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TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 05:01 PM
Much to my delight, my 240 Masamoto KS arrived yesterday. It measures 250 heel to tip and was finished with what looked like a 90/10 right biased bevel. It's not really sharpened, that's what I was expecting and It's a non issue. Fit and finish are nice by my newbish standards. A bit more weight to it compared to my Konosuke (as expected). I sharpened it last night and took it to work today. First impression is a good one! I really enjoyed the profile, took a few minutes to get used to it. Only thing I'm not thrilled with is the handle , I prefer the octogonal handles. 2 cases romas, half a sack of onions, squash, cucumber, cheyote, fresno chili, jicama, tuna etc...I threw what ever I could at it. I was all smiles the whole way through.
One question for you guys- what is the best method for removing the protective layer on the knife? I flitzed it and scrubed it prior to using it but a couple spots remain that are resisting sweet patination. Thanks in advance.

JBroida
07-16-2011, 05:14 PM
acetone

TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 05:28 PM
acetone

Awesome, thanks Jon.

JBroida
07-16-2011, 05:30 PM
no problem

Mattias504
07-16-2011, 05:47 PM
Awesome and all but I just can't understand why there aren't any pics....

TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 05:56 PM
Awesome and all but I just can't understand why there aren't any pics....

I know I know... Unfortunately I can only get online from my phone at the moment, I'm in the process of moving. I'll see if I can figure out a way of uploding some pics from my phone.

Cadillac J
07-16-2011, 05:57 PM
KS getting a ton of love lately.

Posting about a new knife without pics is sacrilege...get on that man!

stevenStefano
07-16-2011, 06:31 PM
Just use the knife and after a few days I usually find the coating sort of wears away. I actually like the handle on the Masamotos, the red engraved bit at the end looks cool

TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Lemme see if this works...

http://m.flickr.com/photos/65302964@N06/5943976335/
http://m.flickr.com/photos/65302964@N06/5943984011/
http://m.flickr.com/photos/65302964@N06/5944017745/
http://m.flickr.com/photos/65302964@N06/5944573530/
http://m.flickr.com/photos/65302964@N06/5944021939/

TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 06:37 PM
Apologies for the crummy pics, phone camera...
I couldn't figure out how to embed them either. I need my computer back.

Eamon Burke
07-16-2011, 07:32 PM
ooOOoo blonde ferrule... :ovg:

EdipisReks
07-16-2011, 07:37 PM
ooOOoo blonde ferrule... :ovg:

that's the one thing i miss about the stock handle from my Mizuno. in every other way Stefan's handle is far superior, but that blonde ferrule was awfully pretty.

99Limited
07-16-2011, 07:43 PM
For a phone camera, those pics are pretty good of a pretty nice knife. Enjoy!

TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 10:47 PM
that's the one thing i miss about the stock handle from my Mizuno. in every other way Stefan's handle is far superior, but that blonde ferrule was awfully pretty.

I've never really considered rehandling a knife but I must say that the urge to get my first artisan handle is growing. I've been drooling shopping handles on Dave and Stefans sites.

TamanegiKin
07-16-2011, 10:48 PM
For a phone camera, those pics are pretty good of a pretty nice knife. Enjoy!

Thanks! Perhaps my phone makes up in camera what it lacks in reception lol.