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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by cord_steele View Post
    Now's the time for that Shig kitaeji you've been dreaming of.
    Shigs look pretty cool, but I was lusting more for a 330mm ******** Yanagiba...looks like a nice knife. But I still need a workhorse first!

    I'm thinking a 240mm SS Heiji Gyuto, other ideas? Honestly the Carter has been so great I haven't looked much into knives lately even though I've been meaning to...

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by droshi View Post
    Shigs look pretty cool, but I was lusting more for a 330mm ******** Yanagiba...looks like a nice knife. But I still need a workhorse first!

    I'm thinking a 240mm SS Heiji Gyuto, other ideas? Honestly the Carter has been so great I haven't looked much into knives lately even though I've been meaning to...
    I guess black hair lady in Japanese is a bad word? Anyway, the black steel one.... IDK if it's better than a Shig.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by droshi View Post
    I guess black hair lady in Japanese is a bad word? Anyway, the black steel one.... IDK if it's better than a Shig.
    Heiji is awesome. So is the Gesshin Kagekiyo line. Talk to Jon. I'm sure he can find you something great at a steep enough price that your F-I-L will never touch your stuff again.
    You just think you know who he is.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by unkajonet View Post
    Heiji is awesome. So is the Gesshin Kagekiyo line. Talk to Jon. I'm sure he can find you something great at a steep enough price that your F-I-L will never touch your stuff again.
    Haha! Great idea. I like JKI's selection, and they get great recommendations, but confusing to pick between what's there. I'm not sure when I'll have time to call him and I'm sure there's been the same question before on comparison between lines... can anyone find a link? I've been searching :-)

    I have found that the heiji is a unique grind but performs well. Ginga looks like a good thin stainless line, gengetsu being a good thin behind edge with distal taper. So where do the rest fit?

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    Droshi, Give Jon a call Jon at JKI. If nothing else, you'll be able to learn so much. He's a very grounded as well, not schmacny salesmanship, classy is the word i'd use actually. If your going to spend >$300 on a knife, my strategy would be to complete the "Which knife should I Buy" questionnaire posted in forum\thekitchenknife. This way you can spend time talking knives and not characteristics you like, this steel, do you sharpen, cutting board, bal bla bla.

    Also, Hang around the forum and daily knifes of heirloom world class quality will surface for purchase in our BST sub forum.

    Hey, Sorry about your Carter. Seems like your taking it well so good for you. Life is short.
    One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

  6. #16
    If the blade has significant damage I'd be worried someone else would ruin the temper trying to repair it. Did you try emailing Murray Carter about it? He'd probably repair it better than anyone, plus he has that revolving waterwheel. I think he charges $20 for sharpening/repairs.

  7. #17
    My father in law was pretty worried and asking his kids about the price of a ticket home! But yeah, life is short and it's just a knife (but one I really liked!). At least I got a good deal on it.

    I haven't contacted Murray, but that may be a good idea. I'll see what he says.

    blade is 188mm (from base of handle) by 49mm (at heel) - 180mm is length from heel to tip

    big chip is 7mm x 2.1mm
    smaller chip is 5.5mm x 1mm






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    Holy s**t...
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    I cringed.
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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by droshi View Post
    Shigs look pretty cool, but I was lusting more for a 330mm ******** Yanagiba...looks like a nice knife. But I still need a workhorse first!

    I'm thinking a 240mm SS Heiji Gyuto, other ideas? Honestly the Carter has been so great I haven't looked much into knives lately even though I've been meaning to...
    Quote Originally Posted by droshi View Post
    I guess black hair lady in Japanese is a bad word? Anyway, the black steel one.... IDK if it's better than a Shig.

    Black steel is a marketing gimmick. The brand name of these knives has been blocked because the retailer & US distributor of these knives have their links blocked at KKF.

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