Thank you Piper. I think they're beautiful as well. I have 2 knives from Ricky Tran... well 2 of them with his name on it. Most of the Japanese knives on my wall came from the Burrfection store but only two bare his name.@ADRUNKK, now that's a beautiful collection, including the Japanese honesukis, kiritsukes, debas, sujihikis and nakiris. Makes you want to gut fish and slice sushi! I noticed in you earlier post that you bought a knife from Ryky Tran. I've watched all his YouTube videos and bought a strop from the Burrfection store. Now I just have to get motivated to practice whetstone sharpening on my old dull Zwilling chef's knife and Wustof paring knives that can barely cut through butter. The Japanese knives don't need sharpening yet but I wouldn't even risk trying to sharpen them at this point.
I'm quite happy with them. I think I need to buy half a hog and put that boning knife to use. It's been long over due for some home made bacon too.@ADDRUNK, those are stunning-looking knives. If they're made in Canada, they must be high quality. (I'm an ex-Canuck.) You can't go wrong with VG10 either.