I've been going through pages and pages of this forum researching and finding lots of valuable information and learning. Big Thank You to all that contribute!
Following up on advice and suggestions I have found a certain type of knife that I really appreciate the whole vibe of.
The hammered damascus steel blade with dark wood handle with an overall leaf like shape usually found in ornate fashion that kind of avoids sticking to geographical or temporal regions too specifically - that is to say it is supremely classic and tasty to me. They seem like they usually have a slightly lower point and slightly curved handle.
Was just curious if any of you all had any makers that have a line that exemplifies that description. I'm sure its custom and pricey but probably also comes with no regrets :) looks like they could be found in treasure tombs
Being new to this whole thing I thought these type of knives might have a specific history or manufacturers that I could look into for enjoyment and acquisition. Something to drool over for a moment or two I suppose
I've seen HHH, while cool seem a little busy. I like the level Jay Fisher seems to operate at but nothing jumped out at me there particularly. Bob Kramer looks like he could do some great custom work but you have to enter a lottery for a chance to order one lol. Saji Specials and the "new design" at japanese chefs knives are also something to behold and kind of close to what I was thinking. Seems like if I find one with the right geometrical styling it isn't hammered or have the right details, if I get that its a straight flat japanese. Maybe a fusion that looks like it could be in a museum?
Edited by Carmelo S - 1/23/15 at 8:51pm