Well done video, I probably would have left out the F Bombs as it is his business promotional material.
Production and everything was good on the video, and the knives do look like they have good F&F. It's just funny that someone that makes knives for a living would say that there are only 4 to 5 people making kitchen knives in the U.S. Also, i thought the swearing was cheesy, it didn't even seem natural. Like he was trying to act like a badass on camera. Just my thoughts.
There are 4-5 A Level kitchen knives makers in the US, he is correct about that, and we all know who they are. The rest are B level and C level makers (no offense to anybody intended) and I can think of one that might be D. To get to be the A level, you have to compare and to test your knives against A level makers. That is the only way. Also, to be an A maker, you have to do all processes in house (heat treating, all the grinding, etc), as this gives you a full control over the outcome. Plus heat-treating is what makes a difference most of the time.
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I also think he said when he started making kitchen knives, there were only 4 or 5 guys in the States doing this.
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I liked the movie
honest, strong effects in black/white and nice filming
i like the movie as well. production was interesting and gave an insight into what he was trying to do without being edgy just for edgy-ness' sake (if thats a word)
only thing, i would be wearing eye protection
It's like my ol' grandpappy used to say; "The less one makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look a fool in retrospect"
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence
I'll be curious to see if anyone gets a passaround put together. I contacted Joel a while back, and while he seems like a cool guy, who appears to know his stuff, I got the impression he was fine with the audience/customers he already has.