looks like china cats was skipped, looking at this list.
Chewie's the man.
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.
Older and wider..
Thanks guys for keeping the pass around going. And thanks, Dave, for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.
Hi Don please put me on the list, been wanting to try this knife for a long while.
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.
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.
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.