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macmiddlebrooks
02-25-2012, 08:08 PM
I already have a 270 Kono HD (gyuto) but I'm looking real hard at the 240 White#2 (gyuto) in the Fujiyama line. Does any one have any info on these more robust beauties?

tkern
02-25-2012, 11:13 PM
I recently picked one up. Excellent knife. Sharpens quickly and gets very sharp. A good balance of flat and curve for the profile; thin w/ a gradual taper. The spine and choil are rounded and comfortable.

labor of love
02-26-2012, 12:28 AM
they sell out soo fast.

tkern
02-26-2012, 12:36 AM
I had mine custom handled, so I had it on lock down.

macmiddlebrooks
02-26-2012, 02:11 AM
Thanks for the info.

dmccurtis
02-26-2012, 03:57 AM
How much flat is there in the profile, tkern? And what's the height at the heel?

JLH
02-26-2012, 08:49 AM
I like mine, i got the one with the basic ho handle off CKTG. It cuts well, is very thin...dont know if its thinner then the HD tho but it has a great fit and finish and developes a cool patina. In the future i'd like to get the fujiyama sujihiki, although i might have to get that custom made as i can't see anywhere stocking them?? here are some pics:

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s411/JLH182/Knives/P1020554.jpg

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s411/JLH182/Knives/P1020556.jpg

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s411/JLH182/Knives/P1020440.jpg

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s411/JLH182/Knives/P1020442.jpg

mhenry
02-26-2012, 09:36 AM
Love mine, much prefer it to the HD and standard white knives. Its a little thicker and heavier, but it wears it extreamly well.

JLH
02-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Love mine, much prefer it to the HD and standard white knives. Its a little thicker and heavier, but it wears it extreamly well.

nice, i need to get myself a custom handle also!

Mingooch
02-26-2012, 10:41 AM
I already have a 270 Kono HD (gyuto) but I'm looking real hard at the 240 White#2 (gyuto) in the Fujiyama line. Does any one have any info on these more robust beauties?

Also, you can order them without a handle which saves some money and work if u want a nicer, custom handle on it.

dmccurtis
02-26-2012, 01:22 PM
It looks a lot like a Mizuno in these pictures.

macmiddlebrooks
02-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Wow, great pics :)
I think it will be a nice change from the super-thin HD that feels a little too "whippy" sometimes.

heirkb
02-26-2012, 04:30 PM
Is it just me or is that crazy thin right behind the edge? Sure looks like it in that choil shot.

dmccurtis
02-26-2012, 08:22 PM
It does look thin.

JLH
02-27-2012, 05:54 AM
Yeah it is pretty thin at the edge, can hardly see it.

macmiddlebrooks
02-27-2012, 04:24 PM
I scooped a 240 up today with a ebony/amboyna wa handle. I will post some pics when it gets here....thanks for the posts and pics nudging me to hit that paypal button :).

JLH
02-27-2012, 06:00 PM
where'd you order it from?

macmiddlebrooks
02-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Cook'stoolsfortakeaway :)

macmiddlebrooks
03-07-2012, 09:36 AM
I'm seriously impressed with the Fujiyama version....just feels spot-on.
Here's some pics:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6815496230_f0e9649a7e_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6961612193_ee86e0332c_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6815496524_5ee106ca1d_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/6815496676_d6a071e0bb_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6961612671_9be3f74b27_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6961612981_9f3422dab1_b.jpg

JLH
03-07-2012, 10:55 AM
wow, custom handle and saya...pretty good. I havn't seen that place? have they got a website or is it a store? i quite fancy getting a suji fujiyama but atm i cant see any anywhere so i may order a custom one.

JLH
03-07-2012, 11:05 AM
sorry i get what you mean, i don't know why you can't mention the site as i'm clueless but i recognised it a few mins ago! ;)

Citizen Snips
03-07-2012, 11:07 AM
It looks a lot like a Mizuno in these pictures.

kinda thought that too!

do you guys sharpen this like a mizuno/kurouchi or hamaguri?

macmiddlebrooks
03-07-2012, 01:52 PM
Just a clarification, the saya's not a custom but just a nenox one that I stained. Even after sanding, the magnolia wood doesn't seem to want to take a stain very well. It took days to dry completely and still turned-out a bit uneven (shrug), but I think it still looks a bit nicer than unstained.

