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    And?

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    Senior Member Bulldogbacchus's Avatar
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    Eamon has been working on the saya for it. It's done now, and he is shipping it, but I have not laid hands on it yet.....

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    I like this knife a lot. The fit and finish are very nice. The profile is spot on, and it cuts really well. It took to the suehira rika 5000 stone nicely, leaving a sharp edge with some bite...... starting the pass around now. It shipped to Pensacola today. Would the guys in this pass around please PM me your address. Thanks. Matt

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    Great to read that it's living up to your expectations. Am I in on this one? I can't remember if Canadians were ok'd or not....
    Either way, it's still a freakin' beautiful knife!
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    Yes, you're in, although your last, I think. Just means you can keep it longer

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    Yes!!!
    That freakin' knife is freakin' haunting me (and I'm sure many others)! I really wish I jumped on it, so I'm glad I'll at least get a chance with it.
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    Here are some of my impressions after using this knife for several days. The day I got it, I used it to make chicken ponzu, as posted in this thread:

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...l=1#post128986

    Mike has done his homework with this knife - the grind is very good. It went through the celery, bell peppers and carrots as well as any knife I've used lately, including a Kochi, a Rodrigue and a Shigefusa. Here's a pic:



    The knife had formed a light patina when I got it, and I didn't note any reactivity issues with the W2 it is made from. I didn't feel I should alter the edge, so I just stropped it on a Gesshin 6k, which was sufficient.

    In daily use the edge held up well. Of course, I wan't going through cases of vegetables, just doing normal home prep work. No noticeable wedging in potatoes, carrots or onions. I used it to split a watermelon, and other than the fact that it could have been a few inches longer, it did just fine.

    I did get out in the sunlight to take some pics of the handle.





    To sum up my feelings, shared by a few others on this thread, this was the "one that got away". Nice work, Mike!

    Thanks again to Bulldogbacchus for doing this passaround.

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    Rick,

    You're not helping my "non-buyer's remorse". I REALLY wish I pulled the trigger on this one. Sheesh!

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    I was lucky enough to use the knife over the last week before sending it off yesterday. Initial impressions besides holy cr@p, that's a good looking knife, was that maybe the handle was a bit large for my tastes. Though after using it to cut up everything from potatoes to onions to basil, I can tell you I didn't even notice it. The knife arrived sharp, and with moderate use, I felt no need to touch it up before sending it on it's way. It was a sad day when I finally had to package it up and say goodbye. Great work on this one Mike, and you are a lucky SOB Bulldogbacchus! Thanks for the opportunity to play with your new toy, will definitely be something I'll be adding to my collection someday.

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    I received this beauty today in great condition. am looking forward to giving this a great workout.
    Chewie's the man.

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