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    Twin Cermax Birchwood MD67

    hi: anybody know any information about these knives?? they look much better than old twin cermax md67 with red micarta handel!!

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    i prefer the old style, as kasumi is easier to maintain than kitaeji. i'm sure they are great knives, though, as the old cermax knives were great (kinda wish i hadn't sold my 240mm chefs).

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    I like the look of those better than the old ones. Competition for the birchwood miyabis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mingooch View Post
    I like the look of those better than the old ones. Competition for the birchwood miyabis?
    would be odd for them to compete with themselves.

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    the old style is also Kitaeji

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    Quote Originally Posted by cclin View Post
    the old style is also Kitaeji
    i meant the original series.

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    I wouldn't be caught dead holding something that chromed out. I noticed there's quite a few Shuns with similar ultra-bling cladding. It's a shame.

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    Regardless of the handle material, the Cermax has been around a long time, and I thought discontinued because the price of the 66RC (ZDP) steel was too expensive.

    The steel is super ware resistant, really not that hard to maintain, but a hassle to thin. Profile of the 240 gyuto was good; geometry was OK- a touch thick behind the edge; handle was clunky and heavy- livable with the large gyuto, but unbearable with any other size.

    The cladding on the original series was much too soft, and scratched super easy; I'd bet the damascus clad are no better....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    I wouldn't be caught dead holding something that chromed out. I noticed there's quite a few Shuns with similar ultra-bling cladding. It's a shame.
    ZDP steel is what I want!!

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    I bet it wouldn't be too hard to find one from a member here ( a Cermax anyway; not sure about the birchwood, although for the savings, you could get it rehandled). Maybe try a WTB in the BST????
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