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    Senior Member EdipisReks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    Yee-haw, that is one ugly blade/handle transition!
    yeah. the Takeda i owned had visible epoxy sealing the blade to the handle, but it was nearly applied and looked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo.pete View Post
    Dave,

    I dropped my addict as well as my Konosuke 150mm White #2 petty off at Fedex and shipped them to you for some TLC.

    Nice, thanks Pete!

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    If only there were a way to thicken out the tang on those knives. I'd still not buy one, but at least they wouldn't look so awkward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo.pete View Post
    Dave,

    I dropped my addict as well as my Konosuke 150mm White #2 petty off at Fedex and shipped them to you for some TLC.

    Your box arrived this afternoon.

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    So Dave, how much did you end up removing from the blade as a whole? For the price it looks to be a decent mid-level knife. Now I don't own one but from what others have said that is what I'm thinking it as.

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    I didn't measure it before or after but I know that the person who sent me it did measure it beforehand so maybe I can talk him into re-measuring it again after. The reason why I didn't measure it is because I go by feel.

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    The knife was returned after Dave’s gentle ministrations, and the difference is night and day. It performs less like my Wusthof santoku and more like my Harner nakiri (don't worry Butch, it's nowhere near the same), and is a pleasure to use. Now, if Dave would have just fixed the profile...

    Bottom line is that if you buy a Richmond Addict, send it to Dave if you want it to perform.

    Rick

    Weight: 188g (6g less)
    Length of edge: 239.5mm (no change)
    Height of blade at heel: 55.2mm (no change)

    Blade thickness:
    Spine at heel: 2.65mm (0.10 less)
    Midpoint at heel: 1.60mm (0.05 less)
    Edge at heel (right above bevel): 0.40mm (0.40 less)

    Spine at midblade: 2.50mm (0.05 less)
    Midpoint at midblade: 1.50mm (0.05 less)
    Edge at midblade (right above bevel): 0.35 (0.30 less)

    Spine at 1cm from tip: 0.80mm (0.25 less)
    Edge at 1cm from tip (right above bevel): 0.35 (0.25 less)

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    Wow, 6g less! Thats quite some metal.
    Spike C
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    yeah, it really is. from the before and afters, it appears that the Addict is pretty thick at the edge, in stock form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    yeah, it really is. from the before and afters, it appears that the Addict is pretty thick at the edge, in stock form.
    No joke -- he thinned it by 50%
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