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JBroida
01-18-2012, 03:18 PM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/406399_10150502421233860_369479678859_8844234_2966 46943_n.jpg

'nuff said :P

Still-edo
01-18-2012, 03:28 PM
Wow nice!

ThEoRy
01-18-2012, 03:49 PM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/406399_10150502421233860_369479678859_8844234_2966 46943_n.jpg

'nuff said :P

Are you crazy? No it's not! MOAR!!!!

"illusory moon" ???

MOAR PLZ!!

mhlee
01-18-2012, 03:53 PM
WTH???!!!

I didn't see this when I went there last week!!!

heirkb
01-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Hmm...this is the one I saw, huh?

DeepCSweede
01-18-2012, 04:57 PM
How is that "Enough Said" - that is just a tease - We want a loud statement - SHOW US MORE!!!!:viking:

Sorry,:fanning:sometimes

JBroida
01-18-2012, 06:02 PM
gengetsu is the waning crescent moon

chuck239
01-19-2012, 02:12 AM
Is this what I think it is?? If so, I am very excited. That is a pretty terrible tease though...

-Chuck

Johnny.B.Good
01-19-2012, 02:26 AM
I demand more information. And I'm not paying another invoice until I get it Jon!

JBroida
01-19-2012, 02:47 AM
more info coming soon... just had the rest of the shipment arrive today... have to check on a few things and then we can make our official announcement

Johnny.B.Good
01-19-2012, 02:59 AM
Okay, fine, I'll take one. Add it to my invoice. :)

JBroida
01-19-2012, 03:08 AM
haha... you dont even know what it is yet ;)

I'll bug you about it when i'm ready to officially announce it. Anyways, tomorrow is our day off :P

chuck239
01-19-2012, 03:57 AM
Jon,

You said you got them in today. And when you say "day off" is it like when I say I have a day off and still go into work (just in slightly different clothes and for half the hours). Or do I need to break in and steal one. Wait does it give it away that I did it if I write that on the forum? haha I have sunday off, hope I'm in time.

-Chuck

JBroida
01-19-2012, 04:06 AM
yeah... i'll probably end up at work for a bit tomorrow... cant be helped

Johnny.B.Good
01-19-2012, 05:38 PM
Chuck, you sound like you could break this story wide open. I guess proximity to the shop has its advantages... Google has been absolutely no help on this.

There should be a rule here that teases (though frowned upon in general) be limited to 24-hours. ;)

chuck239
01-19-2012, 05:41 PM
You will find no information on this knife until Jon shares it. All I'm saying is one will be added to my collection. (living walking distance to where Jon decided to open his shop allows me to occasionally (when I'm not at work) stop in and see a proto type.

-Chuck

JBroida
01-19-2012, 05:51 PM
sorry... i just got them in and was excited... i still need to check on a few things before i'm ready to announce them, but you wont find them anywhere else... a benefit of having stuff made for us ;)

JBroida
01-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Gengestu... the newest addition to the JKI lineup... Coming Soon

Stainless Clad White #2 Knives and Burnt Chestnut Octagonal Handles

Exclusive to JKI... custom made for our order

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399507_10150507009623860_369479678859_8857061_9068 12360_n.jpg

Eamon Burke
01-20-2012, 06:19 PM
Let's see the handles! These are going to be sweet.

How thick are they?

JBroida
01-20-2012, 06:28 PM
We're going to do one exclusive knife from this to celebrate the launch of this line... i've sharpened one of the 240mm Wa-Gyutos and given it a cool finish. It will go up for sale at a time we will announce on facebook, twitter, and google plus. Here's a pic of that one (sorry for the bad lighting, but its a way for you to see the handle and blade profile). They also all come with sayas.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/408935_10150507034658860_369479678859_8857111_1821 374511_n.jpg

schanop
01-20-2012, 06:33 PM
gengetsu is the waning crescent moon

I thought you meant sth like this for gengetsu:
http://www.chefsarmoury.com/images/uploads/Konosuke_Sakai/konosuke-sakai-honyaki-moon-knife-blade-front.jpg

Yours look awesome nevertheless.

JBroida
01-20-2012, 06:35 PM
i guess thats "technically" gengestsu ;)

In this case, our Gengetsu was Sara's idea ;)

JBroida
01-20-2012, 07:30 PM
for those of you who are wondering, these will be priced between $250 and $400

EdipisReks
01-20-2012, 07:43 PM
good looking knives, Jon!

PierreRodrigue
01-20-2012, 07:45 PM
Very nice Jon, they look sweet!

mhenry
01-20-2012, 08:06 PM
They are sweet! the profile looks perfect

jm2hill
01-21-2012, 01:33 AM
Okay get them online please!

