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JBroida
02-01-2014, 01:45 AM
gesshin ajikatiya wa-gyuto (sorry for answering on his behalf)

CoqaVin
02-01-2014, 01:46 AM
Cool kanji

brainsausage
02-01-2014, 03:12 AM
What's the grind like on that sum*****...?

brainsausage
02-01-2014, 03:13 AM
http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Saltys_knives/2nd.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Saltys_knives/media/2nd.jpg.html)

This being the sum***** in question.

Brad Gibson
02-01-2014, 03:13 AM
The Gesshin is a beauty. And salty I don't know if you did it for charity or what, I have seen some of your knives and that one just doesn't compare!

Hbeernink
02-01-2014, 11:15 AM
gesshin ajikatiya wa-gyuto (sorry for answering on his behalf)

NP Jon

it's a very cool knife, feels very handmade (although I reallly know nothing about the craftsmen other than reputation). What I really like about it is the profile, the blade is really flat. It's almost like a 240mm santoku in some ways (flat belly, tip that drops from the spine rather than rises from the blade, etc). blade is very thin and light - it's a fast knife, total performance.

CoqaVin
02-01-2014, 12:49 PM
3 new additions

http://i.imgur.com/fpjnpLjl.jpg

1st is a HHH AEB-L not really new since I got it around Christmas but the Saya is scottchef38 is the man on this one FITS PERFECT!
2nd not sure what it is to tell you the truth besides a cool CCK that takes a wicked edge thanks CHRIS!
3rd Is a Kanehiro AS 150mm

Salty dog
02-01-2014, 02:24 PM
This being the sum***** in question.

Thin, light, slight convex, very thin tip. The handle is surprisingly comfortable and the thing was cheap. AEB-L. Only used it for one shift so far. I prefer a sturdier knife but for line work it's fine.

I've come full circle. I've decided not to use the good stuff on the line anymore.

gunnerjohn
02-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Hey everyone, this is my latest purchase that I have not received yet. The lady's description was that it was new in the box from the early 70's and a Japanese chopping knife. That is all I know until it arrives in my hands. These are the pictures she had posted. Any help identifying would be appreciated. I'll have more measurements when it arrives. http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/KnifeopenBox.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/KnifeopenBox.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/KnifeinBox.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/KnifeinBox.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/KnifeBox.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/KnifeBox.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/KnifeCharacter.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/KnifeCharacter.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Knifebbbox.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Knifebbbox.jpg.html)

cclin
02-01-2014, 11:41 PM
"all-purpose kitchen knife, 180mm"(box)
"register/made by Sakai knife smith"(blade)

judge by profile, it's clearly a santoku

gunnerjohn
02-01-2014, 11:43 PM
"all-purpose kitchen knife, 180mm"(box)
"register/made by Sakai knife smith"(blade)

judge by profile, it's clearly a santoku

Thanks for the information. I'll post some better pictures when the knife arrives.

ggg16902002
02-02-2014, 03:38 PM
Just arrived today!!
A Gyuto 10'' blade by Aaron Wilburn, with snowflake Damascus and fire storm edge,
handle: D shape formed from snakewood with a Musk Ox spacer, front and rear nickel silver caps,
The steel is 1084 and 15n20 for the snowflake and 52100 and 15n20 for the edge.
Overall length is 395mm (15.55").
Blade length 254mm (10"), 54.5mm (2.15'') high at heel
Weight is 277g.
Spine at heel is 3.16mm, 0.94mm at tip.

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Aaron%20Wilburn/20140113_202713_resized_zps144cd833.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Aaron%20Wilburn/20140113_202713_resized_zps144cd833.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020408_zps70a68182.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020408_zps70a68182.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020396_zpsd7c423be.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020396_zpsd7c423be.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020412_zpsca2a3d46.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020412_zpsca2a3d46.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020417_zpscc53e637.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Aaron%20Wilburn/P2020417_zpscc53e637.jpg.html)

Souli

CoqaVin
02-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Sick Wilburn if you dont mind me asking how much did that cost?

erikz
02-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Very pretty!

brainsausage
02-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Choil shots? Looks like it has a minor secondary bevel?

Chef Andy
02-02-2014, 04:22 PM
Wow, thats a beautie.

stereo.pete
02-03-2014, 12:32 AM
uh….what….:surrendar::surrendar::surrendar::surren dar::surrendar::surrendar::surrendar::surrendar:

knyfeknerd
02-03-2014, 01:32 AM
That Wilburn is amazing. Congrats.

ggg16902002
02-03-2014, 01:39 AM
Thanks :)

EdipisReks
02-03-2014, 04:08 PM
https://toshoknifearts.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/images/k-gyu240b1r5.png (https://toshoknifearts.com/shop/knives/konosuke-fujiyama-blue-1-kurouchi-tsuchime-gyuto-240-mm-rosewood-octagonal)

One of those (click the photo for link). Should be interesting.

Timthebeaver
02-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Really like that Fujiyama. Can you comment on how the grind compares to the Mizuno Hontanren Aogami?

EdipisReks
02-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Really like that Fujiyama. Can you comment on how the grind compares to the Mizuno Hontanren Aogami?

I don't have the Fujiyama yet (I simply ordered it), and it's been years since I've had a Mizuno.

ramenlegend
02-03-2014, 04:18 PM
I don't have the Fujiyama yet (I simply ordered it), and it's been years since I've had a Mizuno.
I really like that octagonal handle with no ferrule, and I am usually a D handle guy

EdipisReks
02-03-2014, 04:21 PM
I really like that octagonal handle with no ferrule, and I am usually a D handle guy

I like the looks of it, but I'm not sure about the "no taper" part. I have a couple other handles I could put on it, though, if it doesn't work out for me.

NO ChoP!
02-03-2014, 04:33 PM
These later blue and ginsanko Fujiyamas are absolutely killer. Nicest spine and choil out there. Wicked grind. Carter thin behind the edge.

You're going to love it!

Hbeernink
02-03-2014, 04:34 PM
One of those (click the photo for link). Should be interesting.

beaut. I have the fujiyama in white #1 (although not kurouchi), and it's fantastic. F&F is top notch, and grind is great as well. I like the minimalistic look of the handle here, it really works with the kurouchi (but probably not so much with a polished blade).

EdipisReks
02-03-2014, 04:38 PM
These later blue and ginsanko Fujiyamas are absolutely killer. Nicest spine and choil out there. Wicked grind. Carter thin behind the edge.

You're going to love it!


It looks rather reminiscent of my Aoko Kagekiyo, and if it's anything like that, it'll be a great knife.

brainsausage
02-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Remove till I figure out why my link is broken.

brainsausage
02-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Still won't work...

JBroida
02-03-2014, 08:11 PM
on your behalf
http://i.imgur.com/LzyMhv9.jpg

http://imgur.com/a/4jbRy/embed

Hbeernink
02-03-2014, 08:47 PM
GAH! Shig-Alert! (socal folks will get it....)

Anton
02-03-2014, 08:59 PM
Darn, nice work there

brainsausage
02-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Thanks Jon. That was really starting to p*** me off. Imgur and photobucket would'nt work at all from my phone.:viking:
So yeah. Single bevel 155mm Shig petty. Which I've taken to calling a yanagibetty(I'm an ex rockabilly/greaser). It's like a taller/stubby Yani, with a slightly less flat profile. I'm gonna use it to dissect pork butts prior to grinding tomorrow. I was using an older Konosuke petty that was about 90/10, but my hand always started to cramp up around an hour in. Hoping that the thick emoto on this(and the added weight) will help when choking forward on the blade for seaming. The f/f on this is pretty damn sweet. There's a slight rough spot near the tip where the shinogi and kurouchi meet, but that's a minor gripe as this gonna be a working knife not a display piece.
Again- thanks Jon. After two Stone IPA's and a Glenlevit Nadurra, I was ready to break my phone in half or the internet...

Von blewitt
02-03-2014, 09:15 PM
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zps5f4c4a7d.jpg

3 180mm chef knives & a 240 suji from Karlo Ban

I might do a pass around with one of the chefs knives if there is interest.

EdipisReks
02-03-2014, 09:28 PM
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zps5f4c4a7d.jpg

3 180mm chef knives & a 240 suji from Karlo Ban

I might do a pass around with one of the chefs knives if there is interest.

Those look really nice.

easy13
02-03-2014, 09:29 PM
That Suji though. Sick

augerpro
02-03-2014, 09:31 PM
Been looking for a small parer that won't cramp my hand. I felt like a larger handle and a short blade might help, but had a hard time finding one that wasn't an 1" tall. This little 90mm Itinomonn looks perfect though, only 3/4" tall. Craftsmanship looks good, but I haven't used it yet.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q288/augerpro/Itinomonn.jpg (http://s139.photobucket.com/user/augerpro/media/Itinomonn.jpg.html)

Von blewitt
02-03-2014, 09:45 PM
Those look really nice.

The chefs were 50€ the suji was 60€ they are pretty nice for the price (hand forged San Mai)

EdipisReks
02-03-2014, 10:02 PM
The chefs were 50€ the suji was 60€ they are pretty nice for the price (hand forged San Mai)

Damn. What is the geometry like?

