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Kitchen Knife Pics

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Sigsog226, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. Turbo4x4

    Turbo4x4 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    My Twins
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  2. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  3. Bandaids or stitches

    Bandaids or stitches

    Mar 17, 2015
    This one gets cleaned immediately after each use. It looks nice, but stains easily.
  4. milkbaby


    Aug 1, 2016
    That limited edition ZKramer is very beautiful. I think it was interesting that they were forged in Germany while the rest of the line was made in Japan (I think).

    Do you have any other similar knives to this from custom makers like Devin Thomas, Ian Rogers (Haburn Knives), Salem Straub (Promethean Knives), or the like? Would love to see more pics!
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  5. Bandaids or stitches

    Bandaids or stitches

    Mar 17, 2015
    Milkbaby, thank you, you’re right about the Germany/Japan thing.

    I have a couple Devin Thomas CRK’s, but they’re regular run knives. This is my only semi-custom. I’ll definitely look into the makers you listed though!

    I wouldn’t’ve been able to justify the purchase at full retail. I’d been admiring it in the store for over a year, and I just happened to be in the store at a time when they were very motivated to make the sale, which resulted in a great discount.

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  6. milkbaby


    Aug 1, 2016
    Yeah, it's unfortunate that due to the amount of work and time involved, most of these beautiful Damascus steel knives are quite spendy. Most of the super nice ones are $2000 and up.

    I don't know how I forgot to mention them, but also turning out great Damascus customs are Mareko Maumasi (he worked with Bob Kramer) and Randy Haas and his son Randy Jr (HHH Knives). Both will be four figures for a really nice Damascus chef's, but for around $1k or less you might find possibly find a really nice Delbert Ealy.

    It's really easy to fall down the rabbit hole... A bunch of other makers to check out for awesome Damascus kitchen knives include: Michael Rader, Bill Burke, and a couple of unique couples with both husband and wife that make their own knives: Adam and Haley DesRosiers and David and Andrea Lisch. There's at least a couple hundred more awesome makers I'm leaving out...

    And just because I'm passionate about their work, here are a few pics... Disclaimer: I don't own any of these knives!

    Devin Thomas:

    Haburn Knives (Ian Rogers):

    Promethean Knives (Salem Straub):

    Maumasi Fire Arts (Mareko Maumasi):

    HHH Knives (Randy Haas and Randy Haas Jr.):

    Delbert Ealy:
  7. Bandaids or stitches

    Bandaids or stitches

    Mar 17, 2015
    Wow, Those are amazing!
  8. Brandon Nelson

    Brandon Nelson

    Jan 16, 2019
    Classic Salmon Slicer 12"
    Culinar 10" Chef
    Cuilinar 9" Chef
    Culinar 8" Chef
    Culinar 8" slicer
    Culinar Bread
    Culinar 6" utility/sandwich
    Culinar 6" Chef

    Classic 4068 Steak x8
    Culinar birds beak
    Cuilinar pairing
    Culinar boning
    Culinar Santoku

    270mm yanigiba

    Yaxell Gou
    4.75" utility
    4.75" santoku
    7" slicer/utility
    granton edge santoku
    8" chef
    10" slicer
    10" chef

    Shogun 10" cimitar
    8x Gladiator Steak (wanted softer steel for the plates)

    Wusthof culinar fork and fillet with a few garbage knives. I also have some kiwi's not pictured

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  9. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    BEAUTIFUL, how much would that run!?
  10. ronin.graves

    ronin.graves Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    I’ve been getting back to cooking more and just bought us a set of Kamikoto Honsu steel kitchen knives (*FYI - using Japanese steel but made in China) and a set of MIYABI Koh steak knives from Seki. So basically we’ll never need another knife to cut chicken or settle an ancient vendetta.
  11. snapshot2017


    Jan 28, 2017
    I am willing to bet you will get really good service from the new Japanese knife, if it has a steel made in Japan even their lower cost Chef knives are known for great service.
    You might have to sharpen it more often then a higher grade of blade steel, but am sure that won't be a major problem.
  12. herisson

    herisson Knuckle dragging and mean minded Neanderthal Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    While they are not strictly "kitchen" (except the middle one which I commissioned especially as a kitchen allrounder), they perform amazingly. The big (upper one) was initially (18 th century) used by the gauchos for just about anything from butchering and skinning cattle to fighting and harvesting dry grass to cover their shelters. While it has a (historically correct) rather thick spine, it turned out to be a great carver : I used it to cut paper thin slices of all sorts of dried or fresh meat (fish, chicken, veal, beef, ham, bacon, guanciale, bresaola...). The small one (bottom) was the petty knife of the gauchos when they evolved from poachers to farmhands (19th century). It was their dedicated bull castrating knife... I found out it's just great for smaller peeling and dicing jobs : garlic, shallots, jalapenos, tomatoes.... The middle one, well, it's the best of both worlds. A true precious that relegated some Japanese top players to the back of the drawer : it's so perfectly balanced, quick and easy that I'm always reaching for it first. They are made by Galin Donchev (limonad on Blade Forums). Check out the Knife Makers Market forum. Enjoy !
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
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