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    Pictures/videos of new/unknown makers

    I love seeing work from people I don't normally hear of or are new. If any of you have pictures of knives like that, please post them!

    Here is a picture of Van Zanten's 220 Damascus that he posted on a different forum that I thought looked incredible. I love the handle shape and the bolster. You can guess where his influences are






    Seems like it cuts really well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sS-8PU9UOsM

    He's actually posted on this forum a couple of times, showing off his sharpening contraption: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...harpening-tool



    EDIT: He might be pretty well known, but this is the first time I've seen his work and I really like it.

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    looks a lot like a kramer =D

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    Looks great

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    Here are some from E. Scott Mcghee - I absolutely love his handle shapes.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Nguyen View Post
    Here are some from E. Scott Mcghee - I absolutely love his handle shapes.




    Downward facing handles suck to use and mess up my wrists but I like the McGhee knives too.
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    I think his designs favor more for general utility knives rather than kitchen knives, especially with that downward handle. With that said, the overall profiles and shapes are really nice I think. They look super sleek.

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    After seeing Van's knife like that I'm sure that is what he had in his sharpening tool.
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    2 companies/makers close me are Middleton Made Knives and Williams Knife Company. As much as I would like to be a homer and get some knives made locally, I've never handled either. I have a hard time forking over that kind of $$$ for something I've never tried out or even heard a review on.
    The Williams knife co. has a really awesome looking oyster knife, but it's $275!!!!!
    For $275 that thing had better come with like 15 bushels of oysters!
    Does anyone have any thoughts or past experiences with either of these guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    2 companies/makers close me are Middleton Made Knives and Williams Knife Company...
    Does anyone have any thoughts or past experiences with either of these guys?
    I don't think anyone has used a Middleton blade, but there was a post or two on him about a year ago. Here is one. He lists Michael Rader and Kramer as an influence on his website, so he at least he is looking in the right direction for inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Nguyen View Post
    I love seeing work from people I don't normally hear of or are new. If any of you have pictures of knives like that, please post them!

    Here is a picture of Van Zanten's 220 Damascus that he posted on a different forum that I thought looked incredible. I love the handle shape and the bolster. You can guess where his influences are
    I have to say that I cringe when I see knives that look too much like a Kramer. I am sure they are good knives and made by capable craftsmen, but I just would never go there. I know vendors on this forum use Japanese makers as a starting point when coming up with their own blade profiles or designs, but in these cases I often feel they are tweaking them to make them better (different steel, grind etc.) and upgrading the handle. When a Krameresque knife comes along, I almost always feel that it isn't an upgrade -- just a trend following experiment.

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