Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by labor of love, Jan 4, 2019.
Mhmm, believe it when I see it....
Peter Swarz-burt Wootz steel carving set
Mareko Maumasi chef's knife (ok, so that will be 2021-ish)
tsukasa hinoura and a new rader are the only things on the list this year. my wife is happy
Raquin and Xerxes
Raquin because I love the profile and probably my favorite handles; minimal single piece slim wa handles, none of that gaudy ferrule and butt cap combos and 20 gold spacers.
Xerxes because I want to try something different.
I would like to get on the xerxes list whenever his books open again.
Gotta admit, I’ve been following Raquin for a while now and I haven’t seen anything yet that I’d like to try.
I’d like to have some of his stuff, but it is impossible to get, always gone within seconds.
As far as xerxes, I only have experience with primus and it is very good. His other custom stuff is probably even better.
where is the support when one needs it ..
We have a bunch of enablers here, not a good place for knife buying addiction support....
Probably not feasible for all in 2019, but even one off the list would be good:
A bigger Dalman
Hopefully something from CJA
Some kind of single edge monster, a hamokiri? though probably a 210 mioroshi deba.
Yu Kurosaki 240
@Barashka i just spoke with TX(steffen) a couple of times today about a custom. He’s going to be great to work with I can tell already.
-Rehandle a bunch of keeper knives with Cody Paul
-Halcyon western integral (sanmai or honyaki)
-Raquin hunter and 250mm gyuto
-240 Yo Shig Kitaeji
-A medium hard Aiiwatani Kiita
-Western Yoshikane damascus
-Sell some knives that aren't being used often.
-Get the stone collection under some semblance of control.
Wat 180 nakiri since it seems to be a pretty top recommeendation in its category.
Wat or Toyama gyuto just to try
A lot of the local favorite custom makers; no one specific since most are honestly outside current budget
Also grats and good luck on quitting Labor! (the smoking, not the knives )
I’ve asked Joe no less than 6 times for an integral and his responses are priceless. Lemme know how that goes... everything else should be a breeze!
Oh and a set of steak knives that are hefty, good enough to hold a decent edge, but not so good that I cringe when used on ceramic plates.
Me too please!
Reach out to Butch about getting a set of steak knives in XHP.
RE: Xerxes. Yeah would love to get a custom from him. Told me he can't ship to USA. Not sure if that's true or has changed since I last reached out to him. *SHRUG*
Still true. Plenty of European based members here though. Time to make friends.
Raquin -250 gyuto
Haburn- older non Damascus gyuto
Shiraki- blue 2 wide bevel honyaki
Turbo, why wide bevel? There is a sick one on bst right now in white!!
Yes. Pete’s honyaki looks really great.
I missed the last time his books were open for like 30 minutes LOL. I planned to take advantage of other connections if I could get a spot.
Ikeda is ALWAYS a good idea.
The short list:
- Yoshimitsu Tamahagane
- Shig 240 Gyuto (270 would even be better)
- Togashi "The James" Blue #1 Gyuto
- More honyaki (currently only have Ikeda 270 White #2 mizu )
- Learn single bevel
Steffen is great. My knife arrived about a month after I reached out to him. He works fast
@Danzo yeah! He’s like “it won’t be ready until the end of February” haha!! That’s like pretty damn quick!
I like these threads, lets do a remake!
- kenji Togashi 240 Blue Honyki
- Something middle of the road from Rob The9
- mybe something from Ikkanshi Tadatsuna or from Aritsugu
- 240 kasumi Noborikoi...
- Maybe something Nice and tall from Raquin
- Would like to try something from Kamon
Nothing written in stone
Price list has 4 for $500. Seems steep for blades that will grind on plates? Was thinking something more pedestrian like Languiole-style or even Victorinox.
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