Just to make things extra clear, are you saying the stainless lamination is not welded on properly to the white steel at the tip? wouldn't this lead to oxidation under the SS? can you post a pic please?I broke down and ordered a 270 gyuto. The knife is claimed to be made in collaboration with Teruyasu Fujiwara and looked pretty interesting from the get go. I was looking for another 270 for work, since regretting selling my Carbonext, and this fit the bill.
Coming in at 200 g, (website says 214) this knife is more than 3mm at the spine and does not taper much to the tip, still 2mm close to 1 inch from the tip, one would think this would lead to a heavier knife than it is, but the taper to the edge is great and the knife appears to be ground very well at a little more than 60/40 right hand bias. The finish is rustic and has some flaws on the stainless lamination including some separation near the tip…this is not a big deal to me, but pointed it out anyway.
It appears as if there was an attempt to round the spine, but failed. The choil, although rounded and more comfortable still needs some finishing to round it completely.
The top and bottom of the machi don’t align or are not squared, the bottom is almost 5mm shorter than the top, which is going to be frustrating for me when I re-handle it.
The edge held on very well for the abuse that I put it through for the last two days. OOTB retention is better than my MC funy, (although I think MC takes his white edges too steep, my funy is much better now that I adjusted the angle) .
There are lots of micro micro chips along the edge,
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not sure if this is due to the reported 64 hardness or just my poly work boards. The Carter did not exhibit the micro chipping in near this extent.
Micro chipping or not, I am happy with the purchase. I am going to play with some angles in the course of the next few months to see what I can make out of it.
Yes, that is correct, the lamination on the spine near the tip has a split, crack...I am not sure what the long term damage may be.Just to make things extra clear, are you saying the stainless lamination is not welded on properly to the white steel at the tip? wouldn't this lead to oxidation under the SS? can you post a pic please?