I knew my new knife was coming today so I raided the garden for chard, carrots, shallots, and onions. Also picked up a nice big knob of chuckroast. Going to give it a workout and make a pot of stew at the same time. It's so AWESOME!
Thanks again Dave.
Looking good Scott
Just came in, one of the 270mm kasumi Yoshihide ( One of Shigefusa sons) with integral bolster.
The knife has massive clouds on the cladding, the bolster included, that are not showing on camera right now, but after I polish with natural stones will come out nicely.
I am waiting for one very nicely figured set of Desert Ironwood scales to arrive and will do my first rehandle ever on this knife.
Can't wait to see how that turns out! It's certainly a beautiful blade.
Last two that showed up, and probably last two for this year: Shigefusa Kasumi Yo-Gyuto 240mm and Heiji Semi-Stainless Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 210mm.