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    What happened to me?

    I thought my need for more was over, but it looks like I was wrong. I thought my appreciation for gyutos had fully transitioned, but I must of been mistaken. I didn't think I would purchased a cladded knife again that wasn't a traditional single bevel...well, you get the picture.

    For some reason I thought I deserved to buy myself a new knife for Christmas, and I wanted to get something that would be more well-rounded with what's in my current collection...so I purchased a 270 Yoshikane Tamamoku V2 gyuto. Normally I am not a fan of patterns on blades as I like more basic designs, but the pictures that Takeshi sent me were appealing. The geometry of this 270 is ridiculous, and the picture below does not do it justice as you can't see the 1-1.5mm of hair-thin steel that is the edge. This thing is finished extremely well and I've never seen a saya fit so perfectly before, Takeshi said that they make each one to fit each specific blade--it shows too, as there is no pin in the saya and its snugger than any other I've had. The weight is so different than what I'm used to, as it has to be heavier than my old Hiromoto 300 wa-gyuto, yet its balanced well and a more blade heavy as I like. This is just a gorgeous knife all around.

    Then I started thinking...I've always wanted to try SKD tool steel, so in my drunken state (figuratively) I also ordered a 240 SKD gyuto while the V2 was on its way, just incase I liked the steel and smaller size better than the 270...could always sell the one I don't want. The blade sizes between the 240/270 are so different and vary much more than any other maker I've seen. The hammer finish looks so much better in person (was something I didn't think I'd like originally) and the geometry is very good. I'm an octagon handle kinda guy, so I'll have to get used to a D-shaped. Both just came in, so I haven't had a chance to do anything with them yet than snap a few pictures.

    All I can say is that I am definitely impressed by Yoshikane, but I'm not sure which one of these I'll like best yet. I will get a full review done after I get some time sharpening and using each one of these, but thought I'd just start this post as I was excited to get something new after almost a year of hanging on the sidelines.








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    WOW - nice purchases! Yeah, you never outgrow the need to feed.

    Can't wait to hear how you like each of the knives and the steels.

    Where did you purchase them from? Cheers! mpp

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    Is the hammered finish an artistic thing or does it help with food release or both.

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    Very Nice!!! I have been eyeballin those for while, like twice a week for the last year.

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    Yikes!
    That 270 looks completely Paul Bunyanesque compared to the 240 (or just maybe the photo perspective?).

    Gorgeous knives... I've continued to love my 240 Yoshi skd through the current laser obsession.

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    I'd like to see a comparison shot of that top one and a Shig. Looks real similar to mine! Nice stuff.

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    A year?! You are strong. I can't imagine going a year without a knife purchase...

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    i love my 240 V2 Yoshikane. great, great knife.

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    I'v bought knives, just haven't bought a Yoshi yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    A year?! You are strong. I can't imagine going a year without a knife purchase...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    I'v bought knives, just haven't bought a Yoshi yet.
    Haha. I wasn't referring to you, Mike. Caddy mentioned it'd been nearly a year toward the end of his post.

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