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    Wildfire cutlery

    A cook I know wants to sell a chef knife to me does anyone know anything about this maker. I know it's carbon which is a start.

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    Not good.

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    Many of them look almost like pure Kramer ripoffs, it says he's a "master blade smith" (but no credentials are posted, so i assume it's not a real master bladesmith title, like one that Kramer has)
    And the prices are very low for a custom knife.. i wouldn't buy one, but i haven't used one and i'm just going by what i sense looking at the page.

    You have the option of feeling the knife in your hand, so you might get a pleasant surprise. Or it might be pakistani damascus, can go either way

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    I had the unfortunate experience of actually paying good money for one. Tell him you'll take it only if he pays you $10 for the aggravation it will cause you trying to put a decent edge on it.

    Rick

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    from his pricing page.

    All 12” kitchen knives come with 5/64” thick O-1 tool steel
    Chewie's the man.

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    Never tried one, but every thread I have read since I got involved with the forums 3 years ago has been strong don't buy for Wildfire. I will stick with that advice.

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    They do or at least used to sell them in Dean and Deluca in Lower Manhattan. Wildfire made his rep. with a few media mentions in NYC pubs kind of like Krammer did. I have a Thai chef knife from him but never developed any love for it.

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    My chef knife had what I think of as a "chisel grind".

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    I got one as a project knife, reprofiled it, thinned it, tweaked the handle and it's still crap. I hate being so negative about anyone's product, but it was something else.
    I swear it was HT'd in an easybake oven.
    09/06

    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    I swear it was HT'd in an easybake oven.
    Hahahahahaha! If I used a sig line, this would be it.

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