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Von blewitt
07-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Gee wiz Huw , you really must have the pimpingest kitchen knife collection in OZ

To be fair I do also sell alot of the knives that I buy, I do keep the special ones though!

You might recognise this one, its on its way back to me after a good amount of time away it picked up some new shoes while in NY
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/5BCDE272-00FB-4509-9115-46DC156F67F1_zpskkuig0li.jpg (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/huwjones1983/media/5BCDE272-00FB-4509-9115-46DC156F67F1_zpskkuig0li.jpg.html)



I am sure he will put a Kramer on here one day
I hope so !

ejd53
07-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Well, I hadn't intended to have all of these come in at the same time, but timing is everything as they say...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/_MG_4043_zps77b975eb.jpg

Anton
07-03-2014, 12:59 PM
insane

jai
07-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Holy **** thats crazy whats next a set of raders following burkes... your a madman ;)

ChuckTheButcher
07-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Just received this from the amazing talented mr Catchside. 240 suji with buckeye burl and feather damascus like I've never seen. Absolutely amazing design. It is highly polished so the photos don't do it justice.
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ejd53
07-03-2014, 02:30 PM
Holy **** thats crazy whats next a set of raders following burkes... your a madman ;)

um....:crazy:...:goodpost: Awww...you guessed.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/10432055_760450923975291_1488923067_n.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/927106_254578498072647_123638870_n.jpg

ejd53
07-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Just received this from the amazing talented mr Catchside. 240 suji with buckeye burl and feather damascus like I've never seen. Absolutely amazing design. It is highly polished so the photos don't do it justice.
2388823889238862388723890

Stunning! That burl is spectacular.

Anton
07-03-2014, 03:01 PM
today's posts explain why things have been so quite lately...

cheflarge
07-03-2014, 04:02 PM
ED......... Bring me a shrubbery! I want a shrubbery..... nee... nee... nee! :-)

brainsausage
07-03-2014, 08:45 PM
um....:crazy:...:goodpost: Awww...you guessed.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/10432055_760450923975291_1488923067_n.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/927106_254578498072647_123638870_n.jpg

I've been following the progress of these on Instagram. Figured it was going to one of the local knuts...

brainsausage
07-03-2014, 08:48 PM
My latest acquisition: Mizuno Tanrenjo DX (blue steel 2) Honyaki 360 Yanagiba
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050454_zpsc7642465.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050454_zpsc7642465.jpg.html)http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050455_zps3ff09cf0.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050455_zps3ff09cf0.jpg.html)

This requires many more pics.

Derek Swanson
07-03-2014, 11:09 PM
23895
Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.

XooMG
07-04-2014, 02:07 AM
23895
Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.
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rami_m
07-04-2014, 02:10 AM
23895
Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.

I have no idea what I am looking at.

TheOneHawk
07-04-2014, 03:46 AM
That's a blade you can sneak onto a plane. Why you would want to do that is beyond me, but eh.

rami_m
07-04-2014, 03:55 AM
That's a blade you can sneak onto a plane. Why you would want to do that is beyond me, but eh.

Maybe you need to prep dinner midflight

Timthebeaver
07-04-2014, 04:01 AM
23895
Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.

Seek professional help.

erikz
07-04-2014, 05:07 AM
23895
Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.
Hope you're kidding...

Matus
07-04-2014, 05:32 AM
23895
Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.

Not sure about the invisibility. TSA will see that the wallet absorbs too much and may ask about it. Then you may get in trouble. Let us know once you've tried it :p - in the case that you will be allowed to access internet :laugh:

zoze
07-04-2014, 05:44 AM
Not sure about the invisibility. TSA will see that the wallet absorbs too much and may ask about it. Then you may get in trouble. Let us know once you've tried it :p - in the case that you will be allowed to access internet :laugh:

NSA should now by now anyways.

Lizzardborn
07-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Its cute. Harmless but cute. If you want to kill someone on a plane - the charging brick of the laptop will make an awesome flail. Or the laptop itself.

And why did you decide it was invisible?

Derek Swanson
07-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Hopefully unlikely to use it on a plane. I often don't check luggage when I fly, but I hate being knifeless while on travel. To TSA this looks like any other credit card now bring made of stainless steel (which can also be sharpened).

Ruso
07-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Please say hello once in Guantanamo ;) I would not joke with the arses that TSA are.

mhpr262
07-05-2014, 10:57 AM
I wouldn't try to smuggle that onto a plane, seriously ... it might be good weapon though if someone tries to mug you. he demands your credit card, you take out that thing and in a swift motion swipe it through his face or the tendons of the hand he is holding his weapon in.

I have always been interested in knives and before it was kitchen knives it was military and fighting knives ... did a bit of research into street fighting and knife fighting too and thought myself very badass :biggrin:

Some people actually do carry sth like that, two old credit cards glued together, both with one corner cut off, and a carpet cutter blade glued between them and sticking out where the cut off corner is. Like this:

_____________________________________
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
/////////////___________________________


The //////////// being the carpet cutter blade.

mkriggen
07-06-2014, 02:03 AM
A couple from B/S/T (and both from down under)...

270 Yoshikane SLD suji.
23896
23897

210 Konosuke Fujiyama white #2 gyuto
23898


Be well,
Mikey

erikz
07-06-2014, 05:34 AM
Nice pair Mikey!

keithsaltydog
07-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Nice 210 Kono what kind of wa you thinking about?

mkriggen
07-07-2014, 01:57 AM
Nice 210 Kono what kind of wa you thinking about?
Not sure yet. I'm leaning toward some buckeye, but I also have some straight grain Philippine ebony with nice color. Or maybe I'll use something really original, like amboyna:whistling:.

Be well,
Mikey

Dave Kinogie
07-07-2014, 10:33 PM
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:laugh:

ejd53
07-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Just a couple of things from Michael Rader:

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/Greathamonshot.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/Handles.jpg

V1P
07-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Just a couple of things from Michael Rader:

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/Greathamonshot.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z374/ejd53/Handles.jpg

Wow wow, very nice Raders. That handles and hamon are outstanding.

ejd53
07-10-2014, 03:46 PM
I love them. The handles are figured Koa and the Blades are W2.

erikz
07-10-2014, 03:57 PM
I love them. The handles are figured Koa and the Blades are W2.

Jealous. They are very good looking. How are those handles fitting your hands?

ejd53
07-10-2014, 04:01 PM
So far, no complaints. Michael has been using this pattern for quite a while and it seems pretty well liked.

jai
07-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Awesome man. Didnt you just buy some catchsides and hhh knives. Or was that someone else hah. If it was you thats insane timing.

ejd53
07-10-2014, 06:34 PM
It was me. The timing was just unusual that they all showed up at the same time. They were actually ordered months apart.

Anton
07-10-2014, 06:46 PM
I just can't imagine having all those in front on me,; I think I'll become ADD all at once in that instant

erickso1
07-10-2014, 10:56 PM
Just picked up my first odc. It is replacing my cutco petite until I get a new chef knife. One for me, one for the brother in law. Forgecraft 11" utility, new Central American Bocote handles.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/E7C88E98-435B-4884-A0D0-0998DE9B609E_zpsqlhm0j61.jpg

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/B48E09DC-B09D-473D-B4F9-FF62D147C2FB_zpshmidy8w7.jpg

Mrmnms
07-11-2014, 12:28 AM
Wow wow, very nice Raders. That handles and hamon are outstanding.. 3 outstanding sets Ed. So cool. Have you used them all?

chefwatson
07-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Looks like Murray has been busy... just picked this up this morning!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/280x200q90/853/jlpcq.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/jlpcq.jpg/)

ejd53
07-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Very sexy.
:doublethumbsup:

Anton
07-11-2014, 11:24 PM
230mm integral, custom profile; asymmetric
Ironwood with brass and piano keys from 1899 Steinway

jai
07-11-2014, 11:51 PM
Nice man love the ironwood.

