much designed in the philosophy of form follows function. That is not always the case with the neo tribal movement. With that said, there are some amazing makers who get it and do phenomenal work. I find his work to be rather expensive for what you are getting but, for some one else it may be a bargain.

Drum N Baste
08-11-2013, 10:44 PM
Hmmmm! Moriah Cowles of Orchard Steel Knives, who worked with Joel at Cut Brooklyn.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/60cd9ef433e99b7c380d93c1a81dc824/tumblr_mok07xbYy01r804sio1_r7_1280.jpg

Looks like one of Don's knives. I like it.

Good stuff in this thread.

sachem allison
08-12-2013, 02:42 AM
I have used a couple and I don't ;ike how they feel or cut at all lots of wedging, thick behind the edge and they just don't feel good on the stones or in the hand for long periods of time. I think it's funny when people want to make things tribal they think they have to look unfinished or cobbled together. Almost without exception I find authentic tribal pieces to be quite refined and elegant and very much designed in the philosophy of form follows function. That is not always the case with the neo tribal movement. With that said, there are some amazing makers who get it and do phenomenal work. I find his work to be rather expensive for what you are getting but, for some one else it may be a bargain.

Let me clarify , the knive I used were made a few years ago when he first started making kitchen knives and like many knifemakers who aren't familiar with making kitchen knives he brought the hunting, outdoor camping knife geometry to it and it felt clunky and didn't cut food well. I have not used any of his later works and could not testify to how good they are as cutters. They look like they would work okay at home but, may fatigue you after many hours of prep in a professional kitchen.

Don Nguyen
08-16-2013, 12:16 AM
Daniel Fairly, a great maker who makes various types of knives, finished a batch of kitchen knives. I'm liking this one he did:

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee396/DanielFairlyKnives/DSC_0444_zpsff72e557.jpg

bikehunter
08-16-2013, 12:31 AM
Hmmmm......

CrisAnderson27
08-16-2013, 01:13 AM
Daniel Fairly, a great maker who makes various types of knives, finished a batch of kitchen knives. I'm liking this one he did:

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee396/DanielFairlyKnives/DSC_0444_zpsff72e557.jpg



If the neck were longer...that might look semi familiar Don...lol.

:)

HHH Knives
08-16-2013, 01:40 AM
Heres a guy to keep a eye on. Some of his resent knives are looking SHARP!! :wink:


http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/mammoth%20ivory/69661_359127564186020_303921121_n.jpg (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/HHHKnives/media/mammoth%20ivory/69661_359127564186020_303921121_n.jpg.html)

CrisAnderson27
08-16-2013, 01:42 AM
Those knives are super clean! Love the hamon :).

Brad Gibson
08-16-2013, 03:57 AM
What is the shape or idea behind the second one from the right? Like a long filet or boner. It looks awesome

Don Nguyen
08-16-2013, 07:35 PM
Yeah I'm really digging the two to the right. Overall that is some super clean work!

Who's the maker? I can't read the name.

CrisAnderson27
08-16-2013, 07:38 PM
Yeah I'm really digging the two to the right. Overall that is some super clean work!

Who's the maker? I can't read the name.


Josh Dabney. It took me a bit to figure it out too lol, but his name is the title of the post =p.

Don Nguyen
08-16-2013, 09:45 PM
Duh! Clear as day and I still didn't see it.

His knives seem very familiar and remind me of another maker's, but I can't remember who.

Twistington
08-16-2013, 09:50 PM
What is the shape or idea behind the second one from the right? Like a long filet or boner. It looks awesome

Looks alot like a salmon fileting knife.

CrisAnderson27
08-16-2013, 10:05 PM
Duh! Clear as day and I still didn't see it.

His knives seem very familiar and remind me of another maker's, but I can't remember who.


I think its someone on Don Fogg's forum...and not kitchen knives. It's been nagging at me too lol.

stereo.pete
08-16-2013, 10:09 PM
That guy knows how to make a hamon!

Justin0505
08-21-2013, 02:26 PM
1788917890Sorry to keep adding but has anyone heard of Mariano Gugliotta of Argentina. He has some nice looking stuff. His damascus looks great too. Although it seems like he only does damascus in hunters.

