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Schwartzbwithu
01-13-2016, 10:30 AM
I'm really liking that cutting board. What size is it?

DamageInc
01-13-2016, 11:56 AM
My understanding is the kikuryu pattern mimicks closer to the jihada of a katana - basically more folding of steel, thus, more effort by Kato.
The pattern is just aesthetic. I have not heard anything comments about a kikuryu goes through different heat treat compared to Kato's other 藤原良明作 branded knives.

As far as the steel used, it may not be a "super secret special recipe steel"; I would say it may be more on "don't want to tell but nothing special".

Maksim has stated that he pays more for the steel in his workhorse series than the standard white steel in the non-workhorse models. So I assume that it must be more special than white. But it's not tamahagane.

bonestter
01-13-2016, 02:35 PM
Nothing too boutique with what's been around lately, but feels nice

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ei4kIVroJYA/VpZ7_3FNIkI/AAAAAAAACjw/fXMuoTiansU/s1280-Ic42/DSC_1168%25255B1%25255D.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0cuRmh8N-yI/VpaYfEwDOSI/AAAAAAAACkY/uajboY9hgMQ/s1280-Ic42/_20160113_183319.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gkCdEsvXGvk/VpaYvPOFwjI/AAAAAAAACk4/wbAlUKBHUfo/s640-Ic42/_20160113_183427.JPG

Kurosaki AS

Badgertooth
01-13-2016, 07:11 PM
Nothing too boutique with what's been around lately, but feels nice

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ei4kIVroJYA/VpZ7_3FNIkI/AAAAAAAACjw/fXMuoTiansU/s1280-Ic42/DSC_1168%25255B1%25255D.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0cuRmh8N-yI/VpaYfEwDOSI/AAAAAAAACkY/uajboY9hgMQ/s1280-Ic42/_20160113_183319.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gkCdEsvXGvk/VpaYvPOFwjI/AAAAAAAACk4/wbAlUKBHUfo/s640-Ic42/_20160113_183427.JPG

Kurosaki AS

Beast... Have heard great things. Waiting for some stainless clads with semi custom handle to come back in stock at K&S

Godslayer
01-13-2016, 07:27 PM
Kurosaki , his work is top notch. When James is done his vacation i am going to have to message him. Honestly i would love to get a migaki equivilant just with the kuroichi left on.

brainsausage
01-13-2016, 09:45 PM
Why the least used?

I have always imagined that handle a real polorizer of opinion

The KO Shun 8" chef that I played with back when they first came on the scene was, and is, one of the worst performing knives I've ever worked with.

aboynamedsuita
01-13-2016, 10:28 PM
Did you buy all tanners knives. Also thank you for buying that. The temptation was real.

Sale of the shig was contingent on unloading a couple others, I wouldn't give it up that easily lol. Then was good timing with Maksim and the 210.

Still have a Takamura R2 180mm gyuto & saya, plus a ZK Euroline sg2 Parer; both may be going to a coworker though.

Schwartzbwithu
01-13-2016, 10:37 PM
That Kurosaki looks stunning. Not sure if there's something wrong, but I can only see one of what looks to be 3 pictures? Is it just me?

aboynamedsuita
01-13-2016, 10:50 PM
That Kurosaki looks stunning. Not sure if there's something wrong, but I can only see one of what looks to be 3 pictures? Is it just me?

Same looks like the others didn't load or the link is broken

spoiledbroth
01-14-2016, 03:00 AM
This was probably an ill advised xmas gift from my secret santa... :laugh:

http://i.imgur.com/ReHmgTnl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UJgyJqJl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RdXB0Hxl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wxi45AIl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/u2HjEEMl.jpg
I tried to get artistic with this next one, sorry.
http://i.imgur.com/GIBX1npl.jpg

and heres a little trick i picked up from looking at an ebay auction for a second hand usuba... pretty good reduces the scratching to nothing, just takes a while to get the paper cut to the right size. I don't know if this is common knowledge I don't own many saya.
http://i.imgur.com/9VqdzZSl.jpg

Sorry for the iphone pics. and because I hate when people post things and don't say what they are... sukenari ginsan 270 forged from jck. :dazed: the knife has no flaws that I can find. Have yet to use it to cut but very happy with the fit and finish, it seems like they really paid attention the the grind it is almost completely uniform, it is also I think my first knife with a real consistent distal taper. Goes from ~3mm down to a really really nice tip. My hope is to use this as a combo gyuto/suji, and pair it with a yet to be purchased deba and yanagiba as well as my faithful old Tanaka ginsan petty. Though I like the idea of the tesshu 180. maybe a honesuki too.

anyway.

cheers.

daddy yo yo
01-14-2016, 05:35 AM
Got this one only because I was checking my email at exactly the time the email came in from the place that shall not be mentioned here. Extremely sharp out of the box. No handle. Great damascus pattern that is much more pronounced than I expected. I was very pleasantly surprised. Seems maybe a little thinner than I expected but still has a nice heft to it (I like heavier knives for some reason.) Can't wait to handle it up and see how it cuts. Very difficult to photograph though (My crummy photography skills notwithstanding.)wow! Would have been a great match FOR my lonely Stefan Keller handle made of Koa and blonde horn...

bonestter
01-14-2016, 06:03 AM
Here's some more of the Kurosaki AS 240 as the last post had broken links

Profile has a continuous curve, with virtually no flat spot, and indeed a smidge of back belly

It's thin, but not crazy thin behind the edge, and balance point is slightly foraward and combined with the weight immediately feels comfortable, and easy to use - not to light, too scary thin and razor like and delicate. I like the extra bit of neck before the handle and curved relief of the choil

Nice handle, with top F&F as is the finish with the whole knife too

I showed the knife to a pal who prefers Sabatiers and he said if that was a car it would be called an un-finished project. Bit cruel I though, but I can see his point :eyebrow:

It's pretty much what I was expecting, which is always a relief. A comfortable, confident all rounder

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BqD-jD3VX9M/VpaYeLA1BQI/AAAAAAAACkY/6n_MmRSl0MI/s1280-Ic42/2016%252520-%2525201.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2_ODJcN9DS8/VpaYuKKc89I/AAAAAAAACk4/m1GVYj-TSbQ/s640-Ic42/2016%252520-%2525201.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0PrKLwd6YnY/VpdwN16NPsI/AAAAAAAAClw/e__KsWRzdRk/s1280-Ic42/2016%252520-%2525201.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nOtSTGcLFD0/VpdwkSVDjBI/AAAAAAAACmQ/HJ49FG-2vfw/s1280-Ic42/2016%252520-%2525201.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fT9RdKX3Xsw/Vpdy74JmiQI/AAAAAAAACnk/hqqYjp9LREQ/s1280-Ic42/2016%252520-%2525201.jpg

bonestter
01-14-2016, 06:12 AM
The KO Shun 8" chef that I played with back when they first came on the scene was, and is, one of the worst performing knives I've ever worked with.

What was it's major failing? That handle? Or that profile perhaps?

brainsausage
01-14-2016, 11:50 AM
What was it's major failing? That handle? Or that profile perhaps?

Handle, profile, grind, the silly bolster/grip thing... Just a poor design across the board.

chiffonodd
01-14-2016, 02:34 PM
This was probably an ill advised xmas gift from my secret santa... :laugh:

http://i.imgur.com/ReHmgTnl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UJgyJqJl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RdXB0Hxl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wxi45AIl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/u2HjEEMl.jpg
I tried to get artistic with this next one, sorry.
http://i.imgur.com/GIBX1npl.jpg

and heres a little trick i picked up from looking at an ebay auction for a second hand usuba... pretty good reduces the scratching to nothing, just takes a while to get the paper cut to the right size. I don't know if this is common knowledge I don't own many saya.
http://i.imgur.com/9VqdzZSl.jpg

Sorry for the iphone pics. and because I hate when people post things and don't say what they are... sukenari ginsan 270 forged from jck. :dazed: the knife has no flaws that I can find. Have yet to use it to cut but very happy with the fit and finish, it seems like they really paid attention the the grind it is almost completely uniform, it is also I think my first knife with a real consistent distal taper. Goes from ~3mm down to a really really nice tip. My hope is to use this as a combo gyuto/suji, and pair it with a yet to be purchased deba and yanagiba as well as my faithful old Tanaka ginsan petty. Though I like the idea of the tesshu 180. maybe a honesuki too.

anyway.

cheers.

Congrats looks like a terrific all arounder. You previously had the 240 stamped version IIRC? Comparison write up pls!

spoiledbroth
01-14-2016, 03:37 PM
I kept the stamped one partially for that reason. Will also contrast with the now unavailable tanaka ginsanko!

Neens
01-14-2016, 08:23 PM
For my first carbon knife I went big. A knife became aviable from Cris Anderson so I picked it up. 200mm extra heavy, extra tall gyuto. I only took a few quick pics on my cell phone. Too many people eyeing it at work, had to put it away.

http://i.imgur.com/sj0YRFA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kzGhZSP.jpg

Second picture is from before I cleaned it up.

Smurfmacaw
01-14-2016, 09:40 PM
For my first carbon knife I went big. A knife became aviable from Cris Anderson so I picked it up. 200mm extra heavy, extra tall gyuto. I only took a few quick pics on my cell phone. Too many people eyeing it at work, had to put it away.

http://i.imgur.com/sj0YRFA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kzGhZSP.jpg


Second picture is from before I cleaned it up.
I definitely like your style!! Go big or go Cutco.

Cheeks1989
01-14-2016, 09:53 PM
Love me some Cris Anderson work. Beautiful knife neens.

Neens
01-14-2016, 10:19 PM
Funny you say that smurf, my brother used to sell cutco.

bkultra
01-14-2016, 10:38 PM
Funny you say that smurf, my brother used to sell cutco.

Your "brother", sure. It's like saying I have a friend who... :justkidding:

jessf
01-15-2016, 12:36 AM
Picked up a Neeman 7.5" a few months back and just recently grabbed a deba.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee143/JessF123456789/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160106_183451.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/user/JessF123456789/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160106_183451.jpg.html)

Ill be slapping together a saya for the deba soon
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee143/JessF123456789/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160114_205310.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/user/JessF123456789/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160114_205310.jpg.html)

brainsausage
01-15-2016, 01:31 AM
Picked up a Neeman 7.5" a few months back and just recently grabbed a deba.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee143/JessF123456789/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160106_183451.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/user/JessF123456789/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160106_183451.jpg.html)

Ill be slapping together a saya for the deba soon
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee143/JessF123456789/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160114_205310.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/user/JessF123456789/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160114_205310.jpg.html)

Which one's the deba?

jessf
01-15-2016, 09:51 AM
The one on the right

XooMG
01-16-2016, 01:27 PM
Trying out some stuff. First thing I managed to cut was the saya while taking the photo.

