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The Anti-Chrysler
11-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Just picked this up the other day.
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/25136-Anybody-read-Kanji

TheDispossessed
11-24-2015, 06:37 PM
What could it be. That is the mystery.
It's probably a sperm whale knife.

Von blewitt
11-24-2015, 06:43 PM
I love packages from So's dad

aboynamedsuita
11-24-2015, 08:02 PM
What could it be. That is the mystery.

The attached thumbnail is called Kato.jpg so I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that it isn't a Shigefusa Kitaeji 240mm gyuto

Smurfmacaw
11-24-2015, 08:12 PM
The attached thumbnail is called Kato.jpg so I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that it isn't a Shigefusa Kitaeji 240mm gyuto

Lol, give the man a prize....at least, I'm pretty sure that is what it is. I should have my 185 (more like 175 now :( ) shig back tomorrow or the next day so I can compare the two.

spoiledbroth
11-24-2015, 10:37 PM
It's probably a sperm whale knife.

i laughed.

Smurfmacaw
11-25-2015, 02:01 AM
Ok, Pictures in a day or so... but I think this is the best performing knife out of the box I've ever had. Picked it up after work and used it to break down some onions and my thumb. Went through the onion so effortlessly I didn't even notice my thumb until the blood started spurting out....SUPERB performer. The site specifically states this the thick version so wow. My wife just rolled her eyes and asked me if I wanted her to stitch it up but it didn't need it that bad......Now I can't wait to get my hands on one of Maksim's super duper special models....might be the next collectible for me. Pretty reactive though...right up there with a shig but not quite......

Smurfmacaw
11-25-2015, 02:02 AM
Or maybe human blood is a good patina starter....god knows I bled enough lol.

Zweber12
11-25-2015, 06:25 AM
I did not realize how nice these knives are. They feel wonderful in hand. Signed boxes.

Amazingly beautiful; very nice pictures. I got a 150mm petty with saya and similar box. Still drooling over it every time I use it..

Casaluz
11-25-2015, 12:55 PM
this is really interesting information. I would love to know your thoughts on the knife especially if you use it for more than slicing... Lots of people have said that a single bevel gyuto would be pointless but I'm pretty curious. I'm assuming this is the kind of sb knife you'd want to microbevel or even make a hamaguriba

also the muteki posted above is so THIN! Are all of his knives like that? I have never been tremendously interested in Carter's work.

Regarding the single bevel gyuto, my thoughts are uneducated in comparison to those of many in this forum that could provide a more informative opinion for you, however, I can tell you that I very much like the knife aesthetically and performance wise. I am a fan of single bevels and the single bevel gyuto is an interesting combination. if I am cooking a meal that combines a lot of chopping and slicing (e.g. a beef bourguignon) I use this gyuto for both, although it excels at slicing as you would expect. I have not used it on a fish, but I imagine that it could use it in different tasks there as well. I chose this knife because I am a fan of single bevels, and although it requires to adapt your cutting technique to accommodate for it in comparison with double bevels, for me it is a source of joy.

Regarding the Carter, it is indeed very thin and over time I have become a big fan of his knives to the point that I currently own 4 from Carter cutlery: this Muteki Gyuto, a Nakiri, a Funayuki, and a Yanagiba. I find them all superb. Before the Muteki, the Nakiri is probably the knife that I use most often at home and I have to say that I would sell almost all of my other knives before the Carters, with two exceptions, my Tesshu Damascus Blue steel II Yanagiba 300mm and my Gesshin Kagero Yo-Gyuto Powdered Steel 240 mm. The Carters are very easy to sharpen, hold the edge for a long time and are beautifully balanced and finished

Karnstein
11-25-2015, 05:44 PM
http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/20151125164637ik3ze6osd4.jpg

230 Dalman Gyuto along with a 210 Shibata Kotetsu that arrived today.

marc4pt0
11-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Seeing a few of these show up in the wild lately. I'll say this about Robin's work- if you like the feeling of how a larger, thicker spined, heavier gyuto falls through food, and you also like the "speed" and "ease" of how a laser wisps through food, you will certainly like a Dalman Gyuto.
His knives start off with a thick spine over the heel but rapidly taper into a Super thin tip. His knives are also super light, almost worrisome light, as in you become concerned whether this knife can actually cut or not. But then you throw it up against carrots, onion, celery, peppers, squash, mushrooms and you very quickly realize that this knife is a lean, mean cutting machine. Then you discover yourself saying "best Damn $350(ish) I ever spent on a knife".

I say 350ish as I'm not too sure what he charges now. I was fortunate enough to score one of his k-tip gyutos with his cocobolo "western D-handle" and a 230 gyuto much like the one posted above. I'd post pictures but I keep forgetting. I will say that these 2 knives have been my daily drivers at work the last couple weeks and there's nothing they can't handle.

I say this somewhat often which most likely just discredits me every time but... if you're thinking about getting on Robin's list, do it. You won't regret it. My man XooMG I'd one of the harsher critics I've met here and I respect his opinion. If this man is impressed it really says something.

aboynamedsuita
11-25-2015, 09:43 PM
Ok, Pictures in a day or so... but I think this is the best performing knife out of the box I've ever had. Picked it up after work and used it to break down some onions and my thumb. Went through the onion so effortlessly I didn't even notice my thumb until the blood started spurting out....SUPERB performer. The site specifically states this the thick version so wow. My wife just rolled her eyes and asked me if I wanted her to stitch it up but it didn't need it that bad......Now I can't wait to get my hands on one of Maksim's super duper special models....might be the next collectible for me. Pretty reactive though...right up there with a shig but not quite......

So I guess I can add a 240 Kato workhorse from JNS to the xmas shopping list?

Doug
11-25-2015, 11:15 PM
I'm guessing something Heiji

Doug
11-25-2015, 11:17 PM
Whoops wrong post

eugen_onegin
11-25-2015, 11:37 PM
http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/20151125164637ik3ze6osd4.jpg

230 Dalman Gyuto along with a 210 Shibata Kotetsu that arrived today.

Sweet Kotetsu. That looks like the Bunka profile. How does it perform? I'm really considering purchasing this one for a holiday gift. The chef typically uses a pinch grip which I think would work well because I believe the choil is rounded and finished to fit nice in the hand.

Smurfmacaw
11-26-2015, 12:06 AM
So I guess I can add a 240 Kato workhorse from JNS to the xmas shopping list?

Never thought I'd say it but it cuts better than my shig's.....insane!

brainsausage
11-26-2015, 12:19 AM
So I guess I can add a 240 Kato workhorse from JNS to the xmas shopping list?

Good luck with that one. Unless Maxim has a secret stash he's holding onto. Suckers are getting scarce, and it doesn't help that other sites are pushing up demand for his non-Maximized blades...

jimbob
11-26-2015, 12:24 AM
Man that dalman looks slick. A bit ks ish tip wise.

XooMG
11-26-2015, 05:40 AM
I say this somewhat often which most likely just discredits me every time but... if you're thinking about getting on Robin's list, do it. You won't regret it. My man XooMG I'd one of the harsher critics I've met here and I respect his opinion. If this man is impressed it really says something.
Thanks, but I think I'm sometimes just as prone to cognitive biases as anyone else, and this might be an example. I've been occasionally advocating a geometry somewhat similar to what Robin does, and so it's easy to get excited when a maker takes it seriously and starts exploring that space. That's one reason I have been reserved with my feedback.

Robin's testers, passarounds, and early customs were pretty varied, but it seems he's settling into more consistent modes. Still, it may be wise to check with him to ensure the geometry he uses (shinogi height/thickness, tip thickness, etc.) is in line with what the customer is seeking.

Karnstein
11-26-2015, 06:42 AM
Seeing a few of these show up in the wild lately. I'll say this about Robin's work- if you like the feeling of how a larger, thicker spined, heavier gyuto falls through food, and you also like the "speed" and "ease" of how a laser wisps through food, you will certainly like a Dalman Gyuto.
His knives start off with a thick spine over the heel but rapidly taper into a Super thin tip. His knives are also super light, almost worrisome light, as in you become concerned whether this knife can actually cut or not. But then you throw it up against carrots, onion, celery, peppers, squash, mushrooms and you very quickly realize that this knife is a lean, mean cutting machine. Then you discover yourself saying "best Damn $350(ish) I ever spent on a knife".

I say 350ish as I'm not too sure what he charges now. I was fortunate enough to score one of his k-tip gyutos with his cocobolo "western D-handle" and a 230 gyuto much like the one posted above. I'd post pictures but I keep forgetting. I will say that these 2 knives have been my daily drivers at work the last couple weeks and there's nothing they can't handle.


I got pretty much the one remaining blade from his last batch before he raised his prices a bit. I paid 2300SEK, the next batch will be 3k SEK but you get a saya along with the knife. Initial impression either price would be money well spent.

And yeah, those are really light blades...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1L3vrrNZRds/Vk8Hmft9BPI/AAAAAAAAFSk/pLI-oEAXdTk/s1280-Ic42/20151120_115821.jpg

Handle weight is ~45g, which means that 230mm long blade only weight ~90 grams... and for that weight the blade is quite stiff, due to the wicked taper. It does have some flex behind the tip, but way less than one would expect.


