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Ontravelling
04-23-2012, 10:21 PM
Just got a promotion at work so I decided to celebrate with a couple of knives. Just got these in today from JKI, and they look great! Thought I'd share. They will both get broken in at work tomorrow. 80mm Suisin Inox Parer then the Gesshin Heiji 180mm Honesuki. The saya is really nice and the fit is pretty snug, although I think I may go ahead and put a pin in there to make it more stable. I love that there isn't a pin hole already, I much prefer doing it myself.

This makes getting up for work tomorrow a bit more exciting.

http://i.imgur.com/p6f8Z.jpg
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SameGuy
04-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Sweet! That parer looks like it has a French profile, über-handy little knife.

heirkb
04-23-2012, 10:27 PM
Sweeet. I love my Suisin parer. It's really comfortable to use.

I don't know how the honesukis are, but be careful with your Heiji at first. The steel can be a bit delicate if you're a dumb noob like me who sharpens at very low angles and then tries to cut very tough to cut foods. From what I've been told, it's because of the high hardness level of these knives.

Shinob1
04-23-2012, 10:33 PM
Grats on the new blades.

tk59
04-23-2012, 10:56 PM
DANG! You took MY honesuki!!! :( That's what I get for waffling. I guess I'll have to wait for the next batch...

Oh yeah. Congratulations. Lovely knife. :thumbsup:

bechler
04-23-2012, 10:57 PM
nice looking blades and congrats on the promotion. What was it?

GlassEye
04-23-2012, 11:05 PM
I really like how that honesuki looks. Congratulations.

Ontravelling
04-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Thanks everyone!

@tk59 Yeah, I was afraid it was going to show up Out Of Stock by the time I got paid.
@bechler Thanks, the promotion was to Sous.

mattrud
04-23-2012, 11:43 PM
@tk don't you have enough knives?

congrats on the new knives and the promotion, I would love to give that heiji a test run, looks fun

Johnny.B.Good
04-23-2012, 11:47 PM
@tk don't you have enough knives?

Looks who's talking!

@ Ontravelling - Congrats on the promotion and the fancy new blades.

Deckhand
04-24-2012, 12:16 AM
Very nice! You have great taste!

JMac
04-24-2012, 12:28 AM
Congrats on the sous. Very exciting.

I'm Sure your going to be breaking them in quite well.

stereo.pete
04-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Congrats of course on the promotion Chef, and ditto to what was said above about your two new knives.