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DeepCSweede
05-19-2016, 01:25 PM
New 210 ITK came in. Can't say I have had as much fun with a new knife except when I got my first Shig. I have been on a 210 kick lately - Kato, Devin ITK and now a Kitaeji Shig.
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marc4pt0
05-19-2016, 04:20 PM
The knife looks great! What kind of wood is that?

It's been so long ago since I got it. Bought it from Myron at Dream Burls and I believe it's kingwood? I need to post a pic of the other side of the handle. So cool looking.

daveb
05-19-2016, 04:27 PM
New 210 ITK came in. Can't say I have had as much fun with a new knife except when I got my first Shig. I have been on a 210 kick lately - Kato, Devin ITK and now a Kitaeji Shig.


I'm telling myself this means I'm getting closer....

akirapuff
05-19-2016, 04:37 PM
http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w678/akirapuff/20160519_132331%201_zpszzulgiis.jpg (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/akirapuff/media/20160519_132331%201_zpszzulgiis.jpg.html)

330 kitaeji. Impulse buy after I couldn't find a shig mioroshi deba..

alterwisser
05-20-2016, 09:30 AM
Watanabe 180 Pro Nakiri. Not sexy ... YET. This is going to get new shoes from the Handlemeister. Cuts like a dream though. I feel like this will retire all of my other Nakiris. Just cut up some sweet potato (tough test in my book) and there was NO wedging. I didn't have that with any of my recent knife purchases (not going to mention the brands/makers, but they were significantly more expensive then the Watanabe ...).

Rustic look, love that. The handle actually feels really good, but man, Shinichi needs to retire the plastic ferrules, at least for the pro series.

3199831999

chinacats
05-20-2016, 11:06 AM
Rustic look, love that. The handle actually feels really good, but man, Shinichi needs to retire the plastic ferrules, at least for the pro series.

3199831999

I think that's why he calls it the pro series...all about performance...

alterwisser
05-20-2016, 11:17 AM
I think that's why he calls it the pro series...all about performance...

It DOES perform... oh man! I need some produce ... NOW! LOL

F-Flash
05-20-2016, 04:49 PM
Syousin chiku migaki by kurosaki 210mm, beautiful knife and amazing performer! Bargain for the price. Handle is also beautiful and very comfortable. Might become my favorite knife that's for sure.

http://i64.tinypic.com/ev46xy.jpg

Sugimoto cm4030, my first cleaver. Fun knife and good size to learn on. I like the steel very much. Easy to sharpen and pretty good retention, better than expected.

http://i66.tinypic.com/160zqmq.jpg

Iggy
05-21-2016, 04:35 AM
Hi,

200 mm damascus-San-mai Santoku with SC125 from Xerxes-Knives (local maker from germany)... Just beautiful and scary sharp! A really great cutter :knife: Handle from local birch burl, buffalo horn and a spacer made from antique iron from the 15th century.

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN1461_zpskayoejlw.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN1461_zpskayoejlw.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN1510_zpsm6nkubxh.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN1510_zpsm6nkubxh.jpg.html)

Comparison with 210 Teruyasu Fujiwara Denka Gyuto:

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN1511_zps8cobwanw.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN1511_zps8cobwanw.jpg.html)

preizzo
05-21-2016, 04:59 AM
Yesterday was a nice day 😄
Shigefusa kasumi 240 mm gyuto
Kato workhorse 240 mm gyuto
I am gonna have fun this weekend 😂😂

Badgertooth
05-21-2016, 05:57 AM
Hi,

200 mm damascus-San-mai Santoku with SC125 from Xerxes-Knives (local maker from germany)... Just beautiful and scary sharp! A really great cutter :knife: Handle from local birch burl, buffalo horn and a spacer made from antique iron from the 15th century.

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN1461_zpskayoejlw.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN1461_zpskayoejlw.jpg.html)

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN1510_zpsm6nkubxh.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN1510_zpsm6nkubxh.jpg.html)

Comparison with 210 Teruyasu Fujiwara Denka Gyuto:

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s508/dohi01/DSCN1511_zps8cobwanw.jpg (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/dohi01/media/DSCN1511_zps8cobwanw.jpg.html)

That knife looks amazing. If it's holding company with a Denka as a cutter, then it says something

Iggy
05-21-2016, 09:05 AM
That knife looks amazing. If it's holding company with a Denka as a cutter, then it says something

I would definately say so, maybe even more Laser-like. Denka has the edge on food release though.

ryanjams
05-21-2016, 08:55 PM
http://i.imgur.com/g63BfSL.jpg
copped this odc today to play around with refinishing and rehandle with a wa... anyone know what exactly i've got here?

cheflarge
05-22-2016, 12:54 PM
Possibly Lamson?

frog13
05-24-2016, 09:56 AM
Got the Tojiro Petty because it was cheap and I wanted to play with White #2 steel. I like that I can make it wicked sharp, even as an amateur. It's fun. The Kohetsu Gyuto, well, was just looking for another gyuto in a different steel, thought I would try this magical HAP 40. Very sharp out of the box, even sharper after some stropping on balsa and leather. Hoping this is an edge holder, we will see.
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20160507_113807.jpg
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20160519_185452.jpg
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20160519_184734.jpg

Chicagohawkie
05-25-2016, 03:10 PM
Gesshin Itetsu Honyaki 270mm. Probably my nicest JKnife. Thanks to great forum member Mark for this jem.
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4246.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4246.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4245.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4245.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4244.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4244.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4243.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4243.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4242.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4242.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4241.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4241.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4240.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4240.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4239.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4239.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4238.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4238.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4237.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4237.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4236.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4236.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4235.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4235.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4234.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4234.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4233.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4233.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4232.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4232.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4231.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4231.jpg.html)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh240/liqmehsaq/Honyaki/IMG_4230.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/liqmehsaq/media/Honyaki/IMG_4230.jpg.html)

Mucho Bocho
05-25-2016, 03:21 PM
Chicago, beauty. Will you actually use the knife or just adding to the collection?

Chicagohawkie
05-25-2016, 03:32 PM
Chicago, beauty. Will you actually use the knife or just adding to the collection?

Gonna use this one. I've been narrowing down the knifes to ones I'm going to use and keep. Down to six now. 2 honyakis, 2 katos, a Kono and a shig. It's been a great last 3 years buying and trying many knives, but things are winding down or at least that's what I'm telling myself.

Iggy
05-26-2016, 06:01 AM
The Gesshin Ittetsu is a beaty! Congratulations on that purchase.

Have the Honyaki Suji with ebony handle from that line... still one of my nicest knives. But not using it enough I guess... but the polish and the F&F is spectacular.

Foucault
05-26-2016, 06:14 PM
Hi, this is my newest Japanese knife, Kawamura Nakiri 165mm

http://www.cuchillo-japones.com/c-f/ck001f1.gif

http://www.cuchillo-japones.com/c-f/ck001f3.gif

http://www.cuchillo-japones.com/c-f/ck001f4.gif

Hope you like it as much as I do.

Regards

JB

kevpenbanc
05-27-2016, 12:14 AM
Really beautiful stuff Kev. I was drooling over that Oatley and Tansu on ig. Please let us know how oatleys knives cut.

Hi Sam,

A bit of feedback on the Oatley.

Basically very flat profile, flat grind.

The knife is pretty flat for the last half of the blade, and comes to a rather clunky stop if doing any sort of rocking motion. It actually makes a noise on the cutting board.

Likewise, the grind is flat on both sides of the knife.

I emailed James with these observations, he responded that with the profile he's a push cutter, and with the grinds he was trying to get an element of single bevelness into the blade.
James is into sushi and makes some good looking single bevels.

It is a very good slicer (not as in a suji slicer), goes through tomatoes something awesome, but is somewhat sticky, and not really a rocker.

I think I'll try easing the heel slightly to see if I can make it rock a bit more smoothly.

kev

mikedtran
05-27-2016, 12:16 AM
Hi Sam,

A bit of feedback on the Oatley.

Basically very flat profile, flat grind.

The knife is pretty flat for the last half of the blade, and comes to a rather clunky stop if doing any sort of rocking motion. It actually makes a noise on the cutting board.

Likewise, the grind is flat on both sides of the knife.

I emailed James with these observations, he responded that with the profile he's a push cutter, and with the grinds he was trying to get an element of single bevelness into the blade.
James is into sushi and makes some good looking single bevels.

It is a very good slicer (not as in a suji slicer), goes through tomatoes something awesome, but is somewhat sticky, and not really a rocker.

I think I'll try easing the heel slightly to see if I can make it rock a bit more smoothly.

kev

Thanks for the info on the Oatley =)

He makes beautiful knives and hamons, though sounds like some convexity would help with general vegetable prep etc/

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 03:58 AM
The long searched for Yo-handled Shigefusa (even better with the Tamamoku Cedar handle):
http://i.imgur.com/1ny6ClA.jpg

Kitaeji Usuba - this purchase was inspired by my visit to Taro's place Mame in Eugene:
http://i.imgur.com/kAjKXL3.jpg?1

schanop
05-29-2016, 04:10 AM
Both are beautiful pieces, Mike. Congratulations.

Godslayer
05-29-2016, 04:11 AM
That yo shig is amazing.

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 04:30 AM
Both are beautiful pieces, Mike. Congratulations.

Thanks! I've got one more but totally forgot to take a snap of it the other day. Will probably get around to it on Tuesday =)


That yo shig is amazing.

This one took quite a while to hunt down - after PMing a couple members, I ended up finding the buyer of this blade. I also found the blade had not been used at all since it had last changed hands, so I immediately made a very fair offer to obtain this knife. This is one that is going into the regular rotation and I doubt I will ever sell.

jimbob
05-29-2016, 04:47 AM
Two blades I really miss! Kitaeji usuba the most beautiful blade I've held, and the yo was a revelation too. Getting back into 210s now, wanna sell?!?

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 04:54 AM
Two blades I really miss! Kitaeji usuba the most beautiful blade I've held, and the yo was a revelation too. Getting back into 210s now, wanna sell?!?

