O.T. Knife lovers...

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I know a while back there was a thread started about the knives everyone here carries. I have a Spyderco Manix 2 Moonglow that I love. I carry it everyday. I just happened to be looking at Spyderco's online and came across another knife I really like. The Sage 4. Anyone here that's into knives carry this beaut?

http://www.gpknives.com/spydercosage4ironwood.html
 
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Grand Praire Knives is a very well respected business. PiterM is another knife expert here. Personally speaking if you are buying it for collector item, you won't get you money back. But if you're considering it as a carry piece then absolutely. I used to love buying and selling custom knives but now I limit myself to custom kitchen knives for use. Be careful, high end knife collecting can be addicting as NAS.

Here are some very reputable businesses you can look at:

http://www.truenorthknives.com/vcom/index.php
http://www.knifeart.com
http://www.bladegallery.com
http://www.nordicknives.com/CustomTN2.php

There are more that I'm not thinking of right now.
 
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Grand Praire Knives is a very well respected business. PiterM is another knife expert here. Personally speaking if you are buying it for collector item, you won't get you money back. But if you're considering it as a carry piece then absolutely. I used to love buying and selling custom knives but now I limit myself to custom kitchen knives for use. Be careful, high end knife collecting can be addicting as NAS.

Here are some very reputable businesses you can look at:

http://www.truenorthknives.com/vcom/index.php
http://www.knifeart.com
http://www.bladegallery.com
http://www.nordicknives.com/CustomTN2.php

There are more that I'm not thinking of right now.

LOL. Addicting you say???? NOOOOO :eek:

I have about 20-30 knives that I've collected between Spyderco. Benchmade, Boker, CRKT... Being a leftie, it's hard to find a LEFT HANDED blade and I have a couple of numbered Spyderco lefties as well. Unfortunately a lot of my earlier knives too quite a beating using them for work.

I haven't bought any with the intent on reselling them. I like to carry them and also use them for work. My Spyderco Manix 2 Moonglow is one of my favorites. I carry it every day. I have some knives I'm hard on, this is not one of them because I like it so much. I really like the look of the Sage 4, that Iron wood REALLY caught my eye!!!

Thanks for providing those links. I'm gonna check them out.
 
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When you get in an order it's like waiting for B&H to deliver the D800 when it first came out only times 10. That's how well liked he is. He's invited several people to his business when they're in Hawaii.
 
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When you get in an order it's like waiting for B&H to deliver the D800 when it first came out only times 10. That's how well liked he is. He's invited several people to his business when they're in Hawaii.

LOL. I like the waiting for the B&H order analogy!!! He is an amazing artist. I really like the knives I saw on his site. There was a couple of other knife makers from Arizona I think I looked at last year. The problem is that I can't remember their names or sites now. :redface:
 
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LOL. I like the waiting for the B&H order analogy!!! He is an amazing artist. I really like the knives I saw on his site. There was a couple of other knife makers from Arizona I think I looked at last year. The problem is that I can't remember their names or sites now. :redface:

You could start looking here:

http://www.knifemakersguild.com/members.shtml

Or better yet join a forum!

http://www.knifeforums.com
http://www.bladeforums.com
http:/www.usualsuspect.net


My strider SNG disappeared during divorce.

That blow eased, you should see my kitchen knives.

To the first. I'm sorry. To the second, this is a photography forum yes? I'd love to seem them. I think there may be a tread buried someplace.

Here's a great place to buy some sweet kitchen knives...

www.epciedge.com

And one of my favorite makers though I don't have any:

http://www.raderblade.com
 
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You could start looking here:

http://www.knifemakersguild.com/members.shtml

Or better yet join a forum!

http://www.knifeforums.com
http://www.bladeforums.com
http:/www.usualsuspect.net




To the first. I'm sorry. To the second, this is a photography forum yes? I'd love to seem them. I think there may be a tread buried someplace.

Here's a great place to buy some sweet kitchen knives...

www.epciedge.com

And one of my favorite makers though I don't have any:

http://www.raderblade.com

Yeah I've been meaning to post some pictures, I need to take some since I had custom ironwood burl handles put on my two Yoshikane SLD's. This is my chef's knife and paring knife, but only with western style handles (not traditional)

http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=91008

http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=89946

Here's a lower quality pic, but this is the western style handles I have on mine:

http://bernalcutlery.com/shop/yoshikane-240mm-gyuto-sld-core-suminanagashi
 
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Yeah I've been meaning to post some pictures, I need to take some since I had custom ironwood burl handles put on my two Yoshikane SLD's. This is my chef's knife and paring knife, but only with western style handles (not traditional)

http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=91008

http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=89946

Here's a lower quality pic, but this is the western style handles I have on mine:

http://bernalcutlery.com/shop/yoshikane-240mm-gyuto-sld-core-suminanagashi

THOSE are BEAUTIFUL knives!!! I'd LOVE to get a nice set of kitchen knives but my wife thinks knives are universal tools!!! :eek:

I can't even tell you what she did to the cheap set of Henckel kitchen knives we have. We MIGHT have one steak knife with a tip left on it!!!
 
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THOSE are BEAUTIFUL knives!!! I'd LOVE to get a nice set of kitchen knives but my wife thinks knives are universal tools!!! :eek:

I can't even tell you what she did to the cheap set of Henckel kitchen knives we have. We MIGHT have one steak knife with a tip left on it!!!