JBroida
07-12-2014, 04:48 AM
230mm integral, custom profile; asymmetric
Ironwood with brass and piano keys from 1899 Steinway

hey... can you bring this monday night? really want to see it in person. Looks amazing

marc4pt0
07-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Very nice Bloodroot!

cheflarge
07-13-2014, 08:16 AM
GULP!!! :plus1:

29palms
07-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Anton - that's a really delicious looking knife.

ChuckTheButcher
07-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Gotta love Bloodroot. They are under rated. I have two new ones first is a DT 270 composite carbon damascus.2404624053240522405124050240492404724045

ChuckTheButcher
07-17-2014, 04:47 AM
The 2nd is a Shig 230 kasumi boning knife. From Maxim. Still need to put rope on the handle.
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I know these pics are bad even for me. The DT especially doesn't get justice in these photos. It might be the most stunning damascus I've ever seen in person. My best friend is a photographer and is going to properly photograph all my knives in exchange for re finishing her coffee table. When she does I will post proper
Pics in my gallery. My apologies. The two where particularly hard to to capture. The contrast between the jigne and hagne on the Shig doesn't get justice either.

jai
07-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Is that shig really a 230mm blade looks small like 150-180mm

Nmko
07-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Damn Chuck, that DT is gorgeous! the handle looks a lot like the Hattori HD octagonal that Fish converted.

How are you finding the shig boner?, i was heavily tempted to pull the trigger on it.

cheflarge
07-17-2014, 09:47 AM
Off the hook DT, Chuck, way cool damascus.

Benuser
07-17-2014, 11:05 AM
6 and 10" Nogent slicers, NOS by Thiers-Issard

http://s19.postimg.org/4mgwr46xr/TI_nogents.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/4mgwr46xr/)

berko
07-17-2014, 11:10 AM
nice sabatiers! i would love to try that small one.

Benuser
07-17-2014, 11:21 AM
BDL about the 6":

http://www.cookfoodgood.com/?p=409

ChuckTheButcher
07-17-2014, 11:33 AM
Is that shig really a 230mm blade looks small like 150-180mm

130 sorry

WildBoar
07-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Sweet! Can't wait to see that DT in person!

Anton
07-17-2014, 02:45 PM
The 2nd is a Shig 230 kasumi boning knife. From Maxim. Still need to put rope on the handle.
2405724056240552405824059

I know these pics are bad even for me. The DT especially doesn't get justice in these photos. It might be the most stunning damascus I've ever seen in person. My best friend is a photographer and is going to properly photograph all my knives in exchange for re finishing her coffee table. When she does I will post proper
Pics in my gallery. My apologies. The two where particularly hard to to capture. The contrast between the jigne and hagne on the Shig doesn't get justice either.

Saw this in Seattle. I realized Pictures would never work for this kind of knives

malexthekid
07-17-2014, 11:51 PM
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/malexthekid/Knives/P1080029_zpsa7bcf50f.jpg (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/malexthekid/media/Knives/P1080029_zpsa7bcf50f.jpg.html)

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/malexthekid/Knives/P1080026_zps3fd50591.jpg (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/malexthekid/media/Knives/P1080026_zps3fd50591.jpg.html)

Not to everyone's taste I know, but I really love how it looks.

Reede
07-18-2014, 08:48 AM
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/malexthekid/Knives/P1080029_zpsa7bcf50f.jpg (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/malexthekid/media/Knives/P1080029_zpsa7bcf50f.jpg.html)

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/malexthekid/Knives/P1080026_zps3fd50591.jpg (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/malexthekid/media/Knives/P1080026_zps3fd50591.jpg.html)

Not to everyone's taste I know, but I really love how it looks.


First pic it almost looks like the handle is the same material as the blade, just with a little color added. Pretty cool. Over the top, but cool. Abalone? Synthetic or real?

malexthekid
07-19-2014, 02:00 AM
First pic it almost looks like the handle is the same material as the blade, just with a little color added. Pretty cool. Over the top, but cool. Abalone? Synthetic or real?

Real, he uses some sort of resin to build up the bulk between the tang and the shell.

James
07-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Just picked up a new one at the post office today. Jon really doesn't fail to impress.

Gengetsu semi-stainless 240
http://i.imgur.com/gFIz12M.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZKq8jQb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UWRGGJ0.jpg

Last picture is the spine shot at the tip...crazy thin imo

ChuckTheButcher
07-19-2014, 12:27 PM
Wow! That does look crazy thin.

skiajl6297
07-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Wow. That looks absurdly foil thin.

James
07-19-2014, 07:15 PM
I used it for dinner prep today and the tip is quite a bit sturdier than it looks. A little bit of flex, but nothing too major.

Von blewitt
07-19-2014, 07:23 PM
I was going to ask how it was to use, I bet its an onion slayer

Mikael
07-20-2014, 02:20 AM
http://forumbilder.se/DDE63/dsc-0094.jpg?width=150 (http://forumbilder.se/DDE63/dsc-0094)[br][br]http://forumbilder.se/DDE63/dsc-0095.jpg?width=150 (http://forumbilder.se/DDE63/dsc-0095)[br][br]

Hide 180mm deba White#1 and Hide 300mm yanagiba Blue#1

ChuckTheButcher
07-20-2014, 11:18 AM
Nice! I've been eye balling that deba for a while.

cheflarge
07-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Couple of beauties, that's for sure! 😉

Mikael
07-20-2014, 10:08 PM
the picture is a little fuzzy, but i'm almost positive that the deba is white #2, since it seems to say that on the back of the blade... just FYI

Now when you tell me i think it says something and 3. How will this affect the preformance?


http://forumbilder.se/DDE98/dsc-0101.jpg?width=150 (http://forumbilder.se/DDE98/dsc-0101)

JBroida
07-20-2014, 10:23 PM
nope... i misread it. Could totally be white #1... the fuzzier picture looked more like 白二

my bad

XooMG
07-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Now when you tell me i think it says something and 3. How will this affect the preformance?
http://forumbilder.se/DDE98/dsc-0101.jpg?width=150 (http://forumbilder.se/DDE98/dsc-0101)
Doesn't it just say 極上? Not an indication of steel.

JBroida
07-21-2014, 02:17 AM
Doesn't it just say 極上? Not an indication of steel.

yup... the first picture was really blurry and i misread... see here:
http://forumbilder.se/DDE63/dsc-0095.jpg

Ruso
07-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Nothing special. Hiromoto AS gyuto 180mm.
I always was eyeballing it, and since he stopped the production it was time to buy.

http://i.imgur.com/bisC8Udl.jpg (http://imgur.com/bisC8Ud.jpg)

Benuser
07-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Nothing special. Hiromoto AS gyuto 180mm.
I always was eyeballing it, and since he stopped the production it was time to buy.

http://i.imgur.com/bisC8Udl.jpg (http://imgur.com/bisC8Ud.jpg)
A simple beauty.

brainsausage
07-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Nothing special. Hiromoto AS gyuto 180mm.
I always was eyeballing it, and since he stopped the production it was time to buy.

http://i.imgur.com/bisC8Udl.jpg (http://imgur.com/bisC8Ud.jpg)

Just picked up a 240 for one of my cooks. Heftier than what I was expecting(which is a good thing IMO). Might have to pick one up for myself.