Von blewitt
02-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Damn. What is the geometry like?

A little inconsistent between the 4 knives, they have a really nice distal taper, and some nice convexing. 1 of the 180's has a very nice even grind, with a near 0 edge, the others are a bit thicker behind the edge.

Von blewitt
02-03-2014, 11:19 PM
And a couple from the other end of the spectrum
Watanabe blue #2 honyaki
Sakai ichimonji kichukini white #2 honyaki
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/null_zps4b406a8d.jpg

Very different knives, both excellent cutters

Brad Gibson
02-03-2014, 11:25 PM
If like to get one of those sujis from Karlo Ban. Where can I get it?

Von blewitt
02-03-2014, 11:26 PM
I found him on facebook

franzb69
02-04-2014, 12:18 AM
Karlo ban is also on bladeforums

Hbeernink
02-04-2014, 01:48 AM
And a couple from the other end of the spectrum
Watanabe blue #2 honyaki
Sakai ichimonji kichukini white #2 honyaki

Very different knives, both excellent cutters

nice! what's different about these two, and what do you like most about each?

crunchy
02-04-2014, 01:52 AM
http://i61.tinypic.com/35mgt34.jpg

Zakuri 240 in blue super

Nmko
02-04-2014, 02:05 AM
nice! what's different about these two, and what do you like most about each?

+1. Would love to hear more about the Watanabe...

Von blewitt
02-04-2014, 03:37 AM
nice! what's different about these two, and what do you like most about each?

The Watanabe is much more "workhorse" like, around 25g heavier (with a lighter handle) I custom ordered it with a pointier profile, which feels really nice ( although a bit taller than i usually prefer) I paid extra for mirror polish, which was probably unnecessary as there is plenty of grind/ hammer marks still visible) also the Hamon is not visible.

The Sakai is ground alot thinner, and more assymetric, ( its a bit like a thinner mizuno) the hamon is nicely polished. This particular knife has a slight bend. It cuts a bit better but the watanabe is more robust.

If I had to buy one over the other I would choose the ichimonji.

XooMG
02-04-2014, 05:21 AM
http://i61.tinypic.com/35mgt34.jpg

Zakuri 240 in blue super
How you liking the Zakuri? I've got a 165mm Tosagata and 135mm funayuki on the way.

CB1968
02-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Recently traded with another forum member and i thought i would post the before and after shots, i am liking the new profile....

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/IMG_3371_2_zps168e18f6.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/IMG_3371_2_zps168e18f6.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/Chef1_zpsa029db34.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/Chef1_zpsa029db34.jpg.html)

chefcomesback
02-04-2014, 07:39 AM
Recently traded with another forum member and i thought i would post the before and after shots, i am liking the new profile....

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/IMG_3371_2_zps168e18f6.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/IMG_3371_2_zps168e18f6.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/Chef1_zpsa029db34.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/Chef1_zpsa029db34.jpg.html)

I like the second one better. Before it looks like the tip was quite high , now it looks just right . Time to put a beautiful patina on it!!

gunnerjohn
02-04-2014, 07:12 PM
New arrival from David Roeder. This was a special order by a customer of his. The customer welched on the deal and he put it up for sale and I snatched it up. It's 5160 with a snakewood handle. I just got got it and it feels ok. Not super but just ok. The handle was built for a catchers mitt so I will be modifying it so it fits my hand. Sorry for the pics quality. Can't seem to find our good camera.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144509.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144509.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144405.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144405.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144352.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144352.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144338.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144338.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144311.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144311.jpg.html)

jai
02-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Profile looks kind of like a shun. When I first saw the picture I thought I was a shun. Looks nice anyway

gunnerjohn
02-04-2014, 07:45 PM
He said the customer wanted the Shun handle profile but it was 10-20% larger overall. I have a few Shun's and the handles are quite a bit smaller.

Reede
02-04-2014, 07:55 PM
It is definitely different with the ricasso done like a standard type hunting knife. How does that affect the balance and use.

gunnerjohn
02-04-2014, 08:00 PM
The balance is not too bad. I just received it so usage characteristics are unknown. David Roeder doesn't typically make kitchen knives but does make a lot of hunters and edc knives. Here are some pics next to my Shun Nakiri 5" to show you the differences in the handle size. http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155047.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155047.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155059.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155059.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155129.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155129.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155119.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_155119.jpg.html)

EdipisReks
02-04-2014, 08:05 PM
David Roeder doesn't typically make kitchen knives but does make a lot of hunters and edc knives.

no kidding.

masibu
02-04-2014, 08:10 PM
I'm not so sure I like that knife to be honest..that profile just doesn't fly with me at all. Hope you make it to your tastes though

gunnerjohn
02-04-2014, 08:22 PM
I'm not so sure I like that knife to be honest..that profile just doesn't fly with me at all. Hope you make it to your tastes though I will say that it was a whim purchase. I may reshape the handle to fit my hands or wave it under a nose or two at the OKCA show.

crunchy
02-05-2014, 12:38 AM
How you liking the Zakuri? I've got a 165mm Tosagata and 135mm funayuki on the way.

It's great. Very sharp OOTB. The handle though large and robust still feels appropriate for the blade. Fit and finish isn't great but I think that's part of the reason I love these rustic knives from Tosa.

XooMG
02-05-2014, 12:46 AM
It's great. Very sharp OOTB. The handle though large and robust still feels appropriate for the blade. Fit and finish isn't great but I think that's part of the reason I love these rustic knives from Tosa.
When I get mine, I might ease the spine and choil but I agree, the roughness is an appeal, assuming the edge geometry is good. The Tosagata and funayuki ought to be a fair bit thinner than the gyuto offerings and so should behave differently, but I'll just have to wait and see.

Brad Gibson
02-05-2014, 02:56 AM
I will say that it was a whim purchase. I may reshape the handle to fit my hands or wave it under a nose or two at the OKCA show.

the profile of the blade concerns me much more than the handle does

cheezit
02-05-2014, 06:27 PM
New arrival from David Roeder. This was a special order by a customer of his. The customer welched on the deal and he put it up for sale and I snatched it up. It's 5160 with a snakewood handle. I just got got it and it feels ok. Not super but just ok. The handle was built for a catchers mitt so I will be modifying it so it fits my hand. Sorry for the pics quality. Can't seem to find our good camera.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144352.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140204_144352.jpg.html)

...Is the blade aligned left of center to the handle and is it on purpose?

EdipisReks
02-05-2014, 06:51 PM
...Is the blade aligned left of center to the handle and is it on purpose?

That may be an illusion caused buy the asymmetrical handle.

brianh
02-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Nothing fancy but a great knife. Carbon Sakai Yusuke with extra flat profile that I got in the BST. Arrived kinda buggered up - minor chips, roundover on the tip's spine (from grinding ?), circular grind marks on the blade, handle painted. I liked the knife enough to send to Jon @ JKI who refinished, sharpened, and put on an ichii handle. Looks practically new and cuts like a biznitch. A new favorite in my meager collection.

http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/sakai001.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/sakai002.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/sakai003.jpg

CoqaVin
02-06-2014, 01:44 PM
nice Yusuke!

brianh
02-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Thanks! Jon's work exceeded my expectations and it was very reasonably priced.

CoqaVin
02-06-2014, 01:53 PM
looks great does it have Kanji on it or was that removed?

brianh
02-06-2014, 02:05 PM
It was practically missing when I got it, now it's all gone. It was only printed on, unfortunately.

CoqaVin
02-06-2014, 02:05 PM
oh wow are all Yusukes like that I don't know this information I like engraved Kanji

brianh
02-06-2014, 02:31 PM
I think so, but not sure if there is an exception to the rule.

Mucho Bocho
02-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Yea Yusukes are all printed Kanji and they don't care if Westerners don't like it. I've inquired. they're terrific knives either way. way to go Brian. I've got a knife I'll be sending to Jon too. I agree, his prices are great for the quality and skill he provides. I have a Kono wide bevel ginsanko with Ichi handle that I want replaced with ho. Something about a simple Ho and Black ferrule that does it for me. Handle size is importaint though. Looks like he nailed it.

panda
02-06-2014, 02:55 PM
mucho what size is the handle? would you care to sell the ichii one?

Mucho Bocho
02-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Chris, I don't have the measurements but with my large mitts, it feels almost like I'm holding a pencil. There is decent taper to it though and only a slight gap in the seam. At the end of the month I'm going to send it to Jon. If he can remove it intact I'll ask him to send it back but I wouldn't sell it to you. Give it to you I would. I have a Cutco serrated carving knife that I want to send your way too as a PIF. I'll let ya know how it goes.

I tried to post the pic like ten times, crashed every time. the PIC loader on this site is a POS times ten. rediculious


http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s426/dennismpintoii/konosuke-ginsan-210mm-gyuto-yew-1.jpg (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/dennismpintoii/media/konosuke-ginsan-210mm-gyuto-yew-1.jpg.html)

Hbeernink
02-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Nothing fancy but a great knife. Carbon Sakai Yusuke with extra flat profile that I got in the BST. Arrived kinda buggered up - minor chips, roundover on the tip's spine (from grinding ?), circular grind marks on the blade, handle painted. I liked the knife enough to send to Jon @ JKI who refinished, sharpened, and put on an ichii handle. Looks practically new and cuts like a biznitch. A new favorite in my meager collection.


we need to see "before" pics :wink:

panda
02-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Thanks but I'm not Chris, I do however meet up with him often.

