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YG420
04-15-2016, 10:33 PM
Looks nice! That Kato! ;-)
I'll post my part of the deal once i get it from post office!
Hope it gets to you soon bro!

YG420
04-15-2016, 10:37 PM
You're not the only one :nunchucks:


I saw the 210 Damascus this am as well, but went for the Kikuryu since I already have one. I'll definitely post the Kikuryu once it arrives, I think on the JNS main page it's in one of the banner pics that scrolls across the top.


The Kikuryu Yanagi… hate to see the price tag for a lefty version.

Saw the 210 as well but Im looking for the 240. IDk, maybe Maksim has more coming since he just visited Kato, but i really want coilovers for my car lol. Decisions decisions....

F-Flash
04-16-2016, 04:56 AM
Ok here is my first Shig. 240 (245 really) gyuto. 210g and 47mm tall. Seems wicked thin just behind the edge.

http://s23.postimg.org/8irocx0eh/DSC_4239.jpg
http://s22.postimg.org/tg4ur4dkf/DSC_4234.jpg

Thanks YG420 for everything!

F-Flash
04-16-2016, 05:08 AM
Comparison with toyama and masamoto KS
http://s9.postimg.org/eeu3nd1l9/DSC_4240.jpg

YG420
04-16-2016, 05:09 AM
Ok here is my first Shig. 240 (245 really) gyuto. 210g and 47mm tall. Seems wicked thin just behind the edge.

http://s23.postimg.org/8irocx0eh/DSC_4239.jpg
http://s22.postimg.org/tg4ur4dkf/DSC_4234.jpg

Thanks YG420 for everything!

You bet! Glad you like it! btw, the pics arent showing up

F-Flash
04-16-2016, 05:32 AM
http://i66.tinypic.com/23vjiu1.jpg

YG420
04-16-2016, 06:09 AM
http://i66.tinypic.com/23vjiu1.jpg

Nice trio right there! Love the KS!

Smurfmacaw
04-16-2016, 10:38 AM
Nice! I really like the kikuryu. What kind of 240 kato gyuto did Maksim have available today? I managed to snag the yanagiba though.

Haha, you were one microsecond ahead of me on the yanagiba!

aboynamedsuita
04-16-2016, 01:16 PM
The Kato single bevels look awesome IMO with all the kanji on them:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/11809964_1744352205808295_1595137200_n.jpg

Smurfmacaw
04-16-2016, 01:25 PM
The Kato single bevels look awesome IMO with all the kanji on them:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/11809964_1744352205808295_1595137200_n.jpg

Holy crap! Nice set!!!

aboynamedsuita
04-16-2016, 01:28 PM
Holy crap! Nice set!!!

Those are from James' (from K&S) IG page. It is quite the trio of yanagi, sakimaru takobiki and kensaki yanagi.

j22582536
04-16-2016, 03:30 PM
The Kato single bevels look awesome IMO with all the kanji on them:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/11809964_1744352205808295_1595137200_n.jpg

I believe these knives are owned by the same person who has a hole bunch of Kitaejis
http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/mw1024/005Kpnspjw1f14n7v5v2lj30uy0kugqw.jpg

alterwisser
04-16-2016, 04:37 PM
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31531


Tilman Leder 240 Gyuto in Niolox, 70/30 grind, right rather convex, left pretty flat... Hand finished at 800grit ... Handle is Cocobolo and blonde water buffalo horn. 62 HRC

Rochedo
04-16-2016, 04:51 PM
Hi guys. I'm new here. I'm Luís, from Portugal. I'm a culinary student and bought a week ago this Carbonext 24cm to improve my knife Arsenal. A proper knife finally. Really happy with it.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/y95vg3xs6jfpzko/AAB_haavuuTNMA4O5aJ9gqbza
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/skbhf94c7a417vm/AADbJILPnHJk972OnNXHlOfta

DamageInc
04-16-2016, 06:11 PM
Hi guys. I'm new here. I'm Luís, from Portugal. I'm a culinary student and bought a week ago this Carbonext 24cm to improve my knife Arsenal. A proper knife finally. Really happy with it.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/y95vg3xs6jfpzko/AAB_haavuuTNMA4O5aJ9gqbza
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/skbhf94c7a417vm/AADbJILPnHJk972OnNXHlOfta

Let me help you out.

http://gabeazo.com/images/ff73a34ae93dccea140d.png

http://gabeazo.com/images/ef855f9dcd646787fbcd.png

YG420
04-16-2016, 09:16 PM
Haha, you were one microsecond ahead of me on the yanagiba!
I also wanted to get the deba, but woke up 47 min late...was that you? lol

YG420
04-16-2016, 09:16 PM
I believe these knives are owned by the same person who has a hole bunch of Kitaejis
http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/mw1024/005Kpnspjw1f14n7v5v2lj30uy0kugqw.jpg

What a collection!

YG420
04-16-2016, 09:17 PM
The Kato single bevels look awesome IMO with all the kanji on them:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/11809964_1744352205808295_1595137200_n.jpg
Agreed!! I also like the kanji on the tang

spoiledbroth
04-17-2016, 01:24 AM
wait tanner are those katos YOURS????

ynot1985
04-17-2016, 01:35 AM
Agreed!! I also like the kanji on the tang

The Kanji on the tang based on the photo maksim posted is the production date

spoiledbroth
04-17-2016, 02:10 AM
whoops my drinks got the best of me there with that last post.

kevpenbanc
04-17-2016, 03:08 AM
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_170015_zpsp8xprxfj.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_170015_zpsp8xprxfj.jpg.html)

Dalman 240.
Handle is Bog Oak, Ash and bronze spacer.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165831_zpsjzceki13.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165831_zpsjzceki13.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165854_zpsotnph9wv.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165854_zpsotnph9wv.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165914_zpsimyapqkp.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165914_zpsimyapqkp.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165958_zpswtcusryr.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160413_165958_zpswtcusryr.jpg.html)

Badgertooth
04-17-2016, 03:36 AM
I've paid my dues on IG with this bad boy but it's still nice to see Kev.

kevpenbanc
04-17-2016, 04:10 AM
Tristone 260 niolox.
Handle is dyed buckeye and dimpled nickle silver spacers.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175518_zpsokvvhpe6.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175518_zpsokvvhpe6.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175622_zps9mrpqp6r.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175622_zps9mrpqp6r.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_180345_zpse4b6ngc1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_180345_zpse4b6ngc1.jpg.html)

Jacob_x
04-17-2016, 07:53 AM
I was lucky enough to pick up the Marko Nakiri on bst a month back, my first experience with both 52100 and Marko's work. Safe to say I'm suitably impressed by both. The knife feels lighter and more nimble in the hand than I expected, has a lovely grind with slight concavity on the upper half of the blade, and the steel feels great on the stones, comparing well to the Hitachi carbon steels that make up most of my knife roll.

I also received last week an absolute beast of a knife, a NOS (1950s) K-sab 37cm carbon bullnosed butchers / scimitar! She looks more suited to dismembering foes than anything in the kitchen, but she'll come in handy breaking down forequarters in the butchery :-D
Love the first streaks of patina from raw meat too! Having some probs with photobucket, trying to get some pics up, will do so if/when successful.

Lastly on the way I have a 180 pro petty from Watanabe, with reactive kasumi rather than the stock stainless kurouchi finish, and keyaki handle. My new 'line' knife I believe you would say over your side of the water. This will be my 3rd package from Shinichi, and every time he is an absolute joy to work with. Can't wait!

Splurge definitely over for a little while!

Jacob_x
04-17-2016, 07:57 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0096_zps7p4hvjlr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0096_zps7p4hvjlr.jpg.html)

Working?

Jacob_x
04-17-2016, 07:58 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160407-WA0000_zpsdipj3y7l.jpeg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160407-WA0000_zpsdipj3y7l.jpeg.html)

V1P
04-17-2016, 07:59 AM
Very nice knife, Kev. This proves that the Aussies are not just about Shigefusas [emoji16]

rami_m
04-17-2016, 08:00 AM
Tristone 260 niolox.
Handle is dyed buckeye and dimpled nickle silver spacers.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175518_zpsokvvhpe6.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175518_zpsokvvhpe6.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175622_zps9mrpqp6r.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_175622_zps9mrpqp6r.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_180345_zpse4b6ngc1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160415_180345_zpse4b6ngc1.jpg.html)

Nice, have been looking at that on Instagram

rami_m
04-17-2016, 08:02 AM
I was lucky enough to pick up the Marko Nakiri on bst a month back, my first experience with both 52100 and Marko's work. Safe to say I'm suitably impressed by both. The knife feels lighter and more nimble in the hand than I expected, has a lovely grind with slight concavity on the upper half of the blade, and the steel feels great on the stones, comparing well to the Hitachi carbon steels that make up most of my knife roll.

I also received last week an absolute beast of a knife, a NOS (1950s) K-sab 37cm carbon bullnosed butchers / scimitar! She looks more suited to dismembering foes than anything in the kitchen, but she'll come in handy breaking down forequarters in the butchery :-D
Love the first streaks of patina from raw meat too! Having some probs with photobucket, trying to get some pics up, will do so if/when successful.

Lastly on the way I have a 180 pro petty from Watanabe, with reactive kasumi rather than the stock stainless kurouchi finish, and keyaki handle. My new 'line' knife I believe you would say over your side of the water. This will be my 3rd package from Shinichi, and every time he is an absolute joy to work with. Can't wait!

Splurge definitely over for a little while!


Glad your enjoying that Nakiri.

TheDispossessed
04-18-2016, 01:30 PM
The Kindness of Strangers, Part Two.

