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    Well, my knife arrived today and it is beautiful. I haven't sharpened it, but here are some initial thoughts. The profile, length, and knuckle clearance are exactly what I wanted. I wanted a slightly shorter suji with a bit higher heel so that I could use it as an all-arounder. I haven't cut much, just a few cucumbers, but my initial reaction is very positive. Also, the new grind, seems to be very good at food release. I just did a short comparison with my Martell (I don't have another suji to compare it to) and it did release food better than that blade.

    Anyhow, more impressions to come at a later date. Thanks Marko.

    k.

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    250mm suji in 52100. Snakewood with blackwood ferrule and DT mokume spacer and tip handle. Asymmetrically ground. 177g. Balance point 3/4" forward.

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    "In Japan they don't call it Japanese food, they just call it food." -- Children's Hospital Quote

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    Like most people who have worked with it, I have mixed feelings about snakewood, but that suji is clearly one of the most beautiful knives I have seen. Great work, Marko.

    Stefan

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    I was never sure I liked it at all until I saw it on Karring's knife, but now...incredible.

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    Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's knife. SAYS WHO!!!!! I'm jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Like most people who have worked with it, I have mixed feelings about snakewood, but that suji is clearly one of the most beautiful knives I have seen. Great work, Marko.

    Stefan
    This was my first experience working with snakewood. Overall, I didn't find it more difficult to work than most other woods. I did take some precautions and sealed any freshly worked areas with CA glue and epoxied the handle (reinforcing it from inside) but other than that, it seemed very stable.

    It polishes like glass. I would love to get some more of it, but I need to pick blocks myself, as the figure can vary a lot from one side to another.

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    52100, 180mm gyuto with D handle in Desert Ironwood, horn ferrule and N/S spacer.

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    WOW! Thats pretty Marko

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    Classy and classic. I'm salivating.

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    Marko, I'll have to admit to being envious of your skill set. You have an excellent eye and incredible attention to detail. Judging by pictures alone, your knives are by far my favorites of what I see online these days. I wish you continued success and can only hope that one day, maybe years from now, my knives are as good.
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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    Thanks guys and Tom in particular.

    It's just a lot of effort (and trial and error) that eventually pays off. That doesn't translate into efficiency most of the time, but I will leave that for another day.

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