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    Quote Originally Posted by mark76 View Post
    All comments welcome! I also posted this review on my blog, where you can read it a bit more nicely formatted, along quite a few other reviews.

    And I just got a remark from Cris he hasn['t sold the original knife yet. It's got a more traditional Japanese profile, so should appeal to more people here. SO grab your chance...
    Maybe it has sold now. It is not on his store....
    http://www.cjaedgedart.com/online-store
    Looks great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaknil View Post
    Maybe it has sold now. It is not on his store....
    http://www.cjaedgedart.com/online-store
    Looks great though.
    Jaknil - you might want to PM him (CrisAnderson27) as I don't think his store is always 100% up to date with what he has available (especially something like this). My $0.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by alterwisser View Post
    Full disclosure: this is a general statement and does NOT refer to Cris Anderson knives. I don't own one, have never tried one and will most likely never buy one because the handle style doesn't appeal to me. But again: that's a personal taste!
    Cris was upset that I posted that there was pressure for me to keep mum. It seems that he believes folks will misconstrue that as him exerting direct pressure on me. I do not personally share the concern, but is not unwise to clarify that the pressure I feel to keep mum about Cris's knife is the same pressure I feel regarding [publicly] discussing issues with pretty much any custom, whether it's my Maumasi, Tsourkan, Harner, Anderson, Dalman, or any other I cannot think of at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontezumaBoy View Post
    You know I started chatting with Chris about getting a knife, for the most part, due to your 1st one Mark! I agree with you 100% that the guy is fantastic to work with and really wants the customer 100% happy / his desire for that is, as you say, off the charts.

    FWIW I was able to chop up a few things with your knife (& several other Chris had about including my future one without the handle) a couple of weeks ago when I stopped in on him to check out the one he was fabricating for me (sorry for the crappy iphone pic). Very, very damned near just bought yours from him as the profile is fantastic IMO. Really talking about minor differences between the two profiles as you mentioned above ... still an amazing blade and gorgeous Ironwood! I just had to have my Honduran Rosewood Burl (block on the top) handle so Chris continued his work ... end result is sweet!



    Will attempt to write up something similar (likely to fail miserably but ***) to what you have here since the guy is awesome to work with and his passion for his trade is quite amazing. That "little beastie" in the low middle kinda stole my heart as well but that is something for the not to distant future ...

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    Those look great too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    I'm kinda surprised to hear that knife is great for push cutting. Usually flatter profiled knives w really pointy tips feel better suited for pull cuts in my experience. Thanks for the review.
    What then do you use for push cutting? Hopefully not a very rounded blade? Or do we mean different things by push cutting or a flat profile?

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    Each to their own and glad for all the measured opinions here.

    I personally dislike rock chopping and find the original profile more ideal for me. Also, really liking the qwerky handle design if it is as comfortable as you say. I use a pointed index finger grip, so would that work with his handles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark76 View Post
    What then do you use for push cutting? Hopefully not a very rounded blade? Or do we mean different things by push cutting or a flat profile?
    Well a flat profiled knife with a thicker stronger tip would feel more suitable for push cutting-the knife you reviewed has a thin delicate pointy tip(sujihiki looking). I would guess that it would excel at pull cuts. I'm sure it's just fine for push cuts to as long as your not cutting too close to the tip of the blade.
    Ofcourse I've never used your custom so I don't have first hand experience, I could be very wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    Well a flat profiled knife with a thicker stronger tip would feel more suitable for push cutting-the knife you reviewed has a thin delicate pointy tip(sujihiki looking). I would guess that it would excel at pull cuts. I'm sure it's just fine for push cuts to as long as your not cutting too close to the tip of the blade.
    Ofcourse I've never used your custom so I don't have first hand experience, I could be very wrong.
    Labor - knife works great in pull cuts / as for push cutting Chris is profile is unique, as they all are I guess, in that the tip is quite thin but not "delicate" in any way ... will try to show when I write it up but did some pull cutting just now and it is, FWIW, excellent in that roll.

    [QUOTE=fatboylim;449594]Each to their own and glad for all the measured opinions here.

    I personally dislike rock chopping and find the original profile more ideal for me. Also, really liking the qwerky handle design if it is as comfortable as you say. I use a pointed index finger grip, so would that work with his handles?[/QUOTE

    Fatboylim (awesome handle BTW!) - will play around with that grip as I don't use it (I mean at all) so will compare the XH with some other standard WA handles and give my opinion. Do you hold the handle in a normal pintch (up close and personal or do you normally have the other fingers wrapped with the index forward at the heal? - as you can see I just don't use that grip so just let me know PM is fine).

    Also agree with Mark4pt0 that I will be keeping any of my comments to the relevant review.

    tja

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboylim View Post
    Each to their own and glad for all the measured opinions here.

    I personally dislike rock chopping and find the original profile more ideal for me. Also, really liking the qwerky handle design if it is as comfortable as you say. I use a pointed index finger grip, so would that work with his handles?
    I'usually don't rock chop either. But there are those things like herbs and I wanted this to be able to handle this, too. That said, you'll probably like Cris' original profile better.

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    Say Montezumaboy, thanks for checking out the handle for me. The grip is a standard pinch grip into the choil, but with the index finger following the spin. It does mean the grip is less aggressive when compared to the normal pinch grip. It also means rock chopping can be a little awkward.

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