Jan, we need to get together, I have to see this one in person.
If they decide to do it more, the Japanese can put out some ridiculous looking handles. I've seen a few here and there from them that totally blew my mind! with every type of material imaginable. I've been constantly begging Koki to find someone there to make handles like these.
I just keep comming back to this thread, really beautiful knife.
I think this one, Salty's scimitar, Colin's suji from Burke, and that Devin bubble wrap gyuto made for Adam are the four knives that are forever burned in my mind.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -- Isaac Asimov