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by Fireman
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

It bothers me so much having low counters, always leaning forward is literally a pain in the neck. I never thought about the height adding a more natural neutral in line ergonomic work position, but now that you mention it... I can see that. The hole position is a compromise like most things in life...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Here is the “Bearded Chef” test model that will go to a local chef for input and critique. Notice the blade edge curve difference to the camp chef one. It weighs 11.5 Oz. with the thinner high carbon steel blade stock that will be better suited for slicing. https://www.africahunting.com/attachments/...
by Fireman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shamen voodoo heresy?
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Shamen voodoo heresy?

The idea is to have two Shamens in my book.
by Fireman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shamen voodoo heresy?
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Shamen voodoo heresy?

https://youtu.be/-5rrOBqHbY0
I think he is right... have two shamans.
by Fireman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1281

Try this at home. New sharpening method.

https://youtu.be/jPIJkXfUg5E
But please for everyone’s sake... don’t cut ham. :D
by Fireman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

One bonus safety aspect is that when chopping difficult or odd shaped items with a standard knife, too much force because of the hand position means using two hands at times and if it rolls, people can get cut pretty bad. With the extra control and efficiency of this design, this can be safer. Less ...
by Fireman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

The paring hold is an advanced maneuver :D
by Fireman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Here is a quick video from the maker. Yes, he is a Kiwi in New Zealand. He demonstrated most of the holds but hopefully in the following ones he will demonstrate the finger in the hole rock method. The thinner kitchen one will be a better slicer obviously. What do you think? https://youtu.be/GDCAHZq...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

He made them from .094” for kitchen and .125” for the thicker version. I’m sure he could do any thickness within reason Thanks for the further info. The thinner version would be my preference too. I’ll be interested to hear more about how this performs - both the advantages and disadvantages in rel...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

He made them from .094” for kitchen and .125” for the thicker version. I’m sure he could do any thickness within reason
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

The maker is using Nitro for stainless and a few 10-XX steels for non stainless. The rocket motion with a finger in the hole as a pivot works great for mincing by design. I’ll have to get back to you on exact thicknesses Nice knife, Fireman. It reminds me of a soba kiri. Random link from a site I ha...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

The thinner, lighter version would be more nimble and my choice for the kitchen. The heavier version would feel more like a light cleaver. I use a Cai Dao a lot in the kitchen. I wonder if I'd prefer this bearded style if it had a totally flat blade? I might have to buy a Soba Kiri and try it out. I...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Lol! please don’t throw it! Great design mate, very practical, nice work. I'd be very tempted to have a throw of it if it was in my hand lol. A long edge and the controlled power slicing hard veggies is something of a revelation in food prep. Would be fantastic for food prep, might make an interesti...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Ulu is a strong influence on this design. It is a great combination of a few different styles put together in a functional knife with some nice lines imho Hmmmmm.... Very much reminds me of an Ulu, which is a Very Capable knife kind of "all arounder" used up north. Interestingly... a quick search fo...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

I get the try before you buy. This is the only one right now. Perhaps make a cardboard cut out to see if you jive with the form factor. My initial impression is that it’s kinda weird looking. But I probably thought same about Spyderco 27 years ago... One of the things that I find annoying when slici...
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

vivi wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:04 am
It looks interesting, but I wonder how overall cutting dexterity would fare with my knife hand being 3x as far away from what I'm cutting.
It’s pretty much the same as using a Chinese cleaver but better body mechanics. I use a Chinese cleaver a lot so it feels good for me.
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Salty Dog wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:55 am
Great design mate, very practical, nice work.
I'd be very tempted to have a throw of it if it was in my hand lol.
A long edge and the controlled power slicing hard veggies is something of a revelation in food prep.
by Fireman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Cheddarnut wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:59 am
I like it very much. The question is: when it decides to shave, does it shave itself, and if so will that create a paradox, as the shaving would be done by the part that was being shaved off.
I’m going to have nightmares about this now lol
by Fireman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Part of the inspiration is the Chinese noodle knife. Good catch as well. Add your finger in the hole to rock the knife and chop herbs like a pro. The kitchen version will be thinner and this lighter. The hole also makes the forward grip quite sturdy when your thumb and middle finger tough through it...
by Fireman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Bearded chef knife

Sorry, I had some technical issues. Thanks for your patience. Yes, part of the design is the less stress on the hand and wrist due to the placement of the object being cut is underneath your hand or close to that. Good catch. The image only showed up after I hit reply to say there wasn’t any image. ...

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