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    The VG10 version is sold out, not the blue #2....

    The VG10 version is sold out, not the blue #2. The site needs a little bit of streamlining imo.

    On re-etching damascus -...
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    The knife is carbon steel, cladding included....

    The knife is carbon steel, cladding included. Anyways, the grind is good and it's thin behind the edge.
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    Tanaka blue #2 -...

    Tanaka blue #2 - http://www.metalmaster-ww.com/product/34
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    The UX10 has fallen out of favor due to the 60%...

    The UX10 has fallen out of favor due to the 60% price hike a few years ago so it may not be your best value. If you're interested in the Hiromoto, I say just grab it. I imagine it would be pretty...
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    just curious, have you tried a light ferric...

    just curious, have you tried a light ferric chloride/vinegar etch? That may help things along
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    if you're practicing on a cheap carbon steel...

    if you're practicing on a cheap carbon steel knife, a light etch in ferric chloride would turn the blade dark in a few seconds. Just have to neutralize it afterwords.
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    :jawdrop:
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    It seems like the only way you'll be satisfied is...

    It seems like the only way you'll be satisfied is if you try a JNS Kato and compare it with the one you got from the other vendor. Kato's standard line may be geared to perform one way, while Maxim's...
  9. Thread: Zakuri funayuki

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    Do you mean this one?...

    Do you mean this one? http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/chokuhan/item/424040/

    To be honest, I'd pay the extra couple of bucks and go to JKI. Handle is way better and you have Jon inspecting the...
  10. I bought a victorinox for a friend's housewarming...

    I bought a victorinox for a friend's housewarming gift; it's a very good knife for the price.
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    I used it for dinner prep today and the tip is...

    I used it for dinner prep today and the tip is quite a bit sturdier than it looks. A little bit of flex, but nothing too major.
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    Just picked up a new one at the post office...

    Just picked up a new one at the post office today. Jon really doesn't fail to impress.

    Gengetsu semi-stainless 240
    http://i.imgur.com/gFIz12M.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/ZKq8jQb.jpg...
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    directions are in the first post

    directions are in the first post
  14. If I'm not mistaken, the Oishi and Sakai Takayuki...

    If I'm not mistaken, the Oishi and Sakai Takayuki are the same knife. Here are some other iterations:
    http://korin.com/Togiharu-Hammered-Damascus-Gyutou?sc=27&category=8549827...
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    sounds like edge rounding

    sounds like edge rounding
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    I thin and do w/e I need to do without worrying...

    I thin and do w/e I need to do without worrying about the cladding and then sand the entire thing up to 2500 grit sandpaper and then reetch using ferric chloride. Once etched, lightly sand with the...
  17. That looks fine to me, but the heel shot might be...

    That looks fine to me, but the heel shot might be deceptive. My Saji R2 was thicker in the front half, but it looked hellishly thin at the heel.
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    same blade, made by ryusen I believe. I think...

    same blade, made by ryusen I believe. I think korin carries their own brand of the same knife as well
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    What I would get in your situation - Tanaka...

    What I would get in your situation -

    Tanaka VG10 240 mm gyuto (if you want stainless; otherwise, Blue #2): ~ $138ish
    Tanaka 150 mm petty (same deal; vg10 for stainless, blue #2 for carbon):...
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    Hattori hd is a great cutter. The Tanaka vg10...

    Hattori hd is a great cutter. The Tanaka vg10 (http://www.metalmaster-ww.com/product-list/5) looks awesome, but it'll definitely be nicer if it's rehandled
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    may have rounded your edge, did not hit the edge...

    may have rounded your edge, did not hit the edge while sharpening, did not deburr properly, or the angle is, flat out, too low. Frankly, I believe it's the first and last reason. The UX10 comes with...
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    Definitely agree with this post. I'd go with the...

    Definitely agree with this post. I'd go with the Tojiro ITK; it's only $15 more than the same length Forschner fibrox and it's a damn good knife
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    time to play the waiting game

    time to play the waiting game
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    welcome back Dave!

    welcome back Dave!
  25. Thread: Decent stainless

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    Tanaka vg10 190 mm will run you $78 + shipping

    Tanaka vg10 190 mm will run you $78 + shipping
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