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    Which other blades have you come across in R2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Sharp View Post
    Which other blades have you come across in R2?
    Tanaka.

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    Wow good deal. Grats!
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    Nice knives i want an itou, and theory dont you have a itou pairing? crazy blue or green handle or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Yes, that's the one! But maybe there are others too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbaa View Post
    Nice knives i want an itou, and theory dont you have a itou pairing? crazy blue or green handle or something?
    Yeah, I got it from Salty. It has an azurite malachite handle. Pretty cool little guy. Bugger to sharpen though. Not because of the steel, I love sharpening R2. It's the small size and shape that burns me sometimes. The edge doesn't go all the way to the handle, it sort of starts a quarter inch up. But it gets real thick from the handle then suddenly drops in and gets thin at the edge. I sometimes bang this drop part into the stone and it can take you out of the rhythm.
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    When I was waiting for an Itou to come back in stock at JCK I got impatient and bought a Tanaka R2 ironwood instead. I now prefer the shapes of the Tanaka!
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    Most of the Itou's came with rough edges so I took a short slicer to 1K and 4K glass stones. No one could accuse me of being more than an adequate sharpener, but within minutes it took a terrific edge that just about fell through grapes. If this is typical of R2... incredible!
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    Easy to sharpen, holds it for.. ev.. er..
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