Just received in a trade w a long standing forum member, Gesshin Hide Blue #2 240 in Ichii. A run from way back in '12 I'm guessing.

http://s4.postimg.org/ukonskxx9/Full_Size_Render.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

http://s3.postimg.org/in0zoh8w3/Full_Size_Render_1.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

lifeis11
04-18-2016, 06:02 PM
Dalman 240.
Handle is Bog Oak, Ash and bronze spacer.


i saw pics of this guy over on the other site, and basically asked Robin for one just like it. kudos~

kevpenbanc
04-18-2016, 06:18 PM
i saw pics of this guy over on the other site, and basically asked Robin for one just like it. kudos~

Whilst there was a discussion between Robin and myself about the handle, this was all Robins suggestion. I did suggest a copper/bronze spacer :)
I'm very glad I went with him on this, absolutely love it.

You'll be very happy with it too.

aboynamedsuita
04-18-2016, 06:30 PM
The Kindness of Strangers, Part Two.

Just received in a trade w a long standing forum member, Gesshin Hide Blue #2 240 in Ichii. A run from way back in '12 I'm guessing.

I was wondering what part 2 was going to be...

lifeis11
04-18-2016, 10:10 PM
Courtesy of toddnmd:

Georgia -> Cambodia -> California

Bloodroot 6.5" petty from reclaimed disc harrow, chokecherry wood, stainless steel pins

https://i.imgur.com/XRwUfGV.jpg

Dardeau
04-18-2016, 10:33 PM
That Hide is looking good. I've wanted to try one of those for years.

YG420
04-18-2016, 10:35 PM
Courtesy of toddnmd:

Georgia -> Cambodia -> California

Bloodroot 6.5" petty from reclaimed disc harrow, chokecherry wood, stainless steel pins

https://i.imgur.com/XRwUfGV.jpg

Nice! Been wanting to try out some bloodroot knives but always strike out when the emails come out.

lifeis11
04-18-2016, 10:41 PM
Nice! Been wanting to try out some bloodroot knives but always strike out when the emails come out.

I haven't hit one yet either, sadly. Todd was kind enough to pass this one my way once he decided it wasn't a 'must keep.'

kevpenbanc
04-19-2016, 06:37 AM
Syousin Suminagashi 240 R2 from Knives & Stones.
Tall blade at 58 mm.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160414_221554_zpsfmmc1zsg.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160414_221554_zpsfmmc1zsg.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160414_221409_zpsbvjyhhrx.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160414_221409_zpsbvjyhhrx.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160414_221312_zpspan7x6qb.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160414_221312_zpspan7x6qb.jpg.html)

TheDispossessed
04-19-2016, 07:47 AM
Early impressions are very good, might be one of the best knives I've used and I've had more than a handful of Katos and shigs.
That Hide is looking good. I've wanted to try one of those for years.

Mucho Bocho
04-19-2016, 10:21 AM
I haven't posted here in a while. My newest knife needs no introduction. Just want to say thank you to Len for selling it to me and for Maxim for brining such an impressive knife into existence. I'm usually a stainless laser kinda guy but now i've added my second carbon, and dam proud of it. Here it is after a 220/400/800 polish.

31548

31549

31550

Mute-on
04-19-2016, 06:46 PM
Nice wall art ;)

Jacob_x
04-20-2016, 10:13 AM
Hide looks very nice indeed. Also really like that bloodroot - have been watching that boning on the bst, really hoping it goes soon for my own sake...
Watanabe arrived :biggrin:
Sorry about phone pics and lighting, just about caught the nice kasumi haze where the cladding meets the corehttp://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0103_zpsn1wnqtt9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0103_zpsn1wnqtt9.jpg.html)http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0102_zps60brtnb1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0102_zps60brtnb1.jpg.html)

TheDispossessed
04-20-2016, 10:27 AM
Keyaki Handle? Looks great.

Hide looks very nice indeed. Also really like that bloodroot - have been watching that boning on the bst, really hoping it goes soon for my own sake...
Watanabe arrived :biggrin:
Sorry about phone pics and lighting, just about caught the nice kasumi haze where the cladding meets the corehttp://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0103_zpsn1wnqtt9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0103_zpsn1wnqtt9.jpg.html)http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0102_zps60brtnb1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0102_zps60brtnb1.jpg.html)

easy13
04-20-2016, 11:16 AM
Yeah man, that Wat looks sick

DamageInc
04-20-2016, 11:46 AM
I thought it was a Toyama until I looked closer at the kanji.

Jacob_x
04-20-2016, 12:27 PM
Yeah keyaki handle - 6000 jpy extra but really don't like the plastic ferrule on the chestnut ones he offers. Nicely made, wood has a nice tone to it, and pleasing grain, but is a touch expensive. Looks great on the knife though, am very happy with it. Looking forward to work tomorrow now!

mikedtran
04-20-2016, 12:29 PM
Yeah keyaki handle - 6000 jpy extra but really don't like the plastic ferrule on the chestnut ones he offers. Nicely made, wood has a nice tone to it, and pleasing grain, but is a touch expensive. Looks great on the knife though, am very happy with it. Looking forward to work tomorrow now!

I'd say the $55 isn't bad for a handle + installation. Especially with the drought of wa-handles happening in Japan right now. Definitely looks good =)

TheDispossessed
04-20-2016, 12:44 PM
Just the photo or is this a shorter watanabe?

Jacob_x
04-20-2016, 01:17 PM
To be fair you're right Mike, it's not that expensive. Will opt for keyaki on any future Watanabe I would think.
Not just the photo, it's a 180 petty. Been after something in this length, and this seems just the size I was after. Taller than I was expecting, which is a bonus actually. And thinner too, as whilst I haven't seen his gyutos before I understand they are on the thicker side.

Timthebeaver
04-20-2016, 02:35 PM
Honestly refreshing to see something from one of the "old guard" on these pages instead of the hype-machine knives.

Watanabe makes a top drawer knife, pure performance. And that one looks awesome. Making me want another blade from Shinichi.

bkultra
04-20-2016, 02:42 PM
I keep telling myself that my next knife will be a Watanabe and somehow I always get swayed into something else. It's funny because my Masamoto is favorite gyuto and it to has fallen out of the limelight much like Watanabe. I will make a conscious effort to change that.

Timthebeaver
04-20-2016, 02:43 PM
Masamoto KS hype has tended to be cyclical...

Also, yes that Honyaki looks decent ;)

Chuckles
04-20-2016, 09:18 PM
That Watanabe looks really nice.

panda
04-20-2016, 09:52 PM
had a 270 wat and i swear that thing was a cleaver with a tip, monster of a knife. that 180 petty looks like a narrow gyuto a la sasanoha takedas.

it's good that ks stays out of limelight, only those who can appreciate how great of a knife it is should own one anyway. on that note, toyama seems to be the latest hype machine. but if it is pretty much replica watanabe, at least it's a good knife!

Badgertooth
04-20-2016, 11:47 PM
I may be guilty of some of that Toyama hyperbole but let's hope that it shines the right light and recognition on Watanabe's work. I have both and they are worthy of every bit of praise they receive.

easy13
04-21-2016, 12:41 AM
Someone have the balls or too many drinks & pull the trigger on one of those Bread Swords

krx927
04-21-2016, 05:50 AM
had a 270 wat and i swear that thing was a cleaver with a tip, monster of a knife.

I had the same expression when I received my 240. Not about cleaver but monster of a knife! At first was was amazed and the knife seamed a bit to large. Now I just love it.
And what an incredible cutter!

KitchenCommander
04-21-2016, 08:59 AM
Ok, so this knife is not "new", but I did just give it a new handle. Makes is look and feel like a whole different knife. These OEM knives have smaller than normal handles, so this one was needing something a little more hand filling. The balance did shift slightly toward the handle, and is now right on the bolster, but that's alright with me. It feels really light in the hand now.

Artisan 210 Gyuto with stabilized Afzelia Lay and black G10 liners. Also with freshly rounded spine and choil!
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/BladeCommander/BFDD2BCA-DF1B-4850-B05B-124C0A7DF945_zpskk7lbz1a.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/BladeCommander/media/BFDD2BCA-DF1B-4850-B05B-124C0A7DF945_zpskk7lbz1a.jpg.html)
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/BladeCommander/BE80B3B7-765A-4BAA-96C4-8514192DDD54_zps2vajy5ai.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/BladeCommander/media/BE80B3B7-765A-4BAA-96C4-8514192DDD54_zps2vajy5ai.jpg.html)
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/BladeCommander/62312927-26B9-45DE-ACD5-3FF9D2267A69_zpsnvpizhps.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/BladeCommander/media/62312927-26B9-45DE-ACD5-3FF9D2267A69_zpsnvpizhps.jpg.html)

Smurfmacaw
04-21-2016, 09:27 AM
Someone have the balls or too many drinks & pull the trigger on one of those Bread Swords

Don't tempt me!

Aphex
04-21-2016, 09:42 AM
Not a knife this time, just a few choice blocks of wood I've collected for future projects.

http://i.imgur.com/2YFDEzL.jpg

Jacob_x
04-21-2016, 11:05 AM
As requested, choil pic and some rough specs of Watanabe
Length 180
Height at heel 38
Width at heel 2.8
Width at half 1.8
Gets down to about 1mm about an inch from tip.
Wonky choil shot at work, but very flat on backside, real nice grind do far.
And the keyaki handle had grown on me loads, little stunner :doublethumbsup:
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah59/Jacob_rx/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0107_zpsllgkhdyf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_rx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0107_zpsllgkhdyf.jpg.html)

TheDispossessed
04-21-2016, 11:47 AM
180 wa petty is one of my favorite knives. 38mm is a super generous height too, normally they run closer to 33.

fujiyama
04-21-2016, 01:48 PM
Not a knife this time, just a few choice blocks of wood I've collected for future projects.

