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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    This is a feature on all Shigefusa knives, double or single-beveled. The thickness vary and typically a knife's tang is as thick.

    I don't have a good explanation as to why, I would need to ask Shigefusa, but it might have to do with several things:
    - Sign of being hand forged
    - Balance - extra weight on the tang
    - Rigidity at the heel
    - Cleaner handle installation - it completely removes marks from drilled pilot holes
    - Regional thing - Yoshikane knives exhibit similar construction. Both are Sanjo smiths
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    marko, it seems to be a regional thing. I've seen it from every sanjo trained blacksmith i've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazmtb View Post



    Don't worry M, take your time.
    Turns out that's not my knife anymore. I went and ordered an upgrade

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    Flexibility is a key. Thanks Craig.


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    Hot damn!

    Some great looking work here Marko. Im impressed
    Love the way you have your signature handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Love the way you have your signature handle.
    I think that is pretty remarkable. It is just horn, spacer and wood, same as a lot of handles out there. But Markos just have a "look" about them, like you could pick them out of a lineup. Hard to do on something simple.

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    Some of it is photography, but most is the symmetry and finish. And yes, it is very simple if you think about it. I like to keep things simple and clean if I can.

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    Beautiful Marko, as always, you have talent my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    Beautiful Marko, as always, you have talent my friend!

    Pierre
    Thanks Pierre -


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    Marko's handles (and sayas too) have a very distinct look to them and I agree this isn't easy to do with something like this. As always, great looking work Marko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Marko's handles (and sayas too) have a very distinct look to them and I agree this isn't easy to do with something like this. As always, great looking work Marko.
    Thanks Dave. Those sayas are coming, but not as quickly as I would like


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