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    Hi, Anton This is the question you don't need to...

    Hi, Anton
    This is the question you don't need to address to anybody ;).
    You can be happy with 2 ( a good Gyuto 210/240) and a Petty ( 160/180), but... If you jump into this pond, you have to...
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    The answer was adressed to ChipB, of course ;)

    The answer was adressed to ChipB, of course ;)
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    Very good and intelligent answer indeed. The...

    Very good and intelligent answer indeed.
    The matter is who has modified the knives :). Not Maxim, not you, not me. Kato-san himself. :):):). Don't you suppose that Kato-san had done his other lines...
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    I confirm it!!

    I confirm it!!
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    Show me your knife storage!

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    May i add my 2 cents? It's my wall of fame :)
    Ab 40% of my knives- the other stuff is in the drawer or ( smaller knives, under 180) in the special fiber holder
    These are all carbons- Shige,...
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    As you know, i am sure, it' s better to be rich...

    As you know, i am sure, it' s better to be rich and healthy, then poor and ill ;););). I like both direction, same advise to our friend! Jumping into the Jnat river will open the new Horizonte....
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    Aha ;)

    Aha ;)
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    Absolutely no need to be confused! Shigs and...

    Absolutely no need to be confused! Shigs and Katos are great anyway, you should have your preferences. I prefer Kato over Shige, but this are my preferences :). I can explain( also technically ) why,...
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    Hi, folks I use all the lines of Kato- i can...

    Hi, folks
    I use all the lines of Kato- i can admit, this is something which make you smile every time use grip it for cutting tasks.
    The 210 Dragon ( my Dragon at least) is the lightest version of...
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    And again- different steels require different stones. Harder steels get sharper on harder stones. Below 60 HRC you get good results on med stones and 3-3,5 Lv stones diff grit.
    So IMO it's...
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    Sticky: May i add some thought as well: a very quick and...

    May i add some thought as well: a very quick and time saving stone is a Chu Nagura. There are not so many discussions reg this stone, though it's impressive! Having many great stones/ knives( and...
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    Sticky: To be clear: discussing all the numerous Jnats we...

    To be clear: discussing all the numerous Jnats we do not say it's the best way for a pro- use. Inside the kitchen on a line you have to have more long lasting edge( good retention) with a good "...
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    Sticky: Agree- this is a new trend- the good knives tend...

    Agree- this is a new trend- the good knives tend to become lightweight.. Nobody says you need an axe in the hand, but you still have to feel the knife.. Have you ever tried the titan lightweight...
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    Sticky: Too hard. Normal Shobu ( yellow )- better even...

    Too hard. Normal Shobu ( yellow )- better even one of 2 in the middle of the page. The stones ( Shobu) down the page are smaller. Though quite good as well. But those 2 are not bad at all- i was...
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    Sticky: Takashima is a stone ( i confirm what Asteger...

    Takashima is a stone ( i confirm what Asteger told already), which is normally quite soft but quite good. Not too expensive, but nothing really special. The good Takashima stones ( like Takashima...
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    Sticky: I told- i gave some love to my new Kato :) Of...

    I told- i gave some love to my new Kato :)
    Of course i could skip many stones , but...
    A finisher after Aoto could be any finisher- it depends ( IMHO) which one steel do you mean
    I really think...
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    Sticky: Just sharpened " from zero to hero" Kato...

    Just sharpened " from zero to hero" Kato Damascus: after etching there was no edge..
    It was same dull from every side :). But:
    - Amakusa-Binsui- Ebitsu- Black Tsushima-Mikawa Chu Nagura- Nagura...
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    Sticky: Sure, Dave!! A lot ( if 50+ is a right quantity...

    Sure, Dave!!
    A lot ( if 50+ is a right quantity to be determined as "a lot") :):):)
    Selected handmade knives, really jewels :)
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    Hi, CoqaVin,
    I know this stone, Takeshi has it since ....
    It is not so interesting for me, otherwise i would buy it :)
    Why:
    - too hard ( though i really like fine hard stones, but this time it...
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    Sticky: So, guys, the dreams come true :) Since i write...

    So, guys, the dreams come true :)
    Since i write this mail, i've got : Shigefusa Yanagiba 210/270/300, in kasumi and Kitaeji, some more Shigs in Kitaeji as well :), Kato Gyuto Dragon, 240 Damascus...
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    That's me, and i am alone. I even don't want to hide my name or nationality, why to play with this stuff?? :)
    Yessss, it's my stuff, yess, i keep on selecting my stuff, my greatest knives, my great...
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    Just to worm you up, Asteger: just bought the other great Ohira Renge Suita :)
    The photo shows the part of the stone, of course, it's a big one again.
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    It's so nice :)!
    My Tennen Toishi...
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    Sticky: Oh boys... 1. Talking about no taste- should i...

    Oh boys...
    1. Talking about no taste- should i comment it??? Just look at the greatest artists, ballet, composers, writers etc..:):);)
    2. Reg Tennen Toishi House-
    - yeh, and the bigger bricks are...
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    Sticky: I heard it already somewhere... Yeh, it's...

    I heard it already somewhere...
    Yeh, it's strange, but Canadians say it often - why??
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    Meanwhile i've got a VERY VERY nice Mikawa Shiro Nagura in a big size in a great quality and a nice...
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    Sticky: Very nice crows! Should be pretty hard as all...

    Very nice crows!
    Should be pretty hard as all Karasu stones- but the biggest is really nice! If they don't scratch the blade- you can mirror- polish the knives. The Big and the Medium seem to be...
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