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    Iíll admit that I was a bit disappointed when the knife first arrived because its height was similar to my 270 suji. Even though I was looking for a knife that complemented my other chef/gyutos...
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    hey, I generally am having a positive experience...

    hey,
    I generally am having a positive experience with it. It's been a bit crazy here, so I'll try to get into a bit more detail in the next few days (photos and all). I'll say that I've been using...
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    Pleue, I've used cocobolo a few times and always...

    Pleue,
    I've used cocobolo a few times and always had luck with jb weld 2 part epoxy. I usually sand and wipe down with a rag. I've only done yo handles with it so lots of surface area to work with...
  4. the choil's "profile" on the takayuki is angled...

    the choil's "profile" on the takayuki is angled whereas the unknown knife's choil is square. the shape of the handle butt isn't the same either.
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    Well, I pulled the trigger on it during the...

    Well, I pulled the trigger on it during the thread and it showed up today. For those who are curious, here some stats on it before it gets used:
    - it weighs in at 192g
    - spine above heel is 2.11mm...
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    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/4...

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/4594-Japanese-Sakai-Takayuki-Blue-Steel-Gyuto-Knife-240mm-Any-good

    here's that older thread. There's mention of 63hrc :eyebrow: although I remember...
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    that's the shop that confirmed for me

    that's the shop that confirmed for me
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    yes, someone in the previous thread i mentioned...

    yes, someone in the previous thread i mentioned said they confirmed monosteel with Keichi at blueway. I double-checked with a rakuten seller (last week) who in turn confirmed it with the maker.
    i...
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    that's a good point. do you think it's a general...

    that's a good point.
    do you think it's a general preference for wa's or the combination of yo on a light blade that makes the difference? members do seem to lean towards wa handles but i sometimes...
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    takayuki blue #2?

    Anybody use this knife and have an opinion about it? It seems interesting on paper...monosteel blue#2 / laser-ish. Someone had asked the question a while ago and i still haven't seen much input. i...
  11. In addition to some other requirements, the...

    In addition to some other requirements, the original post mentioned wanting some blade "toughness" or chip resistance. some members recommended very high hrc knives (e.g. blazen & yoshikane). are...
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    Welcome!

    Welcome!
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    +1 in my (especially work) experience, most...

    +1
    in my (especially work) experience, most people read emails in their worst "possible" tone. some have admitted to me that emails ending without a "thanks" puts them off. I've personally found it...
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    That's nice! good choice on the wood. such a...

    That's nice!
    good choice on the wood. such a simply shaped saya warrants that much (jazzy, to quote an expert) texture.
    very cool
    nice handle btw
    ps may want to consider some kind of lining...
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    hey thanks for comments all! knerd I'm...

    hey thanks for comments all!
    knerd
    I'm currently using an epoxy that's grey (JB Weld). I'm guessing that a dye could only make it darker (which would have worked nicely for this knife...). would...
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    2nd Wa, 1st Etch

    Hey all,
    Recently got my first nakiri. It's a Masakage Yuki, white #2, clad. Since the stock handle wasn't the best and i hadn't run my power tools in a few months, i decided to finally scratch an...
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    Got this one in the mail today from chubo. ...

    Got this one in the mail today from chubo.

    http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Tak-1_zpsb351ccc5.jpg

    i would consider it thin
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    I'm in! welcome aboard!

    I'm in! welcome aboard!
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    this looks great! don't wait too long for the...

    this looks great!
    don't wait too long for the next one...
    i can't get enough of seeing people's work
    good job
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    Here's my parer ...

    Here's my parer

    http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Ealy1_zpsf8985634.jpg

    woot!
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    Always good to strive for something better, but I...

    Always good to strive for something better, but I have to agree with comments about not giving yourself enough credit. It looks great from here! DO keep us posted about your next one please...
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    I just finished 2 handles with wenge and didn't...

    I just finished 2 handles with wenge and didn't struggle with it. I would consider it splintery, but not as much as the piece of padauk i personally worked with. Never tried zebrawood. I didn't take...
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    real nice. well thought out choice of wood and...

    real nice.
    well thought out choice of wood and color against the texture of the blade. that fun forgecraft pattern does deserve to be accentuated.
    bold, simple, different. this looks great!
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    Hey thanks for comments all! One would think...

    Hey thanks for comments all!


    One would think that, since i had a hard time finding saya WIP's on KKF, i would have enough presence of mind to document the effort...naahh. I decided saturday...
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    first saya...for hiro

    Hey all,
    With members' insight, i recently bought a Hiro AS for my Father in law's birthday. I think it was the right choice. i'm quite pleased :doublethumbsup:. And, because I hadn't made a handle...
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