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Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Jeff B » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 pm

I think this would be a good place for guys to list knives that they are bringing and/or would like to see brought to Chicago by attendees, something like a big in person pass around. Doesn't have to be exotic or expensive knives just knives you're interested in, examples to compare to others or just anything you might have a general interest in.
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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Kalaeb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 pm

I think having all the KS clones side by side with would be cool.

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Jeff B » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 pm
I think having all the KS clones side by side with would be cool.
I can bring the real thing hopefully others will bring some clones.
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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Nmiller21k » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:16 am

If anyone from Minneapolis is going I can send a few

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by STPepper9 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:26 pm

In general I'm hoping to see some nice custom handle and saya work.

I'd really love to see all the different handle shape/style options that people have on their knives.
The flat sided oval, coke bottle, timos' dovetail, etc.

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by ChipB » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Really good thread and perhaps we can cajole lepus into adding an additional worksheet to the google doc. to reflect responses. List might get culled down a bit, but definitely want to bring a good cross section of Fujis and some of the more scarce knives in the block. Here's what I've got in mind at the moment:

Konosuke
1) HM, 210mm gytuo
2) Fujiyama Togo Reigo, 240mm gyuto (original run from a few years ago)
3) Fujiyama Togo Reigo, 240mm gyuto (recent run)
3) W2 Honyaki, 240mm gyuto (Ashi)
4) Fujiyama W1, 240mm K-tip
5) Fujiyama B2, 240mm funayuki/gyuto

Other
1) Tsubaya Tsukigage W2 Honyaki, 270mm gyuto (aka Shiraki Fuji Moon)
2) Mizuno Tanrenjo Akidata B2 Honyaki, 240mm gyuto
3) Shigefusa Kasumi, 270mm suji
4) Kiyoshi Kato W2, 240mm gyuto

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33 am

Later I’ll do a separate thread and bring stuff from our inventory that you guys want to see and try. But I’ll also bring my only drawer queen, the Devin Thomas Basket Weave Damascus Gyuto. I’ll also bring the sword. And I'll bring the knives I made at Takeda's workshop so guys can make fun of me. hahahaha
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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Kalaeb » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:51 am

I will bring a few US made knives.

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by ChipB » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:03 am

Kalaeb wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:51 am
I will bring a few US made knives.
Nice, I'm really looking forward to that! I've been wanting to check out some of the cult makers for a while

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by salemj » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:27 pm

An idea occurred to me that there are two obvious approaches to what Mark could bring to Chicago: 1) a bunch of individual requests, some of which may overlap and many of which might be uninteresting to members who have been around a while, or 2) “tiers” of gyutos that are commonly recommended against one another.

Many of us have experience with multiple blades, but I find that in a lot of recommendation threads, that experience seems fleeting, partial, or not really “scientific” for lack of a better word: often, we talk about knives we’ve tried months or years apart as if we’ve tried them side-by-side. Furthermore, Mark is always expanding HIS lines, which are often built precisely to compete with our most popular recommendations.

So, it might be cool to think of this as a “forum” event in which we do the forum some good by touching up our knowledge about a few basic price points and categories, and then Mark selects his own Richmond, Kohetsu, and Yohiko knives to compete with each category. This also has the benefit of being really useful for active members who are seasoned and advice givers, as well as a number of newer, younger members who are more interested in readily available knives rather than rare birds.

So, I propose any of the following "comparison" categories from Mark's inventory or in combination with others' inventories:

Category 1: Entry-level stainless 210
-Fujiwara FKM, Takamura R2, Misono 440, Masamoto VG
(PS60, TK, Yohiko R2,?)

Category 2: Home versus Pro upgrades, 210 or 240
-Kanehiro AS, Koishi/Yuki, Anryu, Makoto, Gihei, Tanaka carbons
(Harukaze, Kohetsu AS/Hap40, Yohiko, Kurosaki AS?)

Categroy 3: Powder or Ginsan?
-Kurosaki R2, Makoto R2, Kanehiro Ginsan, Saji Ginsan, Konosuke Ginsan
(Yohiko, Hap40?)

Category 4: Laser blindfold
-KS, HD2, GS+, Shibata R2, Kurosaki R2, Makoto R2

Category 5: Elite forces, built for use
-Kono Fujiyama, Takayuki Ginsan, and any or all “exotics” that Mark has in-stock.
~Joe

Comments: I'm short, a home cook, prefer lighter, thinner blades, and own mostly Konosukes but have used over a dozen brands.

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Chefspence » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:37 am

Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:16 am
If anyone from Minneapolis is going I can send a few
I'll be taking I-90 across, but that's not really close to where you are now is it?

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Chefspence » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:33 am

I don't have many to bring anymore. I do have a Kuro laser 210 with the real deal Kanji. Seems like a collectors item now with the direction they're going now(laser etching). That and a Gihei b2 210. I also have a Goko hammered 19c27 240 I got from Gopher. Must be a bit older, I've never seen it anywhere. So...my selection is quite pathetic compared to everyone else. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this :|

At least you can all have a chuckle :D

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by gastro gnome » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:06 pm

Chefspence wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:33 am
I don't have many to bring anymore. I do have a Kuro laser 210 with the real deal Kanji. Seems like a collectors item now with the direction they're going now(laser etching). That and a Gihei b2 210. I also have a Goko hammered 19c27 240 I got from Gopher. Must be a bit older, I've never seen it anywhere. So...my selection is quite pathetic compared to everyone else. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this :|

At least you can all have a chuckle :D
Don't worry, Spence. I don't own anything particularly rare or lusted after so whatever I'd bring would be similar to your stuff. I'm just coming to meet people and hang out.

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Cutuu » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:34 pm

Chefspence wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:33 am
I don't have many to bring anymore. I do have a Kuro laser 210 with the real deal Kanji. Seems like a collectors item now with the direction they're going now(laser etching). That and a Gihei b2 210. I also have a Goko hammered 19c27 240 I got from Gopher. Must be a bit older, I've never seen it anywhere. So...my selection is quite pathetic compared to everyone else. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this :|

At least you can all have a chuckle :D
Quit sucking Spence :lol:

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Chefspence » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Cutuu wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Chefspence wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:33 am
I don't have many to bring anymore. I do have a Kuro laser 210 with the real deal Kanji. Seems like a collectors item now with the direction they're going now(laser etching). That and a Gihei b2 210. I also have a Goko hammered 19c27 240 I got from Gopher. Must be a bit older, I've never seen it anywhere. So...my selection is quite pathetic compared to everyone else. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this :|

At least you can all have a chuckle :D
Quit sucking Spence :lol:
I know, I gotta step it up!

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Lepus » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:00 pm

I may not bring anything, but I am considering bringing my Shibata Kashima, one of the first three with the original rosewood handle, and Takamura wa handle.

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Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Post by Cutuu » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:21 pm

I was thinking about bringing a takayuki ginsan non Damascus, and a mazaki(jns) gyuto. I think it's an interesting comparison from the yahiko mazaki. I'm curious if they will change in the near future.

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