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    Some custom zakuri knives for a customer

    Thought you guys might like to see these...


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    Another lefty, eh?
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    Is it my imagination or is the handle on the bottom one a little crooked?

    What are the top two? the 2nd from the top looks like a tiny Deba? is the top one a variation on a (tiny) nakiri?
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    Sorry to stray away from the topic (those knives are beautiful btw) but how would you compare Zakuri knives to say Takeda's or Kanehiro's. I've wanted one since I watched your youtube video but it seems like they go pretty quick!!

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    installing handles can be tricky as there is a lot of personal preference involved. Some people like them more angled up, others angled down, and some totally even in the middle. While my preference is slightly up, not everyone agrees. Thats why i usually ask the customer first.

    the top one is for unagi, the one under it is a small funayuki, the third one is a small yanagiba/sujihiki, and the last one is a katsuo bocho.

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    it would be a lot easier to explain over the phone if you're up for it... the answer is not so simple or straightforward.

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    Thanks Jon! I didn't know that handle angle was something that varied...
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    yeah... i learned about handle installation from about 5-6 different people and they all had different preferences.

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    slightly up is my preference as well, if a preference is something i'm able to give. makes for a little more knuckle clearance. good looking knives!

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