I have been doing a lot of forging this week, and that's finished for the moment until I get these couple of knives finished. It has allowed me some time(a few minutes here and there) to think and to tinker. One of the things I have been working on is a santoku design, and I have one that im happy with. I know that's not a real big design with you guys, but I do a couple of shows a year and Id like to have that one in my lineup. Ive had a few requests for it.
Anyway, I have a couple of 210-215mm petty-suji knives to make as well, what some of you refer to as line knives.
I have seen this term used over and over again and to me it seems there are a lot of talk about them and little action.
So how do you really feel about a 210ish knife 36-38mm tall with a convex grind.
Should I add this as a regular model to my line?
Im thinking some where in the neighborhood of $275 or so in AEBL, maybe $300, depending on how it goes.
Also 210mm seems the top end of the length on the comments I have seen, would it be better at 200mm?
Let me know your thoughts. To me it seems like it would be a fun knife to do, and one of those gaps that other makers are not really filling. I love those.