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Krakorak
02-19-2016, 08:21 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.

I also wondered about the choil shot, it seems to be surprisingly thin behind the edge for a Kato...and definitely looks different from the choil Kato choil shots I have ever seen...But maybe its only an artifact of the quite "small" photo (i.e. with a quite low resolution)...?!

brainsausage
02-20-2016, 12:20 AM
Old school bad*ssery right there. Good to see Doi getting some love.

+1

I have a hayate as well, and it may be the nicest knife I've ever handled.

j22582536
02-20-2016, 01:00 AM
+1

I have a hayate as well, and it may be the nicest knife I've ever handled.

Yeah, I have to say it has one of the best finishing I have ever seen.

Badgertooth
02-20-2016, 02:11 AM
+1

I have a hayate as well, and it may be the nicest knife I've ever handled.

I have his relatively entry-level blue steel yanagiba made for Aoki Hamono and it's still a benchmark single bevel for me.

Furminati
02-20-2016, 01:21 PM
Here's a gyuto that came in the mail the other day. Hinoura (Mutsumi) blue super 240mmhttp://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l334/Jeff_Renouf/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslsecyyy0.jpeg (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/Jeff_Renouf/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslsecyyy0.jpeg.html)

Krakorak
02-20-2016, 04:11 PM
Here's a gyuto that came in the mail the other day. Hinoura (Mutsumi) blue super 240mmhttp://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l334/Jeff_Renouf/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslsecyyy0.jpeg (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/Jeff_Renouf/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslsecyyy0.jpeg.html)

Looks really nice, much better than on Sam's website (first, I didn't know where did you buy it, but Google helped:-)), would really be curious how does it perform!

aboynamedsuita
02-20-2016, 04:30 PM
Here's a gyuto that came in the mail the other day. Hinoura (Mutsumi) blue super 240mmhttp://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l334/Jeff_Renouf/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslsecyyy0.jpeg (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/Jeff_Renouf/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslsecyyy0.jpeg.html)
Very tempting, I am missing a tsuchime knife from my collection.

aboynamedsuita
02-20-2016, 04:48 PM
…would really be curious how does it perform!

I found some old posts with a bit of info:

Mutsumi Hinoura Tsuchime AS 240mm gyuto. Aogami Super, stainless steel-clad.
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/20151015_182809_zpstfxmmfwo.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/54cclin/media/20151015_182809_zpstfxmmfwo.jpg.html)
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/20151025_092734_zpswvhljupk.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/54cclin/media/20151025_092734_zpswvhljupk.jpg.html)

Here are some of my thoughts for about a week of home-cook used. my Mutsumi Hinoura gyuto Heel to Tip Length 245mm, 52mm high at the heel, weighs 210 grams. both spine & Choil are eased. come with very nice Ebony D-shape handle.
OOTB edge sharpness was kind of mediocre; However, after sharpening with IKARASHI Natural stone(2~3k) then touch up on 1 micron Diamond spray, it cuts superior!! for those who don't familiar with wide bevel knife, you have to sharpening whole bevel from Shinogi line to very edge, not just 1~2mm above the edge.
The thin edge I put on it holding up very well, no microchip so far. Very good heat treatment!
the geometry is pronounced Shinogi line with small/lower wide bevel, similar to Takeda & Heiji. Good food release & I experienced no wedging with onion, cabbage & carrot. not yet to try on extra large, hard vegs such as pumpkin, butter squash....

Krakorak
02-20-2016, 05:12 PM
I found some old posts with a bit of info:

Thanks, Tanner:-)! And, I should note that my first contribution about the Hinoura was absolutely not thought as a vilification of Sam's website (which I like a lot) and photo quality, but rather as a compliment to Furminati for his pretty nice photo:-)!

aboynamedsuita
02-20-2016, 06:07 PM
I just ordered one of these, with the 20% off sale it seems like a no-brainer

FinnEdge
02-20-2016, 08:19 PM
Just arrived. CJA Edged Art/Scorpion Forge. 225mm Gyuto and 320mm Suji. Have only tested the Gyuto thus far....Oh boy!!
Will post a review very soon.
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mikedtran
02-20-2016, 08:40 PM
Just arrived. CJA Edged Art/Scorpion Forge. 225mm Gyuto and 320mm Suji. Have only tested the Gyuto thus far....Oh boy!!
Will post a review very soon.
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Beautiful knives and cannot wait for the review!

Furminati
02-20-2016, 09:10 PM
Man oh man!!!.. Those look incredible.

Smurfmacaw
02-20-2016, 09:19 PM
Wow! Very nice. I like a lot.

Ruso
02-22-2016, 04:09 PM
Tanaka 185mm Blue#2 Gyuto. The second handle is Anton's from Karelian birch

http://i.imgur.com/6X1atOe.png

http://i.imgur.com/IWMQQD3.png

http://i.imgur.com/vTAUFmd.png

Badgertooth
02-22-2016, 05:43 PM
Tanaka 185mm Blue#2 Gyuto. The second handle is Anton's from Karelian birch

http://i.imgur.com/6X1atOe.png

http://i.imgur.com/IWMQQD3.png

http://i.imgur.com/vTAUFmd.png

180mm would be a great length in that knife. Nice new shoes. Tanakas are dramatically transformed with better handles imo, brings the looks in line with the performance.

lumo
02-22-2016, 06:19 PM
From Denmark with Love...just in this afternoon!
Toyama 270 suji, 250 gyuto, 180 and 135 deba...Shig 240 and 210 in cocobolo with sapwood, 150 KU petty.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozaoe3xjq7nlxqm/IMG_1985.jpg?dl=0
Dalman, Haburn and Carter from last month.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a41ey10o1mwe0yc/IMG_1986.jpg?dl=0
Been a hog lately but I have trimmed some fat...still might need an intervention though!

lumo
02-22-2016, 06:41 PM
www.dropbox.com/s/dtljhfegj7dsjx7/IMG_1985%20copy.jpg?dl=0www.dropbox.com/s/pyc52uify6oqgbo/IMG_1986%20copy.jpg?dl=0

Not sure what happened but I thought I did this the right way the first time. Deleted the URL, or what I thought was the URL (https://) and resized the pics? Anyone?

spoiledbroth
02-22-2016, 06:46 PM
im really upset about not being able to see the CJA or any of lumo's knives.

Neens
02-22-2016, 09:18 PM
www.dropbox.com/s/dtljhfegj7dsjx7/IMG_1985%20copy.jpg?dl=0www.dropbox.com/s/pyc52uify6oqgbo/IMG_1986%20copy.jpg?dl=0

Not sure what happened but I thought I did this the right way the first time. Deleted the URL, or what I thought was the URL (https://) and resized the pics? Anyone?

From my experience the forum doesn't like Dropbox or imgur. I had to use photobucket.


im really upset about not being able to see the CJA or any of lumo's knives.

I can't see any of Finns attachments. The page just comes up blank.

Ruso
02-22-2016, 10:12 PM
180mm would be a great length in that knife. Nice new shoes. Tanakas are dramatically transformed with better handles imo, brings the looks in line with the performance.

Definitely agree. The picture (especially this cellphone one) does not make true justice how nice the new handle looks and feel in hand.
And yes, I was surprised how well this little guy performs, especially for the price. Just left to ease the spine and a coil a tad.

Cheeks1989
02-22-2016, 11:46 PM
im really upset about not being able to see the CJA or any of lumo's knives.
http://www.cjaedgedart.com/
His is the first one

aboynamedsuita
02-23-2016, 12:02 AM
http://www.cjaedgedart.com/
His is the first one

That's quite the website, I see you have a testimonial too… congrats.

Dardeau
02-23-2016, 12:04 AM
Lumo, you seem like you're cutting some fish, send me a PM and let me know what you think of the Toyama single bevels. I'm getting a hold of a gyuto tomorrow and am curious about the single bevels.

Cheeks1989
02-23-2016, 12:13 AM
That's quite the website, I see you have a testimonial too… congrats.
Haha I don't know if that's congratulations worthy it was just my review of the knife. But thanks! BTW the knife still kicks ass!

icanhaschzbrgr
02-23-2016, 02:57 AM
www.dropbox.com/s/dtljhfegj7dsjx7/IMG_1985%20copy.jpg?dl=0www.dropbox.com/s/pyc52uify6oqgbo/IMG_1986%20copy.jpg?dl=0

Not sure what happened but I thought I did this the right way the first time. Deleted the URL, or what I thought was the URL (https://) and resized the pics? Anyone?

should probably work like this

https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/2/AAA-2AeGCEAt1RhpNkdFN7P97Cj22cg0akpJKYPf9i3IUQ/12/40824012/jpeg/32x32/3/1456225200/0/2/IMG_1985%20copy.jpg/ELaZlR8Y3eIBIAIoAg/B4Sm8D8-T4TzbxguKhnAgAnh-lU2hmYrepX58f_IVrk?size_mode=3&size=800x600

https://photos-5.dropbox.com/t/2/AAAz8FX4-k_pdTKzCls5OjFv0LegnXIHT9QnURORjLToiQ/12/40824012/jpeg/32x32/3/1456225200/0/2/IMG_1986%20copy.jpg/ELaZlR8Y3eIBIAIoAg/GyroCMgwsKupWDfOrSMNbKgj5YcvZGkKXRJE5Q9ti9Y?size_m ode=3&size=800x600

mikedtran
02-23-2016, 03:21 AM
should probably work like this

So what do I have to do to get one of those Yo-Gyuto?

mikedtran
02-23-2016, 03:23 AM
Just got the KU Shigs in. Pictured here with its brothers.

http://i.imgur.com/8Qrpwag.jpg

glestain
02-23-2016, 08:35 AM
Which one do you prefer to use? KU or kitaeji?

mikedtran
02-23-2016, 11:18 AM
Which one do you prefer to use? KU or kitaeji?

I'm going to be using the KU, the Kitaeji I'm unsure on usaing as I will probably at some point end up moving those to new homes.

Mucho Bocho
02-23-2016, 11:45 AM
The DT ITK's are here...

my AEBL 210 came in yesterday. Devin called to make sure it arrived safely and that I was pleased. Such a consummate gentleman. Before I offer my opinion on its performance/review, I want to spend a little more time getting to know it. I will say that after prepping several large onions, carrots and celery, my first impressions we're very positive.

