2019 bucket list

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  1. Jan 4, 2019 #1

    labor of love

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    Okay, I thought this was a fun idea. It was cool looking back at the 2018 bucket list and seeing where my tastes were a year ago versus where they are today.
    Also, making a list of stuff Id like to try in a years time and if my tastes stay the same or change.
    My New Years resolution is to give western handles a second chance also I quit smoking (4 days cig free)! Not sure where to start with western handle stuff. TX knives and Cody Paul both have caught my attention lately.
    In 2011-2012 I bought my first wa handled konosuke and I never looked back, now I’m curious about western handles knives again, both basic stock and custom handles. This might be a short lived experiment or a new facet to my kit. Time will tell.
    2 unfulfilled tasks from my 2018 bucket list were getting a nice jhonyaki and a blazen gyuto.
    The blazen will be easy ofcourse. But finding a left handed japanese honyaki will take some research. Wish me luck.
    I would like to get a hankotsu this year too.
    What’s everybody else targeting for the new year?
     
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    RDalman

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    A couple of m3 concrete in a hole in the ground would be great, and a 100 kg powerhammer on top. Kindof a longshot I know, but knives.
     
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    I've been playing with a TX gyuto and I really like it, the western handle is very comfortable to me and the balance is about perfect. I highly recommend you try one of his knives.

    As far as 2019, I have a few more knives coming at some point in 2019, but my general resolution is to try to buy less knives than in 2018:D and just use the ones I have.....
     
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    I'd love to hunt down one of the three people who bought Robin's carbon cleavers this past December and pry one away.

    Other than that, no specific desires. Resisting impulse purchases will once again be the order of the day, I think.
     
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    Get honyaki gyuto from Japanese smith.

    And sell few knives.
     
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    I had a Rader on my radar for 2019, but one came through for me in December 2018. Currently have nothing on the list for 2019, but if a Mario or Martell stainless steel gyuto pops out I will definitely consider it.
     
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    bucket lid...
     
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    LOL ;)
     
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    I bought so many great knives last year I expect 2019 to be a fairly quite on. I do have an itch to try a Yoshikazu Ikeda right now though. ;)
     
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    -Zeny
    -Marius
    -Kamon
    -Bryan
     
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    Go for it! (so easy to spend other people's money here :)).

    I have three of his knives in the Sumanigashi line, Aogami #1. A short petty, long petty, and a 165mm nakiri. Love the grind and profiles. It's a good thing I don't have much use for gyutos or I'd be saving up for an Ikeda honyaki gyuto this year.

    For a 2019 bucket list, I don't know what I'll go for, and I spent too much last year. My current "want" is a mini-sujihiki somewhere around 210mm, with a narrow profile. I like my Yoshikazu Ikeda 190mm petty, it's my current soft protein slicer. But sometimes I'd like something just a little longer, and less blade height for skinning and slicing fish. A mini-suji is an odd knife category and not much to choose from, but I have one or two ideas in mind, when the finances catch up to the "want."
     
  12. Jan 5, 2019 #12

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    in 2018 i really rounded out my collection in terms of profiles/functionality. i now have two lengths of petty, two lengths of gyuto, and one each of nakiri, honesuki, sujihiki, deba, and yanagiba. but of course now that functionality is covered i'm starting to think more about aesthetics, and feel the inexorable pull towards polished honyakis. must somehow resist...
     
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    I’m craving a 240 Toyama honyaki gyuto.
     
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    On Mr Maumasi's June schedule ... very much looking forward to seeing what that build ends up being ... also hoping that "Devin time" arrives in 2019 so thumbs crossed ... high hopes for a bountiful 2019 so we shall see ...
     
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    What, like another itk run?
     
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    Getting 2 of my favorite porn stars in the bedroom with nothing but my charm and friendly nature.

    Getting a KKF member to loan me a shigefusa ketieji 240 gyuto and then disapearing into the sunset never to be heard of again.

    Convincing Floyd Mayweather to an exhibition match so that I can retire early.

    Host a tasting at a fancy hotel to compare human and animal blood. Fresh, never frozen.

    Marry a Hilton

    Compete in an underground kumite.

    Travel to Japan and visit the establishments no Gaijin has visited before.
     
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    2018 was very kind to me - or perhaps it was cruel - it's a question of perspective I guess. :rolleyes:

    As I plan to travel, I'll try to keep my bucket list very short. I have a spot coming up with Chris Goldeband which I think will be very satisfying. :D Another Kippington would be welcomed! Also want to try the Dao Vu knives from Hanoi. Available from the site we don't talk about but also direct from cheaphandforgedknife on IG. They're very cheap so they belong on a shopping list rather than a bucket list - certainly won't break the bank. Anyone here here tried them?

    Keeping my bucket list to a minimum will allow me to come with a healthy wallet to Japanese Knife Imports later in the year. Watch out Jon! ;)
     
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    I hope 2019 is good to me. Going to try and focus on minimizing reckless knife spending, and focus more on intentional purchases based on my preferences I’ve developed over the last few years. That being knives that are 225-255 long, 55+ at the heel, monosteel carbons like 52100, 1095. This leaves my choices pretty limited to western makers as opposed to Japanese. Guys I’m looking out for:
    Dalman
    Martell
    Ingoglia
    Marko
    Greg cimms
    HHH

    Happy new year folks
     
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    For 2019 ... I need to stop buying Nakiris ...... Ok maybe a Wat Pro 180 or Toyama 210 or that mythical Kato, but after that I'm done my Nakiri hunt.
    Top of my list are
    1)Heiji Carbon Gyuto
    2)a serious full size Chuka, recent stellar Chukas have got me interested
    3)Aizu from the Aizu lord
    4)Mazaki Gyuto, as his nakiri has impressed me greatly
    5)Begin single bevel journey
     
  21. Jan 5, 2019 #21
    Exactly that happened to me with a 240 Kato Workhorse Dragon.

    Till this day I do not know what happened to the guy. The knife is now on indefinite loan to a good friend of mine and a pro chef in Prague - since about 3 years.
     
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    So, you did get the knife back?
     
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    This is the point where the difference between borrow and lend becomes crucial :)

    I am the one who borrowed a Kato from a KKF member, but he vanished when the time came for me to return it. So I gave the knife to a friend of mine who is a pro chef and loves it.
     
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    Wow, that’s super strange.

    I’m sure Doom meant something similar—he seems like a right honorable fellow.
     
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    No more along the lines of hoping he is healthy, has more time on his hands and is up to producing more beauties ...
     
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    Comet, LaSeur, Antzenberger, Kippington & Raquin.
     
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    Some how convincing Trey to build me a Comet. I am Pensacola, FL native and I have to have one at some point due to that fact alone, not to mention the knives are supposedly great performers. I don't have enough posts yet to put up a WTB for a Comet in the BST forum yet and that's probably a good thing for my wallet... As for 2019, my biggest goal is obtaining my first custom knife/knives and I am very close to sorting that goal out with Andrei Markin at this point.

    Probably buying my first Nakiri as well, I can't think I will be looking at anything else other than the gold standard Watanabe Pro.

    As sharpening goes, I want to continue to improve my whetstone sharpening technique and results and will likely be picking up a Kitayama 8000 and a Cerax 320 to round out my kit for thinning and higher polish finishing.
     
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    Very nice List!
     
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    TF Denka
    Watanabe Nakiri
    Watanabe Honyaki
    Maybe start learning single bevels
    Maybe try to sell off my last tanto
     
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    Xerxes
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    and i'm done - no mas
     

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