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chinacats
01-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Dang, I missed those. When did he start forging damascus ?

I thought he did a full set of Damascus for a member here a while back. Wasn't it Chef Niloc or am I thinking about another awesome set of knives?

chinacats
01-26-2015, 11:52 PM
I thought he did a full set of Damascus for a member here a while back. Wasn't it Chef Niloc or am I thinking about another awesome set of knives?

My bad, it was Warren and the set is pretty awesome, pic here (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/9973-Carter-Damascus)!

strumke
01-27-2015, 12:18 AM
He put up 3 or 4 damascus pieces in the past 2 weeks. $1200-2000 or so per piece

leiatlarge
01-27-2015, 12:01 PM
Just took delivery of a Masamoto Tsukiji Honyaki Yanagiba 300mm made with White 2 steel. Feels absolutely amazing in the hand. Still working on polishing it to a mirror finish.

http://i.imgur.com/2JkWkg5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/oATLVjY.jpg

TheDispossessed
01-27-2015, 12:40 PM
Masamoto looks really sweet. I never felt the SoHonten ones had much 'soul' i guess, maybe i'm just crazy. But the Tsukiji knives always seem to have a bit more character.

Dardeau
01-27-2015, 02:02 PM
The Sohonten ones may not have a lot of 'soul', but man do they work.

dream816
01-28-2015, 11:45 AM
very sweet looking knife. I hope you enjoy it.

TheDispossessed
01-28-2015, 12:06 PM
The Sohonten ones may not have a lot of 'soul', but man do they work.

I spend entirely too much time on here to not say something stupid every now and again (pretty often).

Dardeau
01-28-2015, 09:13 PM
I say and think stupid things all the time. If you weren't a lefty I would say buy a yanagiba and cut some fish and have a great ******* time. ****, if you weren't a lefty I would loan you mine.

Life is hard for yall.

Sohonten Masamoto single bevels are the industry standard for a reason.

I am out for the evening, didn't mean to make you feel badly, mostly wanted to have you try something awesome.

ton822
01-28-2015, 10:26 PM
Just got my 2nd and 3rd japanese knives

Petty - 6 inch, 46 layers VG 10 Damascus
Gyuto - Mizu Yaki Black Finish, Blue Steel 2, Kurouchi

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

TheDispossessed
01-28-2015, 11:03 PM
no worries! yes, being lefty was all fine until i got into knives... even the double bevels aren't set up for me!
I say and think stupid things all the time. If you weren't a lefty I would say buy a yanagiba and cut some fish and have a great ******* time. ****, if you weren't a lefty I would loan you mine.

Life is hard for yall.

Sohonten Masamoto single bevels are the industry standard for a reason.

I am out for the evening, didn't mean to make you feel badly, mostly wanted to have you try something awesome.

labor of love
01-29-2015, 03:09 AM
Just got my 2nd and 3rd japanese knives

Petty - 6 inch, 46 layers VG 10 Damascus
Gyuto - Mizu Yaki Black Finish, Blue Steel 2, Kurouchi

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

very nice looking gyuto there.

wellminded1
01-29-2015, 12:10 PM
Well after almost 2 years it is here and I am pleased. Off to work to give it a workout. Catcheside 230mm ladder San Mai 01 core.
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Mucho Bocho
01-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Wellminded. Well Done! Wil's work is so provocative.

wellminded1
01-29-2015, 10:48 PM
It is stunning in the hand.

daveb
01-29-2015, 11:36 PM
Rather stunning on the screen as well.

riba
01-30-2015, 04:39 AM
Well after almost 2 years it is here and I am pleased. Off to work to give it a workout. Catcheside 230mm ladder San Mai 01 core.
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Wow, that's a looker!

krx927
01-30-2015, 06:37 AM
Indeed really nice!

Dardeau
01-30-2015, 09:19 AM
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Not in my hands, but I got the email this morning. Now when Randy finishes the Midway run I will have the line knife set to rule them all!

TheDispossessed
01-30-2015, 09:30 AM
custom profile? looks really nice, a lot different than his normal work.
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Not in my hands, but I got the email this morning. Now when Randy finishes the Midway run I will have the line knife set to rule them all!

krx927
01-30-2015, 09:42 AM
Finally my Watanabe has arrived:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5487_crop_zps755b30d7.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5478_crop_zps0761b1bc.jpg

On day latter and a picture I also need to post in the tread: My favorite color is BLUE!

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5501_crop_zps4d4194f7.jpg

Cheeks1989
01-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Just got in my Dave Martell Nakiri. First day of heavy prep at the restaurant im in love!
http://i.imgur.com/szGtP1i.jpg

Asteger
01-30-2015, 01:30 PM
Finally my Watanabe has arrived:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5487_crop_zps755b30d7.jpg

Perfect. I was just sitting down to re-do my very own, so great reminder of the finish. Is that a Keyaki handle?

Matus
01-30-2015, 03:24 PM
My jaw-dropping-amazing Andy Billipp gyuto arrived today - I will take some photos tomorrow. Sorry for a photo-less rant, I just had to share the joy :)

Lefty
01-30-2015, 04:05 PM
My jaw-dropping-amazing Andy Billipp gyuto arrived today - I will take some photos tomorrow. Sorry for a photo-less rant, I just had to share the joy :)

Enjoy! I'm in awe, every time I use mine.

krx927
01-30-2015, 06:05 PM
Perfect. I was just sitting down to re-do my very own, so great reminder of the finish. Is that a Keyaki handle?

Indeed it is :)

krx927
01-30-2015, 06:35 PM
A few more this week:

The cheapest carbon I could find in EU: Tojiro Shirogami Santoku; I need this one to complete the switch from EP to water stones. I also want to test total abuse of the carbon steel knives: I want to test acute edges with bones and similar, I want to see what happens if I leave it in the sink/wet counter top, thinning, forcing patina with different methods etc...

The knife came with a decent edge, but the finish was terrible. The blade was not that bad, but the handle was just awful. After going through a few sheets of sand paper it is much better ;) But at least it has buffalo horn ferrule:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/_Santoku_zps7dc9889a.jpg


This one arrived today: a gift to my friend as I know he will never buy Japanese knife: Tojiro Shirogami Gyuto 240

On this one the handle was much better finished but unfortunately with plastic ferrule. But the blade was just terrible. It had the worst sharpness that I have ever seen on a new knife, counting also 5 EUR knives from local grocery. It also had a big hollow spot in the profile near the hell. Fortunately nothing the stones cannot fix. I just finished with it and it cuts just great now. Also the profile is fixed so my friend will be very happy. He will still need to spend some time on the handle with sand paper but at least now it is cutting well.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5510_crop_zps229f3d6f.jpg

How do you experts comment on the edge profile - that is OOTB before sharpening:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5517_crop_zpsf4b59f80.jpg

chinacats
01-30-2015, 07:12 PM
If you're referencing the bottom picture, that would be the grind or heel geometry. The picture above shows the knife's profile.

Geometry looks a bit thick behind the edge, but the profile looks nice (to me).

Cheers

krx927
01-30-2015, 07:28 PM
If you're referencing the bottom picture, that would be the grind or heel geometry. The picture above shows the knife's profile.

Geometry looks a bit thick behind the edge, but the profile looks nice (to me).

Cheers

Thanks for the info.

How would you rate my Watanabe grind:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5478_zps13d08827.jpg

And indeed I still need to work a bit on my knife vocabulary...and sharpening skills, and cutting technic, but hey, I am getting there ;) The Tojiro Gyuto is scary sharp after today's sharpening :)

chinacats
01-30-2015, 07:33 PM
That looks nice!

I love mine. As to the other part, we're all learning;)

Dardeau
01-30-2015, 07:43 PM
custom profile? looks really nice, a lot different than his normal work.

It's a tracing of my favorite Sabatier that I want so badly to work as a line knife, and is just too reactive. I think that shape and the Heiji grind will put me where I need to be.

Von blewitt
01-30-2015, 07:53 PM
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Not in my hands, but I got the email this morning. Now when Randy finishes the Midway run I will have the line knife set to rule them all!

I got an email too :D 280 tall suji
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/0B5F6735-237E-48CA-90B5-AB8F5F33E34B_zpswlk65s4w.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/0B5F6735-237E-48CA-90B5-AB8F5F33E34B_zpswlk65s4w.jpg.html)

Dardeau
01-30-2015, 08:28 PM
That is awesome!

