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    Yaxell Ran

    Hi guys. I recently purchases several Yaxell Ran knives. Purchased the 6 piece block set as well as the 255mm Chef, 255mm Slicer, and the 165mm Santoku. Any thoughts either good or bad on these blades. Thanks

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    In my experience they are very similar to the Shun Classic - VG-10 core in stainless damascus cladding. They have a better profile, more like a Japanese/French chef's knife rather that the Germanic profile of the Shun Classic. The handles are oval cross-section, not D-shaped, and have good fit and finish.

    Decent knives that will give you good service. When you sharpen them, pay attention to removing the burr.

    Congratulations, and enjoy them.

    Rick
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    I own a Yaxell Ran santoku 165mm. I have been using it for years, like the blade but I don't like the handle. It is too big and too heavy for my taste, makes the whole knife handle-heavy... F&F are quite good though.

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    Thanks for the info guys

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    I still have the knife though, despite its handle... It is my beater-knife that I use when all others are too "special"...

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    Sounds good daddy yo yo. Im already wanting to unload all my Ran's for some sg2 blades.

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