Greetings from San Diego
I'm a long time lurker and first time poster in the forum. I was first introduced to japanese kitchen knives with a shun chef's knife and a Mac santoku I bought nearly 8 years ago. Since then I've expanded my 'collection' to include a few more affordable handmade gyutos. I'm an avid home cook and especially enjoy smoking meats. I am also a professional woodworker, have tried my hand at rehandling a few knives, and have shaped out some blades as I work toward learning a bit about knifemaking. So far, I've enjoyed knives on my own, but am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm with fellow nuts :) and learning from all of you, too.
Here are some photos of the first two rehandles I completed on my Tanaka 210 and Yamashin 240 gyutos:
Welcome neighbor! Awesome looking handles, great job! Where in San Diego are you? I know there are a couple others from San Diego here as well! I live in Golden Hill near downtown and work as a cook in La Jolla. It's cool KKF can bring use knife lovers together!
Welcome Jeff, nice looking work!
Stay away from Mark at Burlsource and Myron at DreamBurls, those guys will make you broke!
Thanks for the welcome, guys. And I'll be sure to heed your warning, knyfeknerd. ...or maybe not. ;-)
Brad, where do you cook? I actually live maybe 3 minutes away from you in Fairmont Park, my back yard look over a canyon at South Park. We go to Luigi's pretty frequently and eat at Counterpoint every so often. Mostly we hang out in North and South Park. Glad to meet you here!
Welcome to KKF
Thanks, Dave. I made sure I checked out the rules beforehand to be sure that as a non-seller that I could post. I've got no intention of making handles for anyone but myself, so I'm good to post photos of my work, right?
Thanks for the heads up.
If you like pizza and haven't tried Lefty's in NP I would recommend it. It's my favorite pizza place:doublethumbsup:
Welcome and nice handles btw :thumbsup:
Welcome aboard Jeff. Your handles look great. Keep on honing your skills. Mark and I will be around to tempt you as you go along.
Originally Posted by jalanpipes