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Anthony Bourdain - Knife Making

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow....
     
  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I've always wanted to learn how to do this. Such an amazing level of skill.
     
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    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    Bourdain has morphed into a pathetic Hollywood cheesedick from a once interesting and pithy personality. I stopped watching him years ago.
     
  5. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Great vid...thanks for posting it.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was a full time Knifemaker for 14 years and a member of the Knifemakers Guild.

    Please understand about 1/3 of everything a knifemaker and especially "Bladesmiths" tell you is Bubblegum.

    as evidence of my point of view go here:

    http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=197184

    just a few of the 2500 knives I made.


    I made my last knife to sell in Sept of 1996 Please don't ask I do not make them anymore.
     
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    Cryobot Portland Area Member

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    The tell tell shadow moving in the glowing metal was neat. This is pure no nonsense master craftsmanship supported by science and experience.
     
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  8. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    I had dreams of being a Bladesmith when I was a teen.:s0004: That is cool how you had that experience.:s0083: 2,500 knives, that's a lot. :s0069:
     
  9. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Shut-Up-And-Take-My-Money-1024x1280.jpg
     
  10. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I read a knife of his sold at auction for $32,000 dollars. I am in the wrong business.
     
  11. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well spoken.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    But he did somehow get his own show showing him eat food around the world while getting drunk and high.
    Great family programming.
    I can't stand him. Andrew Zimmer is okay, but you can tell he's a hollywood sissy pants.
     
  13. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    and Zimmern? he eats dick&balls a lot. One episode he dined on a stew made with the joysticks and balls from 9 different animals......tasty.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a girlfriend I had once
     
  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a beautiful knife! I'm fine with kitchen knives in the under $200 range and I like Japanese style chefs knives. Ten inch please!:)
     
  16. BrentN

    BrentN Kelso Active Member

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    My god man- I come on here to see about knives, end up reading about joystick stew! Freaking hilarious! No wonder this is my go to website.
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That's what she said! :s0108:
     
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    BrentN Kelso Active Member

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    Stopped laughing long enough to watch the vid- interesting. I never got the knack for putting a good edge on a blade. More practice needed.
     
  19. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @Mark W.

    I have seen in the knife laws about certain types of knives, one is a Dirk.
    I see in your pictures you made one.

    What is a Dirk?

    Most of the descriptions point to dagger.
    What is a dagger?



    The one I linked is gorgeous !
     
  20. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just bought a set of Shun Soras.... their "entry" line, and still set me back hundreds. Definitely the nicest kitchen knives I've ever laid hands on. In doing my research on what I wanted in a chef knife/knife set, I learned all about forging techniques, steels, grinds, etc... I'm certainly no expert from a couple afternoons reading articles on the internet, but I did come to the unexpected conclusion that I did NOT want to drop over $1000 on a block set. The value bell-curve drops off sharply at around $400-500.... you're paying for gimmick after that.

    If you want an etched damascus knive folded from meteorite, you can have one. Just don't fool yourself.