Starter Knife Giveaway

Discussion in 'Giveaways/Pay It Forward/Win a Knife' started by fimbulvetr, Mar 30, 2017.

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums by donating:

  1. Mar 30, 2017 #1

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    So, I have a few old work knives I've outgrown that I'm looking to give away to cooks who might be in need of starter J-knives and don't might getting used knives, warts and all. All of these are more than serviceable, but all have seen use inside a restaurant kitchen, so they aren't lookers.

    I've got 3 270mm gyutos: a Misono UX-10 with scuffs and scratches; a Kikuichi Carbon Elite with a patina, some scuffs, and a slightly flatter profile than I seem to remember it coming with (let's say I meant to do that- in any event, I love this knife); and a Suisin High Carbon with a patina and a new tip courtesy of a run-in with a concrete floor. Pics at https://instagram.com/p/BSO_MvdA8F1/ .

    Also up for grabs is a Fujiwara FKM honesuki, and a truly ...something... Tojiro white steel 240 k-tip gyuto in all its project knife glory.

    Anyone know a cook who'd appreciate these? They've all served me well, so good homes are a must. CONUS only, please.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2017 #2

    S-Line

    S-Line

    S-Line

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    204
    That is so kind of you. I would love to take one off your hands for a chef that I'm training. He just started learning sushi and his knife is really not up to par. Any would really make his day, that UX10 would probably last him a good couple of years.

    Cheers. :)
     
  3. Mar 30, 2017 #3

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    Done! PM me your mailing address, and I'll try to get it out tomorrow.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2017 #4

    dwalker

    dwalker

    dwalker

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,175
    Good on you for supporting the community. I hope these will be well used.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2017 #5

    b2kk258

    b2kk258

    b2kk258

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    sent you a pm
     
  6. Mar 30, 2017 #6

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    Misono 270, Suisin 270, and Fujiwara FKM honesuki all boxed and ready to ship once I drag my butt to the post office tomorrow.

    The Kikuichi and the Tojiro still need homes.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2017 #7

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    Aaaand that's the ballgame. Assuming I hear back from everyone who's claimed a knife with a mailing address, all the knives are spoken for. Thanks, y'all. This has been fun.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2017 #8

    Jovidah

    Jovidah

    Jovidah

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,086
    Nice gesture! Thanks for the generosity, hope someone puts them to good use!
     
  9. Mar 30, 2017 #9

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    That's my hope too! I come from a tool-worshipping family: we all get sloppily sentimental about the inanimate objects that make up our world, so, while I'm glad to be helping the community and happy to be making some much-needed space, there have been a few tears too. The folks at the Post Office must think I'm insane. 🤡
     
  10. Mar 30, 2017 #10

    endautrestermes

    endautrestermes

    endautrestermes

    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    23
    My cousin is going to cooking school, so that Tojiro could do for him, if he qualifies :)
     
  11. Mar 30, 2017 #11

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    I think that one's taken too, now. I'll pm you if that changes.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2017 #12

    MontezumaBoy

    MontezumaBoy

    MontezumaBoy

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,122
    VERY VERY VERY Cooooollll! Nice to see "Kindness" wins the day! Now you got me thinking about my own level of pass it forward 'goodness' ...
     
  13. Apr 8, 2017 #13

    ABranson

    ABranson

    ABranson

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    129
    I would love to take anything you have available. I have no Japanese knives (only a german stainless) and would love the chance to play with something new if they haven't all gotten snatched up.!
     
  14. Apr 8, 2017 #14

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    fimbulvetr

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    Hi everyone, just to be clear, all the knives I had to give away are gone. Thanks!
     
  15. Apr 10, 2017 #15

    ashy2classy

    ashy2classy

    ashy2classy

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,327
    What a cool idea for a thread section. Kudos to these folks for passing on their old knives!
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder