Maybe, but if i were you, i'd take one of these (post what you would keep in a post below)
Also...I like how you said there were five people who wanted one. You ordered five. Five people voted no for you to keep one. LOL!
well, i put 4 up for sale on the website for the time being while i mull this over
I'll try to get pictures up soon (for that and a few other pictureless products on the site currently)
I wouldn't hesitate to buy a knife test driven for a while by Jon (assuming it arrived cleaned up and sharpened). I might even prefer it.
As to whether you should keep one, one upside (other than growing your collection) would be your ability to write a more thorough description for your website, making them easier to sell. And as has been shown, you could always sell it down the road at a small discount without much trouble.
i have used knives by literally every maker we carry, so i feel comfortable talking about the craftsmanship, grind quality, heat treat, etc. But, yes, its always nice to use each knife. Not always possible, but nice.
That being said, i've used a number of knives from both the blacksmith and sharpener (both in combination with each other and in combination with other people)... thats a big part of why this project started
Why don't you tell me how much my Ino order is going to cost me so I can decide whether I can afford one of these too?
Ok Jon, I'll buy one, pay it off over a few months, and during that time you use it and then send it to me. 6 month payment/test drive period? ...4 month?
When are the sexy photos going to be up?
"What happened to those other underpants you had?" -- Flight of the Conchords
alright... you guys have me seriously thinking about keeping one. Problem is i know if i keep it, i'll never sell it. Oh well. I think i'm going to give them about 2 weeks after i put up the pictures and if one is left, i'll probably keep it then.