2019 bucket list

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  1. Jan 6, 2019 #31

    tgfencer

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    Mhmm, believe it when I see it....
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2019 #32

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    Dalman
    Raquin
    Comet
    Mazaki
     
  3. Jan 6, 2019 #33

    ACHiPo

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    Peter Swarz-burt Wootz steel carving set
    Mareko Maumasi chef's knife (ok, so that will be 2021-ish)
     
  4. Jan 6, 2019 #34

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    tsukasa hinoura and a new rader are the only things on the list this year. my wife is happy
     
  5. Jan 6, 2019 #35

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    Yeah ok
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2019 #36

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    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.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2019 #37

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    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.
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2019 #38

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    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.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2019 #39

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    where is the support when one needs it ..
     
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  10. Jan 7, 2019 #40

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    We have a bunch of enablers here, not a good place for knife buying addiction support....
     
  11. Jan 7, 2019 #41

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    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.
    TX 230~250
    Yu Kurosaki 240
     
  12. Jan 7, 2019 #42

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    @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.
     
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  13. Jan 7, 2019 #43

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    Bucket list
    -Rehandle a bunch of keeper knives with Cody Paul
    -Halcyon western integral (sanmai or honyaki) :cool:
    -Comet sanmai
    -Raquin hunter and 250mm gyuto
    -Kato suji
    -240 Yo Shig Kitaeji

    -A medium hard Aiiwatani Kiita

    Maybe:
    -Western Yoshikane damascus

    Resolutions:
    -Sell some knives that aren't being used often.
    -Get the stone collection under some semblance of control.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2019 #44

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    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 ;) )
     
  15. Jan 7, 2019 #45

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2019 #47

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    Me too please!
     
  18. Jan 7, 2019 #48

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    Reach out to Butch about getting a set of steak knives in XHP.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2019 #49

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    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*
     
  20. Jan 7, 2019 #50

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    Still true. Plenty of European based members here though. Time to make friends.
     
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  21. Jan 7, 2019 #51

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    Raquin -250 gyuto
    Haburn- older non Damascus gyuto
    Shiraki- blue 2 wide bevel honyaki
     
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    Turbo, why wide bevel? There is a sick one on bst right now in white!!
     
  23. Jan 7, 2019 #53

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    Yes. Pete’s honyaki looks really great.
     
  24. Jan 7, 2019 #54

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    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.

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    Ikeda is ALWAYS a good idea.
     
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    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
     
  27. Jan 7, 2019 #57

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    Steffen is great. My knife arrived about a month after I reached out to him. He works fast
     
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  28. Jan 7, 2019 #58

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    @Danzo yeah! He’s like “it won’t be ready until the end of February” haha!! That’s like pretty damn quick!
     
  29. Jan 8, 2019 #59

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    I like these threads, lets do a remake!

    - kenji Togashi 240 Blue Honyki
    - Ikeda
    - Something middle of the road from Rob The9
    - mybe something from Ikkanshi Tadatsuna or from Aritsugu
    - Wakui
    - 240 kasumi Noborikoi...
    - Maybe something Nice and tall from Raquin
    - Would like to try something from Kamon

    Nothing written in stone
     
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  30. Jan 8, 2019 #60

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    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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