Chicago Chef Knife Show

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  1. Dec 12, 2017 #1

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    This is in its infancy, and all the details are still being discussed, but i want all of you to be aware that Myself, Todd Begg and Damasteel are putting together a Kitchen Knife show in Chicago at the end of August that will feature many high profile kitchen knife makers and potentially a couple of vendors you are familiar with. Keep that time period in mind and I will update this thread as soon as we know more information. :hungry::knife:
     
  2. Dec 12, 2017 #2

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    Sounds interesting. Will be following.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2017 #3

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    woo woooooo!
     
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    Yeaaaa!
     
  5. Mar 20, 2018 #5

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    Damasteel Chef Invitational 2018 is in the works for Sunday August 26th, time TBD (most likely 12pm).

    The Makers:
    Mareko Maumasi, Maumasi Fire Arts
    Tom McLean, Sharp and Shiny Shop
    Salem Straub, Promethean Knives
    Greg Cimms, Greg Cimms Knives
    Tony LeSeur, LeSeur knives
    Joe Schrum, Halcyon Forge
    Mert Tansu, Tansu Knives
    Rick Petko, RPD&Co
    Don Nguyen, Don Nguyen Knives

    The Vendors:
    Abe Shaw, Eating Tools NY
    Town Cutler Chicago
    Kevin Pellegrino, AKA Kasumi Kev

    More Details as they develop! Follow all these guys on instagram to see their work in progress!
     
  6. Mar 20, 2018 #6

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    Didn't know Tom McClean was an actual knife maker... interesting haven't followed his wood work in a long while.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2018 #7

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    He is still part time, but he is making moves. His current chef knife line is in collaboration with another smith (it's a quiet partnership).
     
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    True that's pretty cool
     
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    Not to mention he is one of my favorite hand models on IG :tease:
     
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    Shaping up nicely Chef! Will be marking this on the calendar.
     
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    Any idea on venue or at least what part of the city?
     
  12. Mar 20, 2018 #12

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    Yes sorry. It will be at my restaurant Brightwok Kitchen which is at 21 E adams (adams and state)
     
  13. Mar 20, 2018 #13

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    Wooooo! The earlier the better, I'll have to work:razz:! And if anyone is bored at night they can swing by the restaurant for cheap drinks and food!
     
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    Cool, im in
     
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    Pretty darn cool list... Will there actually be knives for sale? :)
     
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    That's the hope! Some of the guys have mid tech like lines they hope to bring, some hope to use damasteel to make knives to sell at the show. If any of the makers are short on product I can have town cutler and eating tools bring more knives for peoples interest. Since this is the first year Id like it to be more of a meeting of the minds between chefs/collectors and the knife craftsman. I'll have food and drinks for practically free, maybe $5 at the door, Im working on sponsors that I know for a nice selection. Still plenty of time to get organized!
     
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    Awesome...... hope to make it there.

    Al
     
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    I was being a bit facetious as a lot of those makers rarely have available knives for sale it seems. Sounds like a really fun time in store for everybody with good knives, food, and drink! It would be really neat to meet some cool folks though I'm personally debating going to Blade Show or upgrading my equipment to a 2x72 grinder... If only money wasn't a consideration for me... :(
     
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    wow, this sounds really cool. I have been waiting for a kitchen knife show to come about. Even if its just a small exclusive thing at this point, really interested to see where this goes!

    BTW milkbaby, i wish i had extra money id send you a 2x72, it would be awesome to see what you would come up with!
     
  20. Apr 13, 2018 #20

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    Blade is a lot of fun, but extremely overwhelming. Lots of people to see and talk to, that are also seeing and talking to others.

    Where are you located? While it isn't ideal, it's possible that you can find someone near you, that you could barter, pay, or work for time on their machine. Just a thought.:doublethumbsup:
     
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    Haha! I'm flattered, Tim! I'm pretty sure that I'm skipping Blade and will probably get a Grizzly 2x72 after I move to a new house. I'm not 100% decided yet, I might just spring for a nicer 2x72 but am unsure of where I'm putting my grinder in the new place.

    One of these days though, I hope to meet you and hold one of your knives in person!
     
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    Thanks for the advice Mareko! I'm such a geek that I'm sure I would have a blast at Blade. Plus I just like to meet people and love to learn from them. I feel like there's something to learn from everybody I meet.

    I'm 90 minutes north of Orlando. The Doghouse forge guys are within driving distance. I'm 90% leaning towards a Grizzly 2x72 right now as it will probably be a huge upgrade from 1x30. I'm sort of considering an Esteem 2x72 depending on my workshop situation after moving into a new house in the fall. I probably will have to forego variable speed due to lack of 220V.

    Still, Chicago sounds like a fun time... I totally admire you and the other makers going to the show and it would be cool to examine y'all's work in person!
     
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    The Doghouse guys are great! I really like them a lot. I know it would be a bit of an investment up front, but Pheer brand grinders are awesome, especially for the price he's offering them at. I really like the machines a lot. I wish I had a 6 of them in my shop. Also, he offers them in both 110v as well as 220v variable speed. It all comes down to how the variable speed drive is wired. The motor is 3 phase and can be wired to run off either 110 or 220.

    Another reason to consider it, is that machines of the same or similar quality are easily 2x-3x the price he's asking. It's also a way more reliable machine that'll easily last 20+ years.
     
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    Thank you so much for all the info! Now I'm pretty sure that I'll get a Pheer, possibly before the end of the year. Those prices are really good, WOW. THANK YOU! :)
     
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    Mareko!
    You going to make it to Chicago? it would be nice to get to hang out and chat about knives and such again. Also, will you be bringing along any "goodies" with you? :groucho:
     
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    I am Looking forward to going to this Event!!!!!
     
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    Here are some update photos for the event this summer, Knives by Don Nguyen and Tony LaSeur.
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    i have zero interest in any of those makers but am still curious how this turns out as i love the concept!
     
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    YES! Looking forward to seeing you again man!

    The guys on that list are pretty damn good, what makes their work not interesting for you?
     

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