Robin Dalman 170mm bunka
http://i.imgur.com/ZJWnb0h.jpg

cheflivengood
01-16-2016, 02:02 PM
Trying out some stuff. First thing I managed to cut was the saya while taking the photo.

Robin Dalman 170mm bunka
http://i.imgur.com/ZJWnb0h.jpg

:rofl2:

CrisAnderson27
01-16-2016, 02:59 PM
Trying out some stuff. First thing I managed to cut was the saya while taking the photo.

Robin Dalman 170mm bunka
http://i.imgur.com/ZJWnb0h.jpg

Gorgeous photo! That Dalman has a capable look to it for sure.

Krassi
01-16-2016, 05:00 PM
as mentioned in another place ;) ... your photos are really stunning good + a stunnig executor class bunka,

robin rulz! ;)

Miho
01-16-2016, 10:43 PM
First time posting a picture on a forum. Hope Im doing this right.

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg.html)

The wa 210 and 270 sujihiki use to belong to Tanner.

chinacats
01-16-2016, 10:46 PM
First time posting a picture on a forum. Hope Im doing this right.

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg.html)


Don't know how you could have done it any better. :doublethumbsup:

chiffonodd
01-16-2016, 11:12 PM
First time posting a picture on a forum. Hope Im doing this right.

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg.html)

The wa 210 and 270 sujihiki use to belong to Tanner.

What is the gyuto second from right?

Miho
01-16-2016, 11:13 PM
Shigefusa family.

I believe it's the eldest son

aboynamedsuita
01-16-2016, 11:47 PM
First time posting a picture on a forum. Hope Im doing this right.

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg.html)

The wa 210 and 270 sujihiki use to belong to Tanner.

Lookin' good! I thought the ones on the left and right were familiar ;)

Miho
01-16-2016, 11:51 PM
Lookin' good! I thought the ones on the left and right were familiar ;)

So I just picked up the western Gyuto today. It is so different from the wa, if I don't look at the engraving, I would have thought they were from two different makers. It's shocking how different they are, everything from the profile to the thickness and weight.

brainsausage
01-17-2016, 12:00 AM
First time posting a picture on a forum. Hope Im doing this right.

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg.html)

The wa 210 and 270 sujihiki use to belong to Tanner.

Looks damn good to me my friend!

brainsausage
01-17-2016, 12:01 AM
Shigefusa family.

I believe it's the eldest son

Yoshihide

aboynamedsuita
01-17-2016, 01:07 AM
This was probably an ill advised xmas gift from my secret santa... :laugh:

Sorry for the iphone pics. and because I hate when people post things and don't say what they are... sukenari ginsan 270 forged from jck. :dazed: the knife has no flaws that I can find. Have yet to use it to cut but very happy with the fit and finish, it seems like they really paid attention the the grind it is almost completely uniform, it is also I think my first knife with a real consistent distal taper. Goes from ~3mm down to a really really nice tip. My hope is to use this as a combo gyuto/suji, and pair it with a yet to be purchased deba and yanagiba as well as my faithful old Tanaka ginsan petty. Though I like the idea of the tesshu 180. maybe a honesuki too.

anyway.

cheers.

Nice 270, I also am upgrading my Sukenari (honyaki) from a 240 to a 270. Koki said the 270 won't be ready until mid-late February, but it'll be worth the wait :knife:

Godslayer
01-17-2016, 02:53 AM
Nice 270, I also am upgrading my Sukenari (honyaki) from a 240 to a 270. Koki said the 270 won't be ready until mid-late February, but it'll be worth the wait :knife:

:knife: honyaki

chiffonodd
01-17-2016, 03:27 AM
Shigefusa family.

I believe it's the eldest son

Would be really interested to hear your thoughts on how it compares to the 210 forged by the man himself! Other than length of course :angel:

spoiledbroth
01-17-2016, 05:50 AM
Nice 270, I also am upgrading my Sukenari (honyaki) from a 240 to a 270. Koki said the 270 won't be ready until mid-late February, but it'll be worth the wait :knife:
:pirate1: nice choice! the 270s seem to have a really nice long flat spot on them! just looking at the spine on my knife really gets me going, hopefully yours will come with a nice taper too! My only disappointment so far is that they only seem to run up to 52mm height on their 270mm knives, but I knew it getting in, and really I'm quite chuffed to have anything over 49mm at the heel. This is part of the reason I have sold off all my 210 gyutos and my 180mm mac gyuto.

I think this company is spectacular. I am afraid to let on how much because I don't need any more prices going up. I am kinda interested in their stock kasumi w#2 kataba knives. :bat:

Asteger
01-17-2016, 07:30 AM
http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160116_2131181271_zpsfzvffvxb.jpg.html)

Miho, the 210 yo and wa are so different in height (the wa looking good to me). What's the height on each?

Miho
01-17-2016, 09:22 AM
Miho, the 210 yo and wa are so different in height (the wa looking good to me). What's the height on each?

Wa 54mm
Yo 46mm

bonestter
01-17-2016, 11:26 AM
Wa 54mm
Yo 46mm

Looks more, but the necks are different aren't they?

Miho
01-17-2016, 01:51 PM
Looks more, but the necks are different aren't they?

+/- 1mm since I did the measurements quickly with a regular ruler.

Is the neck the part where it meets the bolster or ferrule?
Regardless everything about the two knives are different.

schanop
01-17-2016, 03:58 PM
Wa 54mm
Yo 46mm

Your wa 210mm is 54? Awesome find. Usually it would be less than 48-50mm tall for 210mm. Yo at 46 sounds normal though, may be a touch on shorty side. Two 240 yo that have (and had) are at 53-54mm tall.

Miho
01-17-2016, 04:34 PM
Your wa 210mm is 54? Awesome find. Usually it would be less than 48-50mm tall for 210mm. Yo at 46 sounds normal though, may be a touch on shorty side. Two 240 yo that have (and had) are at 53-54mm tall.

Yea its quite rare for a 210 to be that tall. I've never come across a Gyuto with this particular profile. I don't think it's the normal shig profile, must be an experimental knife for him

aboynamedsuita
01-17-2016, 04:49 PM
FWIW, when I bought the 210 Kasumi wa-gyuto from JNS it was during the pre-order and was sold as a 225 (everything seemed to be listed like this, e.g. 255 was available as well). On the box it had 210 shig so the variation may be from where someone decides to measure from (IIRC its about 215 heel to tip and 230 ferrule to tip)

Chef_
01-18-2016, 04:39 AM
Just bought this knife, wasnt really what i was expecting. Wayyy to thick for me, ive never seen a knife with absolutely no distal taper. But ive already used it a couple times so i cant send it back. I know its made of superior steel and it as excellent edge retention, but it seems like a lot of work to be able to grind this down to the edge you want. And im just a cook, not a knife craftsman. It is a beautiful knife though, and it came with a custom wood handle and maple ferrulehttp://s23.postimg.org/ief5tsl8n/16_1_1.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ief5tsl8n/)

mikedtran
01-19-2016, 08:14 PM
Excuse the poor pictures. Running out of the house now.

First custom I have ordered, from Chadd Smith.

http://i.imgur.com/Ock2NGB.jpg

Cheeks1989
01-19-2016, 08:16 PM
Beautiful knife mikedtran. Really looking forward for the review.

mikedtran
01-19-2016, 08:19 PM
Beautiful knife mikedtran. Really looking forward for the review.

Thanks. I will probably look to do a multiple knife comparison across: Tomatoes, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions?

Cheeks1989
01-19-2016, 08:23 PM
That's a good variety.

chefcomesback
01-20-2016, 12:44 AM
Excuse the poor pictures. Running out of the house now.

First custom I have ordered, from Chadd Smith.

http://i.imgur.com/Ock2NGB.jpg

Chadd does very clean work , very good cutters with impeccable fit and finish , get on his list before he listens to me to charge more

bonestter
01-20-2016, 03:19 AM
Excuse the poor pictures. Running out of the house now.

First custom I have ordered, from Chadd Smith.



Lovely

Could you do a pic of the knife in its saya - handle looks like it's a sweet compliment

Badgertooth
01-20-2016, 06:26 AM
Bit of a kkf first for me. My first BST purchase and my first thinning. And my first successful photo post!

Takeda 255mm Sasanoha. Taken from DMT diasharp extra coarse thru a progression of imanishi 400, chosera 1k, 3k, 5k, maruoyama shiro suita, Oozuku asagi, 1/2 micron loaded balsa


http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsk6vbzrzh.jpeg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsk6vbzrzh.jpeg.html)
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps79mtzecp.jpeg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps79mtzecp.jpeg.html)
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsm3akkpla.jpeg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsm3akkpla.jpeg.html)

chinacats
01-20-2016, 10:32 AM
Nice Badgertooth, bet she cuts a while lot better now.

Godslayer
01-20-2016, 11:26 AM
Bit of a kkf first for me. My first BST purchase and my first thinning. And my first successful photo post!

Takeda 255mm Sasanoha. Taken from DMT diasharp extra coarse thru a progression of imanishi 400, chosera 1k, 3k, 5k, maruoyama shiro suita, Oozuku asagi, 1/2 micron loaded balsa


http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsk6vbzrzh.jpeg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsk6vbzrzh.jpeg.html)
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps79mtzecp.jpeg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps79mtzecp.jpeg.html)
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsm3akkpla.jpeg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsm3akkpla.jpeg.html)

Looks amazing. I love the look of takedas + they feel special in the hand

preizzo
01-20-2016, 11:52 AM
I am using one right now at work and it feels good. Need to thinning a bit thought

Badgertooth
01-20-2016, 05:14 PM
Nice Badgertooth, bet she cuts a while lot better now.

