I myself am contemplating to get one of his knife. I have not seen any negative thing about his knife.I wonder if anyone can share his experience with Keijiro Doi´s knives. I want to buy one but there is not much information about those knives.
From what I have seen there spines are thicker then compared to a masamoto knife, thus feeling a bit heavier. They don't taper as nice. But the polish and finishing on them are very nice.I wonder if anyone can share his experience with Keijiro Doi´s knives. I want to buy one but there is not much information about those knives.
Cold heading would maintain a smaller grain size and introduce a degree of hardening.Other than the propaganda from the Korin site I can't add too much other than to say I don't regret these purchases. As I have stated in other threads there are the high priced Doi's usually with ebony handles, and the light series, which have some imperfections but are definitely, according to Korin, made by Doi San. Both of these lines are blue steel and low temp forging. It would be nice to hear from of the knife makers about what the low temp forging is all about. What I've read is that it maintains the fine grain of the steel but this needs confirmation and elaboration. FnF is some of the best out there in my experience. Is there a particular type of knife you are looking for?