Thanks Joe. They are hand made, no two are alike. Add on the wood handles I have and they are very nice. When I got divorced I invested in very high quality knives as I take very good care of them. I let the old set of Henckels go with my ex. She really abused them, tossed them in the sink, threw dishes on them, cut on glass and counter tops. I even took up sharpening my own knives so my edges are all so sharp I can cut dull tomatoes with zero issues. The only serrated blade I have is a bread knife.

I spent a ridiculous amount of money on my collection (buy individual, not sets), but people here can understand considering what they spend on camera gear :wink:
 
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Thanks Joe. They are hand made, no two are alike. Add on the wood handles I have and they are very nice. When I got divorced I invested in very high quality knives as I take very good care of them. I let the old set of Henckels go with my ex. She really abused them, tossed them in the sink, threw dishes on them, cut on glass and counter tops. I even took up sharpening my own knives so my edges are all so sharp I can cut dull tomatoes with zero issues. The only serrated blade I have is a bread knife.

I spent a ridiculous amount of money on my collection (buy individual, not sets), but people here can understand considering what they spend on camera gear :wink:
I knew the knives were doomed the second I told my wife that they have to be hand washed... They ended up right in the dish washer!!! She broke off all the tips!!! LITERALLY!!! They're bent and mangled!!! LOL
This is probably my most used knife in my kitchen. The edge retention on this knife is absurd, I can use it a lot and it seems like it doesn't even need a polish after a month of good use.

http://www.chuboknives.com/products/takeda-aogami-super-banno-bunka-170mm-6-8#.UeAsPm0kzHg
THAT is a GORGEOUS knife!!! I KNOW this is going to cost me money looking at all these kitchen knives!!!! LOL

You suggest buying individually. Do you buy different brand names depending on they type of knife you need? Or do you stay with the same maker?
 
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You suggest buying individually. Do you buy different brand names depending on they type of knife you need? Or do you stay with the same maker?

I have knives from different makers. Some people still swear by buying sets, but if you buy individually you can get exactly what you need. When we got the Henckels set, I quickly learned that an 8" chef knife wasn't big enough, so I have a 9.5" now. That's perfect for when I need the chef knife. I also like my most used knife, the Takeda. I also heavily use a 6" utility knife. I have more knives than I need honestly :biggrin: I could probably get away with just a chef knife, bread knife, and 6" utility knife. I don't use serrated edged knives other than the bread knife.

I also really only buy Japanese knifes. My knife guy does carry German knives as well, but right now the best made knifes are coming out of Japan. He is not loyal to any "country", he's loyal to what is currently the best made product. I do have one cheaper Henckels (that I have sharpened on my own and it's sharper than any factory Henckels you will buy) that I use for when I cut ribs and around bones and stuff. I don't use my good knives to cut bones (chicken).

One of the best and largest stores in the US for kitchen cutlery is right in NYC, Korin.

http://korin.com/Store

Go there and you can handle the knives. How they feel will also dictate what you buy. You might like the way one looks, but it may not feel good in the hand or balance well. Korin is where my knife guy learned to sharpen knives, by watching the experts there. You can also get your knives sharpened and tell your wife to stop putting them in the dishwasher. That is a HUGE no-no!!!
 
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You could start looking here:

http://www.knifemakersguild.com/members.shtml

Or better yet join a forum!

http://www.knifeforums.com
http://www.bladeforums.com
http:/www.usualsuspect.net




To the first. I'm sorry. To the second, this is a photography forum yes? I'd love to seem them. I think there may be a tread buried someplace.

Here's a great place to buy some sweet kitchen knives...

www.epciedge.com

And one of my favorite makers though I don't have any:

http://www.raderblade.com

This is just a cell phone pic when I got the knives back, these are the ironwood burl handles. I told my knife guy I'd take proper pictures with my white box (I did product photography for him).

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I have knives from different makers. Some people still swear by buying sets, but if you buy individually you can get exactly what you need. When we got the Henckels set, I quickly learned that an 8" chef knife wasn't big enough, so I have a 9.5" now. That's perfect for when I need the chef knife. I also like my most used knife, the Takeda. I also heavily use a 6" utility knife. I have more knives than I need honestly :biggrin: I could probably get away with just a chef knife, bread knife, and 6" utility knife. I don't use serrated edged knives other than the bread knife.

I also really only buy Japanese knifes. My knife guy does carry German knives as well, but right now the best made knifes are coming out of Japan. He is not loyal to any "country", he's loyal to what is currently the best made product. I do have one cheaper Henckels (that I have sharpened on my own and it's sharper than any factory Henckels you will buy) that I use for when I cut ribs and around bones and stuff. I don't use my good knives to cut bones (chicken).

One of the best and largest stores in the US for kitchen cutlery is right in NYC, Korin.

http://korin.com/Store

Go there and you can handle the knives. How they feel will also dictate what you buy. You might like the way one looks, but it may not feel good in the hand or balance well. Korin is where my knife guy learned to sharpen knives, by watching the experts there. You can also get your knives sharpened and tell your wife to stop putting them in the dishwasher. That is a HUGE no-no!!!
I would absolutely have to HIDE the good knives from my wife because she would destroy they and think absolutely nothing of it!!! LOL
 
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