Thanks for the response Dave. I love my handle, wish it was a tad longer but great feeling still. Sure you have improved, least I would hope so, if not you should quit :) The perfectionists we are.
I agree on thickness. Thin but not Konosuke "thin". My Kanemasa is a bit thicker but tapers down and is thin at edge (via my own thinning) and it's extremely versitale for all kinds of work. This is what I am looking for just with better steel and nice custom handle. On my 'Masa the cutting side has large bevel like a Yangiba with a regular primary bevel on top of that and micro bevel for added durability.
I was wanting a 300mm for a long time but after using my 270 I am not sure 300 would be nessacary/and or an improvment in versatility.
I like the design Dave. Gotta have the suji tip. Do you have them listed yet? I will have to check. Thanks
Took some time to really look over your other thread and these pics. Like I said I like the tip, makes it more narrow which I like on a sujihiki. It makes it great for detail work. I would suggest rounding the choil out some more (maybe on one to at least check it out) via some Fujiwara Teruyasu styled knives (maybe not that drastic). It adds some more knuckle clearance as well as IMO gives some more control all around when you can get your finger up in there a little bit. This made a real difference for me when I reworked my suji. If I wasn't addicted to knives I could sell off all my knives and do damn near everything with a suji. Might have to get in on this one Dave. It's 475$ for the completed knife with 50% up front? We choose the wood (within reason)? What kind of time lines are we looking at, I am not sure if I missed this in your original post as I didn't thoroughly look through all 14 pages
Thanks for the ideas Bryan.
On the cost/deposit - you have that correct. On the handles, I'm going to eventually go with some stock wood types but for any pre-orders I am still trying to figure out the best way to handle this. My thoughts are that I'd like to work with you to get you something that suits you, something we can I can work with though. I'm pretty open to most things though. :)
The time line is just too tough for me to answer because every time I have it somewhat figured out along comes something else to slow it down. If I was to guess you'd be looking at a couple of months - maybe less.