First two Japanese knives
Well, I got my first two Japanese kitchen knives in the mail today, a JCK Carbonext 240 western gyuto and a 270 Hattori FH suji and all I can say is DAYUM, these blades are thin!!! I am REALLY going to need a rolling mill and a surface grinder for making damascus blades of this type!! I am surprised at how small the handle is on the Hattori.
Pictures dude...where the hell are the pics??
CN is a beast once a great edge is put on it. What wood handle did you get on your suji?
Congrats man! Wait, I just realized...you've been on the forum for half a year and have almost 700 posts....yet these are your first j-knives? What took so long?
I didn't really pay that much attention to the envelope while I was ripping it open, but when i got ready to take the garbage out, I noticed that these knives appear to have been sent to me directly from Japan. Aside from them geting here very quickly, I was surprised that you can get a knife like that Carbonext shipped from the Old Country for that price. Obviously, the finish, etc, is a bit better on the Hattori suji, but overall, I may actually like the Carbonext gyuto a little better. After years of seeing Zwillings, etc at that same price point,I am really impressed with what these guys are able to give you for the money. If asked, i would tell anyone to buy some of these knives instead of the standard fare from Williams-Sonoma et al.