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mattador
01-18-2018, 12:53 PM
https://imgur.com/a/PHII0

inzite
01-18-2018, 03:41 PM
Ohh that'll be fun on the jnats. HF is on my list too

:D JOEKIYO FTW!

valgard
01-19-2018, 01:00 AM
Beast Comet, been anticipating this one for a while.

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valgard
01-19-2018, 01:02 AM
And I don't think I've posted these
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labor of love
01-19-2018, 01:55 AM
Yep. If I ever bought a comet that’s the one I would want.

Beast Comet, been anticipating this one for a while.

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Anton
01-19-2018, 02:04 AM
Finally
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Barmoley
01-19-2018, 02:24 AM
These are very nice. I would love to get me one of these Xerxes. Give us some details.

Nomsdotcom
01-19-2018, 02:29 AM
Finally
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Looking real nice [emoji106] [emoji106]

HRC_64
01-19-2018, 02:36 AM
Hows this Ikeda/Kasahara holding up with all the new company ? ;)

(great vid, btw)>https://youtu.be/D1mheMIo9C8


Yokazu Ikeda/Kasahara 240mm (actually 228mm) Aogami #1 Kasumi gyuto. 53mm at the heel.
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38220
Choil shot before initial sharpening.
http://cdn.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38253&d=1516338135&thumb=1

panda
01-19-2018, 02:50 AM
does ikeda make that knife in 270? because 228 edge length is way too short for me

valgard
01-19-2018, 03:17 AM
does ikeda make that knife in 270? because 228 edge length is way too short for me
I don't know but I sure want it with a 255-260mm cutting edge (and the additional bit of weight).

valgard
01-19-2018, 03:21 AM
Hows this Ikeda/Kasahara holding up with all the new company ? ;)

(great vid, btw)>https://youtu.be/D1mheMIo9C8

Really really well, you've seen the vid, kinda hard to top that in terms of pure smooth cutting (there's other aspects where other knives I have are better for my taste tho).

Also, the Comet is was made a while ago but due to several reason it only arrived today. The idea with this one was to get power more than smoothness anyway.

valgard
01-19-2018, 03:22 AM
Anton, sweet pair of Primus.

Wdestate
01-19-2018, 08:50 AM
does ikeda make that knife in 270? because 228 edge length is way too short for me

I have had some pieces from them made that are 270. Also did a custom for me with cutting edge 250mm. Just took some wait time

brooksie967
01-19-2018, 09:10 AM
does ikeda make that knife in 270? because 228 edge length is way too short for me

Yes. My shigehiro is Ikeda and 270.

JaVa
01-19-2018, 09:23 AM
My Ikeda migaki is about 237 from heel to tip.

aboynamedsuita
01-19-2018, 06:14 PM
New saya from @mokuzo_to for my 360mm Misono Gyuto with custom Hawaiian koa handle by @martellknives I like how the saya goes well with the dragon engraving on the knife [emoji236][emoji380]!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/71ddd564ff871b9293f599455c2c6d6e/5AEC93B1/t51.2885-15/e35/26186297_287084128482542_6869919615812632576_n.jpg
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/a15572ad5044f8da9287b36f98277392/5AF9602C/t51.2885-15/e35/26385567_398784300575795_1980170302176362496_n.jpg

Nomsdotcom
01-19-2018, 06:21 PM
New saya from @mokuzo_to for my 360mm Misono Gyuto with custom Hawaiian koa handle by @martellknives I like how the saya goes well with the dragon engraving on the knife [emoji236][emoji380]!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/71ddd564ff871b9293f599455c2c6d6e/5AEC93B1/t51.2885-15/e35/26186297_287084128482542_6869919615812632576_n.jpg
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/a15572ad5044f8da9287b36f98277392/5AF9602C/t51.2885-15/e35/26385567_398784300575795_1980170302176362496_n.jpg
You call that knife? THIS is a knife

aboynamedsuita
01-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Custom W2 honyaki XH/XT 245mm gyuto by @crisanderson27
The handle is made of a gorgeous block of Honduran Rosewood Burl from @burlsource with a vintage wrought iron and copper spacer.
Initial impressions in use are very positive, I will have to do some videos in due course!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/c7ad03067a0f3704402472aa2a0fb1b4/5ADC93D0/t51.2885-15/e35/26186744_1753808791594776_4169333000011513856_n.jp g
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/3209396b17a3c153781e76b11e69bcf6/5AE10AE5/t51.2885-15/e35/26865864_1979358645637168_4448288106524704768_n.jp g

There are some videos on Instagram too:
https://instagram.com/p/BdTPf9EnxuK/
https://instagram.com/p/BdYE1pgHQYG/

aboynamedsuita
01-19-2018, 06:25 PM
You call that knife? THIS is a knife

Wait until you see the 480mm cake knife I just got… nothing fancy, but huge

Godslayer
01-19-2018, 06:27 PM
New saya from @mokuzo_to for my 360mm Misono Gyuto with custom Hawaiian koa handle by @martellknives I like how the saya goes well with the dragon engraving on the knife [emoji236][emoji380]!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/71ddd564ff871b9293f599455c2c6d6e/5AEC93B1/t51.2885-15/e35/26186297_287084128482542_6869919615812632576_n.jpg
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/a15572ad5044f8da9287b36f98277392/5AF9602C/t51.2885-15/e35/26385567_398784300575795_1980170302176362496_n.jpg

Let me know when you sell this, give ya $50 and a virtual hand shake, also you should make a video of you actually using it, I can't imagine and 360 gyuto

Godslayer
01-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Custom W2 honyaki XH/XT 245mm gyuto by @crisanderson27
The handle is made of a gorgeous block of Honduran Rosewood Burl from @burlsource with a vintage wrought iron and copper spacer.
Initial impressions in use are very positive, I will have to do some videos in due course!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/c7ad03067a0f3704402472aa2a0fb1b4/5ADC93D0/t51.2885-15/e35/26186744_1753808791594776_4169333000011513856_n.jp g
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/3209396b17a3c153781e76b11e69bcf6/5AE10AE5/t51.2885-15/e35/26865864_1979358645637168_4448288106524704768_n.jp g

There are some videos on Instagram too:
https://instagram.com/p/BdTPf9EnxuK/
https://instagram.com/p/BdYE1pgHQYG/

This is amazing

milkbaby
01-19-2018, 09:45 PM
Custom W2 honyaki XH/XT 245mm gyuto by @crisanderson27
The handle is made of a gorgeous block of Honduran Rosewood Burl from @burlsource with a vintage wrought iron and copper spacer.
Initial impressions in use are very positive, I will have to do some videos in due course!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/c7ad03067a0f3704402472aa2a0fb1b4/5ADC93D0/t51.2885-15/e35/26186744_1753808791594776_4169333000011513856_n.jp g
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/3209396b17a3c153781e76b11e69bcf6/5AE10AE5/t51.2885-15/e35/26865864_1979358645637168_4448288106524704768_n.jp g


Mmmmm that's a particularly nice one from Cris. I think all the materials are very complementary, great looking knife.

valgard
01-19-2018, 09:53 PM
That's arguably the best looking CJA I've seen, amazing work there.

Marek07
01-19-2018, 10:04 PM
New saya from @mokuzo_to for my 360mm Misono Gyuto with custom Hawaiian koa handle by @martellknives I like how the saya goes well with the dragon engraving on the knife [emoji236][emoji380]!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/71ddd564ff871b9293f599455c2c6d6e/5AEC93B1/t51.2885-15/e35/26186297_287084128482542_6869919615812632576_n.jpg
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/a15572ad5044f8da9287b36f98277392/5AF9602C/t51.2885-15/e35/26385567_398784300575795_1980170302176362496_n.jpg Your CJA looks stunning but this looks like a happy marriage - Misono dragon with Mokuzo saya. Nice pairing! Can't see myself using a 360mm gyuto... ever.
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illuminasi666
01-20-2018, 06:09 AM
I bought all this set, love it ^^
Minonokuni knives from Knifemerchant, Coticule from Ardennes and Cerax from Suehiro. Leather strap from Burrperfection.
The old santoku is from unknown source ^^

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4656/24923166597_ee27141430_h.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4750/24923169417_2067d7c220_h.jpg

Eloh
01-20-2018, 11:13 AM
http://abload.de/img/57sdb.jpg

F-Flash
01-20-2018, 11:22 AM
Is the cutting edge flat or concave? Looks like concave in that pic.

Teledyol
01-20-2018, 04:35 PM
https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipOi0OOdgFVTkNX5Sy-tEMpZ0geTCwtv7jkY0ps_

I was collecting the original "Balance Plus" series ( preFiskars ) when I came across this find. I'm guessing that they predate the Balance Plus line. I'm looking for more comprehensive information online, but that's hard to find nowadays. If you could provide a link, it would be greatly appreciated.