Nice wood :evilgrin:

-HaT-
04-21-2016, 02:55 PM
Since apparently I am in the trend, here is my birthday present, received few days ago (actually the present is the handle, I ordered the blade) :

180mm Watanabe honyaki petty mirror polished (and his little brother, 120mm Watanabe petty).

http://s31.postimg.org/fr1z9pcor/IMG_0891.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/nhdcsl4e3/IMG_0892.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/xyytalfuj/IMG_0895.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/nmcioimbf/IMG_0896.jpg

And also, my g/f birthday knife (only way I found to buy one more knife in 2016 : it's not mine, even though it's home!) : Tojiro Zen Black bread knife, with dyed buckeye burl handle and Mother-of-Pearl spacer and endcap.
http://s31.postimg.org/iz6gmqyyj/IMG_0897.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/ejsmv8by3/IMG_0898.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/wwxtjjbsr/IMG_0899.jpg

Apologies for the poor iphone pictures, didn't want to get the reflex and tripod out, but I will do a group shot at some point with proper gear and lighting!

Cheers!

YG420
04-21-2016, 03:04 PM
Since apparently I am in the trend, here is my birthday present, received few days ago (actually the present is the handle, I ordered the blade) :

180mm Watanabe honyaki petty mirror polished (and his little brother, 120mm Watanabe petty).

http://s31.postimg.org/fr1z9pcor/IMG_0891.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/nhdcsl4e3/IMG_0892.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/xyytalfuj/IMG_0895.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/nmcioimbf/IMG_0896.jpg

And also, my g/f birthday knife (only way I found to buy one more knife in 2016 : it's not mine, even though it's home!) : Tojiro Zen Black bread knife, with dyed buckeye burl handle and Mother-of-Pearl spacer and endcap.
http://s31.postimg.org/iz6gmqyyj/IMG_0897.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/ejsmv8by3/IMG_0898.jpg
http://s31.postimg.org/wwxtjjbsr/IMG_0899.jpg

Apologies for the poor iphone pictures, didn't want to get the reflex and tripod out, but I will do a group shot at some point with proper gear and lighting!

Cheers!
Beautiful! Who did the handles?

Godslayer
04-21-2016, 03:09 PM
That bread knife though

-HaT-
04-21-2016, 03:19 PM
Dunno if I can actually give the name as he is not a forum supporter, if I can't please someone delete the message :)

He's called Carter Hopkins, did the handles and the saya, and did an amazing job imho.

mikedtran
04-21-2016, 03:22 PM
Dunno if I can actually give the name as he is not a forum supporter, if I can't please someone delete the message :)

He's called Carter Hopkins, did the handles and the saya, and did an amazing job imho.

They look great, Carter does good stuff and it is totally ok to talk about none forum supporting makers. They just can't post =p (I think)

-HaT-
04-21-2016, 03:25 PM
They look great, Carter does good stuff and it is totally ok to talk about none forum supporting makers. They just can't post =p (I think)

Perfect thanks :)

Wanted to add that I ordered the petties to Shinichi after putting up a thread to get the forum's advice, and I'm really not disappointed!
Plus, as mentionned by someone else before, the petty is way thinner than the gyutos he makes!

YG420
04-21-2016, 03:26 PM
Dunno if I can actually give the name as he is not a forum supporter, if I can't please someone delete the message :)

He's called Carter Hopkins, did the handles and the saya, and did an amazing job imho.

Nice! I actually have a couple knives at his place right now!

lifeis11
04-21-2016, 05:11 PM
That bread knife though

yeah, wow, that bread knife...

aboynamedsuita
04-21-2016, 06:53 PM
180mm Watanabe honyaki petty mirror polished
http://s31.postimg.org/fr1z9pcor/IMG_0891.jpg


Perfect thanks :)

Wanted to add that I ordered the petties to Shinichi after putting up a thread to get the forum's advice, and I'm really not disappointed!
Plus, as mentionned by someone else before, the petty is way thinner than the gyutos he makes!

It looks great! Did you have the grind marks on the underside of the tang and choil polished out? I'm still waiting for my handle for my 150 version of same

lifeis11
04-22-2016, 02:27 AM
this guy made it to my house about a week back, but I am just getting around to sharing:

270mm 1095 honyaki in birdseye red gum and marble horn & matching saya

http://i.imgur.com/uk8694v.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/raxWE9o.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bQnbdkA.jpg

Badgertooth
04-22-2016, 06:23 AM
Spectacularly cruddy photos, apologies in advance.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/FA87977A-F4F1-4F5D-8084-43DB67C78DFB_zpsmjqlnzdv.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FA87977A-F4F1-4F5D-8084-43DB67C78DFB_zpsmjqlnzdv.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/D6616A62-A140-4E13-A7F7-ACE44B0EED87_zpsinbmctk9.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D6616A62-A140-4E13-A7F7-ACE44B0EED87_zpsinbmctk9.jpg.html)

Kato 240 workhorse with custom handle and refinishing work by Greg of wabocho in the UK.

mark76
04-22-2016, 08:38 AM
I bet you'll enjoy that one, Badgertooth!

YG420
04-22-2016, 03:21 PM
Spectacularly cruddy photos, apologies in advance.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/FA87977A-F4F1-4F5D-8084-43DB67C78DFB_zpsmjqlnzdv.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FA87977A-F4F1-4F5D-8084-43DB67C78DFB_zpsmjqlnzdv.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/D6616A62-A140-4E13-A7F7-ACE44B0EED87_zpsinbmctk9.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D6616A62-A140-4E13-A7F7-ACE44B0EED87_zpsinbmctk9.jpg.html)

Kato 240 workhorse with custom handle and refinishing work by Greg of wabocho in the UK.

Nice! Did you put the finish on the knife?

YG420
04-22-2016, 03:28 PM
Kato 300 Yanagiba. Wondering if anyone knows why the top of the backside of all my single bevels have this kinda matte finish portion (3rd pic, lower right side) and whats it called? Its like a streak across the top. Im sure its there deliberately, just curious.
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/D6EC886B-9546-496F-AA73-91EF72F409A0_zpsvnvfuonm.jpg
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/6C0C7726-E74A-494A-B809-CACCFAC9F2DB_zpszzmjfb5c.jpg
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/969D9436-2FEF-40D7-82C8-6A308589EAFB_zps6i0hro9x.jpg

Munetoshi 170 Butcher. Its my understanding that this is the same maker as Itinomon? Can anyone confirm?
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/2D877CCA-EFAF-4DFA-AB64-3D53BE2E13B3_zpsskj72mkm.jpg
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/B94168DF-D926-4B96-B57B-C93376729E68_zpsekzl86ed.jpg
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/5919BE71-A252-42C3-B069-8DC800450943_zpsy0jg1ttp.jpg

aboynamedsuita
04-22-2016, 03:59 PM
Kato 300 Yanagiba. Wondering if anyone knows why the top of the backside of all my single bevels have this kinda matte finish portion (3rd pic, lower right side) and whats it called? Its like a streak across the top. Im sure its there deliberately, just curious.

Munetoshi 170 Butcher. Its my understanding that this is the same maker as Itinomon? Can anyone confirm?

Nice knives! I love the look of the Kato.

Not sure of the name but that is the jigane/cladding (think of a. Extension of the softer tang versus hagane). I don't have it on my honyaki kensaki Yanagi.

I also understand that the butcher knives are the same. Was itinomonn the JNS branding whereas Munetoshi is the maker himself? Yours looks identical to my itinomonn but with different (and more) kanji.

TheDispossessed
04-22-2016, 04:16 PM
The munetoshi smith made the itinomon butcher, says it on JNS bio of munetoshi

YG420
04-22-2016, 04:17 PM
Nice knives! I love the look of the Kato.

Not sure of the name but that is the jigane/cladding (think of a. Extension of the softer tang versus hagane). I don't have it on my honyaki kensaki Yanagi.

I also understand that the butcher knives are the same. Was itinomonn the JNS branding whereas Munetoshi is the maker himself? Yours looks identical to my itinomonn but with different (and more) kanji.

Thanks for clearing that up for me! Did you get your kikuryu yet?

mikedtran
04-22-2016, 04:24 PM
The area on the backside from my understanding is because that area is not ground down as much, I'm not sure if it has function though. Every maker has their own design or shape they like to apply to that area.

aboynamedsuita
04-22-2016, 04:35 PM
Thanks for clearing that up for me! Did you get your kikuryu yet?
Yep, picked it up from DHL this AM :D. Will be posting shortly.



The area on the backside from my understanding is because that area is not ground down as much, I'm not sure if it has function though. Every maker has their own design or shape they like to apply to that area.

By ground down are you referring to the concave part (usually has the shiny perimeter from sharpening the backside) or up towards the tang? I'm no expert but I'm quite certain that is just the jigane without the hagane. My SB Watanabe is Damascus on this part similar to the the face side of the knife, in a straight-ish line similar to YG's Kato. This beauty from Tosho almost has a waviness making it look like a Hamon:

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mikedtran
04-22-2016, 04:52 PM
The wavy part on that blade from Tosho is higher than the rest of the concave face, hence why it is soft steel cladding (jigane) instead of the core steel (hagane). I believe it is done mostly for form rather than function. The one thing I can see is it would make the thinnest area (the emoto) stronger.

Badgertooth
04-22-2016, 05:41 PM
Nice! Did you put the finish on the knife?

Yeah it had a few friction scuffs from the saya but the vertical lines had been changed to horizontals by Greg at wabocho. I'm still going to get it purdier

Better light and better camera and better frame of mind after I put my edge on it.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/7DBF19A4-E5D8-4DE3-85E4-57A8D9CFADC5_zps6z8n5yvq.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/7DBF19A4-E5D8-4DE3-85E4-57A8D9CFADC5_zps6z8n5yvq.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/E966AE0D-CE5F-430C-BEB6-33215AD34788_zpsnqgbdeia.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E966AE0D-CE5F-430C-BEB6-33215AD34788_zpsnqgbdeia.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/B9731ED6-1609-4D39-A121-D26355427F78_zps5r3bqsxc.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/B9731ED6-1609-4D39-A121-D26355427F78_zps5r3bqsxc.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/1BD7034E-DBFD-480A-A45F-70BB9A42FF55_zpsygjbwm6y.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1BD7034E-DBFD-480A-A45F-70BB9A42FF55_zpsygjbwm6y.jpg.html)

Badgertooth
04-22-2016, 05:45 PM
Kato 300 Yanagiba. Wondering if anyone knows why the top of the backside of all my single bevels have this kinda matte finish portion (3rd pic, lower right side) and whats it called? Its like a streak across the top. Im sure its there deliberately, just curious.