Sweet Kotetsu. That looks like the Bunka profile. How does it perform? I'm really considering purchasing this one for a holiday gift. The chef typically uses a pinch grip which I think would work well because I believe the choil is rounded and finished to fit nice in the hand.

Well, I would call it a Wa-Kiritsuke/k-tip gyuto...the 180 Kotetsu bunka has more height than the 210 gyuto. Knife weights 125g, tip is thin and the knife goes through onions like butter. Can't say much more about it. Picked it up from my neighbors during a short break at work and used the remaining time before the restaurant opened again to prep some onions for the guys in the kitchen (I'm only the barkeeper).

Krassi
11-27-2015, 10:04 AM
hii!

cant wait to test Karnstein's Dalman tomorrow ;) there will be tons of vegetables sacrificed on the wooden boos altar ;)
we ll have a "little knife-nerd-gathering" and i guess around 50-60 bad ass knifes and my 7 jnats for comparison, and of course a nice case of beer ..also for comparison ;)

i am glad i jumped on the "dalmanlist" soon enough and will get mine before Christmas.. (plus a 150mm Petty is also in the list)

Dalman also makes a slimmer 210mm "Gyotohiki Version" and i have ordered this one with a cool rendeerhorn bolster..
and it will also come with this nice saya.

Still for the price it was a instant "shut up and take my money" decision ;) .. well actually no decision at all ..

Best regards, daniel

Cheeks1989
11-27-2015, 09:24 PM
First Kato 210mm

http://i.imgur.com/x2zL2KV.jpg

Godslayer
11-27-2015, 09:45 PM
First Kato 210mm

http://i.imgur.com/x2zL2KV.jpg

Classic

spoiledbroth
11-28-2015, 04:47 AM
I have been admiring karnstein's dalman every time I check this thread... Looks really good!!

Karnstein
11-28-2015, 06:42 AM
I have been admiring karnstein's dalman every time I check this thread... Looks really good!!

thanks, given that krassi owns a DSLR and I just recently bought a mirrorless camera, I expect to update the thread with some better pictures on Sunday or Monday. Incl. one with a decent choil shot...

Until then this is as best as it gets shooting with a smartphone and crappy weather outside:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4vMssOHTXPg/Vk8HmYbqnfI/AAAAAAAAFSk/u6y8_lPREXA/s1280-Ic42/20151120_115841.jpg

Vladimir
11-28-2015, 02:16 PM
http://firepic.org/images/2015-11/28/zf9spi6pa76x.jpg (http://firepic.org/)

bkultra
11-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Beautiful Shig, and rare to see a 240mm western

Vladimir
11-28-2015, 02:35 PM
Yes 240, it's excellent knife !!!
3.5 years waiting ))

marc4pt0
11-28-2015, 02:50 PM
HMMMMMMMM!!!!

I'd like to know what you think, and how it compares to wa-handle Shig. I had a 210 and a 240 wa Shig, and both performed fantastic but the 210 wasn't long enough for me and the 240 was too short at the heel for me. So I wonder how a western handle 240 Shig would feel, for me.

bkultra
11-28-2015, 03:36 PM
240 was too short at the heel for me.

My 240 wa is 52.2mm at the heel... How tall do you prefer?

Vladimir
11-28-2015, 03:54 PM
yes it is 47mm (it is very convenient), as me explained, this can vary from 45-52mm for Western shigefusa 240, it depends on the mood of the master Iizuka))

schanop
11-28-2015, 04:03 PM
HMMMMMMMM!!!!

I'd like to know what you think, and how it compares to wa-handle Shig. I had a 210 and a 240 wa Shig, and both performed fantastic but the 210 wasn't long enough for me and the 240 was too short at the heel for me. So I wonder how a western handle 240 Shig would feel, for me.

My kitaeji wa was 51-52, kasumi yo was 53-54. Current kitaeji yo is 53. But I have also seen James' kitaeji wa at 47-48 and kasumi wa at 50.

drake
11-28-2015, 09:51 PM
love that handle

marc4pt0
11-28-2015, 11:21 PM
Both 240's I've used (one a kasumi which was mine, another a Kitaeji) were sub 50mm. I've seen photos where they look bigger, and have read they can be taller, but I've yet to see them in person. And most of what I see online are on the shorter side.

soigne_west
11-29-2015, 02:54 AM
To be quite frank with y'all... Its intimidating as heck to post my sub $200 knives here. I can't relate at all to $800 knives.

brainsausage
11-29-2015, 03:06 AM
To be quite frank with y'all... Its intimidating as heck to post my sub $200 knives here. I can't relate at all to $800 knives.

I can. I can relate all over that western Shig if given half a chance.

brainsausage
11-29-2015, 03:09 AM
Both 240's I've used (one a kasumi which was mine, another a Kitaeji) were sub 50mm. I've seen photos where they look bigger, and have read they can be taller, but I've yet to see them in person. And most of what I see online are on the shorter side.

I'll try to remember to measure my 240 Kasumi at some point- but I swear it was around 51mm...

TheDispossessed
11-29-2015, 10:49 AM
Kato 210
Actually super into the handle. Here's my JNS model for comparison. The new one is actually slimmer in every way then the 'workhorse' but is a solid 2-3mm taller.

29790

29791

29792

29793

cheers
matteo

Hianyiaw
11-29-2015, 11:50 AM
Where's the other kato from

spoiledbroth
11-29-2015, 05:24 PM
I can. I can relate all over that western Shig if given half a chance.LOL

marc4pt0
11-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Crappy celly pics warning

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Dalman/20151129_153020-picsay_zpskfapbcem.jpg

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Dalman/20151129_152808-picsay_zps9qda05y0.jpg

bkultra
11-29-2015, 08:39 PM
Does the top knife in that picture have a very heavy convex blade or is it the lighting? Either way its/they are beautiful.

AllanP
11-29-2015, 08:53 PM
Does the top knife in that picture have a very heavy convex blade or is it the lighting? Either way its/they are beautiful.

I think it's more like a heavy concave, some one posted a choil shot a couple of pages back

Hianyiaw
11-29-2015, 09:06 PM
The top one should be one of his practice knives. The bottom one is what he is offering currently. And I do like what I see

drake
11-29-2015, 10:29 PM
Interesting grind.

spoiledbroth
11-30-2015, 01:14 AM
i thought dalman did "s" grind where (my understanding is) the convexity on the faces of the knife is largely replaced by "hollow" (singular concavity) which terminates slightly before the edge of the knife allowing for greater edge stability while maintaining an overall "laser" measurement dead center in the face of the blade, and sometimes even affording for quite a thick spine to top it off.

/beer

marc4pt0
11-30-2015, 10:03 AM
The k-tip is one of his original passaround knives, and the gyuto is of his recent run. I really like the gyuto as it plays like a larger knife, even though it's every bit a featherweight. It's thick spine, great grind and amazing distal taper makes it perform like a monster, but without the extra weight.

I've had these guys for a month now and have to say that I'm really digging them.

I bought these two because I was VERY much curious about this style of grind. I've often wondered if this style would work, and I got pretty excited when i saw Robin doing it. Admittedly my original concept didn't take it to the length that Robin has, and would certainly have failed. But Robin has added a LOT of blending and convex to it and by golly it ***** works!

As for heel height, I was too curious about the grind to let that stop me. But I did tell him if he ever gets to a 240 with 54ish heel height I'd be all over it

Karnstein
11-30-2015, 11:54 AM
New camera, another try on getting a decent choil shot picture from my Dalman:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MSVb8iP6iz8/Vlxm9_GjXuI/AAAAAAAAFaw/MSvImEDHkyc/s912-Ic42/PB300016.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CNFJRBaRQ9k/VlxmgEdQlwI/AAAAAAAAFag/aB8wQr1sfVI/s912-Ic42/PB300011.JPG

Zweber12
11-30-2015, 03:10 PM
I picked this one up today, weighing in at 102 grams and 150mm:

http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/petty1.jpg


Family reunion, with its 62 gram, 135mm kitaeji brother:

http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/petty2.jpg

jimbob
11-30-2015, 03:40 PM
Refined beauty

schanop
11-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Nice, very nice. Which son do you prefer? I let go most of my Shig double bevel wa, and keep a set of yo shig for gyuto, petty, and suji feeling that shig yo handle really fit my hand.


I picked this one up today, weighing in at 102 grams and 150mm:

http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/petty1.jpg


Family reunion, with its 62 gram, 135mm kitaeji brother:

http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/petty2.jpg

Hianyiaw
11-30-2015, 04:22 PM
Nice score!

Zweber12
11-30-2015, 04:35 PM
Nice, very nice. Which son do you prefer? I let go most of my Shig double bevel wa, and keep a set of yo shig for gyuto, petty, and suji feeling that shig yo handle really fit my hand.

I'll still have to put the new petty through its paces, though I feel the heavier weight will help with the control of the blade.

drake
11-30-2015, 11:03 PM
Nice pick up.

derek1ee
12-02-2015, 04:23 AM
Just picked up some knives from EE I purchased during its Cyber Monday sale...