I like to take the well used non-collectables and sharpen them to 16º for daily use, they've quickly become "the sharpest knives in the drawer." [actually I use knife racks, but that's the saying]

RAW:pirate1:

panda
01-20-2018, 05:02 PM
what's up with the weird finish on the blade face of misono?

Danzo
01-20-2018, 09:47 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/2135g0p.jpg

For severing heads.

pd7077
01-23-2018, 08:32 PM
Finally...

https://i.imgur.com/FoAv4i3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/EjHFaFQ.jpg

chinacats
01-23-2018, 09:55 PM
That is one outstanding looking Shag. Congrats!

daddy yo yo
01-24-2018, 04:59 AM
That is one outstanding looking Shag.:laughat::rofl2::doublethumbsup:

This statement is so Austin Powers!

slengteng
01-24-2018, 05:10 AM
I bought all this set, love it ^^
Minonokuni knives from Knifemerchant, Coticule from Ardennes and Cerax from Suehiro. Leather strap from Burrperfection.
The old santoku is from unknown source ^^


Sweet collection and beautiful photos!

Paraffin
01-24-2018, 06:31 PM
Yoshikazu Ikeda 195mm petty knife, Blue #1 with carbon steel cladding. Actually more like 190mm on the blade length, since these are apparently measured from machi and not the heel.

http://ptjams.com/mb/img/kitchen/Yoshikazu-Ikeda-195mm-Petty.jpg

jimbob
01-24-2018, 07:43 PM
Nice

The Anti-Chrysler
01-25-2018, 12:45 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/2135g0p.jpg

For severing heads.


Or peeling logs. It looks like a drawknife.

StonedEdge
01-25-2018, 12:45 PM
Or peeling logs. It looks like a drawknife.
It's for cheese

The Anti-Chrysler
01-25-2018, 12:48 PM
Ahhh.....I see now.

Anton
01-25-2018, 01:17 PM
Finally...

https://i.imgur.com/FoAv4i3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/EjHFaFQ.jpg

Very nice - who made the handle.

pd7077
01-25-2018, 01:19 PM
Very nice - who made the handle.

Thanks. This handle was also made by Matt Delosso. Snakewood with African blackwood ferrule and brass spacer.

Anton
01-25-2018, 01:22 PM
Thanks. This handle was also made by Matt Delosso. Snakewood with African blackwood ferrule and brass spacer.

he's killing it

Dave Kinogie
01-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Picked these 3 up over the last couple months, sorry for the mediocre pics:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/knivesandshit/newknives1_zpsska1l3qm.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263//knivesandshit/newknives2_zpsqza1sxfz.jpg

K813zra
01-26-2018, 05:58 PM
The KS I just got today and the HD2 on Christmas. :) So both are more or less new. Interesting that one has kanji on the left face and the other on the right face.
https://i.imgur.com/cfiNNtl.jpg

aboynamedsuita
01-26-2018, 07:55 PM
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/6cff183e8f276b567c044dbb43c29406/5AF4DEA0/t51.2885-15/e35/26294817_158010711654568_4646471512608473088_n.jpg
180mm kensaki tip gyuto from @origin_handcrafted
In all the years I've been into knives, I never knew there was a knifemaker about an hour away from me in the same province
This one is made out of a repurposed saw blade forged at approx. 61°HRC with a handle of stabilized Manitoba box elder with a dyed box elder spacer and bit of Hawaiian curly koa on the ferrule

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/09c45c427b3ee7289d713cd2eb48c696/5AEA6B8F/t51.2885-15/e35/26284952_579584032378650_3324965613851377664_n.jpg
Sakai Takayuki 480mm Japanese Cake "Castella" Knife from Globalkitchen.japan
…because 480mm
…because cake

It's so fk'n big I can barely fit it on my 16" x 22" end grain cutting board lol

Godslayer
01-26-2018, 07:59 PM
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/6cff183e8f276b567c044dbb43c29406/5AF4DEA0/t51.2885-15/e35/26294817_158010711654568_4646471512608473088_n.jpg
180mm kensaki tip gyuto from @origin_handcrafted
In all the years I've been into knives, I never knew there was a knifemaker about an hour away from me in the same province
This one is made out of a repurposed saw blade forged at approx. 61°HRC with a handle of stabilized Manitoba box elder with a dyed box elder spacer and bit of Hawaiian curly koa on the ferrule

https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/09c45c427b3ee7289d713cd2eb48c696/5AEA6B8F/t51.2885-15/e35/26284952_579584032378650_3324965613851377664_n.jpg
Sakai Takayuki 480mm Japanese Cake "Castella" Knife from Globalkitchen.japan
…because 480mm
…because cake

It's so fk'n big I can barely fit it on my 16" x 22" end grain cutting board lol

Neat, I remember seeing that and thinking man I wish a sweet bladesmith lived near me... I than remembered Pierre lives like 60 minutes away, I than remembered he is M.I.A. I than remembered I like cake, hows the local boys work

Wdestate
01-26-2018, 10:25 PM
new wilburn forge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/25047208267_cbbb06e84c_b.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/39208226174_30a5219692_b.jpg

Spipet
01-28-2018, 02:36 PM
Yoshikazu Ikeda 195mm petty knife, Blue #1 with carbon steel cladding. Actually more like 190mm on the blade length, since these are apparently measured from machi and not the heel.

http://ptjams.com/mb/img/kitchen/Yoshikazu-Ikeda-195mm-Petty.jpg

I have the 210, you're in for a treat!

HRC_64
01-28-2018, 03:18 PM
I have the 210, you're in for a treat!

are they quasi-lasers or distal tapered?

milkbaby
01-28-2018, 03:58 PM
https://scontent-yyz1-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/6cff183e8f276b567c044dbb43c29406/5AF4DEA0/t51.2885-15/e35/26294817_158010711654568_4646471512608473088_n.jpg
180mm kensaki tip gyuto from @origin_handcrafted
In all the years I've been into knives, I never knew there was a knifemaker about an hour away from me in the same province
This one is made out of a repurposed saw blade forged at approx. 61°HRC with a handle of stabilized Manitoba box elder with a dyed box elder spacer and bit of Hawaiian curly koa on the ferrule



new wilburn forge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/25047208267_cbbb06e84c_b.jpg


Digging both these, both customs or ready-mades?

Wdestate
01-28-2018, 04:07 PM
Digging both these, both customs or ready-mades?

was a ready made i jumped on before he ever got to his site, love Aarons stuff.

Here is another new arrivial
Andrew Meers 250mm

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4756/28172218499_a0dcea4535_b.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/28172218719_94d2ba2b2b_b.jpg

Danzo
01-28-2018, 06:01 PM
Not new but some new shoes. (On a dirty cutting board yeesh)
Kramer meiji style modified D handle. Purple Heart with white and black acrylic spacers
Progress pictures in the handiwork display thread.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2v9sopw.jpg

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

http://i67.tinypic.com/20qot4.jpg

Spipet
01-28-2018, 06:09 PM
are they quasi-lasers or distal tapered?

Mine is no laser, but does taper nicely indeed... I should get another one!

milkbaby
01-29-2018, 11:08 AM
Andrew Meers 250mm

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/28172218719_94d2ba2b2b_b.jpg

Thanks for posting that, I was actually trying to remember his name to look up some previous knives... Strange coincidence! Is that san mai?

milkbaby
01-29-2018, 11:10 AM
Not new but some new shoes. (On a dirty cutting board yeesh)
Kramer meiji style modified D handle. Purple Heart with white and black acrylic spacers
Progress pictures in the handiwork display thread.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2v9sopw.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/20qot4.jpg

Great job, that handle is superb! Very classy total package.

Wdestate
01-29-2018, 03:59 PM
Thanks for posting that, I was actually trying to remember his name to look up some previous knives... Strange coincidence! Is that san mai?

Differentially hardened w2

cain47
01-30-2018, 07:33 PM
This is my newest addition to the collection. It's a m390 215mm gyutohiki. Handle is made from ebony, copper, POM and a larch cone cast in resin. The design of the handle is mine and the knife maker is Aleksander Błażyca (Aleks handmade knives). It turned out even prettier than I expected.

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megapuff5
01-30-2018, 07:36 PM
Very nice cain!!

labor of love
01-30-2018, 07:55 PM
Really cool blade shape.


This is my newest addition to the collection. It's a m390 215mm gyutohiki. Handle is made from ebony, copper, POM and a larch cone cast in resin. The design of the handle is mine and the knife maker is Aleksander Błażyca (Aleks handmade knives). It turned out even prettier than I expected.

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ewebb10
01-30-2018, 08:03 PM
That should stay sharp just about forever!

