As a lot of people who know me will tell you, I always carry about a dozen
knives with me.
It's not like I'm one of those guys who you meet in the street with twelve
"Rolex" watches wrapped around his arm
mine aren't for sale. They are my
buddies. My friends. Hey, you take your dog for a walk, or have him jump in the truck when
you go down to the local hardware, don't you? So why can't I take my favorite knives with
I also take a special hand-made knife and
fork set (a few of which I have here in my collectibles
One day a good friend from Japan named Mako
invited me out for dinner. Now I'll tell you right now
I'm not a sushi kind of guy.
I don't eat anything that I can bait on a hook, only the stuff you catch with the bait!
But he took me instead to an amazing restaurant high above the LA Skyline in Little Tokyo.
A little sake
okay, a lot of
sake later, and I was ready not only for the raw fish, but the hook, the line AND the
sinker! However, when I was trying to impress one of the stunningly beautiful Japanese
waitress by pulling out a few of my "friends" for her to see (I'm talking about
get your minds out of the gutter!)
she looked at me and said in
perfect English: "Yes, well that's all fine and good, but why don't you have your own
set of hand-made chopsticks?!"
I was dumbstruck. She was right! A few days
later when fully recovered from the sake night, I started to create the first of a limited
series of custom hand-made, one-of-a-kind knife and chopstick sets. I call it my East
"Meats" West Collection.
Each set will be different depending on what
materials I decide to put into them. I dedicate them to that beautiful Japanese waitress
with the perfect speech, and the perfect body
wherever she is. And with this in
you'll be fully prepared for ANY kind of cuisine
and will never be, like
I was, caught with your kimono down!