Yoshikane Tsuchime Nakiri 165mm
Yoshikane Tamamoku Yanagiba 270mm
Yoshikane Tsuchime Gyuto 210mm
Mutsumi Hinoura Paring 85mm

http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/attachments/day_151202/151202001187702e2a32b7f748.jpeg

brainsausage
12-02-2015, 11:30 AM
I picked this one up today, weighing in at 102 grams and 150mm:

http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/petty1.jpg


Family reunion, with its 62 gram, 135mm kitaeji brother:

http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/petty2.jpg

I have a similar Yoshikane petty. One of my faves.

j22582536
12-02-2015, 10:00 PM
My recent purchase...Takamura uchigumo 240 gyuto and Kato 240 gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg.html)

Here is my current Kato family

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg.html)

aboynamedsuita
12-02-2015, 10:50 PM
My recent purchase...Takamura uchigumo 240 gyuto and Kato 240 gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg.html)

Here is my current Kato family

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg.html)

Nice knives, those Katos look right at home on the latch wood board. I'm getting my Uchigumo gyuto rehandled at some point along with the petty.

j22582536
12-03-2015, 12:20 AM
Nice knives, those Katos look right at home on the latch wood board. I'm getting my Uchigumo gyuto rehandled at some point along with the petty.

Thx, where are you planning to get knives rehandled? I got a kitaeji suji from maksim earlier and Dan will be putting on a handle for me.

drake
12-03-2015, 12:51 AM
Nice Takamura!

Badgertooth
12-03-2015, 01:35 AM
My recent purchase...Takamura uchigumo 240 gyuto and Kato 240 gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg.html)

Here is my current Kato family

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg.html)

Hawt!

Godslayer
12-03-2015, 02:04 AM
[QUOTE=j22582536;385789]My recent purchase...Takamura uchigumo 240 gyuto and Kato 240 gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg.html)

Nice I have a 270 uchigumo, glad to see a few pop up on the forum lately, killer gyuto, I love how the Damascus ends long before the tang. 😍

j22582536
12-03-2015, 03:18 AM
Nice I have a 270 uchigumo, glad to see a few pop up on the forum lately, killer gyuto, I love how the Damascus ends long before the tang. 😍

Yeah, I really like uchigumo too, it is my second favorite damascus, right behind shigefusa kitaeji

schanop
12-03-2015, 07:10 AM
After two weeks' wait, my new Güde bread sword has arrived, with Güde band aid even.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Bv-X_mKYQL1U9dQX8w0i9atKyyIwpURvaALoEf4pOURnwsvu4-_4QoBgUKY-DS2xwWQBsY4Fso8oGsqKS3NtsG2Vdad-AhbQGRdbNvvqGqQgl6i8zL4U8NRs2sQkMtMjrKD2nOdLvkVqN8 FhE2T58KoMfxM_fhatOmmKL0kxMeXDoctwD8FGKx2oF-7bBPgVwvDKGj9pD9v1qirXtLj57TcsbS2xB-ivtXQajvMhtik8bBrkfRtrSH4qLdfdvoxfC-OE3Gw9wcbzyZRIrDoG1X7nqZoCJdFMgTYJ57tX8AtyaIo2DL99 zlLFTBjiZC7j9yZmNh9D0ohYGhIDkDZ0lKzeEVRzXypy4LGT2P MFdpyI6FhYMQkX7B92KUucVw5x741Scnj9XGxl6zlKbvuu4z76 Kg3io828MAfeKnefweR61UyTf63klaKX3g_SHnm20BTKnAb-tTwXPlkgdaCPkXmb69HaWqiuwiMnzl2Q2e76W2aIlYGoIVZgNQ t_unvAc25paRl7CebT1jVc8B3lvBYC7SQudTLP-LiwA3HwQ0U=s1280

TheDispossessed
12-03-2015, 07:20 AM
Beautiful! I for one think nothing looks better than those simple ho wood handles on the Katos. I also really like the exposed machi on the 210.
My recent purchase...Takamura uchigumo 240 gyuto and Kato 240 gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0311_zpscyjsg4ho.jpg.html)

Here is my current Kato family

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0319_zps2l9gpry9.jpg.html)

aboynamedsuita
12-03-2015, 07:43 AM
Thx, where are you planning to get knives rehandled? I got a kitaeji suji from maksim earlier and Dan will be putting on a handle for me.

I'm having Dave Martell do mine along with a couple others, there was a sale on his rehandle coupons recently in his subforum http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/25165-Black-Friday-Cyber-Monday-Re-Handle-Blowout-Sale!

He actually rehandled the same knife recently, you can see it in his western rehandle gallery, I think it turned out pretty damn good http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/150-Gallery-Western-Re-Handles?p=383870#post383870


[QUOTE=j22582536;385789]Nice I have a 270 uchigumo, glad to see a few pop up on the forum lately, killer gyuto, I love how the Damascus ends long before the tang. [emoji7]
+1 on the Damascus, looks like several of us Canadians all have Uchigumo :knife:

spoiledbroth
12-03-2015, 02:43 PM
What's the deal with the damascus Kato knife? I've never seen anyone but Mark stock these things, are they pretty much the same as his (non workhorse) knife just clad in a bit of damascus? also how come nobody calls them yoshiaki fujiwara? (undying affection for the green hornet?)

Godslayer
12-03-2015, 05:25 PM
What's the deal with the damascus Kato knife? I've never seen anyone but Mark stock these things, are they pretty much the same as his (non workhorse) knife just clad in a bit of damascus? also how come nobody calls them yoshiaki fujiwara? (undying affection for the green hornet?)

Tosho has had them

j22582536
12-03-2015, 06:20 PM
What's the deal with the damascus Kato knife? I've never seen anyone but Mark stock these things, are they pretty much the same as his (non workhorse) knife just clad in a bit of damascus? also how come nobody calls them yoshiaki fujiwara? (undying affection for the green hornet?)

I got the damascus one from Mark a while ago. The profiles are pretty much the same except the weight, damascus one is 270g while the non-damascus is only 215g.

TheDispossessed
12-03-2015, 07:31 PM
I got the damascus one from Mark a while ago. The profiles are pretty much the same except the weight, damascus one is 270g while the non-damascus is only 215g.

that handle probably adds some weight.

spoiledbroth
12-03-2015, 07:34 PM
^ ololol

I noticed Mark switched woodworkers. Apropos of nothing I suppose.

He also said that the damascus Kato was w2... I had always been under the impression that Kato was one of those makers who doesn't talk steel, but I suppose I don't really research things so far out of my price range.

Anyway, nice family pic!

DamageInc
12-04-2015, 03:54 AM
^ ololol

I noticed Mark switched woodworkers. Apropos of nothing I suppose.

He also said that the damascus Kato was w2... I had always been under the impression that Kato was one of those makers who doesn't talk steel, but I suppose I don't really research things so far out of my price range.

Anyway, nice family pic!

Only the JNS Workhorse is mystery steel. Every Kato I've seen other than workhorse has been white steel.

Newbflat
12-04-2015, 08:13 PM
Well not new but renewed and a new life. This is my Hiro-shiro 240mm gyuto that I bought, sharpened and told myself i would thin it and sharpen it 99-1.

https://seattlebill.smugmug.com/photos/i-vGLxpK9/0/XL/i-vGLxpK9-XL.jpg (https://seattlebill.smugmug.com/Other/Knives-razors/n-nnvcBC/i-vGLxpK9/A)


https://seattlebill.smugmug.com/photos/i-wLBJXBj/0/XL/i-wLBJXBj-XL.jpg (https://seattlebill.smugmug.com/Other/Knives-razors/n-nnvcBC/i-wLBJXBj/A)



https://seattlebill.smugmug.com/photos/i-hGvNqdS/0/XL/i-hGvNqdS-XL.jpg (https://seattlebill.smugmug.com/Other/Knives-razors/n-nnvcBC/i-hGvNqdS/A)

To make a long story short it went into storage for a few years with a number of knives and stayed there until about 6 months ago. Last weekend I brought out the heavy artillery (Pink brick, Beston 500, Bester 1200, Rika, and generic Honyama), thinned the right hand convex side quite a bit but leaving a shinogi-ish line. Then I put a tiny bevel on the dead flat back.

The first round of sharpening was a bit too low and it didn't survive basic dinner prep without some edge failure. I steepend the tiny bevel a bit and it's all good now. It's about a 95-5 I suspect as I had to work the back a bit more than I wanted. I might go for a round two thinning in a few weeks depending on how I feel and when I spend 30 min getting the darn dish out of both sides of the Pink Brick. It's enough to make you buy diamonds. :scared4:

I have a 270mm Hiro-Shiro that will get the same treatment at some point. I just love these knives. I think the 270 will go for a Wa conversion at some point.

It is exceedingly sharp at the moment as that Honyama puts such a super aggressive yet very fine edge on white#2 ... This is what carbon steel is all about.

Anyways.. Not new but in a sense new to me, Again.

Bill

spoiledbroth
12-04-2015, 11:14 PM
dude thats one of the retro knives no? I don't want to be a ******** but why 99-1??

Newbflat
12-04-2015, 11:24 PM
Retro?... Not sure what you mean. He did make the blades in the 80’s but it's not something that is unheard of now.

