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    Senior Member NO ChoP!'s Avatar
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    IMHO Konosuke fit and finish is always top notch/ flawless (and for less money). Masamoto F&F (especially handles) is often less desirable. I don't own a KS, but I do own a Masamoto western carbon, and the handle is a POS! Yes, you can rehandle, but that's not for everybody.

    A knife is a tool to me. Would I put twenty-two's on a work truck? Nope! LOL

    Also, the Konosuke is no fragile knife; Thin it may be, but I'd love to see a posted pick of an HD with any form of a chip.....
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    "Yes, you can rehandle, but that's not for everybody.

    A knife is a tool to me. Would I put twenty-two's on a work truck? Nope! LOL"

    Agree.I'm not into re-handles,no offence to the fine handle makers,just not my thing.
    Any KS owners want to chime in on F&F?

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    The fit and finish on my KS is perfect. Spine and choil rounded, great OOTB edge, no complaints whatsoever

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    The 240 HD does run a tad short, especially if you're used to western handle 240's. Best fit & finish in its class imo, great water treated handles.

    I would buy a KS if it had an octagon handle, in a sec. I'm not into the super blinged out handles, most I would go is just octagon in ebony. No inlay, no endcaps, no spacers. I just really despise d-shaped handles.

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    I've gotten used to D-shaped handles(Moritaka) so that's not a problem.

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    I've tried to me neutral on the subject but it's becoming difficult.

    Buy the KS. If you don't like it I'll buy it from you minus shipping.

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    Sorry..not trying to drag this discussion on forever.Guess I'm just overwhelmed by all the good information coming in(tough choice no?).I'll make up my mind in the next few days.

    Thanks to all for the great advice.

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    Update.. I've ordered an Kono HD 240 w/ rosewood handle (d-shaped).Went down to Tosho Knife Arts here in Toronto,and I have to say that we're so lucky to have not 1 but 2 great purveyors of fine Japanese steel right here in our fine city!(the other being "Knife").
    The deciding factors for me were price(almost $100. less than the KS),the fact that it's semi-stainless and I bought from a local merchant.Having said that,I found out that I can order the KS through a friends place of employment so the option is there for me as well.(next year for sure )

    thanks all for your opinions and advice!

    Much appreciated
    Peter

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    I forgot to mention that I had a chance to handle one of those crazy expensive Rockstead tactical knives..Holy freakin shnirtz,that is one serious piece of steel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    I've tried to me neutral on the subject but it's becoming difficult.

    Buy the KS. If you don't like it I'll buy it from you minus shipping.
    What the heck are you going to do with 2 KS's

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