Thanks! Yup, nearly had a trip to the emergency room when I was doing lateral cuts on a tomato. It was pretty late when I finished up sharpening and took her for a quick test, wasn't concentrating and narrowly missed my wrist. Lesson learned and an enormous grin for how she performs.

j22582536
01-21-2016, 08:07 PM
Despite the low Canadian dollar, I still couldn't resist the temptation...shigefusa 150mm kasumi petty with cloud.


sorry for crappy iphone photos

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AAArHud1fqB0VLnX7WAgoIZMKND5MXdGrc3jZFxaPgdPEg/12/349339959/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/IMG_0824.JPG/EKraud4CGLALIAcoBw/IChhMEMV2pRz8mde60zXLSQbzlwgziaGKjp1AAQrcXc?size=1 280x960&size_mode=3
https://photos-4.dropbox.com/t/2/AADSY9uQiv8BficB26SeOGFvDlnDJoi1ieD3Lt0P7PgoKg/12/349339959/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/IMG_0840%20(1).JPG/EKraud4CGLELIAcoBw/BsTO6a5lnNQNeZtFrK9HAvXgT_47bc8P7PYsH1hWApw?size=1 280x960&size_mode=3

210mm Kasumi yo gyuto arriving in few days (hope I don't get tax on...)

jacko9
01-21-2016, 09:54 PM
Latest is my 270 Wa-Sujihiki Gesshin Kagekiyo Wa-Sujihiki from Japanese Knife Imports. It joins my purchase from the past year; T-F 140mm Nashiji Gyuto, Konosuke HD2 240 Gyuto, Konosuke Fujiyama 210 Blue2 Gyuto, T-F 150mm Nashiji Petty, Konosuke 150mm GS Petty.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y432/jacko912/P1010368_zpsnleutzjv.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/jacko912/media/P1010368_zpsnleutzjv.jpg.html)

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Jack

Miho
01-21-2016, 10:07 PM
Despite the low Canadian dollar, I still couldn't resist the temptation...shigefusa 150mm kasumi petty with cloud.


sorry for crappy iphone photos

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210mm Kasumi yo gyuto arriving in few days (hope I don't get tax on...)

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j22582536
01-21-2016, 10:13 PM
Despite the low Canadian dollar, I still couldn't resist the temptation...shigefusa 150mm kasumi petty with cloud.


sorry for crappy iphone photos

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AAArHud1fqB0VLnX7WAgoIZMKND5MXdGrc3jZFxaPgdPEg/12/349339959/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/IMG_0824.JPG/EKraud4CGLALIAcoBw/IChhMEMV2pRz8mde60zXLSQbzlwgziaGKjp1AAQrcXc?size=1 280x960&size_mode=3
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210mm Kasumi yo gyuto arriving in few days (hope I don't get tax on...)

Photo re-uploaded

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Smurfmacaw
01-21-2016, 10:18 PM
Latest is my 270 Wa-Sujihiki Gesshin Kagekiyo Wa-Sujihiki from Japanese Knife Imports. It joins my purchase from the past year; T-F 140mm Nashiji Gyuto, Konosuke HD2 240 Gyuto, Konosuke Fujiyama 210 Blue2 Gyuto, T-F 150mm Nashiji Petty, Konosuke 150mm GS Petty.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y432/jacko912/P1010368_zpsnleutzjv.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/jacko912/media/P1010368_zpsnleutzjv.jpg.html)

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Jack

Wow, nice. I haven't seen a wide bevel suji like that before....looks like a yanagiba. You are a bad bad man for putting me in acquisition mode again!

brainsausage
01-22-2016, 12:22 AM
Photo re-uploaded

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Sexy.

bonestter
01-22-2016, 03:49 PM
Lovely little (125mm) Yaxell Santoku arrived today. F&F perfect and an OOTB edge which is razor sharp

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ra4exgQiSSg/VqKG-39bpQI/AAAAAAAACrU/4GhfqOIZxfE/s720-Ic42/P1050316.JPG

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j22582536
01-22-2016, 05:17 PM
My shigefusa 210mm kasumi yo gyuto just arrived (more like 220mm actually)

Thank you Canada customs for not taxing me :doublethumbsup:

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marc4pt0
01-22-2016, 05:22 PM
Lovely little (125mm) Yaxell Santoku arrived today. F&F perfect and an OOTB edge which is razor sharp

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ra4exgQiSSg/VqKG-39bpQI/AAAAAAAACrU/4GhfqOIZxfE/s720-Ic42/P1050316.JPG

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This choil shot looks money. Nice looking curves in all the right places. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on this one

jacko9
01-22-2016, 06:04 PM
Wow, nice. I haven't seen a wide bevel suji like that before....looks like a yanagiba. You are a bad bad man for putting me in acquisition mode again!

Slices paper thin with no effort - the best I could have imagined for a slicer. I'll post a review after I get a chance to put it through it's paces.

preizzo
01-22-2016, 06:13 PM
I bought for my wife the same little santoku and she loved it.
It s been over a year and maybe I had to sharpened for her only twice. Good knife for the money

spoiledbroth
01-22-2016, 07:16 PM
My shigefusa 210mm kasumi yo gyuto just arrived (more like 220mm actually)

Thank you Canada customs for not taxing me :doublethumbsup:

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/IMG_0843_zpsvzn1tglc.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/IMG_0843_zpsvzn1tglc.jpg.html)Beaut! They must be getting lazy. I have never been hit with taxes or duty or anything like that, though my purchases rarely exceed 200usd and are almost exclusively from Koki lately :razz:

spoiledbroth
01-22-2016, 11:13 PM
Ooof :0

aboynamedsuita
01-23-2016, 03:18 PM
Hey fellow Canucks, probably best to keep that discussion off the public forum as it is unlawful and you could be charged by the CBSA.

mikedtran
01-23-2016, 03:44 PM
This is what constantly checking the forums/BST netted me:

http://i.imgur.com/YyInh7P.jpg

spoiledbroth
01-23-2016, 03:50 PM
Hey fellow Canucks, probably best to keep that discussion off the public forum as it is unlawful and you could be charged by the CBSA.Absolutely. I don't condone asking anyone to fudge customs documentation!

erikz
01-24-2016, 03:06 PM
This choil shot looks money. Nice looking curves in all the right places. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on this one
I own a 165mm version of this knife and my girlfriend tends to always grab it. The VG10 edge is pretty good, only needs a touch up once in a while (gets used about 2/3 days a week by my gf).

preizzo
01-25-2016, 11:20 AM
Got a package from cleancut.se today and this is what I found inside 😊
Hinoura 210 mm gyuto kitaeji. Old man job.
Shirokamo blue n 2 240 mm gyuto.

The hinoura it's just outstanding.
The details are unbelievable. The filling in my hand it s pure magic, tonight I will cook dinner with it.

The shirokamo is a big knife,tall and super thin, definitely a laser.!!
Wil try it next few days

mikedtran
01-25-2016, 11:46 AM
Beautiful knives!

Would love to hear your thoughts on the Hinoura. Been eyeing one up for quite a while =)


Got a package from cleancut.se today and this is what I found inside 😊
Hinoura 210 mm gyuto kitaeji. Old man job.
Shirokamo blue n 2 240 mm gyuto.

The hinoura it's just outstanding.
The details are unbelievable. The filling in my hand it s pure magic, tonight I will cook dinner with it.

The shirokamo is a big knife,tall and super thin, definitely a laser.!!
Wil try it next few days

Vils
01-25-2016, 12:00 PM
Tadafusa ajikiri

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x221/vilsjin/IMG_0679_zpsvxqikmyq.jpg

bonestter
01-25-2016, 03:19 PM
Got a package from cleancut.se today and this is what I found inside 😊
Hinoura 210 mm gyuto kitaeji. Old man job.
Shirokamo blue n 2 240 mm gyuto.

The hinoura it's just outstanding.
The details are unbelievable. The filling in my hand it s pure magic, tonight I will cook dinner with it.

The shirokamo is a big knife,tall and super thin, definitely a laser.!!
Wil try it next few days

+1 on impressions on the Hinora - been eyeing one of those up myself

spoiledbroth
01-25-2016, 03:23 PM
Am I the only person who is weirded out by the similarities between Shiro Kamo and Tanaka?? Seriously his blue 2 and r2 knives look exactly like Tanaka. Profile might not be identical and no idea on grind, but... :S

mikedtran
01-25-2016, 03:30 PM
Am I the only person who is weirded out by the similarities between Shiro Kamo and Tanaka?? Seriously his blue 2 and r2 knives look exactly like Tanaka. Profile might not be identical and no idea on grind, but... :S

I haven't looked at it too closely, though is it possible they both use prelaminted billets from the same producer? Sounds like the grinds are probably different as the Shiro Kamo is suppose to be somewhat laser-ish if I'm not mistaken.

spoiledbroth
01-25-2016, 03:36 PM
I had thought the blue 2 and r2 knives from tanaka were laser-ISH but I've never owned or seen any of these knives in person.

I was sort of thinking you're probably right about the pre laminated billets. 'cuz that r2 damascus pattern is fairly unique to my eye.

mikedtran
01-25-2016, 03:38 PM
I'm not sure the R2, that might be laser-ish. Though I think most people talk about the Blue #2 as basically almost a wide bevel? Again just form recollection haven't actually handled one myself.

spoiledbroth
01-25-2016, 03:42 PM
What! Maybe you are confusing the blue 2 with the gin 3, I owned a ginsan knife from Tanaka and it was certainly a wide bevel.

mikedtran
01-25-2016, 03:46 PM
Checked and you are right! Was thinking ginsanko. The Blue #2 looks like a smooth transition to a slight convex.

preizzo
01-25-2016, 04:41 PM
I own the blue two tanaka and I have to say it s a workhorse, thick and tall with an a pronounced convex grind. The shirokamo blue 2 it s vary similar in shape to the tanaka blue 2 but the grind it s almost flat and it s really light in weight and super thin.
Both great knives for differents task.!

Krassi
01-25-2016, 04:52 PM
Shiro Kamo knifes are allways lasers .. also the Kamo-to series has a very good grind on them..the cleancut ones are really a good bang for the buck.
Tanaka Ginsanko is more like an axe but cuts super awesome.. well one shabby looking 270mm one i tried from karnstein.. weird was that the 240mm australien version with the awesome handles cut way worse .

