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    Dr. Naka sent me a package...

    Well, let's just say I was inspired by mainaman's recent posts about his business with Dr. Naka so I sent an email. The reason for the email is that my birthday is fast approaching and I wanted to get something really nice this year. I explained to Dr. Naka that I was interested in a Shigefusa Gyuto and it just so happened that he had an extra one on order that was near completion. Needless to say I jumped on that wagon and sent some coinage via paypal his way.

    Dr. Naka also offered to have a Saya hand fit for the knife and I said yes. Long story short I picked up the knife today from the post office and brought it home. When I unpackaged the gyuto and picked it up I could instantly tell this was a well-built knife. The handle although plain, is expertly crafted. This is also my first D handle and I have to admit it is quite comfortable. The saya fits perfectly with no need for a pin, which is quite neat.

    Moving onto the blade is truly a remarkable story. I have never seen a distal taper on a knife like this before. The spine and choil have been rounded perfectly just like my Devin Thomas ITK. The blade is straight as an arrow and ground perfectly and the OOTB sharpness is remarkable. All in all this is my favorite knife and one that I will cherish for years to come.

    Thank you Dr. Naka for exceptional service and thank you mainaman for inspiring me to go down the Shigefusa road.

    Regards,

    Pete
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    Congrats on new Knife, saya and stone
    Damn I really want a new knife my self now

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    Congratulations. Is that a thinner than usual Shigefusa?

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    Congrats. Nice looking Shigefusa.

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    There's something about the simplistic beauty that i really love. Congrats on your latest score, i'm sat here super jealous.

    BTW, does the shig really cut as well as everbody says.

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    Nice score on the knife....now what's up with that stone?

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    That's a beauty! Congrats!
    There's something about such an elegant knife that just makes you stare for a while.
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    Exceptional...Dont know why but its so plain yet you can see every micron of love that was pumped into it.
    Congratulations you just got yourself something better than dog

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    Congratulations on the new knife, and Happy Birthday, too!

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    Pete san

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Have a nice birthday

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