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  1. alterwisser

    Just some Gyutos ....

    me neither
  2. alterwisser

    Dumb work injuries

    And now Karma strikes. Wrapping knives for the move, I slip a small Dalman parer into a see through knife thingy that came with another knife.... and didn’t realize it was open on both ends.... Slipped right through and into my foot. Luckily I was crouching so it was only about 10 cm height and...
  3. alterwisser

    Dumb work injuries

    The dumbest, really DUMBEST one I know: i worked at the restaurant with the Golden Arches and a guy wore his watch (wasn’t supposed to of course), it slipped off his arm and fell into the fryer .... he went after it 🙈
  4. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    i might add: the best we WANT to afford.
  5. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    no worries. All good. Got a splitting headache not a good state to post Stuff ....
  6. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    i agree that you can get top knives for half of that, even 1/4th. I have a Wrought iron clad cleaver with 1.2562 core from Smide that I would not trade for a 4K Xerxes
  7. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    you know who bought the knife? i think you would appreciate the knife more than someone who makes 10k a month.... just saying 😉
  8. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    Your assumptions about me are wrong. Yes, I do live in Europe. But I have lived in the US for 10 years and actually got my “knife education” in the US, because that’s where I started getting into high end knives. Your assumptions that I assume you’re an ignorant American are quite incorrect...
  9. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    you can look at the knives he made, the steels he uses, the variety etc, the iron he melts etc. Pure craftsmanship and versatility, there’s no one else out there who matches that output. You can judge that without ever having touched any of his knives. It’s Quite observable ... Haburn and HF...
  10. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    well, but the fact that you have not heard of him really Says nothing about him as a maker. All things considered he is the best pure custom maker out there. Most custom makers are quite limited and very much stay within their niche. Jannis can pull off making a HUGE variety of knives, and...
  11. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    It’s all a matter of desire and what it’s worth to YOU. Is a 4K knife “worth it”? Depends how you measure it. It’s worth it if you’re willing to spend the money on it. the next person might not. Others want a knife made out of a German WW2 tank. these are ALL luxury items that we talk about...
  12. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    you can get a Maumasi for that .... Or three from Salem Straub .... or four....
  13. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    1) what kind of grind was it?Xerxes lasers have a bad food release. But which laser doesn’t? 2) the tips are often quite fragile yes. I killed one of mine on the first cut. It’s the only tip I ever killed 3) I love wrought iron cladding. Amazing Patina. But of course it’s more reactive than a...
  14. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    I am not criticizing his prices. He can charge whatever he wants. If someone buys it, it was the right price. I wouldn’t buy it for that price. But I’m happy for him that he was able to sell it at this price. We all knew it was coming after he openly complained about how little money he’s...
  15. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    his prices went up a lot recently. Last batch had a 4K knife. less than 3 years ago I paid less for a San Mai Damascus than someone like Salem Straub would pay. and That was INCLUDING 19% VAT ....
  16. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    you win some, you lose some ....
  17. alterwisser

    Questions on Xerxes Knives

    haha, which is stupid in the first place. He might as well have a US address on the Bill
  18. alterwisser

    WTB Dalman Suji

    Can buy or trade for juicy stuff ... lemme know what you’re looking for
  19. alterwisser

    WTB Raquin 220-250mm gyuto

    you can always try 😜
  20. alterwisser

    WTB Raquin 220-250mm gyuto

    I know some people who HAVE them. but are they selling? 🤔😜
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