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    My NKD (New Knife Day)...

    Going along with K-Fed's thread title I wanted to share what I received in the mail. I've been into the hobby/obsession of Japanese kitchen cutlery for about two years now but had yet to own a traditional single bevel knife. One of my good friends just opened his very first sushi restaurant and while eating I asked to see what he was using for his sashimi knife. He pulled out the yanigaba and much to my surprise I instantly recognized the kanji as a Masamoto. Right then and there I decided that it was ridiculous of me not to own a yanigaba.

    After reading a ton of threads here and checking out my favorite knife vendors I decided to give Jon over at JKI a call and chatted with him about what to get. I wasn't surprised when he recommended the Yoshihiro since I was just starting out and not looking to spend a great deal of money in case I messed the blade up while sharpening. We decided to go with a Yoshihiro 270mm White #2 yanagiba and since I had no course stone (I'm using a shapton pro 1000, 2000 and 5000), I decided to also pick up a Gesshin 400. Jon was great to work with over the phone and I plan on talking to him again when I go to sharpen this knife.

    Packaging was fantastic with Jon's attention to detail and his shipping was very fast, I ordered it on Wednesday and it arrived today. Well enough text, here are the photos...




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    Very nice! Enjoy them both.

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    It does not suck to be you .
    really nice and look at the nice wrapping.
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    Dang that is a great package to get.

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    Congratulations! Very nice.

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    Ditto what everyone else has said! Also, you got some photo skills too pete!

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    Congrats on the pick up! Let me know what you think of it, I want to pick up a yanagi some time soon and have been looking at that one...seems like a nice starter

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    Grats on the knife! I have a Yoshihiro myself that I purchased from Jon, very interested to see what you think of it. I also got use that gesshin 400 today and liked it a lot.

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    Awesome. Have got to love that feeling when these packages show up at the door. My next yanagi will probably be a yoshi as I don't get the oppertunity to use it often at work and would have a hard time justifying spending a ton on it, also the gesshin 400 is an awesome coarse stone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

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    This is just making me even more pumped for my yanagi to arrive on Monday. Almost wish I could just take off work to play with it all day.

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