Ok, ok. I failed!
Pass for me as well
Sorry, but Mr. Itou has the market cornered on over-the-top and behind-the-counter handles.
It's almost like he took a kick a$$ folder and turned it into a kitchen knife....which I'm not too sure works.
I like tactical knives, but I don't think a SOG gyuto would work....
Still a very interesting piece, especially in the white/ blue.
The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
It's kinda weird....
Best handles for western knives that I've seen go to Pierre, DT, and Adam Marr. Actually, Randy makes a wicked looking handle as well.
I got one a while back... Sanetu 210 ZDP-189 Gyuto with the Cocobolo handle... (No inlay) 5 pins and a mosaic. Its very well finished, seamless transition and slanted bolster.
No regrets here!