ChuckTheButcher
07-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Yep. Picked up a 210 gyuto and 150 petty myself.

easy13
07-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Grabbed a 240, been using it the last two days, trip down memory lane. Perfect amount of heft like I remember and the joy of watching the patina fill in on the edge as the day went by is timeless. A classic

Von blewitt
07-23-2014, 11:08 PM
Custom ordered Mizuno Tanrenjo Hontranten Blue #2 Gyuto, I special ordered this through Koki with the same grind as the Suminagashi line, it came out really well, and the F&F is the best I've seen on a mizuno that I've had, nicely rounded & polished spine & choil, and very even finish, horizontal polish.
Here it is pictured with my newly rehandled DX Honyaki
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/2D3E015A-4A90-4590-9724-2CC81CBCCCA4_zpsqohiaxj9.jpg (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/huwjones1983/media/2D3E015A-4A90-4590-9724-2CC81CBCCCA4_zpsqohiaxj9.jpg.html)

Koki seemed to like it, as he told me he will start offering these on his site.

dmccurtis
07-24-2014, 12:42 AM
Beautiful, both of them. I've not handled the suminagashi line, what's the grind like in comparison to the normal hontanren? Mizuno hontanren is one of my favourite knives, I'd love to hear the difference.

labor of love
07-24-2014, 02:19 AM
Beautiful, both of them. I've not handled the suminagashi line, what's the grind like in comparison to the normal hontanren? Mizuno hontanren is one of my favourite knives, I'd love to hear the difference.

Yeah Im curious if there is any difference in grind between suminagashi and hontanren too. I was less than impressed with honanren grinds Ive seen in the past.

Von blewitt
07-24-2014, 02:33 AM
The pics of regular Hontranten on the JCK site it seems to have the wide secondary bevel, i haven't used the standard one, but I got a chance to play with a Suminagashi and its a real performer, convexed from spine to edge on the right side, and flatter on the left, convexed towards the edge. Pretty thin at the edge. Quite nimble at around 180g.

dmccurtis
07-24-2014, 10:27 AM
That sounds similar to mine, then, which is an older hontanren. At 270, though, mine's a bit heavier. From what I can gather, the wide bevel on new hontanren is the result of a new style of polishing, rather than a new grind. There is a transition in the grind, but it's soft, rather than sharp like a Heiji.

Timthebeaver
07-24-2014, 12:32 PM
I remember there being some discussion about whether the wide bevel was cosmetic or not. The "new" version certainly looks different from the old Hontanren knives (most notably popularised by Curtis).

This version superficially resembles an old-school Mizuno.

dmccurtis
07-24-2014, 02:01 PM
The new one I've seen was ground similarly to the old one I have, albeit a little thinner. To put it another way, they both have a wide secondary bevel with a soft shoulder, but on new ones the bevel is differentially polished, where the old ones were polished continually with the face of the blade. The same kinds of polish style can be seen on some Konosuke Fujiyama.

XooMG
07-25-2014, 03:08 AM
Zakuri 150mm funayuki (4th from top, rough spine)
http://i.imgur.com/YGUqZbl.jpg
I like to think of these knives as projects...you spend $30-45 and get an 85%-finished knife, and a few hours of work put into it brings it to a level where it isn't horribly out of place next to a Carter. That's pretty cool.

CoqaVin
07-25-2014, 11:09 AM
__,__,Takamura,__,Zakuri, Zakuri, Carter, Shig?, Zakuri I am trying to become better at recognizing knives

icanhaschzbrgr
07-25-2014, 11:16 AM
__,__,Takamura,__,Zakuri, Zakuri, Carter, Shig?, Zakuri I am trying to become better at recognizing knives

sakai yusuke, shigefusa, takamura, carter, zakuri, zakuri, carter, kato, zakuri

XooMG
07-25-2014, 11:19 AM
__,__,Takamura,__,Zakuri, Zakuri, Carter, Shig?, Zakuri I am trying to become better at recognizing knives
Yusuke, Shigefusa, Takamura, Carter, Zakuri, Zakuri, Carter, Kato, Zakuri. Lots of Zakuri, but it's hard to help myself cuz they're cheap and rewarding if the grinds are OK.


sakai yusuke, shigefusa, takamura, carter, zakuri, zakuri, carter, kato, zakuri
OK you beat me at my own knives.

CoqaVin
07-25-2014, 11:21 AM
hmmm I am thinking of getting a Zakuri for cleaning pismo's and portioning them, you think they would do well if used primarily for that?

XooMG
07-25-2014, 11:28 AM
hmmm I am thinking of getting a Zakuri for cleaning pismo's and portioning them, you think they would do well if used primarily for that?
I've no such experience, so I'm terribly unqualified for a recommendation there. Sorry!

CoqaVin
07-25-2014, 11:47 AM
ok quick question then, can it be as nimble as a Honesuki? or is it a big blade? and does it get wicked sharp is all I need to know sir

XooMG
07-25-2014, 11:58 AM
They do get wicked sharp, though I recommend polishing the bevel.

They are very nimble knives but they do tend to be tall (the 150mm is 43mm tall)...a sabaki, rather than a thin funayuki, seems to be a better match for a honesuki's tasks, but I'm no expert.

CoqaVin
07-25-2014, 12:06 PM
They do get wicked sharp, though I recommend polishing the bevel.

They are very nimble knives but they do tend to be tall (the 150mm is 43mm tall)...a sabaki, rather than a thin funayuki, seems to be a better match for a honesuki's tasks, but I'm no expert.

hmmmmmm, we need Jon's expertise

berko
07-25-2014, 03:45 PM
get the zakuri, the steel is great.

cheflarge
07-25-2014, 04:32 PM
Coqavin:

You might want to check out an Ajikiri single bevel. I just purchased a 120mm from JNS and it is an absolute pismo distroyer!

vai777
07-25-2014, 10:48 PM
this just in....


http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac337/hansbeernink/IMG_1879_zps6e342ad8.jpg

SICK!!!!

vai777
07-25-2014, 10:53 PM
I highly recommend William Catchside's custom work. I've been wanting one for some time and finally was able grab this guy. Got some heft to it (there's something to be said about feeling what you pay for), cuts like a dream and is just dead sexy. I repolished and re-etched it and just gotta say, f me. What a great way to treat myself!

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Catchside/picsay-1400439459_zps184bcd48.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Catchside/picsay-1400439904_zps0d4ba6d8.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Catchside/picsay-1400440033_zps08b0bcbc.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Catchside/picsay-1400440138_zps9ccc54cd.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Catchside/picsay-1400439762_zps91d08e31.jpghttp://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Catchside/picsay-1400439656_zpsae289ad7.jpg


Nicest knife I've seen in a LONG time.

vai777
07-25-2014, 10:59 PM
I wanted to try Konosuke Fujiyama for a long time and couldn't resist when I saw this Kono petty blade on CKTG site.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14103738740_1e411f8e33_c.jpg (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14103738740_974fbc1bb7_o.jpg)
And a beautiful block of African Bubinga from Burl Source arrived in the same package. Impeccable wood and impeccable finish on Konosuke with polished (not just rounded) spine and choil.