ThEoRy
01-21-2012, 12:58 PM
OK, whos gonna be first and send it to Dave to raise the cladding? lol

Miles
01-21-2012, 01:15 PM
Very nice!

bcrano
01-21-2012, 01:48 PM
About how thick are they? Great profile!

JBroida
01-21-2012, 02:02 PM
i'll try to get measurements up when they go up for sale. They arent lasers... maybe more like something in between our kochi lines (super thin) and Gesshin Heiji (mighty, but thin behind the edge and by all accounts a great cutter)

Zwiefel
08-05-2012, 04:42 PM
OK, whos gonna be first and send it to Dave to raise the cladding? lol

Sorry for my ignorance, but what does "raise the cladding" mean?

JBroida
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
thin the knife

Zwiefel
08-05-2012, 11:26 PM
thin the knife

Thanks Jon!

JBroida
08-05-2012, 11:32 PM
no prob

Zwiefel
08-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Was doing a bit of reading to try and install some more terminology since I was confusing Kasumi and Awase (as in Awase vs Honyaki)....found a nice diagram talking about this subject:

http://zknives.com/images/knives/misc/cladtypes.jpg

This made me wonder which type of awase the Gengetsu is, san-mai or warikomi?

JBroida
08-06-2012, 03:31 PM
san mai i believe

Zwiefel
08-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Would I be correct that San Mai is more typical for knives cut from a sheet of steel and Warikomi is more typical for forged blades?

So for the Gengetsu, there needs to be a bit of care for the carbon at the spine as well as at the edge?

is this too geeky? Should I just get back to looking on my doorstep every 10 minutes? :bliss:

JBroida
08-06-2012, 03:55 PM
nope... thats not correct. Its more of a regional difference than anything else. However, i doubt you will see too many warikomi knives cut out from sheets of steel ;)

As far as spine care, i've never really found it to be too much of an issue. Sometimes you get a cool line of patina down the spine, but not always.

Also, i could be wrong about gengetsu... i need to take a closer look, but sometimes it can be tough to tell when the spines are finished to look even. I may end up asking the maker if i cant tell for sure.

Zwiefel
08-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Sometimes you get a cool line of patina down the spine, but not always.


I was hoping you'd say exactly that. There will be photos if that happens!

JBroida
08-06-2012, 04:04 PM
as i look closer at the blade, it may be warikomi... i can just ask him in a few weeks when we see him.

Andrew H
08-06-2012, 04:04 PM
I was hoping you'd say exactly that. There will be photos if that happens!

My white #2 gengetsu has that patina line down the spine but it is hard to take a good picture of it.

JBroida
08-06-2012, 04:07 PM
there you go... that answers that. I kept looking really close, but i couldnt tell if my mind was playing tricks on me or what. Glad to have it figured out. None of mine have patina on them and i keep them pretty clean, so its tough to tell even on the ones i use. Thanks andrew.

Namaxy
08-06-2012, 04:22 PM
as i look closer at the blade, it may be warikomi... i can just ask him in a few weeks when we see him.

Are you, by chance, going to ask him about other knives....say Sujis? :D

Zwiefel
08-06-2012, 04:23 PM
My white #2 gengetsu has that patina line down the spine but it is hard to take a good picture of it.

Thanks Andrew and Jon!

JBroida
08-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Are you, by chance, going to ask him about other knives....say Sujis? :D

maybe :sofa:

wenus2
10-29-2013, 08:15 PM
If anybody out there is reading this who doesn't own one of these, you should be asking yourself:
"Self, what did I ever do to you?"

I feel like a knucklehead for waiting so long myself.
People who know about these things told me to buy one long ago. As in, people from this forum called or emailed and said hurry up and get one of these on the DL before the word gets out. So I knew, and I still did nothing. I meant to get around to, really I did, it just took me so long. Oh what a waste of time.

So don't delay, act now, supplies are running out...

Thanks for providing such a great product and great service Jon and Sara. You guys truly do keep it classy down there in San D.... Errr.... Venice.

JBroida
10-29-2013, 09:02 PM
lol... i'm so stoked for more Ron Burgundy in my life

Jordanp
10-29-2013, 09:15 PM
:D

mpukas
10-30-2013, 01:02 PM
+1 on how nice the Gengetsu knives are. I don't own one, but a good friend of mine who is an excellent chef bought a 270 SS suji form Jon solely to slice & portion fish. My friend has no interest in sharpening, so I take care of his his knives for him. When he brought me the Gengetsu suji I was in awe. Such a beautiful knife. So well made made. Never used it myself , but I'm sure it's nothing short of stellar. My friend was blown away by it (as he would be, as he's coming from a western kitchen background and uses old carbon sab's that he just throws in a drawer LOL!).

Very reminiscent of a couple of other very well respected and beloved knife makers from the same area. If only I didn't have so many other hobbies, interests, and expenses... ;)

Can't recommend them highly enough!