I have to agree, I held Taro's Kitaeji Usuba and I just had to have one. Also Taro's negi where the thinnest most consistent negi I have ever seen and he says only cuts negi with his Kitaeji usuba. Though I'm under no illusion that owning the same knife will give me even a chance at cutting negi like Taro =p

That would be pretty full circle if the yo ended up back in your hands =)

Badgertooth
05-29-2016, 05:01 AM
The long searched for Yo-handled Shigefusa (even better with the Tamamoku Cedar handle):
http://i.imgur.com/1ny6ClA.jpg



How does she cut?

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 05:13 AM
How does she cut?

Did a full sharpening before prepping dinner today, though I only cut an onion. Cut the onion fantastically =)

Seems both thinner and more asymmetric than any of the other Shigefusa gyutos I have owned/tried (I think it is up to 5 or 6 now)

MAS4T0
05-29-2016, 05:27 AM
This one took quite a while to hunt down - after PMing a couple members, I ended up finding the buyer of this blade. I also found the blade had not been used at all since it had last changed hands, so I immediately made a very fair offer to obtain this knife. This is one that is going into the regular rotation and I doubt I will ever sell.

Mike,

That's some serious networking and initiative - would you put so much work into chasing leads for a potential sale as for a potential purchase?

(I know a lot of sales reps who wouldn't - have you ever considered working in sales?)

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 05:39 AM
A very interesting question - earlier in my career I had not paid much mind to sales/sales roles, though more recently I've come to appreciate both the value and difficulty of sales. This is driven partly from seeing how important sales is to growing a business and partly by my current role transitioning from consulting/analytics to a hybrid consulting and professional services sales role.

Probably just bored the hell out of most of the forum...hahah


Mike,

That's some serious networking and initiative - would you put so much work into chasing leads for a potential sale as for a potential purchase?

(I know a lot of sales reps who wouldn't - have you ever considered working in sales?)

MAS4T0
05-29-2016, 05:43 AM
A very interesting question - earlier in my career I had not paid much mind to sales/sales roles, though more recently I've come to appreciate both the value and difficulty of sales. This is driven partly from seeing how important sales is to growing a business and partly by my current role transitioning from consulting/analytics to a hybrid consulting and professional services sales role.

Probably just bored the hell out of most of the forum...hahah

Thanks for getting back to me, and I couldn't agree more regarding the importance of sales.

If you ever need a job, let me know!

Badgertooth
05-29-2016, 05:45 AM
Did a full sharpening before prepping dinner today, though I only cut an onion. Cut the onion fantastically =)

Seems both thinner and more asymmetric than any of the other Shigefusa gyutos I have owned/tried (I think it is up to 5 or 6 now)

How curious. I wonder if wa shigs are getting beefier as I always had it that the yo shigs were the beefier of the two. We both have wa shigs from the same batch from Takeshi and I am still thinning mine out a session at a time to get it where it needs to be. And I think you had a similar journey with yours, right?

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 11:50 AM
How curious. I wonder if wa shigs are getting beefier as I always had it that the yo shigs were the beefier of the two. We both have wa shigs from the same batch from Takeshi and I am still thinning mine out a session at a time to get it where it needs to be. And I think you had a similar journey with yours, right?

The gyutos I had included:
210mm Yo-handle - jimbob would know but I'm guessing 2013-2014
210mm used from the forums believed to be around a 2013
210mm JWW - 2015
240mm Aframes - 2015
240mm unknown source believed to be around 2012-2013

The 2015 versions were a bit heavier (and thicker in the spine) than their wa-handled older counterparts and from my perception also thicker behind the edge. I actually don't mind thinning Shigefusa, I find the cladding is very easy to work with and refinishing it is quite fun =)

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 12:18 PM
One more addition and my first sujihiki:
http://i.imgur.com/JfkecjO.jpg

bryan03
05-29-2016, 12:52 PM
outch !

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 12:55 PM
outch !

This one came in right before =(

Also have to thank Tanner for helping me with this one.

bryan03
05-29-2016, 01:00 PM
This one came in right before =(

and it's not so bad :D

aboynamedsuita
05-29-2016, 01:07 PM
One more addition and my first sujihiki:
http://i.imgur.com/JfkecjO.jpg


This one came in right before =(

Also have to thank Tanner for helping me with this one.

You're welcome :wink:

Glad that everything worked out, and the knife looks great in person too! The 240 was such a good deal when it came out.

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 01:14 PM
It has now joined my main rack which holds three knives:

180mm Kato Workhorse Petty
210mm Yo-handle Shigefusa
240mm Shigefusa Sujihiki


You're welcome :wink:

Glad that everything worked out, and the knife looks great in person too! The 240 was such a good deal when it came out.

aboynamedsuita
05-29-2016, 01:24 PM
The gyuto/petty/sijihiki tripartite is sort of the gold standard in terms of a "set" if you ask me :doublethumbsup:

MAS4T0
05-29-2016, 01:57 PM
The gyuto/petty/sijihiki tripartite is sort of the gold standard in terms of a "set" if you ask me :doublethumbsup:

:plus1:

Zweber12
05-29-2016, 03:20 PM
Interesting how the tip makes the angulation; my 270 has a smoother taper..


One more addition and my first sujihiki:
http://i.imgur.com/JfkecjO.jpg

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 04:47 PM
The gyuto/petty/sijihiki tripartite is sort of the gold standard in terms of a "set" if you ask me :doublethumbsup:


:plus1:

I wouldn't have any of these without help from the forum.

Petty - Asteger
Yo-handle - milesonend
Sujihiki - tjangula


Interesting how the tip makes the angulation; my 270 has a smoother taper..

Yeah it is almost k-tip like. Wonder if it is because it is a shorter blade?

aboynamedsuita
05-29-2016, 04:59 PM
Interesting how the tip makes the angulation; my 270 has a smoother taper..


Yeah it is almost k-tip like. Wonder if it is because it is a shorter blade?

Spine looks pretty much straight until it drops to the tip, much like Watanabe and Toyama kensaki sujihiki. I'd think it'd make the tip more robust, especially helpful if using a Suji as a main knife since generally thinner than a comparable sized gyuto. Gator has a really good side by side pic comparing the two styles.

schanop
05-29-2016, 06:12 PM
Yeah it is almost k-tip like. Wonder if it is because it is a shorter blade?

My 270 is like that, however, it is a yo under the second son's, Yoshihide, brand.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FVNcTmzJVWadC77v8EQcEhTzVR7JMFr50psbC03M7XTo3PI6sp rkAP4qVF2tqoaMxEfh6QmsFJCUS5v2zpiCDt4im16Mpdm5Hlxd qWGJDa2h6uUGUAWlTTNm4FutHESIfuSWWU1rfUw4yucAOcQeIp l81bYivBEu3DyWyy7RhHUZj80jYEKLslJ0WXCdV26Yh_vsV0bB 3rsJ11FBnlOd1xma4-LMHRm76re0RllrzwUiB7c5zW53gf9M8QKMz-Js5Rn41PvpFafi1vLeKuPXsZAFPnakEj2onoEv6rvZzvnbXArk H3pB5EwZHA5NZeRPwrpZGrliuIH6rXcXJUqCDqqcO2vwjhorev avOty0_TO9bLiJu0KufeaISVKRLfhwlkZ08jb75rIneg2n6NL4 gvE1itDPfS4XBC3pqM6NtUrQkbO7erfhdIOI97vFhGjQHUEOeX OxqV_8Z6CQeP18uw35s_bU1uTxrHnGLaraekbrnFro-natdg6E7467X1TLV3uxnIBy-5lRqpLfYvIdkLCWbsOBhExwz4TbRxBk4OepnSu-rNA2V5XUO4hIkqh4OvqsXQaPmBnqAYU6pErNfHdwMtkIt-o=s1280

Mute-on
05-29-2016, 06:30 PM
Kaboom;)

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 06:36 PM
Kaboom;)

And this thread is over hahahah

This is one of the pictures that started my Shig fever...

inzite
05-29-2016, 06:42 PM
My 270 is like that, however, it is a yo under the second son's, Yoshihide, brand.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FVNcTmzJVWadC77v8EQcEhTzVR7JMFr50psbC03M7XTo3PI6sp rkAP4qVF2tqoaMxEfh6QmsFJCUS5v2zpiCDt4im16Mpdm5Hlxd qWGJDa2h6uUGUAWlTTNm4FutHESIfuSWWU1rfUw4yucAOcQeIp l81bYivBEu3DyWyy7RhHUZj80jYEKLslJ0WXCdV26Yh_vsV0bB 3rsJ11FBnlOd1xma4-LMHRm76re0RllrzwUiB7c5zW53gf9M8QKMz-Js5Rn41PvpFafi1vLeKuPXsZAFPnakEj2onoEv6rvZzvnbXArk H3pB5EwZHA5NZeRPwrpZGrliuIH6rXcXJUqCDqqcO2vwjhorev avOty0_TO9bLiJu0KufeaISVKRLfhwlkZ08jb75rIneg2n6NL4 gvE1itDPfS4XBC3pqM6NtUrQkbO7erfhdIOI97vFhGjQHUEOeX OxqV_8Z6CQeP18uw35s_bU1uTxrHnGLaraekbrnFro-natdg6E7467X1TLV3uxnIBy-5lRqpLfYvIdkLCWbsOBhExwz4TbRxBk4OepnSu-rNA2V5XUO4hIkqh4OvqsXQaPmBnqAYU6pErNfHdwMtkIt-o=s1280

o la la...!!

j22582536
05-29-2016, 08:21 PM
Yeah it is almost k-tip like. Wonder if it is because it is a shorter blade?

