12-22-2016, 02:32 PM
It's a bit bigger than a paring knife, more like a small petty. I should have gotten the falcon, lol. But this will be better for cutting food. Should have gotten one of these from the start, but I was so obsessed with having carbon steel I never considered practicality.
Opening is tight, but action is smooth. I imagine it will loosen up with use. It's easier to use one handed than the spyderco. Handle more comfortable as well, I was not a fan of g10 scales on caly. Out of box edge is very good so I didn't do initial sharpening, I am guessing steel is equivalent to mac pro which is perfectly fine for it's intended use.
12-22-2016, 02:44 PM
Panda, Old shotgunning trick. When new actions are tight, rub some toothpaste on the friction points then cycle it a bunch of times. The toothpaste has just enough abrasive to loosen things a little but won't affect it long term. And the gun (knife) will smell minty fresh.
12-22-2016, 02:46 PM
Will do, thanks. I keep some in my locker anyway 😀
12-23-2016, 02:30 AM
gave it a good use today. the larger size, i like it after all. it was awkward at first but once i got used to it it's way more useful. kind of like how everyone goes from tiny knives to upto 270 gyutos. the grind i need to work on, i dont like flat grinds, but it gives me a blank canvas to work an asymmetric convex into anyway.
chuckles, let us know what you think when you get one also.
01-03-2017, 07:58 PM
I'm just a home cook but always have my Chris Reeve large Insingo. Works great for cutting bags and stuff that I would not touch with my gyuto or even small paring knives that I try to keep very sharp.
01-04-2017, 02:40 AM
RAT model 2. love the Aus-8 steel. takes a super sharp edge (keep mine at around 3k) and holds it fairly well, as long as you aren't banging it on a steel surface. i use it mostly for fixing food wrap when people don't bother to do it themselves.
plus sharpening it on the stones is great practice. if you can sharpen a pocket folder and keep a near perfect bevel, you can probably sharpen just about any large kitchen knife no problem, save for maybe single-bevel knives.