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Anton
05-20-2013, 12:50 PM
It is indeed, never thought I'll be into Damascus but it is a very nice knife, very thin, and great fit and finish. Somehow not reacting as well as I want it to my current stones set up but It could have been me, so more stone work to do. I need to get that edge to talk to me a little more...


That Del 240 looks absolutely beautiful!

jimbob
05-21-2013, 01:37 AM
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sachem allison
05-21-2013, 03:16 AM
Mine is a Don Nguyen 210 line gyuto.

sachem allison
05-21-2013, 03:17 AM
forgot one

sachem allison
05-21-2013, 03:19 AM
The other one is a Tonu Arrak prototype custom made for me

mano
05-21-2013, 07:15 AM
Son, you better be coming to the ECG with them!

Notaskinnychef
05-21-2013, 07:35 AM
quick question, just saw a Kasumi 9 inch chef knife for sale locally (altho i can only find 8 and 10 online) for sale at 86.50 Cad. I have yet to see the condition of the knife, but was wondering what you guys think about the price? here is the link, skinny on the info i know lol

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/KASUMI-9-inch-chef-knife-with-32-layers-super-stainless-blade_19730935

as the normal Kasumi markings are not visible in the picture, I am wondering if its been thinned? or just sanded? no idea lol. I don't need another knife, but am thinking for a friend who is looking at getting a decent knife, and with this being local, I was wondering if i should mention it to him, or just get him to get a CN like i did, thanks

marc4pt0
05-21-2013, 10:20 AM
forgot one


I'm really, REALLY digging this line gyuto by Don!

NO ChoP!
05-21-2013, 10:58 AM
Yah, the Nguyen handles are very intriguing with their angles, and the splash of color in this one is stunning.

mpukas
05-21-2013, 04:35 PM
1541615415 Nice - details?

jimbob
05-22-2013, 02:05 AM
see previous page... havent got this photo thing sussed!

Soso
05-22-2013, 01:43 PM
Goko Hamono 21cm. White #1. Love.

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/Sappa3/bild_zps30890876.jpg

chinacats
05-23-2013, 12:31 AM
Nice knife, and cool owl on the board!

turbochef422
05-23-2013, 01:05 AM
15486

Jmjones slicer

Dusty
05-23-2013, 02:34 AM
Great handle on that slicer.

mhenry
05-25-2013, 05:25 PM
For me, this might be the perfect gyuto

ejd53
05-25-2013, 05:45 PM
Really sweet!

Burl Source
05-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Not a kitchen knife but a new box cutter.
Didn't buy it, the maker sent it as a gift.
I know the maker as Smitty. Not sure of his real name.
He has been here a few times and thought I needed a better box cutter.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/bc001_zpsc10f616e.jpg

Mr.Magnus
05-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Tell Smitty i need one!

Don Nguyen
05-25-2013, 06:43 PM
For me, this might be the perfect gyuto

What specifics make this one so good?

cclin
05-25-2013, 07:10 PM
congratulation! I like HD2's profile. is that 270mm? what is heel hight?

Mike9
05-25-2013, 07:57 PM
I have an HD gyuto with kiritsuke profile and it's an amazing knife. Thin, great balance, great grind and great steel. For a 270mm knife it's so easy to work with.

K-Fed
05-25-2013, 09:09 PM
For me, this might be the perfect gyuto

Looks like it would be pretty close to perfect for me as well. Love that profile.

NO ChoP!
05-25-2013, 10:47 PM
Funiyuki 270? Nice! You know I'm an HD fan...

My coworker just picked up a 240 Funi HD2, and is loving it.

When's it getting some new Mike Henry shoes?

Lefty
05-26-2013, 11:47 AM
Yeah, Mike, you got a nice one. I say keep the handle boring and let it be, just to make it different.

bathonuk
05-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Itinomonn Kurouchi Deba 190mm.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A2q-HnFRwzM/UaItFaLU7yI/AAAAAAAAOqc/k9iLkMTgm_8/w413-h550-no/20130526_153223.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BQCI0Gs4Jjs/UaItvMR5oTI/AAAAAAAAOrU/Pnlm9nAn6bk/w733-h550-no/20130526_152854.jpg

gentlecook
05-26-2013, 06:19 PM
Itinomonn Kurouchi Deba 190mm.

nice finish dude )

NO ChoP!
05-26-2013, 10:43 PM
This should be on the way to me shortly via Mr. Henry

I forget the exact handle details; maybe Mike can chime in...streaky ebony? Horn ferrule and cap...

270 Yoshikane SKD suji

I've been long suji-less for months...can't wait!

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:knight:

Chefget
05-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Nice Suji!!

-Michael

bathonuk
05-29-2013, 04:02 PM
nice finish dude )

Thanks gentlecook. It is red aoto finish and 5 minutes of unknown grey fingerstone. There is a milion scratches but picture doesn't show that.

eaglerock
05-29-2013, 07:18 PM
Sakai Yusuke 300mm white#2 yanagiba :)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56956/knives/yusuke.jpg

EdipisReks
05-29-2013, 09:23 PM
i don't have it quite yet, so this is just a preview:

http://i.imgur.com/xzOTS3g.jpg

mhenry
05-29-2013, 09:25 PM
50mm Charles. Its the profile and steel that work so well for me


congratulation! I like HD2's profile. is that 270mm? what is heel hight?

K-Fed
05-30-2013, 02:37 PM
Mike Davis suji in 1095, with differential tempering/ hamon.
http://i.imgur.com/tlYOzK4.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mAtN9De.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XE4csi4.jpg

labor of love
05-30-2013, 03:07 PM
Mike Davis suji in 1095, with differential tempering/ hamon.
http://i.imgur.com/tlYOzK4.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mAtN9De.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XE4csi4.jpg
Way to keep it classy kfed!

Dave Martell
05-30-2013, 04:46 PM
Another nice looking one from Mike. :cool2:

schanop
05-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Continuing the Heiji theme from ER: this bubby left Japan in May, and will be here in June.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MGGFdqc_OmQ/UafMQZGDQGI/AAAAAAAAA94/jYzQb9fq6_M/s800/P1070954.JPG

EdipisReks
05-30-2013, 06:13 PM
Continuing the Heiji theme from ER: this bubby left Japan in May, and will be here in June.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MGGFdqc_OmQ/UafMQZGDQGI/AAAAAAAAA94/jYzQb9fq6_M/s800/P1070954.JPG

very nice! how large is that? i'm really hoping mine goes out soon, as he's making the saya for it now.

schanop
05-30-2013, 06:29 PM
very nice! how large is that? i'm really hoping mine goes out soon, as he's making the saya for it now.

I asked for Sugimoto #7 size, so this should be 220x110 and about 550g+ . Most likely, on Monday I will know it first hand ^_^

EdipisReks
05-30-2013, 06:37 PM
nice :)

EdipisReks
05-30-2013, 10:17 PM
mine just shipped. is three Heijis enough? :)

schanop
05-30-2013, 10:53 PM
Possibly, but you can always add his SS KU damascus and single bevel ones to your collection.

