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mano

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Any opinions on knives from John Jones from Bangor Maine?

I'm just a few months into kitchen knives so I don't know what to look for. These knives are good looking but the Japanese inspired top knife, in particular seems off in a way I can't explain. The bottom one appeals to me.

Here's what he says about himself:

I am a part time custom knife maker using both forging and stock removal methods. I have also recently started forging my own Damascus to use for my blades. I use a variety of steels including 1084/ 15n20 Damascus, 1095, W-2, 52100, D-2 and 154 CM. All heat treating is carefully done in-house, based on the steel manufacturer’s recommendations, with an Even Heat knife makers kiln and appropriate quench mediums. I also include a leather or Kydex sheath with most of my knives.




Full Length12 Blade Length7 Blade MaterialD2 Tool Steel Handle MaterialStabilized Redwood Burl Bolsters/GuardWrought Iron


Full Length13 inches Blade Length8 inches Blade MaterialForged W2 tool steel with Hamon Handle MaterialStabilzed Maple Burl Bolsters/Guardwrought iron


Full Length14 Blade Length9.25 Blade Material1084 and 15n20 Handle MaterialStabilized Redwood Burl Bolsters/Guard416 Stainless

All knives are sold with a Lifetime Guarantee. If you don’t like a knife that you receive from me, send it back for a full refund. If the quality or performance of the knife does not meet the intended purpose, I will fix or replace the knife free of charge.
 

cnochef

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The bottom knife is getting close, the rest look like kitchen knives made by a hunting knife guy who doesn't fully understand kitchen knives. Sorry to be so brutally honest, but we've seen this many times before.
 

Lefty

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The talent is there, it will just take a good knowledge of the shapes/grind we all prefer and why.
Definitely on the right path, if you ask me!
 

mano

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All the comments are on the money. I didn't know how to articulate it. It's clear he has skill the WIP shows his passion and willingness to work hard.

Makers who really know how to use the knife in a kitchen are at a distinct advantage.
 
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