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Thread: The Passionate Apprentices - The Knifemaker [Doco]

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    The Passionate Apprentices - The Knifemaker [Doco]

    Well worth watching...


    "John the Knifemaker uses stone age techniques to forge blades from recycled steel. With handles made from antler or bone, and sheaths crafted from local timbers, they're sought after by world class chefs, local hunters and household -cooks alike. But getting hold of one is not just a matter of money. John prefers trading to selling - swapping a blade for a side of venison, a cheese, or a case of wine. After 25 years of trial and error, John is now sharing the secrets of folding Damascus steel with two boys from the Valley. Long hours are spent learning how to hammer molten steel, and grind metal into sharp edges. It's a serious business, and the boys take in every word that their master offers them -- whether it be about working metal or playing with fire - or just life... "

    Part 1. The Passionate Apprentices - The Knifemaker [Part 1] - YouTube

    Part 2. The Passionate Apprentices - The Knifemaker [Part 2] - YouTube
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    Wow. Very talented Knifemaker. He has some nice Damascus Chef's knives. Thanks for the links.
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    Great stuff.

    *goes off to read about making prosciutto*
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattdw View Post
    Great stuff.

    *goes off to read about making prosciutto*
    Pretty hard to make the traditional way (here in New Zealand) without some sort of drying-humidity/temp controlled room.


    If your interested in dry-curing meats (food in general) you may be interested in the SBS tv series Gourmet Farmer (based in Tasmania also), can be bought on dvd here in New Zealand.

    He (Matthew Evans former food critic) tries dry-curing/hot smoked bacon, making toulouse sausages, bresaola and pancetta. If your interested in food, its a good show... sort of Aussies answer to Hunger for the Wild.

    There is a whole episode where hes Italy learning how to make a few different kinds of traditional salami.

    Trailer for series I: Gourmet Farmer Series 1 Trailer - YouTube

    Trailer for series II: SBS Food: Gourmet Farmer - series 2 - YouTube
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    This is SO AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing.

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    That Knife maker clip was a good watch... Cheers
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    "The Gourmet Farmer" looks really good! Basically what I'm trying to do with my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattdw View Post
    "The Gourmet Farmer" looks really good! Basically what I'm trying to do with my life
    I agree with you Matt. There's certainly worse ways to live.
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    Great clips. Isn't it great seeing someone pass down the skills of a craft to interested youth.
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    Beautiful knives...and some funny quotes..."you'd have trouble snorting that" ...although I would have liked to see more of the forging and knife stuff than wasting time on his washing machine...
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