What I find most interesting is anyone who knows who Hoss is, thinks about the steel he makes, damascus in particular. We all know his HT for certain steels are legendary, but what surprised me the most are his grinds. The way this knife moves through food is magical. The overall profile works but the tips just whisper through produce. Here are a few shots with his 240 big brother. Thank you Devin, you're an amazing craftsman.

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jklip13
02-23-2016, 11:50 AM
looks awesome , mind posing a picture of the choil?

mikedtran
02-23-2016, 11:58 AM
Nice to see Hoss is back at it!

marc4pt0
02-23-2016, 12:24 PM
Devin's work is absolutely legendary

spoiledbroth
02-23-2016, 05:01 PM
you can kinda see how nice and even the grind is by the way the light reflects on the DT 210. Very nice :) Not a big fan of dammy in general so these DT ITK AEBL (alphabet soup!) are really to my taste!

What's the material of the 210 handle by the way? Beautiful!

harlock0083
02-23-2016, 08:04 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1711/24085846963_b87c30970f_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1441/25130243201_e80b82dc0f_b.jpg

Got this Masamoto off BST a few weeks back. I thinned it out and polished up the knife a bit.

aboynamedsuita
02-23-2016, 08:07 PM
I'm going to be using the KU, the Kitaeji I'm unsure on usaing as I will probably at some point end up moving those to new homes.

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chinacats
02-23-2016, 09:33 PM
I'm going to be using the KU, the Kitaeji I'm unsure on usaing as I will probably at some point end up moving those to new homes.

What, you can't sell a used Shig anymore?





The DT ITK's are here...

my AEBL 210 came in yesterday. Devin called to make sure it arrived safely and that I was pleased. Such a consummate gentleman. Before I offer my opinion on its performance/review, I want to spend a little more time getting to know it. I will say that after prepping several large onions, carrots and celery, my first impressions we're very positive.

What I find most interesting is anyone who knows who Hoss is, thinks about the steel he makes, damascus in particular. We all know his HT for certain steels are legendary, but what surprised me the most are his grinds. The way this knife moves through food is magical. The overall profile works but the tips just whisper through produce. Here are a few shots with his 240 big brother. Thank you Devin, you're an amazing craftsman.


Nice knife MB, can't wait to hear what you think after a bit of use. And I too would be interested in a choil shot when you get a chance.

Badgertooth
02-24-2016, 02:00 AM
Police found my car my car today. USPS found front door.

240 Shigefusa gyuto with Aoki's new ebony and blonde horn shoes

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/85406EE7-25C2-484C-8933-1D542D884A4D_zpsq8lebqpd.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/85406EE7-25C2-484C-8933-1D542D884A4D_zpsq8lebqpd.jpg.html)

Took a break through dinner prep because I was so chuffed with how it cuts to post this.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/319756F5-44CF-49A6-A431-4B769A0C9699_zpsn74gwk9g.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/319756F5-44CF-49A6-A431-4B769A0C9699_zpsn74gwk9g.jpg.html)

ynot1985
02-24-2016, 06:55 AM
Nice....was this the one you thought about returning to japan woodworker

who's Aoki? does he custom Shig sayas?

preizzo
02-24-2016, 07:18 AM
Happy for you man. 😉

Matus
02-24-2016, 07:55 AM
Custom variation of a bunka design from Blenheimforge. Size 150mm

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1629/25045968662_f3801d9e89_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Eae8TU)

Iggy
02-24-2016, 12:45 PM
who's Aoki? does he custom Shig sayas?

Aoki Hamono... the maker you know maybe as "Sakai Takayuki".

@ Badgertooth: Really nice knife! :doublethumbsup:

mikedtran
02-24-2016, 01:16 PM
Aoki Hamono... the maker you know maybe as "Sakai Takayuki".

@ Badgertooth: Really nice knife! :doublethumbsup:

I'm thinking Takeshi Aoki?

Badgertooth
02-24-2016, 01:34 PM
Nice....was this the one you thought about returning to japan woodworker

who's Aoki? does he custom Shig sayas?

Na, returned the JWW.

Sorry, should probably have said Aoki san or Takeshi from A-frames. He is a total gentleman and made and remade the saya when he didn't get it quite right without me even asking and without charging me a penny.

Badgertooth
02-24-2016, 01:37 PM
Custom variation of a bunka design from Blenheimforge. Size 150mm

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1629/25045968662_f3801d9e89_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Eae8TU)

There is something very subtle and balanced in the proportion of their handles. As and aside compliment to the obvious compliments you are going to get on a stunning blade.

Nomo4me
02-25-2016, 03:18 PM
Masakage Koishi. And it did enter apples haltingly as is so often noted in reviews/comments for Koishi. Odd for such a thin grind. But is it "wedging" if the grind (sorry, not yet fluent in jknife terms) is grit-blasted for cosmetics sake?

I smoothed over the grind on each side using appropriate means and the cutting action is now amazing. No wedging at all. The bevels still bear the makers grind marks, I just removed the drag-inducing hoar frost texture covering them.

I have others from this line on the way from Knifewear and all will receive the same treatment.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/nomo4me/Mobile%20Uploads/20160225_113812.jpg

bonestter
02-25-2016, 03:26 PM
There is something very subtle and balanced in the proportion of their handles. As and aside compliment to the obvious compliments you are going to get on a stunning blade.

Their handles look very long, light and visually at least lighten the whole knife

They've been in the radar for a while now

preizzo
02-26-2016, 06:46 AM
A photo family.
Shibata, kurosakis r2 and as, masakage koishi, mizu, yuki.

krx927
02-26-2016, 07:10 AM
A photo family.
Shibata, kurosakis r2 and as, masakage koishi, mizu, yuki.


Nice!

And nice knife rack. How did you managed for the glass to stand like that on the wall?

preizzo
02-26-2016, 08:51 AM
Eheheh 😉 magic.
Actually that it s my living room table 😂😂

krx927
02-26-2016, 10:03 AM
We need to joke a bit ;)

CoqaVin
02-26-2016, 11:15 AM
quite the Masakage collection preizzo, just need a katushige anyru

MontezumaBoy
02-26-2016, 01:33 PM
First of Ian's Western Gyuto's .... absolutely beautiful ... Thanks Ian! Pick alone and then with the it's extended Haburn Family of Bunka's ... Ian's "evolution" is amazing but the blade work has always been phenomenal ...

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/c9f53d87-3a62-4aa7-a188-36e1d738eff9_zpsxh73pprv.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/c9f53d87-3a62-4aa7-a188-36e1d738eff9_zpsxh73pprv.jpg.html)

Family photo;

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/IMG_1372_zpsx0odytxe.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/IMG_1372_zpsx0odytxe.jpg.html)

Nomo4me
02-26-2016, 02:34 PM
Very nice. Is that redwood on the bunkas?

Chicagohawkie
02-26-2016, 03:14 PM
konosuke Blue 1 240mm. Handle by Carter.
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4060.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4060.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4059.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4059.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4058.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4058.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4057.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4057.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4056.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4056.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4053.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4053.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4052.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4052.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4051_1.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/KONO%20BLUE%201/IMG_4051_1.jpg.html)

spoiledbroth
02-26-2016, 04:00 PM
wow I really like the carter handle on the kono!

am I the only one who's noticed it seems the handles made outside of japan are generally slimmer? which seems at odds with my (possibly ignorant) notions about differences in size between Japanese people and say, Americans.

mark76
02-26-2016, 04:26 PM
Masakage Koishi

I smoothed over the grind on each side using appropriate means and the cutting action is now amazing. No wedging at all. The bevels still bear the makers grind marks, I just removed the drag-inducing hoar frost texture covering them.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/nomo4me/Mobile%20Uploads/20160225_113812.jpg

Which part of the blade did you smooth? Everything below the kurouchi? And did you use sandpaper?

Chicagohawkie
02-26-2016, 05:07 PM
wow I really like the carter handle on the kono!

am I the only one who's noticed it seems the handles made outside of japan are generally slimmer? which seems at odds with my (possibly ignorant) notions about differences in size between Japanese people and say, Americans.

The factory handles are huge in an attempt to balance the blades as best they can. All too often with cheap, less dense woods.... That's why you get these baseball bat handles. Carter balanced the knive to a where the pinch grip is. Perfectly balanced. He will also custom make your handle for balance point where ever you want it - he does magnificent work.

Smurfmacaw
02-26-2016, 07:36 PM
Wow! Nice piece of Koa. I really like the ones that have lots of light colored curl in them like that.

Nomo4me
02-26-2016, 07:57 PM
Which part of the blade did you smooth? Everything below the kurouchi? And did you use sandpaper?

I have a slow-speed 1" x 30" belt sander that is designed as a knife sharpener but useful for many knife tasks.
I first went over the bevel with a 20 micron diamond belt over a flat platen. Then mounted a soft felt belt with white buffing compound and worked the bevel over the felt where it goes over the pulley.

The goal was not to polish out imperfections in the grind but to remove the rough blasted texture that adds so much friction to cutting.

I also rode the kurouchi hard on the felt belt and was pleased to find I was able to remove the microcrystalline texture without removing the black color.

A better pic of the result:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/nomo4me/Mobile%20Uploads/20160226_164437.jpg

aboynamedsuita
02-27-2016, 02:07 AM
Here's one of the 300mm Shigefusa Kitaeji NOS Takobik from JNSi:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/22E14006-90F2-4184-A3C3-F795777D4CE6_zpsryxj8ejw.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/0A7DDACF-DFA8-4D7F-8DA4-FCF123A925CD_zps7mvyh9hc.jpg

I concur with Smurfmacaw's comments about F&F on the NOS Shigs… the marble horn ferrule is really nice on this one too!

