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 Post subject: Kohetsu Blue 2 Nashiji Petty Review
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:31 pm 
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Location: Yuma, AZ
This was a forum special that I'm a little behind in reviewing. Mark does a great job with these and I should do my part in a review! Here is the knife

The first thing that I noticed was the handle. Chestnut and plastic is not my favorite. If anyone knows me, I like big chunk handles made up of dense lumber so... ironwood, aluminum, and african blackwood, check!

I would rate this knife as a 5/5 for asthetics now. I really dig Nashiji as it I like the rustic look over polish finish. It's a close second to Anryu hammered look as far as best in show.

The fit and finish (is that different than asthetics?) would be a 4/5. There are no hot spots and the knife was well sealed.

The blade would be a 4.5/5 for me. I love blue #2. I think it gets super sharp easily and stays there for a long time. This is no different as I stroped it right out of the box and it's a razor. After use, I sharpened it again and it only took around 5 minutes to get it screaming again. As previously stated it is rigid as hell. Which is good for me because I like the security I feel when using it. The only draw back is that the spine is a little think for a petty of this size. This is not a huge problem unless you're taking down an ox. There might be some wedging if you do that. So don't.

Overall I believe this to be an awesome knife at an awesome price. The handle isn't the best but.. snap! fixed. I have a 120 and 150 petty and this one really fills the "gap" (if that exists, see previous posts about pettys). It fits in the hand and is mobile and fluid. The rigidity is either a positive or negative depending on the user. The steel is amazing and I find it easy to keep sharp and screams through all the prep I sent at it.

Let me know if there are any questions and I'll be happy to post.

Use your knives, don't collect them.
 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu Blue 2 Nashiji Petty Review
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:11 am 
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Good to hear from you Coach and nice review, I LOVE that handle!

If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.
 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu Blue 2 Nashiji Petty Review
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:00 am 

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+1 on that handle. Really nice looking!

 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu Blue 2 Nashiji Petty Review
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:47 am 

Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:25 am
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Coach, nice job on your handle, I like the oversize diameter . The original handle that came with the Kohestu petty was real small and wimpy. I knocked it off also and made simple functional one piece single wood handle out of black walnut wood. Yours has a lot more detail and character! You are right about the blade it is a real good performing 135, especially for the bargain price of the "forum special"

 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu Blue 2 Nashiji Petty Review
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:41 pm 

Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:52 am
Posts: 212
The plastic ferrule really is the weak link in this knife. It's the only reason I am considering re-handling mine (As well as the Goku i got from CKTG). Love the rest of it. Need to get a little more use out of mine before I put up a full report.

Love what you did with yours. I need to order enough wood stock for a few handles and just get it done with. Thanks for the inspiration!

 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu Blue 2 Nashiji Petty Review
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:38 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:15 am
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i really like my kohetsu nashiji petty too. i'm wondering how the 210 gyuto is. Sweet review and handle!

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