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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    Didn't you get a fancy knife as your wedding gift?
    The original post referenced supporting custom knifemakers. I was telling a joke about raising children being expensive.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    My favorite knife was made by some nameless faceless dudes in Japan. Why? Because that's the way they make em.
    Did you mean to quote me when you said that?

  3. #33
    Well here's my list:

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  4. #34
    Do any Japanese makers count as "custom"?

    I'm not a huge collector of knives. I've only got 5 that I ever use, one of which is a bread knife (which doesn't count.) Of them, the Nakiri is a luxury. I'm pretty happy with my Takeda Nakiri and Watanabe Petty too, so I doubt I replace them with customs any time soon.

    To date, all I've got is a Shigefusa Gyuto that Marko put a handle on.

    I'm on the list for a Marko and a Rader. Beyond that I'd really like to get my hands on a Burke or a DT. Or a Kramer, if I strike it rich some day.

    I've tried to buy a DT straight razor in the past, but missed out because I dithered. Please make more razors Devin. Pretty please?

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    I currently have an Ealy petty and a carter gyuto as far as customs. I have also owned a Rader but it was his semi-custom line. I am all about supporting the custom knifemakers, my ealy and carter are probably my favorite knives. The problem for me isn't the money, its the wait. I would love to get my hands on a Pierre Rodrigue and a full custom Rader, but when i want a knife, i want a knife. When i get the itch to buy a new one its a bummer to hear that you cant see it or get your hands on it for 8 months plus. I am not saying that they aren't worth the wait, i just don't like to. When i told Del Ealy what i wanted, i think i had it in a week or so.

    Mike

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    I still have a list of reputable Japanese makers I must try.... maybe someday.
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    Harner, Carter

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman91 View Post
    When i told Del Ealy what i wanted, i think i had it in a week or so.
    Awesome service. I guess waiting is a huge part of the game when ordering custom.

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    Rodrigue, with more coming
    Carter x 2
    Does a WC count? Hahaha
    09/06

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    Nothing spectacular, mostly just a bunch of worker bees w/custom handles.

    Masahiro/Fish
    Carter/Keller
    Moritaka/Keller x2
    Takeda/Keller x2
    Watanabe/Keller
    Unknown/Keller
    Yoshikane/Keller
    Korin/Keller
    Masamoto/Marr
    Unknown/Marr
    Sabatier/Martell
    Glestain/Martell
    Kanemasa/Martell
    Harner
    Martell (WIP)
    Thomas

    I only listed the ones with "family" ties.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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