Closeup of the kanji:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/EDEBF751-55DE-40E3-BCE8-DF97200ED68D_zpsi7b6eukf.jpg

Here's a book I picked up to unlearn my wrong handedness:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/42F0937D-4BF7-49EA-AAEE-89D028EC5306_zpswy1uylos.jpg

chiffonodd
02-27-2016, 02:27 AM
Here's one of the 300mm Shigefusa Kitaeji NOS Takobik from JNSi:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/22E14006-90F2-4184-A3C3-F795777D4CE6_zpsryxj8ejw.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/0A7DDACF-DFA8-4D7F-8DA4-FCF123A925CD_zps7mvyh9hc.jpg

I concur with Smurfmacaw's comments about F&F on the NOS Shigs… the marble horn ferrule is really nice on this one too!

Closeup of the kanji:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/EDEBF751-55DE-40E3-BCE8-DF97200ED68D_zpsi7b6eukf.jpg

Here's a book I picked up to unlearn my wrong handedness:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/42F0937D-4BF7-49EA-AAEE-89D028EC5306_zpswy1uylos.jpg

lol dude I'm beginning to just naturally associate shigs with those granite countertops

Godslayer
02-27-2016, 02:44 AM
Here's one of the 300mm Shigefusa Kitaeji NOS Takobik from JNSi:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/22E14006-90F2-4184-A3C3-F795777D4CE6_zpsryxj8ejw.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/0A7DDACF-DFA8-4D7F-8DA4-FCF123A925CD_zps7mvyh9hc.jpg

I concur with Smurfmacaw's comments about F&F on the NOS Shigs… the marble horn ferrule is really nice on this one too!

Closeup of the kanji:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/EDEBF751-55DE-40E3-BCE8-DF97200ED68D_zpsi7b6eukf.jpg

Here's a book I picked up to unlearn my wrong handedness:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/takobiki/42F0937D-4BF7-49EA-AAEE-89D028EC5306_zpswy1uylos.jpg

Lmao seriously. Thats intense. I dont think ive ever seen a shig takobiki in a canucks hands before

brianh
02-27-2016, 12:15 PM
Another fantastic Kochi from Jon, 210mm carbon.

3092530926

spoiledbroth
02-27-2016, 03:25 PM
Oof that choil shot

Tj: does this mean you'll be cooking lots of sashimi for guests ? :P

brianh
02-27-2016, 03:31 PM
My third Kochi. They are mean...

aboynamedsuita
02-27-2016, 03:31 PM
Oof that choil shot

Tj: does this mean you'll be cooking lots of sashimi for guests ? :P

Gotta work on the wrong handedness lol

bonestter
02-27-2016, 03:46 PM
I've been trying to get a Kochi for ages

brianh
02-27-2016, 04:09 PM
Jon just restocked some. Been waiting long time for a 210 Gyuto.

Godslayer
02-27-2016, 04:30 PM
Gotta work on the wrong handedness lol

If i come visit can we make some nigiri sushi, i have an usuba coming to me.

spoiledbroth
02-27-2016, 04:36 PM
and I... I will eat it all. :D snow's almost gone around here.

aboynamedsuita
02-27-2016, 04:50 PM
Be like a Canadian get-together

The winter here was weird, so many days in single digit minus temps… ill take it over -39°c anytime

Furminati
02-27-2016, 05:11 PM
A shig for your off hand !.. I thought I had a problem ! Where are you located ? Never came close to minus 39 on the east coast

Godslayer
02-27-2016, 05:24 PM
Be like a Canadian get-together

The winter here was weird, so many days in single digit minus temps… ill take it over -39°c anytime

Lmao +7 in jasper. Maybe in april/may i can stay at the fairmont in winnepeg for dirt cheap. Been meaning to visit the family.

Smurfmacaw
02-27-2016, 05:41 PM
Lmao +7 in jasper. Maybe in april/may i can stay at the fairmont in winnepeg for dirt cheap. Been meaning to visit the family.

I didn't think it was possible for anything to live if the temps get outside of 65F and 85F...and what is this snow thing you speak of?? :rofl2:

Godslayer
02-27-2016, 06:02 PM
I didn't think it was possible for anything to live if the temps get outside of 65F and 85F...and what is this snow thing you speak of?? :rofl2:

Its like white rain that sticks to whatever it touches. We use it to make out igloos

spoiledbroth
02-27-2016, 06:16 PM
Yes... yes... the yellow snow is lemon flavoured.

https://mygeekblasphemy.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/emperor.jpg

aboynamedsuita
02-28-2016, 02:11 PM
A shig for your off hand !.. I thought I had a problem ! Where are you located ? Never came close to minus 39 on the east coast
Sorry I'm in MB. I put my profile location in Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates and it's not too easy to figure out. I actually meant to put -30 but the 9/0 are so close on the iPhone I missed. With the windchill sometimes it isn't uncommon to get in -40s or -50s



Lmao +7 in jasper. Maybe in april/may i can stay at the fairmont in winnepeg for dirt cheap. Been meaning to visit the family.
+7 in jasper? Hope that isn't affecting the skiing and tourism. If you make it out this way maybe we can have a 'peg city gathering if the timing works out, my spring/summer blows but I'm hoping things slow down by the fall

Badgertooth
02-28-2016, 10:31 PM
I love yellow and red delivery vans. And I love giving James at K&S my money.

K&S semi custom ginsanko Tanaka gyuto 210mm
And Syuosin Chiku migaki gyuto by Kurosaki in 240mm
Just made very, very light work of dinner prep and you have to admire the work a guy like James does in getting it to you with a great working edge.
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg.html)

Chicagohawkie
02-28-2016, 11:14 PM
I love yellow and red delivery vans. And I love giving James at K&S my money.

K&S semi custom ginsanko Tanaka gyuto 210mm
And Syuosin Chiku migaki gyuto by Kurosaki in 240mm
Just made very, very light work of dinner prep and you have to admire the work a guy like James does in getting it to you with a great working edge.
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg.html)





Good score! Those are some great deals! I'm gonna have to get me one of those Chikus!

Badgertooth
02-28-2016, 11:22 PM
Good score! Those are some great deals! I'm gonna have to get me one of those Chikus!

They are awesome but tend to fly off the shelves. Get 'em while they're hot.

kevpenbanc
02-29-2016, 04:22 AM
Oooooohhhh Errrrr ......

What a lovely pair !



I love yellow and red delivery vans. And I love giving James at K&S my money.

K&S semi custom ginsanko Tanaka gyuto 210mm
And Syuosin Chiku migaki gyuto by Kurosaki in 240mm
Just made very, very light work of dinner prep and you have to admire the work a guy like James does in getting it to you with a great working edge.
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg.html)

spoiledbroth
02-29-2016, 04:24 AM
that wide bevel on the tanaka looks impeccable. does james touch that up too ?? Either way, real beaut. Nice straight tang on that one!

Badgertooth
02-29-2016, 04:36 AM
Dunno if it's that he touches it up or if by foregoing some of the man-hours spent by the maker on the handles he is able to demand a little bit more by way of QC on grinds and finish and come out at a similar price point. Or I just got lucky. Whatever it is, it's outrageous bang for the buck. Complete different animal to the Aogami 2 offering. Both are of my best cutters. Chiku also has that "right" feel to it.

CoqaVin
02-29-2016, 10:21 AM
that migaki chiku is awesome

spoiledbroth
02-29-2016, 05:15 PM
Dunno if it's that he touches it up or if by foregoing some of the man-hours spent by the maker on the handles he is able to demand a little bit more by way of QC on grinds and finish and come out at a similar price point. Or I just got lucky. Whatever it is, it's outrageous bang for the buck. Complete different animal to the Aogami 2 offering. Both are of my best cutters. Chiku also has that "right" feel to it.
he's got some real nice knives at attractive prices no doubt!

chiffonodd
02-29-2016, 06:42 PM
Love those. Want a chiku migaki now too #/%^*^!!!

lobby
02-29-2016, 09:00 PM
got my knife back from maxsim today after he reinstalled the handle.

http://img.fae.ro/80ad6b.jpeg

Iggy
03-01-2016, 05:42 AM
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/27169B47-857B-4021-8DA2-F4ED8EFD3744_zps12ok4fys.jpg.html)

Really nice knives. I wonder where James gets all that marble buffalo horn from, every maker I talked to in the last 6 month (Konosuke, Teruyasu Fujiwara...) or so said, that's it's quite hard to get these days...

Maybe gotta buy another knife from him. Did you used your Kurosaki already a bit more? :D

Badgertooth
03-01-2016, 06:58 AM
Really nice knives. I wonder where James gets all that marble buffalo horn from, every maker I talked to in the last 6 month (Konosuke, Teruyasu Fujiwara...) or so said, that's it's quite hard to get these days...

Maybe gotta buy another knife from him. Did you used your Kurosaki already a bit more? :D

Yup, it has a good, high grind which resolves into thinness behind the edge for that falling-through-food feeling. Decent food release. There's just enough heft to cut with some authority. I blazed through carrots, onions, leeks & tomatoes for dinner prep.

If you go back a few months on Instagram you'll see he got in loads of unprocessed buffalo horn that may well be his little goldmine for these handles. Handle quality and finish is second to none for a non-custom.

Jovidah
03-01-2016, 08:41 AM
I have to admit that even I, as a complete pragmatist who doesn't give a rats ass about the looks of a tool, was drooling like a hungry puppy when I saw that Syousin Chiku Migaki pop up on B/S/T a while ago. It's like the Monica Belluci of knives.... (well...the Monica of 10-15 years ago :biggrin:)

alterwisser
03-01-2016, 09:11 AM
Really nice knives. I wonder where James gets all that marble buffalo horn from, every maker I talked to in the last 6 month (Konosuke, Teruyasu Fujiwara...) or so said, that's it's quite hard to get these days...

Maybe gotta buy another knife from him. Did you used your Kurosaki already a bit more? :D

Yeah! I love that horn as well. Any blonde horn or marble/streak horn is awesome in my book!

bonestter
03-01-2016, 09:12 AM
The Syousin Chiku Migaki is indeed very sexy with that handle

However, what's the tip like?

My Kurosaki AS' slightly thick tip trips up an otherwise brilliant cutter

alterwisser
03-01-2016, 09:19 AM
The Syousin Chiku Migaki is indeed very sexy with that handle

However, what's the tip like?

My Kurosaki AS' slightly thick tip trips up an otherwise brilliant cutter

Thank you man!!! I needed a reason not to buy one asap!!!

