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    Konosuke #6!

    Instead of digging up the old thread, I decided to post the photos here of my newest acquisition, a Konosuke Chuka (#6 cleaver) in white steel #2. I've had it for about a month or so and I love it!

    I haven't sharpened it yet... it kinda scares me :P I think I need to call Jon -- who certainly deserves a shout out here!

    Nice Patina going:


    Spine:



    Tip:


    Choil:


    Here are some measurements I posted before (although I don't have calipers so anything 1.5mm or less is an estimate):

    Overall: 221mmx110mm, handle to tip is 228mm

    Height:
    @tip - 108mm
    1/4 blade from tip - 109.5mm
    Mid blade - 110.5mm
    3/4 blade from tip - 109mm
    @heel - 109

    Spine thickness:
    @heel - ~2.5mm
    midblade - 2
    @tip - <1mm

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    This makes me want to sell my moritaka badly....that blade is perfect perfect perfect

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    That surely is a beauty

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    I've seen very few knives on here that I've coveted -- this one grabbed me.
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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    Can you take a pic with the blade on the board? I want to see how much flat the contact patch is, as it looks pretty damn flat from your first picture. Too much curve has been my biggest gripe with the two cleavers I've owned, and it was not fun to grind on a DMT to change it.

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    Great chukka.

    I just aquired a Suien and been using it a lot more lately. Nothing better than chopping veggies with a chukka, and I kinda dig the curve.

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    Ooo... this looks very nice indeed...

    Agreed, the edge profile is important to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac J View Post
    Can you take a pic with the blade on the board? I want to see how much flat the contact patch is, as it looks pretty damn flat from your first picture. Too much curve has been my biggest gripe with the two cleavers I've owned, and it was not fun to grind on a DMT to change it.
    It's not as flat as a CCK, which is something I find to be very positive. It certainly doesn't have the curve of say the Suien VC or something like that. I'd have to say though, the profile was my main concern with ordering a Chuka online -- although I haven't had an "unclean" cut thus far, even with chives and green onions (which are notorious for this).

    I see two main flat sections the tip and the heel. I'd say the tip is about 1/4 of the length of the blade, with the heel being almost half, maybe 3/8, with a nice smooth transition.

    Front flat:


    Heel flat:

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    New rule: All knife pics have to have a 1 month patina.

    Love it!

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    +1 on the new rule.
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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