He was for me as well. I found his knowledge and willingness to share inspiring. I thought he mentioned he was writing something about knives. I wonder if he ever finished it, and if it got published. There's so little out there! I'm sorry he's passed.
I purchased my Mac Pro and Masamoto VG 210 gyutos because of
BDL's advice, and an Edge Pro. He was kind of like EB White describes Charlotte the spider: a good friend and a good writer. Very patient with newbies and put a lot of thought and care, it seemed to me, into his descriptions. I put...
I was out of the Japanese chefs knife loop for awhile but recently began researching and collecting again. I’m very happy to be back! Dave Martell sharpened a couple of knives for me years ago, before he started this forum. Lovely guy. :)