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zetieum
02-01-2017, 06:56 PM
I think zetieum has. Try to pm him.

We had a PM exchange with @dady_yo_yo . For those interested, here it is. Watanabe Guyto 240mm, purchase end of december 2016.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2j97lmwhp1cdj44/DSC_1375.jpg?raw=1

preizzo
02-01-2017, 07:02 PM
That the one I want to order my self, but with an octagonal handle. Beautiful blade zetieum

dblnickels
02-01-2017, 09:49 PM
Pushes all the buttons for me.
Clean lines and style.
Looks the business!


Xerxes 21er San Mai (Puddeleisen and sc125) Gyuto UserFriendly (between Laser and Workhorse) with copper and rokkaku-hanmaru moor oak grip.

http://up.picr.de/28176391fn.jpg

http://up.picr.de/28176392db.jpg

roseawebs
02-01-2017, 10:53 PM
Welcome to the forums

Thank you.

Badgertooth
02-02-2017, 12:27 AM
Kenichi Shiraki, tsuchime finished, Kurouchi, 270mm beast gyuto in Ginsanko

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/4EB58AFF-0EAC-43A8-8448-39A79816BCC4_zpsao4qonsn.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4EB58AFF-0EAC-43A8-8448-39A79816BCC4_zpsao4qonsn.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/4318BA01-5118-45F3-9501-3D4D5A5B9F61_zpsxdcq9kw3.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4318BA01-5118-45F3-9501-3D4D5A5B9F61_zpsxdcq9kw3.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg.html)

panda
02-02-2017, 12:33 AM
where you get that from badger?

Badgertooth
02-02-2017, 12:34 AM
Tsubaya in Kappabashi

foody518
02-02-2017, 12:49 AM
Wow! Nice one Otto!

chiffonodd
02-02-2017, 02:00 AM
Kenichi Shiraki, tsuchime finished, Kurouchi, 270mm beast gyuto in Ginsanko

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg.html)

Beast mode.

Badgertooth
02-02-2017, 02:36 AM
Anybody with any reservations as to ginsanko should immediately shelve them. I opened up the edge on a Chosera 3k because it came with the classic Sakai bouncy factory edge. Then took it straight from there to the Maruoyama it is pictured on in the second photo.

Sweet Christmas.

Ivang
02-02-2017, 03:53 AM
Hi. Here's the latest. A poor man's tanaka.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/ivang/20170201_234555_zpsrslvuvjc.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/ivang/media/20170201_234555_zpsrslvuvjc.jpg.html)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/ivang/20170201_234616_zpsngz34mfz.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/ivang/media/20170201_234616_zpsngz34mfz.jpg.html)

toufas
02-02-2017, 04:16 AM
Hi. Here's the latest. A poor man's tanaka.





Is that from rakuten? I was eyeing that again yesterday



We had a PM exchange with @dady_yo_yo . For those interested, here it is. Watanabe Guyto 240mm, purchase end of december 2016.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2j97lmwhp1cdj44/DSC_1375.jpg?raw=1

Is that the plastic ferrule/handle?

kevpenbanc
02-02-2017, 06:26 AM
Nice Otto!


Kenichi Shiraki, tsuchime finished, Kurouchi, 270mm beast gyuto in Ginsanko

khashy
02-02-2017, 07:30 AM
Anybody with any reservations as to ginsanko should immediately shelve them. I opened up the edge on a Chosera 3k because it came with the classic Sakai bouncy factory edge. Then took it straight from there to the Maruoyama it is pictured on in the second photo.

Sweet Christmas.

First of all I am not a fan of hammer finishes but this looks very nice indeed.

How tall is it at the heel?

zetieum
02-02-2017, 08:50 AM
Is that the plastic ferrule/handle?

Nope, it is horn. But generally, I would say, the handle may be the only thing that is not fantastic about this knife.

nevin
02-02-2017, 09:34 AM
Just got these pair of nice 210mm gyutos from Tsubaya yesterday:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/720/32283119880_02107db28b_z.jpg

Prototype gyuto using VG10 with damascus clad, Shiraki's signature on the blades:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/333/32539862381_5b47003ea3_z.jpg
(which I imagine is pretty rare? :scratchhead:)

Highly recommend to checkout Tsubaya's site (http://tsubaya.co.jp) (Just a happy customer)

Sharpchef
02-02-2017, 11:38 AM
Heres a cool pic of my new Catcheside Beast.....

http://up.picr.de/28200933bu.jpg


Greets Sebastian.

krx927
02-02-2017, 11:48 AM
Nope, it is horn. But generally, I would say, the handle may be the only thing that is not fantastic about this knife.

he he, I agree. I was lucky to go for Octagonal Keyaki upgrade when ordering my 240 Wat. gyuto. But I must admit that I almost did not do it as it is very pricey.

daveb
02-02-2017, 11:57 AM
Heres a cool pic of my new Catcheside Beast.....

http://up.picr.de/28200933bu.jpg


Greets Sebastian.

https://photos-4.dropbox.com/t/2/AAAalpEiAHPcKhul0ab8CwggY8Aj-4ihTNnn0IiQ9WioLQ/12/55001407/jpeg/32x32/1/_/1/2/ray%20charles.jpg/EN-PuyoYpdsFIAIoAg/xh4rC92bqYB3MZdCCWOmwPXbILqWEDaWlo4M7qY2Z_c?size=1 024x768&size_mode=3

fatboylim
02-02-2017, 12:23 PM
Kenichi Shiraki, tsuchime finished, Kurouchi, 270mm beast gyuto in Ginsanko

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/4EB58AFF-0EAC-43A8-8448-39A79816BCC4_zpsao4qonsn.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4EB58AFF-0EAC-43A8-8448-39A79816BCC4_zpsao4qonsn.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/4318BA01-5118-45F3-9501-3D4D5A5B9F61_zpsxdcq9kw3.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4318BA01-5118-45F3-9501-3D4D5A5B9F61_zpsxdcq9kw3.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg.html)

Now that is something I want to try!

Badgertooth
02-02-2017, 03:25 PM
Just got these pair of nice 210mm gyutos from Tsubaya yesterday:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/720/32283119880_02107db28b_z.jpg

Prototype gyuto using VG10 with damascus clad, Shiraki's signature on the blades:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/333/32539862381_5b47003ea3_z.jpg
(which I imagine is pretty rare? :scratchhead:)

Highly recommend to checkout Tsubaya's site (http://tsubaya.co.jp) (Just a happy customer)

I think I pieced together that these are the only two in existence.

Ivang
02-02-2017, 03:25 PM
[QUOTE=toufas;467789]Is that from rakuten? I was eyeing that again yesterday
It's from ebay, but I believe it's the same vendor you were looking at. Just seemed easier to go through the bay

luther
02-02-2017, 04:24 PM
Today arrived
http://up.picr.de/28201955do.jpg

Dalman 360mm AEB-L Suji

gaijin
02-02-2017, 04:34 PM
Today arrived
http://up.picr.de/28201955do.jpg

Dalman 360mm AEB-L Suji

Yowsa!

Godslayer
02-02-2017, 05:22 PM
Today arrived
http://up.picr.de/28201955do.jpg

Dalman 360mm AEB-L Suji

That'll do

labor of love
02-02-2017, 06:21 PM
Badger, where did you score that monster???

Kenichi Shiraki, tsuchime finished, Kurouchi, 270mm beast gyuto in Ginsanko

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/4EB58AFF-0EAC-43A8-8448-39A79816BCC4_zpsao4qonsn.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4EB58AFF-0EAC-43A8-8448-39A79816BCC4_zpsao4qonsn.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/4318BA01-5118-45F3-9501-3D4D5A5B9F61_zpsxdcq9kw3.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4318BA01-5118-45F3-9501-3D4D5A5B9F61_zpsxdcq9kw3.jpg.html)

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/144CD87C-27FE-438C-A0AB-C5F83B51EC54_zpskhte2aru.jpg.html)

valgard
02-02-2017, 06:30 PM
Badger, where did you score that monster???

here


Tsubaya in Kappabashi

milkbaby
02-02-2017, 06:42 PM
Kenichi Shiraki, tsuchime finished, Kurouchi, 270mm beast gyuto in Ginsanko

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/Badgertooth/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Badgertooth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/43B1246C-E269-4CA4-B7DE-ADEA34D7D89A_zps8b34xah4.jpg.html)


This knife looks insanely cool... :doublethumbsup:

labor of love
02-02-2017, 06:47 PM
here

I'm not sure what that means. Is that a store in a city?

tgfencer
02-02-2017, 06:52 PM
Neat hammered kurouchi. What's the height at the heel? Shiraki's blades tend to be run shorter in that dimension.

valgard
02-02-2017, 07:07 PM
Sorry, thought you had missed the post by Badger. Kappabashi if I understand correctly is a street in Tokyo full of kitchen related stores. I assume Tsubaya is a store there.