What's the difference (aside from handle) between K&S version (Syousin Chiku by Kurosaki) and the Kurosaki KU knives sold somewhere else?

Iggy
03-01-2016, 11:21 AM
Yup, it has a good, high grind which resolves into thinness behind the edge for that falling-through-food feeling. Decent food release. There's just enough heft to cut with some authority. I blazed through carrots, onions, leeks & tomatoes for dinner prep.

If you go back a few months on Instagram you'll see he got in loads of unprocessed buffalo horn that may well be his little goldmine for these handles. Handle quality and finish is second to none for a non-custom.

Thanks for the Info. Sounds pretty nice!

Must admit, that I'm really into blond horn ferrules... they just look pretty nice! :bliss:
A shame that my Sukenari Hairline Gyuto doesn't have it that I bought from him 2 month ago, maybe I have to exchange.

LeperoftheFaith
03-01-2016, 03:48 PM
Couple from Maksim's sale

Itinomonn Butcher
Itinomonn 240 Gyuto


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

Konosuke 195 Mioroshi Deba from Bernal Cutlery
DT ITK 210 with cocobolo handle that arrived yesterday just before work

http://i.imgur.com/GwUiUm9.jpg

easy13
03-02-2016, 03:13 PM
Lucked into this 210 Shig the last week, came in the mail today

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_7975.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_7975.jpg.html)

mikedtran
03-02-2016, 03:46 PM
Lucked into this 210 Shig the last week, came in the mail today


Is this from JWW or somewhere else? Mine should be in today as well =)

easy13
03-02-2016, 03:47 PM
Is this from JWW. Mine should be in today as well =)

ya

Chuckles
03-03-2016, 10:07 PM
#bringingKSback

Dardeau
03-03-2016, 10:10 PM
Too much fun. Since I got my second KS a month ago two of my coworkers want one. I did a bunch of meat fabrication the other day and it is a joy to use like a sujihiki.

chinacats
03-03-2016, 10:14 PM
Chuckles, has that one been thinned? Looks excellent!

Chuckles
03-03-2016, 10:16 PM
It is a really fun knife. Sharp as hell and easy to transition from task to task. The grind on this one is better than I expected too. Got it off BST recently, sold as two years old but unused. I haven't done anything to it.

Von blewitt
03-03-2016, 10:20 PM
My work knives at the moment is KS 165 petty, 240 Gyuto & 240 Suji & a Watanabe for the heavier stuff

bkultra
03-03-2016, 10:41 PM
#bringingKSback

Respect

Chuckles
03-03-2016, 10:49 PM
Just following your lead.

preizzo
03-03-2016, 10:54 PM
Happy to see my knives in good hands 😄

preizzo
03-03-2016, 10:55 PM
Today I got one dalman to try it out for a few months. Amazing knives, I am extremely excited to play with it 😄

Anton
03-03-2016, 11:23 PM
#bringingKSback

Do it!

Ravipops
03-04-2016, 12:08 AM
Never mind

Nomo4me
03-04-2016, 12:20 AM
Decided to revamp my kitchen knives so this all in the last week.

Masakage Koishi 165 petty, 180 gyuto, 165 nakiri, 210 gyuto and 240 gyuto with a Shibata 180mm bunka in the mix. Yeah, I want to play with those different gyuto lengths and see what I learn about using them. At first blush I really like the 180 for my home cooking needs.

All the Koishi have been smoothed to reduce the gritty finish and drag - without changing the appearance of the blades.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/nomo4me/Mobile%20Uploads/20160303_151723.jpg

panda
03-04-2016, 12:54 AM
BringingKSback, them other knives don't know how to hackt! Yeah.

bonestter
03-04-2016, 11:13 AM
Decided to revamp my kitchen knives so this all in the last week.

Masakage Koishi 165 petty, 180 gyuto, 165 nakiri, 210 gyuto and 240 gyuto with a Shibata 180mm bunka in the mix. Yeah, I want to play with those different gyuto lengths and see what I learn about using them. At first blush I really like the 180 for my home cooking needs.

All the Koishi have been smoothed to reduce the gritty finish and drag - without changing the appearance of the blades.



We need close-ups

Esp the nakiri pls :)

Mucho Bocho
03-04-2016, 12:00 PM
I love the lines on the Shibata. Bunka's/Santoku have been off my list for a long time but if were to grab one, that would be it.

Curious why wouldn't you grab the nakiri or 210 Gyuto over the Bunka? FWIW, I'd rather have a Chinese clever over a nakiri too.

Iggy
03-04-2016, 12:20 PM
I love the lines on the Shibata. Bunka's/Santoku have been off my list for a long time but if were to grab one, that would be it.

Curious why wouldn't you grab the nakiri or 210 Gyuto over the Bunka? FWIW, I'd rather have a Chinese clever over a nakiri too.

The Shibata Bunka is a great knife. Had one here for test purposes and I would say it's would be my favourite PM Wa-Laser out there at the moment ;)
Just to short for my taste though

I heard, that the Shibata Petty and Gyuto can't keep up 100% with the performance of the bunka. I only know the bunka so I cannot verify that but maybe that could be a reason...

Nomo4me
03-04-2016, 04:55 PM
I love the lines on the Shibata. Bunka's/Santoku have been off my list for a long time but if were to grab one, that would be it.

Curious why wouldn't you grab the nakiri or 210 Gyuto over the Bunka? FWIW, I'd rather have a Chinese clever over a nakiri too.

I grab them all :doublethumbsup: Home cook so no need to worry about speed. I just play with knives

Nomo4me
03-04-2016, 05:18 PM
We need close-ups

Esp the nakiri pls :)

Here's one of the 180 Gyuto. I smoothed them all with a Scotchbrite very fine 1x30 (low speed) belt, and wasn't at all gentle in doing so. As shown in the pic, the rough black texture was smoothed considerably. The result is matte black dimples in field of dark gunmetal .
The bevels were applied to the belt in separate passes and the rough blasted texture removed. The graininess of the metal is still there though.

Honestly, from 2' away you can't tell the blades were worked over.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/nomo4me/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-03-04%2013.32.19.jpg

shownomarci
03-04-2016, 07:16 PM
When i scrolled down to your picture i started to tilt my head, because i haven't seen a vertically mounted knife rack before.
Silly me. :laughat:
Anyway, nice Koishi collection.

Furminati
03-04-2016, 08:39 PM
Ichimonji tkc.. I really like it.. It's a sleeperhttp://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l334/Jeff_Renouf/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4ms7orix.jpeg (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/Jeff_Renouf/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4ms7orix.jpeg.html)

brianh
03-05-2016, 05:04 PM
Hiromoto honesuki. Sharp OOTB and good F&F. Really nimble. Great value.
3100231003

Smurfmacaw
03-05-2016, 10:27 PM
Decided the Kato 240 dammy needed better furniture. I get the knife back on Tuesday but wanted to share.....Also, Ian's pictures are way better than mine. His handle work is inspired.

mikedtran
03-05-2016, 10:31 PM
Is that Koa with brass and musk ox horn? You and 2010ZR enjoy the same kind of handles =)

Smurfmacaw
03-05-2016, 10:40 PM
That is correct. Very nice koa and I bought a slab of musk ox horn....expensive but WAY worth it. Love this knife.

spoiledbroth
03-05-2016, 10:41 PM
Wooooooow smurf!

mikedtran
03-05-2016, 10:46 PM
That is correct. Very nice koa and I bought a slab of musk ox horn....expensive but WAY worth it. Love this knife.

The Musk Ox looks great! What does your Kato collection look like? You have at least two 240s =p

Smurfmacaw
03-05-2016, 10:47 PM
Other item that will show up :doublethumbsup: Sukinari Honyaki White #2 240mm gyuto, Got it with no handle. It needs really nice stuff...face it........

Chocolate and honey Ironwood burl. A little musk ox boss and copper. I didn't know you could get ironwood burl like this.....I will have more.

aboynamedsuita
03-06-2016, 12:19 AM
Decided the Kato 240 dammy needed better furniture. I get the knife back on Tuesday but wanted to share.....Also, Ian's pictures are way better than mine. His handle work is inspired.

Other item that will show up :doublethumbsup: Sukinari Honyaki White #2 240mm gyuto, Got it with no handle. It needs really nice stuff...face it........

Chocolate and honey Ironwood burl. A little musk ox boss and copper. I didn't know you could get ironwood burl like this.....I will have more.

That's some really dark koa, I thought it was a ringed gidgee. You have good taste in handles… I have a koa and muskox from Mikey, hope to get more

Chicagohawkie
03-06-2016, 12:41 AM
Decided the Kato 240 dammy needed better furniture. I get the knife back on Tuesday but wanted to share.....Also, Ian's pictures are way better than mine. His handle work is inspired.



Stunning, well done!

Furminati
03-06-2016, 11:43 AM
But did you see my tkc ? Lol !!!!.. The Damascus on that Kato .. With that handle ..

Furminati
03-06-2016, 11:52 AM
I just realized the same guy owned the Kato and the sukenari... Good god... Well done sir

tward369
03-07-2016, 11:23 AM
Decided the Kato 240 dammy needed better furniture. I get the knife back on Tuesday but wanted to share.....Also, Ian's pictures are way better than mine. His handle work is inspired.

That's a unique one. Gorgeous piece.

fujiyama
03-07-2016, 09:18 PM
So much respect for the Sukenari.

spoiledbroth
03-07-2016, 09:40 PM
Is it a "cryogenically frozen" sukenari? I have never seen them sold without a handle online.

aboynamedsuita
03-07-2016, 11:17 PM
Is it a "cryogenically frozen" sukenari? I have never seen them sold without a handle online.

My 270 should be ready in about a month ;)

XooMG
03-08-2016, 12:52 AM
Decided to use dark reflections to give the blade some attitude:
http://i.imgur.com/SSpbIGb.jpg

Godslayer
03-08-2016, 01:53 AM
Decided to use dark reflections to give the blade some attitude:
http://i.imgur.com/SSpbIGb.jpg

Yu Kurosaki sesame, hows the colbalt steel?

