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    Pass Around for 260mm Gyuto in 52100 Schedule

    I finally put together a list of people who signed up for a pass-around. I will start the pass-around with US members, following by Canadian and then European members. I am going to do five participants at a time.

    The fist five participants are the following:
    AndrewH (Home)
    Theory (Pro)
    Sachem Allison (Pro)
    Muchobocho (Home)
    Brainsausage (Pro)

    After these five, if the knife doesn't need any repair, it will go onto the next 5 US members.

    Just want to remind you of some of the conditions:

    - One week per participant
    - Sharpen only if you consider yourself a decent sharpener
    - If a blade is damaged, it has to be returned to me right away. If a damage is minor, then it could be fixed by a participant, but I need to be notified about it beforehand.
    - A participant is responsible for a postage (insured for a full value) to the next person on the list.
    -Please oil the knife before sending it onto the next participant.
    -I want a participant to compare my knife to his/her best performing knife from Japanese and US makers. Areas of comparison should include sharpen-ability (please see conditions above), edge retention, edge maintenance (with a strop), geometry, profile, food release, handle comfort, fun to use, etc. Anything one can comment on, would be appreciated.

    As these are still experimental knives, with experimental heat treatment and grind, there is still much to learn from other people's experience with them.

    In short, I look for an objective feedback/review and expect a constructive criticism. If you don't want to post it in public, send it to me in private.

    This knife is heat-treated for a best edge stability and sharpness and a very good wear resistance, and is about 62RC hard. I can push the hardness to about 63RC without compromising edge stability and sharpness. This will result in additional wear resistance, but this option will be only available upon request, as it is much harder to hand-finish a knife in that hardness and would require an additional effort on my part.

    The knife will come with a saya (for protection in shipping and transporting) and a felt strop with 1M diamond spray applied. It might need to be re-applied periodically.

    Thank you.

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    The knife should be arriving at Andrew H on Monday, October 22.

    Theory is next on the list. The knife should be insured for $400 while shipping between participants.

    Look forward to your reviews, folks.

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    Hmmmm..discriminating against Asia, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Hmmmm..discriminating against Asia, eh?
    Hmm... I noticed the same. US, Canada, Europe... and that's it.

    Maybe we should just stop selling you guys in the west our knives and stones? Would that be nice?

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    No, no discriminating, but for logistical reasons, there need to be more than a couple of participants interested. Perhaps combining Japan and Korea with some Australian folks, but I don't think there were any Australians in the list.

    Bu logistical reasons I mean shipping, customs and so forth.



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    I am in Australia, I didn't register my interest because I thought I was to far out of the loop! If it is a possibility I would love to be involved! Pro kitchen
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    It's a possibility, but the cost and customs situation will have to be researched before hand. USA is probably the most friendlier country when it comes to customs.

    If you want to spend time and gather information, I would definitely consider Asia Pacific pass-around/s.

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    Me too, Von Blewett, exactly the same story. Though it was a bridge too far and didn't speak up. I've felt this way about this and a few other pass-arounds as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    It's a possibility, but the cost and customs situation will have to be researched before hand. US is probably the most friendlier country when it comes to customs.

    If you want to spend time and gather information, I would definitely consider Asia Pacific pass-around/s.

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    I'm not one-hundred percent sure, but I think that customs *shouldn't* be too expensive, but shipping and insurance could be costly, especially on the way back to the US.

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    Customs fees into Australia only applies if the Package is valued at more than $1000 shipping and insurance would be costly, maybe if there were a few participants the cost could be shared. I will look into it further
    Huw
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