AWESOME

vai777
07-25-2014, 11:04 PM
My latest acquisition: Mizuno Tanrenjo DX (blue steel 2) Honyaki 360 Yanagiba
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050454_zpsc7642465.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050454_zpsc7642465.jpg.html)http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050455_zps3ff09cf0.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/mizuno%20tanrenjo/P3050455_zps3ff09cf0.jpg.html)


HO LY SHITE!!!!!

dmccurtis
07-25-2014, 11:49 PM
HO LY SHITE!!!!!

I'd think that would seem run of the mill to you.

vai777
07-26-2014, 12:55 AM
I'd think that would seem run of the mill to you.

LOL... Most I ever spent on a knife was like 2k (probably a little under that)... that thing has to be 5k or more

vai777
07-26-2014, 01:00 AM
I'd think that would seem run of the mill to you.

Also when I first saw it and posted I thought it was a Suisin Dreamcraft... it is a Mizuno...but still

dmccurtis
07-26-2014, 02:29 AM
LOL... Most I ever spent on a knife was like 2k (probably a little under that)... that thing has to be 5k or more

More.

mkriggen
07-26-2014, 10:17 AM
sakai yusuke, shigefusa, takamura, carter, zakuri, zakuri, carter, kato, zakuri

Show off:rasberry:

Be well,
Mikey

icanhaschzbrgr
07-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Show off:rasberry:
Yeah… a bit of cheating from my side, since I talked to XooMG before and knew exactly what those knives are :)

vai777
07-26-2014, 01:09 PM
More.

yeah that's what I was thinking... wouldn't be surprised if it were 5 figures

chefcomesback
07-26-2014, 11:11 PM
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/24558981

Just ordered this from aframes , looks like a yoshi sld , see how it is when it comes in


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Von blewitt
07-26-2014, 11:25 PM
Yep, as I understand the knives are made by the youngest of the 3 brothers who make yoshikane

Benuser
07-26-2014, 11:35 PM
Any idea of its width?

chefcomesback
07-26-2014, 11:45 PM
It looked tall from the pictures , will post specs when I receive it


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glestain
07-26-2014, 11:49 PM
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/24558981

Just ordered this from aframes , looks like a yoshi sld , see how it is when it comes in


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Tell us how it perform after use it.

chefcomesback
07-27-2014, 12:17 AM
Tell us how it perform after use it.

I will , personally I like sanjo style 270mm gyutos with 55 mm height at the heel , thick spine , no flex but thin behind the edge and at the tip with 250-270gr weight. Seeing this and knowing they do good job with under appreciated a2 and d2 steels in San mai style I am really looking forward for this . Please take my review accordingly


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CB1968
07-27-2014, 12:28 AM
I will , personally I like sanjo style 270mm gyutos with 55 mm height at the heel , thick spine , no flex but thin behind the edge and at the tip with 250-270gr weight. Seeing this and knowing they do good job with under appreciated a2 and d2 steels in San mai style I am really looking forward for this . Please take my review accordingly


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Looks nice Mert, look forward to the review

stereo.pete
07-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Well, you may have seen pictures of this knife before but she just landed on my doorstep last week. Thanks to Randy for making such a beautiful knife!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/2p4hVF.jpg

vai777
07-28-2014, 10:12 PM
Well, you may have seen pictures of this knife before but she just landed on my doorstep last week. Thanks to Randy for making such a beautiful knife!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/2p4hVF.jpg

wow... who is the maker?

stereo.pete
07-28-2014, 10:47 PM
wow... who is the maker?

Randy from HHH Custom Knives.

Dave Martell
07-28-2014, 11:26 PM
That's a beauty there Pete :cool2:

erikz
07-29-2014, 01:58 AM
Randy showing incredible skills! Enjoy your new blade pete!

Pcol2000
07-29-2014, 07:39 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps03b66272.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps03b66272.jpg.html)I just learned how to post pics, so not my newest knife buy, but I am loving my ealy nakiri and paring

rami_m
07-29-2014, 07:55 AM
A small thing came in mail. Sorry for bad photo http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s651/rami/Mobile%20Uploads/8AD8821F-D178-448C-A064-7FB17999D459_zpsvamganbw.jpg (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/rami/media/Mobile%20Uploads/8AD8821F-D178-448C-A064-7FB17999D459_zpsvamganbw.jpg.html)

Chefu
07-29-2014, 08:01 AM
WOW fantastic knife. You Aussies seem to always get the best blades! Congrats mate........

V1P
07-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Del's damascus, Marko's damascus, eye candy overload!


I see, I like, I cut.

rami_m
07-29-2014, 08:14 AM
You wana see thin?http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/29/uqejyrar.jpg

chefcomesback
07-29-2014, 09:03 AM
Knife envy Rami ..


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dream816
07-29-2014, 09:21 AM
wow ... very beautiful knives ...

vai777
07-29-2014, 12:42 PM
NICE!!!!

29palms
07-29-2014, 04:35 PM
That's nice - love Marko's work

schanop
07-29-2014, 04:57 PM
You wana see thin?http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/29/uqejyrar.jpg

Nice, and you have started modifying the handle already, coooool.

rami_m
07-29-2014, 05:05 PM
Oops, it's more me trying to protect it.

greasedbullet
07-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Nothing too original but I can't wait to use it.
Suisin Inox Honyaki 210mm from JKI.
24165

stereo.pete
07-29-2014, 07:56 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps03b66272.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps03b66272.jpg.html)I just learned how to post pics, so not my newest knife buy, but I am loving my ealy nakiri and paring

I'm loving that Del Damascus!

steg
07-29-2014, 09:25 PM
since this site was recently blocked at work for "weapons" I'm late in uploading my latest procurement, my Masakage Yuki Nakiri

http://i58.tinypic.com/xp9c7s.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/10rvng8.jpg

jsjs103121
07-30-2014, 12:58 AM
A small thing came in mail. Sorry for bad photo http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s651/rami/Mobile%20Uploads/8AD8821F-D178-448C-A064-7FB17999D459_zpsvamganbw.jpg (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/rami/media/Mobile%20Uploads/8AD8821F-D178-448C-A064-7FB17999D459_zpsvamganbw.jpg.html)

Rami, now I know why you didn't get anything from Huw's recent sales. :)

erickso1
07-30-2014, 05:50 PM
Thanks to HHHKnives for the smooth transaction. I've had it for a couple hours, haven't used it yet, but I love it.

Per his description
CKC cleaver with a Fish Handle. I believe it to be Hawaiian Mango with buffalo furrele. And a cool Paua Shell piece on each side of the handle.
Specs are 240mm on the edge. Approx 95mm tall at the heel and goes to 98mm at midway and then back to 95mm at the front. Spine is approx 3mm thick above the heel tapering to 1mm thick at the spine near the front of the blade.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/007575E4-1BCC-4E39-8729-CB7CF5E3C86D_zpsxarlhqyw.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/298B7801-0EE3-4A30-B43D-AB5048FA0A9D_zpshkqinak1.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/BF6F2C28-3FF0-4F32-A1C7-9B68FF6BCEE0_zpsjdcho245.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/D859EF46-DFE2-4E8B-BCB9-E0A8515D08A6_zps5wdwngg9.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/838D5AF3-92E6-489A-A585-5836C7C8C052_zpslbxnffoo.jpg

marc4pt0
07-31-2014, 07:20 AM
I'm loving that Del Damascus!