EdipisReks
05-30-2013, 10:59 PM
:) i think next will be a yanagi, but not until next year (gotta get a new Shig, and a Mizuno honyaki first).

mhenry
05-31-2013, 06:56 PM
270mm Carter suji

vai777
05-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Did someone say Honyaki?
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hVmB3inMP_E/UQuFcBVyOKI/AAAAAAAAL38/eWZSnOsd8mw/s1152/KKF%2520MSP%2520MEETUP-4.JPG



Now, if I wanted to keep the JKI tradition of fustrating teases going, that's all I'd post :devilburn:

But, I can't keep a secret:

Gesshin Ginga custom Honyaki Suji / Suji-yuto

white #2
230mm custom profile and blade shape
linen micarta "coke bottle" handle
pinned boster (Jon says they these guys where the 1st to master that construction technique)

About a year in works, 11days shipping when USPS "lost track" of it for awhile, and I just unboxed it today and spent the past few hours cutting up everything I could get my hands on.

Full gallery (black background pics are from Jon):

https://picasaweb.google.com/117600618285187025883/GingaHonyaki?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Video and review coming eventually....

nice handle....looks like a cross between the Hattori forum knives and Phil Wilson's stuff.

keithsaltydog
05-31-2013, 11:14 PM
AS some of you know I am a hopeless Japanese carbon steel junkie.When I saw the Yoshimitsu Tatara forged Tamahagane steel knives being folded many times & wt. clay forming a true Hamon on a PBS show.I researched these kitchen knives,the best price by far was in my own backyard at A-Frames.I bought a Aritsugu 270 Blue steel Yanagi fr. Takeshi about 5 yrs. ago.He was in Japan when I tried to contact him,when he came back,I checked the Yoshimitsu out & bought it.The brothers that forge the Tamahagane have many yrs. of skill & use the steel for high end limited production Kitchen knives.Most Tamahagane is used for swords,small amount for KIt. knives.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XmS-SFuG6IY/UZ2LlaIpVLI/AAAAAAAAASA/ctjm6-vGpJs/s800/IMG_0130.JPG

Some Veg. prep.using a razor sharp Tamahagane Yoshimitsu,I took it to a 8K edge & stropped it on leather.Brings out the true Hamon.Takeshi says this steel is in a class of it's own & has great edge holding.I paid 365.00 for it,admit I bought it because of the lore of the forging tech.,rareness,& the steel itself.The blade is very lite & flys thu food.I usually let my carbons patina,but this blade I wash & dry well & use my sword kit to polish it &:D use clove oil.

rdmalak
05-31-2013, 11:33 PM
Here's the newest addition to my kitchen. My thinned Hiromoto 240 w/ etch.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/rmalak/IMG_1475_zps7cc42d3f.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/rmalak/IMG_1484_zps7dcbe253.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/rmalak/IMG_1485_zps2cfc4937.jpg

It takes a superb edge and is nice an hefty feeling in the hand. Love it so far!

Dave Martell
05-31-2013, 11:39 PM
Did you thin & etch that yourself?

mhlee
05-31-2013, 11:48 PM
:) i think next will be a yanagi, but not until next year (gotta get a new Shig, and a Mizuno honyaki first).

Come over to the other single bevel side . . . :knife:

rdmalak
06-01-2013, 12:23 AM
Did you thin & etch that yourself?

Yes I did. It is very rudimentary and will eventually be coming to you for a proper job once the funds are saved.

EdipisReks
06-01-2013, 12:37 AM
Come over to the other single bevel side . . . :knife:

heh, i have a Yoshihiro white 2 300mm yanagi, but it had some grind issues and was the first single-bevel i ever sharpened, so it'll never really be good. i think i'd go with a 270, for the replacement.

labor of love
06-01-2013, 02:04 AM
AS some of you know I am a hopeless Japanese carbon steel junkie.When I saw the Yoshimitsu Tatara forged Tamahagane steel knives being folded many times & wt. clay forming a true Hamon on a PBS show.I researched these kitchen knives,the best price by far was in my own backyard at A-Frames.I bought a Aritsugu 270 Blue steel Yanagi fr. Takeshi about 5 yrs. ago.He was in Japan when I tried to contact him,when he came back,I checked the Yoshimitsu out & bought it.The brothers that forge the Tamahagane have many yrs. of skill & use the steel for high end limited production Kitchen knives.Most Tamahagane is used for swords,small amount for KIt. knives.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XmS-SFuG6IY/UZ2LlaIpVLI/AAAAAAAAASA/ctjm6-vGpJs/s800/IMG_0130.JPG

Some Veg. prep.using a razor sharp Tamahagane Yoshimitsu,I took it to a 8K edge & stropped it on leather.Brings out the true Hamon.Takeshi says this steel is in a class of it's own & has great edge holding.I paid 365.00 for it,admit I bought it because of the lore of the forging tech.,rareness,& the steel itself.The blade is very lite & flys thu food.I usually let my carbons patina,but this blade I wash & dry well & use my sword kit to polish it &:D use clove oil.

the OCD in me justs wants to wipe the food off that blade before it patinas! nice knife BTW

Dave Martell
06-01-2013, 02:36 AM
Did you thin & etch that yourself?


Yes I did. It is very rudimentary and will eventually be coming to you for a proper job once the funds are saved.


I want you to know that I was asking only to confirm your efforts which I find amazing - congrats on the work!

Justin0505
06-01-2013, 03:08 AM
nice handle....looks like a cross between the Hattori forum knives and Phil Wilson's stuff.

its one of the best handles I've ever used. It's one of those where you pick it up and just say "ahhh" and then, after a few hours, you still say "ahh"

rdmalak
06-01-2013, 07:35 AM
I want you to know that I was asking only to confirm your efforts which I find amazing - congrats on the work!

Wow! Thank you! That's very kind of you. I'm happy with it so far.

Lefty
06-01-2013, 07:52 AM
I'm with Dave. It looks clean and really well done!

stereo.pete
06-01-2013, 09:59 AM
its one of the best handles I've ever used. It's one of those where you pick it up and just say "ahhh" and then, after a few hours, you still say "ahh"

Justin, that knife is absolutely gorgeous!