Tsubaya in Kappabashi


Badger, where did you score that monster???


I'm not sure what that means. Is that a store in a city?

Badgertooth
02-02-2017, 08:09 PM
I'm not sure what that means. Is that a store in a city?

They have a website and are very responsive but I am not sure if I can link here.

psr740
02-02-2017, 11:04 PM
This knife looks insanely cool... :doublethumbsup:
That's a beautiful knife!

Badgertooth
02-03-2017, 02:01 AM
Neat hammered kurouchi. What's the height at the heel? Shiraki's blades tend to be run shorter in that dimension.

51mm
248gr

panda
02-03-2017, 02:30 AM
that's very similar to tanaka nashiji 270

nevin
02-03-2017, 03:53 AM
I think I pieced together that these are the only two in existence.

That's what I heard too :-P

brianh
02-03-2017, 07:23 PM
Wakui 210mm gyuto.

3446834469

Godslayer
02-03-2017, 07:36 PM
Wakui 210mm gyuto.

3446834469

Nice mirepoix. Nicer knife. Wakui is on my radar 100%

Badgertooth
02-03-2017, 07:43 PM
Wakui 210mm gyuto.

3446834469

Some of the best cutters out there. Enjoy

brianh
02-03-2017, 07:47 PM
Thanks to you both! I'm really enjoying it.

labor of love
02-03-2017, 08:42 PM
Thanks to you both! I'm really enjoying it.

Is that what you replaced Toyama with?

brianh
02-03-2017, 08:49 PM
Is that what you replaced Toyama with?

Yup. Had some $$ to spend and was all over the place with ideas. Stainless clad seemed decent compromise for wanting something stainless. Eventually I got tired of thinking about it and just bought the Wakui.

foody518
02-03-2017, 10:49 PM
@brianh wow! Looks long compared to what i imagine for a 210mm

brianh
02-03-2017, 11:30 PM
@brianh wow! Looks long compared to what i imagine for a 210mm

It's kinda the pic, but it is a bit on the longer side compared to my other 210s but just a bit.

panda
02-04-2017, 01:40 AM
brian, that wakui looks freaking awesome! how do you like that handle? never heard of red ebony. i hate regular ebony ones. are these much lighter?

i was going to get tadatsuna for a stainless, but i really hate stainless so decided i'd compromise and get a stainless clad carbon. wakui will most likely be it. i'm hoping epicedge will sell me one with a d-handle instead of octo.

brianh
02-04-2017, 11:21 AM
brian, that wakui looks freaking awesome! how do you like that handle? never heard of red ebony. i hate regular ebony ones. are these much lighter?

i was going to get tadatsuna for a stainless, but i really hate stainless so decided i'd compromise and get a stainless clad carbon. wakui will most likely be it. i'm hoping epicedge will sell me one with a d-handle instead of octo.

Got mine from Bernal. I really like the handle and I'm not so into D shapes. The point of the D is a little higher up which feels comfortable. The balance point is right at the pinch. Solid knife and I'm happy with everything about it.

nkbitsch
02-04-2017, 02:26 PM
I was lucky to get hold of a Kato 210 gyuto last week. It's pretty awesome, and has a good OOTB experience.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2ed9zf7.jpg

lans8939
02-04-2017, 04:07 PM
My newest Cris Anderson 190mm W2 honyaki with a eucalyptus and mammoth tooth handle and its brother 195mm stainless with bog oak and musk ox handle.

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u504/lans8939/IMG_0495.jpg?1486238421757&1486238422507&1486238426067&1486238426283
http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u504/lans8939/IMG_0492.jpg?1486238421757&1486238422507&1486238426067&1486238426283
http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u504/lans8939/IMG_0491.jpg?1486238421757&1486238422507&1486238426067&1486238426283

Ruso
02-04-2017, 05:05 PM
Bought a new paring-ish knife. VG10 from Seki city. About 3inch balde, nice and compact

http://i.imgur.com/4GrAE6T.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/STl5jZI.jpg

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

Krassi
02-04-2017, 07:41 PM
@lans8939 thats a beauty!

luther
02-05-2017, 10:51 AM
@lans8939
A unique knife. :doublethumbsup:
How do you like the rounded handle compared to the original version?

lans8939
02-05-2017, 01:08 PM
I like the angular look of the faceted version a little more but the rounded version is both more substantial and comfortable while using the knife.

aboynamedsuita
02-05-2017, 01:37 PM
Love that W2 190mm xh CJA! I remember debating going for it as it ticked nearly all of my boxes, but ended up deciding to wait for my turn

YLQDave
02-06-2017, 11:32 PM
I was lucky to get hold of a Kato 210 gyuto last week. It's pretty awesome, and has a good OOTB experience.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2ed9zf7.jpg

Where did you find it?

preizzo
02-07-2017, 07:48 PM
Last buy. This will be my beater knife for the next year.! 😊
It s a Sakai ichimonji in white n2, Kurouchi finish, 240 mm gyuto.
The knife actually it pretty good, nice work horse style with a thick spine, 230 gr. The handle was bigger then the I have on my Kato 240 so I changed with a spear one I had. The knife loosed 10 gr, but now the balance point it s perfect 👌 😂

nkbitsch
02-08-2017, 06:21 AM
Where did you find it?

I was exceptionally lucky to be checking my email at the same second that Maxim send the email with the new Katos and Shigs.

Now I just regret that I went for the 210 and not the 240 :laugh:

Badgertooth
02-08-2017, 06:30 AM
Last buy. This will be my beater knife for the next year.! [emoji4]
It s a Sakai ichimonji in white n2, Kurouchi finish, 240 mm gyuto.
The knife actually it pretty good, nice work horse style with a thick spine, 230 gr. The handle was bigger then the I have on my Kato 240 so I changed with a spear one I had. The knife loosed 10 gr, but now the balance point it s perfect [emoji108] [emoji23]

How does it cut?

preizzo
02-08-2017, 06:37 AM
Pretty good. I like it! Nice on all ingredients. Tonight I will prep at home a ragů so I will tell you some more about the knife tomorrow. 😊

DamageInc
02-08-2017, 07:46 AM
Now I just regret that I went for the 210 and not the 240 :laugh:

Don't.

nkbitsch
02-08-2017, 08:26 AM
Don't.

I'm trying not to, but I find it a bit to short for rock-chopping, though it might be because I'm used to my 250 takeda, which is huge :doublethumbsup:

DamageInc
02-08-2017, 08:52 AM
Rock chopping? Man, that's like using a Porsche as a Bobcat. The Kato 210 is made for push/pull cutting.

preizzo
02-08-2017, 09:15 AM
Well said @damagelnc
😉

nkbitsch
02-08-2017, 10:53 AM
Rock chopping? Man, that's like using a Porsche as a Bobcat. The Kato 210 is made for push/pull cutting.

After a bit of googling, I honestly completely agree. It's me not having my terms correct. I meant push/pull cutting. Read: "I find it a bit to short for push/pull cutting"

DamageInc
02-08-2017, 11:09 AM
I was going to write a post about how that might be true for gigantic american white onions, but what on earth are you cutting here in Denmark where a 210 is too small for general use?

nkbitsch
02-08-2017, 12:33 PM
There isnt really anything I can't cut with it, I just find that the part of the blade that I like to use is closer to my grip, than what I'm used to. Though I'm sure, that I just have to adjust to the shorter and more narrow blade.

spoiledbroth
02-08-2017, 01:27 PM
Bought a new paring-ish knife. VG10 from Seki city. About 3inch balde, nice and compact

http://i.imgur.com/4GrAE6T.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/STl5jZI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HlFDJnM.jpgwhoa are all the delicas made in seki-shi?

aboynamedsuita
02-08-2017, 02:10 PM
I was exceptionally lucky to be checking my email at the same second that Maxim send the email with the new Katos and Shigs.

Now I just regret that I went for the 210 and not the 240 :laugh:

I've had both... I first got the 210 then the 240 a month or so later. I actually sold the 240 because I preferred the 210. Don't get me wrong the 240 is great, but I just found the 210 to be a better allrounder. I also have a 195 standard Kato and it is awesome too.

fatboylim
02-08-2017, 07:27 PM
I was exceptionally lucky to be checking my email at the same second that Maxim send the email with the new Katos and Shigs.

Now I just regret that I went for the 210 and not the 240 :laugh:

Worth replacing for a 240 if it is too small.... no shortage of buyers here too!

