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    yes

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    Yes, Shigefusa knives are worth the price.

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    For single bevels, I don't think you can go wrong with either Shigefusa or Gesshin Hide. Shigefusa are thinner, according to what I've read. That probably translates into a nimbler knife, if you think that might be important to you. I've personally seen a few of the Gesshin Hide yanagiba and I will say that I was not able to find any flaw in the construction on any of them. I will say that possibly the most surprising cutter I've ever used is a Gesshin Hide gyuto. Amazing performing knife... Anyway, back to yanagiba. The most comfortable and best finished yanagiba I've seen is Suisin densho. I really haven't seen anything else with that level of thoughtfulness put into the user comfort.

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    i have a 360 Shigefusa yanigi ... my pride and joy .. and so sharp out of the box .

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    Where can you buy Shigefusa's?

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    Shigefusa and Heiji are my two favorite J makers, go figure they trained together. Having a Shigefusa's = sexy, functional beauty at its finest. Heiji's knives don't have the sexy curves that shig has but they have there own some what rustic beauty. Both makers have a magical way of just making a knife that "works", they just go about it a different way. I find myself reaching for my Heiji yanigi first, but my shig deba is my goto deba ( don't have Heiji deba).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    but my shig deba is my goto deba.
    Nice - what size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechler View Post
    Where can you buy Shigefusa's?
    They are not easy to find.

    Maksim of JapaneseNaturalStones.com has had some lately.

    Japan Woodworker had some yanagibas in stock just last week.

    Aframestokyo.com has had some for sale in the past.

    Put a WTB post on the B/S/T subforums here and elsewhere - you might get lucky.

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    Yes definitely worth it.
    Shige yanagis are thinner than usual yanagis, for me that is a nice bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Shige yanagis are thinner than usual yanagis, for me that is a nice bonus.
    thinner at spine or more norrow at the heel ?

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