Munetoshi 170 Butcher. Its my understanding that this is the same maker as Itinomon? Can anyone confirm?


I love these. I tried tunnel boning a leg of lamb with something barely fit for purpose the other day. With hilarious results.

And Kato has reignited an interest in yanagibas that more or less had reached its conclusion with a Doi.

YG420
04-22-2016, 06:00 PM
Yep, picked it up from DHL this AM :D. Will be posting shortly.




By ground down are you referring to the concave part (usually has the shiny perimeter from sharpening the backside) or up towards the tang? I'm no expert but I'm quite certain that is just the jigane without the hagane. My SB Watanabe is Damascus on this part similar to the the face side of the knife, in a straight-ish line similar to YG's Kato. This beauty from Tosho almost has a waviness making it look like a Hamon:

31577
Wow! Never seen that kind of design before! Very nice! Thas a watanabe?

YG420
04-22-2016, 06:01 PM
I love these. I tried tunnel boning a leg of lamb with something barely fit for purpose the other day. With hilarious results.

And Kato has reignited an interest in yanagibas that more or less had reached its conclusion with a Doi.
Ive never used a doi before but heard good things about em.

Smurfmacaw
04-22-2016, 06:25 PM
The mailman was very very good to me today. Got a total of three packages....

first up:

260mm CJA Honyaki. Superb cutter. Thanks to Sam who made it possible for me to own this awesome knife. It a super cutter as well as being easy on the eye.

Smurfmacaw
04-22-2016, 06:27 PM
Next up - Damascus Kato Gyuto 210mm. You can't own just one.....

FWIW - the 210 cuts equally as well as the 240.

Smurfmacaw
04-22-2016, 06:29 PM
Finally, a 180 KU Shigefusa Petty. This one is destined to be a gift. It's hard to give away though, Shig has the code cracked on attractive finishing.

Smurfmacaw
04-22-2016, 06:30 PM
And a recap of the new arrivals -

lifeis11
04-22-2016, 06:35 PM
That CJA is gorgeous. I've seen this knife on his insta page I believe, makes me anxious for my spot in line :hungry:

Godslayer
04-22-2016, 06:38 PM
Tanner did you buy that? Its the only yanagi i have ever seen thats completly blown me away. Its arguably the sexiest one on the planet.

mikedtran
04-22-2016, 06:39 PM
Man that CJA makes waiting for mine even harder...I'm next up on the honyaki side.

lifeis11
04-22-2016, 06:50 PM
i still havent completely decided what size i want even....

YG420
04-22-2016, 06:52 PM
Awesome pickup smurf!

Smurfmacaw
04-22-2016, 07:44 PM
Yeah, got lucky and managed to get three very difficult to find knives pretty much all at once. Gotta control myself though, have a bunch more customs arriving in the coming weeks and months. The CJA cuts as good as it looks, I'm very impressed. The Kato is also a fantastic cutter....he nailed it on his damascus knives. The shig is going to be a present for my youngest, she can't decide whether she wants to be a tattoo artist (she's really good but, well, I don't know lol) or work in the culinary field. I think a strong artistic streak is pretty much mandatory there, I can make food that the taste is to die for but the plating kind of eludes me. Guess I would be the guy that makes the sauces etc. rather than the plating guy.
Awesome pickup smurf!

Dardeau
04-22-2016, 07:48 PM
Go for the tattoo artist, better hours, pay, and a more civilized atmosphere.

Smurfmacaw
04-22-2016, 08:20 PM
Go for the tattoo artist, better hours, pay, and a more civilized atmosphere.

You're probably right. Her skin art. Although, I gotta say, her macaroons and meringues are inspired...flavors I would have never thought of and perfect shape. I always get a little fatter when she comes to visit.

Cheeks1989
04-22-2016, 08:42 PM
Awesome Mike Im glad you like it!

mikedtran
04-22-2016, 09:50 PM
This has been a good day in the "show your newest knife buy" thread and I'm expecting some more exciting knives to come.

aboynamedsuita
04-22-2016, 10:55 PM
This has been a good day in the "show your newest knife buy" thread and I'm expecting some more exciting knives to come.

How did you know :D

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/57C41DFF-8D68-4DAB-A640-5CA51652291D_zpsrjbrbmtt.jpg
Yoshiaki Fujiwara 240mm Gyuto 菊竜 Kikuryu (jnat polish by Maksim at JNS)
Shigefusa Kitaeji 165mm Nakiri

The Kikuryu is unlike anything I've ever handled, it weights 296g, yet doesn't seem cumbersome but still feels "mighty" in the hand if that makes any sense. Has a nice Macassar ebony handle too. The Damascus is very subtle and can easily be missed unless the light is correct:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/7034FB09-BEDD-4D2E-9CFA-7531DE550476_zpsbyz0tflj.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/F3B3FFC3-DA18-4F8A-BB70-A38F831997FE_zpsebrp5mzx.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/F92B278B-0C0D-4B1E-8AEE-8668A6EDF5D9_zpsdihuspxb.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/70FFBFE3-BEDC-4453-95A8-D4EFF3AB6550_zpsppup0ssj.jpg

I've included a pic next to my suminagashi Kato which is etched for comparison; you can even see some patina because I actually have used (and LOVE) it. Also have a 20 second video but not sure how to upload easily from mobile :dontknow:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/13F8EC6C-BE77-4BC7-97B0-B0CA375C67D9_zpsn41mxgwi.jpg

aboynamedsuita
04-22-2016, 11:03 PM
Wow! Never seen that kind of design before! Very nice! Thas a watanabe?
That's a konosuke: http://toshoknifearts.com/shop/knives/konosuke-blue-1-black-damascus-270mm-yanagiba-ebony-and-bone

I'll see if I can get a pic of my Watanabe to show what it looks like on the back. It currently has Blue painters tape on it because I'm doing some choil polishing



Tanner did you buy that? Its the only yanagi i have ever seen thats completly blown me away. Its arguably the sexiest one on the planet.
I wish I could justify the $5k price tag. I do agree 100% with your assessment of the knife, would be a prefect display piece, plus with me being a lefty it'd be mint forever lol.

aboynamedsuita
04-22-2016, 11:19 PM
Too late to edit but it looks like I can upload vids with photobucket. Unfortunately the quality turns to crap so you can't really see anything.

Here goes everything…

http://s864.photobucket.com/user/tjangula/media/nyfe/EDCAE7E6-58ED-4F72-8F05-EC4C30FF6D02_zps8skxdcii.mp4.html

YG420
04-23-2016, 02:07 AM
Wow Tanner you got some HEAT bro! Ive always looked at that Kono on Tosho's website and wonder if he ever sold one lol. Nice score with the kikuryu also! I completely agree with your assessment of the knife both performance wise and on the appearance. I find the kikuryu pretty similar to the workhorse. I wonder what kind of stones Maksim used for that? I have some uchigomori and I just bought some narutaki stones from maksim so maybe I'll try those. I wonder what the differences are between the damascus and kikuryu, like are they made differently, etc? I also love my 210 dammy but its off getting rehandled, still looking for a 240 too haha.

fujiyama
04-23-2016, 10:37 AM
Those are two impressive knives, Tanner. Nice choices!

What's the height of that Shig petty Smurf? I wonder if the 150mm is that tall. Also, Kato does a sexy damascus.

daddy yo yo
04-23-2016, 11:43 AM
That Kato with Macassar ebony handle is... :bigeek: Wow, I envy you for that knife, a stunning beauty!

aboynamedsuita
04-23-2016, 06:49 PM
Wow Tanner you got some HEAT bro! Ive always looked at that Kono on Tosho's website and wonder if he ever sold one lol. Nice score with the kikuryu also! I completely agree with your assessment of the knife both performance wise and on the appearance. I find the kikuryu pretty similar to the workhorse. I wonder what kind of stones Maksim used for that? I have some uchigomori and I just bought some narutaki stones from maksim so maybe I'll try those. I wonder what the differences are between the damascus and kikuryu, like are they made differently, etc? I also love my 210 dammy but its off getting rehandled, still looking for a 240 too haha.

Glad to hear it's similar to the workhorse, that's next on my want list. I know Tosho used to have a matching konosuke kirtisuke (240 IIRC) which doesn't seem to be online so I presume it sold, man that'd be an awesome showpiece.

Smurfmacaw
04-23-2016, 07:36 PM
Those are two impressive knives, Tanner. Nice choices!

What's the height of that Shig petty Smurf? I wonder if the 150mm is that tall. Also, Kato does a sexy damascus.

Height is 33mm at the heel. It's a nice little knife.

fujiyama
04-25-2016, 06:37 PM
Thanks Smurf!

Not a knife, but I think this means I'm in too deep. :lol2: I honestly don't have knives selected for this wood. With time, I'll find a gyuto / petty set that's deserving. My currents don't really need new shoes. It's all part of the master plan..

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg.html)

Smurfmacaw
04-25-2016, 11:52 PM
That's definitely going to be a nice looking handle.


Thanks Smurf!

Not a knife, but I think this means I'm in too deep. :lol2: I honestly don't have knives selected for this wood. With time, I'll find a gyuto / petty set that's deserving. My currents don't really need new shoes. It's all part of the master plan..