I also have a Hinoura ao-super suji (well from his son) but out of box sharpness was worst i have ever had..but i dondt care since i can grind and have jnats ;)
A friend o mine has 3 Kamo damascus blabla aogami2 knifes from cleancut and they are very good and really cheap.

bonestter
01-25-2016, 05:04 PM
I've heard the Hinoura's are very mediocre OOTB sharp and also have a wide bevel

preizzo
01-25-2016, 05:24 PM
Not all the shirokamo are laser, the as steel series are more like workhorse shape.
This hinoura it just goes true ingredients like butter.
I tried to cut leek, onion, carots, cauliflower squash and all was super easy. The filling in the hands was like heavy blade, stiff and precise. Nice performing knife

Krassi
01-25-2016, 07:47 PM
Ok! well no one i knew had tried an AS Kamo before.. but then lets say most Series are very Laser like with a not allways laser like looking geometrie (kamo-to for example)
My Hinoura is from Hinoura Junior and well it was not sharp. but good Steel and a good Base for tweeking and regrindig it from scratch.

preizzo
01-25-2016, 08:07 PM
Yeah the hinoura son make really great knives too.
Mine I believe it s made from w 1 and it wasn't sharp nether ootb.

aboynamedsuita
01-25-2016, 11:05 PM
Got a package from cleancut.se today and this is what I found inside [emoji4]
Hinoura 210 mm gyuto kitaeji. Old man job.
Shirokamo blue n 2 240 mm gyuto.

The hinoura it's just outstanding.
The details are unbelievable. The filling in my hand it s pure magic, tonight I will cook dinner with it.

The shirokamo is a big knife,tall and super thin, definitely a laser.!!
Wil try it next few days
Nice Hinoura, the Kitaeji looks really nice, I have the Unryu-Mon which is pretty cool.



I've heard the Hinoura's are very mediocre OOTB sharp and also have a wide bevel
Perhaps Mitsumi, but Tsukasa apparently has quite the OOTB edge (I haven't used mine so can't comment personally :whistling: )

preizzo
01-27-2016, 12:08 PM
Tank!

Vils
01-28-2016, 04:13 PM
I can't find Hinoura kitaeji at cleancut, Sold out?

alterwisser
01-28-2016, 04:34 PM
Got a package from cleancut.se today and this is what I found inside [emoji4]
Hinoura 210 mm gyuto kitaeji. Old man job.
Shirokamo blue n 2 240 mm gyuto.

The hinoura it's just outstanding.
The details are unbelievable. The filling in my hand it s pure magic, tonight I will cook dinner with it.

The shirokamo is a big knife,tall and super thin, definitely a laser.!!
Wil try it next few days

Too bad Cleancut is closed on Weekends... I'm in Stockholm this Sa/Su [emoji24][emoji24][emoji24]

preizzo
01-28-2016, 05:53 PM
Yes I bought the last kitaeji 😀😀

preizzo
01-28-2016, 05:54 PM
I didn't know it was close on the weekends

alterwisser
01-29-2016, 04:39 AM
I didn't know it was close on the weekends

It looks like from all the info I was able to find online...

What a bummer! It's not often that you get the chance to actually see and touch a lot of knives before buying...was curious to check out Kurosaki knives!

bonestter
01-29-2016, 10:31 AM
It looks like from all the info I was able to find online...

What a bummer! It's not often that you get the chance to actually see and touch a lot of knives before buying...was curious to check out Kurosaki knives!

They are worth it

My Gyuto 240 is best cutter in its class (lasers etc aside)

2010ZR1
01-30-2016, 07:31 PM
I have had these for a while before I found this forum. They do cut very good.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/A776237E-7912-4DE0-9059-C8FA642A0A90_zps8ucr2xay.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/8390C94D-773F-41C3-80FA-FD158398A8C5_zpsztyufral.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/4104FB44-7860-4602-80BF-C20BDD7C6D9D_zpspsylwmmt.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/FEB4F158-7FF6-4EB4-86BA-32853F3C374C_zpskjgtowsl.jpg

bennypapa
01-30-2016, 07:47 PM
I got this second hand from a forum member. My first Japanese knife.
Kochi 240mm gyuto.
So thin, so sharp, so nice.

http://imgur.com/n8pylGe

chiffonodd
01-30-2016, 08:01 PM
I got this second hand from a forum member. My first Japanese knife.
Kochi 240mm gyuto.
So thin, so sharp, so nice.

http://imgur.com/n8pylGe

Way to start off with a bang :)

Godslayer
01-30-2016, 09:39 PM
I have had these for a while before I found this forum. They do cut very good.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/A776237E-7912-4DE0-9059-C8FA642A0A90_zps8ucr2xay.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/8390C94D-773F-41C3-80FA-FD158398A8C5_zpsztyufral.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/4104FB44-7860-4602-80BF-C20BDD7C6D9D_zpspsylwmmt.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/FEB4F158-7FF6-4EB4-86BA-32853F3C374C_zpskjgtowsl.jpg

Thats a really nice set. Amazing collectors piece

bennypapa
01-30-2016, 09:41 PM
Yeah, JKI was sold out of Gesshin stainless til spring, JNS was sold out of the Itinomon I liked. I had talked myself out of the Masakage Yuki. I was jonesin' to buy and ran across this deal.

I must say, it is a bit intimidating to jump from a Henckels to the Kochi. It is a superb piece of craftsmanship.

And now, I'm gonna need a 5 or 6k stone to do the knife justice.

mikedtran
01-30-2016, 09:49 PM
Really cool set, I also love the display box. =)


I have had these for a while before I found this forum. They do cut very good.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/A776237E-7912-4DE0-9059-C8FA642A0A90_zps8ucr2xay.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/8390C94D-773F-41C3-80FA-FD158398A8C5_zpsztyufral.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/4104FB44-7860-4602-80BF-C20BDD7C6D9D_zpspsylwmmt.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/FEB4F158-7FF6-4EB4-86BA-32853F3C374C_zpskjgtowsl.jpg

spoiledbroth
01-30-2016, 10:06 PM
oh man that Thom Keller mac set is
http://cdn.meme.am/instances/58461032.jpg

Keller did a public apology recently

JohnnyChance
01-31-2016, 06:30 PM
..

mc2442
01-31-2016, 08:23 PM
I got this second hand from a forum member. My first Japanese knife.
Kochi 240mm gyuto.
So thin, so sharp, so nice.

http://imgur.com/n8pylGe

I think you will be very happy with your Kochi, I have a couple of them and am a big fan!

brianh
01-31-2016, 08:30 PM
I think you will be very happy with your Kochi, I have a couple of them and am a big fan!

THIS. had a 240 Gyuto that I sold as it was too big for my simple home needs but it was awesome. I have a 180mm Kochi nakiri that replaced a Takeda and Watanabe and never look back.

Chef_
02-01-2016, 12:24 PM
Yeah, JKI was sold out of Gesshin stainless til spring, JNS was sold out of the Itinomon I liked. I had talked myself out of the Masakage Yuki. I was jonesin' to buy and ran across this deal.

I must say, it is a bit intimidating to jump from a Henckels to the Kochi. It is a superb piece of craftsmanship.

And now, I'm gonna need a 5 or 6k stone to do the knife justice.

he has one more gesshin for sale in 270. i bought one the other day, and i highly recommend all cooks to use 270s instead of 240s.

2010ZR1
02-01-2016, 01:39 PM
I ordered this Kato Damascus 210 Gyuto without a handle when it came up on CKTG at the end of December. I was not sure what I was going to do about a handle since I had never personally worked with anyone that I had to contact for a handle. I thought to contact Ian at Haburn since I really like his knives and work in general and he agreed to do a handle for me so I sent him the Kato. I pretty much left the handle up to his creativity and what came back to me exceeded any expectations I could have had. I got my knife back promptly and when I opened the box I could not believe how nice the job came out. I am very happy with the results. My wife ended up using the knife Sunday for onions, peppers, celery, and general prep for chili she was making and I used it a bit also. This knife is really beautiful and performs very well. I probably will end up using this a lot since it cuts so well and to top if off it looks great also. I really want to thank Ian for the job on this one.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1377_zpsiptz5nib.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1376_zpsnsppsj7u.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1373_zpst6b1gget.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1370_zpsseoft3nr.jpg

2010ZR1
02-01-2016, 01:48 PM
OK, I just got the most awesome knife I have ever seen or owned. This is a true work of art. You cannot believe how beautiful this knife is unless it is in your hand in front of you. The handle is stunning. This fit and finish on the saya is like silk. The saya pin itself is a work of art. I have quite a few knives now but this one has to be the best one I own. Another masterpiece from Ian Rogers at Haburn.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1379_zps4g19ervd.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1382_zpsqcawuaug.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1384_zpsjaijahww.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1385_zps1qyj2tll.jpg

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r673/ZR1638/IMG_1387_zpsj69djmjw.jpg

CoqaVin
02-01-2016, 01:53 PM
can't wait to see your lineup of knives, you have some of the most stunning knives I have ever seen

mikedtran
02-01-2016, 02:26 PM
Really want to see the rest of your collection! Those are two awesome pieces!

panda
02-01-2016, 08:34 PM
that's a nice profile on the 210 kato, aren't they usually a lot more belly?

here is an oldie but a goodie (new to me) masamoto ks 240
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160131_11_15_45_Pro_zpseakmcwlw.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160131_11_17_34_Pro_zpsqq4haiqr.jpg
freaking love this knife, the profile and distal taper rock. i thought i'd be upset over its lack of height, but the profile makes up for it. action on the board with this is bliss. just wish the retention was better.

Dardeau
02-01-2016, 08:45 PM
Our taste is similar enough that I am surprised I haven't liked Takedas more than I have.

chinacats
02-01-2016, 08:49 PM
here is an oldie but a goodie (new to me) masamoto ks 240
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160131_11_15_45_Pro_zpseakmcwlw.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160131_11_17_34_Pro_zpsqq4haiqr.jpg
freaking love this knife, the profile and distal taper rock. i thought i'd be upset over its lack of height, but the profile makes up for it. action on the board with this is bliss. just wish the retention was better.

Yeah, I'm going to re-explore a KS at some point...as you said, it has a somewhat magical profile (and I like 52+ at the heel as a good starting point). I agree about Panda's choices...Takeda didn't quite work for me either; guessing his has had a bit of work:).