EdipisReks
06-01-2013, 01:20 PM
AS some of you know I am a hopeless Japanese carbon steel junkie.When I saw the Yoshimitsu Tatara forged Tamahagane steel knives being folded many times & wt. clay forming a true Hamon on a PBS show.I researched these kitchen knives,the best price by far was in my own backyard at A-Frames.I bought a Aritsugu 270 Blue steel Yanagi fr. Takeshi about 5 yrs. ago.He was in Japan when I tried to contact him,when he came back,I checked the Yoshimitsu out & bought it.The brothers that forge the Tamahagane have many yrs. of skill & use the steel for high end limited production Kitchen knives.Most Tamahagane is used for swords,small amount for KIt. knives.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XmS-SFuG6IY/UZ2LlaIpVLI/AAAAAAAAASA/ctjm6-vGpJs/s800/IMG_0130.JPG

Some Veg. prep.using a razor sharp Tamahagane Yoshimitsu,I took it to a 8K edge & stropped it on leather.Brings out the true Hamon.Takeshi says this steel is in a class of it's own & has great edge holding.I paid 365.00 for it,admit I bought it because of the lore of the forging tech.,rareness,& the steel itself.The blade is very lite & flys thu food.I usually let my carbons patina,but this blade I wash & dry well & use my sword kit to polish it &:D use clove oil.

can you tell us more about that knife?

keithsaltydog
06-01-2013, 03:08 PM
Because Hawaii has a large Japanese population our PBS station has alot of programs about Japan.This show was about these 4 brothers in their 80's forging Tamahagane & it showed the process of making a blade like the one I bought.The blade itself has little imperfections,a few tiny pits,expected in a pounded & folded custom Tamahagani blade.I do not mind this,to me it gives the blade character.

If you go on A-Frames Santoku link the 175mm Yoshimitsu is the blade I bought it has pictures.It actually is about 180mm.Not typical Santoku similar to one of Stepan's small Carters.Very thin behind the edge,assem. to the right.It came wt. a page of authen. in Japanese,I cannot read Japanese,so I had a friend translate it for me.Takeshi gives info. on the blade site

mainaman
06-03-2013, 08:06 PM
Itinomonn cleaver (on the way)
custom handle by Max.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2ynh1yv.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/23wm4z.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/29erwwk.jpg

Von blewitt
06-03-2013, 11:41 PM
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/8DB37687-F242-4B05-B538-3386F4B77ABD-7267-00000510A5E4BF82_zps81f45897.jpg

Shig kitaeji 300 Yanagiba & 210 Deba
from Takeshi

EdipisReks
06-03-2013, 11:42 PM
beautiful!

Brad Gibson
06-03-2013, 11:44 PM
Love the shigs!

schanop
06-03-2013, 11:45 PM
"Ho Ho Ho" ...... visit Merimbula, we must.

stereo.pete
06-03-2013, 11:49 PM
Oh those Shig's, nice purchase!

gentlecook
06-04-2013, 06:02 AM
congrats with Shiges!

these two.. very nice companions.

forward - waiting for your kasumi yanagi in BST =)

schanop
06-05-2013, 12:02 AM
Heiji Semi Stainless Chuka arrived on Monday. Haven't got time to play around with it yet, just a quick photo shoot for now.

This chuka turns out to be somewhere between sugimoto #6 and #7, at 520g and a good tapering heel to tip and spine to edge.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NZSgIRQ9cFU/Ua623UDXv_I/AAAAAAAAA_Q/RkQKvsUsik8/s640/heiji_chuka_1.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UlADFAD4U2A/Ua623DzJW-I/AAAAAAAAA_I/wuUwkFr2CLo/s640/heiji_chuka_2.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NQFMLwOY00g/Ua624XW8JrI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/GUTs1gwAu0M/s640/heiji_chuka_3.jpg

dmccurtis
06-05-2013, 12:06 AM
That's lovely. I really like the saya.

labor of love
06-05-2013, 12:11 AM
yeah, i like the saya too.

JKerr
06-05-2013, 01:54 AM
That's a beauty. Very keen to hear your thoughts on it once you've had the time to play around.

Justin0505
06-05-2013, 11:03 AM
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/8DB37687-F242-4B05-B538-3386F4B77ABD-7267-00000510A5E4BF82_zps81f45897.jpg

Shig kitaeji 300 Yanagiba & 210 Deba
from Takeshi

Woah! Quite a pair... Hard enough to find one of thoes knives, let alone 2 at the same time. Are the sayas from shig too? I like how they match the single bevel.

stereo.pete
06-05-2013, 08:12 PM
Not a kitchen knife but could definitely be used for some outdoor cookery. I picked this up one night from knife maker James Terrio out of Knoxville after I had a few to many beers and my spending inhibitions and disappeared. The price was awesome, she's made out of O1, has a tapered Tang with G10 grips and came with a simple leather sheath.


http://imageshack.us/a/img15/9837/terrio2.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img819/1356/terrio3.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img20/8428/terrio1.jpg

keithsaltydog
06-06-2013, 07:25 PM
Heiji Semi Stainless Chuka arrived on Monday. Haven't got time to play around with it yet, just a quick photo shoot for now.

This chuka turns out to be somewhere between sugimoto #6 and #7, at 520g and a good tapering heel to tip and spine to edge.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NZSgIRQ9cFU/Ua623UDXv_I/AAAAAAAAA_Q/RkQKvsUsik8/s640/heiji_chuka_1.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UlADFAD4U2A/Ua623DzJW-I/AAAAAAAAA_I/wuUwkFr2CLo/s640/heiji_chuka_2.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NQFMLwOY00g/Ua624XW8JrI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/GUTs1gwAu0M/s640/heiji_chuka_3.jpg

Nice cleaver & Saya,been watching Australia's First 4 Billion Years on PBS,did not realize how rich the geology of Aus. is until I watched that series.Even Dino bones in Opal.

HHH Knives
06-06-2013, 07:27 PM
[QUOTE=stereo.pete;213852]Not a kitchen knife but could definitely be used for some outdoor cookery. I picked this up one night from knife maker James Terrio out of Knoxville after I had a few to many beers and my spending inhibitions and disappeared. The price was awesome, she's made out of O1, has a tapered Tang with G10 grips and came with a simple leather sheath.

James makes a great knife and is a good guy! Congrats on that one! Not a bad booze and buy! you could of done worst. lol :)

Don Nguyen
06-06-2013, 11:00 PM
James is great and makes some awesome knives. I learn a lot from him from other forums.

stereo.pete
06-07-2013, 11:51 PM
Thanks Randy and Don, I agree James does make a nice knife, especially for the price! Other than some finishing details in the handle, the blade is perfect. I will definitely keep an eye out for more of this when they become available.

stereo.pete
06-08-2013, 12:09 AM
I just received an email, a new opportunity popped up and I jumped, updates will coming in the near future, stay tuned!

Brad Gibson
06-08-2013, 02:25 AM
New to me / used 270 suji from Mano
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/760a4a18-522c-4fb2-963b-228aa996704c_zps60d4bfdf.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/760a4a18-522c-4fb2-963b-228aa996704c_zps60d4bfdf.jpg.html)

Johnny.B.Good
06-08-2013, 02:32 AM
I just received an email, a new opportunity popped up and I jumped, updates will coming in the near future, stay tuned!

I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to elaborate a bit more here. ;)


New to me / used 270 suji from Mano

Nice looking knife, Brad, congrats.

Von blewitt
06-08-2013, 02:37 AM
I just received an email, a new opportunity popped up and I jumped, updates will coming in the near future, stay tuned!

Pear?

