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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    Speaking of good prices I've just pulled the trigger and got a new toy:



    Yamawaku 165mm Santoku in V2.
    For a 55$ delivered it was hard to resist.
    Not that I need another knife, just something else to play and rehandle
    Haha, I just went for the nakiri, since I liked the look of the kurouchi. Big gamble since I'm actually hunting for something else, but the price means I won't be too scared of tweaking the bevel for my own needs. That's yielded some excellent results with my Zakuri knives, so maybe I'll be lucky again.

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    ordered a hiromoto AS santoku. 1) it's the only 190mm i can find? 2) it's stainless clad to survive usage from room mates. 3) it's cheap

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    The Hiromoto 190 is a great performer. Keep it away from your roommates, and make sure to warn them. They will cut themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    Speaking of good prices I've just pulled the trigger and got a new toy:



    Yamawaku 165mm Santoku in V2.
    For a 55$ delivered it was hard to resist.
    Not that I need another knife, just something else to play and rehandle
    Nice! Where did you get it? Can't find it with Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schanop View Post
    Yep, 330mate.
    When I ordered mine, they were already sold out. Just send 330mate the length and type of profile that you are interested in, and he'll take your order and tell you final price. There's a waiting time of about 1-2 month for custom orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    Yep, 330mate.
    When I ordered mine, they were already sold out. Just send 330mate the length and type of profile that you are interested in, and he'll take your order and tell you final price. There's a waiting time of about 1-2 month for custom orders.
    how "custom" are these custom orders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    how "custom" are these custom orders?
    I have no idea how far you can go. In the description of Yamawaku knives on his ebay listings, if you look carefully, there's always an option for different sizes. For example, Santoku is possible in 120,150,165,180mm lengths. Similar options are available for his gyutos.

    I'd guess the whole customization ends with knife length. Well, maybe custom engraving if you want it.

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    first session with the hiro santoku. fit & finish is fine, but i'm not one of those picky types. handle is a little small but still works fine. edge is good, wish the knife had thicker stock as it is plenty thin behind the edge without any convexity so food sticks like crazy. retention is not a concern for home use as touchups can be done quickly before use. gotta admit, the contrast of the core steel patina and the cladding does look pretty rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    edge is good, wish the knife had thicker stock as it is plenty thin behind the edge without any convexity so food sticks like crazy.
    With mine a very nice convexity starts at some 1cm from the edge, haven't noticed any sticking. Might have to do with the glossy finish OOTB I've removed with worn sandpaper + 2k mud.

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