View Full Version : Anyone tried this knife? I think the mfr is 'Rader' but not...
06-19-2012, 11:18 PM
...the Rader who does custom knives. Link is here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221048239632?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649). My impression is it's a Taiwanese manufacturer that uses Japanese VG-10. Tempting b/c the 9.5" version is only $US 56 delivered. Has anyone actually gotten their hands on one of these and can give impressions? Or personally know someone reliable who gave their impressions?
06-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Havent tried it, but I am not a VG10 fan.
06-28-2012, 09:27 PM
I finally found something, a post (link here) (http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/892968/all/1/), by Richard_L on 02-05-11. It looks as though Rader = Evergood = Zhen. He says:
I actually bought a 300mm/12" Evergood VG-10 gyuto a few months ago, but at the time I was so busy, I didn't have time to play around with it much. Initial impressions: decent F&F but definitely not on par with, say, Shun. Handle shape looks nice but not great for pinch grip because of the pronounced palm swell. Spine was very sharp, so I had to round and polish it. Decent edge out of the box, but probably could use some thinning. I think I'll dig it out of the box this weekend and put a finished edge on it and try it out some, maybe.
Unfortunately, he didn't follow up, but the impression he gives is that it wasn't that bad a knife, for the price.
06-30-2012, 02:20 PM
I have the same 300mm and his comments reflect my experience. It is a bit harder to sharpen than some of my other knives (including other vg-10) and holds an okay edge. Overall, worth the $50 I payed.
07-07-2012, 09:04 AM
Okay, thanks for posting!
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