Evilsports
02-08-2017, 09:13 PM
Received my first ever Japanese knife today from Mr Broida. I can finally contribute to this thread. :thumbsup:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174313-759623786_zpskgedgnh9.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_1744171095818542_zpso5zcw0n2.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174403-1728084250_zpsnw80rwac.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174351-1881679312_zpspqytocbg.jpg

khashy
02-08-2017, 09:30 PM
Received my first ever Japanese knife today from Mr Broida. I can finally contribute to this thread. :thumbsup:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174313-759623786_zpskgedgnh9.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_1744171095818542_zpso5zcw0n2.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174403-1728084250_zpsnw80rwac.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174351-1881679312_zpspqytocbg.jpg

That tip, so sexy

YLQDave
02-08-2017, 09:43 PM
Worth replacing for a 240 if it is too small.... no shortage of buyers here too!

Ditto!!

YLQDave
02-08-2017, 09:48 PM
Received my first ever Japanese knife today from Mr Broida. I can finally contribute to this thread. :thumbsup:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174313-759623786_zpskgedgnh9.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_1744171095818542_zpso5zcw0n2.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174403-1728084250_zpsnw80rwac.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/tmp_16077-20170208_174351-1881679312_zpspqytocbg.jpg

Nice looking piece!
Let me know how it works out for you. I have been looking recently and those have come up a time or two.

valgard
02-08-2017, 10:05 PM
Nice looking piece!
Let me know how it works out for you. I have been looking recently and those have come up a time or two.

:rofl2:

Evilsports
02-08-2017, 10:11 PM
Nice looking piece!
Let me know how it works out for you. I have been looking recently and those have come up a time or two.

I just finished putting it through the paces, but honestly my opinion shouldn't carry much weight as I only have a German knife frame of reference for comparison.

That said, my father and I were slicing and chopping and both somewhat awestruck by the performance. (Refer to previous paragraph). What jumped out at me was the tactile nuances of the knife. I've never used a knive that has spoken so loud to me before, while cutting. I sliced some oranges and I could almost feel every tiny bubble of orange juice popping under the blade, it really was a treat.

Again, my knife repertoire prior to this one consisted of Henkels and San Moritz's. This knife is in an entirely different league. I'm actually glad that I wasn't able to find the laser knife I was looking for. Anything thinner than this would have likely been a bit intimidating for me, in that the transition to such a thin blade would have had me pretty tentative.

The lightness of the knife is unusual for me also. It seems very organic though in that I feel a lot less like I'm wielding a tool and more like a natural extension to my arm.

Sorry for the starstruck review, I really wish I could compare it to something closely relevant but I just don't have that experience yet.

Kevin.

foody518
02-08-2017, 10:28 PM
@Evilsports holy smokes what a jump. Enjoy the heck outta the thing. FWIW I think it's the 2nd lightest of my knives of same length, right after my lasery knife

Lazarus
02-09-2017, 12:04 AM
Went a little ham since Christmas time...
34509

labor of love
02-09-2017, 12:17 AM
Went a little ham since Christmas time...
34509

Good lord! Is that a munetoshi between gengetsus?

YG420
02-09-2017, 12:21 AM
Went a little ham since Christmas time...
34509

That bloodroots tho!

Lazarus
02-09-2017, 12:41 AM
Good lord! Is that a munetoshi between gengetsus?

yerp

panda
02-09-2017, 01:30 AM
gengetsu comes with such nice handles.

YG420
02-09-2017, 01:43 AM
gengetsu comes with such nice handles.

They sure do

Barmoley
02-09-2017, 01:54 AM
Went a little ham since Christmas time...
34509

Thank you for this. I started thinking I went a little nuts with all the purchases, but now I see that I am ok. Very cool choices.

Badgertooth
02-09-2017, 02:25 AM
Sweet Christmas. What are the two knives below the bottom Gengetsu?

Oh_Toro
02-09-2017, 02:28 AM
Went a little ham since Christmas time...
PIC ATTACHED

What's the yanagi above the Shig?

Lazarus
02-09-2017, 08:32 AM
Sweet Christmas. What are the two knives below the bottom Gengetsu?

Ginrei 240 and Bloodroot 270


What's the yanagi above the Shig?

Toyama Fuguhiki, I was curious and wanted to try one.

foody518
02-09-2017, 08:52 AM
Went a little ham since Christmas time...
34509

Lordy

frog13
02-09-2017, 01:27 PM
My wife got into my wish list and got me an early Valentine's Day gift. I think I'll keep her.

Carter
6.5 sun International Pro Series Freestyle Funayuki

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120743_1.jpg
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120804.jpg

Takamura
Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120436.jpg

New kids on the block - pun intended :biggrin:

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120956_1.jpg

daveb
02-09-2017, 01:51 PM
Does she have a sister?

frog13
02-09-2017, 02:10 PM
Does she have a sister?

:rofl2:

TheCaptain
02-09-2017, 02:19 PM
Does she have a brother? (Just kidding!)

sergeysus
02-09-2017, 02:54 PM
I chipped one of my gyuto slicing crusty bread and decided to get a dedicated bread knife a Mercer 10'' just south of $20....

http://localmarketingla.com/misc/bread.jpg

Also, a non-kithcen knife purchase a Humphrey dog paw

http://localmarketingla.com/misc/dogpaw.jpg

Jovidah
02-09-2017, 03:32 PM
X30Cr13? Surprised they even dare to print it on there... ;) At least it won't chip! :)

Jovidah
02-09-2017, 03:33 PM
My wife got into my wish list and got me an early Valentine's Day gift. I think I'll keep her.
Keep the wife or the knives?

If you ever get tired of the wife... put her on B/S/T please.

frog13
02-09-2017, 04:08 PM
Keep the wife or the knives?

If you ever get tired of the wife... put her on B/S/T please.

:rofl2:

kevpenbanc
02-10-2017, 12:06 AM
My wife got into my wish list and got me an early Valentine's Day gift. I think I'll keep her.

Carter
6.5 sun International Pro Series Freestyle Funayuki


That's love ❤

👍👍

Jovidah
02-10-2017, 12:13 AM
That's love ❤

👍👍

Or hoping you won't commission a DNA test on 'your' son. ;)

JaVa
02-11-2017, 08:30 AM
34560

It has landed, the Wat pro SS clad 180 KU. Actually it arrived two days a go. After two average work days it needs a tune up and the core steel has already developed some patina. Let's see how it performs again after some time on the stones?

s0real
02-11-2017, 08:43 AM
Some new arrivals from fellow members. Finally have a chance to try a Watanabe and i have to say it's my favourite among all three.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w442/s0real87/DSC_0723_zpsvt9tykiz.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/s0real87/media/DSC_0723_zpsvt9tykiz.jpg.html)

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w442/s0real87/DSC_0727_zpswxmwbamh.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/s0real87/media/DSC_0727_zpswxmwbamh.jpg.html)

nkbitsch
02-11-2017, 09:50 AM
Some new arrivals from fellow members. Finally have a chance to try a Watanabe and i have to say it's my favourite among all three.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w442/s0real87/DSC_0723_zpsvt9tykiz.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/s0real87/media/DSC_0723_zpsvt9tykiz.jpg.html)

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w442/s0real87/DSC_0727_zpswxmwbamh.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/s0real87/media/DSC_0727_zpswxmwbamh.jpg.html)

Wow! All three looks stunning!

KeithA
02-11-2017, 12:15 PM
A while back, I went to Carters site and fell in love with that particular knife. Very close to purchasing it. Just pulled in to the colors and contrasts of the handle. Just beautiful.



My wife got into my wish list and got me an early Valentine's Day gift. I think I'll keep her.

Carter
6.5 sun International Pro Series Freestyle Funayuki

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120743_1.jpg
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120804.jpg

Takamura
Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120436.jpg

New kids on the block - pun intended :biggrin:

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/datster/20170208_120956_1.jpg

YLQDave
02-11-2017, 04:47 PM
Hiromoto Honyaki White Steel #2 Gyuto 240mm

(https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6G7gjy2wMzMWk5nY1RWaDZKVTQ[/img)

khashy
02-11-2017, 08:12 PM
https://s32.postimg.org/3pkh3kwb9/IMG_0720.jpg
New to me is the Kenji Togashi Honyaki in Blue#1 on the middle-left

Sorry to dig up this post, I was wondering if you had any feedback on the Togashi?

panda
02-11-2017, 09:12 PM
lip13, what are the other knives in that pic?

khashy
02-11-2017, 09:59 PM
I'm thinking two konos, an skd yoshikane, a sukenari, kato maybe. The petty and suji I don't recognise.

Just guessing here

khashy
02-11-2017, 10:01 PM
Hiromoto Honyaki White Steel #2 Gyuto 240mm

(https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6G7gjy2wMzMWk5nY1RWaDZKVTQ[/img)

Can you try posting the pic again? I want to see what yours looks like. Try to capture the hamon if you can

YLQDave
02-11-2017, 10:36 PM
Can you try posting the pic again? I want to see what yours looks like. Try to capture the hamon if you can

https://www.dropbox.com/s/95apnfy1wzozndn/IMG_7055.JPG?dl=0

YLQDave
02-11-2017, 10:36 PM
Can you try posting the pic again? I want to see what yours looks like. Try to capture the hamon if you can

I'm not allowed to post pictures I guess.....

khashy
02-11-2017, 10:52 PM
I'm not allowed to post pictures I guess.....