Matus
01-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Appetiser for a 2-part review. First one is coming soon :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/16225263537_314b7ebe7c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHLHz4)

dream816
01-31-2015, 09:50 PM
I got an email too :D 280 tall suji
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/0B5F6735-237E-48CA-90B5-AB8F5F33E34B_zpswlk65s4w.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/0B5F6735-237E-48CA-90B5-AB8F5F33E34B_zpswlk65s4w.jpg.html)

This looks awesome with the burnt chestnut handle

cheflarge
02-01-2015, 09:20 AM
I swear to God....... Huw always gets the coolest stuff!!! :D :doublethumbsup: :cool2:

marc4pt0
02-01-2015, 04:06 PM
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/Untitled24_zps6181c4a0.jpg

rdm_magic
02-01-2015, 04:25 PM
Whats that you've got there Marc?

larrybard
02-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Martell?

marc4pt0
02-01-2015, 06:33 PM
Something I have been wanting for some time now...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/20150130_083247_zpsb80b8db8.jpg

mkriggen
02-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Del?

chefcomesback
02-01-2015, 07:53 PM
Del Damascus with a rare western handle

Fritzkrieg
02-01-2015, 07:57 PM
Not as fancy as any of the high zoot customs in this thread, but this is my most recent major purchase:

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

230mm Takeda Sasanoha (thinned by me)

marc4pt0
02-01-2015, 10:13 PM
Del 240 in AEB-L with blonde ebony western handle.
The handle is big, longer than usual, as requested. She's a beauty Del!

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/20150130_075318_zps0c3a2db4.jpg

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/20150130_075527_zpsa0a49533.jpg

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/20150130_081115_zps5dd75604.jpg

larrybard
02-02-2015, 12:44 PM
Marc, Congratulations. Really like the profile too.

P.S. Your mailbox appears to be full.

Matus
02-02-2015, 12:58 PM
I would love to try a Takeda one day and Sasanoha would be the model I would like most. Looks great!

Asteger
02-02-2015, 01:00 PM
I would love to try a Takeda one day and Sasanoha would be the model I would like most. Looks great!

Agree. I don't like the looks of most Takeda, but these one looks sweet.

Fritzkrieg
02-02-2015, 04:53 PM
I would love to try a Takeda one day and Sasanoha would be the model I would like most. Looks great!

Thanks! My sentiments exactly :groucho:

Fritzkrieg
02-02-2015, 04:57 PM
Agree. I don't like the looks of most Takeda, but these one looks sweet.

Yeah! The regular gyutos and nakiris they make are way too tall for me, and I can't really get into the K-tips I see on some of their other models.

jimbob
02-02-2015, 09:38 PM
This was waiting for me in nz. Harner 210 nakiri. Haven't given it a huge workout yet, but uber impressed this far!
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Anton
02-02-2015, 09:45 PM
Loving this thing

240 MM

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TheDispossessed
02-02-2015, 09:47 PM
Not as fancy as any of the high zoot customs in this thread, but this is my most recent major purchase:

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

230mm Takeda Sasanoha (thinned by me)
eBay? Looks like one i was watching a couple weeks ago.

Anton
02-02-2015, 09:52 PM
This has turned me into a full Nakiri user. As usual the grind is just great, the Fit and finish even better, somehow.

180MM on the edge
D-Handle is an amber. almost translucent, Russian kirilian birch. This is some rare stuff as I've not been able to find any more in the last year. Mukume guard to match damascus pattern.

Damascus is Devin Thomas/John Thomas.

TheDispossessed
02-02-2015, 09:57 PM
Holy Hell!
This has turned me into a full Nakiri user. As usual the grind is just great, the Fit and finish even better, somehow.

180MM on the edge
D-Handle is an amber. almost translucent, Russian kirilian birch. This is some rare stuff as I've not been able to find any more in the last year. Mukume guard to match damascus pattern.

Damascus is Devin Thomas/John Thomas.

Luvwine
02-02-2015, 10:55 PM
That is one sweet looking nakiri. I keep telling myself that I am only going to get knives for their function and not for their looks, then I see knives by Kramer or Tsourkan or you name the gorgeous Damascus patterns with custom handles and my resolve weakens......

Dave Kinogie
02-02-2015, 11:30 PM
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss246/c_william17/sketch-142293401478_edit_1422934126053.jpg

Fritzkrieg
02-03-2015, 12:07 AM
eBay? Looks like one i was watching a couple weeks ago.

Yup, that's the one! The seller didn't really know what he had (this is not the large size as was listed in the auction - it's the medium).

XooMG
02-03-2015, 12:41 AM
This has turned me into a full Nakiri user. As usual the grind is just great, the Fit and finish even better, somehow.

180MM on the edge
D-Handle is an amber. almost translucent, Russian kirilian birch. This is some rare stuff as I've not been able to find any more in the last year. Mukume guard to match damascus pattern.

Damascus is Devin Thomas/John Thomas.
My orders aren't in damascus because the patterns don't do much for me, but I have to admit a teency bit of envy. I really hope Marko gets back to me sometime soon about my knives...

Gnickrapon
02-03-2015, 12:57 AM
Yup, that's the one! The seller didn't really know what he had (this is not the large size as was listed in the auction - it's the medium).

Nice! Why can I never find anything like this on ebay lol

strumke
02-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Something I have been wanting for some time now...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/20150130_083247_zpsb80b8db8.jpg

I love that Damascus pattern up towards the tip

malexthekid
02-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Del 240 in AEB-L with blonde ebony western handle.
The handle is big, longer than usual, as requested. She's a beauty Del!


http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Del%20Ealy/20150130_081115_zps5dd75604.jpg

I will never grow tired of looking at Del's damascus, and his handles. Always so awesome to look at.

leiatlarge
02-03-2015, 11:54 PM
This was waiting for me in nz. Harner 210 nakiri. Haven't given it a huge workout yet, but uber impressed this far!
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So beautiful! Loving the angle on the bolster...so jealous

TheDispossessed
02-04-2015, 08:42 PM
Just got this baby from a member, awesome knife and i just love these ebony handles.
I did however fall prey to a recent email from Maksim so don't be surprised if this one pops on BST soon..
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drawman623
02-05-2015, 12:19 PM
my Christmas present to myself... cell phone pics don't do it justice..

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7519/16134441195_221bf7fc64_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/15514710523_1d122629bc_z.jpg

Definitely one of the most beautiful designs I've seen. Simple, aesthetically balanced...very nice indeed

Karnstein
02-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Managed to grab one, before the line is pretty much discontinued for the near future:

http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150205/fqzkd7be.jpg

No fancy job from a small knife maker, no nice looking yet expensive handle upgrade.... just a fine knife from Konosuke. 270 k-tip Gyuto made from the W#2 line.

Andrew
02-06-2015, 04:16 PM
Managed to grab one, before the line is pretty much discontinued for the near future:

http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150205/fqzkd7be.jpg

No fancy job from a small knife maker, no nice looking yet expensive handle upgrade.... just a fine knife from Konosuke. 270 k-tip Gyuto made from the W#2 line.

Something about that photo really speaks to me, that thing looks awesome!

TheDispossessed
02-06-2015, 05:40 PM
Well, sorry for the sh!tty iPhone picture:
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In-depth review coming soon. First impressions are solid, like the knife.

SolidSnake03
02-06-2015, 06:22 PM
That one of Maxim's Kato Workhorses? Was so on the fence about these just because financially it would be a very tight stretch....

TheDispossessed
02-06-2015, 06:39 PM
Yes indeed it is!
Funny enough, the Kono Fuji I literally just got from you, (the one like three posts up on this thread, dear god I'm ridiculous) which is really really nice btw, will be appearing on BST again due to the damage dealt by the Kato.
In a perfect world, or i guess a more selfish one, I'd definitely keep them both.


That one of Maxim's Kato Workhorses? Was so on the fence about these just because financially it would be a very tight stretch....

SolidSnake03
02-07-2015, 04:10 PM
HAHA! I thought that was my Kono from a while back! I have half a mind to buy it back from you....I miss her :(

That said, those are some strong words of praise for the Kato workhorse. That Kono Fuji still is the best cutting thing I have ever used. It seemed to get beyond sharp and had a wonderful habit of resisting wedging and sticking pretty well.

Fritzkrieg
02-07-2015, 04:13 PM
HAHA! I thought that was my Kono from a while back! I have half a mind to buy it back from you....I miss her :(

That said, those are some strong words of praise for the Kato workhorse. That Kono Fuji still is the best cutting thing I have ever used. It seemed to get beyond sharp and had a wonderful habit of resisting wedging and sticking pretty well.

I'm next for the Kono :D SPF already, haha

Fran Rendina
02-08-2015, 01:45 AM
Love this knife were did you buy it

Fran Rendina
02-08-2015, 01:46 AM
Sorry the kono k tip is what I'm interest in

iatmadja
02-08-2015, 12:40 PM
http://flic.kr/p/q9KMCb

Sorry for the ling only, i just can't seem to find a way to direct link to displayvthe picture here with my flickr acct

XooMG
02-08-2015, 01:19 PM
Just reposting...Takamura petty:
http://i.imgur.com/AvuoJ4f.jpg

Gnickrapon
02-09-2015, 04:49 AM
Watanabe 180 Nakiri ordered!!!! Can't wait.

That Takamura Petty is gorgeous.

riba
02-09-2015, 05:24 AM
Watanabe 180 Nakiri ordered!!!! Can't wait.


Hope you'll enjoy your nakiri as much as I do mine. Really good cutter :D

Geo87
02-09-2015, 07:17 AM
Just reposting...Takamura petty:
http://i.imgur.com/AvuoJ4f.jpg

Sick handle. What wood is that?
Love the octagon blending into the integral bolster.

SolidSnake03
02-09-2015, 09:08 AM
Where did you get that petty? Totally want one....

