100 knives to try before you die

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  1. Jun 28, 2019 #61

    Carl Kotte

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    Are you sure about that? (If you are, we might have a reason to make the list shorter!)
     
  2. Jun 29, 2019 #62

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    Haven’t seen these listed yet:

    Rader

    Martell

    Don Nguyen

    Mizuno honyaki

    Misono Dragon
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2019 #63

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    Mmm mmm mmm, good!
     
  4. Jun 29, 2019 #64

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    Heiji carbon or semistainless: such a crispy edge and cutting feel, great food release, really even blade faces and little overgrind
    Fujiwara Teruyasu: super hard steel, easy to sharpen, a bit brittle, really sharp but feedback can be a bit sterile sometimes
    Ashi Hamono Ginga: any laser will do, really, though. Great fit and finish full-package mid-cost J-knife.
     
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  5. Jun 29, 2019 #65

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    Oh, and BTW, if death seems an awfully long time to wait, there is also the possibility of changing the heading into ’A 100 knives to try before you DIY!’
     
  6. Jun 29, 2019 #66

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    I'm on Rader's list and Bloodroot's list at the moment. I'm a NW native and excited for Rader. Excited for Bloodroot too, but it's 4 years out.

    I thought my Don Nguyen was a little wedgy, but that may just be me. The overall package is stunning.

    Edit: Don Nguyen paring knife, bought very early in his career, and before I knew up from down in the knife world.
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2019 #67

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    What a great list so far! I’d like to add Kamon knives and Grimm Knife Co to the pile as well!
     
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  8. Jun 30, 2019 #68

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    Another cheap option from Ikea:

    https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/30257579/
    Briljera.jpg
    I get to use this knife once a week at a regular cook-up/dinner with a friend of mine who also is a passionate cook. The knife has a bit more belly than I like, but it is nice to use regardless, and made with VG-10 steel. At USD 40.00 or so, it's really good value for money.
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2019 #69

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    And - most importantly - it is Swedish! (I know I know, it is not made in Sweden, but still!). Sweden brings you Dalman and IKEA straight on top of the list!
    Thx Michi
     
  10. Jun 30, 2019 #70

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    Any Burke; everyone should use a Burke at least once- magic!

    I would also add:

    Rader, Maumasi (nice S grind), Lisch (both David and Andrea)

    Tsukasa Hinoura, Shigefusa, Ikeda mizu honyaki, and Kumagoro honyaki

    And since this is a before-one-dies list and not particularly focused on affordability, then a true hand-made Kramer.
     
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  11. Jun 30, 2019 #71

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    Jim Burke

    HHH

    Martell

    Masahiro

    Takeshi Saji

    Bob Kramer original

    Kurosaki

    Kikuishi

    Toyogama
     
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  12. Jul 1, 2019 #72

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    Fingal Ferguson
    Blenheim Forge
    Blok Knives
    Dan Prendergast
    Oldskool Sabatier chef knives
    Munetoshi butcher


    And some usual suspects already mentioned!
     
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  13. Jul 4, 2019 #73

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    How’s the compilation going?
     
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  14. Jul 4, 2019 #74

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    Not well!
     
  15. Jul 4, 2019 #75

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    So, here is the spectacular list you have been waiting for. Or not really. For a list promising to contain 100 remarkable (or notable) knives, it is surprisingly short at the moment. Let us consider it a work in project. Please add, correct, improve, etc. etc.

    A hundred dies to knife before you fry – in something like an alphabetical order.


