It has smaller 45s, but in all honesty, it feels really nice. Just different, stylistically.
It's funny. I'm not a fan of machi. Now I know where to go to get a knife without. Looks perfect to me!
That is one GOOD looking knife. That handle is so crisp.
You're damn right, Don!
Here's the next knife that I will be getting from Luke (I believe). This one is the "even more Carter-like" one I mentioned earlier. It's a 240 (247mm) gyuto and with a forced mustard patina on an L6 blade. it's been hardened to 64 +/- 1. The handle is different, but I think it's a pretty nice combo. It's copper, wenge wood, a piece of a restaurant prep table, and African blackwood, with a very similar shape to the handle on the laser. Here are the pics:
Let me/us know your thoughts!
The profile looks nice... not a huge fan of the preptable-spacer though.
-"we're gonna make gluten free lasagna"
Really does look like a Carter. I'd like the spacer more if it was thinner and closer to the bolster.