Bought from carbon knife co. Has some wear on the kurouchi from not paying attention while sharpening. 27mm tall Spine: 5mm at handle 3mm 2 cm from handle 2mm 3 cm behind tip Bundled with old Blue steel Kanna blade made with some type of wrought iron. 57mm by 74mm by 7mm( at thickest, it...
Got the knife in friday, busy with work so used it for the first time yesterday! It's a lovely knife with a great cutting feel for sure. It arrived in a bit rough shape with some spots of rust and a slightly rounded tip but nothing out of the ordinary. I saw it as a great excuse to polish it up a bit and put an edge on it. Only polished with the kitayama 6k and a uchi fingerstone. More cutting feedback later
It's official, I have really fallen in love with the knife After having it used at work for a few days it really became my go to for everything from prep to service.Normally I am more of a many knives kind of guy (as many as i can during prep and at least a gyuto and petty or sometimes a slicer during service) but this week I used it for everything except the slicing of scallops.
It is a great size for the smaller kitchen I work in, the profile is nice and easy to work with and the geometry is a joy to use. The geometry is right in between the for me too skinny lasers and my favorite but sometimes too heavy workhorse.
Edge retention has been very good for a shirogami knife and didn't have the need to touch it up yet after use on poly boards.The stainless clad is a plus (especially because it still polishes nice), the core patinas steadily with no nasty residue on onions for example.
All with all a joy to use and am not really looking forward to having it leave
Thanks Carl for organising this Passaround!
Bonus pic (blown fuses make for great mood lighting):