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    Anyone we know pick up this monster?

    From Carter's website:



    10.4 sun (315mm) gyuto. Damascus. It was a project on a new damascus type, I guess, and only cost the buyer $990! Way too big for my taste, but one heck of a knife for the cost. I guess because it was a "second" Carter marked out his maker's mark, etc., which is unfortunate, but even then for the price that's a crazy deal.

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    According to the website:

    "*Experimental Damascus - A blade of this size would normally cost $3594.40."

    No, I did not buy this knife. (Saw it too late. )

    Don't know what you mean about erasing his maker's mark - "Carter" is clearly stamped on the blade.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Don't know what you mean about erasing his maker's mark - "Carter" is clearly stamped on the blade.
    There's lines through it.

    Why was this one a second? What's wrong with it?

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    I don't think anything is wrong with it. He was trying out a new Damascus, probably. Instead of tossing it or keeping it himself he just sold it at a discount. A knife like that isn't probably going to fill an order, and he's not going to have a knife sitting at 3k+ on his website for months on end. I assume he marked out the maker's marks so someone doesn't turn around and try and sell it at double the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    There's lines through it.
    Had to enlarge it to see the lines. Thanks.

    He even lined through the M.S.

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    I wish I had picked it up. I wonder what the "defect" was. It really makes you realize why Carter's regular knives are so damn impressive.
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    Sounds like a good candidate for a passaround. Yo MC, whatup?

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    It was quenched in oil, not water.
    It was also straightened differently than how Murray normally straightens his knives. This Damascus needed 'fullers' to alleviate stress in the blade, you can see this in the slight horizontal lines running along the grain structure.

    edit to add: No one from here purchased it.

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    Carter have really impressed me with his knives!

    Jason: How come he doesnt brand this knife with the "ms" ?
    http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanes...lo-horn-handle

    I guess you inform him about what goes on here on this forum?

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    Sometimes Carter brands his knives on the reverse side. It depends on the particular line the knife is in.

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