PDA

View Full Version : Some custom zakuri knives for a customer



JBroida
09-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Thought you guys might like to see these...

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/202147_10151078668508860_1843939306_o.jpg

SpikeC
09-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Another lefty, eh?

JBroida
09-09-2012, 10:32 PM
nah... they are double bevel

Zwiefel
09-09-2012, 10:42 PM
Is it my imagination or is the handle on the bottom one a little crooked?

What are the top two? the 2nd from the top looks like a tiny Deba? is the top one a variation on a (tiny) nakiri?

miketayl0r
09-09-2012, 10:52 PM
Sorry to stray away from the topic (those knives are beautiful btw) but how would you compare Zakuri knives to say Takeda's or Kanehiro's. I've wanted one since I watched your youtube video but it seems like they go pretty quick!!

JBroida
09-09-2012, 10:53 PM
installing handles can be tricky as there is a lot of personal preference involved. Some people like them more angled up, others angled down, and some totally even in the middle. While my preference is slightly up, not everyone agrees. Thats why i usually ask the customer first.

the top one is for unagi, the one under it is a small funayuki, the third one is a small yanagiba/sujihiki, and the last one is a katsuo bocho.

JBroida
09-09-2012, 10:58 PM
it would be a lot easier to explain over the phone if you're up for it... the answer is not so simple or straightforward.

Zwiefel
09-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Thanks Jon! I didn't know that handle angle was something that varied...

JBroida
09-09-2012, 10:59 PM
yeah... i learned about handle installation from about 5-6 different people and they all had different preferences.

EdipisReks
09-09-2012, 11:35 PM
slightly up is my preference as well, if a preference is something i'm able to give. makes for a little more knuckle clearance. good looking knives!

wenus2
09-10-2012, 04:08 AM
Top one looks like a kurimuki?
How long are these?
I sure like the lines on that Suji!

Tatsuya
09-10-2012, 04:29 AM
That funayuki looks awesome!

JBroida
09-11-2012, 01:28 AM
Top one looks like a kurimuki?
How long are these?
I sure like the lines on that Suji!

the top one is unagisaki (eel knife)... the suji is 210mm and the katsuobocho is 270mm to give some perspective.

Sara@JKI
09-11-2012, 01:47 AM
those knives looked really great... i had an honor of wrapping and shipping them out <3

Johnny.B.Good
09-11-2012, 03:50 PM
...i had an honor of wrapping and shipping them out <3

How long does it take you to wrap a knife box like you do Sara?

I gave a knife from JKI to my mother and she was in awe of the wrapping job (took it apart very slowly and carefully trying to figure out how you do it!).

Sara@JKI
09-14-2012, 07:44 PM
How long does it take you to wrap a knife box like you do Sara?

I gave a knife from JKI to my mother and she was in awe of the wrapping job (took it apart very slowly and carefully trying to figure out how you do it!).

hmmmm I think it's under a minute? I count one day just to see.... :) As long as it's square and straightforward shape, it's fairly simple thing to do... It's my zen time just like sharpening for Jon.

Eamon Burke
09-14-2012, 08:28 PM
Those are neat looking. The bottom one looks like fuuuuuuuun to maintain.

JBroida
09-14-2012, 08:29 PM
its really not bad at all

Eamon Burke
09-14-2012, 08:31 PM
I hate tanto-tipped things.

The the blade road on that thing is uniform and requires no angle adjustment all the way down, I'll give a :hatsoff: to the maker.