It looks like a cartoon or comic book art in this picture. Great looking work once again, Del.

dream816
07-31-2014, 10:31 AM
Sorry for the crappy iphone pictures .... some new toys

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/13/45/60/37/img_4110.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/13/45/60/37/img_4010.jpg

CoqaVin
07-31-2014, 10:40 AM
Sorry for the crappy iphone pictures .... some new toys

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/13/45/60/37/img_4110.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/13/45/60/37/img_4010.jpg

What are those?

dream816
07-31-2014, 10:43 AM
Sorry for the crappy iphone pictures .... some new toys

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/13/45/60/37/img_4110.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/13/45/60/37/img_4010.jpg

Sorry ... Konosuke white # 1 150 mm petty and 210 gyuto

masamoto sohonten blue # 2 300 mm mirror honyaki yanagiba

vai777
07-31-2014, 10:46 AM
those Konosukes are cool.... that Masamoto is LEGENDARY!!!!!!

CoqaVin
07-31-2014, 01:09 PM
Konosukes kanji is always like that?

vai777
08-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Gesshin Uraku 165MM SKD Santoku

http://i.imgur.com/1p3LoyO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UDRs7rs.jpg

keithsaltydog
08-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Konosukes kanji is always like that?

I have the White #2 and the Fujiyama Blue#2. The white has a thinner relief kanji. The higher end Fujiyama has a thicker kanji as in those knives.

Brad Gibson
08-02-2014, 05:36 AM
I have a ginsan fujiyama and a white 2 fujiyama. the white 2 one is almost double stamped it is not that high of quality and the ginsan has clearly been hand etched and is beautiful. I am fairly certain the kanji will change depending on the type of knife and the size of the knife rather than the steel. But konosuke says that the fujiyama series is from their best "blacksmiths" plural. So who knows what each different guy is doing to their knives.

CoqaVin
08-02-2014, 10:19 AM
thanks for the explanation Brad

chefcomesback
08-05-2014, 05:18 AM
24287

The gyuto arrived , Initial impressions all positive , will post a review once I get enough usage out if it


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CoqaVin
08-05-2014, 10:15 AM
what is that chefcomesback? it has a wicked mirror polish on it

larrybard
08-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Masashi?

chefcomesback
08-05-2014, 07:28 PM
what is that chefcomesback? it has a wicked mirror polish on it


Masashi?

It is masashi kobo I got from aframes, it is described as semi mirror polish but I can clearly see my bald spot from the reflection ;) came with a friction fit saya too


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vai777
08-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Kohetsu 240MM HAP40 Gyuto

http://i.imgur.com/ypdt1XK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xD6rtaM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JBQX44F.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w3ymqEX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wglawI3.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/ORIQ1LJ.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/iipCSZ6.jpg

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

Konosuke HD2 300MM Sujihiki

http://i.imgur.com/FN5o2AI.jpg

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/Xp0ranY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/sqQ9nif.jpg

Ruso
08-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Cool buys,
I would really appreciate a review of Kohetsu 240MM HAP40 at later date. Wonder how does it compare to other PM knives.

daddy yo yo
08-09-2014, 12:44 PM
@vai777: please post your comparison impressions of the Kohetsu HAP40 against the Akifusa SRS15! Could be interesting!

vai777
08-09-2014, 12:48 PM
@vai777: please post your comparison impressions of the Kohetsu HAP40 against the Akifusa SRS15! Could be interesting!

yeah I will.... gotta put some miles on it though. I will say this, it sharpened up just as well as SRS-15. The handle on this knife is larger, much larger. Nice FF overall (small gap in handle fit). Decent grind.

keithsaltydog
08-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Yes interested on your impressions after using it a while. Looks to be rather heavy at 8.4 0z., but that is not a bad thing as long as the grind is good. Bruce what do you use sharpening it? 65Hrt. I have sharpened 61,62,63 quite a bit, 65 is pretty hard.

A guy I taught sharpening to bought the Kohetsu AS. I sharpened it, had a nice grind on it. Seems like a good blade to me, he has been using it at work as his main knife. It is Wa handle.

mkriggen
08-10-2014, 01:52 PM
I recently decided that I wanted to add an 800x stone to my lineup. I emailed Jon at JKI and asked him if he could get me a King 800, he said no problem. I just got it and figured I'd share...

24388

Did I mention that it was a little larger then normal?


With full size Kitayama for comparison...
24389
24390


Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
08-10-2014, 01:55 PM
I also recently got this from Jon...


Zakuri 150mm sabaki
24391


Be well,
Mikey

vai777
08-11-2014, 12:09 AM
Yes interested on your impressions after using it a while. Looks to be rather heavy at 8.4 0z., but that is not a bad thing as long as the grind is good. Bruce what do you use sharpening it? 65Hrt. I have sharpened 61,62,63 quite a bit, 65 is pretty hard.

A guy I taught sharpening to bought the Kohetsu AS. I sharpened it, had a nice grind on it. Seems like a good blade to me, he has been using it at work as his main knife. It is Wa handle.

the grind is nice... for sharpening I find the Shapton glass stones to be the easiest to get good results with on hard stainless... also have some choseras.

heldentenor
08-11-2014, 01:47 PM
http://i.imgur.com/2Ybk7Ht.jpg

Newest in the most generous sense of the word; I bought the Rader and the yanagiba more than a year ago.

From left to right:

Kaneshige ginsanko 240mm ai-deba
Ichimonji Kichikuni Blue #1 270mm yanagiba
Nenox 210mm gyuto
Michael Rader 52100 75mm parer (handle is koa with inlaid blackwood)

dream816
08-12-2014, 10:03 AM
http://i.imgur.com/2Ybk7Ht.jpg

Newest in the most generous sense of the word; I bought the Rader and the yanagiba more than a year ago.

From left to right:

Kaneshige ginsanko 240mm ai-deba
Ichimonji Kichikuni Blue #1 270mm yanagiba
Nenox 210mm gyuto
Michael Rader 52100 75mm parer (handle is koa with inlaid blackwood)

that's a huge deba ... you must be dealing with fish > 4 kg?

heldentenor
08-12-2014, 11:43 AM
that's a huge deba ... you must be dealing with fish > 4 kg?

I wish. I bought this knife because I wanted to check out a deba, but hardly ever get larger whole fish here in Minnesota. I'll probably hang on to it, but yes, it's too big for me to use regularly.

Benuser
08-13-2014, 01:52 PM
http://s19.postimg.org/vquyf6lun/Foto0055.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/vquyf6lun/)
Carbon carving knife by Thiers-Issard for theinvisibleedge.co.uk
here next to a NOS TI Nogent slicer.

mkriggen
08-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Can't see pic

daveb
08-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Ntxt

Derek Swanson
08-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Anyone know whose mark this is?24497

Derek Swanson
08-16-2014, 04:52 PM
Never mind.

Anton
08-19-2014, 09:02 PM
All the say is true...

Burke San Mai
240
Perfect balance
Glides and bites
Wasn't sure about horn, but this stuff feels and looks great
Perfect fit handle
Could cut with this for hours
Pictures don't do justice

Von blewitt
08-19-2014, 09:27 PM
All the say is true...

