so, i had a henckels cermax for a while (still do - never gets used tho) - these powdered steels are crazy-annoying to sharpen [for me]. i like the fresh-off-the-stones feel, and if zdp can't give that same feeling longer than the HD, then what's the point, really?
I'm sure that besides the price of the steel the time grinding and the amount of belts/stone needed for a monosteel ZDP knife factors big time into the high end price. On that Canadian site they even mentioned the Kanji imprint not being as deep as usual due to the steel properties.
Oh, really? Prices are tax-included? Nice!
Too bad there isn't anything I need to get from their selection at the moment. Need? Want? Ah, whichever
I have a San mai sukenari Zdp. I wonder if Zdp mono "patina'd" line crazy... never seen one.
Considering the 20% chromium content.... nope. Would be a pain in the ass to work with, a ***** to thin, and a whole lot more expensive.
Sukenari also had done Honyaki ZDP yanagiba
Once a Japanese knife, always a Japanese knife -> Once a Carbon, always a Carbon -> Once a Honyaki, always a Honyaki <3