Anton
01-30-2018, 09:17 PM
This is my newest addition to the collection. It's a m390 215mm gyutohiki. Handle is made from ebony, copper, POM and a larch cone cast in resin. The design of the handle is mine and the knife maker is Aleksander Błażyca (Aleks handmade knives). It turned out even prettier than I expected.

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what's the steel?

brooksie967
01-30-2018, 09:33 PM
This is my newest addition to the collection. It's a m390 215mm gyutohiki. Handle is made from ebony, copper, POM and a larch cone cast in resin. The design of the handle is mine and the knife maker is Aleksander Błażyca (Aleks handmade knives). It turned out even prettier than I expected.

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That cone piece is maybe the coolest add on to a knife handle in a LONG ******* time.

labor of love
01-30-2018, 09:53 PM
what's the steel?

M390

Marek07
01-30-2018, 10:31 PM
That cone piece is maybe the coolest add on to a knife handle in a LONG ******* time.:plus1:

Drosophil
01-31-2018, 06:44 AM
Now that's cool!

cain47
01-31-2018, 07:23 AM
That cone piece is maybe the coolest add on to a knife handle in a LONG ******* time.
Yeah it came out beautifully, but this is my favourite custom handle. The guy making it for me has absolutely exceeded my expectations. You can't see it on the photo, but the handle has that 3d effect to it. The depth of this is truly stunning.
The knife itself is a K&S blue #2 stainless-clad nashiji 270mm tanaka. Absolute beast of a knife.
Now I just need to get a custom olive wood saya made to complete the look.

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gaijin
02-01-2018, 01:26 PM
The result of a trade, a CCK 1302.

https://s14.postimg.org/g6clry9q9/DSC_0256.jpg

fatboylim
02-01-2018, 01:29 PM
The result of a trade, a CCK 1302.

https://s14.postimg.org/g6clry9q9/DSC_0256.jpg
It's a laser of a cleaver. Glad you like it!

gaijin
02-01-2018, 01:36 PM
It's a laser of a cleaver. Glad you like it!

I do like the Henckel too. :)

fatboylim
02-01-2018, 01:37 PM
I do like the Henckel too. :)
The best mini cleaver size around: 180mm x 80mm tall.

fatboylim
02-01-2018, 01:41 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Alaq81a.jpg

2 knives in today!

Ikeda Ironwood Honyaki western 240 gyuto in white 2.
Mazaki 150 yanagiba

Chicagohawkie
02-01-2018, 02:25 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Alaq81a.jpg

2 knives in today!

Ikeda Ironwood Honyaki western 240 gyuto in white 2.
Mazaki 150 yanagiba

Is that the Ittetsu from JKI? Haven’t seen one of those in a long time? Nice!

Wdestate
02-01-2018, 02:46 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Alaq81a.jpg

2 knives in today!

Ikeda Ironwood Honyaki western 240 gyuto in white 2.
Mazaki 150 yanagiba

beautiful knife!

Drosophil
02-01-2018, 02:54 PM
Yeah it came out beautifully, but this is my favourite custom handle. The guy making it for me has absolutely exceeded my expectations. You can't see it on the photo, but the handle has that 3d effect to it. The depth of this is truly stunning.
The knife itself is a K&S blue #2 stainless-clad nashiji 270mm tanaka. Absolute beast of a knife.
Now I just need to get a custom olive wood saya made to complete the look.

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These are even better!

fatboylim
02-01-2018, 03:50 PM
Is that the Ittetsu from JKI? Haven’t seen one of those in a long time? Nice!
Yes it is. Jon and his team are absolute legends.

YG420
02-01-2018, 04:21 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Alaq81a.jpg

2 knives in today!

Ikeda Ironwood Honyaki western 240 gyuto in white 2.
Mazaki 150 yanagiba
Sick!!

panda
02-02-2018, 03:01 AM
is it just me or does that look just like a nenox?

Godslayer
02-02-2018, 03:44 AM
is it just me or does that look just like a nenox?

Ikeda makes their super high end honyakis, so similarities are to be expected

bkultra
02-02-2018, 09:31 AM
@fatboylim, where is the balance point on that honyaki?

fatboylim
02-02-2018, 03:10 PM
@fatboylim, where is the balance point on that honyaki?
At the heel of the knife and given that it is a 248mm it works well.

Also, its white 2 :)

milkbaby
02-02-2018, 07:20 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Alaq81a.jpg
Ikeda Ironwood Honyaki western 240 gyuto in white 2.
Mazaki 150 yanagiba

Ikeda looks freaking AWESOME. Mazaki looks petty. It's a yangi??? :scratchhead:

fatboylim
02-03-2018, 04:05 PM
Ikeda looks freaking AWESOME. Mazaki looks petty. It's a yangi??? :scratchhead:
More like a single bevel petty. That said, I just made match stick cucumber using the usuba method (but with this little single bevel). Super easy on the first attempt.

Interestingly after making a thin ribbon of cucumber, in came the Ikeda honyaki western to make the matchsticks!

Nice combo.

Wdestate
02-03-2018, 05:21 PM
Mert Tansu blue2 honyaki, some poor pictures, its beautiful in person though.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/25175436747_40302da071_b.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/39336542464_831a286ed6_b.jpg

cheflarge
02-03-2018, 08:15 PM
DAMN........ Merts work is outstanding!!!

milkbaby
02-03-2018, 10:58 PM
Everything Mert is doing recently has looked totally awesome. Great pick up!

geoff_nocon
02-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Nigara anmon Gyuto 240. Probably the sexiest damascus cladding ive seen.

https://preview.ibb.co/j5NLBH/C325277_A_3_D8_C_4076_81_A2_4_BBD9_D2531_B7.jpg (https://ibb.co/i4edyx)
https://preview.ibb.co/g2jp5c/F4_F9_DCCC_D382_483_E_A85_D_A0_C7_DEA2_EC78.jpg (https://ibb.co/cn62Qc)
https://preview.ibb.co/mnTGkc/9942_B137_C24_A_454_E_8_EE2_5838_C180_FDF2.jpg (https://ibb.co/iD90BH)

HRC_64
02-04-2018, 08:14 PM
that nigara...looks the business

milkbaby
02-04-2018, 09:24 PM
Nigara anmon Gyuto 240. Probably the sexiest damascus cladding ive seen.

https://preview.ibb.co/j5NLBH/C325277_A_3_D8_C_4076_81_A2_4_BBD9_D2531_B7.jpg (https://ibb.co/i4edyx)
https://preview.ibb.co/g2jp5c/F4_F9_DCCC_D382_483_E_A85_D_A0_C7_DEA2_EC78.jpg (https://ibb.co/cn62Qc)
https://preview.ibb.co/mnTGkc/9942_B137_C24_A_454_E_8_EE2_5838_C180_FDF2.jpg (https://ibb.co/iD90BH)

Dat Nigara damascus is so sexy it makes your toes curl! :wink:

Probably the nicest pic I've seen of their knives, great pick up. :doublethumbsup:

geoff_nocon
02-04-2018, 09:34 PM
lol my wife said the same thing

ashy2classy
02-07-2018, 10:00 AM
Snagged a 240mm Kato WH from JNS, but my 210 WH is more my style so this one is off to another lucky owner.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/39222737425_6fb799df79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22KYMkx)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4678/26247763138_37daacde42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FZqDwj)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/39222734395_6ea00bda51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22KYLri)

valgard
02-07-2018, 11:30 AM
sweet, did you try it? I’ve been wanting to give a 240 WH a try for a while although the profile of the 240 std is much more my thing.

Corradobrit1
02-08-2018, 07:26 PM
My new acquisition from Japan. 180mm TF Denka, western handle. 47mm at the heel, 163g with perfect balance point at the pinch grip. Spent several weeks choosing the right knife for me. TF was extremely helpful in supplying high rez photos and making sure of a successful outcome. Nice extended flat spot near the heel. Most I saw had an exaggerated curvature in the last 1/3rd of the cutting edge. This joins my 210mm Nashiji gyuto.

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

https://i.imgur.com/2MQ2nVJ.jpg

cheflarge
02-08-2018, 09:55 PM
Sexy looking cutter right there sir!

milkbaby
02-08-2018, 10:32 PM
My new acquisition from Japan. 180mm TF Denka, western handle. 47mm at the heel, 163g with perfect balance point at the pinch grip. Spent several weeks choosing the right knife for me. TF was extremely helpful in supplying high rez photos and making sure of a successful outcome. Nice extended flat spot near the heel. Most I saw had an exaggerated curvature in the last 1/3rd of the cutting edge. This joins my 210mm Nashiji gyuto.

https://i.imgur.com/OMFORAq.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2MQ2nVJ.jpg

No matter how rough and rustic they may look, the TF knives always look cool to me... I find it interesting that he does so much back and forth with customers too. Nice pickup!