Just trying to get as close to a single bevel in a gyuto as I can. It's very easy to sharpen and the edge is very thin. It only steers a little but it's easily dealt with. When you look at the grind on the blade it seams natural for this knife.

spoiledbroth
12-05-2015, 12:04 AM
Retro?... Not sure what you mean. He did make the blades in the 80’s but it's not something that is unheard of now.

Just trying to get as close to a single bevel in a gyuto as I can. It's very easy to sharpen and the edge is very thin. It only steers a little but it's easily dealt with. When you look at the grind on the blade it seams natural for this knife.what I mean is that is a knife manufactured by hiromoto company circa 1980s making it a rarity and quite valuable to some people, maybe one day.

I think you might be better off to simply buy a sb gyuto... ! It seems you would need quite a thick knife in the first place to support the acute inclusive angle inherent in such a knife. But what do I know :wink:

Newbflat
12-05-2015, 12:38 AM
Well I don't buy knives for investments, just to use. Maybe it's gone out of fashion but it seems it wasn't that long ago it was a common thing to do with asymmetrically ground blades. I have a number of knives ground like this but my Masamoto HC petty is my fav and I will never go back to another grind on that knife. Give it a try!

spoiledbroth
12-05-2015, 12:48 AM
I wasn't trying to attack you, I legitimately did not want to come off like a bellend. I was just curious as to your choice. It is a really nice knife I was hoping to see photos of one pop up here at some point. Thanks for sharing :)

Newbflat
12-05-2015, 01:50 AM
No worries.. :knife:

jensputzier
12-06-2015, 08:38 AM
After two weeks' wait, my new Güde bread sword has arrived, with Güde band aid even.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Bv-X_mKYQL1U9dQX8w0i9atKyyIwpURvaALoEf4pOURnwsvu4-_4QoBgUKY-DS2xwWQBsY4Fso8oGsqKS3NtsG2Vdad-AhbQGRdbNvvqGqQgl6i8zL4U8NRs2sQkMtMjrKD2nOdLvkVqN8 FhE2T58KoMfxM_fhatOmmKL0kxMeXDoctwD8FGKx2oF-7bBPgVwvDKGj9pD9v1qirXtLj57TcsbS2xB-ivtXQajvMhtik8bBrkfRtrSH4qLdfdvoxfC-OE3Gw9wcbzyZRIrDoG1X7nqZoCJdFMgTYJ57tX8AtyaIo2DL99 zlLFTBjiZC7j9yZmNh9D0ohYGhIDkDZ0lKzeEVRzXypy4LGT2P MFdpyI6FhYMQkX7B92KUucVw5x741Scnj9XGxl6zlKbvuu4z76 Kg3io828MAfeKnefweR61UyTf63klaKX3g_SHnm20BTKnAb-tTwXPlkgdaCPkXmb69HaWqiuwiMnzl2Q2e76W2aIlYGoIVZgNQ t_unvAc25paRl7CebT1jVc8B3lvBYC7SQudTLP-LiwA3HwQ0U=s1280

Very nice! The wood of the handle is a perfect match for the Boos Block walnut cutting boards.

Hianyiaw
12-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Not the JNS workhorse but still a pita to find. Hope my dad likes it though.
http://m.imgur.com/gallery/j9ft9jE

Why can't my image pop up using the img insert

Asteger
12-06-2015, 10:46 AM
Not the JNS workhorse but ...

Nice. Relief to see these without the JNS chestnut handles of old, and I think this looks better.

aboynamedsuita
12-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Not the JNS workhorse but still a pita to find. Hope my dad likes it though.
http://m.imgur.com/gallery/j9ft9jE

Why can't my image pop up using the img insert

You need to be a Site Supporter to upload pics via KKF directly

Lets see if the [ IMG ] [ /IMG ] tags will work for your link:
http://m.imgur.com/gallery/j9ft9jE

EDIT - nope :(

daveb
12-06-2015, 11:55 AM
Dropbox. Easy day. Don't need to be site supporter. Hate Imugr.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55001407/temp/j9ft9jE.jpg

daveb
12-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Very nice! The wood of the handle is a perfect match for the Boos Block walnut cutting boards.

Yes, it is a nice match. But. Don't want to use the Gude on a nice cutting board. It would cut too deeply into it,. Better to have a dedicated board for such.

Karnstein
12-06-2015, 12:03 PM
Yes, it is a nice match. But. Don't want to use the Gude on a nice cutting board. It would cut too deeply into it,. Better to have a dedicated board for such.

That's definitely true, I use mine on the old J.Oliver butcher block my family boughts years ago, which didn't age too well and is both too small for the knifes I use nowadays and builds up too high on the work desk for a small person like me to be comfortable with it...

schanop
12-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Yes, it is a nice match. But. Don't want to use the Gude on a nice cutting board. It would cut too deeply into it,. Better to have a dedicated board for such.

+1 I use Güde on my old cheapish board..

skiajl6297
12-06-2015, 04:04 PM
Cutting boards are meant for cutting! Let them tell the story of how much you use them! Nice knife!

schanop
12-06-2015, 04:16 PM
Cutting boards are meant for cutting! Let them tell the story of how much you use them! Nice knife!

True, but I wouldn't want to keep cleaning what get stucked in deep grooves created by Güde, and I can have more than one regular cutting board. Actually, my breads live on a separate board that I happen to cut on it directly.

schanop
12-06-2015, 04:17 PM
imgur works, just need to use the correct url: http://i.imgur.com/j9ft9jE.jpg: inside tag



[img]http://i.imgur.com/j9ft9jE.jpg [img] <-- add forward slash "/" for closing img tag to work


[img]http://i.imgur.com/j9ft9jE.jpg

Dropbox. Easy day. Don't need to be site supporter. Hate Imugr.

Hianyiaw
12-06-2015, 09:17 PM
Hmm will stick to Dropbox next time

daveb
12-06-2015, 10:34 PM
Cutting boards are meant for cutting! Let them tell the story of how much you use them! Nice knife!

Your board must be cherry.:whistling:

skiajl6297
12-07-2015, 10:08 AM
I just saw how large that Gude bread sword actually is. I stand corrected. You may need more than an extra board to not accidentally chop your current board in half. Yikes that thing is large.

pjotr
12-07-2015, 09:29 PM
Yoshikazu Ikeda 240mm w2 Migaki
http://www.ladda-upp.se/files/2015/b174168.jpg

marc4pt0
12-07-2015, 10:47 PM
Oh my!

aboynamedsuita
12-07-2015, 11:31 PM
Hiromoto AS Cleaver. Koki said only five were made:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/7C570BB2-5355-4F85-953A-410EF1B44AD8_zpsgnrvo1gp.jpg

schanop
12-07-2015, 11:46 PM
That looks pretty darn good. What is her measurement, and weight?


Hiromoto AS Cleaver. Koki said only five were made:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/7C570BB2-5355-4F85-953A-410EF1B44AD8_zpsgnrvo1gp.jpg

And oh my .... Ikeda knife looks really nice.


Yoshikazu Ikeda 240mm w2 Migaki
http://www.ladda-upp.se/files/2015/b174168.jpg

aboynamedsuita
12-08-2015, 12:04 AM
That looks pretty darn good. What is her measurement, and weight?

I'll have to confirm later but JCK webpage says:

ASC-1 Chinese Cleaver
Cutting edge length: 225mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.9mm
Blade Width:108mm
Handle Length:103mm
Total Weight: 487g

Here's the story on the knife:

Master Nagao Aogami Super Chinese Cleaver

When we visited Master Nagao the other day, we saw a very special product that we have never encountered before.
It is an Aogami Super Chinese Cleaver also known as Master Nagao's most representative knife.

We offer you the last four knives. (only five that Master Nagao special made at the strong request of a prominent chef in Japan) 

Master Nagao himself wished to keep them as mementos of his career, but JCK succeeded in convincing him to make these last four knives available to our customers.

It goes without saying that the sharpness of Master Nagao's Aogami Super is flawless. From the master of sharpness creation, we bring you these LAST FOUR rare and precious Aogami Super Chinese Cleavers, now in LIMITED SPECIAL SALE!!!

spoiledbroth
12-08-2015, 12:22 AM
TJ how do you sleep at night owning an old man's memento of his lifelong career you gaijin bastard!! :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:

Godslayer
12-08-2015, 12:55 AM
Hiromoto AS Cleaver. Koki said only five were made:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/7C570BB2-5355-4F85-953A-410EF1B44AD8_zpsgnrvo1gp.jpg

Please cut with this, don't let it face the same fate as the shig :sad0: :crytissue: Also that is amazing.

Hianyiaw
12-08-2015, 08:40 AM
To rid you of your guilt tj you should send that cleaver to me

berko
12-08-2015, 01:48 PM
again: if anybody feels like selling that cleaver, ill take it.

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 02:03 PM
Don't worry, it'll sit quietly in the tjangula museum of unused blades right next to the 240 Shig Kitaeji that has never "tasted blood", pining away for a single moment of glory where it fulfills it's purpose in life that alas shall never come in order to avoid the dreaded patina of usefulness.

Remember, a hand crafted knife is a terrible thing to waste.

spoiledbroth
12-08-2015, 03:12 PM
*waits for people to read the second last page of nagao alert thread*

knife has already been used XD

mark76
12-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Don't worry, it'll sit quietly in the tjangula museum of unused blades right next to the 240 Shig Kitaeji that has never "tasted blood", pining away for a single moment of glory where it fulfills it's purpose in life that alas shall never come in order to avoid the dreaded patina of usefulness.

