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  1. Feb 17, 2020 #15721

    Brian Weekley

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    It’s a dream ... all knives are great but a few are absolutely outstanding. This Bloodroot is definitely in the latter category. What I forgot to say was that the last person who touched up this blade was a master at sharpening. It had the perfect combination of sharpness and bite. Of course the knife smith has a lot to do with but the sharpener has to bring it home. It had the perfect amount of tooth and laughed at the skin on the Roma tomato. The cilantro and lettuce proved the ability of the knife to rock chop and the onions took the slicing with ease. I particularly like the profile of the blade and though the handle doesn’t quite have the “locked in” feel of some of my knives it’s undoubtedly one of the prettiest handles I own. I’ll put the Martell away now for a couple of weeks and use the Bloodroot. I have a controversial Dalman rust bucket on the way to me. Maybe it will make my 7 knife, non rotating block. Any suggestions as to what I should cook to welcome it to the family when it arrives?

    As most know who have sold me their knives, I don’t sell my knives. Every one is a member of my family. If you ever see one of my knives for sale on BST, it won’t be me selling them. I give the odd knife away but those who have received them would never disparage the gift by selling them on. Karma and all that!
     
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  2. Feb 17, 2020 #15722

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    Lol.....:LOL:
     
  3. Feb 18, 2020 #15723

    madelinez

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    Couple of newish petties...
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  4. Feb 18, 2020 #15724

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  5. Feb 18, 2020 #15725

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    Looks amazing. Who is the maker?
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2020 #15726

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    Benjamin Kamon

    Seriously, this has become my favorite knife within the blink of an eye. If I had to downsize my collection and could keep one knife only, this would be it. Away with all Watanabes, Toyamas, Shigs, Ashis, I’d keep only this one.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2020 #15727

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    Sell me your Wats yo
     
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  8. Feb 18, 2020 #15728

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    I said if I HAD...
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2020 #15729

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    That one looked fantastic. Is it as great as it seems? It's the 210, right? Any flat spot to speak of?
     
  10. Feb 18, 2020 #15730

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    What if I make a pretend gun with my hand and point it at your head?
     
  11. Feb 18, 2020 #15731

    daddy yo yo

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    Talk to the hand!
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2020 #15732

    Dendrobatez

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    Yes it is the 210, kamon just posted a bunch of photos of it on IG. Overall it's a fairly flat profile (which is what I tend to shop for) with 1.75" flat spot about .75" from the heel which makes it great for push cuts. Honestly it's in my top 2 favorite knives right now, cuts very smoothly and despite it's crazy thin tip and edge is not fragile.
     
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  13. Feb 19, 2020 #15733

    zeaderan

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    Finally got my 210 mab direct from tf. always a good feeling getting a new knife in the mail.
     

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  14. Feb 20, 2020 #15734

    Brian Weekley

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    The “Rust Bucket Chronicles”

    Thanks to the assistance of drsmp I took delivery of my “Rust Bucket” knife made by Robin Dalman. At the time I tried to purchase the knife from its original owner I didn’t know what the “Rust Bucket” Knife was. It turns out it was one of a batch of the first five kitchen knives made by Dalman many years ago. Not meeting his standards Dalman gave these prototypes away. Fast forward many years and one of the gift recipients posted his gift knife for sale on BST. With the assistance of drsmp I managed to take delivery of the knife and learned of its heritage.

    So ... here’s my thoughts. I can understand why Dalman didn’t want this knife sold. It isn’t representative of Dalman’s knives. It was a prototype that Dalman generously gifted rather than destroying. That isn’t to say it isn’t an excellent knife. It is clearly made by a talented, if up and coming maker. For it to be on the retail market at current knife prices would be like Steve Nash (two time NBA MVP) sending in rookie year tapes in support of his MVP bid. The tapes would simply not be reflective of his tremendous talent.

    So ... what are my thoughts. This is an excellent knife and will immediately become one of my daily users. It is 234mm a x 48mm x 2.36mm. It weighs 176gms. It’s wickedly thin with an exquisite S grind. It’s polished to a mirrored finish and has a nice asymmetrical handle. The spine and choil are nicely rounded and polished. It rock chops well and is a laser sharp slicer. Here’s a few pics:

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    As luck would have it the knife arrived just as I was starting to prep dinner ... “afternoon tea” to our Aussie friends. So ... I put the rust bucket to work and welcome it to my family. Tonight’s fare ... reverse seared strip loin, fried sweet onions and fresh mushrooms. Here’s a few pics ...
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    Welcome to your new home rust bucket, you will be loved, used and appreciated. AND ... as your maker intended, you will never be sold. Period!
     
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  15. Feb 20, 2020 #15735

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    07242099-A164-4559-8C65-2B4080264E7E.jpeg A9B268F3-731C-45EF-BDB6-708CDE26C1E8.jpeg BA17F112-D9CD-46D6-BA84-4E597ED57A59.jpeg 0E7F1D4B-15D8-4B4A-8C3B-6AC8865FED5F.jpeg 6E9458D1-50A1-47BB-9AFE-C7CFBFBF31E4.jpeg New Shihan arrived. These handles he’s working with now are really special.
    (Atleast to me they are)
     
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  16. Feb 20, 2020 #15736

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  17. Feb 20, 2020 #15737

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    This profile looks amazing to me. Enjoy!
     
  18. Feb 20, 2020 #15738

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    Here’s shihan choil shot. 7DE07EA7-C9E6-4B5B-AD26-29FC47E4CAB7.png
     
  19. Feb 20, 2020 #15739

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    @ian haven't had a chance to use it yet. But yeah, just feeling the grind w my finger tips it feels very 50/50
     
  20. Feb 20, 2020 #15740

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    Looks 50:50 to me. I've got my name down for a Honyaki
     
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  21. Feb 20, 2020 #15741

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    Thanks Ashy! It feels great to use. So much hype, hate, and doubt recently made me want to experience it first hand since it was within budget.
    LOL, while I'm in a gambling mood next up maybe a Takeda once the knife budget is replenished
     
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  22. Feb 20, 2020 #15742

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    @labor of love , Shihan looks dope. Hopefully it’ll be at ecg. Also, what’s the blade next to it on the right in the group pic?
     
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  23. Feb 20, 2020 #15743

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    Same.
     
  24. Feb 20, 2020 #15744

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  25. Feb 20, 2020 #15745

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    What kind of wood is that?
     
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  27. Feb 20, 2020 #15747

    labor of love

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    Shigehiro 270 Mac Pro 270 suji watanabe 240
     
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  28. Feb 20, 2020 #15748

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    Shigehiro 270
     
  29. Feb 20, 2020 #15749

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    I believe it’s called Ash.
     
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  30. Feb 20, 2020 #15750

    thermophile

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    I've never seen ash with that dark of rings. It looks great!
     
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