Corradobrit1
02-08-2018, 11:24 PM
No matter how rough and rustic they may look, the TF knives always look cool to me... I find it interesting that he does so much back and forth with customers too. Nice pickup!

Agreed. So long as you are patient and show genuine interest he bends over backwards to accommodate the questions us knife nuts want answered. Its really the next best thing to actually visiting the shop and handling the knives in person. When mine turned up today there were no surprises. In fact photos didn't do the blade justice. Yes, they're rustic, but in a truly refined way if that makes sense. The dark paternation on half the blade is the result of the firing process and gives it individuality. I also like the orangey discoloration around the kanji and pinch point. Its the unique differences from knife to knife that adds to the ownership experience. I'm a true TF convert.

inzite
02-08-2018, 11:25 PM
My new acquisition from Japan. 180mm TF Denka, western handle. 47mm at the heel, 163g with perfect balance point at the pinch grip. Spent several weeks choosing the right knife for me. TF was extremely helpful in supplying high rez photos and making sure of a successful outcome. Nice extended flat spot near the heel. Most I saw had an exaggerated curvature in the last 1/3rd of the cutting edge. This joins my 210mm Nashiji gyuto.

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

https://i.imgur.com/2MQ2nVJ.jpg

looks sexy!! can you show us a choil?

Corradobrit1
02-09-2018, 12:29 AM
https://i.imgur.com/FuDlknr.jpg

Chicagohawkie
02-09-2018, 01:02 AM
https://i.imgur.com/FuDlknr.jpg

Ummmm.

Corradobrit1
02-09-2018, 01:30 AM
Ummmm.

Care to elaborate?

tcfarrar
02-09-2018, 06:49 AM
http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p433/taliesinfarrar/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20180207_202745_zpsjnugwbga.jpg (http://s346.photobucket.com/user/taliesinfarrar/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20180207_202745_zpsjnugwbga.jpg.html)

Itinomonn stainless kasumi 240mm and minamoto no masakane 145mm (old stock from jns, made around 50 years ago I think)

gaijin
02-09-2018, 12:33 PM
minamoto no masakane 145mm (old stock from jns, made around 50 years ago I think)

First I thought, **** that's old. Then I remembered that I'm approacing fifty myself soon. Now, I don't think it's that old. :)

StonedEdge
02-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Is the handle very skinny on that TF? Circumference-wise I mean. All western handle TFs I've held have had these puny little handles...

dmourati
02-09-2018, 02:31 PM
https://i.imgur.com/LryGfqG.jpg

Jville
02-09-2018, 03:46 PM
Is that a 210 ks?

dmourati
02-09-2018, 03:46 PM
240

Corradobrit1
02-09-2018, 07:34 PM
Is the handle very skinny on that TF? Circumference-wise I mean. All western handle TFs I've held have had these puny little handles...

Circumference around widest part is about 7cm. It doesn't feel small or awkward for me but I probably have smaller than average hands given I'm 5'6" tall. Handles are most likely sized for the Asian market.

dwalker
02-10-2018, 11:28 AM
My recent haul.
https://i.imgur.com/taNsGnO.jpg

milkbaby
02-10-2018, 01:51 PM
Pretty awesome haul, love the honyaki gyuto. What are the stones?

crunchy
02-11-2018, 01:55 AM
Care to elaborate?

Ummmm. +1

megapuff5
02-11-2018, 12:34 PM
http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p433/taliesinfarrar/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20180207_202745_zpsjnugwbga.jpg (http://s346.photobucket.com/user/taliesinfarrar/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20180207_202745_zpsjnugwbga.jpg.html)

Itinomonn stainless kasumi 240mm and minamoto no masakane 145mm (old stock from jns, made around 50 years ago I think)
Cant see any of these pictures, can you please reupload?

tcfarrar
02-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Cant see any of these pictures, can you please reupload?
http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p433/taliesinfarrar/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20180207_202745_zpsjnugwbga.jpg here's the link to it, hope this helps (it's the same picture twice for some reason)

cheflivengood
02-11-2018, 02:07 PM
All Pictures by Ian Rogers
3848038481
3848238483

inhuman
02-11-2018, 05:35 PM
Yoshikazu Tanaka b#1 KU 240mm

Have not made a cut yet, got it today at work and it was super busy . Thicker at spine , not a lot of distal taper until the final 5-m or so. Wide bevel and the grind leads into a crazy thin edge.

Fit and finish are excellent . Super beveled choil. Satine octagonal handle is flawless, and the grain of the wood is very unique in person .



https://i.imgur.com/1F54XYr.jpg

dwalker
02-11-2018, 07:14 PM
Yoshikazu Tanaka b#1 KU 240mm

Have not made a cut yet, got it today at work and it was super busy . Thicker at spine , not a lot of distal taper until the final 5-m or so. Wide bevel and the grind leads into a crazy thin edge.

Fit and finish are excellent . Super beveled choil. Satine octagonal handle is flawless, and the grain of the wood is very unique in person .



https://i.imgur.com/1F54XYr.jpg
Very nice. Where did you source this one?

valgard
02-11-2018, 07:32 PM
I love those Yoshikazu Tanaka. beautiful knife.

Corradobrit1
02-11-2018, 07:33 PM
Yes very nice Yoshikazu. Reminiscent of a Konosuke.

JBroida
02-11-2018, 08:14 PM
I love those Yoshikazu Tanaka. beautiful knife.

whats the deal with this new trend of just listing the blacksmith's name instead of the knife brand (i.e. the kanji on the blade) or mentioning the sharpener too?

bkultra
02-11-2018, 08:31 PM
whats the deal with this new trend of just listing the blacksmith's name instead of the knife brand (i.e. the kanji on the blade) or mentioning the sharpener too?

Huge +1

things we praise like grind and profile are often over looked in this reguard

labor of love
02-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Huge +1

things we praise like grind and profile are often over looked in this reguard

OMG +1000

inhuman
02-11-2018, 09:13 PM
Hey, thanks guys didn’t expect much response .

@JBroida I’m still in the early stages of my obsession , haha. I perceived that the shops were a little tight lipped with their Smith’s and sharpeners.

It’s a killer knife

bkultra
02-11-2018, 09:17 PM
Hey, thanks guys didn’t expect much response .

@JBroida I’m still in the early stages of my obsession , haha. I perceived that the Japanese were a little tight lipped with their sharpeners and blacksmiths ?

The blade says “Kappabashi Tsubaya” and it was sharpened by “Mr Yauchi”

I want to be clear... No one was calling you out. We (as a group) tend to focus on the Smith and forget that there is more to the story. It's like focusing on a steel and forgetting about the heat treat.

Yes I'm drunk.

JBroida
02-11-2018, 09:23 PM
Hey, thanks guys didn’t expect much response .

@JBroida I’m still in the early stages of my obsession , haha. I perceived that the Japanese were a little tight lipped with their sharpeners and blacksmiths ?

The blade says “Kappabashi Tsubaya” and it was sharpened by “Mr Yauchi”

yeah... wasnt a comment directed so much towards you as a general observation as of late. It happens to be a trend i'm not a huge fan of. Not only does it downplay other craftsmen involved with the project, but goes against most of the craftsmen's wishes as well.

labor of love
02-11-2018, 09:24 PM
@inhuman. Great looking knife.

Xenif
02-11-2018, 09:34 PM
My first buy from KKF, I missed out on a members knife, and he was kind enough to actually read my profile and pm me with an offer. You folks are so awesome.

Hiromoto "Temai-Jyuraku" 270 Gyuto by Futoshi Nagao (retired)
http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p713/Xenif/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0796_zpsqkvtvgr7.jpg (http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/Xenif/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0796_zpsqkvtvgr7.jpg.html)

http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p713/Xenif/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0801_zpsralernm1.jpg (http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/Xenif/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0801_zpsralernm1.jpg.html)

I know, so plain compared to those customs .....

labor of love
02-11-2018, 09:40 PM
My first “real” jknife was a tojiro DP, you’re off to a great start.

My first buy from KKF, I missed out on a members knife, and he was kind enough to actually read my profile and pm me with an offer. You folks are so awesome.

Hiromoto "Temai-Jyuraku" 270 Gyuto by Futoshi Nagao (retired)
http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p713/Xenif/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0796_zpsqkvtvgr7.jpg (http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/Xenif/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0796_zpsqkvtvgr7.jpg.html)

http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p713/Xenif/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0801_zpsralernm1.jpg (http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/Xenif/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0801_zpsralernm1.jpg.html)

I know, so plain compared to those customs .....

inhuman
02-11-2018, 09:54 PM
@JBroida well , the shop listed it as a Tanaka , in the title in fact , but didn’t mention the sharpener. That’s why I felt it appropriate to mention the smith and not the sharpener in this case .
I’m not offended at all fellas , I wish the other craftsman got more credit too, but it doesn’t seem the way of it , even in Japan if I’m not mistaken .

