That's how I took it as well. Cutting thin air = no feedback.Ah, I finally understand what feedback means! So it just means whether the stuff being cut reacts to the knife digging into it or not?
Ow! Not me! Stop!Ah, I finally understand what feedback means! So it just means whether the stuff being cut reacts to the knife digging into it or not?
i could care less if people praise a knife or not, that's not what i look for. if anything, if too many people praise it, there's a good chance i wont be impressed with it.Honestly speaking, it doesn't take much to get the crowd excited here. I don't even begin to get excited until at least 10 people that have tried a lot of knives have lathered praise on a knife, and even then, I only get a little bit excited. You really have to read a lot and compare a lot to see why people really like something. The moment where the only thing people can talk about is the hype (talking about you, Masamoto KS), that's when you know you've got to be careful.
I care a lot because I don't have the time and energy to try 100 different knives and sell them if I don't like them. When I buy a knife, it's for life. The only way to bridge to gap and make fewer mistakes is to do extensive research, accumulate experience, and then keep doing extensive research (as well as going to knife shops to poke around). So, when 10 people say it's good, there's a chance it's good.i could care less if people praise a knife or not, that's not what i look for. if anything, if too many people praise it, there's a good chance i wont be impressed with it.
Me tooWell hardly anyone is praising Jiro that’s for sure. Last time I checked the poll on another thread had 21% vote valuing the knife at $250 lol
The first impressions thread has some nice detail shots of the knife. People can judge for themselves but it looks like the kind of thing I’d like to try.
Yeah, $400-600 is the new sweet spot. Isasmedjan, Kippington and the9 honyakis, Heijis, Shihan, Tilman’s are all things I have on order at the moment and are all in this price range. Also Mizuno DX.I recently stepped up from getting knives in the $200-400 range to the $400-600 range, with a few slightly higher. I’m not much of a collector, but I do like to try new things especially when other enthusiasts are excited about them — what if this one is just a few percentage points better?!?!
So it turns out I’m actually less inclined to buy more of the more expensive knives these days, because will it really cut better than a Raquin/Tilman/etc.? How much better?
That said, if I were spending another $830 on a knife today I’d probably be looking for a Dalman, followed by a Prendergast (with budget to spare) or Catcheside FG, in something like 1.2562.