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Pay it forward continued

Discussion in 'Giveaways/Pay It Forward/Win a Knife' started by chefcomesback, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    When I first got into forums I was amazed by the "pay it forward " project started by @knyfeknerd , tried to contribute to it situations allowing . Sad to hear that people tried to take advantage of this but I still have faith in good people and I would like to continue this project to my abilities and I am asking other makers to help if they could .
    This is what I suggest , each time a pif announced any member that have been on the forums for more than 3 months prior can nominate someone other than them selves that is cooking for living as recipient . It may not sound fair to home cooks but the reason is lots of the cooks , chefs can never afford the nice knives mentioned at this forum with their hourly rates and their salaries . Most of them have been using very crappy blunt knives and they sure will appreciate something that is going to help them with their craft . I am also sure these knives will be used everyday rather than being drawer queens too .We can either do a drawing or can vote, I am open to suggestion in terms of the way we are selecting the recipient.
    I have some knives they are either completed and not in a sellable condition or some near done but due to cosmetic flaws I have stopped working on them . I am sure there are blades that are done by other makers and can be sent to another volunteer that may be doing the handles. I will be marking them with "pif" so if anyone tries to sell them in forums we can prevent it to our best capacity.
    In return I would ask the people to cover just the shipping , I know otherwise this project will run into burden and don't think you can expect it to go long .
    I have few knives selected for this project and would like to get the ball rolling ASAP , let me know if you have any other suggestions or questions
    Best regards
  2. pleue

    pleue Founding Member

    Very cool of you to do this. I know a line cook who was recently sent to Japan for training, went to tsukiji et al and was so broke who couldn't come home with anything but stories and photos. Would be nice to get something over to him.
  3. Class act Mert.
  4. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Anything I can do to help, brother Mert. I certainly know a couple of sous's that would appreciate such a gesture. :cool1
  5. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Very nice of you, Mert!
  6. Super nice man! I have something coming up here soon that might produce a few complete, first quality knives I could donate. We'll see. One way or the other I'll work towards getting something together.
  7. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I'd help with postage and see what I can name available as we Mert.
  8. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Patrick can you let the guy know about this and let him contact me , I have couple things that he might use
  9. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Patrick can you let the guy know about this and let him contact me , I have couple things that he might use
  10. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Good people, helping good people...... you F'n rule, Mert! :cool1
  11. Andre

    Andre Founding Member

    Mert, this is incredibly generous. Somebody gave me a nice knife at my first real kitchen and I've been trying to pass it along in the places I've worked. Next time I have a cook that it won't be wasted on, and don't have something appropriate in my box of knives to give away (now down to a bullnose and a boner!) I will let you know.
  12. Jeffery Hunter

    Jeffery Hunter Founding Member

    Faith in humanity is intact thanks to you gentlemen
  13. I would love to be involved but i lack any real skills that could help
  14. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I have received quite a few messages for either to donate or to letting me know about a person that needs better knives , thank you all , thanks for the good wishes , give me couple days and first ones will be packed and shipped
  15. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    This makes me want to become a young aspiring chef. Very generous
  16. You really are the man brother!
  17. V1P

    V1P Founding Member

    I am a aspiring chef who needs a knife!
  18. This is a great thread. Mert you are a class act! =)
  19. Kim Bronnum

    Kim Bronnum Founding Member

    Well done, Mert. Super cool of you.
  20. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Dying to see these knives in action

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