Thanks for all the kind words about the knife .
Here’s a shot at night

https://i.imgur.com/eLB9wVW.jpg

valgard
02-12-2018, 01:24 AM
whats the deal with this new trend of just listing the blacksmith's name instead of the knife brand (i.e. the kanji on the blade) or mentioning the sharpener too?

I would like to know the sharpener but I don’t. They are listed as Yoshikazu Tanaka by Tsubaya (and I don’t read kanji). I refer to my knife forged by Ikeda as Ikeda/Kasahara because I know in that case. I just go by whatever I know. I think the sharpener is at the very least as important but it’s just ignorance in my particular case and not a trend thing.

valgard
02-12-2018, 01:32 AM
also that was a clarification not intended as kne jerk reaction. I get where the comment comes from. Very often seen lately with Shiraki and Ikeda but we really don’t know the sharpener 90% of the time.

labor of love
02-12-2018, 01:44 AM
Oh yeah...I was also going to mention shiraki earlier.

also that was a clarification not intended as kne jerk reaction. I get where the comment comes from. Very often seen lately with Shiraki and Ikeda but we really don’t know the sharpener 90% of the time.

milkbaby
02-12-2018, 02:01 AM
All Pictures by Ian Rogers
3848038481
3848238483

Totally awesome! Ian never fails to produce beautiful work.

inzite
02-12-2018, 03:06 PM
Care to elaborate?

i think he meant it looked a bit thick - which it does compared to others I've examined in person at TF's shop a year back. I'm sure yours cuts very nicely too since choil chots mainly only show grind and thickness at heel.

my hand picked 240 for comparison.

https://i.imgur.com/1S8aAAdh.jpg

inzite
02-12-2018, 06:09 PM
trio going on the shelf now.

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

ynot1985
02-12-2018, 06:48 PM
trio going on the shelf now.

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

just send it to me for safe keeping.. too dangerous in your household with 2 kids

funny how you can tell where it's from just by looking at the handles

dwalker
02-12-2018, 09:13 PM
My recent haul.
https://i.imgur.com/taNsGnO.jpg
The stone on the right is a Marouyama Shiro suita, the one on the left, from what my research has revealed, is a Tomae from Nakayama or Okudo. Either way, it is a terrific finisher and an above average polisher.

Corradobrit1
02-12-2018, 09:17 PM
i think he meant it looked a bit thick - which it does compared to others I've examined in person at TF's shop a year back. I'm sure yours cuts very nicely too since choil chots mainly only show grind and thickness at heel.

my hand picked 240 for comparison.

https://i.imgur.com/1S8aAAdh.jpg

Yes, you are correct the thickness does increase in the last 1cm of the blade towards the heel. Hard to see but easy to feel when running the fingers along the blade path. Blade is thinner in the business part of the cutting edge. This is something I'll address when I send the knife for some finessing. For what I paid vs from a US retailer there is plenty of savings to fine tune the profile and still come out on top pricewise.

Anton
02-12-2018, 09:33 PM
38499 first Terayasu, let’s see

chinacats
02-12-2018, 09:40 PM
Not sure what that wa handled knife is Anton but it's right up my alley.

valgard
02-12-2018, 09:49 PM
Not sure what that wa handled knife is Anton but it's right up my alley.
Teruyasu Fujiwara Nashiji I think

Anton
02-12-2018, 09:51 PM
Teruyasu Fujiwara Nashiji I think

Indeed it is
Quite thin

Corradobrit1
02-12-2018, 10:13 PM
38499 first Terayasu, let’s see

Glad to see it arrived safely ;)
Hope you enjoy it. Been sitting on that blade for the past 2 years.

chinacats
02-12-2018, 10:15 PM
Nice, I had pretty much convinced myself I didn't want one but that ****** me up...profile looks spot on, what's the length?

Corradobrit1
02-12-2018, 10:27 PM
210mm, 51mm at the heel

inzite
02-12-2018, 10:44 PM
Indeed it is
Quite thin

they are very good value and with a little love they move into awesome category!

Badgertooth
02-12-2018, 11:58 PM
38499 first Terayasu, let’s see

But probably not your last Xerxes?

Badgertooth
02-13-2018, 12:02 AM
https://i.imgur.com/eLB9wVW.jpg

Put me on a Namazu stone I heard it say!

Anton
02-13-2018, 12:11 AM
But probably not your last Xerxes?

probably. Some interesting steels

panda
02-13-2018, 12:18 AM
if they came with iron cladding i would definitely try one (teriyaki i mean terayasu), but until then no thanks. man that nashiji line comes with such a ghetto handle, lol

inzite
02-13-2018, 01:25 AM
if they came with iron cladding i would definitely try one (teriyaki i mean terayasu), but until then no thanks. man that nashiji line comes with such a ghetto handle, lol

all of them do but they mad cuttersssssss

Corradobrit1
02-13-2018, 02:34 AM
if they came with iron cladding i would definitely try one (teriyaki i mean terayasu), but until then no thanks. man that nashiji line comes with such a ghetto handle, lol

The Nashiji line can be purchased with an octagonal Ho handle and horn ferrule for an extra $35.

inzite
02-13-2018, 06:27 PM
The Nashiji line can be purchased with an octagonal Ho handle and horn ferrule for an extra $35.

and it's been said already but they are indeed some of the best deals around. esp if you can put in 1 hour work into it.

Barclid
02-13-2018, 09:11 PM
https://i.imgur.com/BTIDjq5.jpg

Takamura red Urushi 24cm sujihiki just bought from mattrud.

StonedEdge
02-13-2018, 09:26 PM
That's super nice!

fatboylim
02-15-2018, 05:48 PM
More of a new case than knives: Peli Case taking upto 250mm knives with saya.

https://i.imgur.com/4n74dKK.jpg

turbochef422
02-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Haven’t put anything up in a while. Got a 240 Konosuke MM Blue 2 Gyuto. Unbelievable knife. Doesn’t feel like any Konosuke I’ve had and I’ve had a bunch.


38520

ashy2classy
02-15-2018, 11:05 PM
Haven’t put anything up in a while. Got a 240 Konosuke MM Blue 2 Gyuto. Unbelievable knife. Doesn’t feel like any Konosuke I’ve had and I’ve had a bunch.


38520

Sweet! Totally want to try one - they look really nice.

pgugger
02-16-2018, 08:06 AM
All my knives are relatively new, so here's the initial collection... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wfniOZvGAoddqxdTrD-OIefZWMSCuHrJ

Kurosaki R2 150 mm petty
Kurosaki AS 210 mm gyuto
Masakage Koishi 240 mm gyuto
CCK 1303 Chinese chef knife

...and here is a Takeda 240 mm Gyuto that just arrived yesterday... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zysrR0etuTSCmQvNl4LZ_yG9iotNl9ac

Eloh
02-16-2018, 08:26 AM
Nice looking knives, but that Takeda Choil shot:O that's just lazy!

fatboylim
02-16-2018, 01:45 PM
A better photo of the Ikeda/Oni honyaki 3rd down in the case.

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


More of a new case than knives: Peli Case taking upto 250mm knives with saya.

https://i.imgur.com/4n74dKK.jpg

tgfencer
02-16-2018, 04:27 PM
A better photo of the Ikeda/Oni honyaki 3rd down in the case.

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

Man that honyaki is pretty. Smart use of a pelican, as bombproof a travel case for knives as I have seen. Is the second from the top in the case a Kato? Spine thickness looks about right for one.

fatboylim
02-16-2018, 04:32 PM
Man that honyaki is pretty. Smart use of a pelican, as bombproof a travel case for knives as I have seen. Is the second from the top in the case a Kato? Spine thickness looks about right for one.
Yes it is. From top: Kato 180 Gyuto in saya. Kato Nakiri 18o with a blade guard, the Ikeda/Ino western honyaki with saya, then a TF Denka with saya.

K813zra
02-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Well, it isn't a Shig but I am happy with my $2 thrift store find. About the best find you can expect, knife wise, in a thrift store from around here. I have never even seen an old hickory or forge craft. Wood working tools and straight razors are a different story.

https://i.imgur.com/33uvEJR.jpg

StonedEdge
02-16-2018, 04:45 PM
2 beans for a Mac?? Not bad! A little spa time and it should be up to the task. Nice find

inzite
02-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Man that honyaki is pretty. Smart use of a pelican, as bombproof a travel case for knives as I have seen. Is the second from the top in the case a Kato? Spine thickness looks about right for one.

kato nakiri most likely heh

Anton
02-16-2018, 05:11 PM
Well, it isn't a Shig but I am happy with my $2 thrift store find. About the best find you can expect, knife wise, in a thrift store from around here. I have never even seen an old hickory or forge craft. Wood working tools and straight razors are a different story.

https://i.imgur.com/33uvEJR.jpg

that's a good find. I have a set of Mac's for the family, friends, guest, parties, 10 years running - most if not all praise how they are the best knives they've ever used..

