Pardon me if I seem to be boasting about my knife, coz well...to be honest, I am!!! =D
it's my first hand specific knife so I'd like to show it off. So if anyone doesn't wanna read on, you're welcome to do so. Please feel free to comment positive and negative things about what I did to the knife and whatever else.
Reason why I'm posting it is coz I wanna share anything I've found out about the knife and learn from you guys so please bear with me.
so here it is.... pix taken right after unpacking. Got it in a huge @$$ box from UPS which pretty much made me pa twice as much for how I usually get charged for a knife this size. which sucked for me. packaging was overkill, but better overkill than getting it damaged. This is so far the most money I have spent ever on a single knife. All my expenses for the knife not including gas and toll fees, right around $225 total.
ordered it last year late december. Mari of Korin has been coordinating with me about the status of the knife before, during and after the thing's arrival to New York since it was a specially ordered knife what with me being a lefty. it took another week for it to get to Daly City to the warehouse of my courier and then another 10 or so days before it arrived here in the Philippines.
it didn't get sharpened by the master sharpener that comes free with Korin's services since he was out of the country at the moment. I told Mari that it was fine and she can send it out without the "finish sharpening".
it arrived "meh" sharp. so i took it to the stones real quick. didn't raise a burr or anything so I didn't get it as sharp as I usually do. lol. so it was "meh+1" sharp. if you could believe it. lol.
So before I went to pick it up at the courier's office (I know right? they suck, you have to pick it up there and don't do door to door!) and got some belly of pork so I can make some homemade bacon. To get ready to use this knife for what I need it for, boning out meats. =D
Pardon the quality of the pictures since these are just phone camera pix, they're not as good. I was too lazy to bust out my digital camera. LOL.