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    Quote Originally Posted by rick alen View Post
    This sort of complex geometry would benefit from solid modeling and machining on a cnc miller or surface grinder to produce consistent curvatures and benefit the development process as well. Couple ideas in mind, for one, is to create a blade that is no thicker than it needs to be at any point for a superlight front-end and lazer-like qualities that do not sacrifice useful stiffness or contribute significantly to wedging - and for another to create geometry which allows for great food release at the mid-rear portions of the blade. To the latter end it would benefit to use geometry like the Richmond Ultimatum, that I understand is flat-ground on one side and has all the complex curvature on the other.

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    These Prokopenkoff knives are very interesting, thank's for sharing.

    I suspect that they are light years better than an Ultimatum, which isn't the exemplar of masterful grinding (to put it mildly) as I understand it. I believe tk59 completely reqround a stock version, as it was such a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick alen View Post
    ... geometry like the Richmond Ultimatum, that I understand is flat-ground on one side and has all the complex curvature on the other.

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    Rick, your understanding is incorrect. The Ultimatum is ground on both sides. Poorly.



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    ultimatum looks just like dt itk

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    ultimatum looks just like dt itk
    Looks can be deceiving; believe me, it is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Looks can be deceiving; believe me, it is not.
    Don't I know that

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    A strong distal taper is one of the [critical] aspects of kitchen knife design that the large Japanese brands just don't get--and I've been through a lot of them.

    Beautiful knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Looks can be deceiving; believe me, it is not.
    It's definitely not. Unless Tinh gets a hold of one. Then it cuts as well, if not better.
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