Burke San Mai
240
Perfect balance
Glides and bites
Wasn't sure about horn, but this stuff feels and looks great
Perfect fit handle
Could cut with this for hours
Pictures don't do justice

Snap
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/1FD2DF23-80A5-4B5F-BEAA-9F6D25CDE3BC_zpsd8yp9ril.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/1FD2DF23-80A5-4B5F-BEAA-9F6D25CDE3BC_zpsd8yp9ril.jpg.html)

And hopefully by the end of the week this one
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/C8C2C0CC-3C7B-4AB3-AB15-63EA0F3508B9_zps31xyho9v.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/C8C2C0CC-3C7B-4AB3-AB15-63EA0F3508B9_zps31xyho9v.jpg.html)

Anton
08-19-2014, 09:57 PM
Show off...

Anton
08-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Not your average boning knife

Bloodroot blades
It's O1 at HRC 60 and differentially tempered. Strong distal taper and moderate flex.
Handle is Mark's Claro walnut

MowgFace
08-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Thats looking like a "Bonesuki"

Mowgs

Chefu
08-26-2014, 09:53 PM
That is quite a nice knife. Bloodroot is doing some really great looking knives. Have you had a chance to put it through it's paces yet?

jimbob
08-27-2014, 02:27 AM
Shig 210 yo gyuto, kato 220 suji, honesuki and 240 dragon gyuto. Woops!24574245752457624577

Mute-on
08-27-2014, 03:08 AM
Hell yes :doublethumbsup:

Nice one, mate!

schanop
08-27-2014, 06:16 AM
Nice to have you on Shig yo band wagon.

jimbob
08-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Absolutely. Bolster way thinner than I imagined, pinch grip works great. 300 yo suji? Ok then...

schanop
08-27-2014, 06:40 AM
You're kidding... that'd be awesome.

batagor
08-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Holding that Shig making me want that knife even more, damn you James!!!
Let me know when you get bored of it :thumbsup:

Mute-on
08-27-2014, 08:24 AM
Absolutely. Bolster way thinner than I imagined, pinch grip works great.

That was my first impression, too :) Feels very natural in hand.

CoqaVin
08-27-2014, 10:46 AM
Absolutely. Bolster way thinner than I imagined, pinch grip works great. 300 yo suji? Ok then...
that honesuki looks bad ass

CB1968
08-29-2014, 03:08 AM
Bloodroot 250mm integral
Black Walnut with brass and antler
Asymmetric convex grind
01 at HRC63

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/DSC_0059_zps570556d4.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/DSC_0059_zps570556d4.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/DSC_0056_zpsa8a60308.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/DSC_0056_zpsa8a60308.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/DSC_0054_zpse35043ea.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/DSC_0054_zpse35043ea.jpg.html)

rami_m
08-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Harners

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s651/rami/4CDEC953-80B9-40C3-B758-2BE5B362BDDE_zps4hxnvnir.jpg (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/rami/media/4CDEC953-80B9-40C3-B758-2BE5B362BDDE_zps4hxnvnir.jpg.html)

Chefu
08-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Those Harners look great. Are those the new ones he just got done making?

mistascoopa
08-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Bloodroot 250mm integral
Black Walnut with brass and antler
Asymmetric convex grind
01 at HRC63

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/DSC_0059_zps570556d4.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/DSC_0059_zps570556d4.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/DSC_0056_zpsa8a60308.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/DSC_0056_zpsa8a60308.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/DSC_0054_zpse35043ea.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/DSC_0054_zpse35043ea.jpg.html)



Bloodroot is doing some pretty amazing looking blades. This one in particular looks absolutely stunning. I hope it performs as well as it looks.

:ubersexy:

rami_m
08-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Those Harners look great. Are those the new ones he just got done making?

Yep:)

XooMG
08-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Yep:)
Congrats, glad to see them. Mine is still a ways off, I think.

stereo.pete
08-29-2014, 08:59 PM
Bloodroot is doing some pretty amazing looking blades. This one in particular looks absolutely stunning. I hope it performs as well as it looks.

:ubersexy:

Trust me, they perform incredibly well. Luke is making some world class at some insane prices.

stereo.pete
08-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Harners

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s651/rami/4CDEC953-80B9-40C3-B758-2BE5B362BDDE_zps4hxnvnir.jpg (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/rami/media/4CDEC953-80B9-40C3-B758-2BE5B362BDDE_zps4hxnvnir.jpg.html)

Love those Harners!

TDj
09-02-2014, 05:51 PM
I was in the market for my first carbon steel knife (my go-to is a 270 Stefan-rehandled Konosuke) and was crushed to find out that hiromoto is slowing down on production - as long as I've been following along with the forums (FF, KF, and KKF), Hiromoto was always the "go to". I was really hoping to get my hands on an a clad Hiro Shiro to have it thinned, re-handled and etched by JKS - but couldn't quite find the size I wanted (240 or 270). I managed to get my hands on this, however:
http://s26.postimg.org/6pnta939l/IMG_5356.jpg
It's not my photo (thank you to the seller for providing it) - it's still on the way to me right now: 240 rehandled (Stefan) solid Hiro Shiro. I'm hoping it'll quell the need to acquire more knives for at least a few years (just when I thought I got out of knives ... I get sucked back in a year or so later!)

Dave Martell
09-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Nice score Terry

easy13
09-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Haburn "Tall Petty", "Mini Gyuto" .... Height - 36mm, Was done with work by the time I got it today, haven't had a chance to put it through the paces

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/photo1-1.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/photo1-1.jpg.html)

Chefu
09-02-2014, 11:22 PM
I was in the market for my first carbon steel knife (my go-to is a 270 Stefan-rehandled Konosuke) and was crushed to find out that hiromoto is slowing down on production - as long as I've been following along with the forums (FF, KF, and KKF), Hiromoto was always the "go to". I was really hoping to get my hands on an a clad Hiro Shiro to have it thinned, re-handled and etched by JKS - but couldn't quite find the size I wanted (240 or 270). I managed to get my hands on this, however:
http://s26.postimg.org/6pnta939l/IMG_5356.jpg
It's not my photo (thank you to the seller for providing it) - it's still on the way to me right now: 240 rehandled (Stefan) solid Hiro Shiro. I'm hoping it'll quell the need to acquire more knives for at least a few years (just when I thought I got out of knives ... I get sucked back in a year or so later!)

Man, I hardly even look at the blade. Stefan's handle is so beautiful!

mistascoopa
09-03-2014, 05:30 AM
I was in the market for my first carbon steel knife (my go-to is a 270 Stefan-rehandled Konosuke) and was crushed to find out that hiromoto is slowing down on production - as long as I've been following along with the forums (FF, KF, and KKF), Hiromoto was always the "go to". I was really hoping to get my hands on an a clad Hiro Shiro to have it thinned, re-handled and etched by JKS - but couldn't quite find the size I wanted (240 or 270). I managed to get my hands on this, however:
http://s26.postimg.org/6pnta939l/IMG_5356.jpg
It's not my photo (thank you to the seller for providing it) - it's still on the way to me right now: 240 rehandled (Stefan) solid Hiro Shiro. I'm hoping it'll quell the need to acquire more knives for at least a few years (just when I thought I got out of knives ... I get sucked back in a year or so later!)


How that is some quality wood. Any idea what materials were used in the handle?

