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    Stainless project Nakiri

    Hello everyone

    I'm thinking of getting a cheep stainless nakiri since I have good an extra handle.
    Looking on ebay I found 2-3 possible candidates:
    Yamawaku / Wakui VG10
    Tanaka GV10
    Tanaka Ginsanko

    The Yamawaku / Wakui has a narrower tang the Tanakas but it's only VG10.
    The Tanakas have that really wide tang coming out of the handle, might get in the way of a pinch grip. Might need some extensive sanding drilling.
    Should I try to mimic the Fujiwara finger rest? Would that be hard to do?
    Also I've read somewhere that the Tanaka Ginsanko will not be produced anymore. Is this true?

    Alex
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    Where do you find Wakui knives in VG10?

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    As I understood yamawaku is wakui. There are a few v2 kurouchi on eBay and I saw these vg10. They have the same burnt chestnut handle with plastic bolster
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    The Wakui knives are V2. The seller also sells some VG10 knives with the same handles, but the blades are not from Wakui.

    Sorry for the digression!

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    So there different makers under the yamawaku brand? I didn't know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charon View Post
    So there different makers under the yamawaku brand? I didn't know that.
    No. It is not 330mate's "Yamawaku" brand either...they merely share the same stock handle.

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    I've used the Tanaka vg-10 nakiri and it doesn't seem like a thick tang. However his blue #2 is very thick...like almost double the thickness.

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    Does anyone know if the Tanaka Ginsan is clad in stainless or iron? I've seen different information about this
    The ebay sell states "Nashiji finished soft iron and Japanese Ginsanko steel" while other sellers say its clad in stainless.
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    ginsanko will most definitely have stainless cladding. have not seen any japanese makers that uses stain-resistant core with carbon claddding.

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    I found a tadafusa sld nakiri on eBay. How does sld compare to ginsan?
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