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg.html)

Anton
04-26-2016, 12:05 AM
Thanks Smurf!

Not a knife, but I think this means I'm in too deep. :lol2: I honestly don't have knives selected for this wood. With time, I'll find a gyuto / petty set that's deserving. My currents don't really need new shoes. It's all part of the master plan..

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg.html)

AH! Well my friend, you are going down a dangerous path...

Here is about half of what I have, and these are the ones I'll prob never use. A lifetime of knives/handles.

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Badgertooth
04-26-2016, 04:05 AM
AH! Well my friend, you are going down a dangerous path...

Here is about half of what I have, and these are the ones I'll prob never use. A lifetime of knives/handles.

31600

What is fifth from the left, spalted pecan? It's amazing.

CrisAnderson27
04-26-2016, 04:14 AM
Thanks Smurf!

Not a knife, but I think this means I'm in too deep. :lol2: I honestly don't have knives selected for this wood. With time, I'll find a gyuto / petty set that's deserving. My currents don't really need new shoes. It's all part of the master plan..

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_2632_zps0qu6uz8u.jpg.html)

From Myron yes? Beautiful, beautiful Honduran Rosewood!

Quick tip...take it straight to the buffer with a loose buff and some tripoli...and you'll get to see about half it's potential beauty :).

mikedtran
04-26-2016, 09:47 AM
I'm getting serious non-buyers remorse from missing the Honduran Rosewood Burl piece I was eyeing from Myron. If someone here just bought that blank with the number 1 on it and might be willing to let it go PM me =(

Smurfmacaw
04-26-2016, 10:01 AM
what are the ones that are third from left and the one immediately above it? Two tone curly Koa?

Anton
04-26-2016, 10:16 AM
What is fifth from the left, spalted pecan? It's amazing.

Hackberry

Anton
04-26-2016, 10:17 AM
I'm getting serious non-buyers remorse from missing the Honduran Rosewood Burl piece I was eyeing from Myron. If someone here just bought that blank with the number 1 on it and might be willing to let it go PM me =(

I have some presentation grade pieces I bought at a show, not from his batch tho. Let me know if you are interested

Anton
04-26-2016, 10:19 AM
what are the ones that are third from left and the one immediately above it? Two tone curly Koa?

Basically yes. it's actually Koa that has spalted on one side.

lifeis11
04-26-2016, 01:32 PM
I'm getting serious non-buyers remorse from missing the Honduran Rosewood Burl piece I was eyeing from Myron. If someone here just bought that blank with the number 1 on it and might be willing to let it go PM me =(

believe i was the lucky buyer of that piece last night, after seeing Cris's video of how awesome it turned out.

TheDispossessed
04-26-2016, 01:36 PM
http://s32.postimg.org/wa3sz2vlx/IMG_0097.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

http://s32.postimg.org/fkb9c37np/IMG_0098.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

I've thrown a lot of criticism at Takeda Hamono on here but I decided to give them another try. 'XL' Mioroshi about 235mm x 43mm I am actually very pleased with this one thus far. The finish is particularly lovely IMO.

Cheers
Matteo

berko
04-26-2016, 01:54 PM
choil shot please!

TheDispossessed
04-26-2016, 02:54 PM
This is a thick knife intended for butchery:

http://s32.postimg.org/dtfnh9ax1/Full_Size_Render_4.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

4mm at spine above heel, 2mm at the top of the bevels which are about 9mm tall.

Mucho Bocho
04-26-2016, 02:58 PM
Matteo, Would make a decent small brush cutter too ;-)

mille162
04-26-2016, 04:42 PM
Stopped in Korin this past weekend killing time before Ramen-Lab opened up...it's so dangerous walking in there! Gave myself a budget of $200 to buy something fun, oops, lol!

Suisin Hayate Sakimaru Takobiki. 300mm, Blue #2. What sold me on it was this is the last of 2 left in new stock that Keijiro Doi personally made before retiring in 2013 and handing things over to his son. The blade is gorgeous, pics don't do it justice, now just have to do something about the handle!
https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AAA_WXIV6OGIARFr4oVwFLyiLimDBJTyI5-ibnjn4VtYpA/12/12190347/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/knife1.JPG/EI_fhwkY9fACIAIoAg/Uw_JXW1Gkv6OWXj1Ts3dbHmUvFdjL0pfcEwt3Y0fsQE?size=1 024x768&size_mode=3

https://photos-2.dropbox.com/t/2/AAC8sy5gzdTjUKMzJok7wNifx_THB7PPjL-9-PZPxFBtIw/12/12190347/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/knife2.JPG/EI_fhwkY9fACIAIoAg/jzFRCYWzt8PpAR9NaJF9w8o7AVU3VCETarkCfUCwjUY?size_m ode=5

fujiyama
04-27-2016, 10:14 PM
Some very nice pieces Anton! I was going to ask the same question Smurf did.


I'm getting serious non-buyers remorse from missing the Honduran Rosewood Burl piece I was eyeing from Myron. If someone here just bought that blank with the number 1 on it and might be willing to let it go PM me =(

Check your inbox Mike :)

Also, thanks Cris. I didn't get these from Myron but he has some nice pieces!

mikedtran
04-29-2016, 12:20 AM
Some very nice pieces Anton! I was going to ask the same question Smurf did.



Check your inbox Mike :)

Also, thanks Cris. I didn't get these from Myron but he has some nice pieces!

Thanks for the lead, really appreciate it =)

Casaluz
04-29-2016, 02:20 AM
I just received a package from Tilman Leder with a 255 mm gyuto. I looked at it speechless for 10 minutes. The gyuto is a dream and ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. The details, the fit and finish, the edge, grind and sharpness, the handle and the balance... It's just unbelievably wonderful and truly a work of functional art. The saya is elegant and perfect, and everything together is full of understated class. I feel so lucky. Pictures credit goes to Tilman

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%201_zpsx19ajogp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%204_zpsshdkgxwp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%203_zpsyrr7rsdh.jpg

Badgertooth
04-29-2016, 02:29 AM
I just received a package from Tilman Leder with a 255 mm gyuto. I looked at it speechless for 10 minutes. The gyuto is a dream and ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. The details, the fit and finish, the edge, grind and sharpness, the handle and the balance... It's just unbelievably wonderful and truly a work of functional art. The saya is elegant and perfect, and everything together is full of understated class. I feel so lucky. Pictures credit goes to Tilman

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%201_zpsx19ajogp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%204_zpsshdkgxwp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%203_zpsyrr7rsdh.jpg

Gotta say, that is nice

F-Flash
04-29-2016, 03:25 AM
Where can one buy / order Tillman knives? Google doesn't tell much..

guyskr
04-29-2016, 03:27 AM
I just received a package from Tilman Leder with a 255 mm gyuto. I looked at it speechless for 10 minutes. The gyuto is a dream and ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. The details, the fit and finish, the edge, grind and sharpness, the handle and the balance... It's just unbelievably wonderful and truly a work of functional art. The saya is elegant and perfect, and everything together is full of understated class. I feel so lucky. Pictures credit goes to Tilman

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%201_zpsx19ajogp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%204_zpsshdkgxwp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%203_zpsyrr7rsdh.jpg

That is one amazing knife, and the saya looks great, and more importantly, it looks just right with the knife.

alterwisser
04-29-2016, 11:24 AM
I just received a package from Tilman Leder with a 255 mm gyuto. I looked at it speechless for 10 minutes. The gyuto is a dream and ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. The details, the fit and finish, the edge, grind and sharpness, the handle and the balance... It's just unbelievably wonderful and truly a work of functional art. The saya is elegant and perfect, and everything together is full of understated class. I feel so lucky. Pictures credit goes to Tilman

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%201_zpsx19ajogp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%204_zpsshdkgxwp.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%203_zpsyrr7rsdh.jpg

I second all you say! I got mine a couple of weeks ago...

What steel did you get? Mine is Niolox

Casaluz
04-29-2016, 02:16 PM
I second all you say! I got mine a couple of weeks ago...

What steel did you get? Mine is Niolox

I also chose Niolox and I am very happy with the choice I made. I do not remember seeing yours, did you post pictures? Would love to see them. I have to thank my friend chinacats for guiding me in Tilman's direction and thinking about the design (although chinacats would have chosen carbon steel instead of Niolox) Tilman is absolutely stupendous and truly wonderful to work with. I enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend him and his work.

alterwisser
04-29-2016, 02:54 PM
I also chose Niolox and I am very happy with the choice I made. I do not remember seeing yours, did you post pictures? Would love to see them. I have to thank my friend chinacats for guiding me in Tilman's direction and thinking about the design (although chinacats would have chosen carbon steel instead of Niolox) Tilman is absolutely stupendous and truly wonderful to work with. I enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend him and his work.31658316573165931660

Casaluz
04-29-2016, 03:58 PM
Gorgeous

Badgertooth
04-29-2016, 04:44 PM
Where can one buy / order Tillman knives? Google doesn't tell much..

Anybody care to answer Flash's question. Or are we holding our Tilman cards to our chests like our super secret Shig leads?

chinacats
04-29-2016, 04:53 PM
Anybody care to answer Flash's question. Or are we holding our Tilman cards to our chests like our super secret Shig leads?

pm sent

bkultra
04-29-2016, 04:54 PM
Anybody care to answer Flash's question. Or are we holding our Tilman cards to our chests like our super secret Shig leads?

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/9671-How-to-order-a-Tillman-rottman-knife

Casaluz
04-29-2016, 04:55 PM
He already contacted Tilman a few hours ago. If you need it you can ask via PM, as it is not appropriate to post the email publicly (IMO). By the way, do you have super secret Shig leads? :wink:

bkultra
04-29-2016, 04:59 PM
He already contacted Tilman a few hours ago. If you need it you can ask via PM, as it is not appropriate to post the email publicly (IMO). By the way, do you have super secret Shig leads? :wink:

After 5 years of membership you will be given a secret decoder ring.

