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    Senior Member Salty dog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrin View Post
    So far I've only taken money from a custom knifemaker.
    My favorite knife was made by some nameless faceless dudes in Japan. Why? Because that's the way they make em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    AMT gives by far most bang for the bucks. His knives will outperform most makers, and I guess only BB and DT is ahead of this one next year.
    MC got a great blade, but the handles and finish sucks and Im not sure about the HT either. This 3 elements will put him behind AMT next year


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    All my future buys will be from AMT. I will probably end up with far more than 8 from him...
    Not to hijack but...

    Genuinely curious, what makes you suspect of Carter's heat treat?
    Was it a single knife or multiples?

    What characteristics did it (they) have that led you to believe this?

    Thanks Oivind!

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    Well, Im satisfied with my Carter, but based on what Ive read from others I have jumped to the conclusion that his HT varies a lot from knife to knife. However Carted is a man of word and fixed one forum members knife big time. I might be wrong about his HT. Just speculations from my side. Sorry if it came out wrong.

    I am one of those that love Carter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Well, Im satisfied with my Carter, but based on what Ive read from others I have jumped to the conclusion that his HT varies a lot from knife to knife. However Carted is a man of word and fixed one forum members knife big time. I might be wrong about his HT. Just speculations from my side. Sorry if it came out wrong.
    so a bunch of BS. got it.

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    Devin Thomas-1 western damascus AEB-L parer, 1 wa AEB-L petty, 1 western 240 AEB-L gyuto
    Lloyd Harner-1 CPM 154 parer
    Dave Martell-1 western 300mm 01 sujihiki, 1 rehandled Hiromoto AS 300mm sujihiki, 1 rehandled Hiromoto AS 240mm gyuto
    Delbert Ealy-1 western 240mm AEB-L gyuto to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    so a bunch of BS. got it.
    deep breaths

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    deep breaths
    oh, come on, that's a bunch of bullsh*t. see "jumped to the conclusion."

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    IMHO, a maker's knife is

    Heat treat
    Geometry
    Steel choice and ergos (perhaps tied as distant thirds, followed by f/f, etc)

    So it does catch the eye when it gets brought up... btw, to anyone domestic who may be currently outsourcing to Bos, please feel free to pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    oh, come on, that's a bunch of bullsh*t. see "jumped to the conclusion."
    I know, not defending at all. It was a joke.

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    One thing I enjoy about custom makers is that their knives are generally "one of a kind" as they makee them by hand and do their best to keep function and quality high. I EXPECT flaws vs a machine made knife because each piece of steel is different, each hammerblow is different. So short of a maker trying to short me out by sending an obviously screwed up knife, I'm happy with the knife. If it's not the same as the very next knife made, I'm ok with it and enjoy the difference. Maybe thats why I don't look at production knives anymore, no variation, boring.

    I wrote a whole lot more but decided it was a waste of yours and my time...

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