Schwartzbwithu
02-01-2016, 08:53 PM
I came sooooooo close to buying that Haburn. The only reason I didn't is because of the handle. Don't get me wrong, it's VERY handsome, just a little too busy for me. Takes away from the damascus pattern. But that's just my opinion.

panda
02-01-2016, 09:26 PM
andre & china, let me send you my takeda 270 for a spin, you'll change your minds. i've tweaked the hell out of it (thinned/reprofiled/rehandled). it's basically a long ass 56mm tall santoku with killer food release. i wish you two had tried out my tanaka ginsan (also heavily modified) when i was doing passaround, that thing was beautifully flat profile wide bevel cutter (was too narrow ultimately for me so went bye bye)

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/tanakag3_zps62fa5a2d.jpeg
tanaka: you can see all the cloudy scratches on the bevel from the hours of thinning, lol.

easy13
02-01-2016, 10:29 PM
Had an overpriced itch that needed to be scratched. So far so good

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_7711.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_7711.jpg.html)

bonestter
02-02-2016, 03:56 AM
Very nice. Is the handle the cow shin bone? And what's the bevel - 70/30 or more 80/20?

easy13
02-02-2016, 01:03 PM
Very nice. Is the handle the cow shin bone? And what's the bevel - 70/30 or more 80/20?

Yeah, shin bone, 70/30 on the edge, but it is so damn thin that it isn't really predominant

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_7717.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_7717.jpg.html)

Cheeks1989
02-02-2016, 01:08 PM
Cris Anderson 260mm xh gyuto Handle - Red dyed stabilized redwood burl, with ancient walrus tusk, copper/nickel mokume, and nickel silver. Saya is giraffe leather.
http://i.imgur.com/1TpjT8u.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/euCKYT8.jpg

mc2442
02-02-2016, 01:14 PM
Beautiful knife Cheeks! I just got on Cris's list recently and am looking forward to what comes from it. The giraffe leather made me laugh though.

Cheeks1989
02-02-2016, 01:15 PM
Haha well we were going zebra on the saya but that got expensive lol. You are going to love working with Cris. Here is a video of the knife.

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

cheflarge
02-02-2016, 01:22 PM
Damn....., Cheekie, been scoring on some beauts recently! 😎

mikedtran
02-02-2016, 01:34 PM
Amazing blade cheeks!

2010ZR1
02-02-2016, 01:54 PM
Great looking knife. I have to see about getting on his list.

Cheeks1989
02-02-2016, 02:01 PM
Thanks guys. @zr1 I would do it soon I think his books are only open for a little while longer.

marc4pt0
02-02-2016, 02:33 PM
Another Anderson Masterpiece! Really like that handle

aboynamedsuita
02-02-2016, 04:35 PM
Awesome looking knife Sam, that redwood looks insane

Cheeks1989
02-02-2016, 05:53 PM
Thanks Tanner and Marc!

Danzo
02-02-2016, 09:23 PM
A christmas gift from the fiancé. 210mm Decent edge out of the box, needs some love from my knife guy already though. looks slick but whats up with the bolster? its so sharp on that acute angle! its tearing up my finger pretty good. I'm going to have my guy soften it up

http://i63.tinypic.com/30l02hd.jpg

aboynamedsuita
02-02-2016, 10:34 PM
I have some of the Misono Swedish Carbon Steel knives and feel the same way, some are much worse OOTB than others. But it's nothing that can't be a quick fix.

V1P
02-03-2016, 12:23 AM
Nice catch, cheeky!

Cheeks1989
02-03-2016, 12:47 AM
Thanks Ferry!

LuisMendes
02-03-2016, 12:37 PM
Just arrived, Itinommon 270mm sujihiki. Could not let the 30% pass :)

http://i.imgur.com/Gc4iuGZ.jpg
http://imgur.com/h8fN6b2.jpg

mikedtran
02-03-2016, 09:52 PM
This just came in. I have been looking for one of these for a while...honestly though it is so big and heavy I'm not sure its for me (I'm 5'4" and 125lbs soaking wet).

Probably went a bit too big for my first 240mm, a JNS Kato.

Will probably go to BST soon actually...maybe I'll change my mind in a couple days as I play with it more.

http://i.imgur.com/p3LiboU.jpg

Cheeks1989
02-03-2016, 10:11 PM
Nice Mike!

brainsausage
02-03-2016, 10:12 PM
This just came in. I have been looking for one of these for a while...honestly though it is so big and heavy I'm not sure its for me (I'm 5'4" and 125lbs soaking wet).

Probably went a bit too big for my first 240mm, a JNS Kato.

Will probably go to BST soon actually...maybe I'll change my mind in a couple days as I play with it more.

http://i.imgur.com/p3LiboU.jpg

I'd cut with it for a couple weeks buddy before you throw the towel in. The extra heft is awesome. Does a lot of the work for you.

aboynamedsuita
02-03-2016, 10:18 PM
This just came in. I have been looking for one of these for a while...honestly though it is so big and heavy I'm not sure its for me (I'm 5'4" and 125lbs soaking wet).

Probably went a bit too big for my first 240mm, a JNS Kato.

Will probably go to BST soon actually...maybe I'll change my mind in a couple days as I play with it more.
Sell it to Smurfmacaw, I think he's looking for a 240

ynot1985
02-03-2016, 10:56 PM
honestly though it is so big and heavy I'm not sure its for me http://i.imgur.com/p3LiboU.jpg

how heavy is it?

turbochef422
02-04-2016, 12:03 AM
30651
Masahiro Not sure the type of knife but looks cool. Medium-thick spine but heavy knife. Way thick at the heel but the whole knife thins out from about 2" out all the way to the tip. It should be fun to play with for $40.

mikedtran
02-04-2016, 02:31 AM
how heavy is it?

Measurements and Weight:
Weight: 264g
Length: 243mm
Height: 50mm
Thickness at Handle: 5.5mm

Balance Point: 40mm in front of the heel (thats right 40mm!!!)


I'd cut with it for a couple weeks buddy before you throw the towel in. The extra heft is awesome. Does a lot of the work for you.

I actually just decided to cut through 10lb of produce (Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, Tomatoes) with my Shigefusa, Kato, and Tristone and while I like it a bit more now, it is still hard for me to get around the weight/balance.

Badgertooth
02-04-2016, 01:58 PM
30651
Masahiro Not sure the type of knife but looks cool. Medium-thick spine but heavy knife. Way thick at the heel but the whole knife thins out from about 2" out all the way to the tip. It should be fun to play with for $40.

I have my eye on one of these bad boys on eBay. Did you know the name of the knife means "head remover"!!!!!

spoiledbroth
02-04-2016, 11:17 PM
wait 2"??

turbochef422
02-05-2016, 12:16 AM
The first 2" from spine to blade are thick then the whole knife not just the blade gets thinner gradually towards the tip. So the heel is super strong.

spoiledbroth
02-05-2016, 01:25 AM
Oh here I thought 2" thick... Lol.

mikedtran
02-05-2016, 11:17 AM
As a note thanks to Matteo and Brainsausage, I'm going to give the Kato some additional board time and give it a compare to a DT ITK and a Catcheside I have coming in early next week before throwing in the towel =)

Asteger
02-05-2016, 11:34 AM
As a note thanks to Matteo and Brainsausage, I'm going to give the Kato some additional board time and give it a compare to a DT ITK and a Catcheside I have coming in early next week before throwing in the towel =)

Oh boy. Suddenly you have all these knives around, but no one to feed. You'll be buying bags of vegs only to cut in order to assess these. If I sold my 240 Kato because it was too much, you might be destined to, too.

However, you could do what I did for a while unintentionally: go on to good chukabocho and get used to that, then try the 240 Kato and feel how light and nimble it is in comparison. I think the average veg-only chuka is around 450g.

By the way, Mike. Handle looks identical to what I had. Can you measure it?

mikedtran
02-05-2016, 11:54 AM
Oh boy. Suddenly you have all these knives around, but no one to feed. You'll be buying bags of vegs only to cut in order to assess these. If I sold my 240 Kato because it was too much, you might be destined to, too.

By the way, Mike. Handle looks identical to what I had. Can you measure it?

The other night I bought a 10lb bag of veggies on my way home...I'm actually looking to do a stage or weekend line just to get some board time on my knives (not kidding at all)

Handle
I did quick measurements as I was running out of the house, so only got length and measurements at the butt.

Length: 139mm
Width: 22mm
Height: 27mm

spoiledbroth
02-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Shame on anyone who buys vegetables "just to cut"... Don't do that.

mikedtran
02-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Shame on anyone who buys vegetables "just to cut"... Don't do that.

If it makes you feel any better I did pack them up and put them in my fridge, probably make a soup or something eventually.

You'd probably have to shame most knifemakers =p (though maybe they cook with all their test produce)

spoiledbroth
02-05-2016, 02:49 PM
at least go hand them out to the homeless ;)

mikedtran
02-05-2016, 02:53 PM
at least go hand them out to the homeless ;)

Hhahah plenty of homeless in SF though I find them to be picky about eating raw uncooked vegetables =p

Homeless shelter might take them though....not a bad idea

bonestter
02-05-2016, 04:30 PM
Itonommon Kasumi - most impressive cutter

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-83tTpjesMsE/VrUFfE7eRVI/AAAAAAAACvI/pkaOxCg0u44/s1280-Ic42/_20160205_202624.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BAkbqh5psek/VrUEo4LkM4I/AAAAAAAACuo/yDH5DV9qhpc/s800-Ic42/_20160205_202215.JPG

chiffonodd
02-05-2016, 07:57 PM
Zakuri 135 funayuki, great little knife. Cheap as dirt - $30 shipped from rakuten. Like the height and very useful profile (flatter than it looks in pics), nice and thin. My new shallot machine :knife:

http://i65.tinypic.com/2utiyh3.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/2vlpk0k.jpg

Asteger
02-05-2016, 08:32 PM
Shame on anyone who buys vegetables "just to cut"... Don't do that.

Bah, nothing wrong with it. Some people buy them just to eat!