XooMG
03-08-2016, 06:29 AM
Yu Kurosaki sesame, hows the colbalt steel?
It's sasame...sasa is a kind of bamboo. I have no idea how it performs...it's one of my chunkier knives 1cm from the edge, so I am not expecting miracles. I will not form any fixed opinions until after I've tried it, but out of the box impression makes me wonder if giving Mr. Kurosaki another chance was a mistake. At least it looks cool, so there's that.

Smurfmacaw
03-08-2016, 07:17 PM
Yes, it was cryoquenched in the frozen northern climes. Tanner buys nice knives and then sells them to me. I tell my wife they are "used" knives lol.


Is it a "cryogenically frozen" sukenari? I have never seen them sold without a handle online.

aboynamedsuita
03-08-2016, 08:05 PM
Glad to be of service ;)

aboynamedsuita
03-09-2016, 12:14 AM
Mutsumi Hinoura 240mm tsuchime SS clad AS wa-Gyuto. Got recently from Sam at Buttermilk during the sale. Haven't had much time to use it yet, but so far I'm impressed and see a lot of potential. I've found a matching petty as well and should hopefully have it shortly.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/0D8341A4-74C6-4376-B980-1CA7037B63A9_zpsltwrzav8.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/9C5A3A91-4361-400F-A5C3-D8624C74CC1E_zps1ihe2zii.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/ABD60E91-7E8D-48F2-BE6A-DD23D8110C92_zpstpa1uq9b.jpg

The one thing that is deceiving from the pictures is the color of the blade, it looks very dark but it's more of a pewter/gunmetal color depending on how the light hits it.

As for use, the only issue I experienced was some slight hesitation on peppers (skin side up) but that is on the OOTB edge. Going off cclin's comment below it should be a killer knife once I have the time to touch it up.


Here are some of my thoughts for about a week of home-cook used. my Mutsumi Hinoura gyuto Heel to Tip Length 245mm, 52mm high at the heel, weighs 210 grams. both spine & Choil are eased. come with very nice Ebony D-shape handle.
OOTB edge sharpness was kind of mediocre; However, after sharpening with IKARASHI Natural stone(2~3k) then touch up on 1 micron Diamond spray, it cuts superior!! for those who don't familiar with wide bevel knife, you have to sharpening whole bevel from Shinogi line to very edge, not just 1~2mm above the edge.
The thin edge I put on it holding up very well, no microchip so far. Very good heat treatment!
the geometry is pronounced Shinogi line with small/lower wide bevel, similar to Takeda & Heiji. Good food release & I experienced no wedging with onion, cabbage & carrot. not yet to try on extra large, hard vegs such as pumpkin, butter squash....

Smurfmacaw
03-09-2016, 07:32 PM
The Musk Ox looks great! What does your Kato collection look like? You have at least two 240s =p


Hmmm, 180mm std gyuto, 210 std Gyuto 240 workhorse, 240 Damascus Gyuto, 205 Sujihiki standard. Oddly, I thought I'd hate the Suji being so short but actually it's just right as a convenient cutter....I guess the pro's would call it a line knife. A couple of the gyutos are on the road at the moment. Once they get back I'll get a family photo.

j22582536
03-09-2016, 08:03 PM
just arrived yesterday, Tsukasa unryu-mon 210mm gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/471521F8-3B13-4C06-9019-81C6761B7809_zpsxkmtfjjd.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/471521F8-3B13-4C06-9019-81C6761B7809_zpsxkmtfjjd.jpg.html)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/42869D27-B263-4805-B7F7-8F99F7A6ADFA_zpspik2ir0w.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/42869D27-B263-4805-B7F7-8F99F7A6ADFA_zpspik2ir0w.jpg.html)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/18439C49-FD93-4B8C-9681-E3F6CB240EEC_zpseuc5qkn3.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/18439C49-FD93-4B8C-9681-E3F6CB240EEC_zpseuc5qkn3.jpg.html)

aboynamedsuita
03-09-2016, 08:06 PM
just arrived yesterday, Tsukasa unryu-mon 210mm gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/471521F8-3B13-4C06-9019-81C6761B7809_zpsxkmtfjjd.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/471521F8-3B13-4C06-9019-81C6761B7809_zpsxkmtfjjd.jpg.html)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/42869D27-B263-4805-B7F7-8F99F7A6ADFA_zpspik2ir0w.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/42869D27-B263-4805-B7F7-8F99F7A6ADFA_zpspik2ir0w.jpg.html)

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/18439C49-FD93-4B8C-9681-E3F6CB240EEC_zpseuc5qkn3.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/18439C49-FD93-4B8C-9681-E3F6CB240EEC_zpseuc5qkn3.jpg.html)

That's a beauty, another Japanese website find? Tempting but pricey, I know what Knifewear sells the 210 for…

Badgertooth
03-09-2016, 08:06 PM
Slow clap. Beautiful mate

mikedtran
03-09-2016, 08:10 PM
That's a beauty, another Japanese website find? Tempting but pricey, I know what Knifewear sells the 210 for…

My guess would have been cleancut, since they had one in stock before...I almost bought it. Though that one sold out a while ago...

I have to say that is a particularly beautiful Tsukasa Hinoura specimen though!

j22582536
03-09-2016, 08:27 PM
My guess would have been cleancut, since they had one in stock before...I almost bought it.

I have to say that is a particularly beautiful Tsukasa Hinoura specimen though!

I actually got it from JCK. I emailed them few weeks back asking when will Tsukasa be in stock, and they told me that they got this one in not so long ago, so I pulled the trigger

aboynamedsuita
03-09-2016, 09:17 PM
I actually got it from JCK. I emailed them few weeks back asking when will Tsukasa be in stock, and they told me that they got this one in not so long ago, so I pulled the trigger

That's a good score! I had seen them on the specials page before when the CAD was better and it was actually a great deal compared to buying locally. Of course they were out of stock at the time, then the CAD tanked, so I got the 150 petty from Knifewear earlier this year.

Yours is really nice as it has both the flowing lines and Damascus on both sides (I imagine you can see over the spine too?). Mine only has Damascus on one side (maybe since it's small) but had the flowing lines on both sides including the spine.


http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile Uploads/FDB5B8BC-7307-4744-9571-7AB4ABC953C2_zpsvzn4gsnw.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Mobile Uploads/0887EC2F-F1DB-4BE8-9C1E-963DE3EC6029_zpsiul3knwz.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2016, 09:38 PM
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/42869D27-B263-4805-B7F7-8F99F7A6ADFA_zpspik2ir0w.jpg


Beautiful!

j22582536
03-09-2016, 09:38 PM
That's a good score! I had seen them on the specials page before when the CAD was better and it was actually a great deal compared to buying locally. Of course they were out of stock at the time, then the CAD tanked, so I got the 150 petty from Knifewear earlier this year.

Yours is really nice as it has both the flowing lines and Damascus on both sides (I imagine you can see over the spine too?). Mine only has Damascus on one side (maybe since it's small) but had the flowing lines on both sides including the spine.

Since you got it from Knifewear, I suppose yours is the river jump line? I maybe wrong, but I think river jump's damascus does not cover the whole blade, thats why I didn't get the 210mm gyuto from knifewear while it was available couple months ago.

mikedtran
03-09-2016, 09:51 PM
Since you got it from Knifewear, I suppose yours is the river jump line? I maybe wrong, but I think river jump's damascus does not cover the whole blade, thats why I didn't get the 210mm gyuto from knifewear while it was available couple months ago.

I go back and forth between preferring river jump and unryu. I like the negative space sometimes.

Then again this is like debating if I like french fries or pizza better =D

aboynamedsuita
03-09-2016, 10:55 PM
Since you got it from Knifewear, I suppose yours is the river jump line? I maybe wrong, but I think river jump's damascus does not cover the whole blade, thats why I didn't get the 210mm gyuto from knifewear while it was available couple months ago.
That could very well be the case; I know I've also heard half twist, full twist, river jump, etc.; Tsukasa also has a Kitaeji series without the flowing lines. So presumably it could be half twist as in half the blade I suppose. I'm still happy with mine as I mostly got it to showcase the art of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and it pretty much sits Damascus side out all the time.



I go back and forth between preferring river jump and unryu. I like the negative space sometimes.

Then again this is like debating if I like french fries or pizza better =D
I also kind of like the bit of plain KU in the mix as well. I got the petty because I though the nakiri had a bit more KU than I wanted. Here are the pics I had to choose from:
31069
31070

PS: plus if I got the nakiri I wouldn't have room for a 165mm Shigefusa Kitaeji nakiri in my collection ;-)

mikedtran
03-10-2016, 05:09 AM
PS: plus if I got the nakiri I wouldn't have room for a 165mm Shigefusa Kitaeji nakiri in my collection ;-)

Oh that was a smooth one =D

Kristoff
03-10-2016, 09:28 AM
Wow that nakiri is gorgeous. Would be so beautiful with an ebony handle on!

Ravipops
03-10-2016, 09:46 PM
Tesshu Wa Gyuto Mizu Honyaki 240mm blue II steel Shinogi zukuri blade

http://i65.tinypic.com/2qk45cz.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2weiczp.jpg

Chicagohawkie
03-10-2016, 11:48 PM
Tesshu Wa Gyuto Mizu Honyaki 240mm blue II steel Shinogi zukuri blade

http://i65.tinypic.com/2qk45cz.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2weiczp.jpg



Nice! If that had Konosuke Kanji on it, it would have cost 300 dollars more! That was a great find and value.

schanop
03-11-2016, 03:16 AM
That looks like an awesome blade. How is hamon up close? Is it a nice wavy hamon? Does it have a good contrast. In the pics, it looks quite nice, just that mirror polish kinda hide it a bit.

So, is this blade going to go through a lot of Thai food prep?


Tesshu Wa Gyuto Mizu Honyaki 240mm blue II steel Shinogi zukuri blade

http://i65.tinypic.com/2qk45cz.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2weiczp.jpg

Ravipops
03-11-2016, 04:08 AM
The Hamon is not very vibrant at all might try re polishing it once I work up a nice patina. It's also kind of odd there is a straight line going right through the Hamon never seen that before . Nope no Thai food I work at a retreat center so lots of raw foods for meditation retreats. Chicago do you think it's the same smith as the kono blue 2 honyakis? The finish and profile looks almost identical but the Hamon looks very different

Chicagohawkie
03-11-2016, 04:44 AM
Shiraki does the Kono blue 2, so yes.

