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EdipisReks
04-13-2011, 08:44 PM
the Yoshikane (http://yhst-27988581933240.stores.yahoo.net/yoshikane-wa-gyuto-tamamoku--10-12-inch-270mm-v2-bla10122702.html) V2 sure looks nice, but the specs make it seem a bit thick, at least at the heel. does anybody know how it actually performs? i'm a bit allergic to wedging, but i've found that heel spine thickness and wedging aren't necessarily related. my beloved 270 Mizuno is my benchmark, i wouldn't want to buy anything that doesn't perform as well as the Mizuno. thanks!

chazmtb
04-13-2011, 09:00 PM
A poor man's Shigefusa with almost the exact same profile. At least the 240. Fit and finish is superb. A little thick at the shoulders where the Shigefusa grind and distal taper is really nice. It may wedge.

EdipisReks
04-13-2011, 09:01 PM
how easily is it thinned? i'm more than willing to put some work into it, but i don't want to spend a hundred hours on it. :)

Marko Tsourkan
04-13-2011, 09:08 PM
how easily is it thinned? i'm more than willing to put some work into it, but i don't want to spend a hundred hours on it. :)

Belt sander would be a right tool for a job, but the knife will need refinishing afterward.

EdipisReks
04-13-2011, 09:15 PM
if it'll take a belt sander, it's probably thicker than i want.

mainaman
04-13-2011, 09:32 PM
how easily is it thinned? i'm more than willing to put some work into it, but i don't want to spend a hundred hours on it. :)

why would you thin it? they are not thick behind the edge, you can also order them custom thickness from here:
http://hides-export.blogspot.com/

our DrNaka runs the site send him an e-mail and see what he can do for you.

EdipisReks
04-13-2011, 09:39 PM
Thanks!