TheDispossessed
02-05-2016, 08:44 PM
Yo should see what xoomg did with his.
Enjoy

Zakuri 135 funayuki, great little knife. Cheap as dirt - $30 shipped from rakuten. Like the height and very useful profile (flatter than it looks in pics), nice and thin. My new shallot machine :knife:

http://i65.tinypic.com/2utiyh3.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/2vlpk0k.jpg

XooMG
02-06-2016, 12:07 AM
Yo should see what xoomg did with his.
Enjoy
Heh, mine is always changing a little. My Zakuri knives have the inglorious job of helping me explore finishing and geometry adjustments. I've stopped protecting the kurouchi while refinishing, so they are a bit less pretty these days...but they are really nice fun knives to have.

One thing I recommend is smoothing the bead-blasted kasumi finish a little...it has a lot of drag and makes the knife feel less effective, in my opinion. Doesn't need to be total mirror, but try to take some of the bite and grittiness off.

chiffonodd
02-06-2016, 02:33 PM
Yo should see what xoomg did with his.
Enjoy

Yeah I remember that pic, dude put in some serious work. Every time I try major thinning sessions I beat the **** out of my fingers but I'm gonna do it anyway lol :crytissue:

chiffonodd
02-06-2016, 02:41 PM
Heh, mine is always changing a little. My Zakuri knives have the inglorious job of helping me explore finishing and geometry adjustments. I've stopped protecting the kurouchi while refinishing, so they are a bit less pretty these days...but they are really nice fun knives to have.

One thing I recommend is smoothing the bead-blasted kasumi finish a little...it has a lot of drag and makes the knife feel less effective, in my opinion. Doesn't need to be total mirror, but try to take some of the bite and grittiness off.

http://i64.tinypic.com/5d5wg9.jpg

Here's a choil shot on the 135 I got. Seems much thinner than this suggests so take it FWIW. Still got enough to work with as far as thinning and experimenting is concerned, will be a lot of fun and informative.

XooMG
02-06-2016, 03:06 PM
Yeah, it looks promising.

Quick words of advice. Get the tip thin, and leave some meat near the heel when you explore your thinning. measuring 1cm from the edge, a thickness of 1mm or even a little more is not a bad thing...being thin for the first 2-3mm behind the edge is more important.

My choil shot when I last took one (probably slightly different now):
http://i.imgur.com/IOzGN6G.jpg

Smurfmacaw
02-06-2016, 05:49 PM
As a note thanks to Matteo and Brainsausage, I'm going to give the Kato some additional board time and give it a compare to a DT ITK and a Catcheside I have coming in early next week before throwing in the towel =)
Lol,

Foiled by Matteo and Brainsausage. Actually I'd rather you be sure you want to sell it and not have too many regrets.

chiffonodd
02-07-2016, 11:59 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/rlg9p3.jpg

Well gee hairline crack in the $30 zakuri near the heel, who woulda thunk, "X" added to get phone camera to focus. So much for rakuten #!%^#!/!!!! :beatinghead:

Actually most purchases there have been fine but this is lame.

aboynamedsuita
02-08-2016, 12:03 AM
At least it's an inexpensive lesson, still blows though

chiffonodd
02-08-2016, 12:11 AM
At least it's an inexpensive lesson, still blows though

Ya it does, didn't even get to try thinning it out. Just saw it after cooking dinner tonight. Still worked very well to portion salmon, mince shallot/garlic, cut greens. Wedged in sun chokes a bit. Meh. Will definitely stick to tried and true vendors for bigger purchases.

I would write the rakuten vendor but I'm pretty sure I would get back the japanese equivalent of "lol"

spoiledbroth
02-08-2016, 12:19 AM
Ya it does, didn't even get to try thinning it out. Just saw it after cooking dinner tonight. Still worked very well to portion salmon, mince shallot/garlic, cut greens. Wedged in sun chokes a bit. Meh. Will definitely stick to tried and true vendors for bigger purchases.

I would write the rakuten vendor but I'm pretty sure I would get back the japanese equivalent of "lol"
you could still use it to wear down your stones/learn though no?

sorry to hear about this. I have decided as much fun as it is to go hunting for deals it usually doesn't pay to play that game where knives are concerned. -_-

JBroida
02-08-2016, 12:25 AM
if you're cool with it being less tall, there's still a useable knife in there

chiffonodd
02-08-2016, 12:30 AM
you could still use it to wear down your stones/learn though no?

Oh yeah I'll still give it a shot - I'm a bit concerned that the direction of pressure of thinning will worsen the crack but (1) I'm like the farthest thing from an engineer so what do i know, and (2) def got nothing to lose!

chiffonodd
02-08-2016, 12:46 AM
if you're cool with it being less tall, there's still a useable knife in there

Hah yeah Jon I remember your post a while back about the dude that dropped a knife and it snapped in half, how there's almost always something usable left over. In this case to grind out that crack I'd have to do some SERIOUS thinning after the reprofile, all by hand. Guess I'm gonna get more experience than I bargained for :dazed:

tward369
02-08-2016, 01:39 PM
Received my Kato Workhorse and maple Boardsmith board about a week ago. Love the ease with which the Kato cuts, and I enjoy its heft even though I think the handle is overly large:

http://s18.postimg.org/foa3pn3ll/DSC_6174.jpg

Asteger
02-08-2016, 02:05 PM
Received my Kato Workhorse ... Love the ease with which the Kato cuts, and I enjoy its heft even though I think the handle is overly large:

I've wondered what's up with this too. I asked Maxim who said that previously some had complained that his Kato handles were too small. He also said that the handles were chosen - I think he said 'sent' - by Kato. But yet these are surely the Sanjo-made handles that he used to sell and which he has always stuck on his Kato and Itonimon knives? - so things don't quite add up to me. I don't think the handles go through Kato, just maybe that Kato has given guidelines on weight/balance with his blades and Maxim follows this, although weight/balance are one thing and size can be another. I think Maxim installs the handles, made in Japan by the Sanjo maker he likes (I like them too), and so perhaps he has to choose this or that size and one is smaller, the other bigger, and neither is quite ideal?

They are big. However, to me it becomes a problem when the balance is behind the heel, as normally knives are balanced in front of the heel or perhaps at the heel for handle-heavy wa-handled knives. Westerns would be different of course, and not my thing.


I would write the rakuten vendor but I'm pretty sure I would get back the japanese equivalent of "lol"

I don't think so, not if it was done in the right way. Worth a try. Well, kind of; maybe worth trying out of interest is a better way to put it.

TheDispossessed
02-08-2016, 02:26 PM
I've wondered what's up with this too. I asked Maxim who said that previously some had complained that his Kato handles were too small. He also said that the handles were chosen - I think he said 'sent' - by Kato. But yet these are surely the Sanjo-made handles that he used to sell and which he has always stuck on his Kato and Itonimon knives? - so things don't quite add up to me. I don't think the handles go through Kato, just maybe that Kato has given guidelines on weight/balance with his blades and Maxim follows this, although weight/balance are one thing and size can be another. I think Maxim installs the handles, made in Japan by the Sanjo maker he likes (I like them too), and so perhaps he has to choose this or that size and one is smaller, the other bigger, and neither is quite ideal?


I have one 'stock' kato gyuto from japan, came with a much smaller d-shaped ho wood handle. my JNS has a beefy chestnut handle but i like it. both fit the knives well. you need a larger handle for that fat emoto, which is an especially great feature of his gyuto IMO. I didn't care for the skinny tang on his petty as much.

BJE1
02-08-2016, 02:27 PM
Found this after 3 yrs of looking.

mikedtran
02-08-2016, 02:28 PM
Nice find!

marc4pt0
02-08-2016, 02:40 PM
I remember hunting for the Carter I have, and more so the joy of finally getting it. One doesn't see too much about Carter's work around here lately, but I tell you his stuff is among the upper level of badassery.

Badgertooth
02-08-2016, 03:05 PM
Received my Kato Workhorse and maple Boardsmith board about a week ago. Love the ease with which the Kato cuts, and I enjoy its heft even though I think the handle is overly large:

http://s18.postimg.org/foa3pn3ll/DSC_6174.jpg

That Harner petty stands tall among giants there

DamageInc
02-08-2016, 03:21 PM
I love the handles on the Katos I've gotten from Maksim. But then again, I have extremely enormous hands.

Miho
02-08-2016, 05:27 PM
http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160208_1607185951_zpso3aq85a1.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160208_1607185951_zpso3aq85a1.jpg.html)

Konosuke HD2 western corian sujihiki.

Finally found one after looking for a year (Thanks KKF BST). This is the knife that actually got me into high end knives. Before getting into this knife addiction, I was using a $15 chinatown right handed 240mm yangiba (I'm left handed lol) and I was cleaning/portioning $5k-10k worth of protein a week. Finally one day I just got sick of sharpening this POS and went into Tosho Knife Arts. The guy showed me an already sold konosuke hd2 western sujihiki and I was just so blown away by the fit and finish. Then he told me Konosuke would no longer be making western handles hd2's. *** why would you show me a knife that I could never have.

Smurfmacaw
02-08-2016, 05:28 PM
I love the handles on the Katos I've gotten from Maksim. But then again, I have extremely enormous hands.

I've got bigger hands too but the handle is like something made for Andre the Giant if I use it after any of my other knives...not too bad after you get used to it though.

aboynamedsuita
02-08-2016, 09:39 PM
I prefer the larger handles at least on gyutos, the one on the 240 Kitaeji was a good size, I used those dimensions (23x28 and 20x25) to spec customs

bonestter
02-09-2016, 03:29 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mCHPtcj_lbc/Vro8w4dGyqI/AAAAAAAACzA/8sUpbil4MGw/s640-Ic42/2016%252520-%2525201.jpg

I've never blade encountered carrots like this before

spoiledbroth
02-09-2016, 08:32 PM
http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/homicha/IMG_20160208_1607185951_zpso3aq85a1.jpg (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/homicha/media/IMG_20160208_1607185951_zpso3aq85a1.jpg.html)

Konosuke HD2 western corian sujihiki.

Finally found one after looking for a year (Thanks KKF BST). This is the knife that actually got me into high end knives. Before getting into this knife addiction, I was using a $15 chinatown right handed 240mm yangiba (I'm left handed lol) and I was cleaning/portioning $5k-10k worth of protein a week. Finally one day I just got sick of sharpening this POS and went into Tosho Knife Arts. The guy showed me an already sold konosuke hd2 western sujihiki and I was just so blown away by the fit and finish. Then he told me Konosuke would no longer be making western handles hd2's. *** why would you show me a knife that I could never have.
are those cuts on the side of the paper an edge test XD

also nice sheets :O

Weird that they would show you a knife which is no longer available, indeed. But I think Tosho is king of shops in Canada. There's not much online from knifewear that tempts me, I don't know if they carry anything affordable outside the brands they distribute online. They brought back like cases and cases of knives from the Tojiro factory recently and when I messaged they didn't bring a single HSPS gyuto. :scared4: No 180, no 210, no 240, nothing.

marc4pt0
02-09-2016, 08:40 PM
Haha! Game changing, isn't it?