Remember, a hand crafted knife is a terrible thing to waste.

:laugh:

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 05:44 PM
Found this on the door....I wonder who uses DHL :biggrin:

malexthekid
12-08-2015, 05:55 PM
You sir have a problem. A problem i am totally jealous of.

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 08:26 PM
You sir have a problem. A problem i am totally jealous of.

I was told there is a 12-step program and I'm following it rigorously - each step involves buying a high end kitchen knife. Repeat as necessary lol.

brainsausage
12-08-2015, 08:49 PM
One of the few perks of working at a restaurant and having the luxury of getting your packages delivered to said restaurant- theres a guarantee that someone will be there when the delivery guy arrives.

aboynamedsuita
12-08-2015, 08:54 PM
One of the few perks of working at a restaurant and having the luxury of getting your packages delivered to said restaurant- theres a guarantee that someone will be there when the delivery guy arrives.

I ship mine to my office, I have the Charlie Brown Christmas tree on my desk (at the moment) and I usually come back from a meeting to find a package under it lol


Found this on the door....I wonder who uses DHL :biggrin:

Your attachment has an interesting name… I'm expecting a DHL shipment by the end of the week too

daveb
12-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Hell, when I order from Maxim (and just had the same experience with James) I just log out and go to the front door. That yellow truck gets there quick.

AllanP
12-08-2015, 09:34 PM
https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/2/AABqB2UQCLULUVNlTp0xdWas5w4PwSItIuwqo3Tdk5zl3Q/12/3624392/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/DSC_0821.JPG/ENWZ3gIYoAEgAigC/nDyuPlsOU6cSYmj7IBAJ1FVBd_8ZDYjTf-OV7wRIpc0%2CloxU9l96GcE0yuUbyhV8kMwiZP6E9F1qSRv3B3 iE0d4?size_mode=3&size=1024x768

https://photos-5.dropbox.com/t/2/AADpWkra4Mfi7qWE-FF9zqe56-p5o5uDrxPJ3zAANhHqSQ/12/3624392/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/DSC_0822.JPG/ENWZ3gIYoAEgAigC/KM8dOh-IT23Vd6bVcB5LpKWlmBNlGtco_5D8i19fUAQ%2CJB-dg5iBf8I8qYLidoSzqVFsZIqhhODzeLh3LedDa5g?size_mode =3&size=1024x768

https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/2/AABQ6768jQGlExmzMrjp_Lyiy1c6OYHyOezkeSWhEIC2xg/12/3624392/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/DSC_0823.JPG/ENWZ3gIYoAEgAigC/G_m9vVMgR85E3lunPF6XKdgJVFICFWP1Zobf8W6HETI%2C3apq Ellku9IwHKGrawt2wglIvozGV-m0MAKFFrv65Vk?size_mode=3&size=1024x768
Xmas present from myself. The budget version of the 210 Tanaka r2 from Rakuten

The handle is actually much much nicer than I thought it would be, and very comfortable.

As for the blade, it's actually thick at the spine base and tapers. the area behind the edge is very thin. It's actually not a laser that I imagine it to be, it's a nice in between grind imo. I have a Blue 2 santouku from Tanaka as well and it is much thinner at the spine than this R2.

It cuts well even out of the box, but the Damascus does give it stiction issues imo. Overall I think it's a very worthy buy at that price point, it will probably be my go to knife for prep from now on.

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 10:28 PM
I ship mine to my office, I have the Charlie Brown Christmas tree on my desk (at the moment) and I usually come back from a meeting to find a package under it lol





Our mail room folks define the phrase "slow as molasses"...If I had it shipped to the office I might see it by July (seriously, they lost a 4 million dollar antenna for two weeks once and it had a 9 foot diameter dish....). Luckily the DHL place is only about 5 minutes away. USPS and UPS not too bad either. FedEx on the other hand is a minimum of an hour each way in traffic, and thats on a good day. Now days I just add an extra day and a small trip to any delivery dates. I've never had anything taken off my front porch but I seriously don't blame people for requiring a signature.

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 10:29 PM
Your attachment has an interesting name… I'm expecting a DHL shipment by the end of the week too

You cheated last time!

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 10:37 PM
and a box shot.

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 10:45 PM
Got my broke tip shig back from Jon (a while ago, his turnaround was crazy fast, I'm just lazy about playing with a camera). Tip repair was phenomenal. Looks good as new and he even worked on the finish a bit. VERY reasonable too. Was 185, now about 180ish, maybe slightly less. Couldn't be happier. Shout out for Japanese Knife Imports!

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 10:54 PM
Ya, I intend on having more than one....I think they are like lays potato chips. 180 gyuto....if you look closely and ignore the perspective the shig is actually longer than the Kato even with the tip shortened due to my mag bar disaster. GREAT cutter though. When I first saw it I thought, "no way" but it flew through veg so effortlessly I got to experience how effortlessly it flies through proteins too (my finger)....twice. Then a third time (yes, I know when to come in out of the rain, I've done it lots of times lol). Great little knife, I only wish it was longer...and damascus....but all things come in time.

It is kind of patina'd up but still looks ok. Definitely not a looker but it sure can cook!

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 11:03 PM
Ok, I definitely have a Jones for Ian's work. Saw this one and people had been needling me about a western handle so I decided to go for it.

Hate to admit it but I still much prefer a wa handle. If you haven't tried one of Ian's hybrid (i think that would be it) handles they do it! They are a treat and of course his workmanship is superb.

This knife is one of his older ones and the grind is great but definitely not one of his latest high performance grinds. It still cuts better than anything most people have ever touched and I'm working on seeing what I can do....obvious from the sharpening marks...I'll polish those out next. Love the looks, love the wood, love the steel, not sure about the yo handle. I definitely owe it a good bit of time to get used to it and I think it'll be killer once I get used to the handle. Beautiful piece of work though.

and yes, it has some badges of honor on it (stains)....

marc4pt0
12-08-2015, 11:14 PM
Weird seeing that haburn in splendor else's posts. Sigh

Mucho Bocho
12-08-2015, 11:18 PM
Smurf, Ironically that Haburn you got from Marc was what inspired me to get one from Ian in the first place. That knife definitely got something special.

malexthekid
12-08-2015, 11:24 PM
Got my broke tip shig back from Jon (a while ago, his turnaround was crazy fast, I'm just lazy about playing with a camera). Tip repair was phenomenal. Looks good as new and he even worked on the finish a bit. VERY reasonable too. Was 185, now about 180ish, maybe slightly less. Couldn't be happier. Shout out for Japanese Knife Imports!

Nice looking Haburn you have there

Smurfmacaw
12-08-2015, 11:45 PM
Inside is a nice petite Kato Suji. I was worried a bit that I would be unhappy with the length but I've got a bunch of longer suji's so this one actually fits a nitch quite nicely. Won't get to cut with it for a day or so but so far it seems really sharp and the grind is the same convex that is on the kato gyuto. I have high expectations. Don't know how Maksim gets things from Denmark to US in just three days...he has the code cracked on shipping. Now all he has to do is send me all the shig's i want.

Dave Martell
12-09-2015, 12:41 AM
Hiromoto AS Cleaver. Koki said only five were made:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/7C570BB2-5355-4F85-953A-410EF1B44AD8_zpsgnrvo1gp.jpg

:bigeek: What have we here?

spoiledbroth
12-09-2015, 12:51 AM
:bigeek: What have we here?

someting in need of a rehab by you methinks :P

Zagica
12-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Santa came early this year. :) Bought myself Yoshida Hamono 190mm ZDP189 bunka. :D
https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/12310099_10153761461129210_7694799909605726519_o.j pg

https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/t31.0-8/12366021_10153761461139210_5377629802003418626_o.j pg

@tjangula: Taht cleaver looks killer! Damn beauty!

aboynamedsuita
12-09-2015, 02:59 PM
:bigeek: What have we here?


someting in need of a rehab by you methinks :P

I'm thinking a possible western rehandle canadidate ;), I'll send an email either today or tomorrow.

Smurfmacaw
12-09-2015, 03:28 PM
I'm thinking a possible western rehandle canadidate ;), I'll send an email either today or tomorrow.

So now you are going to take an old mans memento of his entire life's work and put a hello kitty handle on it? :justkidding:

KimBronnum
12-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Do you remember the 'hello Shiggi' knife? Shige gyuto with hello kitty handle. It was cool in a profane way [emoji30]

alwayssharp
12-09-2015, 06:51 PM
Few more days til it's on my cutting board!
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/71EYCbOXixL._SL1500__zpsbx9ylr9b.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/71EYCbOXixL._SL1500__zpsbx9ylr9b.jpg.html)
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/61fFTEMMXwL._SL1500__zps51xlelvu.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/61fFTEMMXwL._SL1500__zps51xlelvu.jpg.html)

Smurfmacaw
12-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Beautiful piece of steel.

