These are what others aspire to....
The sheath I like so much is standard on MoraKniv...
The clip/belt loop has been imitated... but missed is that nub/protrusion at the opening of the sheath - it's an aid to safely rest the thumb when extracting the knife, since the sheaths...
The common terminology in the UK was sheath knives. For these that's the "operative" term. Started with my re-discovery of one of my oldest sheath knives a KJ Eriksson Mora - that I thought was a plastic Puukko. (Please see previous POST (link))
But it was that hard poly tube-type compact...
Victorinox Classic SD silver Alox (aluminum) handle
Big life-long SAK (Swiss Army Knife) fan and user.
Useful tools in a tiny key-ring sized package, and the best-selling SAK.
size comparison with "standard" 91mm SAK and the regular red plastic handled Classic SD - Alox version loses...
Shun Sora 6" Chef -
I was told about this as one of the knives to look at. At first I didn't pay much attention, until it was pointed out it was a composite blade - even then I didn't realize its significance. After all I've had a Kershaw composite blade Leek for several years -
I may have found a way to mitigate/minimize the sheath scratching the blade -
Sheath opening -
sheath is very clever in having that narrowing/"restricture" to clasp the blade - but being pretty tight probably was the reason my blade was scratched.
Attempt to mitigate/minimize this - file the...
Didn't know anything about these knives, was told about them by a person that I hold in very high regard about knives, sharpness, and sharpening.
...and because these knives are so cheap, I had to try one
Do a web search on Kiwi knives, they have almost a universal reputation of being really...
Kai Luna Asian Utility 6.5" -
In the same series as the bargain Santokus (see Post #41 (link))
Tsuchime (hammered) finish D1.4116 steel @ 56-57HRC - traditional Japanese Bunka bōchō (文化包丁) shape.
Just a little thicker and heavier than the Santokus at 2.0mm at spine and face just after the...
Thank you Ray.
I've added more photos to that post #9 (link)
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
Everything for taking photos is kept as simple and economical as possible.
Below are the only accessories I normally use:
Black flock/felt material and a white piece of card for the background(s).
SAK (Swiss Army Knife - Spartan), a penny, and ruler...
One of the most beautiful blades series I've ever seen. I have shown the 9.5" and 8" chefs (and the sad story of the 3.5" paring), this is the 5.5" Santoku in the same TUO Ring-H series -
close up of blade -
To my eyes a very unique pattern as opposed to just boosting the number of...
Shi Ba Zi Zuo is reputed to be the best brand of Chinese cleavers.
So while at my local Chinese supermarket among several other Chinese cleavers I saw this:
Ah! but it does not say Shi Ba Zi Zuo...
BUT the SBZZ on the handle is a dead giveaway!
then there's the etched logo -
MoraKniv 125 year Companion
Mora are reputed to be really sharp because the knives are ground to the cutting edge without a separate bevel (or even micro-bevel)
USB microscope pics of edge -
The cutting edge is formed by the saber grind...
This is so cheap, it's ridiculous, but it has a very good pedigree....
Kai Luna Santoku - their listing says it's 7 in - but my measurement 6.5 in.
Most listings just say high carbon stainless steel - but Kai's website says German DIN1.4116 with 56-57HRC - not sterling (ha-ha! it's steel, sorry...
A re-found treasure....
I bought this direct from Roger Bergh, either in the latter half of 1990's at one of the New York Custom Knife Shows, or possibly Blade Show, Atlanta 1999 or 2000. It got misplaced when I moved, rediscovered it recently.
The sheath itself is a work of art -...
Home confinement during the pandemic means one's at home EDC takes prominence.
This has been my at home EDC since June/2010 - 10 years!
CRKT (Ken Onion) Eros (K455TXP) - 3" Acuto+ 440 steel blade, titanium handle, frame-lock, IKBS ball-bearing flipper system; very light at 1.4 oz