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    Info wanted about sakai knife maker - aus

    Hey there,
    My local Japanese knife shop (sydney australia) sells a 'customise your own' gyuto and I was wondering if anybody knew anything about the blacksmith or the reputation/ quality of this brand, I cant find anything.

    http://www.chefsarmoury.com/design-y...prod_1135.html

    Thanks for any help you can give me

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    Senior Member CanadianMan's Avatar
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    I can't go into the website. im assuming only people from Australia and New Zealand can check out the site

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianMan View Post
    I can't go into the website. im assuming only people from Australia and New Zealand can check out the site
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    i have a usuba from them the blade is made by kaidan

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    what i can say is the level of finish on my knife is great and the quality of the heat treat is very good. reactivity is pretty high though

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    The maker of the knives is Kaiden. I don't know much about them, but I had a glance at some today in the Melbourne store. They look the business, well finished, polished spine and choil, very thin behind the edge, and no obvious grind flaws...

    The handles look well finished, but I haven't seen one on a knife, and I don't know anything about the manufacturer or heat treat, edge holding etc.

    I will say this: that knife with the most basic handle on offer will be $480 aud, which puts it in the price-range company of some really, really nice knives from well-renowned makers.

    If you buy one of these, make sure you post a detailed review, I'd be super curious to hear how they perform...

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    Affirmative. Sakai line is kaiden, and Fukui line is Masakage.

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    Buy from japanesenaturalstones.com. Free shipping (I believe, he's still doing it), and great products. You'll get more for your money.
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    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    this again proves why it is very hard for us here in the down under to "buy local". lol

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    The mark up at that place is insane!

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