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chuck239
08-12-2012, 02:39 AM
Well, it is time to start unloading some knives. Here is a thinned 270 A-type, thinned for a righty (because thats the way the knife is ground. Knife comes with a saya. Asking $200 PP and shipped.

-Chuck

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labor of love
08-12-2012, 03:15 AM
i wish i was right handed :cry:

chuck239
08-12-2012, 03:19 AM
I'm not.... Still had no problems using it.

-Chuck

dubie
08-12-2012, 05:38 AM
What is the actual blade length on this? Can I get a photo of the spine? Just trying to understand the thickness or reason it needs to be thinned. Thanks

mikemac
08-12-2012, 08:56 AM
(I've never had an 'A-type', and I can't speak for this one, but)...Aritsuga A-type gyutos have a reputation of arriving NIB with barely any of the final grind or finished edge on board, of being a real 'be-yatch' to work on the stones, and for being as close to 99/1 as you'ld see in any production gyuto.
They also have the reputation of being amazing workhorses once tuned up.

Cutty Sharp
08-12-2012, 08:59 AM
I really like the F&F on Kyoto Aritsugus.

99Limited
08-12-2012, 11:46 AM
(I've never had an 'A-type', and I can't speak for this one, but)...Aritsuga A-type gyutos have a reputation of arriving NIB with barely any of the final grind or finished edge on board, of being a real 'be-yatch' to work on the stones, and for being as close to 99/1 as you'ld see in any production gyuto.
They also have the reputation of being amazing workhorses once tuned up.

I don't know how the A-type gained the reputation for being so difficult to get an edge. After owing a 240mm for 1 and 1 /2 years, I find it's no more difficult to put a razor's edge on it than any of my other knives. So for anyone interested in this knife, don't be put off about any difficulties with sharpening this knife.

Vertigo
08-12-2012, 11:58 AM
Been wanting one of these for some time... any chance of seeing a choil shot?

SameGuy
08-12-2012, 01:04 PM
I actually like the polish on the thinned blade road. Go figure. Up against the "brushed" machine finish it gives a yin-yang appearance to it. Then again, I'm easily dazzled by nonsense.

Johnny.B.Good
08-12-2012, 03:18 PM
I actually like the polish on the thinned blade road. Go figure. Up against the "brushed" machine finish it gives a yin-yang appearance to it. Then again, I'm easily dazzled by nonsense.

:rofl2:

+1

obtuse
08-13-2012, 02:54 AM
I have a 270mm a-type as well. It's a pain to thin. Definitely worth getting one where the work has been done for you.

stevenStefano
08-13-2012, 11:32 AM
How lefty-friendly would you say this is Chuck? Did you ever see Brandon from FF's pictures of his A Type that he converted to a lefty?

99Limited
08-13-2012, 12:36 PM
How lefty-friendly would you say this is Chuck? Did you ever see Brandon from FF's pictures of his A Type that he converted to a lefty?

I'd like to see that. Thinning these are a task and I'd imagine converting one to be lefty friendly would be a major undertaking.

chuck239
08-13-2012, 02:15 PM
This one is pending... Waiting to hear back from 2 people.

-Chuck

chuck239
08-13-2012, 02:17 PM
How lefty-friendly would you say this is Chuck? Did you ever see Brandon from FF's pictures of his A Type that he converted to a lefty?

I have never seen those photos. I never really hung out on FF. this one is righty and I don't think you could convert it to a lefty gring. The left side is very flat. I have a suji that I tried to grind the left side and it literally didn't work. The right side ground very nice, the left side did not. But using the knife as a lefty never bothered me.

-Chuck

chuck239
08-13-2012, 06:39 PM
Sold...

-Chuck