I just got a 240 Gyuto in the Nashiji line direct from the Fujiwara Teruyasu website. It arrived today, and while I was expecting the handle/ scale issues I'd read about. The spine of the knife is horrendous. It appears the knife is ground from a stainless/w1/stainless sandwich and the w1 core is exposed In a really uneven way, I took a pic, it's not the best quality, but I think it illustrates the issue pretty well.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
I'm worried it may lead to delamination.
Also the factory bevel on the right side of the knife is very uneven. Does this suggest the grind is also uneven?[IMG][/IMG]
I knew I was ordering a rustic knife, but is it unreasonable to expect an even grind? and what are your opinions on the spine?
Has anyone ever returned a knife to a Japanese manufacturer?
Thanks for your time, I appreciate any insight/ advice