Godslayer
03-11-2016, 04:56 AM
That could very well be the case; I know I've also heard half twist, full twist, river jump, etc.; Tsukasa also has a Kitaeji series without the flowing lines. So presumably it could be half twist as in half the blade I suppose. I'm still happy with mine as I mostly got it to showcase the art of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and it pretty much sits Damascus side out all the time.



I also kind of like the bit of plain KU in the mix as well. I got the petty because I though the nakiri had a bit more KU than I wanted. Here are the pics I had to choose from:
31069
31070

PS: plus if I got the nakiri I wouldn't have room for a 165mm Shigefusa Kitaeji nakiri in my collection ;-)

That's legit amazing, Shigefusa Kitaeji might be trendy but those are arguably the most beautiful blades coming out of Japan, surprised you haven't rehandled them, albeit the simple handle really lets the blade shine as I suppose was his intention

Badgertooth
03-11-2016, 05:12 AM
Shiraki does the Kono blue 2, so yes.

For real?

Do you know if he does any of the other Fujiyamas lines?

Chicagohawkie
03-11-2016, 02:13 PM
For real?

Do you know if he does any of the other Fujiyamas lines?

Yes he does. It would make your head spin to know how many lines and brands that he makes knives for.

aboynamedsuita
03-11-2016, 02:18 PM
That's legit amazing, Shigefusa Kitaeji might be trendy but those are arguably the most beautiful blades coming out of Japan, surprised you haven't rehandled them, albeit the simple handle really lets the blade shine as I suppose was his intention
Rehandle is in the not too distant future, I'm hoping Stefan is able to allow me to pre-order once he is ready to start up again. Also only the petty is mine, the petty/nakiri pictures were provided by Knifewear for me to choose from.

Smurfmacaw
03-11-2016, 10:09 PM
Also only the petty is mine, the petty/nakiri pictures were provided by Knifewear for me to choose from.

For a while there I thought you'd jumped off the deep end of the river jump
.

aboynamedsuita
03-11-2016, 11:59 PM
For a while there I thought you'd jumped off the deep end of the river jump
.

Jumped into the deep end… of the river? :groucho:

andur
03-12-2016, 02:22 AM
http://s17.postimg.org/sf1az6mnz/IMG_20160312_081539.jpg
Waited over a year for this one! 240mm blue gyuto. So happy!

Neens
03-13-2016, 12:59 AM
Got something in the mail today. Sorry for the bad iPhone photos, I'm not very good at setting up photos.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j159/pearcea1/image_3.jpeg (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/pearcea1/media/image_3.jpeg.html)

Haven't gotten a chance to use it yet, going to have to wait until Monday.

Iggy
03-13-2016, 06:07 AM
http://s17.postimg.org/sf1az6mnz/IMG_20160312_081539.jpg
Waited over a year for this one! 240mm blue gyuto. So happy!

One year wait? Wow... just two years ago that was a different story :scratchhead:
Nice knife by the way

Chicagohawkie
03-14-2016, 11:26 AM
Kono Fuji blue#2 gyutos have been nearly impossible to get for two years now!

Badgertooth
03-15-2016, 04:52 AM
Took a punt because although JWW says Santoku I'm still inclined to use this and think of it as a
gyuto.

Hinoura 210mm migaki. Not sure if it's Tsukasa or Mutsumi or both. Was hoping someone who could read kanji or knew the knives could chip in.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/FAA81996-0B91-4822-BC27-88201845655C_zpsdk0katai.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FAA81996-0B91-4822-BC27-88201845655C_zpsdk0katai.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/A47A82B3-C9A0-4309-87FA-3B40808C7E37_zpsv7qqh4ws.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A47A82B3-C9A0-4309-87FA-3B40808C7E37_zpsv7qqh4ws.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/549F7227-3686-49E3-B1CA-ECE6E2795072_zpscovmfvaw.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/549F7227-3686-49E3-B1CA-ECE6E2795072_zpscovmfvaw.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/49A6CF04-4527-424C-B5B2-2E375AC0EBB0_zpscwdphjfx.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/49A6CF04-4527-424C-B5B2-2E375AC0EBB0_zpscwdphjfx.jpg.html)

RubbishCook
03-16-2016, 07:47 PM
I got these three in the last month and if I don't ruin them (after some more use) I will get a few more.https://unroyalwarrant.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_1032.jpg

mikedtran
03-16-2016, 07:50 PM
How does that Wilburn cut? I have been eyeing one for a little while.

RubbishCook
03-16-2016, 08:52 PM
The Wilburn is the thinnest forged knife I have. The spine is 2mm at the heal and there is quite a nice taper to it down to the point. I really like it so far and it's one of the sharpest knives ootb I have tried (small sample size though).

fujiyama
03-16-2016, 09:56 PM
I've been eying one of these cuties for a while!

Stainless clad over W#2

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11061654_963902380307274_2797992019337800440_n.jpg ?oh=7a4b0e2348a7734edddb90d66de7e7d1&oe=5795233A

V1P
03-16-2016, 10:21 PM
I've been eying one of these cuties for a while!

Stainless clad over W#2

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11061654_963902380307274_2797992019337800440_n.jpg ?oh=7a4b0e2348a7734edddb90d66de7e7d1&oe=5795233A

Those are nice parers. Can you please tell me who the maker is and where you acquired them from.

TheDispossessed
03-16-2016, 10:26 PM
hinoura from tosho.

Those are nice parers. Can you please tell me who the maker is and where you acquired them from.

aboynamedsuita
03-16-2016, 10:51 PM
Looks like the work of the younger Hinoura, Tosho still have a matching 240 gyuto by the looks of it.

They recently got some of the Mutsumi Hinoura Tsuchime stainless clad AS in as well, so I got a 150 petty to match my 240 gyuto. Pics to follow…

I'm also going to be interested to see how the Mutsumi 150 tsuchime petty compares to my Tsukasa 150 river jump petty.

JBroida
03-16-2016, 11:02 PM
the kanji on the blades says konosuke for what its worth

jklip13
03-16-2016, 11:05 PM
Mutsumi Hinoura makes the blades for Konosuke Sakai who instal handles and make the sayas

JBroida
03-16-2016, 11:39 PM
yup... im aware... i just have people asking me about kanji all of the time, and there is a lot of misunderstanding, so i wanted to clarify

fujiyama
03-16-2016, 11:50 PM
Thanks for that information JB. I was wondering about the kanji and why if differs from the Hinoura I see in another store. I knew Konosuke had their hands on the knife but my assumption was they shared smiths.

Yes, V1P it's the Hinoura from Tosho Knife Arts. You may have to call them though, I think I got the last one available for the time being.

chiffonodd
03-16-2016, 11:51 PM
I got these three in the last month and if I don't ruin them (after some more use) I will get a few more.https://unroyalwarrant.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_1032.jpg

Is the top knife one of the akifusa stainless clad AS gyutos by asai? How do you like it?

RubbishCook
03-17-2016, 12:27 AM
It's an Asai Hayabusa that's stainless clad Blue Super...I think it's basically the same knife you are talking about. I like the knife a lot. It is not a laser but it is quite thin and has a nice distal taper to it. Asai, compared to other similarly priced Japanese knives that I have seen is superior. The fit and finish is better, the handles are really nice and each one that I have held felt great in my hand. I think it's underpriced and now that he is gone, they wont be available for too long. I have heard from some people that when he got sick the quality of his knives dropped but I don't any of his older production to compare it with.

krx927
03-17-2016, 04:02 AM
I've been eying one of these cuties for a while!

Stainless clad over W#2

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11061654_963902380307274_2797992019337800440_n.jpg ?oh=7a4b0e2348a7734edddb90d66de7e7d1&oe=5795233A

How long are the knives?

Badgertooth
03-17-2016, 04:52 AM
...Not sure if it's Tsukasa or Mutsumi or both. Was hoping someone who could read kanji or knew the knives could chip

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/549F7227-3686-49E3-B1CA-ECE6E2795072_zpscovmfvaw.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/549F7227-3686-49E3-B1CA-ECE6E2795072_zpscovmfvaw.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/49A6CF04-4527-424C-B5B2-2E375AC0EBB0_zpscwdphjfx.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/49A6CF04-4527-424C-B5B2-2E375AC0EBB0_zpscwdphjfx.jpg.html)

Do any members have any idea? Most evenly ground wide bevel I've ever used and takes a sick, board-sticking edge with just about no effort. Lovely.

TheDispossessed
03-17-2016, 08:19 AM
As for the bevel, I'm pretty sure mutsumi has some kind of machine rig type thing, so those aren't hand ground, not to say that's necessarily a bad thing. Also I could be wrong it's what I heard is all.
Do any members have any idea? Most evenly ground wide bevel I've ever used and takes a sick, board-sticking edge with just about no effort. Lovely.

JBroida
03-17-2016, 10:40 AM
Do any members have any idea? Most evenly ground wide bevel I've ever used and takes a sick, board-sticking edge with just about no effort. Lovely.

that is from mutsumi-san and says ajikatiya on the blade

berko
03-17-2016, 11:45 AM
damn jon, i thought you were showing your newest knife buy ;)

Badgertooth
03-17-2016, 02:19 PM
that is from mutsumi-san and says ajikatiya on the blade


As for the bevel, I'm pretty sure mutsumi has some kind of machine rig type thing, so those aren't hand ground, not to say that's necessarily a bad thing. Also I could be wrong it's what I heard is all.

Awesome, thanks guys.

fujiyama
03-17-2016, 05:06 PM
How long are the knives?