XooMG
02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Sick handle. What wood is that?
Love the octagon blending into the integral bolster.
Wood is actually a compressed laminate as far as I can tell. Looks nice though.
I think the bolster is probably pinned, but very well blended. I could be wrong about that though.

Edit: looks really really well blended on the spine and edge sides, so it may be integral after all.

Where did you get that petty? Totally want one....
Got it from a Japanese shop but I think you can find them elsewhere. Search for "Takamura Hana".

TheDispossessed
02-09-2015, 10:37 AM
MTC Kitchen in NYC sells Takamura Hana, not sure if they stock the petty

SolidSnake03
02-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Thanks! Ill be sure to take a look :)

EdipisReks
02-09-2015, 06:03 PM
A little something arrived in the mail today! I can tell this is going to be a cutter, and it has enough height to be comfortable for general purpose tasks, which is great. Love the handle, too!

http://i.imgur.com/kJAiOnbl.jpg (http://imgur.com/kJAiOnb)

Benuser
02-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Wow! Tell us more about it,

EdipisReks
02-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Haven't used it yet! The handle is extremely comfortable from my brief handling, and the F&F is absolutely top notch. I let Dave make anything he wanted, the only stipulations be that the handle not be too flashy and that it be 270mm. I think he came through in spades.

Benuser
02-09-2015, 08:37 PM
What steel?

EdipisReks
02-09-2015, 08:38 PM
O1

Benuser
02-09-2015, 08:48 PM
Thanks!

mkriggen
02-12-2015, 02:58 AM
Who can guess where my newest delivery came from?

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And here it is, my first J-Nat, the infamous takashima awasedo
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There are a lot of good reasons to buy from Jon, but Sara's gift wrapping and thank you notes are a couple of the best. Presentation and customer service never go out of style:doublethumbsup:

Be well,
Mikey

aboynamedsuita
02-12-2015, 09:58 PM
Picked up these two Murray Carter High Grade Funayukis recently, 160mm and 275mm. Sorry for the crappy pic (and any other screw ups I may make while figuring out how to reply/post and such):

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Anton
02-12-2015, 10:29 PM
That's a big Carter

Dave Martell
02-12-2015, 11:24 PM
Picked up these two Murray Carter High Grade Funayukis recently, 160mm and 275mm. Sorry for the crappy pic (and any other screw ups I may make while figuring out how to reply/post and such):

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Is that bottom one a repair job?

Matus
02-13-2015, 02:36 AM
The big Carter looks awesome. The small one has a little particular shape (that's what Dave is pointing out out) - still very practical IMO.

aboynamedsuita
02-13-2015, 08:13 PM
Is that bottom one a repair job?

Not that I'm aware of, both were posted just before the holidays and weren't indicated as *SECOND* or listed in the clearance section on his site (although I was able to get a good deal for both, lets chalk that one up to serendipity). Those are the "one size fits all" gyuto sayas from Koki in 270mm and 210mm (the 180mm was a bit too small for the blade height of 45mm) so the size looks a little awkward.

The shape of the small one is a bit unique, but I do find it useful. If I were to have specd the larger one, Id give it some more height (its 48mm), but that said it strikes a decent balance between a gyuto and a suji for applications. Overall Im satisfied with both.

aboynamedsuita
02-13-2015, 08:16 PM
The big Carter looks awesome. The small one has a little particular shape (that's what Dave is pointing out out) - still very practical IMO.

The pics on his site are better than mine, but the knives look better in person. I should invest in an actual camera.

XooMG
02-13-2015, 08:58 PM
The pics on his site are better than mine, but the knives look better in person. I should invest in an actual camera.
Not a camera problem. I think the pic is fine for internet quality but you could do much better without getting a different camera.

Smaller knife doesn't look like a repair job to me.

preizzo
02-14-2015, 09:07 AM
Mizu, shiro kamo

MrDinken
02-16-2015, 01:34 PM
Long timer lurker, finally joined today. I thought this is a good place to start. Here was my gateway drug to the high end kitchen knife world, Kramer Essential 10" Chef;

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8310660/Forums/IMG_8774.jpg

Lefty
02-16-2015, 01:48 PM
Long timer lurker, finally joined today. I thought this is a good place to start. Here was my gateway drug to the high end kitchen knife world, Kramer Essential 10" Chef;

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8310660/Forums/IMG_8774.jpg

Great start! Is that your picture? If so, it's really nice.

MrDinken
02-16-2015, 08:27 PM
Yup.

marc4pt0
02-16-2015, 11:32 PM
The essential 10" is a fantastic start. I really enjoy mine.

mc2442
02-16-2015, 11:39 PM
Welcome! And I am sorry for the state of your wallet hereafter.

easy13
02-17-2015, 12:07 AM
Grabbed another one of these before they are gone, had it re-handled w/ Ironwood & Black Spacers. Nothing earth shattering, just a classic
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_3005.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_3005.jpg.html)

Timthebeaver
02-17-2015, 06:32 AM
Grabbed another one of these before they are gone, had it re-handled w/ Ironwood & Black Spacers. Nothing earth shattering, just a classic


Respectfully disagree, that is crazy nice. Simple and elegant, ticks all the boxes for me.

Von blewitt
02-17-2015, 06:37 AM
Not a kitchen knife, but it's made by one of my favourite kitchen knife makers.
Bill Burke 52100 "stubby" hunter with Sheeps horn & brass handle
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/16C50CEC-07D4-48F4-942B-42D43E88684E_zpsblo1etdt.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/16C50CEC-07D4-48F4-942B-42D43E88684E_zpsblo1etdt.jpg.html)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/CD215774-90C3-4F86-B5D9-C16FB27B6E01_zpst0odgwg3.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/CD215774-90C3-4F86-B5D9-C16FB27B6E01_zpst0odgwg3.jpg.html)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/07F9D3E2-DFCC-4DC7-A38B-FAC1562C2706_zpsd0ivtrq9.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/07F9D3E2-DFCC-4DC7-A38B-FAC1562C2706_zpsd0ivtrq9.jpg.html)

Prize78
02-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Some fabulous looking knives on this thread. Here's my humble addition. in my introduction into the world of japanese kitchen knives.

An Itinomonn Kurouchi 210 Wa Gyuto

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Prize781/IMG_4547.jpg (http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/Prize781/media/IMG_4547.jpg.html)

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Prize781/IMG_4546.jpg (http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/Prize781/media/IMG_4546.jpg.html)

labor of love
02-17-2015, 04:30 PM
Some fabulous looking knives on this thread. Here's my humble addition. in my introduction into the world of japanese kitchen knives.

An Itinomonn Kurouchi 210 Wa Gyuto

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Prize781/IMG_4547.jpg (http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/Prize781/media/IMG_4547.jpg.html)

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Prize781/IMG_4546.jpg (http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/Prize781/media/IMG_4546.jpg.html)

Youre off to a great start! Could you take a choil shot pic? I know there are some on the JNS page I just wanted to see yours in particular.

kevpenbanc
02-18-2015, 02:16 AM
Not new knives, but new handles.
Buckeye on the HD2 Suji and Maple Burl on the Tanaka Blue 2 Gyuoto.
Apologies for phone photo.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20150106_165238_zpscffc4a83.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150106_165238_zpscffc4a83.jpg.html)

Prize78
02-18-2015, 04:24 AM
Youre off to a great start! Could you take a choil shot pic? I know there are some on the JNS page I just wanted to see yours in particular.

Yeah will do, I'll do it when i get in from work. :)

Prize78
02-18-2015, 02:03 PM
Here's the choil picture of my Itinomonn....

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Prize781/IMG_4549.jpg (http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/Prize781/media/IMG_4549.jpg.html)

Chuckles
02-18-2015, 02:33 PM
@ Von Blewitt - I love the looks of that Burke and admit I have found myself drooling at Ed Fowlers website more than a few times. I hope you get a chance to get out and use it!

labor of love
02-18-2015, 02:33 PM
Here's the choil picture of my Itinomonn....

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Prize781/IMG_4549.jpg (http://s1141.photobucket.com/user/Prize781/media/IMG_4549.jpg.html)

thanks again! looks great, especially for the price.

AllanP
02-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Not new knives, but new handles.
Buckeye on the HD2 Suji and Maple Burl on the Tanaka Blue 2 Gyuoto.
Apologies for phone photo.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20150106_165238_zpscffc4a83.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150106_165238_zpscffc4a83.jpg.html)

very nice, makes me want to get my Tanaka rehandled too

daveb
02-19-2015, 06:06 PM
I've been quite fortunate to have a couple of Haburns visit me in the past. This one is staying. The perfect length Petty, 180mm, AEBL.

It's tall enough for board work, I've only done 1 tenderloin with it (so far) - worked great. I like.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/Temp%20Share/Haburn/2015-02-19%2016.29.05.jpg


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/Temp%20Share/Haburn/2015-02-19%2016.30.03.jpg

Von blewitt
02-19-2015, 06:29 PM
@ Von Blewitt - I love the looks of that Burke and admit I have found myself drooling at Ed Fowlers website more than a few times. I hope you get a chance to get out and use it!

