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    So you're a sizzle guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman01 View Post
    http://www.dick.biz used to sell them but they sold out their stock and can't get new ones. However, the chief sharpener told me that they have another line to replace them. In his opinion these knives are on eye level with the KD but way cheaper, Katsuhiro Hocho.
    Looks just like the Tanaka ironwood:



    Katsuhiro Hocho


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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    So you're a sizzle guy?
    Not really. I just have something against plastic on an expensive knife. Its the same reason why I never understood the corian handles on Nenox's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Looks just like the Tanaka ironwood:



    Katsuhiro Hocho

    Pretty sure is. A while back they also gave Tanaka as the brand. I think they started giving their own names to protect their suppliers. Weird...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverHaze420 View Post
    did I miss something? I did not see that in the fire sale... I would like to see a pic of it even heh, how much it go for?


    Here you go,one modified KD.As for the price....I gave it away.It is one sweeta$$ knife.

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    You gave it away??? OMG, I would give up chocolate and weed for a year for that knife look how pretty it looks! I even like the shape.. omg its so georgious. Why would you give it away?? I wanted a new handle on my KD.. I was not looking for it new even just used I know there are some floating around out there.. I have a DT and can tell you I like the hattori a LOT better.. but the DT is very pretty and has its use

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverHaze420 View Post
    I have a DT and can tell you I like the hattori a LOT better.. but the DT is very pretty and has its use
    Now you got me curious. What do you like more about the KD, and what type of DT do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottman View Post
    Massproduced might be a little odd term for the KD.... And what makes you believe it is not made by Hattori?
    Well when you make 100 + knives and call it KD the are often massproduced. For the KD line Im unsure that Ichiro Hattori made them himself. I know that the FH serie is NOT made by him. But again its all roomers. I believe Ichiro Hattori is a businessman and made a name for him self, and doing so you find out a lot of others can make a hell of a lot knives for you to brand. Bill Burke makes 50 knives a year, each special and unique. So paying 1500 USD for a KD, when you can get a unique knife from a bladesmith live Devin... Well Im sure what I choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Im really unsure about the KD. I rather have DT than a KD, and to be honest is the KD made by Hattori himself or is it not?
    To many roomers about this knife that I want it. Id rather have a custom one of a kind than a massprodused knife like the KD.
    It's well known that the HD knives with the Hattori Kanji are made by Ryusen; the same knives are available under other labels as well (e.g., CKTG sells them with the Maruyoshi name). However, it is my understanding that the Hattori KD knives are actually made by Hattori. If you want to verify that, I suggest that you ask Koki from JCK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Well when you make 100 + knives and call it KD the are often massproduced. For the KD line Im unsure that Ichiro Hattori made them himself. I know that the FH serie is NOT made by him. But again its all roomers. I believe Ichiro Hattori is a businessman and made a name for him self, and doing so you find out a lot of others can make a hell of a lot knives for you to brand. Bill Burke makes 50 knives a year, each special and unique. So paying 1500 USD for a KD, when you can get a unique knife from a bladesmith live Devin... Well Im sure what I choose.
    I don't see it being mass produced,I have been on two lists for over three years now.If eto did not post that korin had two at there NY store I would never had one.BTW how can you compare a 52100 blade to a cowry X blade,that's apples an oranges.If you owned a KD you can be a hater all you want,until then Stop Hating.

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