Miho
02-09-2016, 10:41 PM
are those cuts on the side of the paper an edge test XD

also nice sheets :O

Weird that they would show you a knife which is no longer available, indeed. But I think Tosho is king of shops in Canada. There's not much online from knifewear that tempts me, I don't know if they carry anything affordable outside the brands they distribute online. They brought back like cases and cases of knives from the Tojiro factory recently and when I messaged they didn't bring a single HSPS gyuto. :scared4: No 180, no 210, no 240, nothing.

Yep paper test fail.

I'll need to put on a new edge.

Busted on the sheets, opened up the knife on my bed :)

Tosho's site can be annoying because 90% of stuff they re never going to restock and they usually forget to put up new stuff. Cool shop tho, I like going there to check out their knives and get update on new stuff coming in

mikedtran
02-11-2016, 02:31 AM
Opened all these packages today. I really really really have a problem...I'm going to have to sell at least 2 of these 4, but which ones?

Kitaeji Santoku
Edge Length: 168mm
Height: 48.5mm
Balance Point:
Handle Length: 125mm
Balance Point at 5mm in front of the heel

Kitaeji Nakiri
Edge Length: 164mm
Height: 52.5mm
Handle Length: 126mm
Balance Point at 30mm in front of the heel

http://i.imgur.com/M1SunaP.jpg

Devin Thomas ITK 52100
Edge Length: 240mm
Height: 52mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Weight: 238g
Balance Point right at the makers mark ~8mm in front of the heel

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

Catcheside O-1
Edge Length: 245mm
Height: 55mm
Handle Length: 147mm
Weight: 247g
Balance point 10mm in front of the heel

http://i.imgur.com/6whOPmL.jpg

Cheeks1989
02-11-2016, 02:55 AM
Awesome problem Mike!

V1P
02-11-2016, 02:56 AM
First world problem right there!

easy13
02-11-2016, 08:42 PM
Wanted to check out the new(er) Yoshikane stuff - 165 Bunka, Killer grind on these

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/FullSizeRender%2012.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/FullSizeRender%2012.jpg.html)

brainsausage
02-11-2016, 11:52 PM
Opened all these packages today. I really really really have a problem...I'm going to have to sell at least 2 of these 4, but which ones?

Kitaeji Santoku
Edge Length: 168mm
Height: 48.5mm
Balance Point:
Handle Length: 125mm
Balance Point at 5mm in front of the heel

Kitaeji Nakiri
Edge Length: 164mm
Height: 52.5mm
Handle Length: 126mm
Balance Point at 30mm in front of the heel

http://i.imgur.com/M1SunaP.jpg

Devin Thomas ITK 52100
Edge Length: 240mm
Height: 52mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Weight: 238g
Balance Point right at the makers mark ~8mm in front of the heel

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

Catcheside O-1
Edge Length: 245mm
Height: 55mm
Handle Length: 147mm
Weight: 247g
Balance point 10mm in front of the heel

http://i.imgur.com/6whOPmL.jpg

Any chance of a spine and choil shot on the Devin?

mikedtran
02-12-2016, 04:12 AM
Ask and you shall receive...as a note I decided I'm thinning the herd (I'm addicted to Shigs) I will be selling/trading most of my collection.

P.S. I realize I'm really bad at taking Choil shots (apologies Devin for the poor shots as this barely shows what the knife actually looks like) and...I have also had way too many beverages tonight =p

http://i.imgur.com/fbyin3P.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/FzbnFnK.jpg

XooMG
02-12-2016, 05:54 AM
Wanted to check out the new(er) Yoshikane stuff - 165 Bunka, Killer grind on these

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/FullSizeRender%2012.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/FullSizeRender%2012.jpg.html)
I really ought to get one of those sometime...

aboynamedsuita
02-12-2016, 06:31 AM
as a note I decided I'm thinning the herd (I'm addicted to Shigs) I will be selling/trading most of my collection.

Watching my email :D

Zweber12
02-12-2016, 10:03 AM
Ask and you shall receive...as a note I decided I'm thinning the herd (I'm addicted to Shigs) I will be selling/trading most of my collection.

You have my preferences.. :) open for others as well!

bonestter
02-12-2016, 10:21 AM
Sale of the century? :)

aboynamedsuita
02-13-2016, 12:25 AM
Got during the recent JNS sale… Itinomonn 170mm wa-butcher:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/31230DC6-4AED-4048-8135-B134FA888397_zpsa7ddytqc.jpg

Will be testing it out on a turkey I pulled out of the freezer. Just looking at it, it seems to combine what I like about both my honesuki and hankotsu, while being larger (garasuki-esque).

Could not post this knife without the obligatory choil shot:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/7285D868-A33B-4EAC-A383-30FB7D001BD0_zpsdnkeritj.jpg

I also got some nigiri-basami and an itinomonn Kasumi 90mm Parer/Petty, most likely to give as a gift. I must admit for the price the knife seems very well made.

spoiledbroth
02-13-2016, 01:42 AM
Sooo that itinomonn butcher has a wild distal taper or no?

brainsausage
02-13-2016, 03:32 AM
Sooo that itinomonn butcher has a wild distal taper or no?

No.

spoiledbroth
02-13-2016, 04:44 AM
No.
oh cool! so it's for breaking primarily?

is it a real wide bevel knife?

aboynamedsuita
02-13-2016, 05:54 PM
Sooo that itinomonn butcher has a wild distal taper or no?
It's pretty thick at the tip, I'll try to upload a spine shot if I have some time.



oh cool! so it's for breaking primarily?
I'll leave this to the pros to answer, but reading the reviews at JNS (including from the Chuck the Butcher) really pegged my cool-meter. I think it was like only a buck fifty CAD as well

brainsausage
02-13-2016, 06:23 PM
It's made for sturdier stuff like jointing and the like. A silver skin remover it is not. I'd guess it'd be great for carving out primals.

spoiledbroth
02-13-2016, 07:15 PM
Yeah pics of the spine would be great TJ!


It's made for sturdier stuff like jointing and the like. A silver skin remover it is not. I'd guess it'd be great for carving out primals.
ahhh.

Silly me totally missed that sale... I have heard alot of good about that knife even before coming to KKF. Still wondering if it's a wide bevel?

aboynamedsuita
02-13-2016, 09:46 PM
Yeah pics of the spine would be great TJ!


ahhh.

Silly me totally missed that sale... I have heard alot of good about that knife even before coming to KKF. Still wondering if it's a wide bevel?

Seems like a WB. I'm no expert in blade geometry, but I took my callipers on the top of the heel and about half way to the tip, on both the spine and shinogi, and notwithstanding minor fluctuations the measurements were the basically the same; 5.6mm and 3.6mm, respectfully.

Here's the spine pic:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile%20Uploads/356EF5D1-868E-4BBC-AF6A-2B0E1E24EE5E_zpsuair0utw.jpg

aboynamedsuita
02-13-2016, 09:52 PM
I should also add that I used it on the whole turkey and didn't even use my honesuki, hankotsu or yo-deba to cut thru the backbone or thru parts of the breastbone (to reduce size for making stock). No chipping at all, nice to have a 3 for 1 deal.

I should also mention there is a micro-bevel.

jimbob
02-13-2016, 10:29 PM
Yep, one tough, versatile mutha. I have a burnt chestnut on mine which seems to help grip when covered in blood. I took it to a mates farm and he used it to break down a whole deer and a pig hanging. Performed admirably, he wants one now!

aboynamedsuita
02-14-2016, 01:34 AM
I'm already contemplating a handle for this bad boy, nothing too fancy though. The stock hō handle is the type that feels pretty grippy when wet.

Zweber12
02-14-2016, 08:39 AM
Finally got around to take a few shots of two new acquistions; 2016 has been very kind so far:

Mioroshi 190mm:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/moir1.jpg

Picked up this 210mm Gyuto from the post office yesterday. Superb transaction with a fellow KKF-er, second to none! The knife arrived just in time for Valentine's Day, even though my wife does not know she gave this knife to me:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/gyuto1.jpg

Bonus image, side by side:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/moigyu1.jpg

Will post two more detailed shots of the kitaeji gyuto in my gallery page.

aboynamedsuita
02-14-2016, 12:05 PM
Finally got around to take a few shots of two new acquistions; 2016 has been very kind so far:

Mioroshi 190mm:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/moir1.jpg

Picked up this 210mm Gyuto from the post office yesterday. Superb transaction with a fellow KKF-er, second to none! The knife arrived just in time for Valentine's Day, even though my wife does not know she gave this knife to me:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/gyuto1.jpg

Bonus image, side by side:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/moigyu1.jpg

Will post two more detailed shots of the kitaeji gyuto in my gallery page.

That gyuto looks familiar ;)

j22582536
02-14-2016, 03:34 PM
Finally got around to take a few shots of two new acquistions; 2016 has been very kind so far:

Nice score

schanop
02-14-2016, 04:06 PM
That was a game well played, sir. :thumbsup:



Picked up this 210mm Gyuto from the post office yesterday. Superb transaction with a fellow KKF-er, second to none! The knife arrived just in time for Valentine's Day, even though my wife does not know she gave this knife to me:
http://www.geijn.com/img/shigs/gyuto1.jpg

preizzo
02-15-2016, 10:57 AM
The wakui family 👪
Gyuto 240 mm
Santoku 180 mm
Nakiri 180 mm

easy13
02-15-2016, 11:18 AM
The wakui family 👪
Gyuto 240 mm
Santoku 180 mm
Nakiri 180 mm


Nice Set, Underrated Maker

brianh
02-15-2016, 04:02 PM
Fast (and free) shipping from Maksim! Itionomonn 270mm kasumi sujihiki. Really impressed with the OOTB edge. With the 30% off sale and free shipping, this was an absolute steal. Really impressed with it and can't wait to portion out some proteins and maybe a smoked brisket.