It was a bit of an impulse buy, but i saw it on ebay and the price was really low, so I jumped ( with a little help from a friend)

I'm hoping I'll be able to take it out bush with some friends when the restaurant quietens down a bit.

vai777
02-23-2015, 10:43 AM
Appetiser for a 2-part review. First one is coming soon :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/16225263537_314b7ebe7c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHLHz4)

that looks interesting

aboynamedsuita
02-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Nothing special here... I placed the order for this one late-2014 and because I'm a lefty it took 45+ days to get the engraving done. I also have a 300mm gyuto with the dragon and have a dragon suji on the way. I like the Misono Swedish Steel knives as basic all-rounders.

26506

Here it is after forcing a patina:
26507

Salty dog
02-23-2015, 04:37 PM
We got a real good look at Don's knives this weekend. Great talking to him as well.http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/ealy_zpsb0a347de.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/ealy_zpsb0a347de.jpg.html)

Traded for my old Ealy this weekend. Thanks Chuckles. I've missed it.

schanop
02-24-2015, 12:19 AM
Two new toys from Maxim: Noborokoi gyuto and Noborokoi mukimono. Gyuto is a beat, very much in a workhorse domain: big, heavy, tall, stiff, thick at the spine. Muki, on the other hand, is a tiny little cutie.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rbbZDv2vbAI/VOvzupV50KI/AAAAAAAAKWc/qOKfaXOINn4/s1280/20150224_144443.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nvafnP_aTmM/VOvv6NJQl1I/AAAAAAAAKWI/Y9PKA_FmqJc/s1280/20150224_142817.jpg

schanop
02-24-2015, 01:19 AM
Ooops, above should have been written "Noborikoi"

mkriggen
02-24-2015, 01:24 AM
Nice, I'd love to see a spine and choil shot of that mukimono.

schanop
02-24-2015, 01:39 AM
Nice, I'd love to see a spine and choil shot of that mukimono.

Thank. It is of a typical single bevel knife, nothing fancy, but nicely done.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j92uxJkrcn8/VOwOHTHkn3I/AAAAAAAAKXU/EZBiH75KqGA/s1024/20150224_163554.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bHB04D9cE-M/VOwOHe0VZfI/AAAAAAAAKXU/U2UOhRGaUqc/s1024/20150224_163625.jpg

Cheeks1989
02-24-2015, 12:27 PM
My new Ealy!
http://i.imgur.com/dZOMe4w.jpg

KVacc
02-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Both are from AEB-L. Flat ground with a hand rubbed finish and have taper tangs.
The paring knife has a 4 inch cutting edge and the carver has a 9 inch edge.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/ECUSTOMS/KVParingknifeCol1-15-15_zps998587a4.jpg (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/ECUSTOMS/media/KVParingknifeCol1-15-15_zps998587a4.jpg.html)
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/ECUSTOMS/KVCarvercol_zps10f5d19e.jpg (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/ECUSTOMS/media/KVCarvercol_zps10f5d19e.jpg.html)

marc4pt0
02-24-2015, 03:31 PM
My new Ealy!
http://i.imgur.com/dZOMe4w.jpg

Awesome score!

ggg16902002
02-24-2015, 03:50 PM
Just received this beast from Ariel Elias Salaverria (AES).
made of 1010/304 Stainless steel with a 52100 core.
Total length 18.03'', edge 12.12'', heel 2.04'', spine at the heel 0.28'', tip 0.85mm.
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/AES/IMG_20150224_210700_zps0btiwyim.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/AES/IMG_20150224_210700_zps0btiwyim.jpg.html)

Keith Sinclair
02-25-2015, 12:46 AM
Konosuke ebony handle


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_PUQom6FXc4/UzhcH8C44RI/AAAAAAAAB40/d0U4_rGxdtw/w702-h527-no/IMG_0341.JPG

Tamahagane very thin behind the edge

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--rRajmDzrts/UzhcFqoPRKI/AAAAAAAAB4s/HelMx254FJI/w415-h553-no/IMG_0337.JPG

Takada 270mm Gyuto got off BST my first Wa African Blackwood Turquoise spacer Black Horn

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ibKwKM7tcw0/UzhcNIQ29mI/AAAAAAAAB5M/qiGYSechk0I/w702-h527-no/IMG_0349.JPG

EdipisReks
02-25-2015, 02:08 AM
That last pic makes me miss Takeda. Anybody have an old school 240mm Takeda they want to sell?

krx927
02-25-2015, 05:17 PM
This just came today - Masashi petty 150mm

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5574_crop_zpssloitk5g.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5577_crop_zpsj2rz9370.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5584_crop_zpstsfetakg.jpg

Prize78
02-26-2015, 03:13 AM
Konosuke ebony handle


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_PUQom6FXc4/UzhcH8C44RI/AAAAAAAAB40/d0U4_rGxdtw/w702-h527-no/IMG_0341.JPG

Tamahagane very thin behind the edge

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--rRajmDzrts/UzhcFqoPRKI/AAAAAAAAB4s/HelMx254FJI/w415-h553-no/IMG_0337.JPG

Takada 270mm Gyuto got off BST my first Wa African Blackwood Turquoise spacer Black Horn

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ibKwKM7tcw0/UzhcNIQ29mI/AAAAAAAAB5M/qiGYSechk0I/w702-h527-no/IMG_0349.JPG

Nice looking knives there. That konosuke looks a beast. :)

Prize78
02-26-2015, 03:13 AM
This just came today - Masashi petty 150mm

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5574_crop_zpssloitk5g.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5577_crop_zpsj2rz9370.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5584_crop_zpstsfetakg.jpg

Very nice indeed.

Chefu
02-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Konosuke ebony handle


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_PUQom6FXc4/UzhcH8C44RI/AAAAAAAAB40/d0U4_rGxdtw/w702-h527-no/IMG_0341.JPG

Tamahagane very thin behind the edge

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--rRajmDzrts/UzhcFqoPRKI/AAAAAAAAB4s/HelMx254FJI/w415-h553-no/IMG_0337.JPG

Takada 270mm Gyuto got off BST my first Wa African Blackwood Turquoise spacer Black Horn

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ibKwKM7tcw0/UzhcNIQ29mI/AAAAAAAAB5M/qiGYSechk0I/w702-h527-no/IMG_0349.JPG

Beautiful knives. Who did the handle on the Takeda? Stefan?

Mangelwurzel
02-26-2015, 06:14 PM
This just came today - Masashi petty 150mm

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5574_crop_zpssloitk5g.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5577_crop_zpsj2rz9370.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/krx927/IMG_5584_crop_zpstsfetakg.jpg

That looks really nice. What's the steel and, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get it?

Salty dog
02-26-2015, 07:39 PM
Just received this beast from Ariel Elias Salaverria (AES).
made of 1010/304 Stainless steel with a 52100 core.
Total length 18.03'', edge 12.12'', heel 2.04'', spine at the heel 0.28'', tip 0.85mm.
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/AES/IMG_20150224_210700_zps0btiwyim.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/AES/IMG_20150224_210700_zps0btiwyim.jpg.html)

Couldn't find a pic of the entire knife. One of his early "BBQ" knives. still have it.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/DSC00007.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/DSC00007.jpg.html)

Keith Sinclair
02-26-2015, 11:26 PM
Beautiful knives. Who did the handle on the Takeda? Stefan?

I did it have been helping Stepan get out a large Aussie order doing grunt work gluing, drilling, sanding. Have been making a few Wa's. This was my first wanted lots of black to go with the Takeda.

The first spacer I put on not enough contrast too dark, so cut it out with bandsaw , leveled the surfaces & glued in the Turquoise. When I was almost finished ready to mount it on the blade, dropped it on the concrete of my garage chipped the butt. had to go back & sand that out. My first Wa had some growing pains.:O

labor of love
02-27-2015, 12:36 AM
I did it have been helping Stepan get out a large Aussie order doing grunt work gluing, drilling, sanding. Have been making a few Wa's. This was my first wanted lots of black to go with the Takeda.

The first spacer I put on not enough contrast too dark, so cut it out with bandsaw , leveled the surfaces & glued in the Turquoise. When I was almost finished ready to mount it on the blade, dropped it on the concrete of my garage chipped the butt. had to go back & sand that out. My first Wa had some growing pains.:O

All the knives look great Keith. That tamahagane has a very cool profile too.

Von blewitt
02-27-2015, 03:10 AM
I've been waiting for some longer Muteki gyutos to pop up on Carter cutlery, scored this today,a shade under 240, 50mm at the heel.
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/C9618E0D-BF1C-465D-8CDE-0116373FB553_zpsekzatsvu.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/C9618E0D-BF1C-465D-8CDE-0116373FB553_zpsekzatsvu.jpg.html)

schanop
02-27-2015, 03:18 AM
Nice score, Huw. A birthday present to yourself.

daddy yo yo
02-27-2015, 03:38 AM
This is a nice one!

