Jay Fisher - World Class Knifemaker
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Thanks, J. C.!
'Saussure' has been in my proud, but somewhat startled hands for over a week now. I really did not expect to own a Jay Fisher knife so soon.
In the brief time that I have owned this knife I have done everything from chopping pork ribs & butterflying a leg of lamb to Julienning carrots & chopping coriander (that's cilantro to you, Jay). Seriously, this knife is excellent. It fits my hand like a well designed tool should and it is always beautifully cool to pick up out of the stand. The control that I have using the standard cutting grip is wonderful and when I move my hand forward into a pinch grip to chop herbs or mince garlic... superb. That extended front bolster should be patented and made compulsory on all chef's knives.
Oh, and did I mention that it is absolutly beautiful to look at? Gorgeous, simply stunning. Sometimes I just pick it up to look at it, to feel it in my hand, even when there's no cooking or food prep involved!
All in all, a piece of functional artistry. No, that's wrong - many artistries - knifework, lapidary, leatherwork, carpentry. They all come together in this wonderful, beautiful, wickedly sharp tool.
Thank you, Jay.
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