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Thread: Am I too Picky, or is There Something Odd With This Choil Shot?

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    Am I too Picky, or is There Something Odd With This Choil Shot?

    I've been working through a "customer service situation" over the past couple of months with a non-KKF bladesmith. I always like to give the benefit of the doubt, support "the little guy", put myself in their shoes, etc. Earlier today the "customer service situation" ended and I was given a refund (less a lot of my time, running around to the post office, etc.) and advised that I shouldn't purchase products from them in the future, although I've purchased some other blades which I really like. At this point I would like to know if I am being too picky?
    EDIT: In the interest of full disclosure, I had the refund amount as a store credit for some time in anticipation of purchasing another knife.

    I don't expect perfection, but there are some fundamentals that should be met. Yes just about any shaped piece of metal can cut if it has an edge, but I'm not talking about a $20.00 knife from Wal-mart. What are your thoughts about this choil shot? For information, the knife is double bevel and cost in the $450-$500 USD range. This is a brand new OOTB knife.

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    I'll continue the story once I have a sense from the community whether or not I am crazy.

    Thanks KKF.
    Last edited by tjangula; 08-24-2015 at 07:16 PM. Reason: add a note about the refund/credit

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    Top 3 ugliest bevels ive ever seen. Its all wavy and looks like it was bent during shipping.

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    Is that an 'S' grind?

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    Yeah it just looks hollow on the right (of the blade, not the photo) and it humps out on the left. That appears to be a strange grind, maybe it works good for a lefty?
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    It's ******
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    what the hell is that?

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    That looks very wrong, is it bent, or just ground poorly?

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    That reminds me of a mizuno choil pic from this

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...gashi-Wa-Gyuto

    I forget who but I remember someone said certain mizunos were like that.

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    Was the photographer drinking?

    Or the knifemaker?
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    That's aggressive. But I wonder how it cuts. ..

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