Mucho Bocho
02-06-2014, 04:08 PM
Woops, wires crossed. Either way I can send you the handle if it comes back intact. I'll shoopt you a PM when the knife comes back ok

brainsausage
02-06-2014, 07:34 PM
we need to see "before" pics :wink:

I agree.

JBroida
02-06-2014, 08:11 PM
we need to see "before" pics :wink:

my bad... i've been pretty busy lately

gunnerjohn
02-06-2014, 08:31 PM
...Is the blade aligned left of center to the handle and is it on purpose? EdipisReks hit the head on nail with the asymmetrical handle. Since the handle is an exaggerated Shun type, it is definitely off center looking. He didn't taper it down to the blade so it looks even more off center. The dimensions from side of blade to handle side are .340" left and .475" right so there is a big difference in dimensions. The grip is designed for huge hands and like I stated earlier, I will be modifying this handle to fit my normal hands. Here are a few more pics of that detail.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140206_162209.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140206_162209.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140206_162141.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140206_162141.jpg.html)

brianh
02-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Sorry, guys, these are the only two pics I have which doesn't show much. The ho wood handle was painted and I tried sanding it off but it was soaked in too deeply.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/12354130305_f477d0eed4_c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/12354579784_b910ae3e98_c.jpg

EdipisReks
02-06-2014, 09:57 PM
It's fairly common for laser-y knives to be a little fat at the tip, looks like the previous owner tried to thin it.

brianh
02-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Never thought of that, tho It was just on one side. Played with it tonight on some celery and carrots.

Home with its friends. The far left Tadatsuna stainless i got from a fellow forum member gets used all the time, I really like it as an all-purpose.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/12354667475_c533ed7c3c_c.jpg

Brad Gibson
02-06-2014, 10:49 PM
what type of KU gyuto is that brian? it is awesome.

brianh
02-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Thanks! Kochi 240mm from Jon. It's insanely sharp and a beast.

Brad Gibson
02-06-2014, 10:54 PM
wow. ive been wanting to try one of those kochis great collection!

brianh
02-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Thanks, man. The Kochi won't disappoint! Dave sharpened this for me, next time I'll try sharpening. It's my only wide bevel.

EdipisReks
02-06-2014, 11:35 PM
They are great knives.

JKopec
02-07-2014, 12:05 AM
Nothing fancy but a great knife. Carbon Sakai Yusuke with extra flat profile that I got in the BST. Arrived kinda buggered up - minor chips, roundover on the tip's spine (from grinding ?), circular grind marks on the blade, handle painted. I liked the knife enough to send to Jon @ JKI who refinished, sharpened, and put on an ichii handle. Looks practically new and cuts like a biznitch. A new favorite in my meager collection.

http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/sakai001.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/sakai002.jpg
http://kurtsequipment.com/knives/sakai003.jpg

That's nice overall handle and blade fit. Is it a 270?

EdipisReks
02-07-2014, 12:48 AM
Jon does great work.

daveb
02-07-2014, 01:25 AM
I think I know that Tad. Great knife. Looks like its in good company.

brianh
02-07-2014, 10:18 AM
The Tad was from Pen Tiger. I really like it. Way more than I expected.

CoqaVin
02-07-2014, 10:23 AM
How thin is the Tad? They are the original lasers with the Suisin Inox Honyaki

brianh
02-07-2014, 11:02 AM
My experience is limited but I would have to say pretty thin. I can try and take some quality pics over the weekend.

jamaster14
02-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Never thought of that, tho It was just on one side. Played with it tonight on some celery and carrots.

Home with its friends. The far left Tadatsuna stainless i got from a fellow forum member gets used all the time, I really like it as an all-purpose.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/12354667475_c533ed7c3c_c.jpg

great looking collection

brianh
02-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Thanks! I think a 240 stainless gyuto would round it all out for me. Konosuke, perhaps.

jamaster14
02-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Thanks! I think a 240 stainless gyuto would round it all out for me. Konosuke, perhaps.

just ordered my first knife... a stainless 240mm heiji. hope to some day have a collection similar to yours... only looks like working in reverse order ;)

brianh
02-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Enjoy! I've only been at this less than a year. Sold all my Wusthofs and Shuns and never ever look back.

CoqaVin
02-07-2014, 08:23 PM
oh man what a first buy jamaster I don't know if you'll ever get anything as good as that Heiji

brianh
02-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Damn straight.

EdipisReks
02-07-2014, 10:45 PM
just ordered my first knife... a stainless 240mm heiji. hope to some day have a collection similar to yours... only looks like working in reverse order ;)

just FYI, in case you aren't aware, Heiji is semi-stainless, not stainless (not including his carbon knives, of course), and the core steel will patina rather quickly. This is normal and expected.

marc4pt0
02-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Kochi 240 Stainless. Just got it last night, going to put it to the ropes today

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863381_zps9938543b.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863260_zpsccdae111.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863155_zps3e8f040d.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863023_zpscd21af5c.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391862908_zpsbed90f3a.jpg

skiajl6297
02-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Ohhh I love my Kochi carbon - please let us know how this guy performs! Also curious about how it handles the stones once you get there.

jamaster14
02-08-2014, 10:28 AM
thanks.... and yes i was aware

stereo.pete
02-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Beautiful pictures of that Kochi!

EdipisReks
02-08-2014, 08:25 PM
I got the Konosuke Blue 1 Fujiyama, today. It has an obvious family resemblance to the Aoko Kagekiyo, though I don't know who actually made either knife, and it is has very nice fit and finish, though it's very clear why the Kagekiyo is the more expensive knife, when you have them side by side. The handle on the Kono feels good, and the knife has a good balance. It is a heavier blade than the Kagekiyo, but still reasonably light. In terms of grind, the Kagekiyo has a sweet distal taper, heel to tip, and gets very thin at the tip, where as this Fuji Kono has little taper until the secondary bevel becomes apparent on the spine, and then tapers dramatically to the tip (this is similar to how a Heiji looks, from the spine, though OOTB the Kono Fuji isn't as thin at the tip as a Heiji). Geometry wise, the Kono Fuji and the Kagekiyo are very similar, though the Kagekiyo is a certain amount thinner than the Konosuke, behind the edge. There isn't a lot in it, but one can just slightly feel it when pinched between thumb and forefinger. The Aoko Kagekiyo is the best pure cutter I've used, and the Konosuke Fuji is a close second. The OOTB edge on the Kono was pretty poor, but it was very pleasant to sharpen (1k Chosera followed by 8k Gesshin). I also thinned out the spine above the tip section, which took a minute or two, and the tip is Heiji thin, now. I used the knife to do a big batch of Salsa, and edge retention was great, and the knife was a joy to use. My remaining finger stone, a big Maruka fragment bought from JNS a few years ago, that I've been slowly chipping off and mounting to paper, pretty much perfectly restored the OOTB finish on the secondary bevel after I thinned the tip, and this is nice to know, as I've yet to have to refinish the Aoko Kagekiyo, and both knives have the same finish below the Shinogi.

I can post pics of both knives next to each other, tomorrow, if anybody is interested. I don't know how easy the Kono will be to get, as Tosho seems to have only had one.

EdipisReks
02-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Kochi 240 Stainless. Just got it last night, going to put it to the ropes today

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863381_zps9938543b.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863260_zpsccdae111.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863155_zps3e8f040d.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863023_zpscd21af5c.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391862908_zpsbed90f3a.jpg

Looks great!

DTB57
02-08-2014, 09:36 PM
I really like the finish (or lack thereof) of the Kochi

Johnny.B.Good
02-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Awesome photos, Marc!

Chefu
02-09-2014, 02:13 AM
Kochi 240 Stainless. Just got it last night, going to put it to the ropes today

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863381_zps9938543b.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863260_zpsccdae111.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863155_zps3e8f040d.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863023_zpscd21af5c.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391862908_zpsbed90f3a.jpg

Did you get this from Jon? I though he was out of them. I'm hoping to get my hands one eventually. By the way, your photography is exceptional! Great backdrop / lighting / composition...