K813zra
02-16-2018, 08:32 PM
2 beans for a Mac?? Not bad! A little spa time and it should be up to the task. Nice find

That is what I thought too. I was happy to find it. Everything else in the bin was old, probably 60s-80s made in China stainless knives that are common in thrift stores. I saw that and was like...hum...okay.


that's a good find. I have a set of Mac's for the family, friends, guest, parties, 10 years running - most if not all praise how they are the best knives they've ever used..

Yeah, it sharpened up nicely and has already been claimed by my cousin who was over here while I was cleaning it up. Quick catch and release but that is why I got it!

tienowen
02-16-2018, 09:59 PM
Just recently bought two knives and once custom make arrive this week.
From the bottom Nenohi Honyaki Kaede Yanagi 300mm full mirror. Second Masamoto KS from JCK 270mm. Third Konosuke HD 270mm.


https://scontent.fhnl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27973122_10209341897703239_404381797313936982_n.jp g?oh=569357b4cd643e9f64d89da94ebaac2d&oe=5B2679FE
https://scontent.fhnl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27072244_10156093724359304_7670458544305783206_n.j pg?oh=7164f813c5a842c6a1db6ce37b9a8d0c&oe=5B02A9E0
https://scontent.fhnl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27540456_10156093724514304_4943043353097698898_n.j pg?oh=cbcda3075d302c597bffa8582a0b4e58&oe=5B152D9A

HRC_64
02-16-2018, 10:13 PM
Yes it is. From top: Kato 180 Gyuto in saya. Kato Nakiri 18o with a blade guard, the Ikeda/Ino western honyaki with saya, then a TF Denka with saya.

nice lineup all around

ashy2classy
02-16-2018, 10:26 PM
Finally getting around to posting pics of my Denka. Definitely one of my best cutters.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4625/26437234578_c9d1ec4653_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GhaJMh)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4707/38499984200_89590da061_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21E7tZ3)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4617/26437232918_3f023a85f0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GhaJhE)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/38499982000_9fe1c65b15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21E7tk7)

ashy2classy
02-16-2018, 10:42 PM
The gang of TF 210s...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4699/25438622237_7196a8fc2b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EKVA88)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/38500208080_5b5265dabf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21E8Cx3)

inzite
02-16-2018, 10:55 PM
Finally getting around to posting pics of my Denka. Definitely one of my best cutters.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4625/26437234578_c9d1ec4653_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GhaJMh)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4707/38499984200_89590da061_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21E7tZ3)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4617/26437232918_3f023a85f0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GhaJhE)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/38499982000_9fe1c65b15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21E7tk7)

now this is how thin it should be at least!! keeper!

Corradobrit1
02-17-2018, 01:35 AM
now this is how thin it should be at least!! keeper!

Looking to visit the TF shop in Tokyo in December. I'll be handpicking my 210 Denka and a 120 petty to complete the set of knives.

panda
02-17-2018, 01:57 AM
Thats a beautiful knife, he needs to release iron clad damn it!

mauichef
02-17-2018, 02:18 AM
Custom Konosuke Fujiyama Mizu Honyaki Takobiki 330mm by Genkai Masakuni.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2nszafd.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/33er6si.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2qun3sz.jpg

Barclid
02-17-2018, 02:22 AM
Very nice. Pretty similar to my Genkai Masakuni, but with white spacing instead of blue, different hamon pattern and 3cm longer. It's a beautiful knife.

Edit: And about 7 years of use fresher. The saya on mine looks pretty beat by now.

mauichef
02-17-2018, 02:33 AM
Thanks Barclid. Yes they are works of art.
I assume you have a Moon over Fuji design.
This one was customized for me and I believe the finishing was done by Ivan while he was in Sakai recently.

Does yours have the hybrid handle too?

Barclid
02-17-2018, 03:00 AM
Yes, but the moon is faded since I re-polished the hamon and it's just sand-blasted on. Has the same hybrid handle, although with blue in the spacing instead of white. Also Sakimaru Takobiki, but 30cm. I purchased it very lightly used from a chef friend who ordered it from Konosuke-san in 2011. He let it go for 600 USD, so I was pretty happy. Same guy also has a 30cm Deer antler handle mizu-honyaki sujihiki from him and 33cm yanagi. He's got a kiritsuke yanagi coming that he requested be converted from a 24cm yanagi, so likely 23~cm by the time it's finished. Apparently that one is just a bit of old stock they had left over, though.

It has a pretty impeccable grind. It's a breeze to maintain geometry.

tienowen
02-17-2018, 03:03 AM
Which steel did your knife be custom? I thought Konosuke don't accept custom knife which is I went to custom from Nenohi.

Barclid
02-17-2018, 03:15 AM
They do(ish) from what I know. But I know they've had quite a bit of backlog recently. Chef friend I mentioned above has been waiting for 3 years on a new mizu-honyaki 36cm from them but they only just now started.

Viggetorr
02-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Kagekiyo 210 petty in white #2 with carbon cladding arrived yesterday from Japan! Amazing F&F.

https://i.imgur.com/PKAcWNJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MiPBxsR.jpg

valgard
02-17-2018, 02:14 PM
Kagekiyo are very high in my "want" list, great looking knives.

esoo
02-17-2018, 06:48 PM
Just a Konosuke...

https://s5.postimg.org/uzzgn4yg7/File_2018-02-17_5_40_00_PM.jpg

Xenif
02-17-2018, 07:08 PM
Just a Konosuke...

https://s5.postimg.org/uzzgn4yg7/File_2018-02-17_5_40_00_PM.jpg
Oh is that the 210 petty you beat me to ? [emoji41]

esoo
02-17-2018, 07:19 PM
Oh is that the 210 petty you beat me to ? [emoji41]

Nope. I didn’t get that petty.

This is a 240 anyways.

Xenif
02-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Nope. I didn’t get that petty.

This is a 240 anyways.
I was gonna say wow i really missed out coz I really like that handle

Anton
02-17-2018, 07:35 PM
highly recommend them

esoo
02-17-2018, 07:44 PM
I was gonna say wow i really missed out coz I really like that handle

The handle was a big selling point of this one for me. It looks nicer than the chestnut ones and the weight seemed to improve the balance.

StonedEdge
02-17-2018, 09:19 PM
Which Kono line is that?

esoo
02-17-2018, 09:54 PM
It is one of the original Kono GS.

mauichef
02-17-2018, 10:22 PM
Yes, but the moon is faded since I re-polished the hamon and it's just sand-blasted on. Has the same hybrid handle, although with blue in the spacing instead of white. Also Sakimaru Takobiki, but 30cm. I purchased it very lightly used from a chef friend who ordered it from Konosuke-san in 2011. He let it go for 600 USD, so I was pretty happy. Same guy also has a 30cm Deer antler handle mizu-honyaki sujihiki from him and 33cm yanagi. He's got a kiritsuke yanagi coming that he requested be converted from a 24cm yanagi, so likely 23~cm by the time it's finished. Apparently that one is just a bit of old stock they had left over, though.

It has a pretty impeccable grind. It's a breeze to maintain geometry.

Man did you ever get the deal on that! Well done sir.

Mine was originally a Moon Over Fuji too but they came up with the new finish while mine was being made and then refinished mine when they built the handle.
I also have a Mizu Honyaki Gyuto Kiritsuke 330mm which has a Moon design and a Delosso handle.

My unicorn would be a honyaki gyuto by Genkai-san. Only ever seen one and it was amazing.

Barclid
02-18-2018, 04:59 AM
Man did you ever get the deal on that! Well done sir.

Mine was originally a Moon Over Fuji too but they came up with the new finish while mine was being made and then refinished mine when they built the handle.
I also have a Mizu Honyaki Gyuto Kiritsuke 330mm which has a Moon design and a Delosso handle.

My unicorn would be a honyaki gyuto by Genkai-san. Only ever seen one and it was amazing.


Never seen one in person, but I'm sure it's amazing. Personally I really want one of the HSS Yanagis that Takamura have sitting in their factory office. Mostly because they don't really make single bevels any more and partly because it's 69 hrc and that's just insane and I want to use it.