Badgertooth
12-09-2015, 10:37 PM
Few more days til it's on my cutting board!
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/71EYCbOXixL._SL1500__zpsbx9ylr9b.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/71EYCbOXixL._SL1500__zpsbx9ylr9b.jpg.html)
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/61fFTEMMXwL._SL1500__zps51xlelvu.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/61fFTEMMXwL._SL1500__zps51xlelvu.jpg.html)

Is that Tanaka's kanji I spot?

schanop
12-09-2015, 10:46 PM
Is that Tanaka's kanji I spot?

That is a Yoshihiro.

spoiledbroth
12-09-2015, 11:17 PM
I really like my Yoshihiro. I am unsure if they make anything in house really but the cheap 1141 series suji I have is really great... pretty much a 270mm k-tip razor blade. I would've bought more of their stuff if the CAD wasn't in the crapper.

Smurfmacaw
12-09-2015, 11:18 PM
I would buy more of their stuff if the CAD wasn't in the crapper.

At the moment I'm glad the CAD is less than optimal.....been buying from our friendly neighbors to the north for a tidy discount!! USD has been in the terlot for so long it's about time. Bad for businesses trying to export but goooood for me.

spoiledbroth
12-09-2015, 11:32 PM
At the moment I'm glad the CAD is less than optimal.....been buying from our friendly neighbors to the north for a tidy discount!! USD has been in the terlot for so long it's about time. Bad for businesses trying to export but goooood for me.

stop that, you!! :spankarse:

Badgertooth
12-10-2015, 02:38 AM
That is a Yoshihiro.

Doh!

alwayssharp
12-10-2015, 02:27 PM
The knife is yoshihiro, and it's sitting at the post office, hoping it'd arrive today...

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 08:41 PM
UPS notified me I've got 58 pounds of knife related things sitting on my front porch waiting for me to get home!

Cheeks1989
12-10-2015, 08:45 PM
UPS notified me I've got 58 pounds of knife related things sitting on my front porch waiting for me to get home!

Im actually excited for you.

aboynamedsuita
12-10-2015, 08:54 PM
been buying from our friendly neighbors to the north for a tidy discount!!


UPS notified me I've got 58 pounds of knife related things sitting on my front porch waiting for me to get home!

Is it what I think it is?

alwayssharp
12-10-2015, 09:32 PM
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152045_zpsr4iobhab.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152045_zpsr4iobhab.jpg.html)

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 09:42 PM
Is it what I think it is?

Do you think it's a special order of various shigefusa kitaeji blades from Japan?

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 09:48 PM
Do you think it's a special order of various shigefusa kitaeji blades from Japan?


Oh well, I can always fantasize can't I? Didn't come from up north either although I do have something on the way from up there if it can ever get past customs.

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 09:54 PM
I wanted another of these and ordered it. Got the opportunity to get a couple more so I went with it.

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 09:56 PM
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152045_zpsr4iobhab.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152045_zpsr4iobhab.jpg.html)

Ok, time to stop teasing those of us who can't read Kanji

malexthekid
12-10-2015, 10:07 PM
Wow just wow so many boards.. .

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 10:15 PM
Also sent one to my Dad for a christmas present. I'll probably gift one of these so someone special. The dark one is going to my station since my wife took the one I got a month or two ago and my board was damaged and glued back together.

malexthekid
12-10-2015, 10:29 PM
They are amazing but shipping to Aus is a killer.

alwayssharp
12-10-2015, 10:42 PM
Ok, time to stop teasing those of us who can't read Kanji

Here's she is!
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152210_zpsxgq5gi7b.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152210_zpsxgq5gi7b.jpg.html)
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152144_zpsyh4xtszg.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152144_zpsyh4xtszg.jpg.html)

bkultra
12-10-2015, 11:01 PM
Nice busse team gemini

alwayssharp
12-10-2015, 11:07 PM
Nice busse team gemini
Thanks! Was using that to split wood while waiting for the mail.

Smurfmacaw
12-10-2015, 11:44 PM
Beautiful Knife. I really like the damascus on this one.

bob_loblaw
12-10-2015, 11:51 PM
First custom on its way from Cris Anderson/Scorpion Forge. Can't wait to put this beauty through its paces this weekend!

http://i.imgur.com/XQsfp73.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/9vAuYAR.jpg

NotThinEnough
12-11-2015, 12:47 AM
fantastic looking knife. congrats

mise_en_place
12-11-2015, 12:53 AM
^^ Good Lord :fanning:

Cheeks1989
12-11-2015, 12:55 AM
Beautiful ironwood handle :biggrin:

alwayssharp
12-11-2015, 01:04 AM
Is that honduran wood? Beautiful

bob_loblaw
12-11-2015, 01:12 AM
Thanks guys! It's redwood and oregon maple burl

Corradobrit1
12-11-2015, 02:09 AM
Spectacular knife. The handle is a work of art and I love the ergonomic asymmetrical design.

Benuser
12-11-2015, 03:35 AM
http://s19.postimg.org/tra4u8i76/DSC_0003.jpg
Robert Herder carbon 23cm "1922" series

420layersofdank
12-11-2015, 05:21 AM
Here's she is!
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152210_zpsxgq5gi7b.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152210_zpsxgq5gi7b.jpg.html)
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p649/smokingfish81/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152144_zpsyh4xtszg.jpg (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/smokingfish81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151210_152144_zpsyh4xtszg.jpg.html)

GOOD GOD!!!!! IS THAT THE SHIGXKATO COLLABORATION KENSAKI YANAGIBA ???

bob_loblaw
12-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Spectacular knife. The handle is a work of art and I love the ergonomic asymmetrical design.

Thanks man, I agree it came out great. The handle's actually symmetric along its long axis. You can get a better idea in this video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdMeIQC3tXM

marc4pt0
12-11-2015, 09:56 AM
Is it just me or does it sound like Cris lives either a tropic rain forest somewhere or a zoo? The background noise reminds me of some Islands I've been to...
But back to all seriousness, that knife looks badass!!

mark76
12-11-2015, 09:58 AM
http://s19.postimg.org/tra4u8i76/DSC_0003.jpg
Robert Herder carbon 23cm "1922" series

If you have the time, I'd be really interested in a review. Seems an interesting knife, with the exception of the choil.

Benuser
12-11-2015, 11:33 AM
If you have the time, I'd be really interested in a review. Seems an interesting knife, with the exception of the choil.

Sure, will do. By the way, knivesandtools.nl has it now for EUR 130.

jklip13
12-11-2015, 11:53 AM
I finally own one of Kato san's kitchen knives. This is a 240mm White#1 gyuto
http://s7.postimg.org/gejpvukqj/12316420_10207824802888696_863102508460266827_n.jp g

TheDispossessed
12-11-2015, 12:09 PM
prepare to have your inbox blasted with questions about how you got that one.
I finally own one of Kato san's kitchen knives. This is a 240mm White#1 gyuto
http://s7.postimg.org/gejpvukqj/12316420_10207824802888696_863102508460266827_n.jp g

jklip13
12-11-2015, 12:12 PM
prepare to have your inbox blasted with questions about how you got that one.

I'll just let it out here. I sold my cattle for magical beans.

Smurfmacaw
12-11-2015, 01:09 PM
I'll just let it out here. I sold my cattle for magical beans.

Who's selling the magical beans? Can you provide a link? :rofl2:

jklip13
12-11-2015, 01:21 PM
Who's selling the magical beans? Can you provide a link? :rofl2:

Lol, I got them from Chipotle

TheDispossessed
12-11-2015, 02:00 PM
w a side of norovirus
Lol, I got them from Chipotle

mikedtran
12-11-2015, 02:19 PM
More pictures please! Make us all more jealous. =D

Zagica
12-11-2015, 03:13 PM
Damn she's a beauty sir!
My new bunka in action. :)
https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/12322736_10153766017159210_1261550759615198025_o.j pg

2010ZR1
12-11-2015, 06:32 PM
That is a great picture. Nice.

alwayssharp
12-11-2015, 07:10 PM
Making my hungry

mark76
12-12-2015, 03:34 AM
Looks like a good knife testing dish. What is it?

Nice Bunka, by the way!

pkjames
12-12-2015, 03:53 AM
They are amazing but shipping to Aus is a killer.

just start your first woodworking project :p

Benuser
12-12-2015, 09:47 AM
If you have the time, I'd be really interested in a review. Seems an interesting knife, with the exception of the choil.

http://www.messerforum.net/showthread.php?126843-Review-aus-f%FCnf-Blickwinkeln-Herder-1922-Kochmesser&highlight=1922

I can agree with the first tester's findings, but I got a brand new one and he didn't. So, only in addition: mine arrived with great f&f except for the sharp spine and a factory edge that reminds some Japanese makers when the end-user or retailer is expected to put a first edge on it. Some 60 grit far to acute edge, not fully deburred. I'm fine with that, but with a knife meant for a Western general public this is a bit bizarre.

mark76
12-12-2015, 10:34 AM
Thanks, Ben!

CoqaVin
12-12-2015, 10:57 AM
what is that bunka? I have a Masakage Koishi bunka and I LOVE it

Zagica
12-12-2015, 03:15 PM
That is a great picture. Nice.
Thank you. :)


Looks like a good knife testing dish. What is it?