JohnnyChance
02-09-2014, 04:21 AM
I got the Konosuke Blue 1 Fujiyama, today. It has an obvious family resemblance to the Aoko Kagekiyo, though I don't know who actually made either knife, and it is has very nice fit and finish, though it's very clear why the Kagekiyo is the more expensive knife, when you have them side by side. The handle on the Kono feels good, and the knife has a good balance. It is a heavier blade than the Kagekiyo, but still reasonably light. In terms of grind, the Kagekiyo has a sweet distal taper, heel to tip, and gets very thin at the tip, where as this Fuji Kono has little taper until the secondary bevel becomes apparent on the spine, and then tapers dramatically to the tip (this is similar to how a Heiji looks, from the spine, though OOTB the Kono Fuji isn't as thin at the tip as a Heiji). Geometry wise, the Kono Fuji and the Kagekiyo are very similar, though the Kagekiyo is a certain amount thinner than the Konosuke, behind the edge. There isn't a lot in it, but one can just slightly feel it when pinched between thumb and forefinger. The Aoko Kagekiyo is the best pure cutter I've used, and the Konosuke Fuji is a close second. The OOTB edge on the Kono was pretty poor, but it was very pleasant to sharpen (1k Chosera followed by 8k Gesshin). I also thinned out the spine above the tip section, which took a minute or two, and the tip is Heiji thin, now. I used the knife to do a big batch of Salsa, and edge retention was great, and the knife was a joy to use. My remaining finger stone, a big Maruka fragment bought from JNS a few years ago, that I've been slowly chipping off and mounting to paper, pretty much perfectly restored the OOTB finish on the secondary bevel after I thinned the tip, and this is nice to know, as I've yet to have to refinish the Aoko Kagekiyo, and both knives have the same finish below the Shinogi.

I can post pics of both knives next to each other, tomorrow, if anybody is interested. I don't know how easy the Kono will be to get, as Tosho seems to have only had one.

Thanks for the comparison. I'd be interested in some side by side shots.

marc4pt0
02-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Did you get this from Jon? I though he was out of them. I'm hoping to get my hands one eventually. By the way, your photography is exceptional! Great backdrop / lighting / composition...

Thanks! Actually took these with my cell phone. We have a small fire pit on our patio that obviously iced over. I wanted to take a couple quick pics before work and thought that ice kind of mirrors the Kochi finish.

loves2cook
02-09-2014, 04:07 PM
my latest purchase is the Shun Premier Santoku set with the 4 inch paring knife

EdipisReks
02-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Thanks for the comparison. I'd be interested in some side by side shots.

Here (http://imgur.com/a/bB2Ou) is a gallery with spine and choil shots. The spine shots are pretty different, but the choils are very similar. Sorry that a couple of the shots are a bit blurry, this D700 I am borrowing is having issues focusing on thin, close up things like knives that my D600 never had.

jeff1
02-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Korin 270 shiro ko yanagi and hhh production 240 gyuto.
Trying to get pics to work

jeff1
02-09-2014, 09:54 PM
Lets try it this way
http://s161.photobucket.com/user/JeffA85/media/20140210_114136_zpsada971d4.jpg.html

Apologies for the bad phone pic. will try and get better ones

Pensacola Tiger
02-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Lets try it this way
http://s161.photobucket.com/user/JeffA85/media/20140210_114136_zpsada971d4.jpg.html

Apologies for the bad phone pic. will try and get better ones

Let me help you out:

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/JeffA85/20140210_114136_zpsada971d4.jpg (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/JeffA85/media/20140210_114136_zpsada971d4.jpg.html)

See the thread on posting using Photobucket:

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/10093-How-do-I-post-an-image

Rick

JKopec
02-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Kochi 240 Stainless. Just got it last night, going to put it to the ropes today

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863381_zps9938543b.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863260_zpsccdae111.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863155_zps3e8f040d.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391863023_zpscd21af5c.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kochi/picsay-1391862908_zpsbed90f3a.jpg

I hate the Kuroichi (sp?) finish on my Takeda but the one on these Kochi's are some darn nice. I may have to pick one of these up.

EdipisReks
02-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Takeda kurouchi is wonderful, I can't imagine hating that aspect of them.

jeff1
02-09-2014, 10:54 PM
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/JeffA85/20140210_114136_zpsada971d4.jpg (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/JeffA85/media/20140210_114136_zpsada971d4.jpg.html)

jeff1
02-09-2014, 10:54 PM
Success. Thanks

ohbewon
02-09-2014, 11:33 PM
Sooo...this is just a teaser photo. When I unpack the camera, I will share some better photos. Some of you remember my things being lost by the moving company, and these have all been purchased since the beginning of the year. More photos and the descriptions to come! Although, most of these won't need much of a description...

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/3D6FFB7A-131C-4130-8924-C80185B0E8A5_zpscxfuwxbn.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/3D6FFB7A-131C-4130-8924-C80185B0E8A5_zpscxfuwxbn.jpg.html)

Chefu
02-09-2014, 11:40 PM
You've been busy. Absolutely love the look of that DT.

JKopec
02-10-2014, 12:17 AM
Takeda kurouchi is wonderful, I can't imagine hating that aspect of them.

I don't care for all the laquer or whatever it is. One mine I find it looks sloppy. I like how refined yet rustic the kochi looks.

rogue108
02-10-2014, 01:39 AM
This maybe an ignorant question but what happen to the blade face?

This is regarding the Roeder knife a couple of pages back

erikz
02-10-2014, 03:31 AM
Sooo...this is just a teaser photo. When I unpack the camera, I will share some better photos. Some of you remember my things being lost by the moving company, and these have all been purchased since the beginning of the year. More photos and the descriptions to come! Although, most of these won't need much of a description...

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/3D6FFB7A-131C-4130-8924-C80185B0E8A5_zpscxfuwxbn.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/3D6FFB7A-131C-4130-8924-C80185B0E8A5_zpscxfuwxbn.jpg.html)
Just about this moving company, they did compensate you I hope?

ohbewon
02-10-2014, 03:36 AM
Just about this moving company, they did compensate you I hope?

Well they did...they gave us $900 for all that was lost. I try to stay positive about the situation, and consider myself lucky we received any compensation at all.

panda
02-10-2014, 03:37 AM
why even do KU on a stainless?? isn't it fake painted on stuff? i would love to try out an original kochi ku, but not the new ones..

erikz
02-10-2014, 04:12 AM
Well they did...they gave us $900 for all that was lost. I try to stay positive about the situation, and consider myself lucky we received any compensation at all.
Wow, ridiculous. I feel bad for you man.

Good to see you have a nice collection going on again.

cclin
02-10-2014, 04:47 AM
why even do KU on a stainless?? isn't it fake painted on stuff? i would love to try out an original kochi ku, but not the new ones..
FYI, new stainless kochi is clad in stainless, but the core is carbon; however, I don't have any food reactive problem with my old iron clad v2 ku-kochi.....

XooMG
02-10-2014, 05:22 AM
why even do KU on a stainless?? isn't it fake painted on stuff? i would love to try out an original kochi ku, but not the new ones..
It's referring to the rough scale surfaces, perhaps as forged. It is clearly not black as more typical kuro-uchi is, and is more of a texture. I think it's charming.

rdm_magic
02-10-2014, 10:30 AM
http://i.imgur.com/lxQTlem.jpg

270mm from Mario

cheflarge
02-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Damn...... Marios work is just simply off the hook! Way nice. :thumbup: :cool:

Timthebeaver
02-10-2014, 12:20 PM
why even do KU on a stainless?? isn't it fake painted on stuff? i would love to try out an original kochi ku, but not the new ones..

Because migaki is more work.

EdipisReks
02-10-2014, 12:54 PM
I don't care for all the laquer or whatever it is. One mine I find it looks sloppy. I like how refined yet rustic the kochi looks.

I took the lacquer off of my Takedas, just as I do with any knife that has lacquer.

Vamanos
02-10-2014, 04:17 PM
I'm away from the city and Knifewear has a couple sweet Masakage Special Edition Koishi in stock and they're 15% off this month. I had them send me pics of the 210 Gyutos they have. Decided to go with the second from the right. Pretty stoked to get home and pick it up!! Happy Birthday to me :D


https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/1622008_10153880109880565_2091982595_n.jpg

erikz
02-10-2014, 04:20 PM
I bought a Masakage Shimo petty from knifewear. Its waiting for me at the post office, will pick it up tomorrow. :)

And happy birthday to you Vamanos!

Vamanos
02-10-2014, 04:24 PM
I bought a Masakage Shimo petty from knifewear. Its waiting for me at the post office, will pick it up tomorrow. :)

And happy birthday to you Vamanos!

It's a week away, but that's close enough to justify buying this ;)

erikz
02-10-2014, 04:26 PM
It's a week away, but that's close enough to justify buying this ;)
Gives you time to get heaps more before the date arrives :)

CoqaVin
02-10-2014, 04:54 PM
They still have those?]

jamaster14
02-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Sooo...this is just a teaser photo. When I unpack the camera, I will share some better photos. Some of you remember my things being lost by the moving company, and these have all been purchased since the beginning of the year. More photos and the descriptions to come! Although, most of these won't need much of a description...

