Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:55 pm
Final data, photos and small review on Adam's latest fork (WIP on previous thread)
Western 240mm Integral Bolster Chef
tapered double beveled blade (50-50)
Handle is Light colored Black Ash Burl
Saya is Curly Walnut from Mark at Burlsource made completely by Adam.
bolster height 24.60
bolster width 14.96
thickness at spine 3.64
behind the edge 0.73 at heel
handle length 139.64 (includes bolster)
Balanced at First M of makers mark
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Ill try to give my first impressions:
This is a serious Knife for sure, not for the faint of knife!
Some heft, it just emanates durability (This one goes on the will!!)
A tad thick at the spine if that (Maybe my only caveat)
Thin behind the blade (Redeeming feature)
Well rounded and tapered.
Profile has a good ammount of flattness yet some curvature...
Heel if pushed a bit as to not get caught...nice!
hand rubbed... looks so custom.. almost industrial.. My second favorite feature.
TAKES A VERY KEEN EDGE! (Favorite characteristic #3)
My favorite part of the knife... for Adams First... he is spot on... VERY.. VERY comfortable for pinch.. I LIKY
Balance at initial M of Makers mark.. hard to improve on that.
Adam is getting his countours right specially on the front end... I just want to grab and not let go.. look at photos.
Perfect for larger hands.
Very well finished... no protrusions or F&F issues (AND I can be picky).
Pins are flush and I do mean flush! Very well done.
Well rounded and no movement (you know what I mean).
Nice fitting pin.
Beautiful, a superb saya.
(Adam is Talented for sure! he can rock a mean Saya!)
Is obviously too early but I took it for a test drive and Oh can this baby cut... its a slicer.
Took it to Stiction prone vegetables with little to no issues (MAN can Adam Sharpen!). Tomatoes and other vegetables didn't even see it coming.
VERY, Very comfortable. That bolster is one of the most comfortable ones I've ever tried.
Adam is Very talented and he obviously puts a lot of time and effort into his work.. This is one of those knives that i could get used to VERY quickly and not let go. I feel like Adam tests his knives to make sure they are very well finished and comfortable.
From the amount of effort that this craftsman put into this beauty, it almost makes me want to give him visitation rights!
Definitely worth every penny and highly recommended.