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Old 08-21-2010, 01:25 AM   #21
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The HD is sweet. 210mm is a bit shorter than I prefer but should serve you well. I'm curious to hear some feedback once you get it.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:18 AM   #22
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GB I think you're going to be the one that makes me finally get this knife. Once I get my Global sold (and I'm thinking the Shun as well) I'll probably skip the Kanetsune and just get this one. Can't wait for you to get yours!
Hahaha! The "knife disease" is like an infected zombie bite!
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:40 AM   #23
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The HD is sweet. 210mm is a bit shorter than I prefer but should serve you well. I'm curious to hear some feedback once you get it.
210 mm. for $277 is $33.50 per inch. Wood's pretty but micarta might be more stabile?
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The HD-7 210mm was about $160 shipped. About $19 per inch. I can't wait to try the falling tomato trick.

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Old 08-21-2010, 09:43 AM   #25
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$160 shipped is much more better than the $227 I saw at JCK. $277 was my error. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:45 AM   #26
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I think the FH is $227, not the HD.
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210 mm. for $277 is $33.50 per inch. Wood's pretty but micarta might be more stabile?
There's a reasonable chance the wood's been stabilized. If not, it's at least very well dried and then treated. But yeah, that's the great advantage of micarta- it's incredibly strong and very, very stable.
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The wait won't be long. It's shocking how fast EMS is. You might get is faster than if you're have purchased a different knife from the opposite side of the US!
You are not kidding Rob. I had it sent to my office figuring I would not see it until sometime during the week so I would get it during the day instead of having to wait until I got home at night if I had it sent there. I gambled and lost. If I sent it home instead I would have had it yesterday. Oh well. At least I know it will be in my hands tomorrow. They were incredibly fast!
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There's a reasonable chance the wood's been stabilized. If not, it's at least very well dried and then treated. But yeah, that's the great advantage of micarta- it's incredibly strong and very, very stable.
I'm not sure that it makes much difference other than cosmetic what the handle materiel is. My Forschners are 50 years old with rosewood handles. All took a lot of abuse in a packing house environment when new, and none have ever shown any inclination to crack. Like a CI skillet, the natural oils eventually form a protective coating.

In Forschner knives the handle shape is different in wood and Fibrox. It fits my hands better. Besides, I just like wood.
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It depends on the wood, Jim. Spalted wood, for example, is beautiful but inherently "rotten." It must be stabilized to survive a month. Snakewood is very rare and very expensive, yet fragile and sensitive to humidy to boot. Rosewood is great, as is hickory, walnut, etc. Some woods are more fragile or hygroscopic than others. It also depends on the type of scales, too. A bolsterless knife is a bit more forgiving of shrinking than one that must mate perfectly with a forged or welded bolster.
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