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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    I'm a lefty and I have the moritaka 250 ks. The grind is asymmetric but it doesn't really bother me. I do sharpen mainly the face side though.
    I feel better about that purchase now, thanks! I believe that's the knife I'm getting too. The Aogami Super with the Masamoto KS shape? If you don't mind me asking a newbie question, what's the face side?

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    Don't worry. I don't know what the face side is either, lol.
    To make the Fujiwara more lefty friendly, you will need to make a fairly large bevel on the left side of the blade (as you're looking down at the knife and using it). For the Moritaka, it should not be a big issue, if it's one of those partial ground deals. Just sharpen as much or more on the left side as the right.

  3. #13
    Welcome!

    Is there a reason you can't choose a different knife--such as one with a 50/50 bevel? If you haven't even received the knives yet, maybe you could work an exchange...I believe Mark is a fair guy to deal with and I'm sure you can get something you really want that is setup a bit more neutral.

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    The couple of carbon Fujiwara's that I have both have strongly skewed right handed bevels (like 90/10 or more). IMHO it would take quite a bit of edge removal to flip it around to a lefty. You might want to unload the knife to a right handed person and pick something up that has a more 50/50 bevel or an outright lefty bevel (though that might be more expensive).

    Before you buy a replacement sujihiki you could ask on this forum. I am sure people around here would enjoy directing towards a more lefty friendly knife.

    Welcome into the fray- BTW

    Cheers,
    rj

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    That's a good point. Show us some pics of the bevels on this knife.

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    face side, front side, whatever.

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    Welcome Mats.

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    welcome, hope you find something you can use.

  9. #19
    Since we know that there is no such thing as a 50/50 ground Japanese knife, we can then conclude that leftys should either buy left handed knives or the thinnest 60/40 ground blades that they can find to avoid sharpening and twisting issues. There's lots of nice knives that fall into this category but I don't believe either of the ones mentioned by the original poster are of that criteria.

    ***Remember, the edge is not the only thing that's ground asymmetrical - the entire blade is too.

  10. #20
    Thanks guys... I didn't even think about the lefty thing until I started reading forums!

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