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/3D6FFB7A-131C-4130-8924-C80185B0E8A5_zpscxfuwxbn.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/3D6FFB7A-131C-4130-8924-C80185B0E8A5_zpscxfuwxbn.jpg.html)

sucks you lose those knives... although nice you are building up your collection again. some nice knives in that group!

steelcity
02-10-2014, 08:00 PM
That Devin is sharp looking.

steelcity
02-10-2014, 08:06 PM
So I've done some upgrading recently. It's the Delfecta. These three just recently came in. Two pairing knives done in black ash/blackwood and amboynia/box elder. The 210 line knife is quilted maple and amboynia.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/IMG_20140210_160134_913.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/IMG_20140210_160134_913.jpg.html)
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/IMG_20140210_160402_459.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/IMG_20140210_160402_459.jpg.html)
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/IMG_20140210_160636_768.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/IMG_20140210_160636_768.jpg.html)
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/IMG_20140210_160625_051.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/IMG_20140210_160625_051.jpg.html)
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/IMG_20140210_160259_831.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/IMG_20140210_160259_831.jpg.html)

I picked up a 240 gyuto from the HHH buy, #100
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/IMG_20140210_160425_395.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/IMG_20140210_160425_395.jpg.html)

marc4pt0
02-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Great scores! That Del 210 is stunning

mpukas
02-10-2014, 10:58 PM
Here (http://imgur.com/a/bB2Ou) is a gallery with spine and choil shots. The spine shots are pretty different, but the choils are very similar.
The choil shot of the Kagekiyo is sweet. Do you have any side by side profile shots? Thnx

EdipisReks
02-10-2014, 11:00 PM
The choil shot of the Kagekiyo is sweet. Do you have any side by side profile shots? Thnx

The Kagekiyo is just sweet, all over. Profiles are basically the same, but I can take some pics.

JKopec
02-11-2014, 12:05 AM
I took the lacquer off of my Takedas, just as I do with any knife that has lacquer.

I hate to be a pain and possibly derail the thread slightly but do you think you could post a pic of what your takedas look like stripped. I'm curious since I don't care for the finish.

EdipisReks
02-11-2014, 12:16 AM
I hate to be a pain and possibly derail the thread slightly but do you think you could post a pic of what your takedas look like stripped. I'm curious since I don't care for the finish.

Nope, because they are long gone. They looked the same, however, just not as shiny, as the lacquer was simply a clear layer on top of the kurouchi.

panda
02-11-2014, 01:04 AM
a not so outrageously tall takeda 270
gengetsu burnt chestnut handle
there was a lot of belly when i first got this, so had the profile altered.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/takedachoil_zpsd8584582.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/takedafull_zpsc33679c5.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/takeda_zpsfb20aad8.jpg

keithsaltydog
02-11-2014, 02:05 AM
Nice Takeda

labor of love
02-11-2014, 03:06 AM
Nice Takeda

Nice handle on that takeda.

erikz
02-11-2014, 04:09 PM
New Masakage shimo petty (150mm) from Knifewear

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/12465042534_81934cb351_c.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2827/12464534755_58febdbdeb_c.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/12465055184_797a80ab70_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/12464593845_c8efc780ef_c.jpg


I really like it; light, nimble, sleek spine and very thin profile. Fit and finish is more then okay, handle well fitted, spine and choil not that bad, doesn't need rounding for my taste.

ohbewon
02-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Well, my photography skills suck. But, I promised some better pictures...so, here we go:

First up: Devin Thomas 240mm San Mai Gyuto in XHP, Cocobolo handle, bog oak ferrule, mammoth tooth spacer.
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/Mobile%20Uploads/EFDABDC1-4AE5-460D-9366-51A01C685A59_zpscmc4kz5j.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/EFDABDC1-4AE5-460D-9366-51A01C685A59_zpscmc4kz5j.jpg.html)
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/F006880D-95BE-4D89-8333-A9AA1783C941_zpsvitohdpr.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/F006880D-95BE-4D89-8333-A9AA1783C941_zpsvitohdpr.jpg.html)
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/10828B65-7280-4C55-871A-C0D040F4963E_zpsidukpfha.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/10828B65-7280-4C55-871A-C0D040F4963E_zpsidukpfha.jpg.html)
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/CAFE57F2-F6F1-4243-A37C-E4B5C3D505E4_zpsbn54hmmz.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/CAFE57F2-F6F1-4243-A37C-E4B5C3D505E4_zpsbn54hmmz.jpg.html)
Next: Shigefusa 300mm Kasumi Yanagiba. Stock ho-wood handle with buffalo horn bolster.
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/0E5BBC85-2002-4AA5-B866-68BE60F4DD66_zpsip5n7kjj.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/0E5BBC85-2002-4AA5-B866-68BE60F4DD66_zpsip5n7kjj.jpg.html)
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/219E77AA-4EE5-4397-AD80-346C04D16F72_zpsgmqpyq1e.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/219E77AA-4EE5-4397-AD80-346C04D16F72_zpsgmqpyq1e.jpg.html)
Itinomonn Kasumi 210mm Gyuto. Stock ho-wood handle and buffalo horn bolster
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/10350A4E-9CD0-4A06-BE44-59F09A849B1F_zpsswev75bm.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/10350A4E-9CD0-4A06-BE44-59F09A849B1F_zpsswev75bm.jpg.html)
Itinomonn Kurouchi 180mm Deba, again...stock handle.
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/F8DAB37C-D24D-422A-B795-950E0394B888_zps5ebgg2yd.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/F8DAB37C-D24D-422A-B795-950E0394B888_zps5ebgg2yd.jpg.html)
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/49E0FC91-5370-4379-A789-AFB68DC044C2_zpsshmz5glw.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/49E0FC91-5370-4379-A789-AFB68DC044C2_zpsshmz5glw.jpg.html)
Delbert Ealy Parer with Box Elder, and green dyed box elder.
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/44A2D501-54DE-4C18-923E-7B8BB12A2BD0_zpsakjrlpsg.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/44A2D501-54DE-4C18-923E-7B8BB12A2BD0_zpsakjrlpsg.jpg.html)
Last, and most certainly least...
Tojiro Shirogami 240mm Yanagiba, rehandled.
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/F629FCEC-8CC6-404F-89B9-AE61A9CC7133_zpsbwz2fxnh.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/F629FCEC-8CC6-404F-89B9-AE61A9CC7133_zpsbwz2fxnh.jpg.html)

Brad Gibson
02-11-2014, 05:05 PM
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5be8a1c8.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5be8a1c8.jpg.html)
my ealy line knife
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6e418793.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6e418793.jpg.html)
my ealy kiridashi!

augerpro
02-11-2014, 05:08 PM
ohbewon> can you get a side shot of the Itinomonn gyuto? What do you think of the grind?

ohbewon
02-11-2014, 05:15 PM
ohbewon> can you get a side shot of the Itinomonn gyuto? What do you think of the grind?

Side shot...? I'd be happy to but I'm not entirely sure what you mean.

-Brandon as well

augerpro
02-11-2014, 05:18 PM
I'd like to see the profile to see how much belly there is

ohbewon
02-11-2014, 05:26 PM
I'd like to see the profile to see how much belly there is
http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad47/Brandonlbailey/Mobile%20Uploads/1ADFD7A3-001C-48C3-A226-567F7D9CDC19_zpseehbm4qg.jpg (http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Brandonlbailey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1ADFD7A3-001C-48C3-A226-567F7D9CDC19_zpseehbm4qg.jpg.html)

augerpro
02-11-2014, 06:44 PM
huh, that doesn't look too bad. Looks like 4" or so that is pretty flat? How thick behind the edge does it feel? How does it cut compared to others you've used? Thanks for any feedback, looking to possibly pick one up

ohbewon
02-11-2014, 06:59 PM
huh, that doesn't look too bad. Looks like 4" or so that is pretty flat? How thick behind the edge does it feel? How does it cut compared to others you've used? Thanks for any feedback, looking to possibly pick one up
The belly isn't terribly big. In my opinion, it has the perfect amount for huge amounts of prep. I push cut when prepping mostly, depending on the task, so I find what little belly it has to be useful. I got the from Vinster, and he's a master on the stones, so it's pretty thin behind the edge. Factory? I don't really know. I feel like from the factory, it would be pretty thick behind the edge. The spine is super thick, and it tapers down mildly until you get down to about 5mm above the kasumi line, then it tapers pretty dramatically. Vinh thinned it out pretty well. Overall, IMHO, it's a great bang for the buck. New, they're about $220 from JNS, and used, I should expect you to pay somewhere around the ballpark of $165. Which, again IMHO is super cheap for the performance quality of this dude. My only qualm...which some people don't have a problem with, is the handle. They leave a little to be desired. Theres nothing in particular I don't like. They're just boring. :) I plan on having Stefan rehandle this at some point...after I recover from all of those purchases. I think it'll be a pearl then.

EdipisReks
02-11-2014, 09:49 PM
The pictures I've seen of the Itonomon show pretty thin grinds (http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/itinomonn-kurouchi-nashiji-240mm-wa-gyuto/).

brainsausage
02-11-2014, 10:40 PM
The pictures I've seen of the Itonomon show pretty thin grinds (http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/itinomonn-kurouchi-nashiji-240mm-wa-gyuto/).

Mine was fairly thin. The emoto was pretty comfy too. Too tall and light for my taste though.

NO ChoP!
02-11-2014, 10:52 PM
Wow, my western is anything but light. It's tipping close to 300 grams. It is fairly thin behind the edge, though.

brainsausage
02-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Wow, my western is anything but light. It's tipping close to 300 grams. It is fairly thin behind the edge, though.

Sorry, I was referring to the wa-kurouchi in Jacob's link.