Both of my 270 Kasumi and 240 Kitaeji are like k-tip too.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/wp002_zpszhxsicuj.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/wp002_zpszhxsicuj.jpg.html)
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/wp001_zpstnwoumh3.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/wp001_zpstnwoumh3.jpg.html)


My 270 is like that, however, it is a yo under the second son's, Yoshihide, brand.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FVNcTmzJVWadC77v8EQcEhTzVR7JMFr50psbC03M7XTo3PI6sp rkAP4qVF2tqoaMxEfh6QmsFJCUS5v2zpiCDt4im16Mpdm5Hlxd qWGJDa2h6uUGUAWlTTNm4FutHESIfuSWWU1rfUw4yucAOcQeIp l81bYivBEu3DyWyy7RhHUZj80jYEKLslJ0WXCdV26Yh_vsV0bB 3rsJ11FBnlOd1xma4-LMHRm76re0RllrzwUiB7c5zW53gf9M8QKMz-Js5Rn41PvpFafi1vLeKuPXsZAFPnakEj2onoEv6rvZzvnbXArk H3pB5EwZHA5NZeRPwrpZGrliuIH6rXcXJUqCDqqcO2vwjhorev avOty0_TO9bLiJu0KufeaISVKRLfhwlkZ08jb75rIneg2n6NL4 gvE1itDPfS4XBC3pqM6NtUrQkbO7erfhdIOI97vFhGjQHUEOeX OxqV_8Z6CQeP18uw35s_bU1uTxrHnGLaraekbrnFro-natdg6E7467X1TLV3uxnIBy-5lRqpLfYvIdkLCWbsOBhExwz4TbRxBk4OepnSu-rNA2V5XUO4hIkqh4OvqsXQaPmBnqAYU6pErNfHdwMtkIt-o=s1280

This is also one of the picture why I am so into Shigs. Schanop, I blame you if I go bankrupt one day loll. :justkidding:

schanop
05-29-2016, 08:27 PM
This is also one of the picture why I am so into Shigs. Schanop, I blame you if I go bankrupt one day loll. :justkidding:



This is one of the pictures that started my Shig fever...

:clown: I am here to help, gents :wink: Both of you now seem to have similar size of Shig collection to mine, even larger, I think. I just off loaded two to fellow Ozzie Shig collector.

ynot1985
05-29-2016, 08:35 PM
:clown: I am here to help, gents :wink: Both of you now seem to have similar size of Shig collection to mine, even larger, I think. I just off loaded two to fellow Ozzie Shig collector.

as someone who has seen your collection first hand the other day, it's amazing to say the least...

you definitely have stuff that are very unique, dare I say Unicorn level..

aboynamedsuita
05-29-2016, 08:45 PM
The single bevel KU stuff and the KU chukabocho are definitely one of a kind

Johnny.B.Good
05-29-2016, 08:55 PM
as someone who has seen your collection first hand the other day, it's amazing to say the least...

you definitely have stuff that are very unique, dare I say Unicorn level..

I'm formally requesting a knife gallery thread from Schanop.

j22582536
05-29-2016, 08:58 PM
I'm formally requesting a knife gallery thread from Schanop.

:plus1:

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 08:59 PM
If anyone is looking for a single bevel KU petty I believe I have a lead on both a standard version in 180mm and a "sanjo made" version in 150mm.

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 08:59 PM
I'm formally requesting a knife gallery thread from Schanop.


:plus1:

:plus1:

ynot1985
05-29-2016, 09:04 PM
If anyone is looking for a single bevel KU petty I believe I have a lead on both a standard version in 180mm and a "sanjo made" version in 150mm.

single bevel 180KU petty.. where?

I can get it to go with my 150 and 210 ones..hehe

j22582536
05-29-2016, 09:07 PM
If anyone is looking for a single bevel KU petty I believe I have a lead on both a standard version in 180mm and a "sanjo made" version in 150mm.

I think I know which sites you're talking about, too bad I'm not so much into kurouchi.

mikedtran
05-29-2016, 09:07 PM
single bevel 180KU petty.. where?

I can get it to go with my 150 and 210 ones..hehe

Sent you a PM =)

Zweber12
05-30-2016, 02:59 AM
Goes to show you miss the best conversations while sleeping!

ynot1985
05-30-2016, 07:48 AM
Picked this one off Mert a few weeks back 235mm gyuto with walrus ivory, mammoth tooth and ancient bog wood handle.. amazing cutter

http://imgur.com/tg9XM89

http://imgur.com/DyccZ5r

schanop
05-30-2016, 07:50 AM
Nice work from Mert.


Picked this one off Mert a few weeks back 235mm gyuto with walrus ivory, mammoth tooth and ancient bog wood handle.. amazing cutter

http://i.imgur.com/tg9XM89.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DyccZ5r.jpg

DamageInc
05-30-2016, 08:06 AM
I've been on a little bit of a spending spree as of late....

http://gabeazo.com/images/ccda91ba263a33b4c97b.png

Extra hardness O1 185mm Mighty Mono from Mr. Catcheside. Handle is spalted Finnish beech with orange dye stabilization, buffalo ferrule, faux ivory spacer.

http://gabeazo.com/images/a937839b79cd5e0e9607.png

http://gabeazo.com/images/1e12900ae8c09612e8d0.png

http://gabeazo.com/images/687f114ea2fdd3825311.png

F-Flash
05-30-2016, 08:35 AM
Nice looking Catcheside! And good length also! Can't wait to get mine!

Cheeks1989
05-30-2016, 12:08 PM
Mert Tansu San mai gyuto 260 and honyaki petty. The handle is musk ox ferrule and end cap , brown mallee burl , copper and walrus Ivory spacers. I am really excited to get these in.
http://i.imgur.com/XpCmp1e.jpg

spoiledbroth
05-30-2016, 04:35 PM
Whoa cheeks! Seriously where does mert find all this time? Cheffing and forging !

mikedtran
05-30-2016, 04:56 PM
Loving the Mert and Catcheside stuff!

bonestter
05-30-2016, 05:01 PM
Have you seen the entry fee (Catcher...)?

Smurfmacaw
05-30-2016, 05:17 PM
Have you seen the entry fee (Catcher...)?

Yeah, I'm waiting for the GBP to go in the crapper before I run chase any more of Will's work....c'mon Brexit!

spoiledbroth
05-31-2016, 12:58 AM
Yeah, I'm waiting for the GBP to go in the crapper before I run chase any more of Will's work....c'mon Brexit!

:bigeek: pot, kettle :razz:

Mute-on
05-31-2016, 02:29 AM
I've been on a little bit of a spending spree as of late....

http://gabeazo.com/images/ccda91ba263a33b4c97b.png

Extra hardness O1 185mm Mighty Mono from Mr. Catcheside. Handle is spalted Finnish beech with orange dye stabilization, buffalo ferrule, faux ivory spacer.

http://gabeazo.com/images/a937839b79cd5e0e9607.png

http://gabeazo.com/images/1e12900ae8c09612e8d0.png

http://gabeazo.com/images/687f114ea2fdd3825311.png

You are going to love using this! Great choice. :)

kevpenbanc
05-31-2016, 05:11 AM
4 inch Parer from Aidan at Cut Throat Australia.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161149_zpsotwbsrr6.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161149_zpsotwbsrr6.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161203_zpsxf1p1ppb.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161203_zpsxf1p1ppb.jpg.html)

That's it, for now, nothing else on order.

DamageInc
05-31-2016, 06:08 AM
You are going to love using this! Great choice. :)

I can already tell. Used it to make coleslaw yesterday. It's a fantastic knife.

malexthekid
05-31-2016, 06:12 AM
4 inch Parer from Aidan at Cut Throat Australia.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161149_zpsotwbsrr6.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161149_zpsotwbsrr6.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161203_zpsxf1p1ppb.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160524_161203_zpsxf1p1ppb.jpg.html)

That's it, for now, nothing else on order.

Would love to hear your thoughts on his work once you have had some time to play

Mucho Bocho
05-31-2016, 08:05 AM
Kev, Interesting shape, very ergonomic? Looks like it could benefit from a little thinning. The primary bevel has some pretty robust shoulders which will certainly cause hesitation and drag. The finished should be easy to restore though. Looks to be somewhere between 400 and 800 grit paper. Be sure to start each stroke at the handle and pull the length of the knife in one direction only. This will return the scratched finish quickly. Thanks for showing.

kevpenbanc
05-31-2016, 09:11 AM
Would love to hear your thoughts on his work once you have had some time to play

The f&f is as good as I've seen.
Perfectly smooth between the handle and the blade.


Kev, Interesting shape, very ergonomic? Looks like it could benefit from a little thinning. The primary bevel has some pretty robust shoulders which will certainly cause hesitation and drag. The finished should be easy to restore though. Looks to be somewhere between 400 and 800 grit paper. Be sure to start each stroke at the handle and pull the length of the knife in one direction only. This will return the scratched finish quickly. Thanks for showing.

Seems to work, myself and my wife have no issue with the shape.
It certainly stands out on the mag rack.

There has been no issue with it cutting so far, but I have had a look at the bevels.
Tried to get a choil shot, but it's too fiddly.
It's reasonably thin, but I'll probably have a play when I get round to sharpening it.

Smurfmacaw
05-31-2016, 10:09 AM
:bigeek: pot, kettle :razz:
Yah, I've been feeling sorry for my Canadian friends...not only a weak Loonie but you have a very voracious tax man to boot.

mikedtran
05-31-2016, 10:17 AM
That is a very interesting looking Shig - is it a Masayuki or a Yosihide?

Also looks like it may have been reground by someone as there is a huge primary bevel/shinogi? Shigs even the Masayukis / Yosihides should still have a S-grind/hollow though Chanop probably can speak better to this than myself.


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.

kevpenbanc
05-31-2016, 11:07 AM
That is a very interesting looking Shig - is it a Masayuki or a Yosihide?

Also looks like it may have been reground by someone as there is a huge primary bevel/shinogi? Shigs even the Masayukis / Yosihides should still have a S-grind/hollow though Chanop probably can speak better to this than myself.

It was a yoshihide.
You'd have to ask Mert as to what's been done to it.
I had it for a week or so and then passed it onto Chadd.

Artichoke
05-31-2016, 03:59 PM
Watanabe 180 kurouchi nakkiri.

I was super impressed with his customer service - the shipping was super fast. It was five days from when it shipped until I received it in central Oregon.

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2vctrz2v.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2vctrz2v.jpeg.html)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3aqfnq5i.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3aqfnq5i.jpeg.html)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56jswln.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56jswln.jpeg.html)

Badgertooth
05-31-2016, 04:05 PM
Watanabe 180 kurouchi nakkiri.

I was super impressed with his customer service - the shipping was super fast. It was five days from when it shipped until I received it in central Oregon.