Casaluz
04-29-2016, 05:07 PM
:surrendar: :newhere:

MontezumaBoy
04-29-2016, 05:08 PM
I just received a package from Tilman Leder with a 255 mm gyuto. I looked at it speechless for 10 minutes. The gyuto is a dream and ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. The details, the fit and finish, the edge, grind and sharpness, the handle and the balance... It's just unbelievably wonderful and truly a work of functional art. The saya is elegant and perfect, and everything together is full of understated class. I feel so lucky. Pictures credit goes to Tilman

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f207/Casaluz1/Knives/Tilman%204_zpsshdkgxwp.jpg



Absolutely beautiful Casaluz!!! I feel like I may have just sprung a leak in my PayPal account thx 2 U! :knife:

Badgertooth
04-29-2016, 05:17 PM
He already contacted Tilman a few hours ago. If you need it you can ask via PM, as it is not appropriate to post the email publicly (IMO). By the way, do you have super secret Shig leads? :wink:

I wish!! Thanks for the info. Just reread my post and it came off snottier than was my intention.

Casaluz
04-29-2016, 05:29 PM
Smiling, Badgertooth thank you for your last post. Please let me know if you need his email or anything else. :doublethumbsup:

lobby
04-29-2016, 06:17 PM
Marko parer

http://img.fae.ro/034eee.jpeg

Aelb, cocobolo & ebony ferrule

Godslayer
04-29-2016, 06:25 PM
Marko parer

http://img.fae.ro/034eee.jpeg

Aelb, cocobolo & ebony ferrule

That cocobolo is insane. Really nice looking blade you got there. Would make a fine steak knife.

lifeis11
04-30-2016, 10:45 AM
Got a couple of new toys from Mert last week, but them to work for dinner last night:

http://i.imgur.com/MTFsQtP.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4WEQTkU.jpg

and a couple of shots from mert before they showed up stateside:

http://i.imgur.com/xYzZKuW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pdMJwvC.jpg


Gyuto is 52100 with rosewood, K-tip is Blue #2 Honyaki with snakewood

turbochef422
04-30-2016, 10:38 PM
New to me. Forced patina. 240 ealy gyuto



31664

turbochef422
04-30-2016, 10:43 PM
More





31667

Dardeau
04-30-2016, 10:47 PM
I wondered who got that one.

lobby
04-30-2016, 10:56 PM
New to me. Forced patina. 240 ealy gyuto



31664

why is the pin sticking out so much?

turbochef422
04-30-2016, 11:38 PM
The pin isn't sticking out at all and the black circle is part of the wood. It's all flush

KitchenCommander
05-02-2016, 09:17 AM
Few recent pick ups from the Flea Market.
Village Blacksmith Cleaver
Primble Hickory 10"
Dexter fork

I like the Primble Hickroy. Identical to the Old Hickory brand. I have an Old Hickory 8" chef knife that looks exactly like this one.
The Cleaver is big, heavy, and awesome. Never had any need for a cleaver like this, but always wanted to own one.
Fork is a project. Needs a new handle and lots of work with some sand paper. Will clean up well.

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/BladeCommander/7A2F3FAC-1D2E-490B-A485-908C47B24EED_zpsg75lvyj4.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/BladeCommander/media/7A2F3FAC-1D2E-490B-A485-908C47B24EED_zpsg75lvyj4.jpg.html)

Dave Martell
05-02-2016, 12:49 PM
Nice score Maison

KitchenCommander
05-02-2016, 02:01 PM
Thanks Dave, These are a couple things that caught my eye. The Primble Hickory is interesting to me, as I am not familiar with that line. I'll post photos of the fork once it is restored in my Historical Finds thread.

Dardeau
05-02-2016, 07:27 PM
31688

Watanabe 210mm suji

El Pescador
05-02-2016, 07:48 PM
31688

Watanabe 210mm suji

Sooooooo Beautiful. Quite the grab!

andre s
05-02-2016, 08:01 PM
31688

Watanabe 210mm suji

yeah i like that one a lot

Dardeau
05-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Low cost, high performance

alterwisser
05-03-2016, 01:58 PM
31711 Dalman 240 Gyuto, Olive Wood and Reindeer horn handle...59 mm at the heel, crazy thin as usual... AEB-L

alterwisser
05-03-2016, 01:59 PM
31711 Dalman 240 Gyuto, Olive Wood and Reindeer horn handle...59 mm at the heel, crazy thin as usual... AEB-L

Not sure why the pic quality is so bad...

alterwisser
05-03-2016, 02:00 PM
31713is this better?

fujiyama
05-03-2016, 05:42 PM
Little better;

I love that Dalman, good pick up! I've been on the email list for a while, I don't even remember which website was selling it.

daveb
05-03-2016, 06:23 PM
Low cost, high performance

Like my last GF. Only different.:whistling:

Don't tell me it's stainless clad.

Dardeau
05-03-2016, 07:02 PM
We should be so lucky. I etched it with hot vinegar this morning, cut an onion, and it might as well have been with the amount of reactivity I got.

lifeis11
05-03-2016, 07:13 PM
31711 Dalman 240 Gyuto, Olive Wood and Reindeer horn handle...59 mm at the heel, crazy thin as usual... AEB-L

man, really nice. I think mine is finally ALMOST ready as well :hungry:

panda
05-03-2016, 09:23 PM
try ferric chloride, it will make wat cladding very stable. i'm gonna do 50/50 f.c./vinegar when my heiji's arrive.

chinacats
05-03-2016, 09:30 PM
First thing i did with my Watanabe was sand it down and give it a different finish...cured the issue without having to force a patina...extremely stable as it is now.

Meant to add that it looks sweet!

Dardeau
05-03-2016, 09:35 PM
I just hit it with what I had on hand. It looks pretty damn stable, but if I get drag off the patina I'll sand it down a little and try another finish.

ash987
05-04-2016, 06:24 PM
Little better;

I love that Dalman, good pick up! I've been on the email list for a while, I don't even remember which website was selling it.

It was Buttermilk Supply. I think Robin has actually gone back to selling them on his own to the US. If you want one, you should contact him directly.

Badgertooth
05-04-2016, 07:09 PM
It was Buttermilk Supply. I think Robin has actually gone back to selling them on his own to the US. If you want one, you should contact him directly.

I think he's supplying cleancuts now

limpet
05-05-2016, 05:47 PM
Some knives purchased the last six months...

Dalman
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/jingoosock/Knives/Dalman_G240_G170_zpsmo1bjnjv.jpg

Wakui & Tanaka
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/jingoosock/Knives/Wakui_G240_Tanaka_G210_zpsp56pyosp.jpg

Wakui & Yoshikane
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/jingoosock/Knives/Wakui_G180_Yoshikane_S165_zpsu1wd98wy.jpg

Hinoura
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/jingoosock/Knives/Hinoura_G240_zpsnueretez.jpg

jacko9
05-05-2016, 06:45 PM
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y432/jacko912/Jknives/P1010402_zpsnsvnuih9.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/jacko912/media/Jknives/P1010402_zpsnsvnuih9.jpg.html)Latest knife, my Shiro Kamo R2 90mm Petty shown alone and with my 150mm Petty's.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y432/jacko912/Jknives/P1010401_zpsybc2u9wr.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/jacko912/media/Jknives/P1010401_zpsybc2u9wr.jpg.html)

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y432/jacko912/Jknives/P1010404_zpsfnm48jdz.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/jacko912/media/Jknives/P1010404_zpsfnm48jdz.jpg.html)

aboynamedsuita
05-05-2016, 06:50 PM
Latest knife, my Shiro Kamo R2 90mm Petty shown alone and with my 150mm Petty's.

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/Users/Jack/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Masters/2016/05/05/20160505-130749/P1010403.JPG

Pics not working my friend. I think you'll have to upload to an image hosting site.

jacko9
05-05-2016, 06:51 PM
Pics not working my friend. I think you'll have to upload to an image hosting site.

I got lost in the upload - finally got it ;-)

MontezumaBoy
05-05-2016, 10:02 PM
Hey Jacko9 that Shiro Kamo R2 is damned pretty! Love the side by side with the 150's thx!

jacko9
05-05-2016, 10:08 PM
Hey Jacko9 that Shiro Kamo R2 is damned pretty! Love the side by side with the 150's thx!

Thanks - they are a good group of knives to have in the kitchen and all three hold a great edge! The Kamo is R2 powdered metallurgy, the T-F is White #1 and the Konosuke is GS Proprietary Stainless Steel and all of them hold a great sharp edge.

schanop
05-06-2016, 07:56 PM
Dan's work is looking very nice, even though this is just a basic slab handle and saya. It should be arriving in time as a birthday gift to myself.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UJa03HYDPxpU6IDnzbf2IiM2qcFVtAT7qj1epaph_ry21i-p1bSnGya8ETdaWbYfDsvnMSNNzqbLlDp_NSf3HNVgknDTzB35_ H_39jDADIgmfZWaDoNkolT5r6BNhR6kfReLRuGncBywOmJMlNH PqnTW_5YTQ7klML81RSHExKtLY9WBA_nX6Jq8svvDp5-yJ95uIg47PUP0eL__DdfPc2nWfShV9mhYH-fpKXOaOzFH5rVolrcxZGOAD6Bi4mE-YjlBIFzOjfUjzx9SUrGM96Wk6z5hHYpADha8gqSoKYOJGqBbus ddpba0WX8dxlv4wt30Ckn_dzfq5V6_COjMXjhCqNO0w7WqFuE_ phrGDdQyFASUuRlS7UEHs5fCQwXEQ7RY5GXHeBcwpYbDVKDku-8tXMS7X3OQQHF5o4fXK6_q2tQYEcA0WzPFFP8eR8IFZgR0lgQl zYm8wFHFyAZFJkiN2ZqTZ8t3Mec1ftDYfbPqjdBV4H2C8Hvs7g KxNC-kYCFf4FFiIUFLwqIZBdeknrpwXf-VncS4YltDtH1nzxoapzOaGoDRf42IDAMMS06C1GmOy0EiB_D3p xpIS6FChKyyyTFlTJpI=w480-h640-no