Reminiscent of Ed Fowler in hamon and handle.

Don Nguyen
08-27-2013, 11:24 AM
A couple from Haburn Knives. He's a poster on Reddit, where I often frequent.

http://i.imgur.com/f03dqkL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/53j8lGz.jpg

CrisAnderson27
08-27-2013, 11:42 AM
I like the Nakiri looking one :)

Don Nguyen
09-03-2013, 12:23 PM
It's not often we find other makers who can do a kitchen knife that looks right, but wow, this one really surprised me. Mitchell Knives:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FqoS9sV1cVk/UiPT2pQgAsI/AAAAAAAACRc/LypZVRMrvjg/s800/DSCN4379.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Kbwl0b5pqmY/UiPT1Z79wXI/AAAAAAAACQ8/NiWQsmOlx9M/s800/DSCN4359.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ikD-OY5hje0/UiPT1SgZceI/AAAAAAAACRA/eQmkcSBDboc/s800/DSCN4365.JPG

tripleq
09-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Wow. That's a looker Don. How long is she?

Don Nguyen
09-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Says about 200mm or so, 1095 steel with hamon (not visible in pictures).

Doesn't seem like he does many other kitchen knives.

Brad Gibson
09-03-2013, 10:19 PM
It is a yanagiba? Or what is going on there?

CrisAnderson27
09-03-2013, 10:21 PM
It is a yanagiba? Or what is going on there?

Probably doesn't have the concave back side...but the work is crazy clean.

perneto
09-03-2013, 10:43 PM
Probably doesn't have the concave back side...but the work is crazy clean.

Actually, it does: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1103003-Prototype-Yanagiba

CrisAnderson27
09-03-2013, 10:45 PM
Actually, it does: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1103003-Prototype-Yanagiba

Very nice! That's strikingly clean work. Seriously.

Don Nguyen
09-04-2013, 03:02 AM
I am just so surprised. He is a very good maker, but all of his work is pretty modern/tactical. This is so far off from his usual style that I'm just in awe for how well it seems to have turned out.

CrisAnderson27
09-04-2013, 03:03 AM
I am just so surprised. He is a very good maker, but all of his work is pretty modern/tactical. This is so far off from his usual style that I'm just in awe for how well it seems to have turned out.

It's pretty clear he's a pro with a grinder though...lol. A good grinder and the skill to use it properly would make doing a yanagiba much easier, you know?

Don Nguyen
09-04-2013, 03:08 AM
Definitely for sure. It'll be a while before I can get any grinds that crisp...

pleue
09-10-2013, 03:14 AM
I'll let you guys know how it cuts soon :)

CrisAnderson27
09-10-2013, 03:15 AM
I'll let you guys know how it cuts soon :)

NICE!!

Don Nguyen
09-26-2013, 12:50 AM
I don't know why, but Ivan Campos is a name that sounds sooo familiar, but I've never actually seen his work. He's been doing this for a while I think.

http://www.ivancampos.net/dam0776001.jpg
http://ivancamposknives.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/egyutostandard86001.jpg
http://ivancamposknives.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/esantoku60011.jpg
http://www.ivancampos.net/dam017e0286001.jpg

CrisAnderson27
09-26-2013, 12:56 AM
The gyuto in the center is nice. Though they all look handle heavy to me. That could totally be a perspective thing though...for sure.

The two Damascus ones on the ends are nice as well.

Don Nguyen
09-26-2013, 12:59 AM
I agree, they look like they might be handle heavy, but I can't tell from just pictures. I really do like that 2nd one though too.

sachem allison
09-26-2013, 05:20 AM
Ivan is a member here and is friends with half the facebook guys. He is a good maker. A couple of the pieces I have handled have been a little on the thick side but, not overly so. They weren't lasers, just good solid performing knives at a little softer RC them a lot of the guys prefer. Ivan makes nice stuff.