These are 90mm

Vils
03-20-2016, 07:30 AM
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x221/vilsjin/IMG_0742_zpsf0ejk5g6.jpg

ggg16902002
03-20-2016, 01:50 PM
Just arrived:
A Nenohi (white 1) Mizu honyaki Kiritsuke 415mm (16.33'') wide blade.
The blade was forged by Mr. Yoshikazu Ikeda and the final sharpening by Mr. Yusuke Sawada.
Overall length is 600mm (23.62").
Weight is 554g.
The edge measures 415mm (16.33"). It is 48.7mm (1.92") high at the heel.
The spine is 4.71mm at the heel and 0.9mm at the tip.
The handle is Desert Ironwood burl detachable handle (black pin) with smooth
surfaced silver bolster, ironwood ring, silver ring, smooth surfaced silver
cap.
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185102_zpsrasnkfzr.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185102_zpsrasnkfzr.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185859_zpsj9csr3i1.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185859_zpsj9csr3i1.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185809_zpsygsuh9ax.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185809_zpsygsuh9ax.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185709_zpsioxqr6b7.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185709_zpsioxqr6b7.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185135_zpsjjoof2s4.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185135_zpsjjoof2s4.jpg.html)

icanhaschzbrgr
03-20-2016, 01:53 PM
That Nenohi is sick!

spoiledbroth
03-20-2016, 02:47 PM
icanhaschzbrgr that's an understatement... seriously the handle alone is out of this world.

daveb
03-20-2016, 03:26 PM
DDDDDamn!

Badgertooth
03-20-2016, 04:33 PM
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x221/vilsjin/IMG_0742_zpsf0ejk5g6.jpg

Nice, cool bit of tsuchime action going on. Is it one of the Takefu smiths? Anryu, Kato or Kurosaki?

Badgertooth
03-20-2016, 04:41 PM
Just arrived:
A Nenohi (white 1) Mizu honyaki...

... Overall length is 600mm (23.62").
Weight is 554g.

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185135_zpsjjoof2s4.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Nenohi/IMG_20160320_185135_zpsjjoof2s4.jpg.html)


Handy for portioning giraffe.

Jokes aside, that might be the sickest thing I've seen. Seen some of Ikeda san's work at Bernal but this is at another level. Heirloom piece.

aboynamedsuita
03-20-2016, 06:59 PM
Just arrived:
A Nenohi (white 1) Mizu honyaki Kiritsuke 415mm (16.33'') wide blade.

:shocked3: Now THAT'S a knife! :knife:

I'd hate to think what a lefty version would cost for someone like me.

Smurfmacaw
03-20-2016, 07:06 PM
:shocked3: Now THAT'S a knife! :knife:

I'd hate to think what a lefty version would cost for someone like me.

Almost makes you think about learning to use the other hand huh? That is a sweet knife.

aboynamedsuita
03-20-2016, 07:07 PM
My recent addition to my humble Hinoura family arrived recently. Mutsumi Hinoura tsuchime 150mm wa-Petty:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/1BEBA009-B130-4424-A6BF-8B861ACF03A0_zpswqud7icr.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/B897CD8A-5543-4561-A57E-ED354D086FA2_zpslbp6kohn.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/9FE20A93-39A9-439F-BFA1-0A355637E471_zpspmjcooqk.jpg

Here it is next to the matching 240mm gyuto:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/834B7FE0-B2FB-491E-BD02-E1229A9D24D7_zpsl4latmov.jpg

Got the petty from Tosho and the gyuto from Sam at buttermilk. Resisting the urge to get the 270 Suji from Tosho.

Like father, like son:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Hinoura/6D5EA4F1-02DA-4AF5-A66E-083A304886A8_zpskxgbuyuk.jpg

All three will be getting custom handles by Stefan Keller in due course :knife:

aboynamedsuita
03-20-2016, 07:10 PM
Almost makes you think about learning to use the other hand huh? That is a sweet knife.

Ya man, most single bevels are out of the question and then there's asymmetry. I use right handed scissors and computer mouse (just feels wrong using my left hand), but why I cut wrong handed is something I wish could be changed sometimes. Helps resist temptation though

Smurfmacaw
03-20-2016, 09:31 PM
Ya man, most single bevels are out of the question and then there's asymmetry. I use right handed scissors and computer mouse (just feels wrong using my left hand), but why I cut wrong handed is something I wish could be changed sometimes. Helps resist temptation though

Easy peasy, buy a knife like this and you'll have incentive to learn...then by golly you'll be ambi and the whole cutlery world is your oyster! My work is done here.

j22582536
03-22-2016, 05:09 PM
Got this 180mm kitaeji petty last week from Matteo and it finally arrived today~
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/8FA25DBF-BC15-462F-A609-2B88A9253DF1_zpsgf8se7fw.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/8FA25DBF-BC15-462F-A609-2B88A9253DF1_zpsgf8se7fw.jpg.html)

Here is my complete collection of Shigefusa kitaeji:biggrin:
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/EF80C2FD-239F-4577-8A4D-232879165ACB_zps5brfzy0m.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/EF80C2FD-239F-4577-8A4D-232879165ACB_zps5brfzy0m.jpg.html)

mikedtran
03-22-2016, 05:15 PM
:goodpost:

I think I just got a little bit flush from that photo :O

TheDispossessed
03-22-2016, 05:34 PM
Hey!
So glad it made it there safely! Sorry for the delay.
Enjoy!
Matteo

j22582536
03-22-2016, 05:45 PM
Hey!
So glad it made it there safely! Sorry for the delay.
Enjoy!
Matteo

It is definitely not your fault~ It just took a bit longer in Canada customs.

By the way the knife is so beautiful

aboynamedsuita
03-22-2016, 06:49 PM
Got this 180mm kitaeji petty last week from Matteo and it finally arrived today~
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/8FA25DBF-BC15-462F-A609-2B88A9253DF1_zpsgf8se7fw.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/8FA25DBF-BC15-462F-A609-2B88A9253DF1_zpsgf8se7fw.jpg.html)

Here is my complete collection of Shigefusa kitaeji:biggrin:
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/EF80C2FD-239F-4577-8A4D-232879165ACB_zps5brfzy0m.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/EF80C2FD-239F-4577-8A4D-232879165ACB_zps5brfzy0m.jpg.html)

:doublethumbsup:

Although I must say… that yo handled Suji kinda looks outta place, maybe you should sell it to mikedtran

mikedtran
03-22-2016, 08:18 PM
:doublethumbsup:

Although I must say… that yo handled Suji kinda looks outta place, maybe you should sell it to mikedtran

Us Shig-o-holics really like to jab* each other =)

j22582536
03-22-2016, 09:08 PM
Although I must say… that yo handled Suji kinda looks outta place, maybe you should sell it to mikedtran

I really hope that I have a 270mm kitaeji wa suji instead, but kitaeji suji is just too rare, so....you know....can't complain:cool2:


Us Shig-o-holics really like to jab* each other =)

Yeah, the shig addiction is unreal

Smurfmacaw
03-22-2016, 09:24 PM
:goodpost:

I think I just got a little bit flush from that photo :O

Heck, I got wood. I'm so jealous. That is such a cool knife. Dibs if you decide to sell it.

aboynamedsuita
03-22-2016, 10:41 PM
Us Shig-o-holics really like to jab* each other =)

Sorry but that joke wasn't very funny, I don't think you'd cut it as a comedian :groucho:

Seriously though what the hell do you do to buy all these shigs? I think I'm in the wrong line of work

Smurfmacaw
03-22-2016, 10:57 PM
I dunno, he lives in San Francisco....average house price there is like 30 billion dollars....

Chicagohawkie
03-23-2016, 12:20 AM
You left coasters have some pretty toys.

mc2442
03-23-2016, 01:26 AM
I dunno, he lives in San Francisco....average house price there is like 30 billion dollars....

I know that the bay area is in another world, but your listing of San Diego is not exactly cheap. Still my favorite city though.

chiffonodd
03-23-2016, 11:02 PM
Ended up going G Ginga 210 for new stainless laser. I love my 240 carbon but I'm downsizing and going stainless at the moment, due to space & time restraints. This is a wicked little knife. Like the profile, crazy thin (duh). Impeccable fit and finish. Balance point is a touch farther back than I was looking for but it's rather light. Height seems okay so far - but definitely would not recommend for someone with large hands.

http://i68.tinypic.com/6qznlw.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/rjl44y.jpg

Excited to get to know the fabled swedish stainless. And a pleasure to buy from JKI as always.

kevpenbanc
03-24-2016, 11:49 PM
Recently received my Nakiri from Mert, the 270 feather was received late last year and has been posted previously.
The handles are musk ox ferrule and end caps, dyed mammoth tooth and box elder burl with copper spacers.
The Nakiri is 236 from handle to end of the blade, the cutting length is 220, to the top of the curve, about 200ish to the start of the blade.
The knife is 65 tall.

With a 165 nakiri for comparison.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132130_zpstyhfrcqk.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132130_zpstyhfrcqk.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132208_zpsf0wlkvse.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132208_zpsf0wlkvse.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132224_zpsvztghs4t.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132224_zpsvztghs4t.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132252_zpsntzcdqam.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132252_zpsntzcdqam.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132312_zpsxkz9evqf.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132312_zpsxkz9evqf.jpg.html)

wellminded1
03-25-2016, 11:29 PM
31307 this speaks for itself I think. Possibly the closest thing to perfection I ever held. 270 Suji billipp.

jimbob
03-25-2016, 11:44 PM
umm more photos asap!

aboynamedsuita
03-26-2016, 02:10 AM
31307 this speaks for itself I think. Possibly the closest thing to perfection I ever held. 270 Suji billipp.

Nice to see some of the awesomeness up here in Canada :doublethumbsup:

Iggy
03-26-2016, 06:11 AM
Hi,

had it for 2-3 weeks now but it's still my newest knife buy. So... got an awesome 240 W2 Honyaki Standard grind Gyuto vom Cris Anderson (CJA Edged Art). Was lucky and had the chance to pick up a stock Gyuto from him. It was quite a spontanious decision, but I don't regret it... it's just a great cutter and just beautiful :O

Some pictures:

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9987_zps4vkhcysx.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9987_zps4vkhcysx.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9969_zpszzwgcmwi.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9969_zpszzwgcmwi.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9984_zpsy690r0ek.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9984_zpsy690r0ek.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9967_zpslvcpkpck.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9967_zpslvcpkpck.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9971_zpspqod2nm7.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9971_zpspqod2nm7.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9994_zpsmv7n0erf.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9994_zpsmv7n0erf.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/0006_zpswutxyiio.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/0006_zpswutxyiio.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN9990_zpsmuhgfntq.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN9990_zpsmuhgfntq.jpg.html)

Handle is stab. bog oak with nickel silver and nickel-copper-mokume spacer

Very comfortable in pinch grip and quite light and agile. Steel takes a great edge and holds it very well... even Food release is quite decent for such a laser-like knife. Highly recommended!!! :knife:

Also Cris is just a great guy to talk to and a real knife nerd, great customer service!