Brad Gibson
06-08-2013, 02:51 AM
I think Kaleab did the handle, I'd like to know what materials were used. It seems like copper spacing but I don't know the wood material.

marc4pt0
06-08-2013, 07:25 AM
Big fan of Marco Pierre White. Devil in the kitchen one of my favorite "kitchen" books

stereo.pete
06-08-2013, 08:03 AM
Pear?

Indeed, I saw a beautiful Pear and I had to take a bite!

Von blewitt
06-08-2013, 08:10 AM
I can't blame you!!! If I didn't pick up those Shigies this week I would have jumped on it!! Nice score :)

labor of love
06-09-2013, 08:59 PM
just scored this vintage F. Dick slicer off ebay last week. More of a modest purchase this time, but im still real happy with it. plus the logo is really cool.
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/507/023xd.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/507/023xd.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/69/018weu.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/018weu.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/839/040ht.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/040ht.jpg/)
not the best pics, just using my iphone, and theres still some cleaner stuck in the logo, but trust me, in person its pretty nice.

JKerr
06-11-2013, 05:01 AM
16080

Excuse the crap pic. Teruyasu Fujiwara cleaver and petty.

Picked up some vintage Sabatiers too, so pics of them to follow soon. :D

Cheers,
Josh

labor of love
06-11-2013, 02:06 PM
JKerr, could i trouble you for a choil shot of that cleaver? have you weighed it yet? i would like to hear your thoughts after youve had a chance to use it some.

kalaeb
06-11-2013, 02:50 PM
I think Kaleab did the handle, I'd like to know what materials were used. It seems like copper spacing but I don't know the wood material.

Brad, sorry for the late response, the handle is ironwood with copper spacers.

JKerr
06-11-2013, 11:17 PM
JKerr, could i trouble you for a choil shot of that cleaver? have you weighed it yet? i would like to hear your thoughts after youve had a chance to use it some.

16085

Next to a Konosuke #6, Fujiwara on the left.

Weighs 535g so I guess I guess it's closer to a #7 in weight but the geometry is a bit closer to a #6. Actually pretty thin behind the edge but there's not a dramatic taper from the spine to the edge....if that makes sense, kinda contradictory. F+f is okay, pretty much what I expect from a cleaver; choil and spine are a little rough, handle is decent but not great, arrived with a great edge but there is a small wave near the heel, not a big deal though. It'll go on the stones later so hopefully that'll fix itself.

I'll post some more thoughts after I've sharpened and used it.

I should add, I bought straight from Fujiwara's website. He took a few days to confirm my order, but shipping was quick and I even got a free Fujiwara branded tea towel for keeping my knives dry :happymug:

Cheers,
Josh

JKerr
06-11-2013, 11:32 PM
Sorry, here's a better pic.
16086

stereo.pete
06-12-2013, 09:27 PM
Teaser...


http://imageshack.us/a/img600/1093/pearwood4.jpg

stereo.pete
06-12-2013, 10:35 PM
240mm forged integral 52100 gyuto from Michael Rader!


http://imageshack.us/a/img543/7216/pearwoodchef2.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/4527/pearwoodchef1.jpg

Pictures do not do this knife justice. Thanks Michael!!!

Burl Source
06-12-2013, 10:59 PM
Mustard never looked so good. Congratulations on the beautiful Rader.

JohnnyChance
06-13-2013, 12:01 AM
Man that handle looks like glass.

cclin
06-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Congratulations! this make me want to order second Rader knife from Michael......

Nasr
06-13-2013, 01:46 AM
Never Met a Rader I didn't Like!

Congrats ..pear wood is pretty

Lefty
06-13-2013, 05:13 AM
It's official. I'm gonna be late for work now that I have to change my pants.

Patatas Bravas
06-13-2013, 05:31 AM
Great photos (with marble background) and beautiful knife. The handle looks perfect.

NO ChoP!
06-13-2013, 09:37 AM
wet pants + fireman = extra layer of protection....

sashae
06-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Added a Masamoto KS 165mm petty to my 240mm... some visible sharpening scratches fresh out of the box, but I imagine I should be able to put together a great polish. Love these knives...

http://subtle.org/se/gallery/d/16136-2/DSC_3321.JPG

Patatas Bravas
06-13-2013, 11:42 AM
Teaser... http://imageshack.us/a/img600/1093/pearwood4.jpg

Love this shot

Reede
06-13-2013, 06:12 PM
Very, very sweet. Love the pear wood, this is the first knife I've seen it on. Although it looks like your knife had an encounter with mustard sandwich. I've had mine about 6 months now, love it more every day, but it sure is neat to see Michael's work developing. He's just getting better and better.

stereo.pete
06-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Thanks guys! I couldn't pass up on this offer from Mr. Rader. His blades are my very first custom knives and let's just say the bar has been set very high for all of the others in the future.

Dave Martell
06-13-2013, 06:48 PM
Oh that's sweet Pete! :D

Lefty
06-13-2013, 09:12 PM
You make me very, very glad I'm on his list, and have been for a couple months.

Von blewitt
06-17-2013, 01:30 AM
240 migaki Gyuto from Hinoura San
From So Yamashita
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/ECBD2643-ACDE-4712-B298-7CF8AA3873C2-7355-0000053938C9EECB_zpsb7c67cc2.jpg

Don Nguyen
06-17-2013, 02:07 AM
That's a double bevel? That's HOT.

Brad Gibson
06-17-2013, 02:29 AM
Nice Von! Where did you find that gyuto?

Timthebeaver
06-17-2013, 02:35 AM
240 migaki Gyuto from Hinoura San
From So Yamashita


Nice. Is it white #2?

Patatas Bravas
06-17-2013, 07:34 AM
Huw, that delivery fellow in your town has certainly been kept busy. You'll have to feed him sometimes when he appears - subtley, as you said - in the kitchen.

The Hinora looks thick in that picture, kind of like a mioroshi. How is it?


Nice Von! Where did you find that gyuto?

As said:


240 migaki Gyuto from Hinoura San
From So Yamashita

Japan-Tool in other words

stereo.pete
06-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Very cool Gyuto!

EdipisReks
06-17-2013, 11:26 PM
240 migaki Gyuto from Hinoura San
From So Yamashita
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/ECBD2643-ACDE-4712-B298-7CF8AA3873C2-7355-0000053938C9EECB_zpsb7c67cc2.jpg

i like the looks of that! how tall is it at the heel?

Von blewitt
06-17-2013, 11:37 PM
Yep it's White#2
47mm at the heel

The Anti-Chrysler
06-17-2013, 11:55 PM
Picked these up while yardsaling and posted these over in ODC. Good enough to share again here.
The Chinese cleaver is even slightly hollow ground and right-hand biased. Neat. The Forgecraft is in great shape.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/tarior/DSCF0718_zpsad1e8481.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/tarior/media/DSCF0718_zpsad1e8481.jpg.html)

Nasr
06-18-2013, 01:28 AM
Migaki Gyuto is insanely nice
great score

panda
06-18-2013, 02:09 AM
id be all over it (migaki) if it were blue steel and taller at the heel!

