Set of the day:
Damn fine handle workMy current service board knife, Sukenari Hap40 210 K-tip. It is a pretty serviceable blade. The spine and stainless cladding are sturdy enough to take a beating. I recently rounded the spine and choil, and put a new comfy handle on it. Stabilized curly oak with a brass nosepiece.
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Yeah man! I know we talked about it earlier. I'm (hopefully) a week away from graduation, then I can get back into the shop again...
Man that is a good looking gyuto! I love that handle.
You’re too kind HHC. No, you really are in this case: this is one of the widely disliked Maz handles with the walnut ferrule. Looks cheap, feels cheap and blocky. It does look mildly better after a thorough soaking in mineral oil admittedly, and i can at least boast that it’s the same handle used on the $2500 Mazaki damascus from the same retaler.
Good gyuto mind - others may have been unlucky wIth thick grinds from the same batch, but this one was a peach to cut with ootb.