Don Nguyen
10-01-2013, 12:26 PM
Kyle Hanson (Don Hanson's son) at it again. Very new maker with the best of the best as a teacher. I am jealous, to say the least...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff146/fishheadbug/14kyle1_zps84c1ed5d.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff146/fishheadbug/14kyle5_zps00831ddc.jpg

CrisAnderson27
10-01-2013, 02:24 PM
Love the hamon those guys are getting!

tripleq
10-01-2013, 03:31 PM
That is one sweet handle.

Don Nguyen
11-03-2013, 12:02 PM
Here is one I found by Nate Bocker, who I don't think often makes kitchen knives. It just looks right.

http://i.imgur.com/XuQfBhO.jpg

Don Nguyen
02-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Had to bump this. I was going through some pictures of another maker whose work I have fallen in love with. This was the only kitchen knife I saw on his web page, and it is spectacular.

Anders Hogstrom:

http://www.andershogstrom.com/images_knives/DSC_0004_24.jpg
http://www.andershogstrom.com/images_knives/DSC_0008_12.jpg
http://www.andershogstrom.com/images_knives/DSC_0007_20.jpg

Sadly the pictures aren't large.

NO ChoP!
02-14-2014, 10:45 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1619534_10101824874753252_2007641822_n.jpg

Andy Billipp

JohnnyChance
02-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Hey I know that guy ;)

JohnnyChance
02-14-2014, 11:48 PM
Another Andy

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4wJf8m0XZyQ/UtXLBXrtI-I/AAAAAAAADmA/EWsEIoRsZXs/w1069-h802-no/IMG_2435.jpg

JBroida
02-15-2014, 12:17 AM
that looks really nice

Crothcipt
02-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Almost to flat, almost...

marc4pt0
02-27-2014, 07:32 AM
How does one go about learning more on this Andy Billipp? Those 2 knives look fantastic!

NO ChoP!
02-27-2014, 08:45 AM
I first saw his work on Facebook. He's a frequent poster in the "Knife Makers" group. There's a lot of great stuff there...

Dave Martell
02-27-2014, 10:35 AM
https://www.facebook.com/billippknives

Reede
04-02-2014, 09:16 PM
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496/ReedEdwards/Straub_zps05fe91c1.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/ReedEdwards/media/Straub_zps05fe91c1.jpg.html)

Salem Straub Chef knife.
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1168780-A-hamon-chef-with-black-ash-burl

icanhaschzbrgr
07-24-2014, 05:31 PM
… somehow I've missed this great thread. Seems like there are lots more makers we could add here.

Janusz Bladowski (http://jbladowski.pl/) from Poland.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4mAu5BrAYUw/UHXklaskFSI/AAAAAAAABqQ/P7DmWmXUwuc/w392-h588-no/yahhuu1.jpg

He is young. He is talented. And he makes lots of different types of knives.
He also seems to know few things about profiles/geometry of kitchen knives.

There are lot's of knives pictures in his G+ gallery (https://plus.google.com/photos/110819422995014913412/albums/5782933027186031345), but I'll share just a few here.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-piH_EECZ7EY/UuWA6n0hdzI/AAAAAAAADQQ/-9p-x14KVZE/w885-h588-no/IMGP0752.jpg

Very clean work and they appears to be a very good performers according to videos on his site.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JV7KgO4LtS4/UXhQD3FFQ5I/AAAAAAAACgA/7M_6rtWR3cw/w955-h553-no/IMGP9861.JPG

Simple, clean, elegant. I have a lot of things to learn from him in terms of handle making.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xOoiWyfg9_U/UuVuNRAgZ-I/AAAAAAAACzc/tKwxU7L2OxI/w885-h588-no/IMGP3232.jpg

Some damascus

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AFH5-rqqz7c/UQGy86t4UrI/AAAAAAAACSk/85WnCvRWB98/w885-h588-no/IMGP9133.jpg

and even more damascus on some kind of hunters knife

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ryfpDUx0nK4/UE5bzTZ4VJI/AAAAAAAABeU/vC9HMQZ2xNM/w885-h588-no/IMGP7250.JPG

Yet I personally prefer non-damascus kitchen knives.

I talked to Janusz some time ago about custom order and he warned me that waiting list is about ~150 knives, so it would take pretty significant time before he could make something for me.


And a short video that shows his 240 gyuto made from AS:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8w29-ckuI