JCHine
06-18-2013, 06:06 AM
First post and first proper j-knife. A 22cm Tanaka blue steel gyuto.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C2511583E20FF43!146&authkey=!ABDenK69QNhtFeM

stereo.pete
06-18-2013, 07:49 AM
Picture did not post correctly, I cannot see it.

NO ChoP!
06-18-2013, 08:51 AM
240mm blue damascus Tanaka
Wenge handle/ Wenge saya

New to me; Regent Sheffield 10" carbon chef

1618416183

Mrmnms
06-18-2013, 09:40 AM
Mike's handle on the Regent is outstanding . Love it. You were too fast! Congrats. At least I know it'll be we'll used.

bkdc
06-22-2013, 10:22 PM
Tojiro F-921 Cleaver. Basically, a #6 cleaver in VG-10. Weighs in at 470 grams

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/jpl73/tojiro_zps53ec7bd0.jpg (http://s109.photobucket.com/user/jpl73/media/tojiro_zps53ec7bd0.jpg.html)

Micioarch
06-23-2013, 11:38 AM
207 mm Shigefusa Kitaeji Santoku with saya

http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s481/Micioarch/shig1_zpsb4b779d8.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/Micioarch/media/shig1_zpsb4b779d8.jpg.html)
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s481/Micioarch/shig2_zps2090a881.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/Micioarch/media/shig2_zps2090a881.jpg.html)
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s481/Micioarch/shig3_zps66ea7cbc.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/Micioarch/media/shig3_zps66ea7cbc.jpg.html)
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s481/Micioarch/shig5_zps45ed3288.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/Micioarch/media/shig5_zps45ed3288.jpg.html)
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s481/Micioarch/shig6_zps61b03318.jpg (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/Micioarch/media/shig6_zps61b03318.jpg.html)

Squilliam
06-23-2013, 12:26 PM
That is a nice shig. And definitely the nicest santoku I've ever seen.

Brad Gibson
06-23-2013, 02:05 PM
I agree, that is the nicest santucky I've ever seen. I still can't grasp the concept though.

schanop
06-23-2013, 06:14 PM
That Shig kitaeji santoku is very neat. Now I can't decide whether I like, my Heiji kurouchi semi stainless damascus santoku look or Shig kitaeji look better.

stereo.pete
06-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Gotta love a Shig, beautiful knife!

Von blewitt
06-24-2013, 10:17 PM
More Shig love! 210 kamagata usuba with a flamed birch saya made my Maksim :D
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/FC3DCC50-1E7F-4ACB-8A00-B3C390BCEBF0-7553-000005CD5004AAE7_zps63ad645e.jpg

schanop
06-24-2013, 10:37 PM
What does it say on the saya?

They both look superb.

Von blewitt
06-24-2013, 10:52 PM
What does it say on the saya?

They both look superb.

Not sure, we'll have to ask Maksim "made in Denmark" perhaps?

schanop
06-24-2013, 11:06 PM
I think it says: Matukusuyama . Not that I read Kanji.

maxim
06-25-2013, 01:33 AM
:thumbsup:
I think it says: Matukusuyama . Not that I read Kanji.

eaglerock
06-25-2013, 01:11 PM
Beautiful, congratulation Huw :)

Benuser
06-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Very nice little bastard. I like the apparent simplicity of the design. Arrived with great, non-factory edge; no loss of width at all.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12403-Misono-Swedish-150-petty-Big-Red-Brick-1-micron-BC-paste

gentlecook
06-27-2013, 02:00 PM
I think it says: Matukusuyama . Not that I read Kanji.

whats mean Matukusuyama ?

schanop
06-27-2013, 06:27 PM
whats mean Matukusuyama ?

Maxim's (not sure whether it is trademark or not) brand name which should mean moutain Matukusu (I only know that yama means moutain). Just recognised kanji from his synthetic stones. Max can help decode the whole thing, no?

maxim
06-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Yeah its just mean Maksim moutain :D

Birnando
06-27-2013, 07:10 PM
Yeah its just mean Maksim moutain :D

I suppose it had to be Maksim mountain.
Himmelbjerget wouldn't impress many as it is about as high as two truck-loads of gravel;)

maxim
06-27-2013, 07:12 PM
haha yes Matukusuyama is the only mountain in Denmark, and its not even a joke

Twistington
06-27-2013, 07:33 PM
I suppose it had to be Maksim mountain.
Himmelbjerget wouldn't impress many as it is about as high as two truck-loads of gravel;)

"Airbus A380 crashes in danish mountain" now that's a headline we will never see. :D

jimbob
07-01-2013, 05:56 AM
16536
Tanaka 165mm blue deba. Its all true, bang for buck, its awesome. New asahi board too. The fresh barramundi was promptly fried with mirin and shoyu.

panda
07-01-2013, 09:53 AM
watanabe pro 270 gyuto
this thing is a freaking beast! holy crap is it mighty (even the handle is huge) and stupid sharp out of box too, i dont even see a bevel. choil is sharp though, pretty annoyed by that.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/watanabe_zpsd31e0447.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/watanabe2_zps05696352.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd212/vlsun/watanabechoil_zps61292ba7.jpg

pumbaa
07-01-2013, 02:50 PM
yeah ill need to see that thing at work! looks amazing.

Brad Gibson
07-01-2013, 08:45 PM
Takeda 21cm yanagi

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/cea24155-5add-4f02-af1e-b3776e82d176_zpsa86bd9a9.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/cea24155-5add-4f02-af1e-b3776e82d176_zpsa86bd9a9.jpg.html)

Mike9
07-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Sweet Brad - :knife:

mhenry
07-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Very nice. How thick is it?



16536
Tanaka 165mm blue deba. Its all true, bang for buck, its awesome. New asahi board too. The fresh barramundi was promptly fried with mirin and shoyu.

Mike9
07-01-2013, 09:32 PM
Here are my new Carters - a 6.5 sun "Free Style" and a 7.5 sun Gyuto

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130701_212333_zpsb3c09044.jpg

The Carter family

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130701_212401_zps00d68892.jpg

My new Fowler in W2 - an overall excellent knife. [Murray Carter is a fan I've been told 1st hand]

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130701_212520_zpsaf448635.jpg

turbochef422
07-01-2013, 10:36 PM
16550
16551
245mm heiji

turbochef422
07-01-2013, 10:41 PM
16553
255 fowler in w2 and 270 dragon

stereo.pete
07-01-2013, 11:21 PM
Beautiful knives everybody!

Brad Gibson
07-02-2013, 01:22 AM
Great new knives today!

jimbob
07-02-2013, 01:22 AM
Very nice. How thick is it?
Deba or board? Deba 6mm at heel and the board is 14mm, thick enough for my home use...

