When the knife is closed, the hammered steel of the handle of this Tsuchi beautifully combines with the hammered part of the top of the blade. The modest size and slim design make this knife only striking by the special appearance. If you are looking for a larger version, the 114D Tsuchi is the perfect choice.
The finish is of an exceptionally high level. The teflon rings ensure a backlash-free smooth opening of the blade. The frame lock blocks the blade to prevent accidental folding of the blade. You have a fully functional knife, which is stylish enough to lay on the table during a chique diner.
The knife has a blue anodised thumb rest and central screw. The thumb rest is meant to enable smooth one handed opening for both left- and right handed users.
|Blade shape||drop point|
|Type of edge||plain edge|
Michael Mable, Hereford
Monday 7 January 2019
There was one minor flaw with this knife - the detent holding the blade closed was quite weak, and it would open almost too easily. This was the second one I had received with this "problem". Examining the knife closely, it was clear that the detent ball wasn't dropping sufficiently into the recess in the side of the blade. I decided to dismantle the knife and carefully enlarge the detent hole in the side of the blade very slightly. Having reassebled the knife very carefully, and re-LocTited the screws, I had success - the detent holding the blade closed is much better, and safer. It now works perfectly. The knife has been with me for over 3 months now, always in my pocket or in use, and I have a lot of nice knives to choose from, but this one somehow has that special "magic" that makes me want to keep it with me and use it. Feels great in the hand, a perfect size for me, and keeps a shaving-sharp edge with just a gentle bit of stropping every now and then. A really nice knife - once the detent was sorted out.
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