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Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:33 pm
Can anyone give me an insight into the performance of this knife, as well as any major pros and cons?
Thanks in advance.
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:34 pm
Notoriously, EXTREMELY reactive shirogami. EXTREMELY.
Ironically enough, I had a PM conversation just last night with an individual of whom was forced to sell their ITK because the F&B mgr was uncomfortable with how quickly the knife oxidizes. And its a rusty looking oxidizing to boot...
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:47 pm
Pros: white #2 good steel will take and hold a scarey edge.
Cons: will rust/pitina if not tended too right away. If you take care of your knives there is no trouble.
An Excellent knife if you take care of it.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:17 am
Pretty much just going to echo the others thoughts, but:
Pros: Inexpensive, white steel so it gets sharp easy and holds a good edge, nice profile
Cons: Cheap(ish) handle, not that great of geometry OOTB, and the cladding will rust very quickly
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:24 am
Thanks for the answers, I guess for just $60 I'm not surprised that the fit and finish is lacking.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:33 am
There are a bunch of pretty good and informative reviews on the knife that you can find on the item page here:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/toitkshwa21.html
Also, it ranks #3 on our entire site for knives sold this year....
My Artifex took over the #2 spot right behind the Tojiro DP F-808.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:03 am
Can anyone talk about the handle specifically? I can fix the blade easily, the handle would be more of the problem.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:44 pm
Dan - I have the 150mm ITK and the handle wood was not sanded to be flush with the plastic ferrule. It's a little higher (larger diameter). I had to sand the handle down to get it closer to flush w/ferrule. I also gave the handle a few coats of tung/hard finish oil. Did I absolutely have to sand down the handle? No...but it bugged me when using the knife. I have a number of other nicer Wa handled knives where the handle F & F is much nicer. I think plastic ferrules are a little cheap looking as well, but it doesn't affect useability. It is, after all, a budget carbon line of knives.
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:47 pm
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:55 am
I bought the 120 Petty, and it almost made me swear off carbon for life. It would rust so quickly, i couldnt even finish what I was doing without constantly wiping it. Forced a patina several times on it too. It would make it about a week until it would start showing rust again. Now its my junk knife. Sharpens easy enough, and holds an edge, but I cant take the oxidation factor.
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