Birnando
07-02-2013, 12:38 PM
Here' a few iPhone shots of my latest arrival.
Seen here with the prototype I was lucky enough to get my hands on at the meetup in Denmark in 2012.
Also, the scissors arrived from Maksim today.
My wife, a Gentleman's tailor by trade and education, has expressed that her current smaller scissors were in bad shape, so I decided to see what she would think of the bigger one pictured here.
Maksim thought she would like the smaller cutter even more, so he threw that puppy in for free.
That's proper customer service right there. Thanks mate.

The new Kato, yet another iteration of them Maksim told me, is as can be seen here a bit taller and the grind is now symmetrical.
Others will surely do a better job at photographing them, and review them as they get picked up.
From what I understood, this is only one of 3 out there this far.

16569

16570

Brad Gibson
07-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Nice! Sweet shears too!

Mike9
07-02-2013, 03:35 PM
Nice looking kit you have there.

Here's a pair I got recently - the top one is a Foster Brothers 9.75" x 1-3/4" chef. The handle is worn enough that the rivets protrude. The other is a gorgeous 9" x 1-1/2" chef that is so light it reads 4.5oz on my kitchen scale and the balance point is at the 1st rivet. The handle is stamped N.HORBUS BRANTWOOD WIS. I don't know if that was the maker, or the owner. Both of these knives have beautiful profiles.

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130702_151502_zpsed79fb48.jpg
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130702_151516_zps007372a5.jpg
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130702_151534_zpsd358f8b9.jpg

Brad Gibson
07-02-2013, 03:38 PM
I really like the profile on the bottom knife. Are you going to rehandle it? I think it would be a really awesome project!

Mike9
07-02-2013, 03:45 PM
I might just rework it a little it's pretty nice as is. Seller said it was micarta, but looks like ebony to me. This would probably be a great line knife as it wouldn't wear you out using it.

jimbob
07-03-2013, 02:07 AM
1660416605
Shig 180 kitaeji petty. Got it for a bargain too! Me happy :biggrin:

stereo.pete
07-03-2013, 11:31 AM
Beautiful Shig!

chinacats
07-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Just arrived from Maxim--Singatirin 250'ish 240:D

I was a bit worried about thinning until I got a good look at the choil--should be alright for a bit.

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P7030557_zpsf9cba540.jpg

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P7030565_zps7a27c514.jpg

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P7030558_zps6cde59c4.jpg

Pics made me realize that it's time to oil my board. :O

bkdc
07-08-2013, 09:40 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1039754_10151762673765948_1822346758_o.jpg

The worst fit and finish I've ever seen on a handle. This baby will get a lot of epoxy and sandpapering to fill in the gaps. But I didn't get it for pretty looks. Fantastic geometry for a tsuchime finish on a knife that's thick enough to be a workhorse. It's ground asymmetric with a near vertical left sided edge and a subtle convex but slanted right-sided edge.

panda
07-09-2013, 04:50 AM
chinacats, how does it cut!?

Brad Gibson
07-09-2013, 05:28 AM
BKDC what the heck is that thing? Does it cut noodles?!

bkdc
07-09-2013, 06:42 AM
BKDC what the heck is that thing? Does it cut noodles?!

It's a Fujiwara Teruyasu. The notch is to allow a finger to sit comfortably when using pinch-grip. I bought it because he is well known for his heat treatments. I'm happy with the knife geometry and blade, but man! What crappy F&F on the handle! You gotta see it to believe it. :lol2: Not that it's going to affect function after I'm done with the epoxy.

mikemac
07-09-2013, 09:02 AM
It's a Fujiwara Teruyasu... What crappy F&F on the handle! You gotta see it to believe it...

Fish and LC had the same comment a bunch of years back...the undisputed winner in the "best blade/worst f&f" category

Jmadams13
07-09-2013, 04:55 PM
I had to...http://i.imgur.com/htOEn2A.jpg

panda
07-09-2013, 04:59 PM
I'd that a comb?

bkultra
07-09-2013, 05:03 PM
Should of held out for the upgrade...

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6937/j499.jpg

turbochef422
07-09-2013, 05:10 PM
I want that fujiwara so bad. Good luck with it.

Mrmnms
07-09-2013, 07:08 PM
I want that fujiwara so bad. Good luck with it.

+1

kalaeb
07-09-2013, 07:10 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1039754_10151762673765948_1822346758_o.jpg

The worst fit and finish I've ever seen on a handle. This baby will get a lot of epoxy and sandpapering to fill in the gaps. But I didn't get it for pretty looks. Fantastic geometry for a tsuchime finish on a knife that's thick enough to be a workhorse. It's ground asymmetric with a near vertical left sided edge and a subtle convex but slanted right-sided edge.

Isn't that close to a 500.00 knife......easy to replace, but for that many bones.....

Timthebeaver
07-09-2013, 07:17 PM
A 210mm Maboroshi direct from Fujiwara Teruyasu is c. $230. The 240 is almost double that, crazy pricing structure.

Mrmnms
07-09-2013, 07:19 PM
The first time I saw and held a Fujiwara like this( Wa handle), I loved it. Even as a lefty. When I was told the price,
I almost choked on my coffee.

bkdc
07-10-2013, 06:08 PM
I just cut up some carrot brunoise, and I LOVE this geometry. It makes me want to buy a larger Fujiwara Teruyasu. Damn the F&F.

augerpro
07-10-2013, 06:58 PM
bkdc I'd love to hear more about the cutting. What did you cut? Do you slice and chop, or? How does it compare to other knives you've owned?

physiognomy
07-11-2013, 04:34 PM
I saw this Nakiri listed on ebay the other night & quickly made it mine. Couldn't be happier considering I paid $16 & change. It is fairly thin, light & cuts well out of the box. Hopefully I can find out a little information about the maker, steel, etc...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FGbhaf3Gd2U/Ud8CeT3wgiI/AAAAAAAAC0U/8cg1qIrRNTI/s720/Nakiri1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-89IWShHMC_0/Ud8CeG2geWI/AAAAAAAAC0Q/tDrctCTANwM/s720/Nakiri2.jpg

wellminded1
07-11-2013, 04:41 PM
And this went in the mail today and is headed my way. Not my picture but excited beyond words.
16955

stereo.pete
07-11-2013, 06:21 PM
And this went in the mail today and is headed my way. Not my picture but excited beyond words.
16955

You lucky dog you!

wellminded1
07-11-2013, 09:25 PM
You lucky dog you!

Thank you sir.

The Anti-Chrysler
07-11-2013, 09:48 PM
I like to get a good blade on the cheap!


I saw this Nakiri listed on ebay the other night & quickly made it mine. Couldn't be happier considering I paid $16 & change. It is fairly thin, light & cuts well out of the box. Hopefully I can find out a little information about the maker, steel, etc...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FGbhaf3Gd2U/Ud8CeT3wgiI/AAAAAAAAC0U/8cg1qIrRNTI/s720/Nakiri1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-89IWShHMC_0/Ud8CeG2geWI/AAAAAAAAC0Q/tDrctCTANwM/s720/Nakiri2.jpg

Mike9
07-13-2013, 03:43 PM
A 210mm Deba the small one is not up to large fish like Striper so I found this on Rakuten. It's a big, thick, sharp knife.