EdipisReks
02-27-2015, 03:53 AM
I've been waiting for some longer Muteki gyutos to pop up on Carter cutlery, scored this today,a shade under 240, 50mm at the heel.
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/C9618E0D-BF1C-465D-8CDE-0116373FB553_zpsekzatsvu.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/C9618E0D-BF1C-465D-8CDE-0116373FB553_zpsekzatsvu.jpg.html)

That's a nice looking knife.

Dave Martell
02-27-2015, 11:15 AM
I like that Carter Muteki, looks like an upgrade from that line. It's got a real nice look to it.

jackslimpson
02-27-2015, 01:16 PM
That looks really nice. What's the steel and, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get it?

Referring to the Masahi Kobo petty knife pictured in this thread:

I got one of these last year. Mine is SLD. I keep it at work, using it mostly to cut fruit when I eat lunch at my desk. It is a very elegant knife. The fit and finish is amazing. I hope you ejoy yours.

Cheers,

Jack

stereo.pete
02-27-2015, 10:41 PM
That's a nice looking knife.

Agreed, that Muteki is drop dead sexy!

krx927
02-28-2015, 08:55 AM
That looks really nice. What's the steel and, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get it?

Like Jack said, it's SLD. I got it at aframes.

Bigbadwolfen
03-01-2015, 06:02 PM
Not really a new buy, but it's first real work! Itinomonn huge rustic meat cleaver from
Maksim!
http://imgur.com/4x794oz

Keith Sinclair
03-02-2015, 02:19 PM
That is a serious cleaver

schanop
03-02-2015, 04:46 PM
Just got this Kochi magic 240mm in for a test drive. Although it is not exact a brand new knife, but its blue print does look pretty good.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XJczB0mXdE4/VPTEgBgi7YI/AAAAAAAAKbg/fUXYFUHrzTI/s1280/20150228_181503.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y8EOG_qEO4s/VPTEgA8CJxI/AAAAAAAAKbg/w5fLhaRTNPs/s1280/20150228_181646.jpg

brainsausage
03-02-2015, 08:41 PM
Just got this Kochi magic 240mm in for a test drive. Although it is not exact a brand new knife, but its blue print does look pretty good.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XJczB0mXdE4/VPTEgBgi7YI/AAAAAAAAKbg/fUXYFUHrzTI/s1280/20150228_181503.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y8EOG_qEO4s/VPTEgA8CJxI/AAAAAAAAKbg/w5fLhaRTNPs/s1280/20150228_181646.jpg

That Kochi looks like fun, and that board looks like it's thirsty:poke1:

schanop
03-02-2015, 08:52 PM
That Kochi looks like fun, and that board looks like it's thirsty:poke1:

Guilty as charged, :IMOK: Need to give it a few cheers.

daveb
03-02-2015, 09:49 PM
I hate following the Aussies in the "new knife" thread - esp Huw and Schanop - they get all the cool stuff down there.

Anyway the 180 Watanabe Nakiri has been on my radar for awhile and recently made the top of the list. Mikey and I worked a deal and he put a beauty on it for me. I provided the chunk of wood from Dream Burls, dyed purple/blue/black, that I thought would compliment the Kurochi finish. Mikey did the rest.

My pic (usual apologies for cell phone)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/Temp%20Share/KKF%20Stuff/Watanabe%20Nakiri/2015-02-27%2013.29.34.jpg


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/Temp%20Share/KKF%20Stuff/Watanabe%20Nakiri/2015-02-27%2013.30.06.jpg


Mikey's much better pic

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/Temp%20Share/KKF%20Stuff/Watanabe%20Nakiri/Mikey%20Nakiri%20Handle%201.jpg

And the Turtle

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/Temp%20Share/KKF%20Stuff/Watanabe%20Nakiri/Mikey%20Nakiri%202%20.jpg

Cheeks1989
03-02-2015, 09:58 PM
Sweet handle Dave. I love dyed wood.

Mute-on
03-02-2015, 10:19 PM
Mikey's turtle is just so cool :)

Nice Nakiri too ;)

XooMG
03-03-2015, 12:56 AM
Sakai Takayuki Shoshin Sakura gyuto:
http://i.imgur.com/cO8xnP8.jpg

dmccurtis
03-03-2015, 01:24 AM
Great photo (the knife's not too bad either).

krx927
03-03-2015, 05:21 AM
Really great photo!

CB1968
03-03-2015, 06:10 AM
Sakai Takayuki Shoshin Sakura gyuto:
http://i.imgur.com/cO8xnP8.jpg

Awesome photo!!!!

schanop
03-04-2015, 01:16 AM
I have been playing a personal shopper for a friend, and ended up buying Grand Chef santoku 180mm, Grand Chef petty 150mm from James (http://www.knivesandstones.com) and a small stainless kau kong chopper from Leung Tim in Burrwood.

Grand Chef santoku blade thinness from choil is quite respectable, fit and finish is quite nice too for a standard run of the mill swedish stainless line.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bku4AYZeVko/VPaT3-52cmI/AAAAAAAAKdk/rMmYmBQyrlk/s1280/20150304_154025.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DOrXVw6H2Cw/VPaT3xdrViI/AAAAAAAAKdk/OfCGSvDjj3g/s1280/20150304_154052.jpg

Fritzkrieg
03-05-2015, 02:30 AM
I love Leung Tim choppers!

Here's my new go-to duo (the gyuto has been in this thread before, bought from a member here):
http://i.imgur.com/MHfEhqQ.jpg

mkriggen
03-05-2015, 07:46 PM
Two new ones this week. A 240 Masakage Yuki gyuto from B/S/T, and Gude bread knife from Lehmans-thanks HomeCook for the lead:doublethumbsup:

26655

Be well,
Mikey

Pensacola Tiger
03-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Can't wait to see that Masakage Yuki with one of your handles!

Mucho Bocho
03-05-2015, 08:12 PM
I was going to say, when you get a new knife, do you open the box and then just remove then handle too? HA

BTW Mikey, my 8YO daughter loves turtles. She want me to get her a knife with "a turtle on the bottom." I told her, that would happen.

MB

EdipisReks
03-05-2015, 10:54 PM
BTW Mikey, my 8YO daughter loves turtles. She want me to get her a knife with "a turtle on the bottom." I told her, that would happen.

MB

My 34yo self loves turtles. I might have to make that happen for me!

mc2442
03-05-2015, 11:07 PM
Ditto, thought a bit above 34.

cgod
03-08-2015, 02:10 PM
I posted a review of this great knife without any images, so here are a few poor ones!

Here you can see the profile, with nice long flattish zone, and the curved choil.

https://db.tt/zOi6k63m

Below is a closer view of the shimo finish, a kind of sandblasted damascus variant. I worry that thinning will destroy the frosty effect, though.

https://db.tt/6RgoDJHd

And here's the spine. It's smoothed, and the thickness extending out from the emoto really stiffens what might otherwise be a rather thin and flexy blade.

https://db.tt/hi1sYNXb

I'm hugely enjoying this, my first outstanding gyuto. OOTB sharpness has been quite good, with the secondary bevel smoothed seamlessly up the face, and finally just a mico bevel edge. I plan to touch-up only this micro bevel until forced to begin thinning, and then deal with what happens to the shimo finish. Advice in this is more than welcome!

Cam

Seth
03-08-2015, 02:23 PM
Sakai Takayuki Shoshin Sakura gyuto:
http://i.imgur.com/cO8xnP8.jpg

You know you are sick when you look at this photo and the first thing that pops into your mind is a picture of a naked women with those same water droplets.... I'll stop there.

cgod
03-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Hmmmm, maybe the fact that I'm not a supporting member means I don't have the option to click on "retrieve remote images and reference locally?"

Must be a way to insert the whole dropbox reference.

cgod
03-08-2015, 03:16 PM
Checking image insert from dropbox. This should show the blade profile.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7hxep4xvx3py7j/DSC_0019.JPG?dl=0

Pensacola Tiger
03-08-2015, 04:22 PM
Hmmmm, maybe the fact that I'm not a supporting member means I don't have the option to click on "retrieve remote images and reference locally?"

Must be a way to insert the whole dropbox reference.

See this post:

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8346-Having-Insert-Image-Problems?p=270483&viewfull=1#post270483

cgod
03-08-2015, 07:03 PM
Thanks - I've been following your nicely-done instructions already. Must've missed something. This should work for any poster, right, not just forum supporters?

skiajl6297
03-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Finally got a WillC! Great knife. 235 mono gyuto.
http://i.imgur.com/qf5sZ70.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AAv34M5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/c44E6lM.jpg

Von blewitt
03-09-2015, 04:24 AM
Doing some browsing I found this on Watanabes specials page.
240mm stainless clad kuro-uchi gyuto
I was bummed I missed the Kasumi version, I did enquire with Shinichi, and he doesn't plan on making more, but a few enquiries may grease the wheels.
http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/special/santokuknife.htm
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah213/huwjones831/3FC45817-FF8E-41D2-A20C-8D53E6EA50ED_zpsrcybxgyg.png (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/huwjones831/media/3FC45817-FF8E-41D2-A20C-8D53E6EA50ED_zpsrcybxgyg.png.html)

krx927
03-09-2015, 04:40 AM
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.

Sorry to pick up this old post, but how long is that suji?

