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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmko View Post
    That thing is drop dead gorgeous Justin! Whats the weight like on it?
    It's heavy in way that feels very dense, solid, and satisfying. I don't have a scale, but it feels much heavier than my paper-thin Takeda Nakiri, and roughly the same (maybe a bit heavier) than my Shig. The shig is Taller, but has a more pronounced distal taper and partial convex grind. It also has a much larger / longer wa-handle (by Marko) and neck. So, the Carter feels much more compact and that it has a lower center of gravity. Balance point is at the first (closest to handle) kanji.
    It's definitely what I'd call a "workhorse" class knife , which is pretty unique from what I've seen of nakiris. The sensation of cutting with it reminds me a my thinned Kato or custom Rader gyutos.
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    The newest additions, but I just got the Martell today, it is a beauty. And for some reason it looks like I have a giants hand.

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    Congrats on the Martell, it's an all-time great; one of the easiest knives to pick up and instantly feel comfortable with, but one of that takes some serious time and experience to fully understand / appreciate all of the thought / nuances that went into it's design. I think that's one of the indicators of great design: it should just "work" and feel natural. That handle is hot too!

    Is that a BRB in the first pick? Whatd you think of it?
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    Yea the Martell has a feel like no other. Yes that is a bloodroot, I am having fun with it. The thing is a great cutter, and a pleasure to use. Those guys know what they are doing.

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    So I finally got my Kato kikuryu pair: 180mm petty and 240mm gyuto! Can't wait to hit the chopping board!
    Thanks Maxim and Mr. Kato for the beauty!






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    Is kikuryu the same as kitaeji? What's the diff?

    Beaut knives by the way - well done!

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    Kikuryu is Maksims branding of these particular Yoshiaki Fujiwara knives. So he has the "workhorse" and the "Kikuryu" which I believe translates as chrysanthemum?
    Huw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambal View Post
    Is kikuryu the same as kitaeji? What's the diff?

    Beaut knives by the way - well done!
    kitaeji=Damascus
    菊竜 =Kikuryu= Chrysanthemum dragon
    Kikuryu(菊竜), workhorse(馬車馬) are Maxim's house brands made by Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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    thanks for the above explanation guys.
    菊=Chrysanthemum
    竜=dragon

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    Amazing!
    "If you are flamable and have legs you are never blocking a fire exit."

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