View Full Version : Mizuno Yanagiba?

Messy Jesse
06-05-2012, 10:58 AM
Seriously thinking of picking one up soon. Looking at his Blue 1 blades as that seems what he/they specialize in.

I've only played with White 2 yanagis up to this point. Anyone have any feedback?

06-05-2012, 11:18 AM
They do seem like a good value for blue #1. My vain side wishes they had kanji on the front though...

Also curious to hear some reviews.

Messy Jesse
06-05-2012, 12:01 PM
Ya I thought that was a turnoff at first but it's really starting to grow on me...

06-05-2012, 07:03 PM
I'd say pay a bit more and get Hide or Gesshin Hide blue #1 line. More than happy with my ken saki yanagi and a little ko-deba.

On the other hand, a mizuno white #2 180mm yanagi came with an awful grind, but that's their cheaper end offering.

Messy Jesse
06-06-2012, 07:46 AM
Ya they talk up the DX line saying it's comparable to honyaki... never really heard anything about white steel Mizunos.

Have you had a Blue 1 Mizuno to compare?

06-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Nope, white #2 line is available from JCK.

If you would like to handle hide knives that I have, pm me. I'm in Kogarah.

Messy Jesse
06-06-2012, 08:10 AM
Cheers for that, I'll keep that in mind.

06-15-2012, 05:14 PM
they aren't that great

NO ChoP!
06-15-2012, 06:10 PM
Salty has a vid that compares white and blue steel Mizuno honyakis.

I think Mizuno is being underrated here...