Rayuela
03-09-2015, 04:53 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the "240 suji" is probably 240mm long ;)

icanhaschzbrgr
03-09-2015, 04:56 AM
I guess you were talking about this one:
http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/special/img/gyuto240_small.jpg

what would happen if you try to polish his KU version? Will it be essentially the same kasumi version?

Von blewitt
03-09-2015, 05:13 AM
I guess you were talking about this one:
http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/special/img/gyuto240_small.jpg

what would happen if you try to polish his KU version? Will it be essentially the same kasumi version?

I had thought about that, I've removed the KU from a few knives, but I never got a result that was the same as a regular Kasumi/ Mikagi finish

icanhaschzbrgr
03-09-2015, 05:55 AM
I had thought about that, I've removed the KU from a few knives, but I never got a result that was the same as a regular Kasumi/ Mikagi finish
I have two Watanabe knives from this line. Might try this on one of them just out of curiosity. His KU is very polished and "consistent" compared to knives from other brands. To be honest, when I first got Watanabe knife I was under impression that KU is just a paint.

krx927
03-10-2015, 03:53 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the "240 suji" is probably 240mm long ;)

ups... I should also read not just look at the pictures ;)

Mangelwurzel
03-10-2015, 04:38 AM
Nice looking catcheside! How are you finding it?

Salty dog
03-10-2015, 02:39 PM
Masashi 240 Stainless on stainless.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/1masashi2_zpseaelg3a6.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/1masashi2_zpseaelg3a6.jpg.html)

Mucho Bocho
03-10-2015, 02:59 PM
OH Good Salty. I think a lot of us would love to get your feedback on them.

I'm most curious about the tip and the belly. Is the tip in line with the bottom of the handle?

Good for you!

orange
03-10-2015, 04:08 PM
have not been able to get full knife view with damascus pattern but close-up view of a kikuryu is shown below

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s574/hjnam2007/kikuryu%202_zpsi5gpb7vo.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/hjnam2007/media/kikuryu%202_zpsi5gpb7vo.jpg.html)
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s574/hjnam2007/kikuryu%201_zpsooadz700.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/hjnam2007/media/kikuryu%201_zpsooadz700.jpg.html)

schanop
03-10-2015, 04:47 PM
Awesome score.

skiajl6297
03-10-2015, 08:20 PM
Nice looking catcheside! How are you finding it?

So far, so good! Thick spine and heavy but nimble knife, makes a great opposing blade to my Rodrigue midtech which is just stupid thin. Really enjoying it. Amazing fit and finish as expected, very comfortable handle. Took a fast and stable patina as well. Excellent edge out of the box, had no issues cutting most things. Just an all around good cutter, with heft, and excellent balance. Definitely has quickly become my go-to blade for everyday cutting. Makes me want to try some full custom work from Will in all honesty. Havent taken to stones yet, but I am excited to.

Also worth noting - fantastic customer service, and a really enjoyable purchase experience. I am really impressed all around.

TheDispossessed
03-11-2015, 01:28 PM
26720

Just came from Tosho, great transaction.
Small NAS Mioroshi

preizzo
03-15-2015, 03:14 PM
Here i have some of my favorite and new steel.
Kurosaki, shiro kamo.,hiro, tanaka, konosuke etc etc

Von blewitt
03-16-2015, 03:25 AM
Really impressed with the 240 Watanabe Gyuto, stainless clad blue #2
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/33D438A7-7991-4BF9-9059-9B7E1EE0964C_zps7mbtwskn.jpg (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/huwjones1983/media/33D438A7-7991-4BF9-9059-9B7E1EE0964C_zps7mbtwskn.jpg.html)
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/F64C01C0-5E86-4137-8E74-702EDE09D7EA_zpsnxcbtlp9.jpg (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/huwjones1983/media/F64C01C0-5E86-4137-8E74-702EDE09D7EA_zpsnxcbtlp9.jpg.html)
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/225FEEDD-C7B7-49BB-98A7-FDE1AAF09A3D_zpsgt5qfrat.jpg (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/huwjones1983/media/225FEEDD-C7B7-49BB-98A7-FDE1AAF09A3D_zpsgt5qfrat.jpg.html)

aboynamedsuita
03-16-2015, 08:43 PM
Really impressed with the 240 Watanabe Gyuto, stainless clad blue #2

I never knew Shinichi offered stainless cladding. Is that a custom from the pro line?

Von blewitt
03-17-2015, 02:46 AM
I never knew Shinichi offered stainless cladding. Is that a custom from the pro line?

This is a one off I found on the specials page on the Watanabe site. There was a few other similar, not sure if there are any left though.

labor of love
03-17-2015, 03:11 AM
This is a one off I found on the specials page on the Watanabe site. There was a few other similar, not sure if there are any left though.

This is my new holy grail. Watanabe goodness with stainless cladding. Please PM me before you ever consider selling lol.

Nmko
03-17-2015, 07:35 AM
This is my new holy grail. Watanabe goodness with stainless cladding. Please PM me before you ever consider selling lol.

+1

Geo87
03-17-2015, 03:18 PM
+1

Nav! Your alive! You disappeared for a while there

foodaholic
03-17-2015, 11:35 PM
This is my new holy grail. Watanabe goodness with stainless cladding. Please PM me before you ever consider selling lol.

His website says there is one left in the specials section under limited knives.

labor of love
03-17-2015, 11:48 PM
His website says there is one left in the specials section under limited knives.

Im looking at the limited knives page in the specials section and all I see is a 210mm and 170mm gyuto.

foodaholic
03-17-2015, 11:51 PM
My fault, I thought Von's was 210. Didn't mean to jump the gun.

Mucho Bocho
03-18-2015, 11:53 AM
OH Good Salty. I think a lot of us would love to get your feedback on them.

I'm most curious about the tip and the belly. Is the tip in line with the bottom of the handle?

Good for you!

Salty, love to get your FB

jackslimpson
03-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Masashi 240 Stainless on stainless.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/1masashi2_zpseaelg3a6.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/1masashi2_zpseaelg3a6.jpg.html)

I got a Masahi Kobo 150mm Petty Damascus clad SLD. It came with a screaming edge, and pristine fit and finish. Can't wait to hear more about the gyuto.

Cheers,

Jack

Dblant
03-18-2015, 09:55 PM
Sakai Takayuki blue #1 honyaki yanagiba
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/yichang2012/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/17C56295-AB3E-423C-83EB-CCC2FA6C0D09_zpsxmptyeth.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/yichang2012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/17C56295-AB3E-423C-83EB-CCC2FA6C0D09_zpsxmptyeth.jpg.html)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/yichang2012/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/BBCB7E06-D140-4098-895B-EE49DA584DB7_zpsnw04ie63.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/yichang2012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/BBCB7E06-D140-4098-895B-EE49DA584DB7_zpsnw04ie63.jpg.html)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/yichang2012/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/4313B8E2-C757-4CBA-9DE3-7BA7C4C5A0B1_zpsddwthatf.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/yichang2012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/4313B8E2-C757-4CBA-9DE3-7BA7C4C5A0B1_zpsddwthatf.jpg.html)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/yichang2012/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/A3A2A61B-EFF1-47A2-B537-1B782F160B31_zpssi8hwiha.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/yichang2012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/A3A2A61B-EFF1-47A2-B537-1B782F160B31_zpssi8hwiha.jpg.html)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/yichang2012/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/1E19E23F-1B6F-4159-866E-672ACFE2AB76_zpsfjfvmeq7.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/yichang2012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/1E19E23F-1B6F-4159-866E-672ACFE2AB76_zpsfjfvmeq7.jpg.html)

aboynamedsuita
03-19-2015, 11:06 AM
Sakai Takayuki blue #1 honyaki yanagiba...

I really like the Kiritsuke tipped knives. Once my Watanabe arrives I'll be sure to post it.

schanop
03-19-2015, 04:20 PM
Sakai Takayuki blue #1 honyaki yanagiba
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/yichang2012/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/17C56295-AB3E-423C-83EB-CCC2FA6C0D09_zpsxmptyeth.jpg


Knife and the whole package look awesome.

