Got the Old File from Chris today. Nice blade, you did a great job on the restore. What did you do to the handle to clean it up and make it so damn nice. It feels like its brand new stabilized wood. Cuts great too, couldn't help grabbing a potato and onion to play around with
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I've been looking for some history, but can't seem to fun any. The handle does feel great. Used it today for a crap ton of prep, and am very happy with it. It's a little reactive, but already getting a nice patina, so I'm sure it will calm down. Was the blade in that goo f condition when you got it?
So... Been using the Old File for a little it now, and gotta say, I love it. The profile took a while getting use to, but it cuts like a dream, and takes a scary sharp edge. Doesn't keep it long, but long enough to get the job done. I'll be send this back next week sometime Chris, but I gotta say, it's going to be a hard one to let go, lol. I still love the handle, even though kinda clunky at first, it feels really good in the hand. She's been good to me, just don't wanna see her leave, lol
an entrepreneur in Havana, Illinois, in 1906 named his butcher knife firm the "Old File Cutlery Company;" this successful firm continued in business for six decades -- not once in all those years actually selling a knife made from a file. This is all I could ever find on the company.
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I don't know if you are still doing this, but I would love to try out the Ealy gyuto at some point if possible. I am thinking about ordering one from him to replace the gyuto's that I had stolen (first step to replacing my knife kit). I would love to try one out before I order it though, to make sure I will like it. I love the design of the blades, I just never had a chance to handle one.