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    Masakage Koishi AS by Kato san

    Does anyone know anything about these knives, Masakage Koishi AS by Kato san 240mm Gyuto? AS steel clad w/ SS. Looks to my untrained eye to be a different sort of grind than Moritaka, etc. and I think this could be a good knife.

    Kaseryu posted a link to a usuba he bought from knifewear.com in Alberta in his thread. I didn't know about the store, and while looking through the site this maker's line caught my eye.
    Shibui - simplicity devoid of unnecessary elements

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    I bought my dad one for Christmas and I liked it so much I bought myself one.
    One of my favorite gyuto's!

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    They look very similar to he kochi knives that Japanese knife imports carry

    http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...wa-gyuto.html#

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    I'd have to disagree with that one. I own a Kochi from JKI and the kurouchi looks totally different than the Masakage pictured from the link here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontravelling View Post
    I'd have to disagree with that one. I own a Kochi from JKI and the kurouchi looks totally different than the Masakage pictured from the link here.
    my Kochi has a quite different profile, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattorichop View Post
    I bought my dad one for Christmas and I liked it so much I bought myself one.
    One of my favorite gyuto's!
    can you give us more details on it? it's a good looking knife.

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    Here is a photo of the one I got my father.
    It was from the first batch which came with a kasumi finish instead of the kurouchi finsh.
    It also has a lighter colour handle then the cherry wood which comes on the new batch.
    I will post a photo of mine soon.

    The knife is not a laser but it is not hefty either.
    It is a stiff blade and has relatively no flex.
    It is very similar to the Murry Carter I just got from mhenry
    Both have convex grinds on both sides of the knife but the Masakage is ground a little thinner than the Carter giving it a slight edge in performance over the Carter.
    I really like this knife! I think most people would also.

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    it sounds pretty darn good!

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    anyone else care to chime in on these knives (profile, grind, feel on stones)? their 270 looks to be a good candidate for workhorse gyuto.

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    The pics online are a little funky...it almost looks like the kuro-ichi is painted on or done in sharpie. Still, I was curious about them when I was nakiri shopping but couldn't find much so I'd love to hear more about them.

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