Posted By: Jordan RossI picked up this knife secondhand from a friend who purchased it through cktg.
It was suffering some serious neglect, chipped and rusted. Removed the chips and rust, thinned it to a zero, and put a full mirror polish and WOW.
This knife is a performer. The edge this can take is out of this world, screaming sharp, and it holds well too, I've only needed to strop it twice in the past month and that takes less than a minute to do.
The patina it takes on is also astounding, you get a beautiful oil spill blue and purple, and even with the full mirror polish the damascus pattern reemerges with kasumi haziness.
And the Geometry is very fun, a little asymmetrical with a right hand preference as the right side primary bevel is a little more shallow than the left, I'm curious how this varies knife to knife.
If this knife comes back in stock, I highly recommend it, but be mindful of how reactive the combination of White #2 and iron are, so make sure to wipe between use or your patina will go uncontrolled and straight rust
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