NO ChoP!
02-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Gotcha. Still surprised in the variations between western and wa...

Lefty
02-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Itinomonn's are fantastic, and I'd rock only one of them happily, if I had to.

ohbewon
02-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Itinomonn's are fantastic, and I'd rock only one of them happily, if I had to.

+1

gavination
02-13-2014, 03:11 AM
So it was a rough morning, but it all gets better serendipitously. I stopped by Carter Cutlery this afternoon to look at knives and make myself feel better. I didn't intend on retail therapy... Well, ended up having the immense pleasure of watching and chatting with Murray while he finished this nakiri. Of course, which I promptly bought! It was my lucky day. He said customers normally don't get to go back into the shop. What an amazing experience! My first and certainly won't be my last Carter!

Not the best pictures, but took them in failing light indoors because it was raining outside and couldn't find my tripod. My apologies.

Carter 5.1 sun kuro-uchi nakiri in shirogami #1.

Generic handle since it was a very last minute and unplanned completion of this piece. No other handles fit. I may or may not replace it. I rather like the simple handle! I'll write up a quick blurb tomorrow about my visit after I get some sleep.

A huge thanks for Murray, Kenny (I hope, I only caught his name once), and Jason!! :doublethumbsup:

Gavin.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/lsjtgohmv7bw6j0/Carter51W1Nakiri130212a.jpg?dl=1&token_hash=AAETZbbTuG7Fcz0c2VAhbvfnU98TccZ-F-sOHkFG1dP5SA

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/socigvh1vp26pgb/Carter51W1Nakiri130212b.jpg?dl=1&token_hash=AAEGHIYWTPRlD5m17F9QoOpGsnDhH6pRNYPQeK-mrNdaVA

jamaster14
02-13-2014, 11:42 AM
So it was a rough morning, but it all gets better serendipitously. I stopped by Carter Cutlery this afternoon to look at knives and make myself feel better. I didn't intend on retail therapy... Well, ended up having the immense pleasure of watching and chatting with Murray while he finished this nakiri. Of course, which I promptly bought! It was my lucky day. He said customers normally don't get to go back into the shop. What an amazing experience! My first and certainly won't be my last Carter!

Not the best pictures, but took them in failing light indoors because it was raining outside and couldn't find my tripod. My apologies.

Carter 5.1 sun kuro-uchi nakiri in shirogami #1.

Generic handle since it was a very last minute and unplanned completion of this piece. No other handles fit. I may or may not replace it. I rather like the simple handle! I'll write up a quick blurb tomorrow about my visit after I get some sleep.

A huge thanks for Murray, Kenny (I hope, I only caught his name once), and Jason!! :doublethumbsup:

Gavin.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/lsjtgohmv7bw6j0/Carter51W1Nakiri130212a.jpg?dl=1&token_hash=AAETZbbTuG7Fcz0c2VAhbvfnU98TccZ-F-sOHkFG1dP5SA

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/socigvh1vp26pgb/Carter51W1Nakiri130212b.jpg?dl=1&token_hash=AAEGHIYWTPRlD5m17F9QoOpGsnDhH6pRNYPQeK-mrNdaVA


thats awesome man.... im both jealous and relived it wasnt me(i;d have bought the store out :) )

daveb
02-13-2014, 12:04 PM
Nice. I picked up a no frill, "2 rivet" Carter Nakiri (165 - my conversion program does not do Suns). Not always the first knife I reach for but definitely fun knife to use. Your rehandle options, should you go that route, may be limited if it's a half tang. Dave M did a hidden tang western on mine that I like a lot.

bkultra
02-13-2014, 12:12 PM
(165 - my conversion program does not do Suns).

1 sun = 30.3mm

gavination
02-13-2014, 12:14 PM
thats awesome man.... im both jealous and relived it wasnt me(i;d have bought the store out :) )


Yea, there wasn't a lot to buy out though since everything goes so quick! Mostly neck knives left!


Nice. I picked up a no frill, "2 rivet" Carter Nakiri (165 - my conversion program does not do Suns). Not always the first knife I reach for but definitely fun knife to use. Your rehandle options, should you go that route, may be limited if it's a half tang. Dave M did a hidden tang western on mine that I like a lot.


5.4 sun. 30.3 mm per sun. Not sure why I have it memorized, but it's just stuck in my head haha. It's full tang I believe? I'll post a pic of the forging when I'm at work. Can't do it from my phone apparently. :(

ohbewon
02-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Look what was waiting on the doorstep when I woke up today. :)
Delbert Ealy 215mm Line Knife with spalted oak handle and big oak bolster. The only difference in mine and everyone else': mine is 36mm at the heel instead it 39mm. http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o714/ohbewon5/Mobile%20Uploads/968AB6E7-E49D-4C6B-B722-C44842B1A516_zpsbdy1gnca.jpg (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/ohbewon5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/968AB6E7-E49D-4C6B-B722-C44842B1A516_zpsbdy1gnca.jpg.html)

andre s
02-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Got this one in the mail today from chubo.

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Tak-1_zpsb351ccc5.jpg

i would consider it thin

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Tak-2_zpse24323bb.jpg

and i love it. what a beast

Farrant
02-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Look what was waiting on the doorstep when I woke up today. :)
Delbert Ealy 215mm Line Knife with spalted oak handle and big oak bolster. The only difference in mine and everyone else': mine is 36mm at the heel instead it 39mm. http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o714/ohbewon5/Mobile%20Uploads/968AB6E7-E49D-4C6B-B722-C44842B1A516_zpsbdy1gnca.jpg (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/ohbewon5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/968AB6E7-E49D-4C6B-B722-C44842B1A516_zpsbdy1gnca.jpg.html)

Ooh any chance of some more pictures? That's pretty.

ggg16902002
02-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Today I received A Chef knife 200mm (AEB-L) and A CHALLAH knife 235mm (AEB-L) by Tomer Botner- Florentine Kitchen Knives.

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140445_zpsd2b53574.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140445_zpsd2b53574.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140438_zpsa887a44a.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140438_zpsa887a44a.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140439_zps0ff3ffda.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140439_zps0ff3ffda.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140442_zps35cc5ac6.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140442_zps35cc5ac6.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140444_zps0b6198d0.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Florentine%20Kitchen%20knives/P2140444_zps0b6198d0.jpg.html)

Don Nguyen
02-14-2014, 10:29 AM
Man I remember seeing those a while back! Cool to see them in fruition!

Hbeernink
02-15-2014, 01:40 PM
so I received several PMs about the final acquisition per my WTB post in THIS THREAD (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/16829-WTB-shigefusa-210-gyuto-kitaeji-(or-other-similar-210)).

and yeah, I was the guy that picked up THIS (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/16683-The-cutest-wa-handle-ever!)

so here's the reveal: valentine's gift. my wife isn't very girly (e.g. no pink, etc.) but sure is great in the kitchen, and she was wanting a new blade. This works out to be the perfect combination, and pretty fun - I figured the shig was the only thing strong enough to balance out the hello kitty handle, and it does seem to work. The shig is going to be beautiful - I was looking for a kitaeji, but this is almost as good as there are some really striking clouds on the blade. Although they don't photograph well, they sure stand out in person. I might even end up using it once in a while....

http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac337/hansbeernink/IMG_1544_zps0f35d69d.jpg (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/hansbeernink/media/IMG_1544_zps0f35d69d.jpg.html)

http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac337/hansbeernink/IMG_1545_zps36cbcc93.jpg (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/hansbeernink/media/IMG_1545_zps36cbcc93.jpg.html)

icanhaschzbrgr
02-15-2014, 02:14 PM
That Hello Shigefusa is crazy. Crazy cool :) And insane. And cool. And pink. And a kitty :)

Hbeernink
02-15-2014, 02:38 PM
That Hello Shigefusa is crazy. Crazy cool :) And insane. And cool. And pink. And a kitty :)

I like that - "hello shigefusa" is def what I'm calling it now.

daddy yo yo
02-15-2014, 05:18 PM
That Hello Shigefusa is crazy. Crazy cool :) And insane. And cool. And pink. And a kitty :)

+1

Lefty
02-15-2014, 05:45 PM
I love it. What?

Pensacola Tiger
02-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Haburn Knives Parer

52100 with cocobolo and copper pins.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zps482bdb85.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zps482bdb85.jpg.html)

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zps0001ba51.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zps0001ba51.jpg.html)

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zpse905eb5f.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zpse905eb5f.jpg.html)

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zps9e6cb9e1.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Haburn%20Knives/HaburnKnives4quot52100parer_zps9e6cb9e1.jpg.html)

gavination
02-15-2014, 06:33 PM
I like that - "hello shigefusa" is def what I'm calling it now.

Haha! I think Hello Shiggy is more fitting. Entirely too much awesome. When we get together at Mame, you better bring this! If you can pry it from your wife's hands that is. :lol2:

gavination
02-15-2014, 06:35 PM
Haburn Knives Parer

52100 with cocobolo and copper pins.

I'm very interested to know what you think of Ian's knives. Let us know when you get some time in with it!

