mano wrote:This is subjective, but you've worked with a lot of top quality knives, Do you think they are worth the price Joel is asking?
Cost is predicated by supply and demand. Joel certainly has the demand piece down as he seems to sell anything he has within a couple days. Personally, yes, I believe his prices are worth it. In addition I think he could push the bounds to mid 600’s for a 240 and still have pretty good demand.
I have handled two of his knives, one was ground thinner. My version was an older version. The thing about both knives I have handled is the grinding is consistent regardless of whether one likes it or not, it is consistent. There are no peaks/valleys slips or other inconsistencies from heel to tip....something that we don’t see often, even with JS smiths.