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2vctrz2v.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2vctrz2v.jpeg.html)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3aqfnq5i.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3aqfnq5i.jpeg.html)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56jswln.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56jswln.jpeg.html)

This is the Nakiri that gets a tonne of love round these parts. And yes, Shinichi is a gent

malexthekid
05-31-2016, 05:54 PM
The f&f is as good as I've seen.
Perfectly smooth between the handle and the blade.



Seems to work, myself and my wife have no issue with the shape.
It certainly stands out on the mag rack.

There has been no issue with it cutting so far, but I have had a look at the bevels.
Tried to get a choil shot, but it's too fiddly.
It's reasonably thin, but I'll probably have a play when I get round to sharpening it.

Cool. I have always liked the look of his work but wasn't sure what they were like.

kevpenbanc
05-31-2016, 06:02 PM
Cool. I have always liked the look of his work but wasn't sure what they were like.

I must admit that I like the look of his 9.5 inch 'sabatier', but been a bit curious about the grind. Hopefully will get to check it out at the Sydney show.

alterwisser
05-31-2016, 09:44 PM
Watanabe 180 kurouchi nakkiri.

I was super impressed with his customer service - the shipping was super fast. It was five days from when it shipped until I received it in central Oregon.

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2vctrz2v.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2vctrz2v.jpeg.html)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3aqfnq5i.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3aqfnq5i.jpeg.html)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w463/carniverousartichoke/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56jswln.jpeg (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/carniverousartichoke/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56jswln.jpeg.html)

3 days for me to NJ. And yes, he's fantastic. And yes, this is probably one of the, if not THE Nakiri to get. Only the plastic ferrule is a downer

aboynamedsuita
05-31-2016, 09:52 PM
3 days for me to NJ. And yes, he's fantastic. And yes, this is probably one of the, if not THE Nakiri to get. Only the plastic ferrule is a downer

Is that the knife you're getting the Stefan handle for?

alterwisser
05-31-2016, 10:22 PM
Is that the knife you're getting the Stefan handle for?

Yep

chefcomesback
05-31-2016, 10:58 PM
That is a very interesting looking Shig - is it a Masayuki or a Yosihide?

Also looks like it may have been reground by someone as there is a huge primary bevel/shinogi? Shigs even the Masayukis / Yosihides should still have a S-grind/hollow though Chanop probably can speak better to this than myself.

Reground ? No , it has a big primary bevel and due to the way the previous owner stored it there is a line of rust/stain , I will be cleaning it up and put back up for sale . It is yoshihide, doesn't have the s grind

Kookaburra
06-01-2016, 08:52 AM
3 days for me to NJ. And yes, he's fantastic. And yes, this is probably one of the, if not THE Nakiri to get. Only the plastic ferrule is a downer

I just got a Watanabe 270 white steel Yanagiba. Ordered last Friday, arrived yesterday(Tuesday) in Perth Australia. Photos to come.

Artichoke
06-01-2016, 09:01 AM
3 days for me to NJ. And yes, he's fantastic. And yes, this is probably one of the, if not THE Nakiri to get. Only the plastic ferrule is a downer

It probably would only have been four days but there was a weekend and the Memorial Day holiday + plus I'm in a fairly rural area.

alterwisser
06-01-2016, 09:03 AM
It probably would only have been four days but there was a weekend and the Memorial Day holiday + plus I'm in a fairly rural area.

Yeah, probably huge difference. I also get one day Amazon shipping here. I'm basically in NYC. Although no New Yorker would EVER agree with that LOL...32139

easy13
06-01-2016, 08:06 PM
2 New ones in yesterday


Kochi 210 Petty, haven't seen much mentioned bout these. Stiffer, sturdier than the Suisin Honyakis and similar 210s which I find too puny for the line. Superior finish and sexiness compared to the bulkier line warrior Itinomonn 210 suji which I would still prefer on a tight/hectic station. Haven't had a chance to hammer this one yet but really pleased with it so far
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_8708.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_8708.jpg.html)

Gonna keep it short, there is already plenty of Shig talk on here. Picked this 165 KU Santoku up because I never tried the KU line and it may be the only one I actually like & keep. Solid profile & grind, but really like the weight on this one for its size, feels strong as hell for a santoku, was murdering some light veg prep with it today. Would never drop $500+ again on the other ones but in the low $200s Im not mad at these
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_8709.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_8709.jpg.html)

TheDispossessed
06-01-2016, 08:18 PM
Gonna keep it short, there is already plenty of Shig talk on here. Picked this 165 KU Santoku up because I never tried the KU line and it may be the only one I actually like & keep. Solid profile & grind, but really like the weight on this one for its size, feels strong as hell for a santoku, was murdering some light veg prep with it today. Would never drop $500+ again on the other ones but in the low $200s Im not mad at these
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/KidAnkles/IMG_8709.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/KidAnkles/media/IMG_8709.jpg.html)

I had one of the same, it was the single stiffest knife I've ever had, it was like a damn rock.

Cheeks1989
06-01-2016, 08:32 PM
Nice pick up easy.

patraleigh
06-01-2016, 08:55 PM
Yoshiaki Fujiwara 300mm Yanagiba 菊竜 from Maksim no time to test at the fieldwork yet due to got offered new job.

kostantinos
06-01-2016, 09:11 PM
Damn thats sexy for Yanagi . I wonder how it cuts .

easy13 i would love to hear some feedback on the Kochi 210mm . I have a 210mm Kagekiyo white 2 pretty nice slicer but i been hearing some great feedback on the kochi and wondering how it behaves with cooked proteins.

brainsausage
06-01-2016, 10:52 PM
32158

That **** is Kubrickian. Nice shot.

brianh
06-04-2016, 01:50 PM
Really liking my Itinomonn 270 suji from Maksim. Suits my basic suji needs perfectly. The handle-installation meister just put on an Anton handle.

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mikedtran
06-04-2016, 01:54 PM
Yoshiaki Fujiwara 300mm Yanagiba 菊竜 from Maksim no time to test at the fieldwork yet due to got offered new job.

Beautiful blade! Would also love to hear how it cuts.

Rule556
06-05-2016, 12:59 AM
Just picked up this Kumagoro santoku from EE... I'm a kitchen knife newbie, but this knife just works. Balance is perfect, right on the pinch point, and it's light enough I can choke up on it quite easily for delicate work. I'm hooked. Terrified of sharpening it for the first time on my water stones though. [emoji6]

Cheers,
Chris

https://instagram.com/p/BGN5f6PkrkS/

miccro
06-05-2016, 08:14 AM
my last knife buy - about 6months ago- re handled by Mikey of Honu Mana Wa Handles

https://atworldspass.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/knife5web.jpg?w=1000

https://atworldspass.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/knife6web.jpg?w=1000

Hianyiaw
06-05-2016, 08:31 AM
Beautiful mirror polished honyaki there

aboynamedsuita
06-05-2016, 09:47 AM
my last knife buy - about 6months ago- re handled by Mikey of Honu Mana Wa Handles

https://atworldspass.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/knife5web.jpg?w=1000

https://atworldspass.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/knife6web.jpg?w=1000

Blade and handle are gorgeous! I currently have six handles in progress with Mikey and am looking forward to them once completed; I already have one in koa, muskox and copper and like it a lot. Could you enlighten as to the blade?

PS - can't wait to see your new Hattori KD once it arrives

miccro
06-05-2016, 09:55 AM
Thanks, - its a Konosuke 240 Honyaki in white#2 i actually bought off the forum over a year ago ( time flies!) dont have the measurements to hand - can measure up if you would like, its been around the world being re-handled and not seen use by me yet - its a thing of beauty but cant wait to put it to use.

The KD im also really excited about - never expected to own one - that too will be enjoyed, used and looked after!

mike

aboynamedsuita
06-05-2016, 10:02 AM
Thanks, - its a Konosuke 240 Honyaki Gyuto i actually bought off the forum over a year ago ( time flies!) dont have the measurements to hand - can measure up if you would like, its been around the world being re-handled and not seen use by me yet - its a thing of beauty but cant wait to put it to use.

The KD im also really excited about - never expected to own one - that too will be enjoyed, used and looked after!

mike

Thanks, you don't have to measure for my sake, I was just curious about the general info. I was going to guess konosuke but am not very familiar with them so didn't recognize the kanji

bkultra
06-05-2016, 10:26 AM
Konosuke typically run short (230ish), but I'm not sure if that holds true with their honyaki(s).

patraleigh
06-05-2016, 12:50 PM
32158

That **** is Kubrickian. Nice shot.


thank you ! brainsausage :biggrin:


Beautiful blade! Would also love to hear how it cuts.

thank you ! mikedtran :biggrin:

it's amazing cuts,sweet sharped, I don't know how to say. it's like filling of crispy and smooth at the same time.
maybe from the knife grain.

This knife i use for cut fishes behind sushi bar only.

compared to shig yanakiba 300 mm kitaeji MOS.

In My Opinion, over all about 40% way better than shig 300 MOS
but
The weight is a little bit lighter than shig. by the way, just couple days I hands-on.

when I got any chance I will do full review and comparison on both knives + Toyama Noborikoi kiritsuke 270 mm.

This bad boy I want to call " Work Horse behind Sushi bar " if Maksim don't mind :justkidding:
because : this bad boy can do everything well done in one knife

same thing as

Mioroshi deba in Japanese kitchen.



[QUOTE=kostantinos;419593]Damn thats sexy for Yanagi . I wonder how it cuts .

thank you kostantinos !:biggrin:

YG420
06-05-2016, 08:57 PM
Very nice kono right there! I have the blue2 and wish it was all mirror polished like yours.

my last knife buy - about 6months ago- re handled by Mikey of Honu Mana Wa Handles

https://atworldspass.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/knife5web.jpg?w=1000

https://atworldspass.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/knife6web.jpg?w=1000

YG420
06-05-2016, 08:57 PM
Sick! Wana trade for a kasumi version? Lol

Yoshiaki Fujiwara 300mm Yanagiba 菊竜 from Maksim no time to test at the fieldwork yet due to got offered new job.

aboynamedsuita
06-05-2016, 09:36 PM
Sick! Wana trade for a kasumi version? Lol

It would compliment your TWO Kikuryu gyutos lol

Oh, and the little Kasumi Parer you got today too ;)

YG420
06-05-2016, 09:43 PM
It would compliment your TWO Kikuryu gyutos lol

Oh, and the little Kasumi Parer you got today too ;)

Dont judge me haha!

