some good stuff at KJ:
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I think I am responsible for this one. I have this knife's fraternal twin.
I ordered a 240 w/ a 55 heel and he offered me two profile options after they arrived. This is the one I did not choose .
Anyway, the bevels had a decent amount of very small delaminations which were noticeable in producing drag on horizontal cuts. I polished them out which was very easy as the as the knife is very flat and straight - but man does this steel sharpen like crazy. I am very impressed with the heat treat.
25% sales tax - "Moms" - which the tax man eats, to start with. The shop is in a super-trendy market type place just off-centre in Copenhagen. Not cheap real-estate. 30% import duties, shipping costs, wages and finally I guess because, like other purveyors of fine things, they can.Always wondered why...
Just had to update that used it in my first dinner prep and I am having a lot fun. Ease of cutting is up there with the best... one of the most effortless experiences yet.. just falls through hard and soft items. Not quite a laser grind but not a workhorse and the added height gives it the heft to get the job done. I don't see this leaving my rotation anytime soon.
I’m afraid the two Antzenberger Gyuto are now sold.