Might be a drop box issue. Please try uploading to imgur and use the url to the actual jpg rather than the imgur page

Godslayer
02-11-2017, 11:01 PM
I'm thinking two konos, an skd yoshikane, a sukenari, kato maybe. The petty and suji I don't recognise.

Just guessing here

suji is tanaka r2 ironwood handle, that sukenari is sick

khashy
02-11-2017, 11:06 PM
suji is tanaka r2 ironwood handle, that sukenari is sick

It is, kinda reminds me of a KS profile. Maybe it's the angle

YLQDave
02-11-2017, 11:11 PM
Might be a drop box issue. Please try uploading to imgur and use the url to the actual jpg rather than the imgur page

Here she is.

http://i.imgur.com/b7Jxkn5.jpg

khashy
02-11-2017, 11:17 PM
Here she is.

http://i.imgur.com/b7Jxkn5.jpg

Nice.

Congrads on the new purchase. That hamon is very subtle. I really do like this beast

panda
02-11-2017, 11:34 PM
that sukenari does look a lot like KS, which is why i cant wait until i get the email from koki telling me my honyaki is ready!

khashy
02-11-2017, 11:53 PM
that sukenari does look a lot like KS, which is why i cant wait until i get the email from koki telling me my honyaki is ready!

Oh cool, did you get 240 or 270? White1?

inzite
02-12-2017, 12:28 AM
Here she is.

http://i.imgur.com/b7Jxkn5.jpg

o la la, cant wait till my 270 arrives! stropped my 180 on the arashiyama yesterday and its back at hair popping sharp. :)

Badgertooth
02-12-2017, 03:56 AM
Here she is.

http://i.imgur.com/b7Jxkn5.jpg

How do these bad boys cut?

YLQDave
02-12-2017, 10:34 AM
How do these bad boys cut?

It's the best I've ever cut with. Slightly heavier than some of the other gyutos but smooth as silk.

Salty dog
02-13-2017, 06:04 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/IMG_9980_zpsynovppyp.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/IMG_9980_zpsynovppyp.jpg.html)

Is it me or the angle but that profile looks different than mine.

khashy
02-13-2017, 08:54 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/IMG_9980_zpsynovppyp.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/IMG_9980_zpsynovppyp.jpg.html)

Is it me or the angle but that profile looks different than mine.

I think it might be the angle of the photo.

I put mine in exactly the same orientation and it's the same thing.

YLQDave
02-13-2017, 07:40 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/IMG_9980_zpsynovppyp.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/IMG_9980_zpsynovppyp.jpg.html)

Is it me or the angle but that profile looks different than mine.

I would say it's the pic as well. I pulled the blade back out and they look almost identical. If you think different please let me know!!!

chiffonodd
02-14-2017, 09:05 PM
Foray into 210s continues. New itinomonn StainLess 210 now has some competition in the form of a Gengetsu 210 semi-stainless.

What's that you say? Why two semi-stainless 210 mid weights??

A rhetorical question.

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

http://i63.tinypic.com/f3tbvo.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zqtx0x.jpg

inzite
02-14-2017, 10:59 PM
mmm finally arrived.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3928/32525953900_13324bbe3e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ryd1UC)IMG_20170214_172950_714 (https://flic.kr/p/Ryd1UC) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3945/32091413933_529b1f4c35_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTNTje)IMG_20170214_171004_398 (https://flic.kr/p/QTNTje) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

group shot
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/301/32093466033_b530dac514_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTZpkg)IMG_20170214_212948_728 (https://flic.kr/p/QTZpkg) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

spine and taper comparison
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2416/32754421842_21f2f312ba_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RUoYt5)IMG_20170214_210547_067 (https://flic.kr/p/RUoYt5) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

hamon comparison
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2475/32091412863_0751d0b791_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTNSZM)IMG_20170214_171658_331 (https://flic.kr/p/QTNSZM) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

aboynamedsuita
02-14-2017, 11:24 PM
Hamon is pretty nice on the 270, lookin forward to hearing your thoughts once you put it thru it's paces

inzite
02-14-2017, 11:48 PM
Hamon is pretty nice on the 270, lookin forward to hearing your thoughts once you put it thru it's paces

yes, i guess the longer blade came with the longer hamon hehe.

For the spine comparison it goes left to right: Kurosaki R2 Western, Hiromoto 270 Honyaki, 240 Kato Original, 185 Hiromoto Honyaki

chinacats
02-15-2017, 01:00 AM
yes, i guess the longer blade came with the longer hamon hehe.

For the spine comparison it goes left to right: Kurosaki R2 Western, Hiromoto 270 Honyaki, 240 Kato Original, 185 Hiromoto Honyaki

Kato looks skinny as ****...when you say original I take it you're not speaking of the original Katos of Maxim's? They were beasts...

labor of love
02-15-2017, 01:27 AM
Sweet, I'm anxiously waiting to here about those two compare.



Foray into 210s continues. New itinomonn StainLess 210 now has some competition in the form of a Gengetsu 210 semi-stainless.

What's that you say? Why two semi-stainless 210 mid weights??

A rhetorical question.

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

http://i63.tinypic.com/f3tbvo.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zqtx0x.jpg

khashy
02-15-2017, 04:48 AM
yes, i guess the longer blade came with the longer hamon hehe.

For the spine comparison it goes left to right: Kurosaki R2 Western, Hiromoto 270 Honyaki, 240 Kato Original, 185 Hiromoto Honyaki

That hamon is ace. Prettier than the 240's

inzite
02-15-2017, 08:56 AM
That hamon is ace. Prettier than the 240's

can you post a pic of your 240 with the hamon? it's hard to catch in most pics like salty's above. I find converting it to black and white and doing the lighting at an angle help show it more.

JaVa
02-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Sweet, I'm anxiously waiting to here about those two compare.

Me too!!! :doublethumbsup:

inzite
02-15-2017, 08:59 AM
Kato looks skinny as ****...when you say original I take it you're not speaking of the original Katos of Maxim's? They were beasts...

yeah Kato's original specs LOL. it's quite beefy exiting the handle and gradually tapers down and especially so near the last 1/4 of the length. That pic is not to scale as you can see the 180mm seems comparable in length to the others. Tip wise (from the spine view), the 180 hiromoto is thinnest with the kato following and the 270 hiromoto pretty much the same and kurosaki with the thickest tip. Having said that, the kurosaki doesn't have issues doing the horizontal or vertical on an onion due to the thin grind on the tip.

khashy
02-15-2017, 09:42 AM
can you post a pic of your 240 with the hamon? it's hard to catch in most pics like salty's above. I find converting it to black and white and doing the lighting at an angle help show it more.

Here are my best attempts:


http://i.imgur.com/bwft3Fs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Js2kzmkh.jpg

I should really take a bit if time to put the new purchases here. I'll try to do that today at some point

inzite
02-15-2017, 09:45 AM
Here are my best attempts:
...


nice pics man! I think it's definitely due to the longer blade since the hamons seems to go only half way or so. I need to do pics in day time lighting as the light is holy in my kitchen LOL!

and yes, show us some of your other purchase, i have 1 more incoming hopefully dhl will get to me today :D, it's from maxim :D

milkbaby
02-15-2017, 10:02 AM
Foray into 210s continues. New itinomonn StainLess 210 now has some competition in the form of a Gengetsu 210 semi-stainless.

What's that you say? Why two semi-stainless 210 mid weights??

A rhetorical question.

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

http://i63.tinypic.com/f3tbvo.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/1zqtx0x.jpg

Dang... I've been trying to resist the hype but the pics make Gengetsu more and more attractive. Nice looking pickup!

milkbaby
02-15-2017, 10:07 AM
mmm finally arrived.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3928/32525953900_13324bbe3e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ryd1UC)IMG_20170214_172950_714 (https://flic.kr/p/Ryd1UC) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3945/32091413933_529b1f4c35_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTNTje)IMG_20170214_171004_398 (https://flic.kr/p/QTNTje) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

group shot
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/301/32093466033_b530dac514_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTZpkg)IMG_20170214_212948_728 (https://flic.kr/p/QTZpkg) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

spine and taper comparison
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2416/32754421842_21f2f312ba_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RUoYt5)IMG_20170214_210547_067 (https://flic.kr/p/RUoYt5) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

hamon comparison
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2475/32091412863_0751d0b791_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTNSZM)IMG_20170214_171658_331 (https://flic.kr/p/QTNSZM) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

Really nice photos! :doublethumbsup:

The Hiromoto 270 looks sweet. Sometimes a 270 profile looks "wrong" to me due to the length, but this is pretty. Is it aogami 1 or 2? What do you think about it so far?

inzite
02-15-2017, 10:13 AM
Really nice photos! :doublethumbsup:

The Hiromoto 270 looks sweet. Sometimes a 270 profile looks "wrong" to me due to the length, but this is pretty. Is it aogami 1 or 2? What do you think about it so far?