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130712_184850_zpse84f26dc.jpg

Del 150mm Petty in AEB-L. I put my edge on it and it's a real workhorse.

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20130712_185123_zpsc1188a42.jpg

Brad Gibson
07-13-2013, 03:50 PM
sweet ealy mike

tripleq
07-13-2013, 04:52 PM
Cool blades Mike.

franzb69
07-13-2013, 11:49 PM
I saw this Nakiri listed on ebay the other night & quickly made it mine. Couldn't be happier considering I paid $16 & change. It is fairly thin, light & cuts well out of the box. Hopefully I can find out a little information about the maker, steel, etc..

would love to know about it as well

ChuckTheButcher
07-14-2013, 12:05 AM
And this went in the mail today and is headed my way. Not my picture but excited beyond words.
16955
Where did you get a Devin Thomas right now? I have been looking for 9 months. Great find.

wellminded1
07-17-2013, 11:42 AM
I know I already posted here but I woke up this morning to the lovely mail man ringing my buzzer and presenting my with this. the craftsmanship is unreal. I am truly thankful to own it.1708217083

brainsausage
07-17-2013, 12:18 PM
You sonnuva...

James
07-17-2013, 12:29 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4Gc80hqBkQk/UebGWzuWNpI/AAAAAAAAAK8/CgKQxjo8j1o/w945-h709-no/102_2634.JPG

those tanaka r2s were out of stock...

Von blewitt
07-17-2013, 08:02 PM
I know I already posted here but I woke up this morning to the lovely mail man ringing my buzzer and presenting my with this. the craftsmanship is unreal. I am truly thankful to own it.1708217083

That looks so cool! I scored the twin. It arrived at the post office yesterday, but I'm out of town till Monday... Torture!!!

wellminded1
07-17-2013, 08:11 PM
That looks so cool! I scored the twin. It arrived at the post office yesterday, but I'm out of town till Monday... Torture!!!


It is unbelievable, going to put it to work tomorrow. And the pain of waiting will be alleviated as soon as it touches your hand. Cheers.

brainsausage
07-17-2013, 11:12 PM
That poor Tanaka got pushed down the stairs by the DT. Beautiful knife James.

marc4pt0
07-17-2013, 11:25 PM
Bahahahah!! :laughat:
Just got off work. Not a fun night. Down right crummy in fact. But This last post just cracked me up. Beautiful knives though!

brainsausage
07-17-2013, 11:40 PM
Got done recently myself. I was sweating like a whore on payday on the line tonight, thanks to this humidity wave... Not fun.

Brad Gibson
07-19-2013, 04:03 PM
Here is my new/used Shigefusa 165mm Kurouchi Nikiri. Recently bought from salty's sale of the century!

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/image_zps4b5b55bb.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/image_zps4b5b55bb.jpg.html)

ChuckTheButcher
07-19-2013, 07:57 PM
Jyunichi Takagi 300mm honyaki yanagiba with Matt Stephan's redwood handle17131

Von blewitt
07-21-2013, 02:26 AM
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/34EC52C9-DCD3-443E-AC7A-E76FE00F2059-2973-000001C5ED75CD97_zps152367ce.jpg

turbochef422
07-21-2013, 10:14 AM
Nice huw. Congrats.

daddy yo yo
07-21-2013, 10:38 AM
sweet!

Anton
07-21-2013, 10:47 AM
That's where that DT went! Nice

wellminded1
07-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Nice DT, hope you love it as much as i do mine.

Johnny.B.Good
07-21-2013, 11:17 AM
Nice score, Huw!


Here is my new/used Shigefusa 165mm Kurouchi Nikiri. Recently bought from salty's sale of the century!

What do you think of Salty's special handle treatment, Brad? I've always liked the concept and the look.

Brad Gibson
07-21-2013, 03:32 PM
I don't really mind it. But there is a chip in it at the butt of the handle. I am going to get a custom handle asap on this one.

chinacats
07-21-2013, 09:26 PM
I don't really mind it. But there is a chip in it at the butt of the handle. I am going to get a custom handle asap on this one.

NOOO!!!!

eshua
07-21-2013, 09:52 PM
210 Suisin Inox Deba. This guy polishes up nice, but edge got wrecked on 100lb of black cod, gona sharpen it out and micro bevel up.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/Josh_Wentworth/20130719_013732_zps173b89f8.jpg (http://s1186.photobucket.com/user/Josh_Wentworth/media/20130719_013732_zps173b89f8.jpg.html)

Brad Gibson
07-21-2013, 11:35 PM
No to the handle? What do you mean chinacat?

brainsausage
07-21-2013, 11:54 PM
There's a certain legacy and nostalgia, in regards to those handles. Which isn't to say you shouldn't do your own thing by any means. But I stil remember seeing salty's post however many years back in regards to those handles, and thinking it was incredibly effing badass.

chinacats
07-22-2013, 12:00 AM
There's a certain legacy and nostalgia, in regards to those handles. Which isn't to say you shouldn't do your own thing by any means. But I stil remember seeing salty's post however many years back in regards to those handles, and thinking it was incredibly effing badass.

:plus1:

VanIsleSteve
07-22-2013, 09:18 PM
Just arrived a 240mm Tanaka Ginsanko and a 240mm Tanaka Damascus Blue #2 with ebony handle

http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p709/vanislesteve/0197ea90-db28-4927-9ce7-f3c6f43ffad0_zpse0063346.jpg?t=1374542219

mkriggen
07-22-2013, 09:26 PM
Just arrived a 240mm Tanaka Ginsanko and a 240mm Tanaka Damascus Blue #2 with ebony handle

After you get a chance to use them side by side, I'd love to hear how the ginsanko performs compared to the Blue.

ChuckTheButcher
07-22-2013, 09:27 PM
New Carter gyuto17225

bkdc
07-22-2013, 09:30 PM
I was wondering who bought that 7.8 Sun Carter!

ChuckTheButcher
07-22-2013, 09:44 PM
I was wondering who bought that 7.8 Sun Carter!Actually it is the 9.2

chinacats
07-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Chuck, nice knife! What's the weight on it?

Gravy Power
07-22-2013, 11:24 PM
Great looking Carter. Was that a stock handle?

ChuckTheButcher
07-22-2013, 11:26 PM
Yeah it's stock. Ebony with buffalo ferrule.

