Friday, June 15, 2012
Waysun Johnny Tsai's CUMA Tak-Ri; 2.0 Model by Tops...Gargoyles love it.
The venerable CUMA Tak-Ri, a project between Mike Fuller's Tops Knives & renowned kungfu icon SiJo Waysun Johnny Tsai of Tsai's kungFu International in Chicago. The original is badass, & this, the "2.0" is almost the same knife...but what Tops has dubbed the "Woodsman's" version. They've given it more complete, hand-filling micarta slabs, & on either slab, there's a divot, for assisting in firemaking via the bow-drill method. There are already some fantastic reviews out for both versions of the Tak-Ri, & ours here has been delayed simply by a weird month of illness for me here south of Seattle. More pix & a full review will be up quick...please scope out Jesse's great video review below! Jesse's first video for SB&T, & it's clear that I should avoid videos because of my uncouth language & general lack of self control! Kudos to Mr. Israel for classing up my sloppy blog with both his calm & intelligent words, & his evolution as a knife reviewer. We're the knife review odd-couple, LOL.