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    Look what just arrived (Spoiler: it's a knife)

    Hey Guys,

    Just wanted to share. Now this is a little bit of an odd choice admittedly but I got this knife to fulfill a vacant spot in my line up -- that of a petty (which it really isn't), and to see have Dave experiment with copper etching on it (which didn't work). I know I could have bought a lot of other knives instead that maybe made more sense -- for the $ or whatever, but holding it in my hand, I'm glad I got it none the less, and can't wait to go play with it when I get home!

    The said knife is a Mr. Itou 180 small gyuto in R2 with an abalone handle. Another note, this is my first damascus blade. And it looks really cool up close...

    (real photo when I figure out how to post one! but it looks alarmingly similar.)

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    Itou's offerings on JCK got snatched up pretty quick. Glad you grab one while you could. The abalone handle is pretty cool looking.

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    Awww the copper didn't take?

    Stilll, that is a WILD pattern.

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    Itou's blades really do look spectacular. I remember seeing a post by Curtis (a long time ago) comparing the edge holding very favourably to a KD (Cowry-X). Can any/other Itou owners comment on their knives?

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    What's cool just from looking at it is the damascus feels very ridgy or defined... maybe it says something secret in braille???

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    How is the handle? How does it feel to hold it?
    Nice Knife btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    Itou's blades really do look spectacular. I remember seeing a post by Curtis (a long time ago) comparing the edge holding very favourably to a KD (Cowry-X). Can any/other Itou owners comment on their knives?
    Tim, love my Itou, holds a great edge, no chipping etc. Never tried a KD, so I cant compare fairly. Love that knife.

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    Oivind, I had read that the handles are boxy -- and it is boxier than the handles on my other knives or a Dave rehandle for example -- but at this side it's not in anyway uncomfortable. I could see if it was a larger handle on a larger knife it could be annoying, maybe -- but not at this size...

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    There's certainly a lot going on there.

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    Cool knife boss....Ryan
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    viva la revolucion !

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