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    Sakai Yusuke 210 Wa-Gyuto Review

    I just picked up one of those Ultra-Lasers from Keiichi AKA Bluewayjpan. WOW is this a new knife experience. I got the extra-thin blade 1.3mm and they we're kidding. Feels like 0.0013 to me--ha. I've posted a few shots of the unveiling and a comparison with my Kono HD Kiri & HD Suji. Also attached is a shot of the whole empire

    I've literally only had it 20 minutes but initial impressions are: large handle, F&F are better than my Kono's, OOTB is hard to gauge (how sharp is a razor blade?), the ebay item description said the knife weighs 95g. Maybe if it was sitting around drinking beer all day, it actually weighs 88g. the pic's don't show it well but it had an absolute flat back coming up maybe four inches to that Masamoto KS tip profile. I've only cut up some unripe cantaloup but it made me grin. I was actually able to cut bayonets then shave them in the air. Not sure what you guys want to know about this knife but here are some shots.












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    Thanks for taking the plunge on one of these super thin blades. Keep us updated with how your feelings are towards the knife as you get to use it more. Also, I love your collection, thanks for sharing.
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    Congrats, you need to start a my knives thread. Looks like you are building an impressive collection.

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    Congratulations! I have the standard on in 270mm and love it. I imagine your thinner version will be an amazing good time. As previously stated, I hope to hear more impressions as time goes by.

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    So I just bashed through a pound of carrots. the blade is so thin that it feels like a single bevel. Keiichi said that although it was a 15/15 degree bevel and that it was slightly asymmetrical. I've not looped it yet but to my naked eye I can't tell.

    I have ex-large hands and am loving the larger handle. Even though the blade is impossibly thin, it is not as wimpy as you would imagine. The ferrule also has some natural blond bleeding that seems to be the same color of the handle. The packaging alone made me feel like this was a custom knife made for me.

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    So you're saying I need one of these? 'Cause that's what I'm feeling...

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    I have a standard 240 Yusuke, and i really enjoy cutting with it. I almost pulled the trigger on a thin one, but am saving for a gengetsu lol.

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    F&F are simply perfect. It actually embarrasses my Kono's. Even the handle was delicately wrapped. thats a new one for me.

    Every time I pull it off the wall, I can't stop from audibly saying WOW. The way it slid through a carrot, thin or thick slices is very pleasing. Lots of knuckle clearance, definitely true gyuto profile.

    I think what makes this knife unusual is that because its so thin and light very little pressure in the hand is required to put it in motion. Pinching the blade is not needed, more like merely cupping the handle is all that is required. Even through carrots. It would probably slice soft fruit on its own by just laying the knife next to the vegetable.

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    Mike, Those finishes on your knives are absolutely Museum quality. Can't imagine the learning curve on that technique.

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    Good introduction to the knife...keep us posted good and bad.

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