Johnny.B.Good
05-06-2016, 08:12 PM
What's hiding under that saya, Schanop?

schanop
05-06-2016, 08:51 PM
It should be something like this, I hope. :pirate1:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9EMvs7gQCBoIcgUM9bj95W88Uzuj0OTe5qUHo1kbpwbyWyYt_B fBtjyl-X37tBBOH0_jSfj769cgkq3K5dqeaSWwxq3_uwEZKInRIAkAS65 r0k57mthz0zdCjTDwtaZvLcC9AGMB1XR93uxQAjBGylFEedXOj qOdPzKkJaeCe7ZgVxZstXR_U5Au-MhDMEsBgGB5_nUcH5tkyYQKlZhEd6cfqdCsuBvEkP4e80SFUbU nqD-Hy3io5Hk6n9Er2lkgCCWP8c0JDmqDpwrgkV4ae8WCvVkhs2sSO FNjtAmFPqu5pQnRxF0I8VzMmeAF7ymq7zJzzGDmYWTPefo5RiX h1MeFMbA9JFJKLELcTnnamz8sKQvo35oMl1B69I0xmJG7A33ak Oyz57bqjlfRXFzZuiUwVi8BxmGHz7s2S-Qx_EHygRt_QDKXK9KW8QiESo8rxBIZbNxv4hcoDDkcYQk8Pv7F pakvABern4U5JJkX4LhwPnJVZ3wASRnPYTkya8CWDwsW7zJQXd Z-PfwLqnUGWUKLCIYcXPfRDAvKV49Mqo3C2OjH42bo3tEjdEmPYQ 6P6xtv7z3f3SGaGmLhZ-D-V73smbROSTRz=s1280

Johnny.B.Good
05-06-2016, 09:02 PM
Wow!

I have been slowly working my way through all of the hundreds of posts in this thread since I took my leave of absence. So many killer knives owned by the members here...

aboynamedsuita
05-06-2016, 10:28 PM
It should be something like this, I hope. :pirate1:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9EMvs7gQCBoIcgUM9bj95W88Uzuj0OTe5qUHo1kbpwbyWyYt_B fBtjyl-X37tBBOH0_jSfj769cgkq3K5dqeaSWwxq3_uwEZKInRIAkAS65 r0k57mthz0zdCjTDwtaZvLcC9AGMB1XR93uxQAjBGylFEedXOj qOdPzKkJaeCe7ZgVxZstXR_U5Au-MhDMEsBgGB5_nUcH5tkyYQKlZhEd6cfqdCsuBvEkP4e80SFUbU nqD-Hy3io5Hk6n9Er2lkgCCWP8c0JDmqDpwrgkV4ae8WCvVkhs2sSO FNjtAmFPqu5pQnRxF0I8VzMmeAF7ymq7zJzzGDmYWTPefo5RiX h1MeFMbA9JFJKLELcTnnamz8sKQvo35oMl1B69I0xmJG7A33ak Oyz57bqjlfRXFzZuiUwVi8BxmGHz7s2S-Qx_EHygRt_QDKXK9KW8QiESo8rxBIZbNxv4hcoDDkcYQk8Pv7F pakvABern4U5JJkX4LhwPnJVZ3wASRnPYTkya8CWDwsW7zJQXd Z-PfwLqnUGWUKLCIYcXPfRDAvKV49Mqo3C2OjH42bo3tEjdEmPYQ 6P6xtv7z3f3SGaGmLhZ-D-V73smbROSTRz=s1280

It would certainly explain the sale of the KU chukabocho

schanop
05-07-2016, 12:12 AM
It would certainly explain the sale of the KU chukabocho

You're right on the money :hula:

j22582536
05-09-2016, 11:52 PM
Just came back from Oosaka with my first honyaki: Kiku-ichimonji 240mm white 2 honyaki gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/FBEBAEDB-0DE2-4CBC-82C7-C9F8924B02A6_zpsxzjyttpk.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/FBEBAEDB-0DE2-4CBC-82C7-C9F8924B02A6_zpsxzjyttpk.jpg.html)

schanop
05-09-2016, 11:53 PM
Looking gorgeous!

Godslayer
05-09-2016, 11:56 PM
Just came back from Oosaka with my first honyaki: Kiku-ichimonji 240mm white 2 honyaki gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/FBEBAEDB-0DE2-4CBC-82C7-C9F8924B02A6_zpsxzjyttpk.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/FBEBAEDB-0DE2-4CBC-82C7-C9F8924B02A6_zpsxzjyttpk.jpg.html)

That'll do. You know the first thing it has to cut is deer right. I mean that's just being respectful. Really awesome blade though. Looks sick.

soigne_west
05-10-2016, 02:11 AM
ikazuchi 240 from Jon. probably the best $200 I've spent on a knife.

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/grahamforbes11/20160509_230109-01_zpsme3lhjdb.jpeg[/URL][/IMG]

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preizzo
05-11-2016, 06:39 PM
My first Chinese clever.
Any idea of the brand? Just got it from a friend who travel back from Hong Kong. 😀😊

fujiyama
05-11-2016, 09:14 PM
Looks like a Chan Chi Kee (CCK). They make various models, check their website out. http://www.chanchikee.com/

It might be the 1303 (a smaller vegetable cleaver).

wellminded1
05-11-2016, 11:18 PM
So it's been a while but here is the last pick up I made. Had it about 2 months and is probably the closest thing to perfection I have ever used. 270 billip Suji.31840

MontezumaBoy
05-11-2016, 11:48 PM
Beautiful ... that combination of the Damascus with the forge finish is stunning. Grind looks (& sounds) fantastic.

Badgertooth
05-12-2016, 08:05 AM
So it's been a while but here is the last pick up I made. Had it about 2 months and is probably the closest thing to perfection I have ever used. 270 billip Suji.31840

How many of your children did you have to sell to get into his books?

wellminded1
05-12-2016, 09:22 AM
How many of your children did you have to sell to get into his books?

only my first born...

Aphex
05-12-2016, 02:14 PM
Just a couple of recentish additions.

Marko 250

http://i.imgur.com/yG9Nnu6.jpg

Heiji 240 semi stainless

http://i.imgur.com/exPLu3I.jpg

bkultra
05-12-2016, 02:17 PM
Aphex did you refinish the Heiji? Looks more refined than usual

Aphex
05-12-2016, 08:43 PM
Aphex did you refinish the Heiji? Looks more refined than usual

The knife was originally a little too wedgie for me, so I did a little bit of thinning.

Badgertooth
05-13-2016, 12:57 AM
only my first born...

Worth it. Looks awesome

cheflivengood
05-13-2016, 02:12 PM
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Rest of the pictures on His instagram....its breath taking

Godslayer
05-13-2016, 02:16 PM
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Rest of the pictures on His instagram....its breath taking

I saw that. It's an absoulute beast. Little inappropriate but can I ask what it cost? Or a ball park number.

berko
05-13-2016, 02:29 PM
awesome!

mikedtran
05-13-2016, 02:38 PM
This is the first time I've seen Mareko do sanmai and damascus sanmai at that. The blade looks unbelievable


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Rest of the pictures on His instagram....its breath taking

mikedtran
05-14-2016, 02:52 AM
The surprise that showed up on my doorstep -- has anyone else seen a box wrapped like this?

http://i.imgur.com/NO977ep.jpg

YG420
05-14-2016, 02:54 AM
The surprise that showed up on my doorstep -- has anyone else seen a box wrapped like this?

http://i.imgur.com/NO977ep.jpg

Looks fancy! What's in it?? Your lucky you dont have that chick that got caught stealing packages from doorsteps over here in L.A!

mikedtran
05-14-2016, 02:58 AM
Looks fancy! What's in it?? Your lucky you dont have that chick that got caught stealing packages from doorsteps over here in L.A!

I'm going to take some better pictures tomorrow with some real lighting, the current pictures definitely don't do this justice. I will say, I was both surprised by the blade and the things that accompanied the blade. These are one of the surprise knives that I get dropped randomly at my parents house (truly surprises, and some of you guys know the story).

Edit: one more sneak peak*
http://i.imgur.com/voXpuov.jpg

YG420
05-14-2016, 03:02 AM
Cool man cant wait to see em!

Smurfmacaw
05-14-2016, 06:36 PM
New arrival today. 270mm Haburn Kiritsuke in feather damascus, rosewood burl handle and feather mokume accessories. Also has a cocobolo saya with a feather damascus pin.

Looks amazing and I even did some katsuramuki and it cuts as good as it looks. Ian's pictures are way better so I'll post some of them later.

aboynamedsuita
05-14-2016, 06:43 PM
New arrival today. 270mm Haburn Kiritsuke in feather damascus, rosewood burl handle and feather mokume accessories. Also has a cocobolo saya with a feather damascus pin.

Looks amazing and I even did some katsuramuki and it cuts as good as it looks. Ian's pictures are way better so I'll post some of them later.

Yeah! There it is :doublethumbsup:

YG420
05-14-2016, 06:55 PM
New arrival today. 270mm Haburn Kiritsuke in feather damascus, rosewood burl handle and feather mokume accessories. Also has a cocobolo saya with a feather damascus pin.

Looks amazing and I even did some katsuramuki and it cuts as good as it looks. Ian's pictures are way better so I'll post some of them later.

Sick! Is it single beveled?

preizzo
05-14-2016, 07:15 PM
Wow

Smurfmacaw
05-14-2016, 07:22 PM
Yes, it's a single bevel.....Total beast of a knife. Couldn't be happier.