MAS4T0
09-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Mizuno

https://flic.kr/p/oLcZPL

MAS4T0
09-03-2014, 07:03 AM
Mizuno

http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh575/hutsonmark/20140903_111820_zpsfb926276.jpg (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/hutsonmark/media/20140903_111820_zpsfb926276.jpg.html)

rami_m
09-03-2014, 07:09 AM
Nice.

CB1968
09-03-2014, 07:09 AM
Mizuno

http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh575/hutsonmark/20140903_111820_zpsfb926276.jpg (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/hutsonmark/media/20140903_111820_zpsfb926276.jpg.html)
Suminagashi, nice score Mark you will love that knife!!!

MAS4T0
09-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Suminagashi, nice score Mark you will love that knife!!!

Thanks David and Rami, it is an awesome knife.

It was a custom order, I'm pretty sure it's the only truly left handed one of these ever made and as such it took almost a year from order to delivery.

CB1968
09-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Thanks David and Rami, it is an awesome knife.

It was a custom order, I'm pretty sure it's the only truly left handed one of these ever made and as such it took almost a year from order to delivery.
Nice mate, I love mine right up there with one of my fav knives, for such a thin knife they have really nailed the geometry and food release, awesome score!!

TDj
09-03-2014, 07:29 PM
How that is some quality wood. Any idea what materials were used in the handle?
The seller told me it was Kukui Nut for the wood and blonde buffalo horn for the ferrule and cap ... but I guess Stefan would know best.

apicius9
09-03-2014, 07:52 PM
The seller told me it was Kukui Nut for the wood and blonde buffalo horn for the ferrule and cap ... but I guess Stefan would know best.

That sounds about right. Picture is very small, but I think I added red fiber spacers to that one to get more contrast between the materials. Not much spalted kukui nut out there. The wood is extremely light in its natural state and in this cross-cut pattern breaks very easily during stabilizing. I killed a number of pieces by trying to break them intentionally to make sure they were crack-free - which they were not... I think there is only one full piece left plus a few shorter ones for ferrules. That will be it, no more.

BTW, lots of really nice knives here lately...

Stefan

Pensacola Tiger
09-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Stefan,

Here are some larger images of the handle.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Stefan%20Keller%20Handles/IMG_5358_zps5d125ba8.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Stefan%20Keller%20Handles/IMG_5358_zps5d125ba8.jpg.html)

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Stefan%20Keller%20Handles/IMG_5357_zps1640c800.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Stefan%20Keller%20Handles/IMG_5357_zps1640c800.jpg.html)

Rick

apicius9
09-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Thanks, Rick. So it's red & black fiber spacers, obviously.

Stefan

vai777
09-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Cool buys,
I would really appreciate a review of Kohetsu 240MM HAP40 at later date. Wonder how does it compare to other PM knives.

Ok.. had the HAP40 for a while... I have to say, it is the real deal. If you like the look of the Kohetsu knives better than the Akifusa, you don't have to worry about the steel at all. Even at HRC 65-66 it is pretty easy to sharpen, gets just as sharp as SRS-15 and holds an edge just as long as the Akifusa. I really can't think of a drawback to the knife. I would only give a slight edge to the Akifusa because it is what I am used to, and mine has been thinned an enormous amount so it is going to cut better as the Kohetsu is still in it's factory grind.

mc2442
09-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Haburn "Tall Petty", "Mini Gyuto" .... Height - 36mm, Was done with work by the time I got it today, haven't had a chance to put it through the paces

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/photo1-1.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/photo1-1.jpg.html)

I just got a paring knife that must have been made in the same batch with this, handle looks the same.

clayton
09-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Harners

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s651/rami/4CDEC953-80B9-40C3-B758-2BE5B362BDDE_zps4hxnvnir.jpg (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/rami/media/4CDEC953-80B9-40C3-B758-2BE5B362BDDE_zps4hxnvnir.jpg.html)


how long in is the mini Gyuto on top? Nice knives!

daddy yo yo
09-05-2014, 03:30 AM
Ok.. had the HAP40 for a while... I have to say, it is the real deal. If you like the look of the Kohetsu knives better than the Akifusa, you don't have to worry about the steel at all. Even at HRC 65-66 it is pretty easy to sharpen, gets just as sharp as SRS-15 and holds an edge just as long as the Akifusa. I really can't think of a drawback to the knife. I would only give a slight edge to the Akifusa because it is what I am used to, and mine has been thinned an enormous amount so it is going to cut better as the Kohetsu is still in it's factory grind.
Thanks for your feedback/update!

erickso1
09-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Nothing to fancy.

Forgecraft chef from Ebay
Handle from Mark at Burl Source (dyed/stablized Hawaiian mango)
Refurbed and rehandeled by a local knife maker here in Austin.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/68EB757C-2FC8-4CB8-B74C-72B0B5B0946C_zpskhbz6fyz.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/5BB93A2B-9D86-4A76-9BAA-3D038458024E_zps9tsmfqyh.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/47C9E0C4-66C0-45FD-9D0C-B458ABB758A0_zpsmxi1mkmi.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/erickso1/7648CAC1-1F49-4355-89BA-E1C354700235_zpsvqvochql.jpg

29palms
09-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Nice Forgie

icrf
09-05-2014, 02:50 PM
Out with the old, in with the new (can you tell which is which?)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xH6GVNgcxgA/VAoBJJFwknI/AAAAAAAAQSE/aIFrpqX56qI/w1151-h648-no/IMG_20140904_190141739.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-29eBYRxeua0/VAoBLO3-WoI/AAAAAAAAQSQ/0q27nfoBIPg/w1151-h648-no/IMG_20140904_190156180_HDR.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Zj7dXxuYIBw/VAoBMt-M3HI/AAAAAAAAQSc/ou_ixQ8HWYo/w1151-h648-no/IMG_20140904_190206701.jpg

Suisin Inox Western-Style Paring 3.1"
Suisin Inox Western-Style Petty 5.9"
Suisin Inox Western-Style Gyutou 9.4"
Mac Bread Knife 10.5"
Ken Onion Shun Utility Knife 6"
Ken Onion Shun Serrated Utility Knife 6"
Ken Onion Shun Chef Knife 4"

daveb
09-05-2014, 03:12 PM
icrf, When you jump in you go right to the deep end. Looks good.

skiajl6297
09-05-2014, 03:43 PM
I think those Ken Onions are salvageable - just need some Bar Keepers Friend.

MAS4T0
09-06-2014, 04:23 AM
Out with the old, in with the new (can you tell which is which?)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Zj7dXxuYIBw/VAoBMt-M3HI/AAAAAAAAQSc/ou_ixQ8HWYo/w1151-h648-no/IMG_20140904_190206701.jpg


What happened to the onions? Fire?

apicius9
09-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Definitely overdid the heat treatment on those... Nice and functional replacements, though. I like the restored Forgie also, even though green is not my color.

Stefan

daveb
09-06-2014, 08:45 AM
I think those Ken Onions are salvageable - just need some Bar Keepers Friend.

Send the Onions to Bloodroot. They can melt them down and recycle them into knives...

chefcomesback
09-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Send the Onions to Bloodroot. They can melt them down and recycle them into knives...

Those onions are not burnt , caramelised :D


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stereo.pete
09-06-2014, 01:51 PM
What happened to the onions? Fire?

I love this pic!

MAS4T0
09-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Those onions are not burnt , caramelised :D



Hehehe. :rofl2:

Dave Martell
09-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Those onions are not burnt , caramelised :D





Hehehe. :rofl2:


:plus1:

icrf
09-06-2014, 09:13 PM
Yeah, fire. Nothing left of my quaint log cabin anymore. To the inevitable question: cause inconclusive, but I'm pretty sure it was electrical, part of the HVAC resistive heat.