Pensacola Tiger
02-15-2014, 06:53 PM
I'm very interested to know what you think of Ian's knives. Let us know when you get some time in with it!

I'll be happy to.

CB1968
02-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Haburn knives parer 1095 with Blackwood

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/paringab2_zpsf4da1d14.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/paringab2_zpsf4da1d14.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/paringab_zps311f6cc8.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/paringab_zps311f6cc8.jpg.html)

gavination
02-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Haburn knives parer 1095 with Blackwood


Wow. Everyone on the Ian boat lately. I guess I should just drive across the river and check them out myself haha! Good lookin knives.

Hbeernink
02-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Haburn knives parer 1095 with Blackwood

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/paringab2_zpsf4da1d14.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/paringab2_zpsf4da1d14.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/paringab_zps311f6cc8.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/paringab_zps311f6cc8.jpg.html)


that one's purty

Hbeernink
02-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Haha! I think Hello Shiggy is more fitting. Entirely too much awesome. When we get together at Mame, you better bring this! If you can pry it from your wife's hands that is. :lol2:

yeah will do - may pop by mame later tonight or tomorrow if I can get out

gavination
02-15-2014, 08:39 PM
yeah will do - may pop by mame later tonight or tomorrow if I can get out

I debated driving down with my friend today actually. She's down for a meeting and I almost tagged along so I could go to Mame. Didn't work out though. :(

statusquo
02-17-2014, 02:31 PM
Recreating KKF symbol with a few recent additions

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af142/megatron501/IMG_3952_zps2b498233.jpg

CoqaVin
02-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Two Nice Scores NICE!

erikz
02-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Wow man, nice additions to the collection. Great copper pot also!

Bitter
02-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Interesting ferrule on the wa-gyuto.

Is that some kind of damascus pattern ?

foodaholic
02-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Recreating KKF symbol with a few recent additions

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af142/megatron501/IMG_3952_zps2b498233.jpg

Sick!

marc4pt0
02-17-2014, 11:08 PM
From counter top to the copper pot and the knives on top, awesome set up!

Erilyn75
02-18-2014, 07:19 AM
Recreating KKF symbol with a few recent additions

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af142/megatron501/IMG_3952_zps2b498233.jpg

I want to frame that picture lol. Beautiful!

gunnerjohn
02-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Just picked up my most recent purchase from Croatian Knifemaker Karlo Ban. This is fun knife. Light balanced and fast. The blade is 175mm long, 325mm OAL and 40mm across at the longest. It's his hand forged San Mai laminate with Iron sides and Silver Steel Core. Here are some pics of the blade. I can't wait to use it later tonight.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103738.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103738.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103815.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103815.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103824.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103824.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103903.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103903.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103924.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103924.jpg.html) http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n162/gunnerjohn/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103937.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/gunnerjohn/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/20140218_103937.jpg.html)

CoqaVin
02-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Rustic knife you got there cool!

gavination
02-18-2014, 04:19 PM
Just picked up my most recent purchase from Croatian Knifemaker Karlo Ban. This is fun knife. Light balanced and fast. The blade is 175mm long, 325mm OAL and 40mm across at the longest. It's his hand forged San Mai laminate with Iron sides and Silver Steel Core. Here are some pics of the blade. I can't wait to use it later tonight.

Man, I'm going to have to check these out. Definitely digging the look! A lot of belly though.

gunnerjohn
02-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Man, I'm going to have to check these out. Definitely digging the look! A lot of belly though. Next time you come down and want to hit Mame and see Taro holler and I'll meet up and bring the blade for you to check out.

gavination
02-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Next time you come down and want to hit Mame and see Taro holler and I'll meet up and bring the blade for you to check out.

That would be awesome! We should just plan something and make it happen. I need to get to Mame!

gunnerjohn
02-18-2014, 05:14 PM
That would be awesome! We should just plan something and make it happen. I need to get to Mame! I'm open Friday or Saturday

mkriggen
02-20-2014, 01:41 AM
Got this one about a month ago from Mike Henry...

22311

Just got this one last Friday...MY FIRST SHIG!:viking:

240mm suji
22312

Be well,
Mikey

Brad Gibson
02-20-2014, 03:51 AM
that is an ultra sexy shig! congrats mikey!

XooMG
02-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Not a sexy custom or high-end piece I guess, but I don't see much about these beauties around here...maybe it's too thin and small for folks here.

Takamura R2 210mm
http://i.imgur.com/6b0ouA3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/enJTDbw.jpg

Timthebeaver
02-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Nice profile, the limited talk I've seen about Takamura is overwhelmingly positive. What's the grind like on yours?

Timthebeaver
02-20-2014, 07:23 AM
Nice profile, the limited talk I've seen about Takamura is overwhelmingly positive. What's the grind like on yours?

XooMG
02-20-2014, 07:29 AM
Nice profile, the limited talk I've seen about Takamura is overwhelmingly positive. What's the grind like on yours?
I need more time to get to know the knife but the grind has no apparent flaws. There's almost no distal taper so the knife might be a bit flexy for hard-use, and it's pretty flat so it'll probably have the same food release one expects from lasers, but the grinding is even, the edge is clean, thin, and straight; better than my Asai Hayabusa nakiri. It's an impressive knife for the price (got mine from a Japan vendor). I even like the handle.

marc4pt0
02-22-2014, 08:33 AM
I'll apologize now for the crappy cell pics. But this little box was on the table when I got home last night and...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Konosuke/Konosuke_zps16aa51ba.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Konosuke/Konosuke2_zps0fb9a672.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/picsay-1393048587_zps395948f3.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Damascusspoons_zps4680c9e3.jpg

Anton
02-22-2014, 10:54 AM
Nice! Marc, can you give some details on these

CoqaVin
02-22-2014, 10:56 AM
Konosuke Fujiyama Blue #2?

snipes
02-23-2014, 01:08 AM
custom Fujiwara Teruyasu 210 gyuto

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i201/bradk81/Mobile%20Uploads/7CAAEDF9-7285-42AE-837D-E71BDC3645EC_zps3ommoqvl.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/bradk81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/7CAAEDF9-7285-42AE-837D-E71BDC3645EC_zps3ommoqvl.jpg.html)

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i201/bradk81/Mobile%20Uploads/6193B6FD-7B00-4515-A4F3-21BEDF403CA9_zpsnfmuuwhm.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/bradk81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6193B6FD-7B00-4515-A4F3-21BEDF403CA9_zpsnfmuuwhm.jpg.html)

Brad Gibson
02-23-2014, 01:26 AM
Nice spoons!

marc4pt0
02-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Konosuke Fujiyama Blue #2?


Nice! Marc, can you give some details on these

Yep! Konosuke Fujiyama 240 in blue. The spoons are stainless Damascus by an unknown (to me at least) maker. So far I'm very impressed with fit and finish of this knife. The only gripe I have is the choil and spine. Though they are "rounded", there's still a crease that runs down the middle that needs to be buffed out. Kind of like this- ^ but not as pointy. A couple quick passes with some micro mesh should finish that off.
Outside of that, I'm still forming an opinion, just giving it a little time first.

foodaholic
02-24-2014, 01:59 PM
Those spoons are beautiful

jamaster14
02-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Hasn't arrived yet but just purchased this off the B/S/T forum... technically my first knife purchase! (bought another knife but its a 4 month wait :scared4:)

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/5E99EE0C-779A-413B-B18F-32F359C1B313.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/BD9DA37D-4DCC-4AC6-9A7A-C9DEB63AF532.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/B8BF524E-6271-4D1E-A664-9B6CFB8EEA8F.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr106/B_390_LU/0D63C025-0DFB-427F-836D-BBAD16C968F6.jpg

rodneyat
02-24-2014, 04:41 PM
Not super exciting but I purchased these a few weeks ago. A Hiromoto AS 270mm gyuto and 150mm petty. This image was fresh out of the box a few weeks ago. They have now been thinned and have some use on them. I am very pleased, so far.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/rodneyat/hiromoto_zpsc306bc9c.jpg

Brad Gibson
02-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Go for the spa treatment!

rodneyat
02-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Go for the spa treatment!

I think that is going to happen very soon. :)

Salty dog
02-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Not buying knives these days but thought I'd throw an old one out there. AES "BBQ" Knife.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/aes_zps6761fe73.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/aes_zps6761fe73.jpg.html)

JohnnyChance
02-24-2014, 10:38 PM
The only gripe I have is the choil and spine. Though they are "rounded", there's still a crease that runs down the middle that needs to be buffed out. Kind of like this- ^ but not as pointy. A couple quick passes with some micro mesh should finish that off.

All Kono Fujiyamas that I have seen have this peak or crease on their choils.

Anton
02-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Some NEW shoes for some of my knives.

Left to right

240 Yoshikane SKD Hammered, with Lignum Vitae handle
210 TC Blades single bevel KU Gyuto - what a great knife. With Koa and blackwood
170 Carter Kuro-uchi in 52100 steel. Wenge and bloodwood
Watanabe petty single bevel; Koa and Ebony

Handles made by "pcpken". Had some fun designing these and finally started using up the big pile of wood I have, these turned out great!

