View Full Version : First J knife, Gesshin Ginga gyuto

07-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Jon @ JKI is fantastic. Thank you for all your help in getting me my first real Japanese knife. Gesshin Ginga 210mm wa-gyuto in white steel #2. I'm already thinking about which petty to go with. Removed the lacquer and sliced a couple old onions just for fun and I already have the very slight beginnings of a patina.


07-26-2013, 08:58 PM
Thats very first cut, It's a beautiful thing. Congrats !

07-26-2013, 09:18 PM
Congrats. Not a bad looking board either!

07-26-2013, 09:23 PM
Thanks! Board is from The Boardsmith, it's amazing.

07-26-2013, 09:29 PM
Nice! I got the very same knife a few weeks ago and am very pleased with it. if you're thinking about a petty, I would go for 120mm since the Wa-Ginga is really a 200mm blade.

07-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Congratulations on the knife.

07-26-2013, 09:58 PM
Great info, thanks. I was thinking the same about a petty. I'm not that tall, so the shorter knives are nice. What petty(s) do you have/like?

07-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Congrads good choice quality blade.

07-26-2013, 10:55 PM
i have had the 240 and 150 by my side for about 6 months now, excellent knives and of course jon and sara are great. cheers for supporting small business.

07-26-2013, 10:57 PM
They've been beyond great. I feel so safe buying from them, without any hesitation.

07-26-2013, 11:03 PM
strangely, i feel the gingas are a little underrated in light of the yusuke craze of late.

07-27-2013, 06:56 AM
For me the choice between Ginga and Yusuke was sadly determined ultimately by US international shipping fees...

07-27-2013, 07:13 AM
u can get the gingas through ashi hamono directly as well.

07-27-2013, 12:47 PM
Sorry to interject, but they are not the same... We have worked with them to create something unique and custom for us... The HT, hardness, fit and finish, and more.

07-27-2013, 01:05 PM
I have the same knife in 240mm and it is excellent! On top of that the service from JKI is outstanding!