I poked through what I call my rubble pile and picked out interesting things. Those weren't the best knives of the set, but they were representative enough to make the point. I had some Calphalon stainless steel pots with the aluminum sandwiched in the bottom. The ones that weren't warped all to hell had the aluminum squeezed out between the stainless steel layers like ketchup from a packet.

Many thanks to those that talked me out (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/19576-New-knife-set-recomendation) of buying Ken Onion's newest creations and save some money in the process. Haven't really cut much of anything with them yet, but I'll post up impressions once I've had some time with them.

Anton
09-06-2014, 10:15 PM
Long in the design and making. For a very close group of friends/family and myself; custom set of oyster knives by Bloodroot blades. This is all wood I've put aside over time (all from BurlSource) along with some antler and salvage brass

Bog oak
Redwood burl
Rosewood burl
Bloodwood
Curly walnut

Disclosure: the guys at Bloodroot have asked to pass on that they will no longer be making oyster knives

erickso1
09-06-2014, 10:38 PM
Those are awesome. And while I am disappointed they aren't making then anymore, I understand. Very unique set of knives you have there.

stereo.pete
09-06-2014, 11:05 PM
Those oyster knives are so very cool!

SolidSnake03
09-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Love those oyster knives, the handles look phenomenal

toddnmd
09-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Great set of oyster knives. You have some lucky friends and family members!

jackslimpson
09-08-2014, 05:40 PM
24287

The gyuto arrived , Initial impressions all positive , will post a review once I get enough usage out if it


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I'm not a photographer, but I just ordered the Masahi Kobo Damascus Petty 150mm SLD. It's my first new knife in a while. When it gets here, I'll take a very bad Blackberry picture of it and post it.

Cheers,

Jack

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 05:55 PM
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/charlemagneguarin/20140825_214534_zps74097bf9.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/charlemagneguarin/20140825_214509_zpsc37f53a8.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/charlemagneguarin/20140825_214418_zpsd348c84a.jpg

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Haburn "Tall Petty", "Mini Gyuto" .... Height - 36mm, Was done with work by the time I got it today, haven't had a chance to put it through the paces

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/photo1-1.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/photo1-1.jpg.html)

Really love this knife. Never heard of Haburn, are they a knife you have to get directly from the smith?

Benuser
09-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Have you sharpened it yet?

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Have you sharpened it yet?

No but I bought it second hand from a supposed experienced sharpener who took it up to a 5K Rika. He kept a great even, toothy and razor sharp edge tip to heel.

So far I did nothing but dice a tomato with it and ticker taped some printer paper. It is very sharp, but I still don't feel it is up to spec as my Masamoto fresh off the stones.

CoqaVin
09-09-2014, 06:46 PM
what kind of knife is that Dave?

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 06:53 PM
what kind of knife is that Dave?

Ikeda 250mm Damascus Gyuto. It's a KS clone made of Aogami Super. The fit and finish is very nice though and it's attractive looking. It is very sharp, digs right into my walnut and maple board and pops arm hair. Got some translucent tomato slices as well, but this is all judging off one tomato.

Tomorrow I'm going to try and put it through it's paces some.

CoqaVin
09-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Quick question, why would you get it if you already have a KS, and how much did you get it for

Benuser
09-09-2014, 07:09 PM
... and don't know how to sharpen it.

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Quick question, why would you get it if you already have a KS, and how much did you get it for

IDK haha. I bought it off the classified board on the site I can't mention. I just liked the look and got a good price on it and a Kohetsu 210 that I gifted to a friend. I much prefer the KS profile though and wanted to try out AS, also liked the Damscus and the handle. A lot of people have multiple similar Gyuto's, no lol?

I'd imagine after a few months this will be a candidate for trade no matter how much I like it though.

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 08:38 PM
... and don't know how to sharpen it.
Who said I don't know how to sharpen it?

It came sharpened by the person I bought it off, nearly perfectly with much better stones then I have, am I supposed to just resharpen it for the hell of it as soon as I get it?

Don't understand why you get all cornball snarky and elitist with me on every site we interact on?

Same thing you did on the site I can't mention and Cheftalk when I first got my Masamoto and really didn't know how to sharpen period.

I'm always honest about my abilities and what not anyway and a lot of people new to knives would have liked to know about the OOTB sharpness of the KS anyway....

Dave Kinogie
09-09-2014, 09:06 PM
Quick question, why would you get it if you already have a KS, and how much did you get it for

Coqa, you have to clear out some of your PM's, it won't let you accept my messages.

marc4pt0
09-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Ikeda 250mm Damascus Gyuto. It's a KS clone made of Aogami Super. The fit and finish is very nice though and it's attractive looking. It is very sharp, digs right into my walnut and maple board and pops arm hair. Got some translucent tomato slices as well, but this is all judging off one tomato.

Tomorrow I'm going to try and put it through it's paces some.

I had a 240 version of this. Very impressive knife. This bad boy gets amazingly sharp. Great grind as well. I just though they could have eased/rounded the spine though. My only gripe on this knife really.

Enjoy the new score!

easy13
09-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Really love this knife. Never heard of Haburn, are they a knife you have to get directly from the smith?

Ian posts here all the time with updates/WIP/etc... or you can find more at http://www.haburnknives.com/store

jai
09-09-2014, 10:54 PM
That knife looks great and who cares if you buy a nice knife and aren't very great at sharpening if that is the case just practise while you grow to the knife.

I bought a decent amount of good knives before I could sharpen really good and I think it was better to buy good ones than practise on **** ones. because for 1 they are easier to sharpen and 2 you use them alot more so you actually learn to understand what your doing to the edge. Anyway goodluck and have fun

JohnnyChance
09-10-2014, 08:38 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrG5vsErS6w/VBDtAWAiSgI/AAAAAAAAM-A/EYAr-fE6VTQ/w778-h519-no/IMG_5483.JPG

Catcheside SS Chinese Cleaver

Sandvik 14c28n, hollow ground, 212mm x 110mm, 400g w/ handle. Wide edge bevels, think super thin stainless Takeda.

Dave Martell
09-10-2014, 08:46 PM
:fanning:

Dardeau
09-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Holy ****

JohnnyChance
09-10-2014, 08:49 PM
:fanning:

Wait till you see the choil shot.

Dave Martell
09-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Wait till you see the choil shot.


OK....I gathered my breath.....go ahead...

JohnnyChance
09-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Doesn't quite do it justice but the best I could at the moment.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mJ6CMI7DOhg/VBD5R9ymdgI/AAAAAAAANAU/q8FW3v2AS6Q/w282-h543-no/IMG_5493.JPG

easy13
09-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Daaaammmnnnnnnn

jsjs103121
09-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Wow...

Mute-on
09-10-2014, 10:43 PM
:bigeek:

That is rather impressive. Congratulations :thumbsup:

chinacats
09-11-2014, 12:14 AM
Hubba-Hubba! That is one good looking cleaver, how's it drive?

Dave Martell
09-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Doesn't quite do it justice but the best I could at the moment.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mJ6CMI7DOhg/VBD5R9ymdgI/AAAAAAAANAU/q8FW3v2AS6Q/w282-h543-no/IMG_5493.JPG


Wow, that's impressive!