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    Senior Member Notaskinnychef's Avatar
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    Ok. So go with the 240, and avoid moritaka, thoughts on the other suggested knives I posted?

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    I'd go back to the original responses about Carbonext and some cash on a few stones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    2 opinions,
    1) 240 will be comfortable to use and at least over time you will enjoy it likely more than the 210
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    I second the recommendation for 240. Once you get comfortable with the new knife, it'll be much more productive and versatile.

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    240 not too big not to small ,just right.This is the second time I have seen the Masakage San Mai posted.Not too many specifics on the knife,the white steel will take an extremely sharp edge.I really like the looks of that blade,why don't you try it,a blade like that will be user friendly toward increasing your freehand skills.

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    I'm torn, like the looks of that carbonext but also like the looks of that masakage.

    Gonna roll with the 240 tho after further thought and your answers ty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    2 opinions,
    1) 240 will be comfortable to use and at least over time you will enjoy it likely more than the 210
    2) run away from the Moritaka...
    CC, do you speak from experience with this knife, or is it from things read here and there? I just bought the Moritaka, and was assured by the shop owner, made mention here numerous times, that the quality was poor on about 5 out of 1000 knives. I really like the whole package this knife delivers.

    If from experience though, I would love to hear additional comments. This is a xmas present to myself from my wife, so I will not get a chance to peek at it or use it for another 38 days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirsty View Post
    CC, do you speak from experience with this knife, or is it from things read here and there? I just bought the Moritaka, and was assured by the shop owner, made mention here numerous times, that the quality was poor on about 5 out of 1000 knives. I really like the whole package this knife delivers.

    If from experience though, I would love to hear additional comments. This is a xmas present to myself from my wife, so I will not get a chance to peek at it or use it for another 38 days!
    I do not own one, but it is because of what I have read here that I have stayed away. People that have them either enjoy them or they find they have a lemon. My thought is only that since there are lemons in the mix that I would just buy products which are known as having better qc. People here understand what they have when they have an overgrind and unfortunately for most users they will never know the difference--and maybe not even notice the hole in their knife. My theory is that if 5 of 1000 get returned (and you trust who told you this--and his name is not Mark) then many more have the same problem. One other thing to make note of is that many of these knives don't show the overgrind until a few sharpenings so you may not even notice on a new blade while you still have a chance to return it.

    All makers of hand made knives can have some issues (see thick Takeda thread), but overall these makers do not have many issues that are known. There are too many quality manufacturers that put in time and effort to avoid these problems (and at the same time have the business sense to acknowledge when there is a problem) for me to take a chance buying from ones that have known issues.

    If you decide to keep your Moritaka then I am sure you will find pleasure in using it either way because it is something that your wife bought for you. That is cool and I hope you don't have a lemon...on the other hand if you haven't used it yet then why not take a little time to figure out if that is what you really want or maybe there is something else that you just haven't found yet.

    That said, there are plenty of Moritaka users here, many happy ones at that so maybe better to wait to see what they say, but you might want to start a different thread for that purpose.

    Good luck and cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirsty View Post
    CC, do you speak from experience with this knife, or is it from things read here and there? I just bought the Moritaka, and was assured by the shop owner, made mention here numerous times, that the quality was poor on about 5 out of 1000 knives.
    Wow that's better than what I've seen, I say 7 out of 10 of the Moritakas that I see are the worst knives I've ever seen. Maybe my view is skewed because I service them vs sell them?

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    Dont want to hijack the thread, but I do have my fingers crossed that I will be getting a nice piece.

    This is my first Japanese knife, got a funny feeling though I will be getting several more!

    Without having anything to compare to, it may be tougher for me to spot poor crafting. We'll find out come xmas!

    Thanks for the feedback

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    So for the 147 it will cost me shipped, is the carbonext my best bet? I wanna order it while the sale is on :-)

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