You know what, it's a beautiful looking knife from a line that gets rave reviews on here, I'm gonna stop stressing so much and just order it in a little while.
Thanks Jon, I'll put who it is in the comments section so you know which annoying squid I am.
Knife was here when I got home from work, that was fast!
This is my first experience with the burnt chestnut handle and I really dig them. Simple yet elegant and feels good in hand.
Fit and finish overall is very nice.
You weren't kidding, it is super thin behind the edge.
Just a really nice looking knife.
Although I wouldn't necessarily call this a mini-gyuto, it has nice enough heel height for a pinch grip. It's sort of in between a bigger taller petty and a mini-gyuto. Still very nimble for in hand work or tip detail work and this looks like it could be a deboning champ.
OOTB it is very sharp. Cut through a tomato with only it's own weight, confetti-ing paper, with a little sawing gives pretty translucent slices on a horizontal test cut. Cored the tomato great as well.
Not sure on reactivity, but just cut up one tomato and nothing, which is a good sign. I love patina as much as the next man, but some knives are so reactive, especially before a mainly full patina has set in that I often question why I've made the switch to carbon.
Was packaged really nice, pretty much gift wrapped too haha. There was a hand written thank you letter in there as well, not sure if you packaged this and wrote that, but it's a nice touch, thanks.
Fish tweezers look really well made and serviceable as well.
So far so good, thanks a lot Jon.
Just want to revisit this mini-monster...
Finally opened this up for real and oh my god it's sharp. I really love bigger, well taller petty's and small Gyuto's and what not, but this knife is a champ.
Has stood up fine with a nice amount of abuse, you could prep a large meal with this knife no problem if you felt the need such as I did tonight.
I'd like to go into more detail but I don't have the time, highly recommend this though. Still very unreactive overall as well, but can get a touch of scent. Just responded so sick on the stones.
Nice patina starting to set in. Can't stress how much I love this little knife.
yeah for real...show us some knife porn!
Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr
Just an advice, do not google picture "knife porn"
On my wish list now.......
Honestly, most of my petty use, both past ownership and ones I got to borrow were stainless before this knife, but I am always quick to recommend this knife. There's just something about it that's so perfect without it actually being perfect and although I love patina, it's low reactivity for a carbon is actually pretty welcome for a lot of the applications a petty endures.
And I'm someone who does get hung up on looks of a knife, so while being completely functional, it's just one of those blades I always find myself just looking at in between tasks.
I've never used it in a pro setting, but imho it would be perfectly at home in that environment. I have used it for heavy prep around a few holiday parties which I pseudo-catered and it was a beast. Yeah, I guess some will say it's just a touch pricey for a petty, but you get what you pay for and this is a knife I never see myself selling unless the sale is desperate need of cash in a tough spot such as I was in a few months ago when thankfully no one bit on it.
I still have a looooooong way to go in terms of knowledge of knives, but I look back on some posts and feel I knew so little while thinking I knew more, but at this point I am more experienced with a variety of steels, profiles etc. and more recognize my own meager knowledge, yet I don't feel hyperbolic or faking it while recommending and glowing about this knife. Still and always will be one of my favs, both in functionality, looks and nostalgia in a sense.