i got it
bad ass knife!!!!!!! I got it yesterday and it was gorgeous, the handle practically rippled in 3-d. everyone said it was the coolest knife design they have ever seen. I used it exclusively yesterday for prep and such , did 40# of mirepoix without a hitch. I'm buying some chickens tomorrow just to see what it can do. It's too small for a production knife in a everyday kitchen setting, but I bet it eats up chickens for lunch. It would definitely make a great boning knife
I have to get used to single beveled knives as I never use them and am only now getting into it seriously. I love the profile of this knife. I think a 210mm version with the same profile would be amazingly efficient in the kitchen and a much better production knife. It came pretty sharp, but I decided to put it on the stones anyway. I only have a king combo 1000/ 6000k. I soaked the stones, put the knife on it and nothing happened that I can tell. It felt almost like I was sliding on ice or glass, I got no mud, no real feedback. Took the knife off the stones and proceeded to shave all the hair off of my reluctant cooks arm.lol
This is the info that Spike sent me on the "pettysuki."
Wait until you see the redwood in person! It has an iridescence that doesn't show up in pictures. The ferrule is ebony, the rest is stabilized redwood from the Burl Source.
The blade is 162mm long and 38mm tall at the heel.
The blade is O1 steel heat treated as per Devin Thomas' instructions, heated to 1475, quenched in fast quench oil, then soaked fro 30 minutes at minus 100º f., followed by double tempering at 345º f. The hardness should be between 61 and 63 hrc. The blade was coated with anti-scale compound prior to HT to minimize decarb. I'm going to miss this one when it's gone!
This is a bad ass knife. The next question is would you do a 210mm? double bevel?