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Postby gmusic » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:28 pm

I always thought a knife is a knife, I mean as far as kitchen knives go. Chicago, Henckles, Old Hickory, Farberware, Forschner, the list goes on and on!

Let me tell ya, you haven't cut with a knife until you have cut with something like this! These hand-made, hand-forged, layered knives are truly a pleasure to work with in the kitchen. You will be amazed at the ease in which they cut and sharpen! I threw away my 8 piece Chicago Cutlery set (not really) these two do it all.
They're almost to sharp! I mean scary sharp! If you have a tendency to cut yourself while slicing vegetables, you don't want these, you'll loose a digit!
These were made by Murray Carter, he has quite a story behind his training. Now living in Oregon, he offers hand-forging classes from time to time.

http://cartercutlery.com/

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Postby El Lobo » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:18 pm

Those are certainly a couple of fine kitchen utensils Gary... ::nod:: ::drool::

I think his Muteki line, in particular, seems like an excellent deal in kitchen cutlery.

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Postby gmusic » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:40 am

They are great knives Bill, a little pricey but you get what you pay for. That saying has never been more clear to me than when applied to kitchen cutlery.
One rarely uses a knife more often than in the kitchen; but it's a place where many of us have the cheapest & worse blades.


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Postby justold52 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:58 am

I think thats do to the fact that most wives are more in to throwing a knife in the dish-washer and if the knife is to sharp they cut them selves to much. ::nod::
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Postby jonet143 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:18 am

:lol: ken, you're a charmer! :lol: on the points scale with your wifey, i bet you're in the red. :lol: you crack me up. :)
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Postby knife7knut » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:23 am

jonet143 wrote::lol: ken, you're a charmer! :lol: on the points scale with your wifey, i bet you're in the red. :lol: you crack me up. :)


I prefer to call it,"being on the BALD headed end of the broom" or as my bride is wont to say when I crack wise:"Well you know;you've got to go to sleep SOME TIME". If my first wife(half Irish-half Sicilian and half crazy)were to say that I would NEVER have gone to sleep! ::paranoid::
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Postby El Lobo » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:37 pm

:lol: :lol: at knife7knut.

Gary,

I certainly agree about quality in the kitchen. I've gotten many folks started by introducing them to Forschner knives (made/owned by Victorinox). Not really expensive, but usually a step up from anything they use.
I've posted most of the knives I've had made for my wife before, but here is one she really likes.....

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Postby gmusic » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:43 pm

Yea Ken, I know what you mean. My wife and I had to have a "meeting" when I brought these home from the Oregon show this year. That girl is hard on knives!

No dishwasher, no cutting on ceramic plates, tile, cast iron, concrete.................lol, you think I'm kidding! She can knock the edge off a knife just by looking it!

The center layer on these is high carbon steel, and if you don't dry them thoroughly, they rust in hours (as seen in the photo.) It comes right off, but, looks like it's time for a follow-up "meeting."


Bill, that a nice one! A Wabocho pattern? Who made that one?


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Postby El Lobo » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:24 pm

The knifemaker was Butch Harner, using ATS-34 and his own "Fruity Pebbles" Mycarta, as he calls it.
http://www.harnerknives.com/

Oh heck...here is her Chef's knife, from David Winston. It was his first Chef's knife in many, many years of making fine knives.....
http://winstonknives.blademakers.com/


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Postby justold52 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:30 pm

gmusic No dishwasher WHAT ???? ::td::

Well OK I will wash it after I use it. If I have to.. ::smirk::

WHAT NOW YOU want me to wipe it dry too ??? ::td::

What right away ? GEEEE I hate those things. Look at them all rusty.

I went thought that with my wifey... ::nod::

And MORE points on the RED side... :lol:

I had a wooden block to store them in. She liked to throw them in the drawer. One day the wood block was gone. She threw it in the fireplace... :evil: .

So I got and set up a magnetic knife holder on the wall. She was pissed.

Next month She unscrewed the knife holder and put up a wood shelf to hold up her junky craft poop. I have not found the knife holder yet. :evil:

Now she likes CUTCO...GEEEE blonds are fun.
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Postby Duffy » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:46 pm

You guys are sure right about the wives and the knives ::nod:: My wifey always cried about the knives not cutting tomatos very good so, I took one evening and sat down and sharped her knives. After that, I could come home and look at the bandaids on her fingers and know we were having potatos of some kind for supper that day.
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Postby Paladin » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:55 pm

I agree that the knives by Murray Carter are the most amazing for kitchen use that I have ever seen.
They will slice thru a potato or an onion with such ease it is unbelievable. I used one and immediately wanted one for my home but I feel sure my little bride would have disabled herself with it. That would have meant that I would have to do the cooking, and even worse, the cleanup, for a while.
I met Murry and looked over his knives at the Eugene, Oregon show this year and he is just an outstanding cutler. :D ::tu::
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Re: Carter knives

Postby Jody744 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:40 am

i finally got one, after years of wanting one!!!
basic F model, very nice and exactly what i wanted ::ds::
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Re: Carter knives

Postby Hak1911 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:48 am

I'll play
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Re: Carter knives

Postby Hak1911 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:25 am

::woot::
Another Carter a smaller Petty style
Twisted pics anyone
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