:D i like the profile as well because i know exactly what you mean by some looks wrong lol either they are too stubby or they just look too massive exceeding beyond 270 even though it's supposed to be 270. The hiromotos comes in white 2, haven't used it yet, came in yesterday and I wanna take more pics before i patina it all up :D, oob sharpness is ok and if takes sharpening like my shorter hiromoto then it should be able to take a pretty keen edge.

khashy
02-15-2017, 12:16 PM
Not All of these are brand new purchases but they all entered my life in 2017.

I'm in the middle of a house move so have not had a chance to take decent pictures of the knives to post here, or even to use them yet.

So I will leave the reviews and my thoughts for after the move.

Anyway, here they are:


My first Kato. I finally understood what all the fuss was about when I got this. It made me desire a larger Kato more than any other knife.
The profile, the grind, the feel of the thing as it hit the board. I finally understood what everyone on the forum was raving about.

http://i.imgur.com/1lXNKGy.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Xu7XXca.jpg


Big daddy Kato. The only way to describe what I felt when this finally arrived would be to say that "it shook me to the core". I don't have any other way to capture the emotion that I felt.

I'll have to caveat that these knives are yet to be used in anger, so take everything I'm saying with a pinch of salt. It's just initial impressions rather than practical advice.

http://i.imgur.com/o1Sx5oF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LMRY4P3.jpg


Beautiful Kato. I'm not a fan of damascus cladding. I'm sure I have mentioned it on the forum before - it just doesn't speak to me.

But there have been a handful of knives that I have really liked. This was one of them.

I won't lie about this one - it will more than likely be my drawer queen. I don't mind, I bought it to look at and marvel at it.

Then again, who knows, never say never.

(I must also apologise for my artistic attempts at taking good photos, all camera gear is packed up in boxes so the photos are all iPhone camera pics)

http://i.imgur.com/oCY8Nm8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jR6VTAQ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IIaYbPW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/p0iQRcqg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IAIWsHr.jpg


Takeo Murata Blue#1 Funayuki. This is actually brand new, it arrived this morning.
It's something I have waned to buy for quite a while but somehow never got around to.
I wasn't expecting the world's prettiest knife and sure enough it isn't the world's prettiest knife.
But it is multiple times better than I was expecting and had seen from the photos.
Really the main point for me was that it was Blue#1, Murata san is a respectable blacksmith and it was very affordable.
Initial impressions have surpassed my expectations - the F&F is actually really decent for a KU/rustic knife. The handle is much better than it appears in the photos. It's light and I dare say, I think it actually has an 'S' grind.
I think it's worth doing a proper review of this as soon as I get a chance.

http://i.imgur.com/MipFqHbg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wCjG5zb.jpg

Choil, spine, Closeup of spine at the tip from above - in that order
http://i.imgur.com/kkWnxn6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/owzcrB1g.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dP8cesT.jpg


I posted a couple of shots of the Hiromoto to try and highlight the hamon. Here are a couple in color.

http://i.imgur.com/XYf9AQg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Z9is8mU.jpg

Thickness at handle comparison of the Hiromoto and big daddy Kato

http://i.imgur.com/p3hZp5M.jpg


Finally some family photos

http://i.imgur.com/0OySVgDg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nGFLb70.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RFzSqRKg.jpg


Btw, the stone that appears in the photos is a Takashima Tomae which I sourced from Shinichi.

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:22 PM
o la la beautiful photos and excellent stone! :Dlove that dammy kato! I couldn't get one (the 240) in time last time maxim had it cause i was checking out on the shig :D as that as my 2nd choice. The Hiromoto is a good part of the good with it being a western handle and goes well with the workhorseness of the katos (the non dammy) and the murata :D

I totally agree with the feeling of a largish kato in one's hands, feels like a sword haha!

here is one I found on my phone that shows off the hamon clearly.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/384/32877550196_6524662247.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S6h3eJ)IMG_20170215_111310_618 (https://flic.kr/p/S6h3eJ) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

khashy
02-15-2017, 12:25 PM
Your hamon is definitely prettier than my hamon [emoji6]

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:26 PM
Your hamon is definitely prettier than my hamon [emoji6]

just a pinch longer :D hopefully I can show off unicorn when DHL arrives today or tmw.

khashy
02-15-2017, 12:26 PM
just a pinch longer :D hopefully I can show off unicorn when DHL arrives today or tmw.

How you tease us...

XooMG
02-15-2017, 12:27 PM
Dig the smaller Kato. Shame I never went for a standard 21cm model.

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:30 PM
How you tease us...

i might be teasing only myself at this point with no pics haha

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:30 PM
Dig the smaller Kato. Shame I never went for a standard 21cm model.

yeah i kind of regret selling the 210 when i bought both 240 and 210.

khashy
02-15-2017, 12:36 PM
Dig the smaller Kato. Shame I never went for a standard 21cm model.

The smaller Kato is definitely brilliant, but I have to say when I hold the 240, it feels like I'm holding the Trident of Poseidon...

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:37 PM
The smaller Kato is definitely brilliant, but I have to say when I hold the 240, it feels like I'm holding the Trident of Poseidon...

wait till someone sells you a workhorse 270 :D

khashy
02-15-2017, 12:46 PM
wait till someone sells you a workhorse 270 :D

Zeus' lightning bolt?

Would love to snap one up if one does show up in my lifetime

tgfencer
02-15-2017, 12:52 PM
wait till someone sells you a workhorse 270 :D

Whoa haha, great minds think alike, just posted a WTB for this very thing not too long ago. Love my 240 WH but 270 is really my preferred length much of the time. And hey, nice haul Khashy, some lovely looking blades you got there. I tend to agree with you about damascus as well, but Kato's has always looked great.

Salty dog
02-15-2017, 12:56 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg.html)

Found this hidden under Specials on JCK. Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Wa Series

This one has an ebony handle.

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:58 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg.html)

Found this hidden under Specials on JCK. Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Wa Series

This one has an ebony handle.

more and more incoming eh salty! :D since it's made by sukenari it should share the same positive reviews as their dammy cladded series! :D can't wait to see your youtube video!!

inzite
02-15-2017, 12:59 PM
Zeus' lightning bolt?

Would love to snap one up if one does show up in my lifetime

with great power comes great mass! those 270 WH were supposed to be close to 300 grams or something lol

khashy
02-15-2017, 01:05 PM
Whoa haha, great minds think alike, just posted a WTB for this very thing not too long ago. Love my 240 WH but 270 is really my preferred length much of the time. And hey, nice haul Khashy, some lovely looking blades you got there. I tend to agree with you about damascus as well, but Kato's has always looked great.

Thanks dude. I can only wish the two of us good luck in the quest for a 270

khashy
02-15-2017, 01:08 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg

Found this hidden under Specials on JCK. Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Wa Series

This one has an ebony handle.

Looks like Salty is back with a vengeance... I don't know about performance of that blade but god damn it's so much bang for buck

guari
02-15-2017, 01:49 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/sebcat/media/zrkz_zpsw4cf5tnl.jpg.html)

Found this hidden under Specials on JCK. Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Wa Series

This one has an ebony handle.

Salty, how do you like it? How's your appreciation of it?

I have the same but a ktip in 240 and absolutely love it, but then, I'm a newcomer to Jknives and have little to compare it to. I did like it so much I'm now thinking of getting a 270 gyuto (non k-tip)..

add
02-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Having said that, the kurosaki doesn't have issues doing the horizontal or vertical on an onion due to the thin grind on the tip.

Handle aside, what are your impressions of that hammered Kurosaki?

Thanks!

inzite
02-15-2017, 03:46 PM
Handle aside, what are your impressions of that hammered Kurosaki?

Thanks!

a extremely functional knife that has very good edge retention but does not get as sharp as the white 2s I have (but not a difference you can tell when actually cutting veges like pepper skin side up or ripe tomatoes). Tip not the thinnest but the grind is thin at the tip so it'll still slip smoothly enough through onions (vertical and horizontal). Plus, it looks nice and is stainless (more or less).

add
02-15-2017, 03:59 PM
a extremely functional knife that has very good edge retention but does not get as sharp as the white 2s I have (but not a difference you can tell when actually cutting veges like pepper skin side up or ripe tomatoes). Tip not the thinnest but the grind is thin at the tip so it'll still slip smoothly enough through onions (vertical and horizontal). Plus, it looks nice and is stainless (more or less).

Thank you.

