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cclin
08-01-2012, 07:46 PM
hi: anybody know any information about these knives?? they look much better than old twin cermax md67 with red micarta handel!! :thumbsup:
http://www.householdchina.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/santoku_1.jpghttp://www.householdchina.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/cooks_0.jpg

EdipisReks
08-01-2012, 07:57 PM
i prefer the old style, as kasumi is easier to maintain than kitaeji. i'm sure they are great knives, though, as the old cermax knives were great (kinda wish i hadn't sold my 240mm chefs).

Mingooch
08-01-2012, 09:50 PM
I like the look of those better than the old ones. Competition for the birchwood miyabis?

pumbaa
08-01-2012, 10:14 PM
I like the look of those better than the old ones. Competition for the birchwood miyabis?

would be odd for them to compete with themselves.

cclin
08-01-2012, 11:39 PM
the old style is also Kitaeji http://a1.smlycdn.com/data/product2/1/4c0fc67526c9317878e83ef166821f7e9b539a99_m.jpg

EdipisReks
08-02-2012, 08:03 AM
the old style is also Kitaeji http://a1.smlycdn.com/data/product2/1/4c0fc67526c9317878e83ef166821f7e9b539a99_m.jpg

i meant the original (http://www.cutleryandmore.com/henckels-twin-cermax/paring-knife-p111275) series.

JasonD
08-02-2012, 08:07 AM
I wouldn't be caught dead holding something that chromed out. I noticed there's quite a few Shuns with similar ultra-bling cladding. It's a shame.

NO ChoP!
08-02-2012, 09:40 AM
Regardless of the handle material, the Cermax has been around a long time, and I thought discontinued because the price of the 66RC (ZDP) steel was too expensive.

The steel is super ware resistant, really not that hard to maintain, but a hassle to thin. Profile of the 240 gyuto was good; geometry was OK- a touch thick behind the edge; handle was clunky and heavy- livable with the large gyuto, but unbearable with any other size.

The cladding on the original series was much too soft, and scratched super easy; I'd bet the damascus clad are no better....

cclin
08-02-2012, 10:12 AM
I wouldn't be caught dead holding something that chromed out. I noticed there's quite a few Shuns with similar ultra-bling cladding. It's a shame.

ZDP steel is what I want!!:knife:

NO ChoP!
08-02-2012, 10:53 AM
I bet it wouldn't be too hard to find one from a member here ( a Cermax anyway; not sure about the birchwood, although for the savings, you could get it rehandled). Maybe try a WTB in the BST????