Lovely knife! It does seem strange that you get a patina on the (supposedly) stainless sides though...?My very first Japanese gyuto and second japanese knife Wakui Migaki 240 from EpicEdge. I really wanted a knife with reactive steel cause looking at this thread how could I not, but was a bit afraid of fully reactive cladding so I went with w2 core and ss cladding Wakui. After cutting up some grilled chicken I can see the blue that I wanted but surprisingly the cladding also developed some patina and I really don't know if I should be concerned. No that I have a problem with its development, just more curious than anything else.
Kochi is one of the knife lines at JKI. The machi is a modification for this particular model in which the "neck" is wider than it usually is for this maker and region in general.Sorry, mis- posted - wanted to know more about kochi - who makes it, what kind of steel, looks great and specs are impressive, along with price point
Remember that Stainless is not stainPROOF. Stainless claddings have been known to show slight patina's. I cannot recall if my wakui Migaki has shown any, but the stainless cladding on my Wakui Nashiji cladding is for sure patina-ed.Right? That's what I thought. Maybe I'll contact the folks at EpicEdge and ask about it