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    Yoshikane SKD

    I've seen two Yoshikane SKD 270 gyutos. One is western and is a massive BEAST the other is a wa and is almost laser-like. When the box got here, it was so light I thought it was empty at first. Is there that much variation or are the western and wa just that different?

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    I know my wa SKD 240 from Dr. Naka is pretty light, 175g or so IIRC.

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    If you see Yoshikane Gyuto shop to shop in Japan you will see that the spine thickness varies

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    where did you get the knives from?

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    Where both of these other people's knives?

    I thought they were thicker in general, but really thin one on Dr. Naka's site was special requestd by the customer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac J View Post
    Where both of these other people's knives?...
    Yup. The thick, western-handled one was from EE. The thin, wa-handled one, I don't know yet but the thick on was WAY thicker (close to double the thickness). It's not really in the same ballpark at all.

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    my kitaeji yoshikane v2 240 is 243g with the stock handle. the blade is probably 10% thinner than the blade on my 240 kasumi shig. not sure how useful that is, since they are different knife styles, and handmade and all.

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    ok ... just to make sure i'm on the right page - what we're saying here is that there's a thin knife made from that tough tool steel that yoshikane that people have loved so much in the past? and how thin? Like 2.25mm thin? Just curious. Maybe I should just email drnaka?

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    I've owned both, and the western is a thick beast. It's like they are not from the same maker they are so different in thickness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDj View Post
    ok ... just to make sure i'm on the right page - what we're saying here is that there's a thin knife made from that tough tool steel that yoshikane that people have loved so much in the past? and how thin? Like 2.25mm thin? Just curious. Maybe I should just email drnaka?
    if the wa skd is like my wa v2, then it's very similar to the shigefusa, and that's why it's loved so much.

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