- Sep 23, 2021
- Reaction score
- Brooklyn, NY
Following up my own post - my Denka arrived a couple of months ago and I absolutely love it. Night and day vs. the first one. It cuts amazingly well and I get the toothy description. It's not quite that but I can't describe it any better. As others, I have knives that slide through product a *little* bit more effortlessly (Watanabe, Toyama, Yoshi), but this is the knife I reach for the most these days. I just enjoy the hell out of the thing. Feels a lot smaller than a 240 in use, too.I'm waiting for the end of a looong saga to get my mitts on a 240 Denka with a red lacquer Wa handle. I'll post the whole story if/hopefully when it gets here. Interesting and amazing customer service tale.
The first one I had was a dog. Went through carrots like frozen butter. Also had a flaw in the spine with a bit of white plastic in it. I'm hopeful the next one lives up to the hype.
So until that day, my most used/best cutters are Birgersson, Spåre, Kip, anything Watoyama and Yoshi SKD (dear god I love how that thing cuts). I have multiples of all except the Kip, and they are each as good as the next.
Edit: here's what I'm waiting for (pre-notch cutting and sharpening). Had a choice of (wa) handle and couldn't resist the urushi.
Here's a photo and I did post the saga with a load more pics over here:
I was going to post this in the new knife thread but I thought it might be nice for us to have a place to recognize exceptional customer service from the makers and vendors we love. Here's my TF tale... I direct ordered a 195mm yo Denka gyuto a year ago, waited four months beyond the two...