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brianh
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.

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

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

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

WiscoNole
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.

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

brianh
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?

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

TheDispossessed
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.

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

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

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

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

JBroida
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.

tomsch
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!