What were your first three and last three non-Japanese knives acquired?

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Qapla', Nov 7, 2019 at 12:51 AM.

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums by donating:

  1. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:51 AM #1

    Qapla'

    Qapla'

    Qapla'

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Messages:
    161
    This one's inspired by DitmasPork's thread here about Japanese knives.

    I'll start.
    First three and also last three so far, until I start a foray into high-grade western knives:
    1. Messermeister Meridian chef's knife. My first high-quality kitchen knife.
    2. F-Dick 1905 paring knife. My current paring knife to this day.
    3. Not a knife: The infamous "DICK POLISH" honing-rod.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2019 at 1:22 AM #2

    Corradobrit1

    Corradobrit1

    Corradobrit1

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,435
    1st 3
    Comet, Comet, Comet

    Last 3
    Comet, Comet, Comet

    Thats right I only have 3 non Japanese knives. I did briefly own a Xerxes Primus II but returned it. Should have another couple very shortly......
     
  3. Nov 7, 2019 at 1:34 PM #3

    K813zra

    K813zra

    K813zra

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    First

    1: Rada Cutlery 420j2 Santoku
    2: Rada Cutlery 420j2 3 inch Parer
    3: Old Hickory 7 inch Butcher

    I went directly from there to a Masakage Yuki 210mm gyuto. (I have a a dozen gyutos on hand at this point.)

    Recent: Only a 9 inch Au Carbone K-Sab with an olive wood handle. If this knife were 58/60 hrc rather than 52/54 and had a convex grind with no full bolster it would probably be my "one knife". Love the profile and the handle is freaky comfortable (ugly as sin though). I even like the chunky grind and not anemic edge. Feels like I can slay goblins...

    Next three: IDK but I think it is time for a custom.
     
    Kristoffer Tyvik likes this.
  4. Nov 7, 2019 at 2:57 PM #4

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    202
    started my High End knife journey with Japanese Knives...

    1 . Xerxes 280mm 1.2442 Mono
    2. KMS 255mm 1.2562 Mono
    3. Comet 230mm 52100 Mono

    latest:
    1. Antzenberger 260mm 125SC Honyaki
    2. Raquin 280mm 145SC San Mai
    3. LE 250mm 1.2519 Mono
     
  5. Nov 7, 2019 at 2:59 PM #5

    dafox

    dafox

    dafox

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Messages:
    773
    Location:
    Colorado
    I will watch with interest to see which custom you get.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2019 at 11:46 PM #6

    fewlio

    fewlio

    fewlio

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2015
    Messages:
    40
    First three: victorinox serrated bread/utility knives and 1 8" chef knife

    Last three: vintage wusthof carbon re-issue 9" chef's, 3.5" carbon paring knife, <--- (sold as a set), wusthof ikon 8" chef's, zwilling pro 2.75" trimming paring knife
     
  7. Nov 7, 2019 at 11:51 PM #7

    minibatataman

    minibatataman

    minibatataman

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2018
    Messages:
    431
    Location:
    Maastricht
    First three were my first knives ever:
    1. Henckles pro s 8 inch chef's knife
    2. Victorinox bread knife
    3. Robert herder pairer

    Last 3 are something I'm excited about, as I haven't received 2 of them yet, and the third is a my favorite knife of all the ones I own, even more so with the story behind it.
    1. Matus 180mm petty
    2. Sabatier NOS 10 inch chef knife
    3. Sabatier NOS 3 inch pairer
     
  8. Nov 7, 2019 at 11:58 PM #8

    GorillaGrunt

    GorillaGrunt

    GorillaGrunt

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2016
    Messages:
    793
    First three:
    Old stock K Sabatier 11” chef
    Latham and Owen 11” narrow chef
    CCK 1303 cleaver

    last three:
    Gude 8” bread knife
    Bryan Raquin 250mm gyuto
    Tilman Leder Niolox 255mm gyuto

    of note is that it took a minute for me to remember that neither the Chinese knife nor the Western made gyuto are Japanese, lol
     
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:59 AM #9

    Jaszer13

    Jaszer13

    Jaszer13

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    10
    First Three:
    Zwilling Mungsten Damast 8"
    Narra Yangiba 400mm
    Aura "The one"

    Last Three:
    Bloodroot 240mm
    Gambler Customs Damascus Waikiri
    Gambler Customes 8" San Mai
     
  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:40 AM #10

    Travis petosa

    Travis petosa

    Travis petosa

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2019
    Messages:
    25
    Location:
    Austin
    First Three:
    victorinox 8" boning
    victorinox 9" scimitar
    Not sure if it counts but Global 9" chefs

    Last three:
    DP 210mm Gyuto
    raquin suji 270mm
    raquin 270mm gyuto
     
  11. Nov 9, 2019 at 12:58 AM #11

    bahamaroot

    bahamaroot

    bahamaroot

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,278
    I haven't bought 6 non-Jknives....
     

Share This Page