Cheeks1989
03-26-2016, 08:43 AM
Amazing knives guys! My two favorite makers Mert and Cris.

Badgertooth
03-26-2016, 06:56 PM
Recently received my Nakiri from Mert, the 270 feather was received late last year and has been posted previously.
The handles are musk ox ferrule and end caps, dyed mammoth tooth and box elder burl with copper spacers.
The Nakiri is 236 from handle to end of the blade, the cutting length is 220, to the top of the curve, about 200ish to the start of the blade.
The knife is 65 tall.

With a 165 nakiri for comparison.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132130_zpstyhfrcqk.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132130_zpstyhfrcqk.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132208_zpsf0wlkvse.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132208_zpsf0wlkvse.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132224_zpsvztghs4t.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132224_zpsvztghs4t.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132252_zpsntzcdqam.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132252_zpsntzcdqam.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132312_zpsxkz9evqf.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160325_132312_zpsxkz9evqf.jpg.html)

I feel like this deserves a little more love. Amazing mate. How exactly does a 220 Nakiri handle?

kevpenbanc
03-26-2016, 07:13 PM
I feel like this deserves a little more love. Amazing mate. How exactly does a 220 Nakiri handle?

I'm loving it, it's just what I hoped for when I ordered it.
The 165 is just too small.
My mother in law has a few cleavers which I find a bit unwieldy, plus no edge :(

Handles fine.
This, for me, is a very good size.
:)

Smurfmacaw
03-27-2016, 01:01 AM
Nice to see some of the awesomeness up here in Canada :doublethumbsup:

Pure poutine I'm telling ya.

aboynamedsuita
03-27-2016, 02:37 AM
Kato Damascus 210 wa-Gyuto

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Kato/6F4C993E-5846-48A6-AD88-7C724C600E6D_zpsb7kkmun4.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Kato/CFAE9575-B100-4BC5-B9A8-17FE3A637F1D_zpsuoxjaqjz.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Kato/D590163B-2062-4CD8-BF0B-5AEA2140F59B_zpsjfbrmlgi.jpg

47mm at the heel and 203mm long with burnt chestnut D-handle

spoiledbroth
03-27-2016, 02:43 AM
:o

aboynamedsuita
03-27-2016, 02:51 AM
I was surprised it lasted as long as it did, I actually had time to stop and think about it before pulling the trigger. Has a great in hand feel/weight, kind of like the smaller size too. Another pic:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Kato/554FBFDB-7105-440E-9856-DA7AB80D5BAC_zpsnqezisdf.jpg

MAS4T0
03-27-2016, 03:02 AM
I was surprised it lasted as long as it did, I actually had time to stop and think about it before pulling the trigger. Has a great in hand feel/weight, kind of like the smaller size too. Another pic:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/Kato/554FBFDB-7105-440E-9856-DA7AB80D5BAC_zpsnqezisdf.jpg

That looks AWESOME!

Have you used it? If so, how does the grind work for a lefty?

I committed a long time ago to not go for anything asymmetric which is not specifically ground for a lefty, but your latest score has got me wanting to join the hunt for a damascus Kato.

mikedtran
03-27-2016, 03:30 AM
Tanner, great looking blade! And that Kato has much more machi than I'm use to seeing, though I like it.

I'm jealous, I attempted to order a Damascus Kato and what I've heard form the vendor is that Kato-san is having some back pain and is putting the Damascus Katos on indefinite hold (maybe just on for non-vendor orders?). I did place a couple standard Kato orders to ease my pain.

Anxiously awaiting Smurf's comparison of a standard Kato and standard Damascus Kato.

MAS4T0
03-27-2016, 03:34 AM
Tanner, great looking blade! And that Kato has much more machi than I'm use to seeing, though I like it.

I'm jealous, I attempted to order a Damascus Kato and what I've heard form the vendor is that Kato-san is having some back pain and is putting the Damascus Katos on indefinite hold (maybe just on for non-vendor orders?). I did place a couple standard Kato orders to ease my pain.

Anxiously awaiting Smurf's comparison of a standard Kato and standard Damascus Kato.

Mike,

Do you mean you placed custom orders? Could you please share details of how and through whom?

aboynamedsuita
03-27-2016, 01:25 PM
That looks AWESOME!

Have you used it? If so, how does the grind work for a lefty?

I committed a long time ago to not go for anything asymmetric which is not specifically ground for a lefty, but your latest score has got me wanting to join the hunt for a damascus Kato.
Thanks! I haven't used yet as I initially got for the collection, but am on the fence about actually incorporating it into the working knives.

When I look at the spine, (assuming the core is centred) you can see the cladding is much thinner on the left side so that asymmetry is noticeable, how it translates into performance for a lefty… not sure yet. I know there are a couple fellow leftys (I believe The Dispossessed, labor of love, ?) who've used katos and haven't complained about problems.



Tanner, great looking blade! And that Kato has much more machi than I'm use to seeing, though I like it.

I'm jealous, I attempted to order a Damascus Kato and what I've heard form the vendor is that Kato-san is having some back pain and is putting the Damascus Katos on indefinite hold (maybe just on for non-vendor orders?). I did place a couple standard Kato orders to ease my pain.

Anxiously awaiting Smurf's comparison of a standard Kato and standard Damascus Kato.
Thanks Mike, the machi is perhaps due to the size of the tang, if it gets a custom handle it would be installed flush

Smurfmacaw
03-27-2016, 02:09 PM
Due to the asymmetric grind, those damascus Kato's have been known to explode into razor sharp shards if used by wrong handed people...I can help you out with the Kato lol.

TheDispossessed
03-27-2016, 02:22 PM
i'm left handed and have used 5 katos with no issue whatsoever.
Due to the asymmetric grind, those damascus Kato's have been known to explode into razor sharp shards if used by wrong handed people...I can help you out with the Kato lol.

mikedtran
03-27-2016, 02:24 PM
i'm left handed and have used 5 katos with no issue whatsoever.

Don't let the cat out of the bag, enough people looking for Katos already. Don't want all the lefties also. jk jk :biggrin:

aboynamedsuita
03-27-2016, 02:46 PM
Don't let the cat out of the bag, enough people looking for Katos already. Don't want all the lefties also. jk jk :biggrin:

Hey you're the one who constantly mentions the top secret source, should keep that on the down low ;-)

Cheeks1989
03-28-2016, 03:03 PM
195mm konosuke mioroshi deba.
http://i.imgur.com/OFEZ3Hk.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6bFz6il.jpg

lifeis11
03-28-2016, 07:45 PM
First of Ian's Western Gyuto's .... absolutely beautiful ... Thanks Ian! Pick alone and then with the it's extended Haburn Family of Bunka's ... Ian's "evolution" is amazing but the blade work has always been phenomenal ...

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/c9f53d87-3a62-4aa7-a188-36e1d738eff9_zpsxh73pprv.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/c9f53d87-3a62-4aa7-a188-36e1d738eff9_zpsxh73pprv.jpg.html)

Family photo;

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/IMG_1372_zpsx0odytxe.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/IMG_1372_zpsx0odytxe.jpg.html)

oh man so YOU'RE the one!!!!

I have been longingly looking at that one on Ian's site for weeks. congrats!

schanop
03-28-2016, 09:13 PM
That's a nice size mioroshi for small jobs :-)


195mm konosuke mioroshi deba.
http://i.imgur.com/OFEZ3Hk.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6bFz6il.jpg

Smurfmacaw
03-28-2016, 09:42 PM
i'm left handed and have used 5 katos with no issue whatsoever.

The damascus ones? They are the ones that explode and maim their southpaw users. If so you are one very luck hombre! :groucho:

Dardeau
03-28-2016, 09:51 PM
I like that mioroshi, what do you have planned for it?

aboynamedsuita
03-28-2016, 09:56 PM
The damascus ones? They are the ones that explode and maim their southpaw users. If so you are one very luck hombre! :groucho:

:shocked3: yikes, I better sell my Damascus Kato :running:

Smurfmacaw
03-28-2016, 10:28 PM
:shocked3: yikes, I better sell my Damascus Kato :running:
Your life depends on it!!!! Seriously... lol

mikedtran
03-29-2016, 01:40 AM
Had this for a couple weeks now but has to be my favorite purchase in a long time.

Bonus points for anyone who knows who the maker is / can guess who it is =D

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

j22582536
03-29-2016, 01:54 AM
Had this for a couple weeks now but has to be my favorite purchase in a long time.

Bonus points for anyone who knows who the maker is / can guess who it is =D

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

isn't it Hattori?

mikedtran
03-29-2016, 01:57 AM
isn't it Hattori?

Nailed it! Hattori Cowry-X Higonokami

Badgertooth
03-29-2016, 02:36 AM
Had this for a couple weeks now but has to be my favorite purchase in a long time.

Bonus points for anyone who knows who the maker is / can guess who it is =D

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

Killer! Got my first higonokami a few days ago and they are super cool

jklip13
03-29-2016, 09:58 AM
After trying and selling my first Kato, I'm gonna give it another shot, this time a Migaki 210mm Gyuto
http://s11.postimg.org/vqulj0n5f/IMG_0250.jpg

TheDispossessed
03-29-2016, 10:09 AM
It's been a hard road converting JKlip here from laser worship...I'm doing my best.
After trying and selling my first Kato, I'm gonna give it another shot, this time a Migaki 210mm Gyuto
http://s11.postimg.org/vqulj0n5f/IMG_0250.jpg

jklip13
03-29-2016, 11:40 AM
It's been a hard road converting JKlip here from laser worship...I'm doing my best.

I'm still not sure its 100% my thing, but the front 2/3 of this knife are a laser, no need to convert me

mr drinky
03-29-2016, 03:03 PM
I don't buy many knives these days, but an auction for a Don Nguyen knife to help support his race car building team at ASU brought me out of my shell.

31336