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    Mizuno Yanagiba?

    Seriously thinking of picking one up soon. Looking at his Blue 1 blades as that seems what he/they specialize in.

    I've only played with White 2 yanagis up to this point. Anyone have any feedback?

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    They do seem like a good value for blue #1. My vain side wishes they had kanji on the front though...

    Also curious to hear some reviews.

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    Ya I thought that was a turnoff at first but it's really starting to grow on me...

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    I'd say pay a bit more and get Hide or Gesshin Hide blue #1 line. More than happy with my ken saki yanagi and a little ko-deba.

    On the other hand, a mizuno white #2 180mm yanagi came with an awful grind, but that's their cheaper end offering.

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    Ya they talk up the DX line saying it's comparable to honyaki... never really heard anything about white steel Mizunos.

    Have you had a Blue 1 Mizuno to compare?

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    Nope, white #2 line is available from JCK.

    If you would like to handle hide knives that I have, pm me. I'm in Kogarah.

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    Cheers for that, I'll keep that in mind.

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    they aren't that great

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    Salty has a vid that compares white and blue steel Mizuno honyakis.

    I think Mizuno is being underrated here...
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