I admit Ive been hoarding a bit lately, but I couldnt let that parer pass me by!

aboynamedsuita
06-05-2016, 09:47 PM
Dont judge me haha!

I admit Ive been hoarding a bit lately, but I couldnt let that parer pass me by!

All good bro, I just can't believe I missed the Kikuryu by such a short timeframe. Probably for the better actually as I have a ton of custom work coming up shortly

YG420
06-05-2016, 09:52 PM
All good bro, I just can't believe I missed the Kikuryu by such a short timeframe. Probably for the better actually as I have a ton of custom work coming up shortly

Yea Im sure another opportunity will pop up unexpectedly before you know it. I think about a week after I got the first kikuryu, Maksim had one available and I was on the product page pretty quick, but passed on it since I just bought one.

On another note, I need to step up my rehandle game soon!

aboynamedsuita
06-05-2016, 09:59 PM
Yea Im sure another opportunity will pop up unexpectedly before you know it. I think about a week after I got the first kikuryu, Maksim had one available and I was on the product page pretty quick, but passed on it since I just bought one.

On another note, I need to step up my rehandle game soon!

That's the Kikuryu I got initially with the jnat Polish. I was sitting in my office, got the email and BAM… made my move lol. I sold it because I have all the custom stuff (rehandles, etc) coming up and also got the Kurouchi Kato, so I'd be digging myself a hole if I got the recent one, but it'd be worth it :knife: :viking:

YG420
06-05-2016, 10:11 PM
That's the Kikuryu I got initially with the jnat Polish. I was sitting in my office, got the email and BAM… made my move lol. I sold it because I have all the custom stuff (rehandles, etc) coming up and also got the Kurouchi Kato, so I'd be digging myself a hole if I got the recent one, but it'd be worth it :knife: :viking:

That hole gets very deep as you know my friend lol

mikedtran
06-05-2016, 10:15 PM
That hole gets very deep as you know my friend lol

I've heard rumors of someone who might have 30+ Katos...

aboynamedsuita
06-05-2016, 10:29 PM
That hole gets very deep as you know my friend lol
Well if you have a last minute change of mind when it arrives :angel2:, I would gladly buy it from you ;). You can even keep the fancy box for the one you have lol



I've heard rumors of someone who might have 30+ Katos...
This is something I would like to see, I wonder if it's the same person who owns the honyaki tamahagane Yanagi and/or those other three killer single bevels.

YG420
06-05-2016, 10:33 PM
I've heard rumors of someone who might have 30+ Katos...

Hunt him down!

YG420
06-05-2016, 10:33 PM
Ill keep you in mind bro, and the same goes for your ku kato if you ever get that itch lol

Well if you have a last minute change of mind when it arrives :angel2:, I would gladly buy it from you ;). You can even keep the fancy box for the one you have lol



This is something I would like to see, I wonder if it's the same person who owns the honyaki tamahagane Yanagi and/or those other three killer single bevels.

schanop
06-07-2016, 01:29 AM
It's been quite a bit hectic on my side. This baby arrived a few weeks back but I haven't got time to take some decent pictures. At least I have managed to take some good Samsung photos today.

This kitaeji chukka is 210x95, 510g. Basically it is medium weight slicer, aka a short #7 or Sugimoto #2. Most of the weight is in the tang/handle. It has a long taper all the way from the butt to the tip. With this chukka in the house, I think I can close my book for Shigefusa double bevel family which consists of a petty, a gyuto, a santoku, a suji, and this chuka.

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mc2442
06-07-2016, 01:32 AM
Is that a unicorn? First one I remember seeing.

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 01:44 AM
HOLY FREAKING MOLY!!!!

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 01:45 AM
Is that a unicorn? First one I remember seeing.

There's other Shig chukas out there. IMO- The unicorn would be a KU chuka.

Yes. I've put the challenge down to all you high rollers. Make a damn KU chuka happen. Please.

Kitaeji is booooooring at this point;)

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 01:46 AM
There's other Shig chukas out there. IMO- The unicorn would be a be KU chuka.

Yes. I've put the challenge down to all you high rollers. Make a damn KU chuka happen. Please.

Putting a challenge out there - I believe with enough time I could get a Kasumi or a Kitaeji...will have to inquire about that KU. =p

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 01:47 AM
Putting a challenge out there - I believe with enough time I could get a Kasumi or a Kitaeji...will have to inquire about that KU. =p

See my edit.

Godslayer
06-07-2016, 01:47 AM
Isn't the KU chucka significantly less $$$ I know I saw one get sold for $700-$900 I presume a kiteji would be 1300-$1500. Now a yo kiteji chuka that would be where the money is, I'm guessing that would be a 2k blade.

YG420
06-07-2016, 01:49 AM
very nice scanop!

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 01:51 AM
Isn't the KU chucka significantly less $$$ I know I saw one get sold for $700-$900 I presume a kiteji would be 1300-$1500. Now a yo kiteji chuka that would be where the money is, I'm guessing that would be a 2k blade.

I've only seen the one. And I still think I was robbed due to an Aussie Shig conspiracy...

ynot1985
06-07-2016, 01:53 AM
Isn't the KU chucka significantly less $$$ I know I saw one get sold for $700-$900 I presume a kiteji would be 1300-$1500. Now a yo kiteji chuka that would be where the money is, I'm guessing that would be a 2k blade.

I can so see Mike jumping all over that idea!!!

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 01:53 AM
Chanop actually owned it and only sold it because he got the Kitaeji - he sold it to a low key Shig-a-holic ynot =)

https://instagram.fsjc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/13092254_261790310835815_2089036360_n.jpg

https://www.instagram.com/p/BE3J8W9gUWBkyfPB-VVkN7Dx25f_0kr-2f_ugk0/?taken-by=ynot1985


A KU Shig chuka? Pics or it didn't happen. And the unicorn aspect would be all these peeps b****in about the reactivity. I guess that would make a KU Shig Gyuto pretty damn Unicornesque as well.

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 01:55 AM
Hhahaha no yo Chukas for me. I think I'd go with the same handle layout Chanop got =)


I can so see Mike jumping all over that idea!!!

rami_m
06-07-2016, 01:57 AM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showpost.php?p=342985

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 01:58 AM
Chanop actually owned it and only sold it because he got the Kitaeji - he sold it to a low key Shig-a-holic ynot =)

https://instagram.fsjc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/13092254_261790310835815_2089036360_n.jpg

https://www.instagram.com/p/BE3J8W9gUWBkyfPB-VVkN7Dx25f_0kr-2f_ugk0/?taken-by=ynot1985

I had to edit my post due to alcohol consumption and temporary memory loss.

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:00 AM
I'm still a bit ripe about missing out on that damn thing.

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 02:01 AM
Aren't we all! The saya and stand that came with it were pretty awesome.


I'm still a bit ripe about missing out on that damn thing.

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:07 AM
Aren't we all! The saya and stand that came with it were pretty awesome.

Yep. I still lay awake at night and think if only I'd been a few minutes quicker to post. Or Australian.

SHIG AUSSIE CONSPIRACY IS REAL

Godslayer
06-07-2016, 02:09 AM
Is a shig really a shig if it isn't in Australia? Its like scotch that's never been to scotland.

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:12 AM
Is a shig really a shig if it isn't in Australia? Its like scotch that's never been to scotland.

Not sure that's the best metric in this instance

https://dekanta.com/store/yamazaki-12-year-old/?utm_campaign=adwords2&gclid=Cj0KEQjwvtS6BRC8pcKn8OXIg_wBEiQAqtpiz88Xbrkj EgWvBDaUQorullIrX-uBcP7_proGOtZk-LkaAsjs8P8HAQ

schanop
06-07-2016, 02:14 AM
Thank to the low-key ynot, a new care taker of two of my KU shigs, who helped me fund this Chuka. It is also great he is only a few minutes away from me.

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:16 AM
Thank to the low-key ynot, a new care taker of two of my KU shigs, who helped me fund this Chuka. It is also great he is only a few minutes away from me.

Stop rubbing it in dammit!

YG420
06-07-2016, 02:17 AM
Stop rubbing it in dammit!

I heard this in Moe Sizlacks voice lol

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:18 AM
I heard this in Moe Sizlacks voice lol

As you should:D

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 02:19 AM
Thank to the low-key ynot, a new care taker of two of my KU shigs, who helped me fund this Chuka. It is also great he is only a few minutes away from me.

What was the other KU?

ynot1985
06-07-2016, 02:20 AM
What was the other KU?

a 150mm single bevel petty..

I'm waiting for Chanop to sell me his single bevel KU santoku

schanop
06-07-2016, 02:21 AM
What was the other KU?

Single bevel 150mm fish knife/petty that he posted with his new 210 KU yanagiba. Lots of cloud on that one.

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 02:23 AM
Wait the single bevel KU santoku is a real thing? :bigeek:

schanop
06-07-2016, 02:23 AM
There's other Shig chukas out there. IMO- The unicorn would be a KU chuka.

Yes. I've put the challenge down to all you high rollers. Make a damn KU chuka happen. Please.

Kitaeji is booooooring at this point;)

The other kitaeji chuka should show up soon. It was with Dan for rehandling last week, AFAIK.

schanop
06-07-2016, 02:26 AM
Wait the single bevel KU santoku is a real thing? :bigeek:

There are two others from that lot of NOS's.

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ynot1985
06-07-2016, 02:27 AM
Wait the single bevel KU santoku is a real thing? :bigeek:

very much so.. I saw it with my very own eyes...

mute-on has the KU gyuto and Chanop has the single bevel Ku santoku.. At least I know the knives I need for my collection are within this country

YG420
06-07-2016, 02:28 AM
Arent the ones listed on jww single bevel?

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:28 AM
Wait the single bevel KU santoku is a real thing? :bigeek:

You're late to the game my friend;) I still want a damn KU Gyuto based solely on the fact that there's a 190 (or 210 maybe?) floating around out there. That I know of. So who knows how many are out there that I don't know of?

j22582536
06-07-2016, 02:31 AM
I'm still requesting a gallery thread from Schanop!!

brainsausage
06-07-2016, 02:31 AM
The other kitaeji chuka should show up soon. It was with Dan for rehandling last week, AFAIK.