Barclid
02-19-2018, 04:15 PM
https://imgur.com/dk0n5cD

Sukenari Hap40 27cm Kiritsuke Gyuto with James's double blonde buffalo horn and ebony handle upgrade. Mostly because I want to try out hap40, and sukenari makes the only hap40 that I like the look of.

Edit: Image code isn't working for me. https://imgur.com/dk0n5cD

Brady686
02-19-2018, 11:11 PM
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/357558992215474177/415344178071863296/image.jpg?width=366&height=488

Yoshikane 240 western sld gyuto
Konosuke mm blue#2 210 gyuto

megapuff5
02-19-2018, 11:20 PM
That Yoshikane looks awesome. The Yoshida guys make solid blades

valgard
02-20-2018, 12:54 AM
Those western Yoshikane sure look sweet

mauichef
02-20-2018, 02:11 PM
Never seen one in person, but I'm sure it's amazing. Personally I really want one of the HSS Yanagis that Takamura have sitting in their factory office. Mostly because they don't really make single bevels any more and partly because it's 69 hrc and that's just insane and I want to use it.

Now that sounds very interesting. I will try to get to see one when I visit there in May. I'm curious how you know of the existence of this intriguing knife.

panda
02-21-2018, 10:02 PM
my mario is ready! https://www.instagram.com/p/BfegbKfFye3/?taken-by=marioingoglia

chinacats
02-21-2018, 10:08 PM
my mario is ready! https://www.instagram.com/p/BfegbKfFye3/?taken-by=marioingoglia

Damn, that was fast!

panda
02-21-2018, 10:25 PM
he didnt have to make a handle, i sent him a stock one from a kato that a forum member generously gifted me.

niwaki-boy
02-22-2018, 12:51 AM
That blade looks nice!

megapuff5
02-22-2018, 12:53 AM
my mario is ready! https://www.instagram.com/p/BfegbKfFye3/?taken-by=marioingoglia
Nice, I just saw him post this on Facebook too. Enjoy it! :)

slengteng
02-22-2018, 09:03 AM
Ashi Hamono 210 Shirogami#2
I´ve allready cleaned and cutted 10kg of beef with it and it´s amazing performer. Straight and smooth cuts!
http://i65.tinypic.com/33paik1.jpg

StonedEdge
02-22-2018, 11:27 AM
Is that the 210 petty? Looks nice

K813zra
02-22-2018, 11:39 AM
Is that the 210 petty? Looks nice

That would be my guess. I have the Gyuto in 210 and it is wider than that.

slengteng
02-22-2018, 12:26 PM
Is that the 210 petty? Looks nice

Yea, that´s 210 petty.

Nomsdotcom
02-22-2018, 05:28 PM
my mario is ready! https://www.instagram.com/p/BfegbKfFye3/?taken-by=marioingoglia
Damn that looks nice!

gshen
02-23-2018, 04:13 AM
New cleaver from Joe Calton (Calton Cutlery)!

21x8.9cm, 360g, 1095 monosteel, desert ironwood handle. Can't wait to cut some stuff up with it.

https://i.imgur.com/v6y910B.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vJByI7w.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/stJ3HpX.jpg

Spipet
02-24-2018, 11:41 AM
Two recent scores

Tatsuo Ikeda White 2 270mm mizu-honyaki fuguhiki
https://preview.ibb.co/iMYnCc/IMG_1509.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/iBf0Xc/IMG_1510.jpg (https://ibb.co/c0JnCc)
https://preview.ibb.co/eUbPsc/Full_Size_Render.jpg (https://ibb.co/doJtkx)
https://preview.ibb.co/hfPoJH/IMG_1507.jpg (https://ibb.co/ho7m5x)

Kenji Togashi/Tosa 245mm honyaki gyuto in Blue 1, dubbed 'The James' (reference to James from knivesandstones)
https://preview.ibb.co/gZSKQx/IMG_1472.jpg (https://ibb.co/bAOtkx)
https://preview.ibb.co/n40TJH/IMG_1476.jpg (https://ibb.co/nCiR5x)
https://preview.ibb.co/d06Dkx/IMG_1478.jpg (https://ibb.co/eQzoJH)
https://preview.ibb.co/bU3FyH/IMG_1481.jpg (https://ibb.co/dQohdH)
https://preview.ibb.co/fxmDkx/IMG_1483.jpg (https://ibb.co/hc5jsc)
https://preview.ibb.co/dpmeQx/IMG_1489.jpg (https://ibb.co/ihyFyH)
https://preview.ibb.co/heYtkx/IMG_1492.jpg (https://ibb.co/fjoR5x)

bkultra
02-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Not shiny enough

valgard
02-24-2018, 12:54 PM
hot damnit

khashy
02-24-2018, 07:24 PM
Two recent scores

Tatsuo Ikeda White 2 270mm mizu-honyaki fuguhiki
https://preview.ibb.co/iMYnCc/IMG_1509.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/iBf0Xc/IMG_1510.jpg (https://ibb.co/c0JnCc)
https://preview.ibb.co/eUbPsc/Full_Size_Render.jpg (https://ibb.co/doJtkx)
https://preview.ibb.co/hfPoJH/IMG_1507.jpg (https://ibb.co/ho7m5x)

Kenji Togashi/Tosa 245mm honyaki gyuto in Blue 1, dubbed 'The James' (reference to James from knivesandstones)
https://preview.ibb.co/gZSKQx/IMG_1472.jpg (https://ibb.co/bAOtkx)
https://preview.ibb.co/n40TJH/IMG_1476.jpg (https://ibb.co/nCiR5x)
https://preview.ibb.co/d06Dkx/IMG_1478.jpg (https://ibb.co/eQzoJH)
https://preview.ibb.co/bU3FyH/IMG_1481.jpg (https://ibb.co/dQohdH)
https://preview.ibb.co/fxmDkx/IMG_1483.jpg (https://ibb.co/hc5jsc)
https://preview.ibb.co/dpmeQx/IMG_1489.jpg (https://ibb.co/ihyFyH)
https://preview.ibb.co/heYtkx/IMG_1492.jpg (https://ibb.co/fjoR5x)

Absolutely love these both. Congrats

parbaked
02-24-2018, 07:41 PM
Shig KU 165 Nakiri from Maksim but my image hosting from cubeupload doesn't seem to work anymore....
http://cubeupload.com/im/parbaked/Knife.jpg

CB1968
02-24-2018, 10:42 PM
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpswogdtwf2.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpswogdtwf2.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpsw7zirro0.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpsw7zirro0.jpg.html)

MontezumaBoy
02-24-2018, 10:45 PM
Well aren't you a happy new owner! What is the length on the suji?Envy, envy, envy ....Beautiful little Devin!
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpswogdtwf2.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpswogdtwf2.jpg.html)http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpsw7zirro0.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpsw7zirro0.jpg.html)

MontezumaBoy
02-24-2018, 10:50 PM
What an amazing cleaver and, at least for me, from someone I didn't know a lot about! Handle is just gorgeous and love the slight serpentine. Looks thin & clean lines ... Does the blade edge have a gentle belly or is it straight can't tell from the pic's?

Performance? Thx for sharing.



New cleaver from Joe Calton (Calton Cutlery)!

21x8.9cm, 360g, 1095 monosteel, desert ironwood handle. Can't wait to cut some stuff up with it.

https://i.imgur.com/v6y910B.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vJByI7w.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/stJ3HpX.jpg

CB1968
02-24-2018, 10:53 PM
Well aren't you a happy new owner! What is the length on the suji?Envy, envy, envy ....Beautiful little HHH!

260mm edge length, mystery carbon core, where's the HHH?

bkultra
02-24-2018, 10:55 PM
260mm edge length, mystery carbon core, where's the HHH?

Think he was referring to the little Devin T.

MontezumaBoy
02-24-2018, 10:57 PM
My bad ... looking at the petty I assumed (incorrectly and now I hate you even more) that it was a Randy HHH (just because Randy is still accessible hence the hate) ... I fixed my egregious error in the prior post! (but I still kinda hate you) :beer:
Think he was referring to the little Devin T.

gshen
02-25-2018, 05:25 AM
Thanks! Pretty much dead flat like a CCK1303. Acid finish helps with rust resistance especially in hot and humid Singapore where I am based.

CB1968
02-26-2018, 06:00 AM
Bill Burke San-Mai integral, 245mm at 55mm on the heel.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpsm4fb6eax.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpsm4fb6eax.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpscezg7cp6.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpscezg7cp6.jpg.html)

Wdestate
02-26-2018, 08:28 AM
Gorgeous, saw this on Bills IG sent him aessage trying to buy it haha. Lucky guy!

