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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Last update to the list as someone has reach out to me about buying the Masamoto KS.

    1. mhenry - Tejas [current location]
    2. mpukas - Colorado
    3. pleue - Oregon
    4. Crothcipt - Wyoming
    5. Zwiefel - Arkansas
    6. marc4pt0 - Maryland
    7. chinacats - North Carolina
    8. daveb - Florida
    9. Miles - Tejas
    10. wenus2 - Reno
    11. Mike9 - New York
    12. toddnmd - Maryland
    This is post #22, which (I believe) was the latest update. Don, thanks for making this happen for all of us!

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    looks like china cats was skipped, looking at this list.
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    CC opted out on previous pg - he got to use it on Z's Tour. Guessing last 4 will go in order.

    I liked the knife. I don't remember the numbers but it was about 25% lighter than 270 shig. Did daily tasks and made mire poix for a couple batches of chicken stock. Easy day. Good release. No accordion. Controlled well for mincing garlic. The knife showed no reactivity, went from onions to pears with a quick wipe and pears tasted like pears.

    I did not sharpen, strop or remove what is becoming a well developed patina.

    The knife did every thing very well but I don't get why it has almost a cult like following.

    Thanks Don.
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    Thanks guys for keeping the pass around going. And thanks, Dave, for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    Hi Don please put me on the list, been wanting to try this knife for a long while.

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    25 posts minimum.

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    Been trying to PM Wenus2 for coordinates so I can pass it along but his inbox is full.

    I've really enjoyed working with the KS. LOOOOVE the profile. By far the best I've used in that respect. A little surprised at the heft of the knife, although once I thought about the feel of my old Masamoto, it seems very consistent. It has a very solid feel. It definitely doesn't feel like a knife you have to baby. Late in the week was very prep heavy for a brewer's dinner so I had a good chance to run it through it's paces. Cutting performance is very good. I think that the slightly thicker spine combined with a fairly thin edge enhanced the overall performance in that respect. Edge retention wasn't quite what I hoped it would be, but giving it a quick strop always seemed to bring it right back. It has a very nice patina, which I definitely added to this week. Don was kind enough to allow me to oil the handle and saya to help keep it clean so the handle and saya are a bit darker now, but I actually think that adds to the aesthetic. All said, there's a lot to like about this knife. It has a very cool vibe about it and I'm very glad I had a chance to take it around the block a couple times. Were I to find one at the right price, I'd be very tempted to pick one up.

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    Unable to reach Wenus2. After consulting with Don, I'm to pass along to Mike9. Mike, if you'd PM me please, I'd appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles View Post
    Unable to reach Wenus2. After consulting with Don, I'm to pass along to Mike9. Mike, if you'd PM me please, I'd appreciate it.
    I don't think Mike's on KKF anymore.
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    You may be right. Although he's checked in within the last month, so he may be lurking, but his PM doesn't seem to be available to me.
    I can't believe I'm having so much trouble actually passing a knife along. Usually everyone is chomping at the bit waiting for them.
    Anyway, I'll give him a couple days to reply.

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