ChuckTheButcher
07-22-2013, 11:32 PM
My first custom is a 7.5" Michael Rader boning knife in 52100 with Walrus Ivory handle.

http://imageshack.us/a/img248/7485/ivoryboningraderside.jpg

I know I'm going way way back with this but I've been looking at this knife on Michael's website for months and just saw it on an old post. You are a lucky man stereo.pete

stereo.pete
07-23-2013, 08:17 AM
I know I'm going way way back with this but I've been looking at this knife on Michael's website for months and just saw it on an old post. You are a lucky man stereo.pete

Thanks Chuck, your collection of knives isn't half bad either :doublethumbsup:

andre s
07-26-2013, 10:30 PM
A few months ago, I got speaking to a local antiques dealer who said that she comes across older knives every once in awhile. I ended up leaving her my phone number just in case she sees a big old french knife. I got a call yesterday and ended up with the 13" blade shown below. For scale, I posed it with my TI 10" chef's nogent. I guess she found it while setting up a local estate sale. It's in great shape, thin, flexible...very minor aesthetic stuff

big old french knife. check

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/StHonore3_zps44fc2cd9.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/StHonore3_zps44fc2cd9.jpg.html)

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/StHonore2_zps016c1d3b.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/StHonore2_zps016c1d3b.jpg.html)

sachem allison
07-26-2013, 10:34 PM
old one with the original Paris address. nice!

ejd53
07-29-2013, 11:18 PM
The mailman was nice enough to drop off a little package today:

17522

17523

Carter 7.5 sun IP gyuto, San Mai (with blue steel core clad in stainless) with a nickle silver bolster and desert ironwood handle. Freshly back from one of Dave's famous spa treatments.

keithsaltydog
07-30-2013, 10:18 PM
Jyunichi Takagi 300mm honyaki yanagiba with Matt Stephan's redwood handle17131

Wow cool Yanagi,what kind of steel in that Honyaki blade.Where did you get it?

chinacats
07-31-2013, 12:13 AM
Just got this one in the mail today. Woo-Hoo!

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P7300628_zps04e079ad.jpg

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P7300638_zpsfd40a514.jpg

gentlecook
07-31-2013, 09:54 AM
chinacats, Congrats !!

how its sharpened from box ?

chinacats
07-31-2013, 11:36 AM
chinacats, Congrats !!

how its sharpened from box ?

Thanks Gentlecook, it came with what I would call an excellent grind and a decent but not great edge.:)

Justin0505
07-31-2013, 01:04 PM
The mailman was nice enough to drop off a little package today:

17522

Carter 7.5 sun IP gyuto, San Mai (with blue steel core clad in stainless) with a nickle silver bolster and desert ironwood handle. Freshly back from one of Dave's famous spa treatments.

Blue super, gytuo (not funa profile) and an IP: not many like that kicking around these days. Nice.

lanel
07-31-2013, 01:42 PM
New misono dragon 360mm suji in the middle if my setup

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o115/conspiringsnowmen/null.jpg

HHH Knives
07-31-2013, 01:53 PM
A package arrived today!!! :bliss:

280mm dragon and a 180mm petty.

ChuckTheButcher
07-31-2013, 02:15 PM
A package arrived today!!! :bliss:

280mm dragon and a 180mm petty.
Who's the maker on the stag handle petty?

HHH Knives
07-31-2013, 02:25 PM
Mr. Itou

Brad Gibson
07-31-2013, 02:58 PM
Holy crap! 360mm!!!! Thats a sweet suji!

Colorado_cutter
07-31-2013, 03:07 PM
Nice dragons you two!

apicius9
07-31-2013, 03:11 PM
Blue super, gytuo (not funa profile) and an IP: not many like that kicking around these days. Nice.

That looks familiar :crying: Have fun with it and treat it well.

Stefan

turbochef422
07-31-2013, 04:34 PM
17614

eaglerock
07-31-2013, 05:06 PM
Damn i miss her already :(

K-Fed
07-31-2013, 06:55 PM
The tanaka family grows +1.... I'm digging the gyuto already. Just have to see if I can manage the reactivity of the cladding at work.
http://i.imgur.com/73W1AHC.jpg

Von blewitt
07-31-2013, 06:57 PM
17614

That is some mysterious looking carbon :D great score Nick!!!

mhenry
08-01-2013, 07:34 PM
This little gem from Jon has been a lot of fun

Pensacola Tiger
08-01-2013, 08:28 PM
An Itinomonn Western gyuto in ironwood burl by Dan (Twistington) from Maksim. Tomorrow I see if it cuts as good as it looks.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/file_zps939d7b30.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/file_zps939d7b30.jpg.html)

andre s
08-01-2013, 10:17 PM
that is one good looking knife

don
08-02-2013, 01:08 AM
that is one good looking knife

+1. Glad to know that it went to a good home.

Lefty
08-02-2013, 12:37 PM
Rick, I'm literally in the shop, poking my head out every five minutes to see if that magical DHL truck is in my driveway. I'm so excited for my Itinomonn it's almost (I said almost) embarrassing!

Pensacola Tiger
08-02-2013, 12:40 PM
Rick, I'm literally in the shop, poking my head out every five minutes to see if that magical DHL truck is in my driveway. I'm so excited for my Itinomonn it's almost (I said almost) embarrassing!

Remember, pics, or it didn't happen!

Brad Gibson
08-02-2013, 03:14 PM
Just got my tojiro kiri gyuto back from a custom rehandling by Kaleab. He mirrored it out so good! Octoval handle.

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t548/BradGibson2/image_zps02e48cac.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/BradGibson2/media/image_zps02e48cac.jpg.html)

keithsaltydog
08-02-2013, 03:22 PM
Yeh Brad & you have your other knives caught in the shine:thumbsup:

Brad Gibson
08-02-2013, 03:39 PM
Most of the knives on my kitchen magnet aren't mine. They are mostly Germans and I don't own any German knives!

Justin0505
08-02-2013, 04:23 PM
Awww no more koruouchi? Did he grind out the hammer marks too?

cheezit
08-02-2013, 04:44 PM
An Itinomonn Western gyuto in ironwood burl by Dan (Twistington) from Maksim. Tomorrow I see if it cuts as good as it looks.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/file_zps939d7b30.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/file_zps939d7b30.jpg.html)

Great looking knife!

jalanpipes
08-02-2013, 10:19 PM
I returned home from my trip a few days ago and unpacked my new toys. Here they are:

30cm Kamata gyuto in white 2
http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/jgracik/8506344B-3681-4F12-9462-D8B051E7CBF4-1625-000000BDAF2E257F_zpsed5244e1.jpg

27cm Masamoto hon-kasumi Yanagi in white 2 (I think)
http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/jgracik/20D1CA00-5AB0-42C2-92AE-387BE426CF7F-1625-000000BDB8C7E77B_zpsc918702d.jpg

And finally, a 21cm Ai-Deba in white 2
http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/jgracik/628B9898-63FE-488F-9F38-27645CCB4426-1625-000000BDBF73C343_zps379b020c.jpg

Brad Gibson
08-03-2013, 05:12 AM
Nice jalan!

Brad Gibson
08-03-2013, 05:13 AM
Awww no more koruouchi? Did he grind out the hammer marks too?

You can still see the hammer marks but it was completely polished. I'm sure it won't last long as this is one of my favorite workhorse knives!

stereo.pete
08-03-2013, 02:29 PM
I love this thread, I will hopefully have a knife to post about here in the next couple of weeks.