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    "Never outshine your master"? Haha

    "Never outshine your master"? Haha
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    I don't know much about engraving, but excuse me...

    I don't know much about engraving, but excuse me if I think this one Heiji did of my family name looks pretty cool

    http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p771/unrealcake/heiji_zpsd7734f08.jpg
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    I think the characters are 刃香音 which literally...

    I think the characters are 刃香音 which literally mean edge (as in knife edge)-fragrance-music.

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  4. Thread: Youtube AWESOME!

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    Why isn't he cutting open the legs so they get...

    Why isn't he cutting open the legs so they get eaten more easily? I think its a deba too
  5. Thread: KIYA Nihonbashi

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    Kiya's a famous brand. If i am informed...

    Kiya's a famous brand. If i am informed correctly, its up there with masamoto and aritsugu in popularity. I think any knife you get from them should have very nice fit & finish. (Though, i have never...
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    Fishing knife - stainless or carbon?

    Hi guys,

    I'm dropping by in Japan for a short while, and thought I'd pick up a portable deba for fishing. This kind of knife is called 'Makiri', and here are some pictures:
    ...
  7. Thread: Heiji

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    Danny, my fault. Jon from JKI carries a line...

    Danny, my fault. Jon from JKI carries a line called Gesshin Heiji, made by Heiji to Jon's specifications. Heiji also sells knives direct from himself which I was referring to. My apologies

    Sent...
  8. Thread: Heiji

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    Michael, it doesn't include a saya. I imagine...

    Michael, it doesn't include a saya. I imagine it'd be similar ro what Watanabe charges for a saya because every knife is unique.

    Ryan

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  9. Thread: Heiji

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    Heiji

    Hi guys,

    I just got ordered one from him and in case you are interested in a Heiji knife direct from himself, here are his most recent prices. I'm not sure if they are posted elsewhere and if so...
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    Massive belly for sawing slicing motions, short...

    Massive belly for sawing slicing motions, short at the heel to make the knife lighter, hence easier to twist and turn? Lol
  11. Yeah, it says 'sobakiri' But it also says...

    Yeah, it says 'sobakiri'

    But it also says 'chinese cuisine knife'.. that's a little confusing

    Either way its a pretty mean projectile in case of zombie apocalypse
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    How about a well known knife brand that is...

    How about a well known knife brand that is cheaper without a middleman?

    http://aritsugu.jp/cart/html/yg005.htm
    Aritsugu Tsukiji sells a blue #2 300mm yanagiba for 21,000 yen vs aframetokyo's $319...
  13. Thread: A cleaver q

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    I emailed the wokshop with a similar question,...

    I emailed the wokshop with a similar question, and got this response:



    http://wokshop.com/HTML/products/cleavers/carbon-steel-cleaver.html

    But I don't have this cleaver; already bought a...
  14. Thread: Youtube AWESOME!

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    First knife is a Masahiro. I googled "masahiro...

    First knife is a Masahiro. I googled "masahiro ice carving" but didn't find anything cleaver-like. So it's probably this noodle knife: http://www.houcyoya.com/masahiro/menkiri/

    EDIT: 2nd one from...
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    As someone not knowing "any better", D-handles...

    As someone not knowing "any better", D-handles are comfortable
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    If I may add on to this, one thing that doesn't seem to be mentioned often is the (japanese) knife maker's "grades" - I think the naming differs according to the region, and I only know a few, but...
  17. Thread: Bashing Bones

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    Thanks for the link, learned a lot!

    Thanks for the link, learned a lot!
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    King 1000?

    King 1000?
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    Thanks for the recommendations everyone, really...

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone, really appreciate it! I ended up with the Misono 80mm parer from amazon japan:...
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    Looking for a stainless parer for my dad

    Hi guys


    LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia


    KNIFE TYPE
    Paring knife

    Right handed
  21. Thread: Youtube AWESOME!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgqeYbZUAlI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgqeYbZUAlI
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    Django Reinhardt was playing while I watched ...

    Django Reinhardt was playing while I watched

    was like cheese & wine
  23. Thread: Rakuten finds

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    I have acquired some vocabulary in lurking around...

    I have acquired some vocabulary in lurking around too many japanese knife shops, and am sharing some it here:

    Brands:
    正本総本店 - Masamoto Souhonten (Kyoto store)
    築地正本 - Tsukiji Masamoto (Tokyo)...
  24. Thread: De Buyer Pans

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    Just picked up the cheapest (?) of the De Buyer...

    Just picked up the cheapest (?) of the De Buyer line, the La Lyonnaise Blue Steel or something. It was the cheapest because the steel was thin (~ 3mm)

    Compared to my $10 china carbon-steel wok, I...
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    Hi guys, Not sure if the asymmetrical vs...

    Hi guys,

    Not sure if the asymmetrical vs symmetrical thing is offtopic, but I thought my input might be a little useful here:

    I showed the guy at Shigeharu in Kyoto (is he called Shigeharu? I...
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