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NO ChoP!
09-30-2011, 02:57 AM
So, I was reading the description of the FH series, and it stated a "Cowry-X upgraded line" was coming soon. The standard VG10 seemed to have debuted in 06, and I was wondering if the upgrade ever hit the market, or whatever happened with them.....

Dave Martell
09-30-2011, 02:59 AM
As far as I know it never materialized.

ecchef
09-30-2011, 06:46 AM
I have the prototype.

ecchef
09-30-2011, 06:47 AM
I'm lying.

UglyJoe
09-30-2011, 09:12 AM
There was a Christmas special paring knife from the Forums series that was Cowry-X and made by Hattori. Expensive little bugger while it lasted. Other than that, I don't think there were ever any more released.

Rottman
09-30-2011, 11:00 AM
There was a Christmas special paring knife from the Forums series that was Cowry-X and made by Hattori. Expensive little bugger while it lasted. Other than that, I don't think there were ever any more released.

Of the parers there were only 5 or 6 made. And it was a KD-Forumknife bastard since it had the "damascus"-KD cladding, the forumknives in Cowry X were supposed to have a plain cladding to keep costs down.

UglyJoe
09-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Yeah, I tried to look it up on the site in past specials. Apparently it's been completely removed.

JBroida
09-30-2011, 11:50 AM
seems like the steel isnt even being made anymore (but dont quote me on that)

EdipisReks
09-30-2011, 12:19 PM
seems like the steel isnt even being made anymore (but dont quote me on that)

it would make sense, since there haven't been many knives appearing made of it. i guess ZDP-189 won that competition.

memorael
09-30-2011, 02:11 PM
Doesn't Nenox use cowry x in its ultra high end kitchen knives though?

Rottman
09-30-2011, 03:15 PM
Doesn't Nenox use cowry x in its ultra high end kitchen knives though?
Aren't these rebranded Hattori KDs anyway? At least they sure look like it.

memorael
09-30-2011, 04:30 PM
Yeah plus don't they have that yanagi in Korin thats cowry x? expensive as hell though.

NO ChoP!
10-01-2011, 01:56 AM
Maybe they should consider trying ZDP-189, no? Seems Henckels can put it in a blade and keep the price sub $200..... is Cowry-X really the pinnacle?

sachem allison
10-01-2011, 03:01 AM
i saw some cowry x hattoris on epicurean edge going for $1585.00 for a 240mm earlier today. i guess they do make them.

so_sleepy
10-01-2011, 05:15 AM
i saw some cowry x hattoris on epicurean edge going for $1585.00 for a 240mm earlier today. i guess they do make them.

Those are the KD line. They have been back ordered for years.

sachem allison
10-02-2011, 01:34 AM
Those are the KD line. They have been back ordered for years.
now I know. Have never used a hattori, pretty though.