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    If I'm not mistaken, the Suisin handles are made from Japanese yew, while the Konosuke handle is made from ho wood, a different species entirely. Thus the difference in color.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    From what I have seen the IH handles are darker in color on all pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Fed View Post
    Thanks =). The handles are made from the same wood. Just a good example of the natural variation of colors in woods/ natural materials.
    That does look awesome.

    One of my favorite things about my Suisin in the looks department was the horn ferrule had some white and 'orange' that matched the handle perfectly. Pic doesn't do it justice.

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    That's an impressive pile of knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    That's an impressive pile of knives.
    Are those two lefty yanagibas on the right? Who is the maker and how long are they? Are you happy with them?
    Thanks,
    Jan

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    They sure are. They're 210 and 300 mm seikon dojo blue #2 yanagiba from EE. They make good work knives. Nothing pretty simply functional. They came fairly well ground with the usual slight hollows that have worked their way out after a few good sharpenings. One thing that I will note is that both of them had a slight over grind at the tip on the ura side which made sharpening a pain for a bit. When they get burned out I will definately be getting something of a bit better quality. They did however make great knives to learn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    That's an impressive pile of knives.
    I thought it was an impressive "expense" of knives!

    Glen

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLE1952 View Post
    I thought it was an impressive "expense" of knives!

    Glen
    Yes, definitely time to use the lowercasebill descriptor.

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