    1. Blenheim Forge

    2. Blok Knives

    3. Bloodroot

    4. Jim Burke

    5. Murray Carter Funayuki

    6. Catcheside Gyuto

    7. CCK a) Carbon Kau Kong Chopper, b) 1303

    8. Comet Honyaki

    9. Robin Dalman Gyuto S-Grind

    10. Doi

    11. Fingal Ferguson

    12. Teruyasu Fujiwara Denka

    13. Gengetsu Gyuto

    14. Gesshin Ittetsy Honyaki Gyuto

    15. Grimm Knife Company

    16. Gude Bread Sword

    17. HHH

    18. Halcyonforge Gyuto

    19. Ashi Hamono Ginga

    20. Harner

    21. Hazenberg

    22. Heiji Semi-stainless

    23. Tsukasa Hinoura

    24. Ikea Briljera

    25. Ikeda Mizu Honyaki

    26. Mario Ingoglia

    27. Jikko Akebono Gyuto 240

    28. Kagekiyo Blue # 1 Gyuto

    29. Benjamin Kamon

    30. Kato a) STD Gyuto, b) Yoshiaki Fujiwara, c) Sujihiki

    31. Kikuishi

    32. Kippington

    33. Kochi a) Stainless clad, b) V2

    34. Konosuke Fujiyama (preferably old, and wide bevel) or Gyuto 240 White Steel # 1

    35. Shibata Kotetsu

    36. Bob Kramer

    37. Kumagoro Honyaki

    38. Tilman Leder Inox

    39. Andrea Lisch

    40. David Lisch

    41. Mac Pro Series

    42. Dave Martell

    43. Masahiro

    44. Masamoto KS

    45. Masashi SLD

    46. Matsubara

    47. Maumasi

    48. Chelsea Miller Gyuto

    49. Misono Dragon

    50. Mizuno Honyaki

    51. Munethoshi a) Cleaver, b) Gyuto, c) Butcher

    52. Murata Blue # 1

    53. Don Ngyuen

    54. Opinel

    55. Dan Prendergast

    56. Brian Raquin a) Gyuto, b) Mini cleaver/Big Nakiri

    57. Michael Rader

    58. Sabatier a) Nogent handled pre 1939, b) Old carbon

    59. Sakai Takayuki Ginsanko

    60. Takeshi Saji

    61. Shigefusa Gyuto

    62. Takamura Pro Gyuto

    63. Takeda Gyuto

    64. Tanaka a) Blue Steel # 2, b) Gyuto

    65. Tesshu

    66. Togashi Honyaki Blue Steel Gyuto

    67. Tosagata Bunka

    68. Toyogama

    69. Toyama a) Iron Clad, b) Guyto 270, c) Nakiri 210

    70. Tsourkan

    71. Shinichi Watanabe a) Kasumi Guyto, b) KU Gyuto, c) Nakiri

    72. Xerxes

    73. Yoshikane Black Damascus SLD

    74. Zwilling Kramer
     
  16. Jul 5, 2019 #76

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    Nice work, Carl!
     
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  17. Jul 5, 2019 #77

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    How in tbe world is Mert Tansu not on this list?
     
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  18. Jul 5, 2019 #78

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    Also the new fujiyama fms should easily be on here. They are really, really good.
     
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    I'll add kono ys and mazaki.
     
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  20. Jul 5, 2019 #80

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    Mert has to be on the list for sure. Billipp has not been mentioned, yet.
    Also Marius Smide and Evan Antzenberger.
    And Tilman does not only excel in Niolox.
     
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  21. Jul 5, 2019 #81

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    Thanks! Good to know that it is appreciated!
     
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  22. Jul 5, 2019 #82

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    Great suggestions! Please (if you would be so kind) copy-paste the list and add these manually!
     
  23. Jul 5, 2019 #83

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    I would like to add Watanabe Honyaki Gyoto. Just amazing and below 1K usd in a standard build. Custom things might bring the price just above 1K.
     
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  24. Jul 5, 2019 #84

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    I made a spreadsheet but cannot upload it (does allow extension). Can anyone help with that or do I need to link via google ?

    Edit:
    The link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15aL4qAPUrLqbG0fEcHdtanUW0ZqBl94X?usp=sharing

    There is a lot of info missing (I don't know what to input) so if anyone wants to chime in feel free.
    Do you think we should also add columns with clad/mono type, stainless/carbon or what else you think important?
     
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    Wat honyaki is out of production unfortunately and anyone selling used is probably going at 1k and above now by my guessing. Amazing knife though.
     
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    Hey, this was excellent! Thank you very much @gstriftos!
     
  27. Jul 6, 2019 #87

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    Dexter 45A12H
     
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  28. Jul 6, 2019 #88

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    Devin definitely needs a spot IMO and I personally feel Ian Rogers / Haburn Knives should be there as well ... Many of Jon's wares could find a place - the Kagekiyo line being one of the most obvious ...

    Very nice work Carl!
     
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  29. Jul 6, 2019 #89
    Assuming #48 is a joke, that's a pretty good list.
     
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  30. Jul 6, 2019 #90

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    Pretty good? It should be great! Care to improve it? And no, 48 is an absolute must.
     

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