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    nah... you're just catching the time right after the holiday season

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    I own a kono Fuji blue 2. I have to say its a workhorse really good edge retention, and can go through product like no ones business. I love mine, its worth the extra upkeep that the value steel bringd

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    nah... you're just catching the time right after the holiday season
    That makes sense, ya.

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    where in germany are you? maybe we can find someone to teach you how to sharpen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berko View Post
    where in germany are you? maybe we can find someone to teach you how to sharpen.
    I'm from Berlin. Nice idea

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    Thank you all for your input.

    So, i did it. It might not have been the most rational decision for someone who only uses japanese knifes since 2011 - but then who's able to stay totally rational when it's about shiny things made of steel that you can cut things with.


    I ordered the Singatirin Honyaki 270 mm Wa-Gyuto from JNS, together with what i need to sharpen and maintain my knifes. I't is a pleasure to do business with Maksim, thank you Maksim!

    Why did i get this knife? It's very simple and clean looking. It's quite thin, so not much different from my Nenox in that regard. It's a Honyaki but this fact was not the reason for me to buy it, to the contrary, it made me question my upcoming decision. There seems to be a general consensus that Honyaki knives are more prone to chipping, harder to sharpen and only really useful for very advanced users.
    Nonetheless, what i've read about Honyaki in general and this specific one made me still go for it. I am not totally convinced yet that a Honyaki edge is more brittle than the edge of a non-Honyaki with the same steel and similar hardness. Also Maxim wrote in another thread "Singatirin is actually very close to mono steel knives, it is just with Hamon So thats why it is not as hard to thin as regular Honyakis". Also, it was in my price range.

    I thought about how i'll be using it. I will keep using the other two Gyutos i own and only use the Singatirin when i have the time to go slow and learn to use it while trying not to mess it up.

    Later on i might still be in the market for another Gyuto with different characteristics, so if anyone has some input i'd be happy to hear it.

    Since i don't have the knife yet, here are two pics from JNS's site.

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    Cheers!
    Tom.

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    Awesome, Tom, congratulations!

    What else do you have coming from Maksim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Awesome, Tom, congratulations!

    What else do you have coming from Maksim?
    Thank you!

    - Stones: JNS Budget Sharpening Set: NS 300, JNS 800, JNS 6k
    - Stone Holder: SS Stone Holder
    - Oil: Japanese Camellia Oil

    - Sapele Pommele Magnetic Knife Bar
    - Two items i'm not disclosing yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaJ View Post
    Sapele Pommele Magnetic Knife Bar
    This looks awesome. I didn't know Maksim was making these...

    Quote Originally Posted by TaJ View Post
    Two items i'm not disclosing yet
    Keep us posted.

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