Mid-weight then, decent flat spot?

nkbitsch
02-15-2017, 04:30 PM
Toyama 180 damascus petty, rehandled by the Swedish blade master Robin Dalman. In my opinion it turned out pretty cool! It has still to stand its test prepping a bigger dinner, as I have only been toying around with it for a short while. Though I have big expectations.

http://i65.tinypic.com/11j3u5x.jpg

inzite
02-15-2017, 05:59 PM
Thank you.

Mid-weight then, decent flat spot?

yeah mid weight is totally accurate. very decent flat spot as i never have issues with accordian cuts with that knife. :D

inzite
02-15-2017, 06:01 PM
mmm say what?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3792/32799162121_60d11ecb08_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhcc)IMG_20170215_164122_525 (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhcc) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2886/32108140643_1dd73efae9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QVhBzM)IMG_20170215_164524_960 (https://flic.kr/p/QVhBzM) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/536/32799161201_6d80f6e437_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYmgVk)IMG_20170215_164458_071 (https://flic.kr/p/RYmgVk) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3952/32799162411_8123f3d1b7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhhc)IMG_20170215_163815_870 (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhhc) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3952/32799162411_8123f3d1b7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhhc)IMG_20170215_163815_870 (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhhc) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2268/32799163941_79bcc36077_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhJz)IMG_20170215_160600_237 (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhJz) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

fatboylim
02-15-2017, 06:05 PM
Toyama 180 damascus petty, rehandled by the Swedish blade master Robin Dalman. In my opinion it turned out pretty cool! It has still to stand its test prepping a bigger dinner, as I have only been toying around with it for a short while. Though I have big expectations.

http://i65.tinypic.com/11j3u5x.jpg

Awesome... and a I want to try it!

khashy
02-15-2017, 06:30 PM
mmm say what?...



Looks beautiful. The unicorn has arrived

milkbaby
02-15-2017, 07:19 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3792/32799162121_60d11ecb08_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhcc)IMG_20170215_164122_525 (https://flic.kr/p/RYmhcc) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr



That Shig is beautiful. Who made the handle, is it ringed gidgee wood?

inzite
02-15-2017, 07:22 PM
That Shig is beautiful. Who made the handle, is it ringed gidgee wood?

:D yes its ringed gidgee, dan made the handle, superb work!

Badgertooth
02-15-2017, 09:08 PM
You turn your back on a thread for half a moment... wow.

Badgertooth
02-15-2017, 09:08 PM
Lovely stuff guys

trilby
02-15-2017, 09:33 PM
Sick little Nakiri, 140mm, with a walnut and beech wood saya. The presentation box is some sort of northern...Im thinking redwood?

No makers mark. Bought it from a place that is helping rebuild Langtang, Nepal.

Anyone able to tell me something about it?? ... (starting to become a habit lol...buying mystery knives lol)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQjaO5qge4t/

kevpenbanc
02-16-2017, 03:26 AM
Picked this up from a forum member on the weekend.
Bit opportunistic, couldn't turn it down.

Yoshikane, SLD I believe, around 247mm ish.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180650_zpsorlqvryd.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180650_zpsorlqvryd.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180725_zpsijtstfz6.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180725_zpsijtstfz6.jpg.html)

Nemo
02-16-2017, 03:33 AM
Nice Kev

Salty dog
02-16-2017, 04:19 AM
Salty, how do you like it? How's your appreciation of it?

I have the same but a ktip in 240 and absolutely love it, but then, I'm a newcomer to Jknives and have little to compare it to. I did like it so much I'm now thinking of getting a 270 gyuto (non k-tip)..

A Valentines gift to myself. I don't plan on buying a bunch of new knives but I was looking for a clad AS knife and this looked like a good buy. My first impression is very good and indeed looks like big bang for the buck.
I don't know about future videos. Things were different back when I was doing them. Both in the knife world and personally. I actually did one the other day and after viewing it decided not to post it. It was an informational video aimed at people just getting into the knife thing. I explained and demonstrated knife profiles and geometry trying to un-muddy the waters on knife mumbo jumbo. I decided it was pretty boring. Looking for a way to punch up the same topics and others.

khashy
02-16-2017, 06:11 AM
Picked this up from a forum member on the weekend.
Bit opportunistic, couldn't turn it down.

Yoshikane, SLD I believe, around 247mm ish.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180650_zpsorlqvryd.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180650_zpsorlqvryd.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/kevphill/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180725_zpsijtstfz6.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/kevphill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_180725_zpsijtstfz6.jpg.html)

I really need to get me one of these. Really do.

inzite
02-16-2017, 08:44 AM
Picked this up from a forum member on the weekend.
Bit opportunistic, couldn't turn it down.

Yoshikane, SLD I believe, around 247mm ish.
....


Looks splendid, i heard they cut great!!!

kevpenbanc
02-16-2017, 09:14 AM
Looks splendid, i heard they cut great!!!

Haven't used it too much yet.
Very impressive on onions, a little less so on carrots.

inzite
02-16-2017, 09:57 AM
Haven't used it too much yet.
Very impressive on onions, a little less so on carrots.

how did it do on the carrots? isn't the blade pretty thin and thin behind the edge as well?

inzite
02-16-2017, 10:04 AM
just realized i did a double post a page back and meant to post this one as well :D

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2834/32090839564_6d9a943eb0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTKWzj)IMG_20170215_181351_996 (https://flic.kr/p/QTKWzj) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

cheflarge
02-16-2017, 10:11 AM
HOLLY CRAP........... whole lot a sexy going on there!!! :ubersexy: :plus1: :goodpost:

inzite
02-16-2017, 10:49 AM
HOLLY CRAP........... whole lot a sexy going on there!!! :ubersexy: :plus1: :goodpost:

lol thanks man, it's just a small set compared to some really impressive ones alot of folks here have!

Jovidah
02-16-2017, 12:58 PM
A Valentines gift to myself. I don't plan on buying a bunch of new knives but I was looking for a clad AS knife and this looked like a good buy. My first impression is very good and indeed looks like big bang for the buck.
I don't know about future videos. Things were different back when I was doing them. Both in the knife world and personally. I actually did one the other day and after viewing it decided not to post it. It was an informational video aimed at people just getting into the knife thing. I explained and demonstrated knife profiles and geometry trying to un-muddy the waters on knife mumbo jumbo. I decided it was pretty boring. Looking for a way to punch up the same topics and others.

As someone who watched a lot of your older movies before ending up here.... I can say that the informative boring ones tended to be quite useful and worth watching. Sure helped me out a lot.

guari
02-16-2017, 01:43 PM
As someone who watched a lot of your older movies before ending up here.... I can say that the informative boring ones tended to be quite useful and worth watching. Sure helped me out a lot.

Me too Salty, don't get bogged down by changes in life. Your vids have helped me a lot, particularly the ones in meat fabrication.

You have a good trove of knowledge to share, and I'm sure quite a few of us are eager to hear your thoughts out.

khashy
02-16-2017, 01:56 PM
As someone who watched a lot of your older movies before ending up here.... I can say that the informative boring ones tended to be quite useful and worth watching. Sure helped me out a lot.

+1

I never find the informative ones boring - just a knife nurd thing I guess

LifeByA1000Cuts
02-16-2017, 04:17 PM
@inzite you have good taste in yo handles that DON'T look like stolen from a butcher shop!

inzite
02-16-2017, 05:14 PM
@inzite you have good taste in yo handles that DON'T look like stolen from a butcher shop!

thanks! i started out liking wa handles but I felt the westerns just geled with me more hehe. nothing crazy that i have but works for me hehe.

kevpenbanc
02-16-2017, 05:20 PM
how did it do on the carrots? isn't the blade pretty thin and thin behind the edge as well?

Just not quite as good as my Takamura or Tanaka R2s.
Will hopefully use it a bit over the next few weeks.

MontezumaBoy
02-17-2017, 12:10 AM
Three new arrivals to the family ... ok .. knives ; 2 Gengetsu's (240's in SS and White - arrived a couple of weeks ago and damn they are fun) plus an amazing DT ITK 225 (in AEB-L) ... sorry for the phone pics ...

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3297_zpsz79bsnr2.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3297_zpsz79bsnr2.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3294_zps7jg4ezeh.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3294_zps7jg4ezeh.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3309_zpsyd4vkqov.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3309_zpsyd4vkqov.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3308_zpspg3qt7xa.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3308_zpspg3qt7xa.jpg.html)

Now off to cut a bunch O' stuff ...

YG420
02-17-2017, 12:33 AM
Three new arrivals to the family ... ok .. knives ; 2 Gengetsu's (240's in SS and White - arrived a couple of weeks ago and damn they are fun) plus an amazing DT ITK 225 (in AEB-L) ... sorry for the phone pics ...

