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Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« on: November 25, 2020, 04:46:24 pm »
Check out their YouTube channel? I am in need of a knife (and sheath) like that, please?
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 06:34:42 pm »

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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 07:13:27 pm »
Plenty of local talent to make it.
I spend my money here.


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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 07:52:23 pm »
Paul, there's a bloke down Scottburgh way who does these knives and others.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008671086504

Some of our mutual friends also know him.

Can't vouch for the quality etc.
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 04:51:08 am »
Thank you, Frank.
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 06:30:25 am »
If you don't come right, I can also help you.  :thumleft:
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 06:49:21 am »
@ghato makes knives on order

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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 09:10:03 am »
Check out their YouTube channel? I am in need of a knife (and sheath) like that, please?
@Wooly Bugger  -  that Almazan knife will be OK as a chopper of large things (as in "vleisbyl"), but I think you will use it more often for a lot of finer work. When you are cutting and chopping smaller things, e.g. onions, you'll most likely hold the knife like a chef (see pic below). The chef's hold gives you lots of control over the blade. However, if you use this hold on the Almazan cleaver, your fingers are going to complain where I highlighted the contact areas on the picture. If I cook something that requires a lots of slicing and chopping, I sometimes get a blister on my first finger (the one on top of the blade). To cut a long story short, I worked with @Exploratio to make a handle that fits my hand perfectly (see second pic).  Maybe work with your local knife maker and do a "custom fit" - like the golf pro's do.
 
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 09:14:28 am »
@Ghato makes knives on order

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Wow, Ghato is a busy man! Does he do this full time?
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 09:55:38 am »
@Ghato, send you a pm.



 

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 09:59:59 am »
How much moola's?
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2020, 10:01:24 am »
But I would like a nice leather sheath with it, please?
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2020, 10:23:27 am »
Check out their YouTube channel? I am in need of a knife (and sheath) like that, please?
@Wooly Bugger  -  that Almazan knife will be OK as a chopper of large things (as in "vleisbyl"), but I think you will use it more often for a lot of finer work. When you are cutting and chopping smaller things, e.g. onions, you'll most likely hold the knife like a chef (see pic below). The chef's hold gives you lots of control over the blade. However, if you use this hold on the Almazan cleaver, your fingers are going to complain where I highlighted the contact areas on the picture. If I cook something that requires a lots of slicing and chopping, I sometimes get a blister on my first finger (the one on top of the blade). To cut a long story short, I worked with @Exploratio to make a handle that fits my hand perfectly (see second pic).  Maybe work with your local knife maker and do a "custom fit" - like the golf pro's do.
Here is the handle as seen from the front.
Must say, when @roxenz tried to explain what he needed, I just gave him a blank stare. But what a ingenius design. He must patent it.
It is super comfortable and affords you good control over a large blade.
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2020, 10:24:23 am »
for this kind of chopping and slicing - also consider a classic santoku style knife.  i have one on my christmas list
 

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2020, 11:12:56 am »
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2020, 11:14:46 am »
@Ghato makes knives on order

https://www.facebook.com/righknives/
Wow, Ghato is a busy man! Does he do this full time?
He says itís a hobby but does big numbers
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2020, 12:33:53 pm »
Sent you a PM WB. If you decide to buy something online though, be careful of fake Almazan knives. There's a Youtube video explaining this. The fakes do seem to be quite good though  :biggrin:

Avoid the Pakistani damascus knives at all costs though. You'll never get them sharp. It's impossible to make decent pattern welded knives for the prices they ask.
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2020, 02:49:17 pm »
@Wooly Bugger  - ek het my cleaver van @Exploratio gekry vandag. Voel skoon aangedaan oor die man so baie moeite gedoen het om die perfekte cleaver vir my te maak!

JY moet kom kyk, maar meer belangrik, jy moet kom voel hoe vat daai mes. Ek dink dit sal so paar glasies rooi vat vir jou om oor die gevoel en balans te kom...
 

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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2020, 06:20:25 pm »
Dankie Andre, ons maak  dan so?
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Re: Almazan knife: So who can make one for me, please?
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2020, 09:58:46 am »
Ja, laat weet net wanneer.