Well- I'm sure Dan is getting pretty tired of that routine...

mikedtran
06-07-2016, 02:35 AM
I'm still requesting a gallery thread from Schanop!!

:plus1:

Mute-on
06-07-2016, 03:26 AM
Yep. I still lay awake at night and think if only I'd been a few minutes quicker to post. Or Australian.

SHIG AUSSIE CONSPIRACY IS REAL

Shhhhhhhhhh!!! Not so loud. We can't have everyone knowing ...

;)

Von blewitt
06-07-2016, 03:37 AM
Isn't the KU chucka significantly less $$$ I know I saw one get sold for $700-$900 I presume a kiteji would be 1300-$1500. Now a yo kiteji chuka that would be where the money is, I'm guessing that would be a 2k blade.
I tried to order an integral Kitaeji Chuka, no luck only slab scales or Wa :(

rami_m
06-07-2016, 03:38 AM
I tried to order an integral Kitaeji Chuka, no luck only slab scales or Wa :(

You think the order will go through?

Godslayer
06-07-2016, 03:48 AM
I tried to order an integral Kitaeji Chuka, no luck only slab scales or Wa :(

Thats what makes it a unicorn. Does it exist, did he ever make one, if he did who has it, when was it made, which person at shig made it, etc. Unicorns may exist if we know they exist it's no longer a unicorn.

Von blewitt
06-07-2016, 03:52 AM
You think the order will go through? one day

aboynamedsuita
06-07-2016, 06:03 AM
I'm still a bit ripe about missing out on that damn thing.

Yep. I still lay awake at night and think if only I'd been a few minutes quicker to post. Or Australian.

SHIG AUSSIE CONSPIRACY IS REAL

Don't feel bad, I missed out on a Kato by <2 min

ynot1985
06-07-2016, 06:10 AM
Don't feel bad, I missed out on a Kato by <2 min

Which one?

I guess I was lucky...only time I buy things on BST are all from oz sellers

jimbob
06-07-2016, 06:40 AM
Tell me about it. Was on my ph when email came in, had yanagiba in cart then stalled to get cc out of car, boom gone!

aboynamedsuita
06-07-2016, 07:30 AM
Which one?

I guess I was lucky...only time I buy things on BST are all from oz sellers

There was a Kikuru on BST, I suppose oz to oz is good for the time zones. All the good stuff seems to come out in the middle of the night

ynot1985
06-07-2016, 08:13 AM
I thought you have one of those already?

Talk to mike, he has hookups everywhere

YG420
06-07-2016, 08:26 AM
My ears r ringing lol

Benuser
06-07-2016, 12:06 PM
http://postimg.org/image/5ay6y41kh/

A few oldies after some cleaning up.

krx927
06-07-2016, 01:19 PM
http://postimg.org/image/5ay6y41kh/

A few oldies after some cleaning up.

Was not sure what I like better on the site with the image, the knives or the chicks ;)

Benuser
06-07-2016, 02:44 PM
The two Sheffields are from Son, quite sure he loves the ladies as well.

aboynamedsuita
06-07-2016, 06:03 PM
I thought you have one of those already?

Talk to mike, he has hookups everywhere
I sold it and kinda had seller's remorse




My ears r ringing lol
watch for an email ;-)

drewrosenberg23
06-08-2016, 03:46 AM
Yoshikazu Ikeda Suminigashi 270mm Yanagi #1 Aogami Ebony
having issues posting pics :(
its beautiful thou!

mikedtran
06-08-2016, 03:49 AM
Yoshikazu Ikeda Suminigashi 270mm Yanagi #1 Aogami Ebony
having issues posting pics :(
its beautiful thou!

Did you get it from bernal? You should upload the picture to imgur and link it =)

cyp450
06-08-2016, 07:53 PM
Picked up this Aritsugu Nakiri on my recent trip to Japan. 95% of the knives they sold were single edge :(

http://i.imgur.com/QP0XqiH.jpg?1

MAS4T0
06-08-2016, 10:12 PM
95% of the knives they sold were single edge :(


I'd hope that they all were! :pirate1:

drewrosenberg23
06-09-2016, 01:32 PM
Did you get it from bernal? You should upload the picture to imgur and link it =)

http://i.imgur.com/9ifHGkT.jpg

mikedtran
06-09-2016, 10:39 PM
Nice looking blade drew, loved to see what else you got in the collection =)

mikedtran
06-09-2016, 10:40 PM
Quick picture with terrible lighting because I'm really excited about this blade.

Yosihide Yo-handle 150mm petty arrived today - thought it was fitting gyuto (father) with petty (son).

http://i.imgur.com/bAu0NNp.jpg

brainsausage
06-09-2016, 11:39 PM
Quick picture with terrible lighting because I'm really excited about this blade.

Yosihide Yo-handle 150mm petty arrived today - thought it was fitting gyuto (father) with petty (son).

http://i.imgur.com/bAu0NNp.jpg

That petty made me realize that the hype surrounding their western handles was anything but. One of the comfiest knives in hand I've yet to experience. I'm glad it reached you safe and sound.

mikedtran
06-09-2016, 11:47 PM
I'm with you on that - the handle on that thing is AMAZING, it both looks great and feels awesome. The picture definitely doesn't catch the grain of the wood.


That petty made me realize that the hype surrounding their western handles was anything but. One of the comfiest knives in hand I've yet to experience. I'm glad it reached you safe and sound.

schanop
06-10-2016, 12:07 AM
That yo petty is looking good, Mike. Congratulations. I use mine all the time.


Quick picture with terrible lighting because I'm really excited about this blade.

Yosihide Yo-handle 150mm petty arrived today - thought it was fitting gyuto (father) with petty (son).

http://i.imgur.com/bAu0NNp.jpg

Johnny.B.Good
06-10-2016, 01:38 AM
I'm with you on that - the handle on that thing is AMAZING, it both looks great and feels awesome. The picture definitely doesn't catch the grain of the wood.

What's the wood? Simple and elegant, whatever it is.

Nice score.

mikedtran
06-10-2016, 01:41 AM
Ironwood, here is a better picture where you can really see the grain from Lucretia the original owner (I'm the third owner)

http://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/son3-jpg.8962/


What's the wood? Simple and elegant, whatever it is.

Nice score.

Godslayer
06-10-2016, 01:51 AM
I dont normally like dark ironwood, but that blade is pure class. If it ever needs a fourth owner we can talk ;)

j22582536
06-10-2016, 02:05 AM
Ironwood, here is a better picture where you can really see the grain from Lucretia the original owner (I'm the third owner)

http://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/son3-jpg.8962/

That's a very sexy handle you got there!


Speaking of dark wood handle, I also have one coming in a week or two which I'm very excited for.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg.html)

mikedtran
06-10-2016, 02:11 AM
I have to say it is one of the nicest pieces of wood I have ever seen in person and I have a bunch of really nice Honduran Rosewood Burl sitting around =)


I dont normally like dark ironwood, but that blade is pure class. If it ever needs a fourth owner we can talk ;)

Thanks J - looks like you have the matching brother to Chanop's!

Is that ringed gidgee?


That's a very sexy handle you got there!


Speaking of dark wood handle, I also have one coming in a week or two which I'm very excited for.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg.html)

j22582536
06-10-2016, 02:21 AM
Thanks J - looks like you have the matching brother to Chanop's!

Is that ringed gidgee?

good eye, the handle is ringed gidgee and saya is birch wood.

brainsausage
06-10-2016, 02:24 AM
If that Yoshi had only had a bit higher/aggressive tip, I'd never have let it go. I only use petties for butchery, and the Yoshihide was a bit too wide at the tip to execute good piercing cuts. I thought about having somebody more qualified than I to change it up. But it felt sacrilegious somehow to have it thoroughly reprofiled. I might have to borrow it back from you at some point Mike so I can have a reproduction of that delightfully profiled handle made up from the source. One of my favorite handles yet in terms of feel for a knife of that size and weight. And it's just dead sexy looking of course.

schanop
06-10-2016, 02:27 AM
That's looking good, J.



Speaking of dark wood handle, I also have one coming in a week or two which I'm very excited for.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg

mikedtran
06-10-2016, 02:29 AM
If you do need to borrow it, just let me know =)

I can see myself asking to get similar handle made in the future as well.


If that Yoshi had only had a bit higher/aggressive tip, I'd never have let it go. I only use petties for butchery, and the Yoshihide was a bit too wide at the tip to execute good piercing cuts. I thought about having somebody more qualified than I to change it up. But it felt sacrilegious somehow to have it thoroughly reprofiled. I might have to borrow it back from you at some point Mike so I can have a reproduction of that delightfully profiled handle made up from the source. One of my favorite handles yet in terms of feel for a knife of that size and weight. And it's just dead sexy looking of course.

Badgertooth
06-10-2016, 05:05 AM
Literally had about zero interest in Masamotos, either tsukiji or sohonten but a very dear friend who knows I'm into Japanese knives did something exceedingly nice and sent me this completely unbidden. I guess having zero expectations leaves more chance for pleasant surprises. This knife is chuffing awesome.

240mm in V2, great geometry and a lovely, lovely cutter. I stand rebuked on my original, completely irrational assessment of Masamotos.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/47600915-F17B-4FB8-8A8C-0A5B8534E141_zpsmk6w24ox.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/47600915-F17B-4FB8-8A8C-0A5B8534E141_zpsmk6w24ox.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/47AC0D0C-764B-472A-A29E-5A9729DCD2AF_zpsh4vd8f2e.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/47AC0D0C-764B-472A-A29E-5A9729DCD2AF_zpsh4vd8f2e.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/573A1393-C197-46C4-B773-AF29B188F760_zpspl35ajou.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/573A1393-C197-46C4-B773-AF29B188F760_zpspl35ajou.jpg.html)

Badgertooth
06-10-2016, 06:01 AM
Masamoto Tsukiji btw

idemhj
06-10-2016, 01:34 PM
Sorry for the crappy iPad picture. My new Munetoshi Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm from JNS

http://haugaardjeppesen.dk/munetoshi.jpg

aboynamedsuita
06-10-2016, 08:56 PM
Speaking of dark wood handle, I also have one coming in a week or two which I'm very excited for.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/jameswang2536/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/jameswang2536/media/13396581_10154838759287004_1514388256_o_zpsp77fdv0 e.jpg.html)

Cool you got one! I almost would've thought schanop would have gotten the ringed gidgee… would be fitting for an Australian wood on the national knife of Australia :groucho:

Dardeau
06-10-2016, 09:00 PM
Schanop's kitaeji cleaver may actually be the national knife of Australia.

chinacats
06-11-2016, 12:54 AM
Sorry for the crappy iPad picture. My new Munetoshi Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm from JNS

http://haugaardjeppesen.dk/munetoshi.jpg

I really like the profile on that...what is the heel height? Any chance of a choil shot?

