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    Yoshikane gyutos. how are they?

    the Yoshikane V2 sure looks nice, but the specs make it seem a bit thick, at least at the heel. does anybody know how it actually performs? i'm a bit allergic to wedging, but i've found that heel spine thickness and wedging aren't necessarily related. my beloved 270 Mizuno is my benchmark, i wouldn't want to buy anything that doesn't perform as well as the Mizuno. thanks!

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    A poor man's Shigefusa with almost the exact same profile. At least the 240. Fit and finish is superb. A little thick at the shoulders where the Shigefusa grind and distal taper is really nice. It may wedge.

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    how easily is it thinned? i'm more than willing to put some work into it, but i don't want to spend a hundred hours on it.

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    how easily is it thinned? i'm more than willing to put some work into it, but i don't want to spend a hundred hours on it.
    Belt sander would be a right tool for a job, but the knife will need refinishing afterward.


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    if it'll take a belt sander, it's probably thicker than i want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    how easily is it thinned? i'm more than willing to put some work into it, but i don't want to spend a hundred hours on it.
    why would you thin it? they are not thick behind the edge, you can also order them custom thickness from here:
    http://hides-export.blogspot.com/

    our DrNaka runs the site send him an e-mail and see what he can do for you.

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    Thanks!

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