I've seen it mentioned in other threads that there is a sort of knife bubble (usually about Kramer's knives). What do you think?
I don't know what I think actually. Hyped knives are one thing, but there are also a lot of new kitchen knifemakers too. I personally don't think the 'custom'-knife cottage industry is in a bubble, but I do wonder about some things:
>> We knuts are a limited number, but the demand for kitchen knives is also growing. Will it keep growing?
>> How does the growing resale market affect things (a la Nathan's recent sell-off).
>> The 240 gyuto glut. If we all sold half of our gyutos on the same day, prices would likely crash.
I love seeing the new knifemakers, steel experiments, makers trying out different styles of knives etc, but the competition landscape is also changing.