Thanks for sharing. It means a lot more when someone from within the trade praises a piece of work as GOOD.Because it’s the best cutting performance of any knife I’ve ever used now including Kato. My local knifemaker who sells at a similar price level felt up the grind and said, “this guy is good. I can’t do something like this.” Also the 145SC steel afaik Raquin has all of it and is the only one who makes knives with it right now; this by itself doesn’t mean anything but it’s really good steel. Mizuno KS as an example cost just as much and cuts *almost* as well.
Do you mind sharing a little about the grind? What exactly is special about the way Raquin does the forge shaping.
FWIW, this thread has been entertaining. I am a knife noob compared to everyone on the forum and has definitely got Raquin way up on my radar. Prior to this, I had never heard of him, so very happy I stumbled on this while in bed.