Nice Bunka, by the way!
Thanks! I am really happy with it! Imade vegetable curry. :)


what is that bunka? I have a Masakage Koishi bunka and I LOVE it
It's Yoshida Hamono ZDP 189. :)

alterwisser
12-12-2015, 05:04 PM
Thank you. :)


Thanks! I am really happy with it! Imade vegetable curry. :)


It's Yoshida Hamono ZDP 189. :)

Where did you get it? Not that many vendors. The one in Slovenia?

Zagica
12-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Where did you get it? Not that many vendors. The one in Slovenia?
I got it at Oster Rob. Basically it is the only Japanese knife vendor in Slovenia. The guy doesen't have it on the website but it can be ordered via email. :)

alterwisser
12-12-2015, 05:57 PM
I got it at Oster Rob. Basically it is the only Japanese knife vendor in Slovenia. The guy doesen't have it on the website but it can be ordered via email. :)

I saw one other store in Slovenia, that basically only has 6 kitchen knives for sale, and all from this maker. But it's more of a shave supply shop...

Matus
12-12-2015, 06:02 PM
http://s19.postimg.org/tra4u8i76/DSC_0003.jpg
Robert Herder carbon 23cm "1922" series

I would really appreciate your opinion on this knife.

Smurfmacaw
12-13-2015, 03:17 PM
My wife found a nice DHL package on the front porch this morning.

Nice looking knife. Handle is nice and understated. Been wanting another single bevel gyuto for a while and this one fits the bill nicely. Blazing sharp out of the box and feels really nice in the hand. I like a slightly heavier knife and this one fits the bill. Haven't gotten to cut with it yet (other than a couple of grapes) but am looking forward.

thanks to James for a nice knife.

schanop
12-13-2015, 03:31 PM
My wife found a nice DHL package on the front porch this morning.

Nice looking knife. Handle is nice and understated. Been wanting another single bevel gyuto for a while and this one fits the bill nicely. Blazing sharp out of the box and feels really nice in the hand. I like a slightly heavier knife and this one fits the bill. Haven't gotten to cut with it yet (other than a couple of grapes) but am looking forward.

thanks to James for a nice knife.

That is very nice two-single-bevels gyuto there :pirate1:

Smurfmacaw
12-13-2015, 04:17 PM
Especially for the price.

krx927
12-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Damn she's a beauty sir!
My new bunka in action. :)
https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/12322736_10153766017159210_1261550759615198025_o.j pg


Real beauty and really nice pic!

Badgertooth
12-13-2015, 05:17 PM
My wife found a nice DHL package on the front porch this morning.

Nice looking knife. Handle is nice and understated. Been wanting another single bevel gyuto for a while and this one fits the bill nicely. Blazing sharp out of the box and feels really nice in the hand. I like a slightly heavier knife and this one fits the bill. Haven't gotten to cut with it yet (other than a couple of grapes) but am looking forward.

thanks to James for a nice knife.

Was a bit slow on the uptake for this from James. Let us know how she cuts.

inzite
12-14-2015, 08:13 PM
the beast has arrived from japan! :D 240mm kato... another 210mm coming soon and will be going up on BST.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5790/23672565701_bf96e0d64e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/C4S63v)#kiyoshikato #hiromoto (https://flic.kr/p/C4S63v) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

pjotr
12-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Very nice!

mikedtran
12-14-2015, 08:27 PM
the beast has arrived from japan! :D 240mm kato... another 210mm coming soon and will be going up on BST.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5790/23672565701_bf96e0d64e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/C4S63v)#kiyoshikato #hiromoto (https://flic.kr/p/C4S63v) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

Sexy sexy, curious where did you purchase the Kato from? Also any chance on dibs on the 210mm that is going to BST? =D

aboynamedsuita
12-14-2015, 08:32 PM
the beast has arrived from japan! :D 240mm kato... another 210mm coming soon and will be going up on BST.

Sexy sexy, curious where did you purchase the Kato from? Also any chance on dibs on the 210mm that is going to BST? =D

please sell him the Kato so he stops bumping the BST thread lol

EDIT:
nice knives BTW

Miho
12-14-2015, 08:33 PM
Nice. A 240 kato is probably as perfect of a gyuto as you're ever to use.

mikedtran
12-14-2015, 08:34 PM
please sell him the Kato so he stops bumping the BST thread lol

EDIT:
nice knives BTW

<3, I was just debating bumping the thread now =p

Chicagohawkie
12-14-2015, 08:47 PM
please sell him the Kato so he stops bumping the BST thread lol

EDIT:
nice knives BTW

Word.

Brucewml
12-14-2015, 08:52 PM
lol that's true.

inzite
12-15-2015, 12:21 AM
haha thanks guys, I gave it a short run tonight, it's quite amazing LOL, feels like I'm wielding a weapon.

ynot1985
12-15-2015, 12:47 AM
<3, I was just debating bumping the thread now =p

I thought you were after the 'workhorse' which is exclusive to JNS

chinacats
12-15-2015, 12:53 AM
Nice. A 240 kato is probably as perfect of a gyuto as you're ever to use.

This is a silly statement...knives are very much eye of the holder type deal. I sold my workhorse because in my mind, my Watanabe was a better cutter in the 'workhorse' slot. I understand why people like them, but they are simply the 'hot knife', no more and no less. I happen to believe Shigs are better cutters, but that's just another opinion. Also, I find it funny that the Kato phenomenon has now carried over to his 'lesser' white steel line of knives. :razz:

Cheers

spoiledbroth
12-15-2015, 01:08 AM
so much kato and shigefusa love these days.

mikedtran
12-15-2015, 02:26 AM
I thought you were after the 'workhorse' which is exclusive to JNS

I am preferably looking for a JNS workhorse version, though be very happy with trying out any Kato =)

krx927
12-15-2015, 06:01 AM
This is a silly statement...knives are very much eye of the holder type deal. I sold my workhorse because in my mind, my Watanabe was a better cutter in the 'workhorse' slot. I understand why people like them, but they are simply the 'hot knife', no more and no less. I happen to believe Shigs are better cutters, but that's just another opinion. Also, I find it funny that the Kato phenomenon has now carried over to his 'lesser' white steel line of knives. :razz:

Cheers

Nice to hear some praise for Watanabe. Not much of this lately! I think we should start some hype about his knives as they are great (okay judging only on one 240 pro gyuto I have).
I hope this will not sound like blasphemy but my Watanabe is cutting better than my Shig kitaeji!

Go Watanabe ;)

bkultra
12-15-2015, 09:34 AM
Shigefusa has been in demand for as long as I could remember. Kato surely is the "hot" knife these days, but in all fairness they have been that way for a few years. Believe it or not I have never tried a Watanabe

alterwisser
12-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Nice to hear some praise for Watanabe. Not much of this lately! I think we should start some hype about his knives as they are great (okay judging only on one 240 pro gyuto I have).
I hope this will not sound like blasphemy but my Watanabe is cutting better than my Shig kitaeji!

Go Watanabe ;)

Plus: Watanabe is a great guy, easy to communicate with and very helpful...

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 11:17 AM
My Kato cuts as well as my Shig Kitaeji on hard stuff, probably a little better. It looks like it shouldn't since it's so thick....maybe that is the source of all the amazement. In easy to cut things they are very similar. I redid the edge on my Haburn performance grind, pretty much back the way Ian does them originally (I was playing with microbevels just because) and now it outperforms either in harder things like squash although I think it's kind of hard to compare gyutos of different lengths (kato and shig are 180, haburn is 240). Also, been using the Syousin I just got from K&S and it's right up there too - as good as the shig and Kato when cutting sweet potato but still behind the Haburn.

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Haburn knives + WRTS + his performance grind + red aoto = get the F back



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIdUlp3QAsk

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 11:54 AM
Courtesy of Ian:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/IfDSOzph_zps21gurtpc.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/IfDSOzph_zps21gurtpc.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/z13B03qh_zpsji6pyzcv.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/z13B03qh_zpsji6pyzcv.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/eVH3wovh_zpsdyhufbnr.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/eVH3wovh_zpsdyhufbnr.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/YpdWc5wh_zpsk9xelfc5.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/YpdWc5wh_zpsk9xelfc5.jpg.html)

chiffonodd
12-15-2015, 12:37 PM
Courtesy of Ian:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/IfDSOzph_zps21gurtpc.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/IfDSOzph_zps21gurtpc.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/z13B03qh_zpsji6pyzcv.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/z13B03qh_zpsji6pyzcv.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/eVH3wovh_zpsdyhufbnr.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/eVH3wovh_zpsdyhufbnr.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/YpdWc5wh_zpsk9xelfc5.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/YpdWc5wh_zpsk9xelfc5.jpg.html)

that grind is SICK

Dardeau
12-15-2015, 01:13 PM
I'm glad you like the red aoto!

alterwisser
12-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Courtesy of Ian:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/IfDSOzph_zps21gurtpc.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/IfDSOzph_zps21gurtpc.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/z13B03qh_zpsji6pyzcv.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/z13B03qh_zpsji6pyzcv.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/eVH3wovh_zpsdyhufbnr.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/eVH3wovh_zpsdyhufbnr.jpg.html)

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/YpdWc5wh_zpsk9xelfc5.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Haburn/YpdWc5wh_zpsk9xelfc5.jpg.html)

Performance grind?

