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    New forgecraft?

    There is a new company using the name forgecraft. Presumably to benefit from the name of the vintage maker. Wide bevels, white #2, wa handle. Very different, but I was wondering if anyone has seen one. Seems interesting.

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    They resurrected the dead trademark but the knives they are selling are standard reasonably high quality j-knives - not american made nor do they look like the tradition forgies.

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    Well, they are Canadian now, eh! Go Canada :P

    I know few ppl from KKFora bought them. I wonder if somebody has a review.... Peaked my interest.

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    I have #16 (of 20), and will writie a review when I have enough experience with it.

    It has a very strong resemblance to a Kagekiyo, but has a very different profile.

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    I'm waiting for the next issue with the classic cold rolled pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I have #16 (of 20), and will writie a review when I have enough experience with it.

    It has a very strong resemblance to a Kagekiyo, but has a very different profile.

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    Is that the white or blue Kagekiyo? How do you like it? I'm about this >< close to picking up the white Kagekiyo from Jon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHumphrey View Post
    Is that the white or blue Kagekiyo? How do you like it? I'm about this >< close to picking up the white Kagekiyo from Jon...
    It's a 270 ginsanko. I like it a lot.
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    Is the profile shaped after the original? Or something else? Also looks quite flat? Or is it a really gentle curve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malexthekid View Post
    Is the profile shaped after the original? Or something else? Also looks quite flat? Or is it a really gentle curve?
    The website (http://www.forgecraft.co/) has a photo that shows the new and old knives, and the profile looks very similar. I let my 10" vintage go to someone who really wanted one, so I don't have one for direct comparison. There is a gentle curve to the profile and a decent sized flat spot on the back third of the knife.
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    From what I remember of the original discussion the maker of the Kagekiyo also makes this knife. That's why they look so similar.

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