Anyone else get the Hattori KD email?

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  1. Nov 28, 2019 #1

    Beau Nidle

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    Woke up yesterday morning to an email from Koki at JCK saying they had some KD's in stock for those who've been on the waiting list for them (like me since 2009). Of course the price was a little (!) higher than they were back in the day, but I went to the website anyway...every single one of them out of stock.

    Oh well. Next time. Maybe.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2019 #2

    parbaked

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    I missed that but I did pick up a limited edition Cowry X San Mai petty that I decided I don't really need...
     
  3. Nov 28, 2019 #3

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    cowry x is just a fancy name for zdp189 right?
     
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    In my experience they are actually a little bit different
     
  5. Nov 28, 2019 #5

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    but one is unobtanium.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2019 #6

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    Got lucky... was yours with the red stamp or with the black label?
     
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  7. Nov 29, 2019 #7

    Beau Nidle

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    Looking good Luke! My only complaint about the KD's has always been the handle. $2k knife with a micarta handle?
     
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    Would you prefer pakkawood? :D
     
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    The micarta handles are surprisingly comfortable...the dimensions are just perfect
     
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    Micarta? That's something actually reasonably modern. Hell, I've seen exorbitant prices for knives with utterly bassackward handles of unstabilized wood (e.g. magnolia, ebony, etc.).
     
  11. Nov 30, 2019 #11

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    unstabilzed wood is better imo. the glue sticks better with the tang.

    and it also takes any finish you want.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2019 #12

    Beau Nidle

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    Certain woods don't really benefit from stabilising, the really dense tropical hardwoods in particular like ebony and snakewood. In some cases it's a must though.
     

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