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 03:10 PM
Performance grind?

Performance grind rocks. I kind of goofed mine up for a while by putting too obtuse of a microbevel on it and didn't want to regrind it since the knife had such an awesome finish on it. I finally got some decent stones and it looks good and performs great. Falls through sweet potatoes and squash with no effort or wedging. I threatened to send Justin Bieber back to Canada if TJ doesn't sell me his shig 240 so I can compare like sized Gyutos so maybe we'll get a side by side someday.

alterwisser
12-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Performance grind rocks. I kind of goofed mine up for a while by putting too obtuse of a microbevel on it and didn't want to regrind it since the knife had such an awesome finish on it. I finally got some decent stones and it looks good and performs great. Falls through sweet potatoes and squash with no effort or wedging. I threatened to send Justin Bieber back to Canada if TJ doesn't sell me his shig 240 so I can compare like sized Gyutos so maybe we'll get a side by side someday.

Sounds great. I have a slot for June, starting talking profile now, but mine will be a 210ish Bunka...

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 04:23 PM
That is very nice two-single-bevels gyuto there :pirate1:
Haha, I just noticed I said single bevel....good catch. I meant to say wide bevel.

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 04:28 PM
I'm glad you like the red aoto!

Heck yeah!!

IndoorOutdoorCook
12-15-2015, 05:58 PM
I got one of Del's new folders. Light and compact, great for every day carry

http://i.imgur.com/qPHyxyh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gYqPTHZ.jpg

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 06:00 PM
That's awesome! Love me some Del

schanop
12-15-2015, 06:31 PM
That is very nice two-single-bevels gyuto there :pirate1:

Haha, I just noticed I said single bevel....good catch. I meant to say wide bevel.

:laugh: :lol2: :happymug:

turbochef422
12-15-2015, 08:23 PM
That knife is over $600!!

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 10:09 PM
Haha, that's not the one. That's one that Ian had made for me, funded by the Golden Rule of selling one(or more) to fund another. I've actually had this one for a few weeks.
That said, the wife hooked me up with another that was, indeed, over $600. In return she got a cool t-shirt from said maker as a surprise thank you, from said maker. It's the small, extra touches that carry the biggest impact.

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 10:11 PM
Haha, that's not the one. That's one that Ian had made for me, funded by the Golden Rule of selling one(or more) to fund another. I've actually had this one for a few weeks.
That said, the wife hooked me up with another that was, indeed, over $600. In return she got a cool t-shirt from said maker as a surprise thank you, from said maker. It's the small, extra touches that carry the biggest impact.

Yes, Haburn t-shirt is most cool! Sooo, where should I send your buddy Bieber??

spoiledbroth
12-15-2015, 10:12 PM
Haha, that's awesome about the T-Shirt. Haburn sounds like a nice guy. Really like the handle on that knife, and the grind...! :)

inzite
12-15-2015, 10:12 PM
Haha, that's not the one. That's one that Ian had made for me, funded by the Golden Rule of selling one(or more) to fund another. I've actually had this one for a few weeks.
That said, the wife hooked me up with another that was, indeed, over $600. In return she got a cool t-shirt from said maker as a surprise thank you, from said maker. It's the small, extra touches that carry the biggest impact.

:p good wife!

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 10:20 PM
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/20151215_133159_zpsytdjqyf7.jpg


http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Haburn/20151215_133136_zpscsparaj6.jpg

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 10:20 PM
:p good wife!

Absolutely

marc4pt0
12-15-2015, 10:22 PM
Yes, Haburn t-shirt is most cool! Sooo, where should I send your buddy Bieber??

MY buddy beeber?

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 10:29 PM
MY buddy beeber?

Yeah, If TJ doesn't sell me his 240 Shig Kitaeji I'm sending Justin back to you guys! I'll get the presidential medal of freedom no doubt!

I see I'm not the only fan of Ian's work.

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 10:32 PM
Anybody? Anybody?

came from the frozen land to the north......

TJ knows what it is I bet!

aboynamedsuita
12-15-2015, 10:34 PM
JB actually has some history here in 'peg city. Oh and no need to send him back as he's coming here in June for a concert (I already got my ticket ;))

aboynamedsuita
12-15-2015, 10:36 PM
Anybody? Anybody?

came from the frozen land to the north......

TJ knows what it is I bet!

:shocked3:

YES!!! it has landed!!!!! :bliss:

Can you post some pics??? Pretty please!!!!!

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 10:40 PM
Here it is. Absolutely the sharpest knife I've ever gotten out of the box bar none.

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 10:42 PM
JB actually has some history here in 'peg city. Oh and no need to send him back as he's coming here in June for a concert (I already got my ticket ;))

Please Keep Him!

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 10:46 PM
I bought my daughter a Shigefusa Kourouchi for Christmas and I though that was a gorgeous knife....this is a whole new level. There will be more.....

cclin
12-15-2015, 10:48 PM
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aboynamedsuita
12-15-2015, 10:56 PM
Here it is. Absolutely the sharpest knife I've ever gotten out of the box bar none.

NICE!



I bought my daughter a Shigefusa Kourouchi for Christmas and I though that was a gorgeous knife....this is a whole new level. There will be more.....

I like how Hinoura takes something rustic like KU and puts a Damascus spin on it to make one of the most coveted knives available.

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 11:04 PM
Yeah, he's got it nailed...totally gorgeous. don't know if I'm going to rehandle or not....so nice the way it is. Might need something along the lines of that Honduran burl Randy posted. I'm sure they give that away lol.

aboynamedsuita
12-15-2015, 11:07 PM
don't know if I'm going to rehandle or not....so nice the way it is. Might need something along the lines of that Honduran burl Randy posted.

We think alike, that Honduran rosewood looks killer, I'm keeping it in mind for a rehandle too.

ynot1985
12-15-2015, 11:07 PM
Hey Smurfmacaw.. what is that knife? it looks absolutely amazing

inzite
12-15-2015, 11:13 PM
that knife looks real mighty and nice!!!!

here's what landed at my door tonight, not enough post count for BST yet. 210mm Kato.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/750/23153099943_7168b19dd5_z.jpg

ynot1985
12-15-2015, 11:17 PM
here's what landed at my door tonight, not enough post count for BST yet. 210mm Kato.

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just talk to Mikedtran if you ever want to move it.. he is chasing this for a while

inzite
12-15-2015, 11:19 PM
just talk to Mikedtran if you ever want to move it.. he is chasing this for a while

hahaha yeah, no rush for me at the moment, we are gonna run into xmas shipping delays soon anyways, I have that baby packed up already ready to go once something happens ;)

Dardeau
12-15-2015, 11:21 PM
Y'all just need to be patient. When I bought the Kato I had off BST it was languishing on page three. These things go in and out of style. I don't know if the Kitaji Shigefusas are going to get any easier to find though, seems like a perennial favorite. I think those Hinouras are much sexier than the Kitaejis.

inzite
12-15-2015, 11:23 PM
Y'all just need to be patient. When I bought the Kato I had off BST it was languishing on page three. These things go in and out of style. I don't know if the Kitaji Shigefusas are going to get any easier to find though, seems like a perennial favorite. I think those Hinouras are much sexier than the Kitaejis.

Yeah that Hinoura looks mighty nice!! Gave my 240mm Kato another go tonight for dinner, so far so good even though it's beastly in size but it's not too reactive, my Hiromoto Honyaki was more reactive new. Next is to rehandle it with something decent :D.

aboynamedsuita
12-15-2015, 11:25 PM
that knife looks real mighty and nice!!!!

here's what landed at my door tonight, not enough post count for BST yet. 210mm Kato.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/750/23153099943_7168b19dd5_z.jpg


just talk to Mikedtran if you ever want to move it.. he is chasing this for a while

Just send a PM, if that thread gets bumped once more I'm gonna lose it!

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 11:30 PM
Hey Smurfmacaw.. what is that knife? it looks absolutely amazing

Tsukasa Hinoura River Jump 150 petty. I've been wanting to see one in person to see if it is up to the hype.......Yes it is. Absolutely gorgeous in every respect. Totally happy with it but my checking account isn't going to be....I definitely am going to have me a set. I've got some gorgeous knives but this one is beyond the pale.

inzite
12-15-2015, 11:31 PM
Just send a PM, if that thread gets bumped once more I'm gonna lose it!

haha I did! I will try to save a fellow canadian.

Smurfmacaw
12-15-2015, 11:31 PM
Yeah that Hinoura looks mighty nice!! Gave my 240mm Kato another go tonight for dinner, so far so good even though it's beastly in size but it's not too reactive, my Hiromoto Honyaki was more reactive new. Next is to rehandle it with something decent :D.
I'll trade you for a 180 + the difference in price....let me know soon or it's going to have a killer handle by someone special. Wouldn't want you scaring the family lol.

ynot1985
12-15-2015, 11:32 PM
Y'all just need to be patient. When I bought the Kato I had off BST it was languishing on page three. These things go in and out of style. I don't know if the Kitaji Shigefusas are going to get any easier to find though, seems like a perennial favorite. I think those Hinouras are much sexier than the Kitaejis.

are the Kitaejis better than the kasumis for Shigs or is that more for looks?