Sick! Is it single beveled?

mc2442
05-14-2016, 07:30 PM
That looks awesome!

mc2442
05-14-2016, 07:51 PM
Cris's new stock line in AEB-L, I have had pretty limited use so far but it is extremely thin and has glided through what I have cut with it so far. Sorry for the quality of the pics...
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Mute-on
05-14-2016, 08:17 PM
The surprise that showed up on my doorstep -- has anyone else seen a box wrapped like this?

http://i.imgur.com/NO977ep.jpg

I have a few sheets of the same wrapping paper I've kept. It's a pretty common design. A few of the knives I bought in Japan were wrapped in it.

I don't have a box like that, though ;)

aboynamedsuita
05-14-2016, 08:23 PM
Cris's new stock line in AEB-L, I have had pretty limited use so far but it is extremely thin and has glided through what I have cut with it so far. Sorry for the quality of the pics...
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I really like the Parer, very cute. I could use a sheeps foot Parer at some point… I really like the flatness. I suppose I should start looking.

mc2442
05-14-2016, 08:40 PM
The handles are smaller than normal, but feel very good in the hand. The knob on the chef's knife is perfect for a pinch grip.

mikedtran
05-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Still not happy with the quality of the picture, but better than under my kitchen lights hahha

http://i.imgur.com/0NKQvIp.jpg

mikedtran
05-14-2016, 08:55 PM
The handles are smaller than normal, but feel very good in the hand. The knob on the chef's knife is perfect for a pinch grip.

Those CJAs look awesome!

spoiledbroth
05-15-2016, 12:41 AM
I have a few sheets of the same wrapping paper I've kept. It's a pretty common design. A few of the knives I bought in Japan were wrapped in it.

I don't have a box like that, though ;)

if im not mistaken they are roughly equivalent to family crests...

cheflivengood
05-15-2016, 02:54 PM
This was a gift, anyone know anything about these? Its a REALLY thick chunk of steel.
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jbl
05-15-2016, 07:17 PM
This was a gift, anyone know anything about these? Its a REALLY thick chunk of steel.
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Takeda?

chinacats
05-15-2016, 08:18 PM
Takeda?

The axe company?:biggrin:

Smurfmacaw
05-15-2016, 09:19 PM
The axe company?:biggrin:

Lizzie Borden knife works inc.

Badgertooth
05-15-2016, 10:11 PM
Takeda?

*buddum tish*

Farnorth
05-16-2016, 08:56 PM
Just arrived. Seems solid yet precise. The finish is very shiny and the OOTB edge seems excellent. I think I may upgrade the handle myself and see what I can do with fingerstones to bring out the contrast in the finish after it needs a good sharpen. Time to go pick up a dozen chickens and bust out the vacuum sealer.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz261/Farnorthpb/image_zpsr3qn3iii.jpeg (http://s834.photobucket.com/user/Farnorthpb/media/image_zpsr3qn3iii.jpeg.html)

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz261/Farnorthpb/image_zps1iv9vcvf.jpeg (http://s834.photobucket.com/user/Farnorthpb/media/image_zps1iv9vcvf.jpeg.html)

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz261/Farnorthpb/image_zpstjwin1o0.jpeg (http://s834.photobucket.com/user/Farnorthpb/media/image_zpstjwin1o0.jpeg.html)

Sorry for the iPhone pics.

aboynamedsuita
05-16-2016, 09:17 PM
Just arrived. Seems solid yet precise. The finish is very shiny and the OOTB edge seems excellent. I think I may upgrade the handle myself and see what I can do with fingerstones to bring out the contrast in the finish after it needs a good sharpen. Time to go pick up a dozen chickens and bust out the vacuum sealer.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz261/Farnorthpb/image_zpsr3qn3iii.jpeg (http://s834.photobucket.com/user/Farnorthpb/media/image_zpsr3qn3iii.jpeg.html)

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz261/Farnorthpb/image_zps1iv9vcvf.jpeg (http://s834.photobucket.com/user/Farnorthpb/media/image_zps1iv9vcvf.jpeg.html)

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz261/Farnorthpb/image_zpstjwin1o0.jpeg (http://s834.photobucket.com/user/Farnorthpb/media/image_zpstjwin1o0.jpeg.html)

Sorry for the iPhone pics.

Watanabe kintaro-ame honesuki?

Farnorth
05-16-2016, 09:27 PM
Watanabe kintaro-ame honesuki?

Yup

brainsausage
05-17-2016, 01:59 PM
Vintage Harrington Cutlery (Dexter) Scimitar. Needs a little thinning but feels better than most any other scimi I've yet to use. The handle is surprisingly comfy.

31977

Thanks go out to Johhnychance for bringing my attention to this beauty.

bkultra
05-17-2016, 02:00 PM
Nice looking brisket... And knife.

mark76
05-17-2016, 02:38 PM
I love that scimitar!

turbochef422
05-17-2016, 09:37 PM
That's my favorite vintage scimitar I've used. Love it.

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 06:38 AM
Wednesday started just after 3am with a vomiting 5 year old, and a lot of cleaning.

It soon got a whole lot better :-)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121911_zpsnbcqdkgu.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121911_zpsnbcqdkgu.jpg.html)

V1P
05-18-2016, 07:15 AM
Wednesday started just after 3am with a vomiting 5 year old, and a lot of cleaning.

It soon got a whole lot better :-)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121911_zpsnbcqdkgu.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121911_zpsnbcqdkgu.jpg.html)

So jealous of you. [emoji36]

rami_m
05-18-2016, 07:17 AM
What's that second one. Hamon looks nice.

Kingkor
05-18-2016, 07:53 AM
What's that second one. Hamon looks nice.

Oatley knives

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 07:58 AM
Oatley knives

Yup, uploading more pics.

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 07:59 AM
So jealous of you. [emoji36]

The vomit really wasn't much fun.

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 08:13 AM
Oatley 256mm Honyaki.
1095 steel, green dyed buckeye handle.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121419_zps54i6xpbk.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121419_zps54i6xpbk.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121441_zps0sj8797c.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121441_zps0sj8797c.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121610_zps2wvuj5oi.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121610_zps2wvuj5oi.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121538_zpsvnz6hpbr.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121538_zpsvnz6hpbr.jpg.html)

Choil shot, from James' IG.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/13151056_511102552412981_1044529539_n_zpsyahbhlsh. jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/13151056_511102552412981_1044529539_n_zpsyahbhlsh. jpg.html)

Kingkor
05-18-2016, 09:54 AM
Yup, uploading more pics.

Can you upload some pics of the mert too?

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 10:00 AM
Can you upload some pics of the mert too?

Will do.

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 10:44 AM
After the rather unsavory start to the day, by lunchtime I had these:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_114926_zpsbsbyghad.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_114926_zpsbsbyghad.jpg.html)

A Shig 270, on loan from Mert, a Tansu 245 in 52100 and a 256 Oatley Honyaki in 1095.

Some pics of the Tansu.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121032_zpsylu7gzny.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121032_zpsylu7gzny.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121224_zpsltxqag0a.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121224_zpsltxqag0a.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121114_zpsprik4nk0.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160518_121114_zpsprik4nk0.jpg.html)

Cheeks1989
05-18-2016, 11:20 AM
Really beautiful stuff Kev. I was drooling over that Oatley and Tansu on ig. Please let us know how oatleys knives cut.

Bfitts
05-18-2016, 02:09 PM
That oatley is gorgeous. I'd be afraid to walk away from my board all day at work.

TheDispossessed
05-18-2016, 03:23 PM
http://s32.postimg.org/gxcac7av9/Full_Size_Render_6.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

kevpenbanc
05-18-2016, 04:01 PM
Really beautiful stuff Kev. I was drooling over that Oatley and Tansu on ig. Please let us know how oatleys knives cut.

Will do

mikedtran
05-18-2016, 04:32 PM
http://s32.postimg.org/gxcac7av9/Full_Size_Render_6.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

What size is this guy? =)

TheDispossessed
05-18-2016, 05:14 PM
What size is this guy? =)
Heel to tip 250 (handle to tip 266) x 51 tall and about 221g

supersayan3
05-18-2016, 06:06 PM
Just came back from Oosaka with my first honyaki: Kiku-ichimonji 240mm white 2 honyaki gyuto

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/FBEBAEDB-0DE2-4CBC-82C7-C9F8924B02A6_zpsxzjyttpk.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/FBEBAEDB-0DE2-4CBC-82C7-C9F8924B02A6_zpsxzjyttpk.jpg.html)


I love it, I want one too 🔪

marc4pt0
05-19-2016, 10:24 AM
Stephan Fowler 227mm (57mm at heel) gyuto in W2

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Stephan%20Fowler/20160516_223821-picsay_zpsqewxxd1s.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Stephan%20Fowler/20160516_223821-picsay_zpsqewxxd1s.jpg.html)
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a520/marc4pt0/Stephan%20Fowler/20160516_223732-picsay_zpsnez5vgzf.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/marc4pt0/media/Stephan%20Fowler/20160516_223732-picsay_zpsnez5vgzf.jpg.html)
Loving the Tansu knives!


This knife was purchased through cktg, but Stephan was still finishing it. I've always wanted to try Fowler's work, and for me this size and profile was on point.

However once I received the knife it had a couple small quirks that I brought to attention. One of which was an extremely thin handle. I addressed this to both Mark and Stephan.
Stephan asked me to return the knife which I did, along with a piece of wood to cover the handle issue (which I insisted on). Mark said to wait until I got the knife back to see if I liked it then. If not he'd issue a full refund.
Stephan was super easy to work with as well, and the turn around time was very quick.
All in all the exchange yielded a fantastic cutter, and showcased excellent customer service from both parties. Color me super pleased.

mikedtran
05-19-2016, 12:57 PM
The knife looks great! What kind of wood is that?