Hey fellow KKF people,
I have found my favorite knife so far! I feel like I do not deserve this knife, it is just so beautiful and masterfully crafted. The knife does it's job incredibly well, especially as a single bevel.. I gave it a hone on some hard j-nats after my poultry shift at work and the razor-like edge came back with ease. I don't want to ruin the gorgeous mirror polished edge, but i want to take the edge to a lower grit. maybe later..
The flatter face of the knife does not look very concave.. Coming out of the choil, the flatter face is fairly angled maybe around 60-65 degrees, compared to something like a deba, which seems to be almost 80-90 degrees with the handle. This triangular profile became more apparent when I did some honing strokes on the flat side. I expected to be able to keep an almost 5 degree angle for honing stroke on the flat side, but i ended up hitting behind the edge. I quickly polished the hard stone grit marks away and raised my honing stroke up a little bit. It was great at 10-15 degrees on the flat side and 20 degrees or so on the beveled side. The edge really popped.
I really love this knife. I hope it stays with me as long as I live. Thank you very much to Aframestokyo and especially those 3 at Shigefusa.
Blade Length (from the tip to the heel): 185mm
Handle Length: 132mm
Total Length: 333mm
Knife weight: 6.1oz.
Choil width: 5mm.
If anyone has a kitaeji boning knife from Shigefusa, please let me know! I want to see it!