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post #61 of 69
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Nice!

Here's mine--pardon the ugly scales, my first attempt at re handling last year. It's still not truly sharpened, but cuts about as easy as the $125 petty I just bought!

On a side note, has anyone tried the R Herder K2?
My mom really liked my Lee Valley peasant chef knife because of it's lightness and nimbleness (compared to her mass produced Chinese chef knife).
At 1.6 oz, it looks like a truly nice knife for a lady.

-Matt

Ps. I won a Nogent Sab from eBay. My gripe with the NOS nogent was the sharp unbeveled corners of the handles. Ever a 1 mm bevel would immensely make things nicer!

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post #62 of 69

For a hardy chuckle take a look at what some folks are asking for RH knives on ebay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xrobert+herder+paring+knife&_nkw=robert+herder+paring+knife&_sacat=0&_from=R40

post #63 of 69
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You should see the Amazon Japan prices.
post #64 of 69
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I got the Sab in the mail.

Man it's comfy! Too bad that the tip is so bent that it's unsharpenable, and possibly unusable. The handle seems to be POM.

Part of me wants to return it, and buy a NOS nogent.

It has the most comfy handle of any parer I've tried including the Ashi Hamono. It feels "right."

A aargh! I wish it was usable without risking snapping the blade!
post #65 of 69
Send us a photo of the bent tip, please.
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post #68 of 69
I regret to say that it doesn't look good at all. Broken tip probably, and what remains of it is heavily bent. Profile doesn't show the usual curve. Hard to see from these photos but I suspect a recurve belly as well.
If you can send it back you should do so.
Edited by Benuser - 5/31/14 at 12:34pm
post #69 of 69
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I'll send it back Monday morning.

Before that, I'll make a silicone mold of the handle.
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