Seth0941
03-21-2015, 06:16 PM
After searching about 50 thrift stores and antique malls looking for good vintage kitchen knives I finally found one. This is a (no, that is not rust) Forgecraft carbon steel cleaver. Made in the 50's and looks to have never been sharpened. The odd coloring you see in the photo on the lower part of the blade looks to be the factory protective coating that sill has not been worn off.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z220/seth0941/IMAG0835_zpsbwnhlf0p.jpg (http://s193.photobucket.com/user/seth0941/media/IMAG0835_zpsbwnhlf0p.jpg.html)

chefcomesback
03-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Quite a find

MrDinken
03-22-2015, 08:46 PM
Gotten bitten by the damascus bug a little bit even since I saw the ZKramer Damascus in person, but eventually got this one instead because of the deal from last month:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8310660/Forums/IMG_8950.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8310660/Forums/IMG_8958.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8310660/Forums/IMG_8985.jpg

KitchenCommander
03-23-2015, 08:44 AM
Birthday present. Masakage Yuki Bunka 170
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/BladeCommander/C1CC5C52-B364-45E6-8A22-E9C5D9D11EFE_zps2ohpperv.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/BladeCommander/media/C1CC5C52-B364-45E6-8A22-E9C5D9D11EFE_zps2ohpperv.jpg.html)
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/BladeCommander/70340590-FD15-4B74-9BF1-0C39652EED6C_zpsbuqwi42q.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/BladeCommander/media/70340590-FD15-4B74-9BF1-0C39652EED6C_zpsbuqwi42q.jpg.html)

It appears to be nice and thin behind the edge (to my eye), but the short grind and thickness at the choil create some wedging in onions. Cuts great tho and came sharp enough OTB to go right to work. Fit and finish was great. Smooth transition from the ferule, and I love the long sweeping choil. My first Wa-handle and I'm very pleased. I like the pear finish and that its stainless clad. When I get some proper stones I'll probably polish the grind for some nice contrast to the pear finish above.

mtneer99
03-23-2015, 10:21 AM
nice find! god I love old carbon steel knives too!
try some sos pads first if you want to get most of the rust off & its an oil coating to protect from rusting

jackslimpson
03-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Tadafusa Santoku, 170mm, SLD Steel. OOTB edge is screaming. Very thin, and well made. Unusual chestnut handle. Wish they had had a gyuto.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo130/moegreen_photos/IMG-20150323-00344_zpskirbckzg.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/moegreen_photos/media/IMG-20150323-00344_zpskirbckzg.jpg.html)

Cheers,

Jack

Dave Martell
03-23-2015, 06:14 PM
That's different.

Seth0941
03-23-2015, 06:22 PM
Tadafusa Santoku, 170mm, SLD Steel. OOTB edge is screaming. Very thin, and well made. Unusual chestnut handle. Wish they had had a gyuto.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo130/moegreen_photos/IMG-20150323-00344_zpskirbckzg.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/moegreen_photos/media/IMG-20150323-00344_zpskirbckzg.jpg.html)

Cheers,



Jack

Do you have a link to that?

jackslimpson
03-23-2015, 06:28 PM
Do you have a link to that?


http://yhst-27988581933240.stores.yahoo.net/tadafusa-santoku-knife-170mm-sld-steel-blade-kn170.html

It's always worth browsing Aframes Tokyo (your receipt will read "Huckleberry Vintage Fishing Supply," which is cool). I ordered it Friday, got it Monday. It's a better bargain than I thought, given it's fit and finish. My very bad Blackberry photo doesn't show it well, but the maker's mark are blacksmith tongs. That's all that's on it.


Cheers,

Jack

Gnickrapon
03-24-2015, 09:33 AM
That's nuts. Keep us posted on it's performance etc.

AllanP
03-24-2015, 12:19 PM
damn, that's a neat little knife at a good price

El Pescador
03-24-2015, 01:02 PM
http://yhst-27988581933240.stores.yahoo.net/tadafusa-santoku-knife-170mm-sld-steel-blade-kn170.html

It's always worth browsing Aframes Tokyo (your receipt will read "Huckleberry Vintage Fishing Supply," which is cool). I ordered it Friday, got it Monday. It's a better bargain than I thought, given it's fit and finish. My very bad Blackberry photo doesn't show it well, but the maker's mark are blacksmith tongs. That's all that's on it.


Cheers,

Jack

Bought one too.

jackslimpson
03-24-2015, 01:12 PM
Bought one too.

Sweet. Post it up when you get it.

Cheers,

Jack

daveb
03-24-2015, 01:15 PM
I've almost pulled trigger on A Frames knives a couple times but for whatever reason did not. Yet. How bad do they hurt you on shipping to the States?

Pensacola Tiger
03-24-2015, 01:44 PM
I've almost pulled trigger on A Frames knives a couple times but for whatever reason did not. Yet. How bad do they hurt you on shipping to the States?

They are in Hawaii, so it's USPS. Last time I bought something, it was around $11 or so.

PS, that was the Tadatsuna suji.

daveb
03-24-2015, 02:05 PM
I see said the blind man... If the HI location is obvious on their website it's eluded me for a couple years.

jackslimpson
03-24-2015, 03:54 PM
I see said the blind man... If the HI location is obvious on their website it's eluded me for a couple years.

Just FYI: I'm in Houston, TX I ordered it on a Friday, got on Monday, USPS Priority, $11.95.

Seth0941
03-27-2015, 04:11 PM
I just got this set for $70. New in the box still wrapped in plastic!

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z220/seth0941/IMAG0851_zpskju90gmh.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z220/seth0941/IMAG0853_zpsony93ymk.jpg

aboynamedsuita
03-27-2015, 06:16 PM
I couldn't turn down a Japanese bread knife. It's 360mm and is going to get a Wa conversion.

26930

andre s
03-28-2015, 03:11 PM
270 xtra H and xtra thick
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/IMG_8919_zpshtjnekvk.jpg

j22582536
03-31-2015, 02:08 AM
Shigefusa kitaeji yanagiba 300mm

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_1746_zpsw80ohrwb.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_1746_zpsw80ohrwb.jpg.html)
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_1745_zps0iawbctu.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_1745_zps0iawbctu.jpg.html)
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_1747_zpsscacat0d.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_1747_zpsscacat0d.jpg.html)
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_1748_zpstly7lnqz.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_1748_zpstly7lnqz.jpg.html)
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_1749_zpse4o9vms2.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_1749_zpse4o9vms2.jpg.html)

Mute-on
03-31-2015, 04:31 AM
Congratulations on a stunning Kitaeji Shig :thumbsup:

Lrrr
03-31-2015, 05:46 AM
This is my first post and I thought I might as well start with my latest addition. About a month ago I bought an Ikea chef knife made of what they themselves labels as "VG10 chromium steel". I was suspicious at first with the "VG10" rather than "VG-10" but decided to buy it anyway (at around 30USD it was really not much of a big deal either way).

One of the reasons I bought it was to find our IF this knife is something I could recommend to my students. They are generally around 16-18 years old so money is often of great concern to them. Anyway, here is my review of the IKEA Slitbar 21 cm chef knife:

My first impression is that it is a heavy knife. It weighs 275 grams (9,7 Oz), which makes it the heaviest 21cm (8,25") in my collection. The balance is OK but it does feel a bit weird to hold such a heavy handle. After a while I got accustomed to it and in a way rather enjoyed the feeling. It definitively feels sturdy.

Right out of the box it was sharp as a razorblade and sliced through anything with ease. It shaved the hair from my arm without effort and sliced tomatoes with no other preassure than its own weight. I tend to not ascribe too much importance to the sharpness of a knife right out the box since most knives are very sharp when they are brand new. What's important is how long do they stay sharp and how easily can I restore the sharpness. In this particular case, after two 10-hour shifts at work I didn't feel any desire to sharpen it. I put it under some rather heavy use, such as cutting around 20 pounds of assorted root vegetables, around the same amount of onions and leeks, some fruit and herbs, chopped nuts and so forth.

When I finally had to sharpen it I did so using my diamond honing steel. It's the same one I use for almost all my knives and it usually does the trick in just a matter of seconds. The IKEA knife was no exception. I was able to get a very sharp edge after about 20 strokes on either side. I haven't yet needed to sharpen it on my whetstones so I can't really testify to the long-term durability of the edge. As far as my competence goes regarding judging the quality of a blade, I'd say it's a decent one. Definitively not the best one I've used but far from the worst. It retaines it's sharpness to an acceptable degree under moderate use (such as average home cooking) but I feel it lacks the durability for professional use.

As a professional, I tend to look at knife performance first and knife design second, but I feel I have to say a few words regarding the design.The wooden handle feels cheap and very much "IKEA". Bottom line - it feels cheap. The transition from the blade to the handle is far from smooth and I suppose all kinds of ditt and filth will accumulate in the splice. Wether or not that is percieved as a problem or not I guess depends on your level of cleanliness and general tolerance towards filth, bit working in a kitchen, it's something I have to factor in.

In all, my opinon is that this is a cheap knife in diguise, but well worth it's low price tag. The weight and ergonomy may make it less attractive to some and the design and manufacturing leaves a lot to be desired, but again, considering the price I guess you could live with it. I think I will recommend it to my students.

easy13
03-31-2015, 08:57 PM
ITINOMONN STAINLESS KASUMI 210MM WA GYUTO

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_4199.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_4199.jpg.html)

Needed a stainless 210 for work that can sit around wet/dirty, doesn't have to be pampered and that I could let others use for a task or two if needed. Haven't seen much mentioned about these but gave it a shot and got in in the mail yesterday after some amazingly quick shipping. Profile is quite nice, definitely isn't all belly like the other Itinomonn 210s (Kurouchi, V2) people posted/covered. F&F real solid for a $160 wa-gyuto, bit blade heavy but by no means a heavyweight. Wa handle is quality for the price & blade had no rough edges or janky choil. Took this to work today with OTB edge which was pretty good and F'in hammered it with 10 hours of prep & cooking and it held up real well, no honing, stropping, etc.. Haven't put on stones so I cant comment on that but real impressive blade for the price tag

chinacats
03-31-2015, 09:12 PM
Wow, beautiful profile for a 210.

aboynamedsuita
04-01-2015, 11:41 PM
Watanabe Professional Custom 270mm Honyaki mirror polished Kiritsuke Gyuto. I took this pic in portrait, it shows in portrait, but it comes in as landscape thru the KKF site, sorry.

