I'm a big fan of the Cookshack smokers and own the SM025 http://www.cookshack.com/store/Smoke...Holiday%20Sale
Tanaka ginsanko has very good retention. I would suggest learn how to sharpen better, also get yourself a coarse stone to thin the blade which the Tanaka
Maybe you're spending too much time on higher grit with misono, try just taking it to 1k and then strop. I have a kikuichi carbon which should be similar
You are completely wrong about the original post. You really need to re-read that original post.
He doesn't write anything about the
FWIW, there is no full stainless Itinomonn - it's a semi-stainless core clad in stainless (he calls it StainLess which, I guess, can be a little bit misleading)