Chuck, nice knife! What's the weight on it?
one man gathers what another man spills...
Great looking Carter. Was that a stock handle?
Yeah it's stock. Ebony with buffalo ferrule.
A few months ago, I got speaking to a local antiques dealer who said that she comes across older knives every once in awhile. I ended up leaving her my phone number just in case she sees a big old french knife. I got a call yesterday and ended up with the 13" blade shown below. For scale, I posed it with my TI 10" chef's nogent. I guess she found it while setting up a local estate sale. It's in great shape, thin, flexible...very minor aesthetic stuff
big old french knife. check
old one with the original Paris address. nice!
I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.
The mailman was nice enough to drop off a little package today:
Carter 7.5 sun IP gyuto, San Mai (with blue steel core clad in stainless) with a nickle silver bolster and desert ironwood handle. Freshly back from one of Dave's famous spa treatments.
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away you silly man or I shall taunt you a second time!