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mano
09-09-2012, 02:39 PM
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Burl Source
09-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Beautiful Knives!

NO ChoP!
09-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Are these from the KF BST?

kalaeb
09-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Nice!

sachem allison
09-09-2012, 04:38 PM
I think I just shat myself.

TB_London
09-09-2012, 05:07 PM
They were an excellent deal, congrats

Cutty Sharp
09-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Itou's are nice, if a bit overboard. Still, nice! Is it your own set? It looks as though there's more than one of the same there. If so, someone must like them a lot

cclin
09-09-2012, 05:51 PM
I think those from KF's "Kitchen Knives/tools sale". super good deal from $80~$160! nice score!:doublethumbsup:

knyfeknerd
09-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Great score Craig, you deserve it!

NO ChoP!
09-09-2012, 09:09 PM
Yah, R2 is friggin' awesome steel. Sweet set....

Cutty Sharp
09-09-2012, 10:08 PM
Which other blades have you come across in R2?

Johnny.B.Good
09-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Which other blades have you come across in R2?

Tanaka (http://thebestthings.com/knives/tanaka.htm).

ThEoRy
09-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Wow good deal. Grats!

pumbaa
09-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Nice knives i want an itou, and theory dont you have a itou pairing? crazy blue or green handle or something?

Cutty Sharp
09-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Tanaka (http://thebestthings.com/knives/tanaka.htm).

Yes, that's the one! But maybe there are others too?

ThEoRy
09-10-2012, 03:32 AM
Nice knives i want an itou, and theory dont you have a itou pairing? crazy blue or green handle or something?

Yeah, I got it from Salty. It has an azurite malachite handle. Pretty cool little guy. Bugger to sharpen though. Not because of the steel, I love sharpening R2. It's the small size and shape that burns me sometimes. The edge doesn't go all the way to the handle, it sort of starts a quarter inch up. But it gets real thick from the handle then suddenly drops in and gets thin at the edge. I sometimes bang this drop part into the stone and it can take you out of the rhythm.

SpikeC
09-10-2012, 01:29 PM
When I was waiting for an Itou to come back in stock at JCK I got impatient and bought a Tanaka R2 ironwood instead. I now prefer the shapes of the Tanaka!

mano
09-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Most of the Itou's came with rough edges so I took a short slicer to 1K and 4K glass stones. No one could accuse me of being more than an adequate sharpener, but within minutes it took a terrific edge that just about fell through grapes. If this is typical of R2... incredible!

ThEoRy
09-18-2012, 02:36 PM
Easy to sharpen, holds it for.. ev.. er..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3b8LswWO1A