Johnny.B.Good
03-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Beautiful knife Mac. Good looking saya (definitely think it looks better stained, however difficult and imperfect the process was for you) and handle. Enjoy it.

macmiddlebrooks
04-05-2012, 06:47 PM
There's a few white #1 fuji's at CKTG if anybody's interested.

mhenry
04-05-2012, 07:09 PM
I already have one in White #2 would it be weird to buy one in White #1 also?

echerub
04-05-2012, 07:13 PM
Around here, not really :)

tk59
04-05-2012, 07:19 PM
I think it would be wierd. I've been trying one out of late and it's a very nice knife but for me, there are some better ones...or different and at least as good. :)

jwpark
04-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Some one should set up another group buy from Konosuke. Where are you Potato :biggrin:

mhenry
04-05-2012, 09:20 PM
I would like to here what you might suggest




I think it would be wierd. I've been trying one out of late and it's a very nice knife but for me, there are some better ones...or different and at least as good. :)

tk59
04-05-2012, 10:27 PM
If I had a Fujiyama, I'd get either a Zakuri, Kochi or Gengetsu. As a matter of fact, all of those are on my list ahead of a Fujiyama. The other thing about the Fujiyama is the 240 I've got right now is pretty short-feeling. The other three are true 240's and I use a pinch grip so I feel I get a significant amount of extra useable knife.

dmccurtis
04-06-2012, 12:19 AM
How long does the 240 run? And what about blade height on it? I've never seen a good profile picture of a Fujiyama and I can't quite tell what the profile is like.

mhenry
04-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Mine is a 270 and it is 259mm on the edge. If you buy a Konosuke gyuto get the 270. I agree with Tk the 240's are too short, they should average 225-230mm.
The blade height on my 270 is 50mm. There are some pretty good pics at the beginning of this thread, but if you want more I will be happy to send them to you.



How long does the 240 run? And what about blade height on it? I've never seen a good profile picture of a Fujiyama and I can't quite tell what the profile is like.

NO ChoP!
04-06-2012, 12:31 AM
It was suggested to me once to wet magnolia wood and let it completely dry before attempting to stain; supposed to open the pores? IDK, I'm no woodworking expert....

Nice knife, by the way. that handle is pretty sweet! I've been eyeing a Fuji kiritsuke for a loooong time......

mattrud
04-06-2012, 12:33 AM
If I had a Fujiyama, I'd get either a Zakuri, Kochi or Gengetsu. As a matter of fact, all of those are on my list ahead of a Fujiyama. The other thing about the Fujiyama is the 240 I've got right now is pretty short-feeling. The other three are true 240's and I use a pinch grip so I feel I get a significant amount of extra useable knife.

tell me more...

The 240mm runs short. it might be closer to 225 on the cutting edge. They are very good knives. But there are better/others that people may find more to there personal preference. My white one gets sharper then almost any knife I have used and holds it better then any white steel knife I have used.

mhenry
04-06-2012, 12:44 AM
Kochi and Gengetsu are on my short list. Thanks



If I had a Fujiyama, I'd get either a Zakuri, Kochi or Gengetsu. As a matter of fact, all of those are on my list ahead of a Fujiyama. The other thing about the Fujiyama is the 240 I've got right now is pretty short-feeling. The other three are true 240's and I use a pinch grip so I feel I get a significant amount of extra useable knife.

tk59
04-06-2012, 01:07 AM
...My white one gets sharper then almost any knife I have used and holds it better then any white steel knife I have used.I can't comment on the retention but it definitely is mind-blowingly easy to sharpen to crazy sharpness. :)

mattrud
04-06-2012, 01:13 AM
I can't comment on the retention but it definitely is mind-blowingly easy to sharpen to crazy sharpness. :)

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