26972
I asked Shinichi to engrave the left side since I'm a lefty, I've already taken the D handle off and will be using it for WIP project at some point (naturally this one will be getting a custom handle).

Oh and I almost forgot, it's made of...
26973
(Couldn't resist the Zoolander reference)

Cheeks1989
04-02-2015, 09:48 PM
My new Carter 236mm
http://i.imgur.com/ksggQH8.jpg

Livlif
04-05-2015, 04:13 AM
My new Carter 236mm
http://i.imgur.com/ksggQH8.jpg


Nice!!! I just ordered a 168mm

Cheeks1989
04-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Marko 175mm gyuto s grind
http://i.imgur.com/Sd3Aqf6.jpg

XooMG
04-05-2015, 01:40 PM
Marko 175mm gyuto s grind
http://i.imgur.com/Sd3Aqf6.jpg
Damn, I'm envious. I need to wait for mine...:sad0:

Livlif
04-06-2015, 06:09 PM
I couldn't help myself!!! Got this coming. http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/143gadgets/3A8F1F9C-98DD-473F-9ED4-47DDE0E850B2_zpsaq0bcuw4.jpg

Cheeks1989
04-06-2015, 06:10 PM
Love the handle on that livlif

Livlif
04-06-2015, 06:11 PM
Love the handle on that livlif



Thanks! I love funky handles and this one just looked sick!!!

bob_loblaw
04-06-2015, 09:09 PM
I couldn't help myself!!! Got this coming. http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/143gadgets/3A8F1F9C-98DD-473F-9ED4-47DDE0E850B2_zpsaq0bcuw4.jpg

I was eyeing that one too on his site. Not for purchase (been on a splurge lately), just really to torture myself. Love the top view of that handle

yinro
04-06-2015, 10:59 PM
Here are a few that just arrived. From top to bottom: 240 shig kitaegi gyuto, 250 custom moritaka AS gyuto and 10 in. shun blue kiritsuke style gyuto.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3362159/photos/DSC04207.jpg

Livlif
04-07-2015, 12:33 AM
I was eyeing that one too on his site. Not for purchase (been on a splurge lately), just really to torture myself. Love the top view of that handle



If you ever wanna see it in person let me know. I'm in DC proper. Not far from you. Lol

Livlif
04-07-2015, 12:35 AM
Here are a few that just arrived. From top to bottom: 240 shig kitaegi gyuto, 250 custom moritaka AS gyuto and 10 in. shun blue kiritsuke style gyuto.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3362159/photos/DSC04207.jpg



Nice. I have the 8" and 10" shun blue Kiritsuke knives. They are pretty cool. Gonna be getting rid of them both though. I have too many knives in my roll. Lol

yinro
04-07-2015, 01:42 AM
Yes, first impression is very good. The profile is actually quite similar to the Moritaka, which is modeled after the Masamoto KS. The Shun is heavier than the other two knives, so it feels longer in hand. I still haven't decided if I am going to keep it yet. Too many knifes to try. Cheers.


Nice. I have the 8" and 10" shun blue Kiritsuke knives. They are pretty cool. Gonna be getting rid of them both though. I have too many knives in my roll. Lol

Livlif
04-07-2015, 03:46 AM
Yes, first impression is very good. The profile is actually quite similar to the Moritaka, which is modeled after the Masamoto KS. The Shun is heavier than the other two knives, so it feels longer in hand. I still haven't decided if I am going to keep it yet. Too many knifes to try. Cheers.



Yeah. It's definitely heavier because of the full tang. Sharpens up easy and gets razor sharp though. Edge retention is not bad either.

Mucho Bocho
04-07-2015, 05:04 PM
It all came together so fast.

Marko has been on my short bucket list for a while and I was lucky enough to get one of his new Entry/Pro line in AEBL mine is 230 on the edge and weighs 224g 2.65 spine at handle and full taper to a very useful tip. F/F is on another level, everything is rounded, smooth and strait. Its the heaviest knife I have now, though most people wouldn't call it a workhorse, but for me it is.

I haven't really used with it much, but I did put my edge on it with Jon's 6000 diamond stone and she's grabby now.

Just want to thank Marko, for making me this hand made beautiful cutter at a generous price and a very efficient/quick transaction.

Oh, the sheath is the immaculately stitched and fits so cleanly. I'll personally be moving to more leather saya's, winner there too.

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s426/dennismpintoii/Mobile%20Uploads/3C43788E-CC04-4596-B343-E463F5E5B751.jpg (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/dennismpintoii/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3C43788E-CC04-4596-B343-E463F5E5B751.jpg.html)

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s426/dennismpintoii/Mobile%20Uploads/DFECECE4-8323-4101-BA1B-DB3461ED2DDF.jpg (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/dennismpintoii/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DFECECE4-8323-4101-BA1B-DB3461ED2DDF.jpg.html)

Livlif
04-07-2015, 09:22 PM
It all came together so fast.

Marko has been on my short bucket list for a while and I was lucky enough to get one of his new Entry/Pro line in AEBL mine is 230 on the edge and weighs 224g 2.65 spine at handle and full taper to a very useful tip. F/F is on another level, everything is rounded, smooth and strait. Its the heaviest knife I have now, though most people wouldn't call it a workhorse, but for me it is.

I haven't really used with it much, but I did put my edge on it with Jon's 6000 diamond stone and she's grabby now.

Just want to thank Marko, for making me this hand made beautiful cutter at a generous price and a very efficient/quick transaction.

Oh, the sheath is the immaculately stitched and fits so cleanly. I'll personally be moving to more leather saya's, winner there too.

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s426/dennismpintoii/Mobile%20Uploads/3C43788E-CC04-4596-B343-E463F5E5B751.jpg (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/dennismpintoii/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3C43788E-CC04-4596-B343-E463F5E5B751.jpg.html)

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s426/dennismpintoii/Mobile%20Uploads/DFECECE4-8323-4101-BA1B-DB3461ED2DDF.jpg (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/dennismpintoii/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DFECECE4-8323-4101-BA1B-DB3461ED2DDF.jpg.html)


Very nice! Did he make the Saya as well?

marc4pt0
04-07-2015, 10:58 PM
Got this a little while ago. Lots of fun

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150319_101944_zps8iudpu5r.jpg
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150319_102042_zpsooc9esyn.jpg

XooMG
04-08-2015, 12:12 AM
Got this a little while ago. Lots of fun

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150319_101944_zps8iudpu5r.jpg
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150319_102042_zpsooc9esyn.jpg
I can't wait until mine are reground and rehandled...the hammer texture is pretty sweet and should make for a nice knife once properly finished.

Livlif
04-08-2015, 01:56 AM
Got this a little while ago. Lots of fun

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150319_101944_zps8iudpu5r.jpg
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150319_102042_zpsooc9esyn.jpg

Nice! What is this?

MrOli
04-08-2015, 04:15 AM
Kurosaki R2, my AS has got the same pattern with a Kurouchi finish.

mhpr262
04-08-2015, 05:13 AM
This is my first post and I thought I might as well start with my latest addition. About a month ago I bought an Ikea chef knife made of what they themselves labels as "VG10 chromium steel".
[...]
I think I will recommend it to my students.

Just tell them to take a really good look at the individual knife they want to buy first, like, take it out of the box and look at the edge first.

I also wanted to buy this knife last year, I looked at three of them and every single one was massively overground, with lots of light shining through when you set the edge of a flat surface, and it rocked about as smoothly as a floor tile. The IKEA salesman wouldn't take any more out of the package for me. I own the normal steel version though which is not so bad either, at least geometry and profilewise.

marc4pt0
04-08-2015, 07:24 AM
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Kurosaki/20150108_090446_2_zps4b3df4bf.jpg


My Kurouchi doesn't have the same pattern, but does have quite the same profile except:
It's lighter, more balanced
Is thinner behind the edge
Has a much better grind
Falls through food with more ease

I'd love to see your Kurouchi with the hammered pattern as stainless R2 I posted earlier above. I didn't know he made those, but I bet that'd be pretty cool looking actually.


Kurosaki R2, my AS has got the same pattern with a Kurouchi finish.

MrOli
04-08-2015, 07:56 AM
The new ones come with this cladding, similar to yours but maybe less 3 dimensional

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8744/16454459574_fc5148c4aa_z.jpg

Livlif
04-08-2015, 08:00 AM
The new ones come with this cladding, similar to yours but maybe less 3 dimensional

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8744/16454459574_fc5148c4aa_z.jpg


You sure about that? A friend of mind got an AS Santoku and the finish is pretty smooth. Looks just like the knife Marc posted.

CoqaVin
04-08-2015, 08:19 AM
where did you get it from OLI?

MrOli
04-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Cleancut in Sweden, they have the textured clad ones in stock. Livlif, I am 100% sure, my 170 Bunka is just like this.