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3297_zpsz79bsnr2.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3297_zpsz79bsnr2.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3294_zps7jg4ezeh.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3294_zps7jg4ezeh.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3309_zpsyd4vkqov.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3309_zpsyd4vkqov.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3308_zpspg3qt7xa.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3308_zpspg3qt7xa.jpg.html)

Now off to cut a bunch O' stuff ...
Freakin nice haul!!

inzite
02-17-2017, 12:21 PM
Kato looks skinny as ****...when you say original I take it you're not speaking of the original Katos of Maxim's? They were beasts...

here is an updated shot of them more to real life scale.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/651/32816622381_8fbb6fab8b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RZTLwa)IMG_20170216_163004_112 (https://flic.kr/p/RZTLwa) by Ricky Cheong Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/inzite/), on Flickr

labor of love
02-17-2017, 02:03 PM
One of those gengetsus is a 210mm right?


Three new arrivals to the family ... ok .. knives ; 2 Gengetsu's (240's in SS and White - arrived a couple of weeks ago and damn they are fun) plus an amazing DT ITK 225 (in AEB-L) ... sorry for the phone pics ...

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3297_zpsz79bsnr2.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3297_zpsz79bsnr2.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3294_zps7jg4ezeh.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3294_zps7jg4ezeh.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3309_zpsyd4vkqov.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3309_zpsyd4vkqov.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r731/BigMontyBoy/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3308_zpspg3qt7xa.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/BigMontyBoy/media/DT%20ITK%20and%20Gengetsu/IMG_3308_zpspg3qt7xa.jpg.html)

Now off to cut a bunch O' stuff ...

valgard
02-17-2017, 02:35 PM
One of those gengetsus is a 210mm right?
They both look the same size to me. Look at the lines in the towel. And since they are both larger that the 225 Devin Thomas I guess no.

chiffonodd
02-17-2017, 03:05 PM
Optical illusion caused by distance from camera maybe? That's how they made Tom Cruise look as tall as his female costars.

labor of love
02-17-2017, 03:16 PM
They both look the same size to me. Look at the lines in the towel. And since they are both larger that the 225 Devin Thomas I guess no.

Maybe it's an illusion, but the top gengetsu appears shorter than the dt.

valgard
02-17-2017, 03:24 PM
Maybe it's an illusion, but the top gengetsu appears shorter than the dt.

It's because it's further back but if you focus on the lines in the cloth piece you can see the two Gengetsu are the same size.

Graydo77
02-17-2017, 06:10 PM
Finally had a chance to fit a handle to the Dan Prendergast that came in a couple weeks ago. Thanks again Dan.

https://flic.kr/p/QVV58q

brianh
02-17-2017, 07:20 PM
Looks great, Graydon!

preizzo
02-17-2017, 08:39 PM
Super sexy handle Graydon!!

Graydo77
02-17-2017, 08:52 PM
Thanks guys [emoji4]

MontezumaBoy
02-18-2017, 01:31 AM
+1
It's because it's further back but if you focus on the lines in the cloth piece you can see the two Gengetsu are the same size.

You could say it is an illusion but that would imply I know what I'm doing with the silly camera ... I would say it is just a really crappy photo taken by a very poor photographer ... the two Gengetsu's are very close to each other (@ 240) and the Devin is spot on at 225. I should have put my 210 Gengetsu in the pic and or the very least had a dead on shot from above .. the linen lines do run roughly parallel and if you look at the one at the tips of the gengetsus you can see the devin is 3/4" shorter or so.

kevpenbanc
02-18-2017, 02:20 AM
how did it do on the carrots? isn't the blade pretty thin and thin behind the edge as well?


I have to retract my earlier statement, that Yoshikane just went toe to toe with my Takamura on a big pile of carrots.
Impressed :)

preizzo
02-18-2017, 07:47 AM
Can anyone help me to identify this knife??

XooMG
02-18-2017, 09:04 AM
Can anyone help me to identify this knife??
http://www.tojiro.de/handmade-exklusiv

preizzo
02-18-2017, 09:19 AM
I knew that was a tojiro, but I could not find it anywhere!
Tk xoomg!! 😍

foody518
02-18-2017, 11:29 AM
@Preizzo looks like it could be one of the Aogami #2 or Aogami Supers? http://www.dcsharp.com/brands/Tojiro-Knives.html

v647c
02-20-2017, 09:07 PM
Picked up a Toshihiro Wakui 240 gyuto. Never tried one of his knives before. First impressions before using?: F&F are above average for a knife this price. Pretty thin overall but still has the spine and stiffness of typical Sanjo gyutos. Should be fun to use!

http://imgur.com/a/WIZfF

Also some new handles for 2 older favourites. I usually don't go for these fancy handles but decided to give these 2 something special. Courtesy of a great guy in Sydney.

http://imgur.com/a/RPK2Z
http://imgur.com/a/h25PG

chiffonodd
02-20-2017, 09:25 PM
Picked up a Toshihiro Wakui 240 gyuto. Never tried one of his knives before. First impressions before using?: F&F are above average for a knife this price. Pretty thin overall but still has the spine and stiffness of typical Sanjo gyutos. Should be fun to use!

http://imgur.com/a/WIZfF

Also some new handles for 2 older favourites. I usually don't go for these fancy handles but decided to give these 2 something special. Courtesy of a great guy in Sydney.

http://imgur.com/a/RPK2Z
http://imgur.com/a/h25PG

Where'd you get the wakui 240 with the ho octo handle? And is it the w#2 with stainless cladding?

fujiyama
02-20-2017, 09:28 PM
270mm Konosuke Fujiyama Blue #1 Gyuto

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2991_zpsbbs6jocs.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2979_zpsgrlbovgk.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_2979_zpsgrlbovgk.jpg.html)

bkultra
02-20-2017, 09:30 PM
270mm and B#1... A very rare combo of a already very rare knife.

What the actual edge length?

Here is my 240mm B#1

34665

labor of love
02-20-2017, 09:36 PM
Where'd you get the wakui 240 with the ho octo handle? And is it the w#2 with stainless cladding?

They're stainless clad wh2. That son of a gun probably purchased it from epic edge, I waited too long and now the 240mm is sold out.

fujiyama
02-20-2017, 09:51 PM
270mm and B#1... A very rare combo of a already very rare knife.

What the actual edge length?

Here is my 240mm B#1
I'm getting ~267mm on an old measuring tape. I was kind of hoping for 260mm; the profile is spot on though and it's very thin behind the edge.

Very nice 240mm! The newer batches look better quality than the 2015/early 2016. They also don't seem to be running as short as they used to.

chiffonodd
02-20-2017, 09:52 PM
They're stainless clad wh2. That son of a gun probably purchased it from epic edge, I waited too long and now the 240mm is sold out.

Yeah I was curious bc I only saw the 210 on the EE website. And prices are good on the wakui especially for EE lol.

Chicagohawkie
02-20-2017, 10:31 PM
Wow! Nice! Is that older or newer? Never seen on of those! Where did you find that jem?




270mm Konosuke Fujiyama Blue #1 Gyuto

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2991_zpsbbs6jocs.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_2979_zpsgrlbovgk.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_2979_zpsgrlbovgk.jpg.html)

fujiyama
02-20-2017, 11:00 PM
Wow! Nice! Is that older or newer? Never seen on of those! Where did you find that jem?
This is the only one I've seen; from Tosho. It's new!

Chicagohawkie
02-20-2017, 11:57 PM
This is the only one I've seen; from Tosho. It's new!

Very nice! Saw that it's sold out! Great pick up! How do you Like it so far?

bkultra
02-21-2017, 12:58 AM
Very nice 240mm! The newer batches look better quality than the 2015/early 2016. They also don't seem to be running as short as they used to.

Mine is longer than my older B#2 was (228mm), the new B#1 is 236mm. It's also a substantially thicker knife as well.

foody518
02-21-2017, 01:02 AM
Those Konosuke Fujiyama blue #1 pics are droolworthy

fujiyama
02-21-2017, 01:47 AM
Thanks for the measurements, I wanted to request them!

I haven't used the 270mm yet, but I expect it to perform like it's little brother (210mm B1 Fujiyama Gyuto). Just a tad.. bigger. :lol2: It has a similar profile to my old Wa-Hattori 270mm Gyuto.

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_3002_zpsyethzitw.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_3002_zpsyethzitw.jpg.html)

lapointeus
02-21-2017, 11:24 PM
https://goo.gl/photos/kwaCofq8VqhkWcWp7

lapointeus
02-21-2017, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the measurements, I wanted to request them!

I haven't used the 270mm yet, but I expect it to perform like it's little brother (210mm B1 Fujiyama Gyuto). Just a tad.. bigger. :lol2: It has a similar profile to my old Wa-Hattori 270mm Gyuto.

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/knifenut357/IMG_3002_zpsyethzitw.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/knifenut357/media/IMG_3002_zpsyethzitw.jpg.html)

Jesus. I can't even find one of these, let alone two with gorgeous handles.

v647c
02-22-2017, 01:09 AM
Where'd you get the wakui 240 with the ho octo handle? And is it the w#2 with stainless cladding?