JohnnyChance
02-27-2014, 03:01 AM
Andy Billipp 10" gyuto, san mai damascus w/ 52100 core, honduran rosewood burl & brass.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/urZKz6LC6uH_mJnW9-c2NlrW8XVCPl2Jklt4UnVs3-Q=s802

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fPm0EiazQxE/Uw7f4n-9hnI/AAAAAAAAEmA/pdpp6bSr2J8/w1069-h802-no/image.jpeg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n3uJ5I0-yZU/Uw7aUnMGKxI/AAAAAAAAEkY/nh-eWuKPfrs/w913-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.14.18.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ifcGMd9X0DwcDXUk8MyT-49rg1yegaydotqwfcJ5S_4=w413-h190-p-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eACeIoadliod8a3io8elqzNGLM5Ug6IRhVpcyHaLhs=w900-h802-no

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vCRARKrQ2bk/Uw7bMDXuZPI/AAAAAAAAEkk/NNE0fGE5eAo/w1358-h768-no/2014-02-26+23.14.43.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_Yam6kh-DiU/Uw7cLwlB2gI/AAAAAAAAEk4/xLAlCoh9zxE/w1329-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.08.45.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/PXvpDfuvgx1W0dKW85ibwUI8dydSMBpBeoKGObSf0HM=w429-h190-p-no

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gtxfGXcraDY/Uw7c9tcoeKI/AAAAAAAAElI/ZTswrSF5Z90/w869-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.06.43.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l-DZWvA7yR4/Uw7dmnb1e0I/AAAAAAAAElQ/-KWE5F2YD8Q/w827-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.06.34.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/zSd2JbcPxI_KerAdNDqDxMlbTnOtUj9on3FoTMYDiRE=w284-h801-no

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fJ5w9_f0b6c/Uw7cfrItuJI/AAAAAAAAElA/6XvQ7NLikB4/w373-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.07.59.jpg

jigert
02-27-2014, 03:18 AM
Wow...

chefcomesback
02-27-2014, 03:24 AM
Pretty cool one


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Twistington
02-27-2014, 03:24 AM
That was a frekkin cool piece JC!

JohnnyChance
02-27-2014, 03:43 AM
I don't think the pictures do it justice. This might be the best looking knife I own, and I own quite a few. The wood is a piece I bought years ago, before I even had great knives to have handles made for them. I can't remember where I got it from, I just remember having a tiny thumbnail of an image to go by when ordering it. I got three pieces but this one was clearly the best of the bunch. On the whole block, the sap wood was very uneven, but when whittled down to shape, it makes a perfect endcap. I had planned on using this block on plenty of projects in the past few years, but for whatever reason it ended up here and is perfect. The burl matches the damascus pattern really nicely and goes great with the brass. The fit and finish is fantastic, no ridges at all between the brass, liner and wood. And Andy put a great finish on the wood, it's kinda matte with a great softness you only get from unstablized oily woods. It feels warms and inviting.

On top of the great looks, it cuts like a boss. Win-win.

NO ChoP!
02-27-2014, 08:39 AM
That's dope!

I like the he moved his makers mark higher. It looked cool lower, but would've easily gotten scratched from any thinning.

He's got skills.

CoqaVin
02-27-2014, 09:43 AM
That's dope!

I like the he moved his makers mark higher. It looked cool lower, but would've easily gotten scratched from any thinning.

He's got skills.

Which one there is multiple and how u join

stereo.pete
02-27-2014, 10:02 AM
I love it JC!

Dave Martell
02-27-2014, 10:28 AM
Johnny, that Billip knife looks amazing.

jamaster14
02-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Andy Billip 10" gyuto, san mai damascus w/ 52100 core, honduran rosewood burl & brass.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/urZKz6LC6uH_mJnW9-c2NlrW8XVCPl2Jklt4UnVs3-Q=s802

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fPm0EiazQxE/Uw7f4n-9hnI/AAAAAAAAEmA/pdpp6bSr2J8/w1069-h802-no/image.jpeg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n3uJ5I0-yZU/Uw7aUnMGKxI/AAAAAAAAEkY/nh-eWuKPfrs/w913-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.14.18.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ifcGMd9X0DwcDXUk8MyT-49rg1yegaydotqwfcJ5S_4=w413-h190-p-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eACeIoadliod8a3io8elqzNGLM5Ug6IRhVpcyHaLhs=w900-h802-no

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vCRARKrQ2bk/Uw7bMDXuZPI/AAAAAAAAEkk/NNE0fGE5eAo/w1358-h768-no/2014-02-26+23.14.43.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_Yam6kh-DiU/Uw7cLwlB2gI/AAAAAAAAEk4/xLAlCoh9zxE/w1329-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.08.45.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/PXvpDfuvgx1W0dKW85ibwUI8dydSMBpBeoKGObSf0HM=w429-h190-p-no

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gtxfGXcraDY/Uw7c9tcoeKI/AAAAAAAAElI/ZTswrSF5Z90/w869-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.06.43.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l-DZWvA7yR4/Uw7dmnb1e0I/AAAAAAAAElQ/-KWE5F2YD8Q/w827-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.06.34.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/zSd2JbcPxI_KerAdNDqDxMlbTnOtUj9on3FoTMYDiRE=w284-h801-no

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fJ5w9_f0b6c/Uw7cfrItuJI/AAAAAAAAElA/6XvQ7NLikB4/w373-h802-no/2014-02-26+23.07.59.jpg

love the profile of this knife

keithsaltydog
02-27-2014, 06:27 PM
Johnny the blade itself is stunning from spine to cutting edge

jamaster14
02-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Dooooooooooooooooooooooh!

http://imageshack.com/a/img34/6996/0eii.jpg

gotta wait one more day:IMOK:

schanop
02-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Is that your new Heiji?

jamaster14
02-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Is that your new Heiji?

no Watanabe Nakiri, the one in my avitar.

havent ordered the heiji yet, went a bit knife happy so that one is gonna need to wait a month or 2

Dave Martell
02-27-2014, 08:15 PM
If you like nakiris you're going to love the Watanabe Pro.

jamaster14
02-27-2014, 08:33 PM
If you like nakiris you're going to love the Watanabe Pro.

yeah it was heavily recommended by several users here including PT. excited to put it to use

brianh
02-27-2014, 09:00 PM
Do you find the watanabe kinda heavy? That's what I've read anyhow. I'm really thinking about one of those since the Takedas grinds have changed and I miss a nakiri.

Dave Martell
02-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Do you find the watanabe kinda heavy? That's what I've read anyhow. I'm really thinking about one of those since the Takedas grinds have changed and I miss a nakiri.


Not at all Brian. Yeah it's front end heavy but it's like a cleaver in that way, it helps do some work for ya. His Pro series stainless clad nakiris are great performers, not so much those rough cheap ones he sells - I don't care for those at all.

brianh
02-27-2014, 09:41 PM
I'm jonsin' for a new toy and my birthday isn't far off. Everyone seems to be out of the pettys I'm considering, so this would be fun. I do a lot of vege prep (relatively speaking for the amount of cooking I do as a home cook). Thanks for your input, Dave!

JHunter
02-27-2014, 10:15 PM
In china town today and could resist the FOR A WHOPPING $18.00 245 mm on edge and 100 mm tall just neede to try https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/k-14zPi7LLgMY5HaygDOsLnQJL6N761yHIxQgdufTvg=w122-h162-p-no

EdipisReks
02-27-2014, 10:16 PM
nice. :)

Lefty
02-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Rader. Secret Stainless. 225mm gyuto.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/E71B00AF-4709-47B7-A945-3E2AF20BCEAB-178-000000079E45BF52_zps0bb818db.jpg

erikz
02-28-2014, 09:05 AM
My Ealy parer (AEB-L) finally arrived yesterday.

Crappy cell phone pictures:

http://109.imagebam.com/download/s9RxSIAeS40qk6K07s_vQQ/31108/311079935/IMG_20140227_171817.jpg

http://109.imagebam.com/download/TTUfdiej9bqIr6uwbHLiyA/31108/311079849/IMG_20140227_171759.jpg

http://111.imagebam.com/download/iY2jlyGSo_FK6I_xppt_YA/31108/311079994/IMG_20140227_171900.jpg

cclin
02-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Rader. Secret Stainless. 225mm gyuto.[/IMG]
Tom, what do you think about Rader's new Stainless; Michael said it will perform similar as 52100!!:eek2:

Reede
02-28-2014, 09:34 AM
Rader. Secret Stainless. 225mm gyuto.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/E71B00AF-4709-47B7-A945-3E2AF20BCEAB-178-000000079E45BF52_zps0bb818db.jpg



Pretty doggone sweet. Slim bolster, lines look really nice. That one should be fun.

Lefty
02-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Charles, I haven't gotten it in, yet, but you can bet when I do, there will be a bit of a review. Michael gave me an opportunity to try the new stainless, and because I truly am searching for a gyuto that does it all, it made sense. As for the profile, this is Michael's baby. He forged out a shape and said something along the lines of, "whaddaya think?". I said,"Nailed it!". The rest is history. :)

Reede I guess you would know a thing or two about Raders, eh? :D