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Thread: Are the Fujimoto Nashiji and Blue Moon knife lines the same?

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    Are the Fujimoto Nashiji and Blue Moon knife lines the same?

    I just noticed that the Fujimoto Nashiji line over at Knifewear looks awfully similar to the Blue Moon at JCK, is the Nashiji just a rebrand?
    Steel is the same, finish looks identical and even the handle is the same. This is just out of curiosity.


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    Quite likely and not uncommon at all..


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    That's what I thought.

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    Yes both are relabeled tadafusa. I have the fujimoto blades, I was young and stupid and paid xtra for them not knowing. Still a good knife though but but blue moon or tadafusa from frames

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godslayer View Post
    Yes both are relabeled tadafusa. I have the fujimoto blades, I was young and stupid and paid xtra for them not knowing. Still a good knife though but but blue moon or tadafusa from frames
    Where do you get Tadafusa? I've only seen Tadafusa sold as such at Knifewear but only one line of SLD SS.

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    Aframes tokyo, a simple Google search will bring additional searches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godslayer View Post
    Aframes tokyo, a simple Google search will bring additional searches
    Thx, that did the trick. Looking for Tadafusa + Knife Google was not being helpful at all, I had even tried before to look at the SDL line.

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    Japanese chef (japanesechef.com.au) were selling Tadafusa I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo View Post
    Japanese chef (japanesechef.com.au) were selling Tadafusa I think.
    Will look around

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    It's not uncommon, but it's kind of annoying and disingenuous when vendors claim exclusivity of a product and flip flop on names taking advantage of those who don't know better (especially when prices are inflated).

    When I first found this place, I came across old threads recommending the Nashiji line from eBay sellers but I went to check stock and saw they hadn't sold them since 2014. I contacted a couple and they said they weren't getting anymore. Seeing the attractive prices they sold for, I went on a Tadafusa hunt a few months ago. I saw Aframes had some in stock and some sold out for great prices, I contacted Takeshi about a re-stock of the sold out ones and he said he placed an order last January and that Tadafusa was incredibly backed up.

    Long story short, Epicurean Edge also carries them (although the most expensive I've seen them). The only other I had bookmarked was Dictum (a German store).


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