how long is that takeda on the edge?
Nice nakiri XooMG, it is also my favorite knife type and sometimes it is my line knife at work.
As to my previous post on my 210mm Harner's nakiri, here is an update with its new custom jacket on. It is purple wood with hammered copper inlays.
Johnny, Its a hard thing to artictualate but the Devin seems to bounce off the board with more of a thump while the Yusukes don't seem to feel as dense. Could also be the the devin is a much heavier knife than my Yusukes. I will say that I've already managed a few hair line scratches in the Devin wiping the blade. UGH
Alternitively, I don't have any scratches on my Yukes and I've had them for years. can't figure that one out as Mr Devin told me that these knives were closer to 62 than 61.
One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.
I've never found blade hardness to be all that good of an indicator of how a particular knife will scratch or not scratch, in use. The finish, and what exactly is scratching it, are very important, though. For instance, it seems that leeks, and leek debris, always scratches my knives, no matter how well I clean the leeks.
Long time since I've had anything to post here. I bought Chuck's Blazen. They're not exactly trendy but they tick a lot of boxes of what I've been looking for and if I hadn't seen Chuck's I might have bought a new one. So far I like it, it's pretty hefty and reminds me of a stainless Watanabe, and the handle is nice. This knife has a huge amount of air miles on it by now
Found this sitting on my workbench when I got home last night...
270mm JCK Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan white #1 suji. As far as I can tell these blades are the exact same thing as Fujiwara's Nahiji line, but about half the price ($260 vs $480) and a nicer handle (octagonal w/buffalo horn vs D shaped w/plastic). I figured I'd better grab one before he sells out.
Rule #1- Don't sweat the small s%&t, rule #2- It's ALL small s%&t