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    What's the wood on the Rader. It's beautiful. Then again so all of his.
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    Well, I got some money for my birthday, and a single Henckels Kramer 52100 showed up on Amazon for $320 shipped, NIB, so I guess that's my latest buy. Anybody want to know how it compares to Heiji and Kagekiyo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    Well, I got some money for my birthday, and a single Henckels Kramer 52100 showed up on Amazon for $320 shipped, NIB, so I guess that's my latest buy. Anybody want to know how it compares to Heiji and Kagekiyo?
    Do tell!
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    Once I get the new knife, I'll review it.

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    Shig 240 kasumi with custom handle. Picked it up from that site for pretty cheap. I was kinda worried that they had somehow managed to buy seconds or cut corners somewhere, kinda unusual to see a Shigefusa cheap, it's not like they're hard to sell.

    I haven't cut anything with it yet and I haven't used a Shig gyuto before so I can't compare it to anything, but it looks solid enough. Beautiful taper, great F+F, stupid thin behind the edge nicely rounded (although I reckon the mioroshi and usuba I previous had had a better finish on the spine and choil. Perhaps it just stood out more on the heavier knives)

    Surprisingly light. I just assumed shig gyutos would feel mighty, but this guy only weighs around 180g which makes it the lightest gyuto I own by a long shot.

    Custom handle is nice, although maybe a touch small for my hands; personally I'd prefer the original shig handle. I assume Mark was able to keep the prices down on this first run (the 240 is now listed at $520, although sold out) by buying them without handles, sayas and boxes; mine arrived in a richmond branded box, not that it matters.

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    180g is pretty lite for a 240 Shig. The lightest one I've owned was 196g and I assume the stabilised handle is heavier than the Standard Ho?
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    Perhaps. It does feel small for the knife and the balance is pretty far forward so it's probably safe to say the the handles aren't made specifically for the knife.

    Edit: Sorry, misread the last post. I'm assuming that the custom handle is lighter than Shigefusa's stock ho wood handle.

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    That's a nice pick up, Josh. My kitaeji 240 with normal ho handle weighs in at 213, and kasumi 240 yo handle at 255, so yours is pretty light.

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    I was wondering about this Shigs he had listed. They were down right cheap on the pricing. Love to hear more about em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    Well, I got some money for my birthday, and a single Henckels Kramer 52100 showed up on Amazon for $320 shipped, NIB, so I guess that's my latest buy. Anybody want to know how it compares to Heiji and Kagekiyo?
    Yes, very much so in fact

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