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    Ideas For Knives in Damascus For Seattle Show

    Hi Folks,
    I have a few bars of John Thomas 52100 & 15N20 damascus in ladder and raindrop. I am thinking of making some knives from these to take to Seattle show. So what types would likely people want to see and hopefully buy?

    I was thinking to do 2x 250-260 gyuto in ladder, 2x 180-190 nakiri in rain drop, 1x 150mm honesuki in ladder, 1x210 suji in rain drop, 2x275mm suji in ladder.

    Suggestions?

    Thank you,

    Marko


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    I would be all over it if it was a 240...

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    I can make any length knives, I guess 250-260 is my personal preference.

    So, let's say 240mm gyuto and 260mm gyuto. Bare in mind htat I make my knvies slightly longer to factor in broken tips down the road, so the actual length on the edge will be like 247 and 267mm.


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    My favorite patterns are usually twist and feather. I love the look of feather sujis and twist would look great probably on the flat nakiri profile

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    I only have these two patterns - rain drop and ladder, sorry.

    M


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    Wa or Western? So many beautiful damascus patterns, it would be hard to decide...

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    I will probably make one gyuto wa and one Western


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    So what types would likely people want to see and hopefully buy?
    Does that means there are complete but unsold knives you are hiding there? I was under impression that lately any knife made by you is sold almost instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    Does that means there are complete but unsold knives you are hiding there? I was under impression that lately any knife made by you is sold almost instantly.
    The main purpose of a knife show is to promote a maker's work, so the knives I will bring to Seattle will do just that. Of course, I would like to sell all that I bring, but it might, or might not happen. What I will end up doing with unsold knives, I haven't decided yet, but two options - selling them to knife dealers at the show or offering them to KKF folks after the show, are in consideration.

    I can reserve some blades for KKF folks to be picked up at the show. Those could be customized to their liking. Other knives I will decide on handle material, saya, type, atc.

    M


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