Yeah stainless clad white 2. From epic edge. Exactly as labor of love said

Roberto
02-23-2017, 07:39 PM
Can anyone help me to identify this knife??

TOJIRO series handmade.I has one of it.:D

Roberto
02-23-2017, 07:41 PM
I knew that was a tojiro, but I could not find it anywhere!
Tk xoomg!! 😍

You can find it at TOJIRO'website .

preizzo
02-23-2017, 08:06 PM
Tk you Roberto!!

valgard
02-23-2017, 09:16 PM
My Valentine's present arrived today :O

chinacats
02-23-2017, 11:28 PM
My Valentine's present arrived today :O

nice, is that an upgraded handle?

soigne_west
02-23-2017, 11:51 PM
so sweet!

valgard
02-24-2017, 12:18 AM
nice, is that an upgraded handle?

Nope, some members convinced me not to go that route and I have a nice (relatively simple) and cheap handle coming. The handle doesn't look bad but the fit between the wood and the ferrule could be better (there is a small "step" when going from the wood to the ferrule).

lapointeus
02-24-2017, 12:35 AM
https://goo.gl/photos/9ZZwwKcCe1hkQSS96

chinacats
02-24-2017, 12:44 AM
Nope, some members convinced me not to go that route and I have a nice (relatively simple) and cheap handle coming. The handle doesn't look bad but the fit between the wood and the ferrule could be better (there is a small "step" when going from the wood to the ferrule).

Thanks, I personally wouldn't pay for his upgraded handle either but from the angle out didn't appear to be his standard ho.

valgard
02-24-2017, 01:37 AM
Thanks, I personally wouldn't pay for his upgraded handle either but from the angle out didn't appear to be his standard ho.

Oh, it's not Ho. The standard for the Nakiri Pro 180 is burnt chestnut and plastic ferrule. The chestnut part looks and feels sweet to me BTW.

Godslayer
02-24-2017, 02:48 AM
Any pic of the handle you have coming for it?

valgard
02-24-2017, 03:02 AM
Any pic of the handle you have coming for it?
Still haven't decided which one will use, will decide once I see how they go with the knife but probably the first one.
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ynot1985
02-24-2017, 03:39 AM
My Valentine's present arrived today :O

What's TATA?

valgard
02-24-2017, 04:02 AM
What's TATA?

You are the second person to ask that :scratchhead:. It's the way me and my wife address each other.
Slightly unrelated cultural explanation. In Cuba TATA is also a an affectionate way for siblings to call each other. The use for siblings comes from the fact that it's one of the first things babes can learn to say: MAMA (mamá=mother), PAPA (papá=fhather), TATA (just the next easiest thing I guess=brother/sister most commonly). This form of address usually goes away with time but in some cases it stays and it is somewhat common. Funny enough my sister also calls me that to this day and me and my brother used it briefly when he was small.

Badgertooth
02-24-2017, 04:15 AM
You are the second person to ask that :scratchhead:. It's the way me and my wife address each other.
Slightly unrelated cultural explanation. In Cuba TATA is also a an affectionate way for siblings to call each other. The use for siblings comes from the fact that it's one of the first things babes can learn to say: MAMA (mamá=mother), PAPA (papá=fhather), TATA (just the next easiest thing I guess=brother/sister most commonly). This form of address usually goes away with time but in some cases it stays and it is somewhat common. Funny enough my sister also calls me that to this day and me and my brother used it briefly when he was small.

I like this and thank you

nkbitsch
02-24-2017, 04:22 AM
Still haven't decided which one will use, will decide once I see how they go with the knife but probably the first one.
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Those are gorgeous 😍

valgard
02-24-2017, 04:31 AM
@Badger Thx and your welcome.

@nkbitsch thx, I think so too, I will try to pair them both with KU knives, one for the nakiri and the other TBD.

Zweber12
02-24-2017, 04:31 AM
I just finished watching Narcos season 2, I guess this is a different Tata..

valgard
02-24-2017, 04:36 AM
Yes, it is. I'm utterly unrelated LOL

Zweber12
02-24-2017, 04:38 AM
Lol [emoji23]

sergeysus
02-24-2017, 02:39 PM
Could not resist this knife when I saw it on another forum. W2 with 1018. Don't have any experience with w2 and the knife is on the heavier side.

http://localmarketingla.com/misc/dan.jpg
http://localmarketingla.com/misc/dan2.jpg

valgard
02-24-2017, 03:04 PM
I saw that one too, pretty cool catch.

Roberto
02-24-2017, 10:39 PM
Could not resist this knife when I saw it on another forum. W2 with 1018. Don't have any experience with w2 and the knife is on the heavier side.

http://localmarketingla.com/misc/dan.jpg
http://localmarketingla.com/misc/dan2.jpg

Wow...it's gorgeous...

nepastovus
02-25-2017, 01:46 PM
Latest addition - big heavy gyuto. High grade 250mm forged geometry custom with yellow box burl, mammoth tooth with blue elder spacers. Core in this one is sc125 :)
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/16789789_308750706194643_2229728496442146816_n.jpg
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16906141_1249990791744252_109274035413581824_n.jpg
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16789653_161303714377121_2752306985641705472_n.jpg
https://s9.postimg.org/ltgwyh7fj/MG_7313.jpg
https://s13.postimg.org/tkpx368hj/MG_7314.jpg

nkbitsch
02-25-2017, 02:39 PM
Latest addition - big heavy gyuto. High grade 250mm forged geometry custom with yellow box burl, mammoth tooth with blue elder spacers. Core in this one is sc125 :)
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/16789789_308750706194643_2229728496442146816_n.jpg
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16906141_1249990791744252_109274035413581824_n.jpg
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16789653_161303714377121_2752306985641705472_n.jpg
https://s9.postimg.org/ltgwyh7fj/MG_7313.jpg
https://s13.postimg.org/tkpx368hj/MG_7314.jpg

You lucky man. That looks beautiful!

daveb
02-25-2017, 02:59 PM
+1

You could say it is an illusion but that would imply I know what I'm doing with the silly camera ... I would say it is just a really crappy photo taken by a very poor photographer ... the two Gengetsu's are very close to each other (@ 240) and the Devin is spot on at 225. I should have put my 210 Gengetsu in the pic and or the very least had a dead on shot from above .. the linen lines do run roughly parallel and if you look at the one at the tips of the gengetsus you can see the devin is 3/4" shorter or so.

Perhaps a 270 in the pic would help.....:whistling:

turbochef422
02-25-2017, 03:21 PM
That Catcheside looks bad man. Congrats on the buy and would love to hear how it performs.

nepastovus
02-25-2017, 04:00 PM
That Catcheside looks bad man. Congrats on the buy and would love to hear how it performs.

Thanks :) I will try to write up a review in few months once I have a good idea. I tried to find reviews of Catcheside myself to see how they cut and haven't found any.
Been playing for an hour so far: parsnips, potatoes, celeriac head, onions. Cuts very well without wedging. He does impressive job with his "forged geometry" knives.

mc2442
02-25-2017, 04:23 PM
Sorry, not a review, but I have been very happy with the cutting ability...and just overall use of...the knives I have gotten from Will. I have had a san mai knife from him for a few years that is one of my favorites, and have been very happy with one of his recent forged knives. He has multiple videos on the use of his knives, you can see the ease of cutting and food release for several of his knives.

shownomarci
02-25-2017, 04:37 PM
I do have a 'Forgie' from Will as well.
It is a robust knife, but goes through food like butter.
If your curious about the performance, just have a look at his videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/CatchesideCutlery/videos).

valgard
02-25-2017, 04:45 PM
Man I want one of those Forged Geometry knives, they look badass. I seriously need my wife to get a job as an engineer here in Alberta :angel2:

capslockpirate
02-25-2017, 08:34 PM
two new additions:

Shibata Kotetsu 240mm

Suisin Saika Sakimaru Takobiki 300mm from daveb :pirate1:

http://jamestraggianese.com/20170225_121643.jpg

foody518
02-25-2017, 09:02 PM
@capslockpirate jelly on the kotetsu XD

YLQDave
02-25-2017, 10:23 PM
Latest addition - big heavy gyuto. High grade 250mm forged geometry custom with yellow box burl, mammoth tooth with blue elder spacers. Core in this one is sc125 :)
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/16789789_308750706194643_2229728496442146816_n.jpg
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16906141_1249990791744252_109274035413581824_n.jpg
https://instagram.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16789653_161303714377121_2752306985641705472_n.jpg
https://s9.postimg.org/ltgwyh7fj/MG_7313.jpg
https://s13.postimg.org/tkpx368hj/MG_7314.jpg

Nice buy!