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    Not a suji but I have a Watanabe pro Yanagi 270mm...

    Not a suji but I have a Watanabe pro Yanagi 270mm in white steel and its a beautiful knife, takes an amazing edge (the ootb edge was very sharp) f&f is very good and it performs great.
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    Many thanks Sachem, I've seen some of these but...

    Many thanks Sachem, I've seen some of these but very helpful, I'm leaning towards the shape of the knife in the bottom 5 - fourth along (or second from the right), and from what I've read the profile...
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    Many thanks Knyfenerd will do a search.

    Many thanks Knyfenerd will do a search.
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    Many thanks m2hill I have hopefully found my...

    Many thanks m2hill I have hopefully found my maker, hence the excitement he's a Sheffield maker of extremely high repute I'm just looking for more decent pictures of Sheffield/English patterns so...
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    A little help needed.

    Well quite possibly my search is over I'm looking to have a knife forged by a Sheffield maker. I want a purely functional knife - a 150mm petty and am looking towards an old traditional...
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    Marko ts just meant to be a bit of fun as I said...

    Marko ts just meant to be a bit of fun as I said I really am not qualified to comment but I'm guessing people like yourself could have a fairly "educated" guess? As I said perhaps in 30, 40, 50 years...
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    Not done knives but have done with numerous other...

    Not done knives but have done with numerous other tools and another vote for wet and dry.
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    Greatest Kitchen knife makers (bit of fun)

    Just a bit of fun really and I'm the inquisitive type lol. But sentiment aside who do you think are the top 5 greatest makers of kitchen knives in the world today. By this I mean makers who will be...
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    I'm very new to this but do love the more rustic...

    I'm very new to this but do love the more rustic looking knives, I'm seriously contemplating the Zakuri knives Jon but (and this is very superficial I know) don't much care for the Zakuri logo/name...
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    So Dave I'm guessing then that they have a little...

    So Dave I'm guessing then that they have a little production line type thing going on then so it might be that one of the Moritaka's does the forging and shaping ?? ( sorry I know very little about...
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    Better than rip off Britain 28% import duty and...

    Better than rip off Britain 28% import duty and tax; put either a lower value on parcel (how many customs officers know the value of these specialist products) or put "gift" on package.
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    Personally don't like at all the first blade...

    Personally don't like at all the first blade looks like a water melon (pattern) and the second although innovative is not appealing (to me) also moving parts equals greater potential for...
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    [QUOTE=Moodymann;113359]Well that successfully...

    [QUOTE=Moodymann;113359]Well that successfully puts a downer on things![/QUOTE

    Tax/VAT and import duty for the UK runs at 28% so Aphex must have paid a lot for the services of the shipping company...
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    I'm new to the whole kitchen knife thing...

    I'm new to the whole kitchen knife thing allthough not at all new to "functional tools" and fe me i like to have a tool whether a knife or plane which first and foremost does what it was designed to...
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    Mucho Bocho these were my thoughts around the...

    Mucho Bocho these were my thoughts around the fact that Moritaka has been a well regarded name and seem to have gone down the pan?? I must admit I've done a little research and the previous...
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    I brought 2 Moritaka's before I knew of the...

    I brought 2 Moritaka's before I knew of the extent of the "problem" I love the look of them and they perform very well. I may well find down the line that issues arise (I hope not!) and I have had a...
  17. Not sure if its totally applicable re; end grain...

    Not sure if its totally applicable re; end grain but that wood has a Janka hardness rating of 1720, to put this into perspective look at the following chart:
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    Lol I'm sure they do we are all different I guess...

    Lol I'm sure they do we are all different I guess and have different standards/likes/preferences. I really don't have many knives to make comparisons so perhaps shouldn't be lol
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    I'm sure your right Dave maybe I'll be lucky who...

    I'm sure your right Dave maybe I'll be lucky who knows maybe not, but I guess with the limited amount of time I'll use any knife and my relative lack of skill in the kitchen I'm probably one of the...
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    I'm sure they aren't Jon although Fujiwara is...

    I'm sure they aren't Jon although Fujiwara is another. Moritaka were making swords until relatively recently and the current elder Moritaka is still a listed swordsmith, I'm obviously not...
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    Well its quite off putting for me (and I guess...

    Well its quite off putting for me (and I guess many others) as asthetically I like the rustic look and the knives I have are easy to sharpen, retain their edges well and cut well. Although I seem to...
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    I've got 2 Moritaka knives and both are fine but...

    I've got 2 Moritaka knives and both are fine but it amazes me that if indeed this is so widespread why with all this bad publicity doesn't the maker take note. I'm aware that Moritaka has provided an...
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    It wouldn't change my mind as its really quite a...

    It wouldn't change my mind as its really quite a small fix (re the gap in the handle/ferrule) although I disagree re price point both my hand made professional knives from Shinichi Watanabe (Deba and...
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    Its an American forum and I detect a certain...

    Its an American forum and I detect a certain partisan feel which I guess is no bad thing. I yearn for great British made knives for example as a Brit but alas have very little choice. I have no other...
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    I'm not a chef just a home cook, knives I use...

    I'm not a chef just a home cook, knives I use start from an 80mm parer to 180mm knives, not until I ventured onto this site did I explore longer knives. I now have a 210 and 240 gyuto and 270...
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