I was really curious about this steel so I couldn't resist the close out sale at cutlery and more.
The steel is, as promised in their advertising, nothing short of amazing, it's stays unbelievably sharp for a long time and then comes back to sharp really easy on my ceramic rod with a couple of strokes. IT can probably go a couple of months of medium usage before it actually needs anything but the rod I suspect...
It's also not chippy which I worried about given it is 66+ hrc--the geometry is Ok as well, one of the better symmetric grinds I have in my collection.
It's a damn fine cutter and I'd like to use it more than I am using it.
My problem is that while the balance is OK on the 240 (it truly sucked on the 210, the handle is horrid for me and makes it not very pleasant to use for long periods of time. I can't figure out what is wrong and it is confusing me since wa handles are usually not a problem when using a pinch grip..
So I am thinking of having it rehandled but looking at it I can't figure out if a rehandle is practical because I can't figure out how the handle is attached.
Has anyone rehandled one of these? If one of the craftsman here has done one and wants to PM me with a price to put a nice handle on it, I would be grateful as I do really like the steel and the geometry on this!