Cheers

schanop
06-11-2016, 01:11 AM
Schanop's kitaeji cleaver may actually be the national knife of Australia.

:spin chair:


Cool you got one! I almost would've thought schanop would have gotten the ringed gidgee… would be fitting for an Australian wood on the national knife of Australia :groucho:

I got ring gidgee from Dan before in my petty, so I went with lighter, redder cocobolo for my Chuka.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/x10Rg5JuXoOYrzjW5ORR1lUz4xk7SNX7Wk2kwM9HPuxEum38ax 1nzEu4_0arZbl3FXBM1VwFxGaBtgpWa9hRAv-vCKkSTZf0_Q8dtKZ7Oj0PiDQ-hrHp-lJJh_rNJT2r-TW8Od3WxksQqUJA3fYJCCDOwDKaSRhnhX8eyRNRpm0b6XOAgNp a4oNjokTMq8dlg5ipq5exSU1FDkLwo03OUu4CZPPs9TLrvcxkF Kzhw8TCjxVxbEUCALmWmhUaggKFnE__ZN-BPMu9S1z9dAFOWkTvRQ5E42K-EmZ6Y54u394hXhYC3zjJac4ilPV0mD6J39qF4lip3VIpv8Hdjf-eu2QlzydwqfyTWzzAZiJ-NbfXacb4veF6M0KgLaKI1aNeqes2okVzGvoKTW7qq5tyl_rEpI IjKC_8NZ2kJ8MOX2Q-ySd5qa_WS6MViDFIchwTkUVOnd45xlSgfyHoUPoZ0O-IC5e2veZuJ5vmGdX4tWr8XgSTXyGJDetcloulR6gABTyPh4PE-D6CUhwoY5nlIleUINzY35OsGWaC9JFW735W0iqVb1k_eBc3OLx CxXsT7AYIYau4isjqBWc8pgChZZz6rVBa8Yg=s1280

fujiyama
06-11-2016, 01:38 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/x10Rg5JuXoOYrzjW5ORR1lUz4xk7SNX7Wk2kwM9HPuxEum38ax 1nzEu4_0arZbl3FXBM1VwFxGaBtgpWa9hRAv-vCKkSTZf0_Q8dtKZ7Oj0PiDQ-hrHp-lJJh_rNJT2r-TW8Od3WxksQqUJA3fYJCCDOwDKaSRhnhX8eyRNRpm0b6XOAgNp a4oNjokTMq8dlg5ipq5exSU1FDkLwo03OUu4CZPPs9TLrvcxkF Kzhw8TCjxVxbEUCALmWmhUaggKFnE__ZN-BPMu9S1z9dAFOWkTvRQ5E42K-EmZ6Y54u394hXhYC3zjJac4ilPV0mD6J39qF4lip3VIpv8Hdjf-eu2QlzydwqfyTWzzAZiJ-NbfXacb4veF6M0KgLaKI1aNeqes2okVzGvoKTW7qq5tyl_rEpI IjKC_8NZ2kJ8MOX2Q-ySd5qa_WS6MViDFIchwTkUVOnd45xlSgfyHoUPoZ0O-IC5e2veZuJ5vmGdX4tWr8XgSTXyGJDetcloulR6gABTyPh4PE-D6CUhwoY5nlIleUINzY35OsGWaC9JFW735W0iqVb1k_eBc3OLx CxXsT7AYIYau4isjqBWc8pgChZZz6rVBa8Yg=s1280:bigeek:

idemhj
06-11-2016, 02:29 AM
I really like the profile on that...what is the heel height? Any chance of a choil shot?

Cheers

The heel height on mine is exactly 50 mm. And here an attempt at a choil shot - it's not stellar, but I hope it gives you an idea. So far (one week) I really like the knife. Maksim says to expect zero fit and finish, but I would rather say that it has a rough finish. The kurouchi is the best looking I've ever seen (but then again, I haven't really seen that many)

http://haugaardjeppesen.dk/choil.jpg

fujiyama
06-12-2016, 10:59 PM
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/FullSizeRender_zpsl3izmeoz.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/FullSizeRender_zpsl3izmeoz.jpg.html)


Not the newest per se, but a favorite for sure!

V1P
06-12-2016, 11:02 PM
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/FullSizeRender_zpsl3izmeoz.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/FullSizeRender_zpsl3izmeoz.jpg.html)


Not the newest per se, but a favorite for sure!

Very nice catch there, miyabi! Do you mind telling me who the maker is and specs of knife.

Mucho Bocho
06-12-2016, 11:05 PM
210 Kono White #1

daveb
06-12-2016, 11:06 PM
Quit spending money on knives until you can get some britches. :whistling:

fujiyama
06-12-2016, 11:15 PM
Thanks brother! The steel is Blue #1 but Mucho got it, 210mm Konosuke Fujiyama. 47mm at the heel. It's a ziricote handle.

:lol2:

V1P
06-13-2016, 01:03 AM
Very nice knife, I miss my Kono honyaki.

YG420
06-13-2016, 01:07 AM
Thanks brother! The steel is Blue #1 but Mucho got it, 210mm Konosuke Fujiyama. 47mm at the heel. It's a ziricote handle.

:lol2:

Nice! Ive been looking for a B1 fuji forever!

Mucho Bocho
06-13-2016, 01:49 AM
I have the 210 in Ginsan. Lovely grinds, nice taper and awesome HT. Honyaki way to go miyabi!

Godslayer
06-13-2016, 03:16 AM
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/FullSizeRender_zpsl3izmeoz.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/FullSizeRender_zpsl3izmeoz.jpg.html)


Not the newest per se, but a favorite for sure!

I want a konosuke, :( Really nice blade btw, super jealous, not sure why ive never pulled the trigger on one.

Hianyiaw
06-13-2016, 03:40 AM
Still missing a yanagiba which I left at home and an upcoming suji plus still on the hunt for a deba. But that's the acquisitions for the past 3-4 months or so. http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r751/Hian_Yiaw/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdfhhnw9z.jpeg (http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Hian_Yiaw/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdfhhnw9z.jpeg.html)

mikedtran
06-13-2016, 03:43 AM
Nice haul!

Where is that Kato Gyuto from? The handle looks like it came from old stock

Hianyiaw
06-13-2016, 03:47 AM
I bought it off from another member brand new which he got from Tosho if I'm not wrong. But yes I do agree it's very different from the ones seen coming from JNS.

YG420
06-13-2016, 03:58 AM
Still missing a yanagiba which I left at home and an upcoming suji plus still on the hunt for a deba. But that's the acquisitions for the past 3-4 months or so. http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r751/Hian_Yiaw/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdfhhnw9z.jpeg (http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Hian_Yiaw/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdfhhnw9z.jpeg.html)

looking good there!

fujiyama
06-13-2016, 09:20 AM
Pull it godslayer! This is one knife I never had buyer's remorse for. Kono makes a good product. I want to try a honyaki; keeping the polish clean would be my only annoyance. It's hard to find the right knives so I'm putting off new purchases for a bit. Not easy to save for everything else when you frequent this forum. :O

Nice collection Hianyiaw!

V1P
06-13-2016, 10:24 AM
Yeah, bad ass collection there Hianyiaw! You are in Singapore, are you? I used to study there from 92-97, great country.

Hianyiaw
06-13-2016, 11:57 AM
Yeah, bad ass collection there Hianyiaw! You are in Singapore, are you? I used to study there from 92-97, great country.

Yeah I am. Security wise yea it's great and all but many things has changed since the time you visited and now I guess life here is just not that great anymore.

V1P
06-13-2016, 12:04 PM
I actually know what you meant, I was just there for 2 days in April and noticed the changes. Still, I pretty much spent my teenage years there, lots of good memories.

Hianyiaw
06-13-2016, 01:00 PM
Yea the old days were good and had a much more relaxed pace. Now it's just "work work work work work"

ryanjams
06-13-2016, 07:17 PM
Got my Yamawaku 210 gyuto in today, I have no doubt this guy will prove to be a beast for the money. A rehandle will come shortly, but I'm already stoked to put it to the stones and get this thing on line tomorrow.
http://i.imgur.com/kQkQegL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fKVnySI.jpg

brianh
06-13-2016, 07:33 PM
Wow. Looks like my Kochi.

ryanjams
06-13-2016, 07:44 PM
Wow. Looks like my Kochi.
:wink: I thought so too, I have a stainless clad Kochi that is my favorite cutter, so these caught my eye as a cheaper alternative to have on the busy line. Also stoked to try out the V2. We'll see how it fares!

mikedtran
06-13-2016, 07:48 PM
I absolutely love my Wakui/Yamawaku.


:wink: I thought so too, I have a stainless clad Kochi that is my favorite cutter, so these caught my eye as a cheaper alternative to have on the busy line. Also stoked to try out the V2. We'll see how it fares!

F-Flash
06-14-2016, 04:46 AM
Catcheside mighty mono 01 steel, 4mm, 54mm tall at the heel, 195mm long, weighting in as 202g

http://i64.tinypic.com/hv831i.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/6qzc03.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/1zh33fa.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/2dbo5rr.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/o9i7uq.jpg

The handle is amazing, pics dont do it justice.

