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    Tojiro 210mm WS#2

    Hey guys, I just saw the 210mm "Tojiro ITK" at cktg and I'm wondering if anyone here has one and what your impression about the geometry is. I mean, it's no super-sexy Konosuke or Yoshikane (or Dave or Ealy or Fowler etc), but a hunk of WS#2 at $50 is hard to beat, right? The spine/choil are unfinished, the handle is likely Carter-esque, but what about geometry/steel? My clicking-finger is itchy, and I was hoping someone could talk some sense into me before I send Ulysses S Grant's portrait on over. (If it was a 240, I would have bought one already ...)

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    I'll tell you in a week if you can wait that long.

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    only if you put up at least one pic ... lol.
    thanks for your help - i know that i'll be waiting.

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    Pics?!?!?! Oh fine. Pics it is.

    *grumble* Friggin' cameras... What's the quote? Once more unto the aperture?

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    Buy it.
    I have one from thefirst batch.
    Honestly, I havent played with it much (yet... been working on 2 reviews of cpm 154 knives), but i bought it solely based on my positive experience with the other wa-handled tojiros in the same steel. I've used their nakiri, and given some as "first carbon/j- knife" gifts. The steel gets very sharp very easily and is also fairly forgiving of abuse, and the area with thru forge finish is even more rust/ stain resistant.
    The 210 itk gyuto is actually even nicer than I expected. thicker (in a good way) than i would have expected at the spine / near the handled with a pretty rad distle taper and very thin behind the edge.

    Thanks for posting, it will give me some motivation to get off my butt. -Look for picks or maybe a short vid later tonight.

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    I am that close to pulling the trigger but I keep reminding myself that I already have a 210 Yamawaku (V2) and a 180 Shimatani (Blue#2).... aaaaaargggh!

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    It depends, I don't think I would use a 210 gyuto much, so I am waiting for the petty to come out.

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    Do it! Fantastic little knife for 50 dollars. Takes a great edge. Nice to use. Not my main knife currently but definitely has seen some use since Monday (when it arrived)!

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    That petty is going to be GONE in a few hours. Mark doesn't even know.

    Have you seen how pettys go in these parts? And it'll be the month before Christmas? Fuggedaboudit.

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    DAMMITT....!! How do I make all these voices in my head go away???

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