Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:06 pm
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:23 am
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:00 am
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:42 am
DefMunky wrote:Yeah, I figured it was just the ho wood handles with my Yamashin santoku and ko bocho. The magnolia wood on my Goko damascus isn't finished either but it has a tighter grain or was sanded smoother. I will say that the ho wood on the Yamashins feels "soft" because of the openness of the grain if that makes sense. The handles were very comfortable when I tried them with a racket grip.
Are you a lefty or righty, Lunatic? Did you chop with it? If you are a righty did the blade being a lefty bias affect you at all? I almost never chop, preferring to push cut, rock, or slice instead so the bias doesn't bother me. I just wanted to see if you had any deflection issues at all.
I agree that the Yamashin is nice out of the box compared to many western knives, but after my next couple of purchases involving Japanese knives it became very obvious they needed some work. lol Fortunately they are excellent knives to work with and have a great steel.
The only bad thing now is that after getting the Goko damascus, I think I need to thin down the Yamashin santoku again... LOL