DamageInc
06-14-2016, 06:25 AM
Nice to see you finally got the mono. I'm enjoying the hell out of mine.

aboynamedsuita
06-14-2016, 09:22 PM
Kato Kurouchi "workhorse" nakiri 180mm:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/73FC6B5B-DB9D-414D-B7CC-DAED5B79B2F8_zpszb5pvmm2.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/58A9F3EA-973C-4E28-A9FF-006BCDD0E07F_zpsawy6spmu.jpg

Godslayer
06-14-2016, 09:28 PM
Kato Kurouchi "workhorse" nakiri 180mm:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/73FC6B5B-DB9D-414D-B7CC-DAED5B79B2F8_zpszb5pvmm2.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab204/tjangula/nyfe/58A9F3EA-973C-4E28-A9FF-006BCDD0E07F_zpsawy6spmu.jpg

Finally replaced the ol shig eh. Hows that beast cut?

V1P
06-14-2016, 09:43 PM
Catcheside mighty mono 01 steel, 4mm, 54mm tall at the heel, 195mm long, weighting in as 202g

http://i64.tinypic.com/hv831i.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/6qzc03.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/1zh33fa.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/2dbo5rr.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/o9i7uq.jpg

The handle is amazing, pics dont do it justice.

Wow, 200g for a 195mm knife, that thing will fall through food by itself. My kind of gyuto [emoji16]

aboynamedsuita
06-14-2016, 09:50 PM
Finally replaced the ol shig eh. Hows that beast cut?

Too soon to tell, won't have time until the weekend most likely :(

It has some good forward weight so I have high hopes.

YG420
06-14-2016, 09:55 PM
Nice rustic look there Tanner!

aboynamedsuita
06-14-2016, 10:11 PM
Nice rustic look there Tanner!

Thanks! it's actually not as "rustic" as I thought it would be, you should checkout my KU Kato gyuto too


This one is not my work personally, but rather one of the guys who's been learning with me for a few years now... natural stone finish (shobudani suita and uchigumori hazuya finger stones) on a kurouchi kato


https://www.facebook.com/JapaneseKnifeImports/videos/10153852845718860/

mikedtran
06-14-2016, 10:15 PM
That Catcheside and Kato Nakiri are some awesome knives!!!

Keith Sinclair
06-14-2016, 10:57 PM
Got my Yamawaku 210 gyuto in today, I have no doubt this guy will prove to be a beast for the money. A rehandle will come shortly, but I'm already stoked to put it to the stones and get this thing on line tomorrow.
http://i.imgur.com/kQkQegL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fKVnySI.jpg

Nice grind, garden, & spin composter:thumbsup:

brainsausage
06-14-2016, 11:18 PM
Got my Yamawaku 210 gyuto in today, I have no doubt this guy will prove to be a beast for the money. A rehandle will come shortly, but I'm already stoked to put it to the stones and get this thing on line tomorrow.
http://i.imgur.com/kQkQegL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fKVnySI.jpg

Why re-handle? That burnt chestnut looks great.

XooMG
06-15-2016, 12:19 AM
Why re-handle? That burnt chestnut looks great.
I don't mind the handle myself, but some people object to the plastic ferrule.

ryanjams
06-15-2016, 07:48 AM
Why re-handle? That burnt chestnut looks great.

It's a little short and light, and yeah not crazy about the plastic. Letting it ride for now

brainsausage
06-15-2016, 08:47 AM
Didn't realize the ferrule was plastic.

mikedtran
06-15-2016, 07:27 PM
240mm Kato just arrived direct from Japan.

Specs for Kato:
Weight - 223 grams
Edge Length - 235mm
Heel Height - 51mm

Compared to JNS Workhorse:
Weight - 264g (+41grams some of this is probably the burnt chestnut handle vs. ho but shouldn't be more than 10 grams)
Edge Length - 242mm (+7mm)
Height - 51mm (same)

The JNS Workhorse (which Tanner now has) also had significantly more belly, the Kato from Japan has a huge flat spot which I really like.

http://i.imgur.com/g4BUIYG.jpg

YG420
06-15-2016, 07:33 PM
240mm Kato just arrived.

Specs for Kato:
Weight - 223 grams
Edge Length - 235mm
Heel Height - 51mm

Compared to JNS Workhorse:
Weight - 264g (+41grams some of this is probably the burnt chestnut handle vs. ho but shouldn't be more than 10 grams)
Edge Length - 242mm (+7mm)
Height - 51mm (same)

The JNS Workhorse (which Tanner now has) also had significantly more belly, the Kato from Japan has a huge flat spot which I really like.

http://i.imgur.com/g4BUIYG.jpg

😍😍😍

aboynamedsuita
06-15-2016, 10:54 PM
240mm Kato just arrived direct from Japan.

Specs for Kato:
Weight - 223 grams
Edge Length - 235mm
Heel Height - 51mm

Compared to JNS Workhorse:
Weight - 264g (+41grams some of this is probably the burnt chestnut handle vs. ho but shouldn't be more than 10 grams)
Edge Length - 242mm (+7mm)
Height - 51mm (same)

The JNS Workhorse (which Tanner now has) also had significantly more belly, the Kato from Japan has a huge flat spot which I really like.

http://i.imgur.com/g4BUIYG.jpg

Lookin' good Mike! I think Smurfmacaw has that one… I'm sill watching Maksim's emails for one of those. If you get anymore goodies coming from Japan let me know :D. I could also use a standard Kasumi Kato as well

patraleigh
06-15-2016, 11:58 PM
The another piece of works of art !! this one from another side of Japan

Dalman petty
ABE-L W/reindeer horn ferrule, masur birch handle
156 mm edge, 34 mm heel
width of spine 10 mm from the tip 0.8 mm
width of spine at heel 2.8 mm
weight 70 g.

OOTB : very impress ! came very sharp and very well made

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fujiyama
06-16-2016, 09:35 AM
That Yamawaku looks impressive.


The another piece of works of art !! this one from another side of Japan



Nice choice!

I can't clearly understand this statement, but just to clarify the Dalman knives are handmade in Sweden. He has a sub-forum at the bottom of the page!

Mucho Bocho
06-16-2016, 09:41 AM
Digging that Dalman. Love Robins minimalist handles too

patraleigh
06-16-2016, 09:57 AM
That Yamawaku looks impressive.



Nice choice!

I can't clearly understand this statement, but just to clarify the Dalman knives are handmade in Sweden. He has a sub-forum at the bottom of the page!

thanks you for your kind words and I'm so sorry ! a bout my statement was unclear. I will very be careful with my words for next time

Lucretia
06-16-2016, 01:08 PM
If that Yoshi had only had a bit higher/aggressive tip, I'd never have let it go. I only use petties for butchery, and the Yoshihide was a bit too wide at the tip to execute good piercing cuts. I thought about having somebody more qualified than I to change it up. But it felt sacrilegious somehow to have it thoroughly reprofiled. I might have to borrow it back from you at some point Mike so I can have a reproduction of that delightfully profiled handle made up from the source. One of my favorite handles yet in terms of feel for a knife of that size and weight. And it's just dead sexy looking of course.

Ya know, it's funny--I really liked the blade on that knife and didn't like the handle. It just didn't fit. I thought about rehandling it and decided it would be better to have it go to someone who would appreciate it as is. And I've found that I prefer short gyutos over petties for most tasks. I've been using one of Cris Anderson's shorties lately--if you're looking for a piercing tip, it's worth checking out.

The ironwood on the Yoshi was a very light brown when new. It darkened and got much better looking with time.

Knecked
06-17-2016, 04:27 AM
ariived earlier than expected :)

http://oi66.tinypic.com/dfaiox.jpg

Toyama Noborikoi Kasumi Gyuto 240. Munetoshi Kurouchi 170 Wa Boner. Hattori HD 150 Honesuki
http://oi67.tinypic.com/5n8zdu.jpg

Choils
http://oi67.tinypic.com/taow8i.jpg

With the work kit
http://oi63.tinypic.com/6fo12u.jpg

Havent had a chance to use them yet, just admiring them for now, but will put them to the test on some ducks, chickens and a big batch of onions at work!

Kochel492
06-17-2016, 08:52 AM
Muteki 210mm kiritsuke-tip gyuto. Bladesmith = Jamison Chopp. For me, he's got the blade profile just right. Nice sweet spot and 55mm wide.

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

Kochel492
06-17-2016, 09:15 AM
Itinomonn 300mm sujihiki. Extremely blade-heavy. Will see if it can work for me.
http://i.imgur.com/1B0gZL4.jpg

Krassi
06-17-2016, 07:04 PM
The another piece of works of art !! this one from another side of Japan

Dalman petty
ABE-L W/reindeer horn ferrule, masur birch handle
156 mm edge, 34 mm heel
width of spine 10 mm from the tip 0.8 mm
width of spine at heel 2.8 mm
weight 70 g.

OOTB : very impress ! came very sharp and very well made

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Hiii! ;)

I know this handle ;)
Had the option for this, but got another one wich is similar but even slimer.
Robins handles are really awesome as well as his blades.

Pensacola Tiger
06-17-2016, 09:29 PM
Catcheside 22 cm 1.2442 san mai gyuto

Stabilized alder burl and koa front and back, with brass ferrule and end cap.

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Will's description:
Length blade - 220mm
height - 48mm
Thickness entering handle - 5.3mm
Thickness spine over heel - 4.3mm
Thickness spine 10mm from tip 1.2mm
All forged taper and geometry, the forging is slightly asymmetrical right hand bias, release is slightly more to the right, works so very nicely ground and hand /stone finished compound bevel.
1.2442 core knocking on the door of 66 hrc.....Cuts like a delicate beast, zero flex and falls through everything with a very nice sensation of RH biased release.

Mucho Bocho
06-17-2016, 09:38 PM
Rick is that 220 w Wil's removable handles? That knife looks all about bid'ness. Like to hear you FB on 1.2442.

Johnny.B.Good
06-17-2016, 09:39 PM
How do you like that handle, Rick? Heavy?

Pensacola Tiger
06-17-2016, 09:46 PM
Rick is that 220 w Wil's removable handles? That knife looks all about bid'ness. Like to hear you FB on 1.2442.

No, the handle is attached with epoxy. It was just delivered today at lunchtime, and I've only diced a bell pepper, some celery and sliced a tomato, so it will be a bit before I can comment on the steel.