The "extra thick, extra hard" made me chuckle
i have no idea why yusuke does anything they do. profile aside, the tip on the flatter profiles is more spear like or pointy, which this one just isnt. look, im not dissing the knife im sure its fantastic. but i really dont think its the flatter profile. i could be wrong....but if it was indeed the flatter profile wouldnt the seller mention it?
The view from the choil only gives you a glimpse at the grind and does not tell the whole story. Most japanese knives are asymmetrical. And the differences between a convexed right side and a slight convexed or mostly flat then convexed left side can be pretty small to the naked eye, but not in use.
*EDIT* fixed typo, symmetric to asymmetrical.
Last edited by JohnnyChance; 07-24-2013 at 02:28 PM.
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Johnny, Interesting. thanks for sharing. I learned something new today.
The description says ichii handle. The pictures are not of the actual knife for sale. On the other hand the seller copied the exact description from the bluewayjapan posting, so my bet would be that this is indeed one of the thicker, flatter ones.
You could always ask keiichi who he sold them to... There were only 3 in the recent batch he sold.
This ebay listing looks to be Ho wood, based on the image. Not iichi, per the description. I'd be suspicious of this listing.
Regarding regular vs. flatter profile, this is interesting. I wonder if the SS flatter gyutos aren't actually flatter. The white flatter profile is noticeably different than the regular profile. I reached out to Keiichi-San.
If you go to the sellers store it's obvious that he is not a regular knife retailer. My guess is pawn shop. I'd pass on this one.
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