This is my first post in KKF, greetings from Richmond, VA
I just got this beauty in and wanted to share some pics/thoughts as I was not able to find much of either save for some good words and recommendations. I really wanted something special for my first Japanese knife and Jon delivered it:
I stained the Saya with a couple coats of red mahogany stain, tung oil and a couple clear coats to seal it all. The fit was pretty loose so I rigged up a leather thong system to hold the blade in good n' snug (I treated the leather with sno-seal to waterproof prior to attachment).
The fit 'n finish is near perfect with the rounded spine and choil area make this a very comfortable fit in the hand.
I probably don't need to tell you how effortlessly this 2mm blade moves through food.
I'm just incredibly impressed with both the knife itself and the great customer service from JKI.....awesome work (thanks again Jon)!