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    Options for western handled honyaki gyuto

    Aside from nenohi, hiromoto, Gesshin ittetsu & ginga can anyone point me in the direction of a western handled honyaki Gyuto, I'm more looking at japanese makers, i'm aware of the custom makers who make honyaki blades.

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    If I may also piggy back
    Also curious what's out there

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    Konosuke makes one. I'm also almost positive a vendor/important individual could convince mizuno to do it as they have many yo handled blades. Ichimonji also makes one, if memory serves me right.

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    Also 99% ashi ginga no longer makes honyakis. Jon had mentioned it somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godslayer View Post
    Also 99% ashi ginga no longer makes honyakis. Jon had mentioned it somewhere.
    That's the reason I left them out, if they still made them then my search would be over.
    I didn't like the Konosuke honyaki I had very much.
    Can you point me towards the ichimonji?

    Thanks for the suggestions
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    http://www.kikuichimonji.com/product-group/3 I don't know of any westren vendors sorry

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    some of the craftsmen making these have stopped, which makes them hard to find... even through other brands (i.e. konosuke, ichimonji, etc.)

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    Does the Konosuke (hidden tang western) you had classified as a western handle? I bet the reason you didn't like itwas because of the weight distribution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkjames View Post
    Does the Konosuke (hidden tang western) you had classified as a western handle? I bet the reason you didn't like itwas because of the weight distribution?
    Yeah, ideally I'm after a full tang knife with a bolster, I found the konosuke a little short, and a little wedgy for me. I'd always been curious about those western/Wa hybrids, but it wasn't for me.
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    There may still be a 300 Ittosai available on BST…
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