307343073530736

mikedtran
02-15-2016, 04:55 PM
Nice Set, Underrated Maker

+1 Wakui is definitely underrated!

preizzo
02-15-2016, 05:10 PM
All the love go for these shigefusa, which are very good but not the only one

easy13
02-15-2016, 05:23 PM
All the love go for these shigefusa, which are very good but not the only one

Amen

Nomo4me
02-15-2016, 10:31 PM
Nice Set, Underrated Maker

Really like those. Where are they sold?

preizzo
02-15-2016, 10:38 PM
I got them from cleancut.se

MontezumaBoy
02-16-2016, 02:11 PM
Nakiri & Suji from Marko! Beautiful work as expected!

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/IMG_1312_zpsw2uiaaip.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/IMG_1312_zpsw2uiaaip.jpg.html)

Also got (recently) one of Randy's absolute beauties!

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/IMG_1156_zpszdbchqyz.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/IMG_1156_zpszdbchqyz.jpg.html)

Nomo4me
02-17-2016, 02:33 PM
I got them from cleancut.se

Thanks!

carlmartensson
02-17-2016, 05:54 PM
Hej mr Magnus, riktigt kul tråd du har startat många fina knivar här särskilt din samling, Är detta den största tråden på kkf? cheers från örebro

Dardeau
02-17-2016, 07:33 PM
I don't know if Mr. Magnus even posts anymore...

CrisAnderson27
02-17-2016, 10:17 PM
I talk to Magnus pretty often, but I can't read that to pass along the message lol.

bkultra
02-17-2016, 10:28 PM
Translation:

Hello Mr. Magnus , really fun thread you have started many fine knives here especially your collection , this is the main thread of the KKF ? cheers from Orebro

CrisAnderson27
02-17-2016, 10:34 PM
Translation:

Hello Mr. Magnus , really fun thread you have started many fine knives here especially your collection , this is the main thread of the KKF ? cheers from Orebro

Nice!

I had just sent him the link instead :D.

Badgertooth
02-18-2016, 02:51 AM
So my car got stolen today. Not a great start to a Thursday.

But then my daughter took her first steps. And then some blue and orange EMS emblazoned packages arrived at work.

On balance - not such a ****** day

Shig Kitaeji gyuto 210

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/D6F0F5E1-0196-477A-B69C-F61299631E5A_zpsj8jc6fr4.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D6F0F5E1-0196-477A-B69C-F61299631E5A_zpsj8jc6fr4.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/E71525D2-D035-44F8-BCB2-CEF7F99A1A38_zpsctsxhb0s.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E71525D2-D035-44F8-BCB2-CEF7F99A1A38_zpsctsxhb0s.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/5F434D88-BED6-4259-B584-2D567DF83AEB_zps9dobpm3t.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5F434D88-BED6-4259-B584-2D567DF83AEB_zps9dobpm3t.jpg.html)


Red Orca 210 gyuto. May need a little member guidance on hamaguri sharpening for this monster

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/E6029C56-13DB-4C90-BD19-3C5924679FC0_zpskyimkgpq.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E6029C56-13DB-4C90-BD19-3C5924679FC0_zpskyimkgpq.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/46DCB728-BC1C-4759-A1FF-E836682FEED6_zpsn3t4xpaw.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/46DCB728-BC1C-4759-A1FF-E836682FEED6_zpsn3t4xpaw.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/5F9B91C9-EB0F-40EC-9634-8EF99603EBA6_zpsvxh4wqt5.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5F9B91C9-EB0F-40EC-9634-8EF99603EBA6_zpsvxh4wqt5.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/6A46C06C-BD48-47F4-B380-3BA2996F6B1C_zpsdsnrbp2o.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6A46C06C-BD48-47F4-B380-3BA2996F6B1C_zpsdsnrbp2o.jpg.html)

mikedtran
02-18-2016, 03:04 AM
That is unfortunate start to a day but way for it to turn around.

Daughters first steps must have been something else!

spoiledbroth
02-18-2016, 04:07 AM
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/6A46C06C-BD48-47F4-B380-3BA2996F6B1C_zpsdsnrbp2o.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6A46C06C-BD48-47F4-B380-3BA2996F6B1C_zpsdsnrbp2o.jpg.html)Sorry to hear about your car.

Cool to see the Red Orca though!

preizzo
02-18-2016, 06:06 PM
Kato!!!

Badgertooth
02-18-2016, 06:19 PM
Nice

Cheeks1989
02-18-2016, 10:01 PM
Mert Tansu Honyaki Yanigiba 280mm
http://i.imgur.com/fmi6l12.jpg
Pictures don't do this knife justice.

bkultra
02-18-2016, 10:06 PM
Is that a snakewood handle cheeks? Beautiful

spoiledbroth
02-18-2016, 10:15 PM
Mert Tansu Honyaki Yanigiba 280mm
Pictures don't do this knife justice.omg

KimBronnum
02-18-2016, 10:16 PM
Wuu, Cheeks. That is a Nice zombie slayer.

Cheeks1989
02-18-2016, 10:18 PM
Yep snakewood for the octagonal handle , walrus Ivory ferrule and Mokume tip.
http://i.imgur.com/UD4Epdy.jpg

Cheeks1989
02-18-2016, 10:19 PM
Haha thanks!

Furminati
02-18-2016, 11:11 PM
Wow

kevpenbanc
02-19-2016, 02:52 AM
A remarkably good day, even with the shite start :)


So my car got stolen today. Not a great start to a Thursday.

But then my daughter took her first steps. And then some blue and orange EMS emblazoned packages arrived at work.

On balance - not such a ****** day

Shig Kitaeji gyuto 210

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/D6F0F5E1-0196-477A-B69C-F61299631E5A_zpsj8jc6fr4.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D6F0F5E1-0196-477A-B69C-F61299631E5A_zpsj8jc6fr4.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/E71525D2-D035-44F8-BCB2-CEF7F99A1A38_zpsctsxhb0s.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E71525D2-D035-44F8-BCB2-CEF7F99A1A38_zpsctsxhb0s.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/5F434D88-BED6-4259-B584-2D567DF83AEB_zps9dobpm3t.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5F434D88-BED6-4259-B584-2D567DF83AEB_zps9dobpm3t.jpg.html)


Red Orca 210 gyuto. May need a little member guidance on hamaguri sharpening for this monster

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/E6029C56-13DB-4C90-BD19-3C5924679FC0_zpskyimkgpq.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E6029C56-13DB-4C90-BD19-3C5924679FC0_zpskyimkgpq.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/46DCB728-BC1C-4759-A1FF-E836682FEED6_zpsn3t4xpaw.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/46DCB728-BC1C-4759-A1FF-E836682FEED6_zpsn3t4xpaw.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/5F9B91C9-EB0F-40EC-9634-8EF99603EBA6_zpsvxh4wqt5.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5F9B91C9-EB0F-40EC-9634-8EF99603EBA6_zpsvxh4wqt5.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/6A46C06C-BD48-47F4-B380-3BA2996F6B1C_zpsdsnrbp2o.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6A46C06C-BD48-47F4-B380-3BA2996F6B1C_zpsdsnrbp2o.jpg.html)

Kristoff
02-19-2016, 03:24 AM
A remarkably good day, even with the shite start :)


Wow!! Beauties!!!

Sorry about your car tho

Badgertooth
02-19-2016, 04:04 AM
Wow!! Beauties!!!

Sorry about your car tho

Thanks dudes.. Currently doing battle with wedgie monster Red Orca.

Friday night is sharpening night.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/3BA28B2B-6002-419D-A4EE-F83C9D5CBABE_zpst5xxo7jo.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3BA28B2B-6002-419D-A4EE-F83C9D5CBABE_zpst5xxo7jo.jpg.html)

Krakorak
02-19-2016, 11:57 AM
Which one? The blade looks relatively narrow...

Krakorak
02-19-2016, 11:59 AM
Kato!!!

Which one? The blade looks relatively narrow...

P.S. Sorry, I forgot to mention the original post in my last contribution...

preizzo
02-19-2016, 12:42 PM
I don't know how to mention the others post myself so no worries 😄.
The kato it s a workhorse I bought from a kkf members.
Amazing knife. My best knife so far.

Nomo4me
02-19-2016, 01:07 PM
I envy your sharpening space.


Thanks dudes.. Currently doing battle with wedgie monster Red Orca.

Friday night is sharpening night.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/3BA28B2B-6002-419D-A4EE-F83C9D5CBABE_zpst5xxo7jo.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3BA28B2B-6002-419D-A4EE-F83C9D5CBABE_zpst5xxo7jo.jpg.html)

TheDispossessed
02-19-2016, 01:41 PM
Thank god some kind words of Kato after that dreadful "not for you" thread.....

I don't know how to mention the others post myself so no worries 😄.
The kato it s a workhorse I bought from a kkf members.
Amazing knife. My best knife so far.

j22582536
02-19-2016, 05:17 PM
Just arrived earlier today: Suisin Hayate 300mm yanagiba by Keijiro Doi, and 2 Kato 240mm Gyuto (one will probably be my friend's birthday present)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/E3856AEA-4FB3-4925-A913-8E3BD5B2CC27_zpsgcgmfdho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/E3856AEA-4FB3-4925-A913-8E3BD5B2CC27_zpsgcgmfdho.jpg.html)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/C213B079-E577-4EF9-900C-36930CBB15D2_zpsads5zvsn.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/C213B079-E577-4EF9-900C-36930CBB15D2_zpsads5zvsn.jpg.html)

cheflarge
02-19-2016, 05:35 PM
Nice score!

Badgertooth
02-19-2016, 05:36 PM
Just arrived earlier today: Suisin Hayate 300mm yanagiba by Keijiro Doi, and 2 Kato 240mm Gyuto (one will probably be my friend's birthday present)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/E3856AEA-4FB3-4925-A913-8E3BD5B2CC27_zpsgcgmfdho.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/E3856AEA-4FB3-4925-A913-8E3BD5B2CC27_zpsgcgmfdho.jpg.html)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/C213B079-E577-4EF9-900C-36930CBB15D2_zpsads5zvsn.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/C213B079-E577-4EF9-900C-36930CBB15D2_zpsads5zvsn.jpg.html)

Old school bad*ssery right there. Good to see Doi getting some love.