Bill Burke San-Mai integral, 245mm at 55mm on the heel.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpsm4fb6eax.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpsm4fb6eax.jpg.html)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/davidfanning/image_zpscezg7cp6.jpg (http://s897.photobucket.com/user/davidfanning/media/image_zpscezg7cp6.jpg.html)

valgard
02-26-2018, 01:38 PM
That Burke will do. :bigeek:

geoff_nocon
02-26-2018, 10:47 PM
Another kenji Togashi white#2 Honyaki gyuto aka The James

https://preview.ibb.co/d0hb8H/52072_D8_C_3_ADF_4_B8_D_B290_C3088_CE619_EB.jpg (https://ibb.co/kSDSFx)
https://preview.ibb.co/hhvw8H/E0_E66520_EF9_E_4_F40_BFEE_5_B804_B89_C6_AD.jpg (https://ibb.co/irNb8H)
https://preview.ibb.co/eFOG8H/AB9_B0528_60_D7_4629_A004_83_F799_B7_CCB0.jpg (https://ibb.co/knBgax)
https://preview.ibb.co/mnStoH/283_B594_E_8892_4_EAC_BB3_C_48_F4_DE031_BD9.jpg (https://ibb.co/n5bWax)
to upload photos (https://imgbb.com/)

Badgertooth
02-26-2018, 10:49 PM
You forgot the handle mate

geoff_nocon
02-26-2018, 11:10 PM
You forgot the handle mate

Lol Opted not to put it on. Will be polishing it. Its just a simple blackhorn with ebony(but well made) anyway nothing fancy.

valgard
02-27-2018, 02:01 AM
damn another one of these gems

geoff_nocon
02-27-2018, 05:10 AM
Love the profile its like a pointy standard kato

brooksie967
02-27-2018, 07:39 AM
damn another one of these gems

This is how I feel about it too.

ashy2classy
02-27-2018, 10:07 AM
Another kenji Togashi white#2 Honyaki gyuto aka The James

WOW! How are you snagging these beauties? Are you making special requests for them? Enjoy!

StonedEdge
02-27-2018, 11:42 AM
Some of the kit

http://bit.ly/2EZ9p4m

crockerculinary
02-27-2018, 12:43 PM
just wanted to show off this 9" chefs made by a 14 year old maker, LB Bladeworks, and get him a little shine. although the style is not the norm around here, or personally to my aesthetic, his quality of craftsmanship at his level is undeniable. stumbled upon him on IG and purchased this knife through his etsy, because i thought it was pretty great looking work, and to show support for a young maker. i thought this was going to be a good early effort, probably a little unwieldy with the handle being so substantial, probably not a great cutter, but was quite surprised when i took it to work to find i had a pretty damn impressive performer on my hands. some cutting videos here if interested- https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLU7_All2E/?hl=en&taken-by=crockerculinary and his page is @lb_bladeworks.
knife is 1095, handle is black palm and ironwood.
https://i.imgur.com/HnIHiLw.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tFk6ibN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wPZp737.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5nNeZvQ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0bMiBz7.jpg

panda
02-28-2018, 01:54 PM
mario ingoglia 250x53 in differentially hardened W2 with a standard D handle from a Kato (thanks niwaki-boy)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123803_zpsrrthpuau.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123844_zpsadw019gs.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123407_zpsr7xfrrpl.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_122922_zpsdmddu7nf.jpg~original

tall KS honyaki clone. i think i would have preferred this at the original 50mm instead of taller version. wasnt sure how i felt about the indentation at the choil, but it is super comfortable!

Barmoley
02-28-2018, 02:19 PM
Looks very good. I thought you liked taller knives, is it that you tried to get as close as possible to original KS with this one?

panda
02-28-2018, 02:24 PM
it very much feels like a KS big brother(with thicker spine as well), but i think this shape is better suited being narrow. maybe cause i'm so used to original size?

ashy2classy
02-28-2018, 02:25 PM
mario ingoglia 250x53 in differentially hardened W2 with a standard D handle from a Kato (thanks niwaki-boy)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123803_zpsrrthpuau.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123844_zpsadw019gs.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123407_zpsr7xfrrpl.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_122922_zpsdmddu7nf.jpg~original

tall KS honyaki clone. i think i would have preferred this at the original 50mm instead of taller version. wasnt sure how i felt about the indentation at the choil, but it is super comfortable!

Sweet!!

panda
02-28-2018, 02:39 PM
i'm gonna give it a good workout on friday.

preizzo
02-28-2018, 02:43 PM
38658

Suminagashi gyuto from metal monkey!
255 mm long, 60 mm tall

bkultra
02-28-2018, 03:08 PM
Also 255 mm x 60 mm

38659

Barmoley
02-28-2018, 03:38 PM
Very nice Bloodroot.

Badgertooth
02-28-2018, 05:58 PM
Also 255 mm x 60 mm

38659

Hot diggety

bkultra
02-28-2018, 05:59 PM
Hot diggety

Word on the street is you have one coming soon

Badgertooth
02-28-2018, 05:59 PM
just wanted to show off this 9" chefs made by a 14 year old maker, LB Bladeworks, and get him a little shine. although the style is not the norm around here, or personally to my aesthetic, his quality of craftsmanship at his level is undeniable. stumbled upon him on IG and purchased this knife through his etsy, because i thought it was pretty great looking work, and to show support for a young maker. i thought this was going to be a good early effort, probably a little unwieldy with the handle being so substantial, probably not a great cutter, but was quite surprised when i took it to work to find i had a pretty damn impressive performer on my hands. some cutting videos here if interested- https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLU7_All2E/?hl=en&taken-by=crockerculinary and his page is @lb_bladeworks.
knife is 1095, handle is black palm and ironwood.
https://i.imgur.com/HnIHiLw.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tFk6ibN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wPZp737.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5nNeZvQ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0bMiBz7.jpg

Awesome that you took that altruistic leap of faith. Glad that it worked out as a decent knife

niwaki-boy
02-28-2018, 07:05 PM
mario ingoglia 250x53 in differentially hardened W2 with a standard D handle from a Kato (thanks niwaki-boy)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123803_zpsrrthpuau.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123844_zpsadw019gs.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_123407_zpsr7xfrrpl.jpg~original
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/20180228_122922_zpsdmddu7nf.jpg~original

tall KS honyaki clone. i think i would have preferred this at the original 50mm instead of taller version. wasnt sure how i felt about the indentation at the choil, but it is super comfortable!

You’re more than welcome panda. Enjoy your new blade! Looks nice

brianh
02-28-2018, 07:55 PM
There is nothing I dislike about this. Wow, what a cutter.

3866438665

milkbaby
03-02-2018, 03:11 AM
Also 255 mm x 60 mm

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38659&d=1519844989

DAMNNNN! Dem Bloodroot boys be killing it, especially with all dem integrals dey makin... dat profile doe :doublethumbsup:

milkbaby
03-02-2018, 03:15 AM
just wanted to show off this 9" chefs made by a 14 year old maker, LB Bladeworks, and get him a little shine. although the style is not the norm around here, or personally to my aesthetic, his quality of craftsmanship at his level is undeniable. stumbled upon him on IG and purchased this knife through his etsy, because i thought it was pretty great looking work, and to show support for a young maker. i thought this was going to be a good early effort, probably a little unwieldy with the handle being so substantial, probably not a great cutter, but was quite surprised when i took it to work to find i had a pretty damn impressive performer on my hands. some cutting videos here if interested- https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLU7_All2E/?hl=en&taken-by=crockerculinary and his page is @lb_bladeworks.
knife is 1095, handle is black palm and ironwood.
https://i.imgur.com/HnIHiLw.jpg


It's purdy and as I already said on your Instagram, shame on you for stealing candy from a baby! :laugh:

Nomsdotcom
03-02-2018, 04:19 AM
Also 255 mm x 60 mm

38659
How thin is the tip on that bad boy?

bkultra
03-02-2018, 10:54 AM
DAMNNNN! Dem Bloodroot boys be killing it, especially with all dem integrals dey makin... dat profile doe :doublethumbsup:

The profile was the original and main focus of our discussions.


How thin is the tip on that bad boy?

Very thin, the next aspect we talked about was distal taper and how I liked a stout blade at the heel and a thin and nibble tip. After seeing the first test knife I asked for a thicker stock and beefier heel with more distal taper... the outcome is what you see (perfect) :biggrin:

YG420
03-02-2018, 10:50 PM
Xerxes primus 2 230 gyuto, fantastic cutter
Devin Thomas pd-1 san mai 225 gyuto, best steel Ive ever used, sharpens up as fast as a kono fuji white 1, and the edge retention may even be better than my tanaka r2
Sakai tamahagane mizu honyaki 240 gyuto
http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/YG420/KNIVES/HyvNoFNtQPJxPduRltDg_zpshjujkvsf.jpg

ashy2classy
03-02-2018, 10:52 PM
WOW!!! ^^^