- Mar 20, 2018
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So Korin will now convert your new knife to a K-tip for a small fee. Is anyone using this service? Seems like a neat thing to offer, but i wonder if people will actually do it.
to be fair though, knives are often sold without handles and what you see is what the dealer thinks is best based on what they think their customers like. plus it's not like they're permanent. and those pattern welded knives came like that.I dunno, a lot of people will pay up for aesthetics, and that is quite a change in appearance for just $20. Folks will pay a lot more than that for a handle conversion or "upgrade". Personally i have always stuck with the stock version of whatever i buy.
K-tips are not for me (full disclosure: I bought a Sukenari K-tip when the regular version was sold out), but neither are some of the really expensive handles you see sometimes. (Or stamped 63-layer VG-10 "damascus".)
I think most people here are making fun of the customers, not Korin. Good for them (and you) for making the people happy.seriously though, how is this an issue? We do it for customers all of the time when they ask. If that's what they want and it doesn't negatively impact anything that matters to them or to me, why not? Its a few seconds of work and can certainly be changed back (though obviously a bit less tall in that area).