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    Cowry X Santoku 165mm - available!

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to inform you all that Koki from JCK has just received new batches including a Cowry X Santoku 165mm made by Sanetsu (still available). It's a san mai blade with core edge of Cowry X.
    I have just purchased one, there are still a few more.

    Best regards to all of you.
    Souli

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    bah! sold out

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    On he subject of the update, Itou seems to have their own "faux nakiri" versions at the very bottom. They have named them " Safety Design Utility Knife!"

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    The mizuno suminagashi steals the show....move over Salty.
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    Yeh spotted that, very nice. No more until 2013 for me though. My early resolution

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    those went very fast.

    i have a zdp-189 version or close to the same from the looks of them.

    i bought a couple of the 189s and gave them to a few friends for an idea of what an edge can be like. The 189s are brittle, and a pain to sharpen. one of my buddies hacked his to the point that it looked like a serrated blade... sent it to Dave for a new start, and it has stayed in tact.

    I would love to have a cowry x to try, but not sure how hard they will be, heat treatment is pretty important to these steels based on my understanding. Too much and the tool will take a very fine edge but risk chipping.

    Anyway, how did you know that he only had a few left? when i saw the website, it went from buy to sold out in about an hour. lucky for me a placed an order as soon as i saw it.

    i have one for me, and two to give to some special friends this christmas.

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    I'm curious how they compare to the henckels miyabi zdp189 ones, as they're comparable in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerafa View Post
    those went very fast.

    i have a zdp-189 version or close to the same from the looks of them.

    i bought a couple of the 189s and gave them to a few friends for an idea of what an edge can be like. The 189s are brittle, and a pain to sharpen. one of my buddies hacked his to the point that it looked like a serrated blade... sent it to Dave for a new start, and it has stayed in tact.

    I would love to have a cowry x to try, but not sure how hard they will be, heat treatment is pretty important to these steels based on my understanding. Too much and the tool will take a very fine edge but risk chipping.

    Anyway, how did you know that he only had a few left? when i saw the website, it went from buy to sold out in about an hour. lucky for me a placed an order as soon as i saw it.

    i have one for me, and two to give to some special friends this christmas.
    Ive only read good things about the ZDP189, and am actually contemplating my most expensive knife purchase as I write this...the Konosuke 240mm Gyuto ZDP189 Custom which can be found at that one togo knife place for $1,045.

    Now you have me worried. Anyone else know about the ZDP189?

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    It all depends on the heat treat and usage. I have some experience with a zdp-189 petty (henckels twin cermax) at Hrc 66. Frankly, I love the steel. It takes a very good edge, and it follows that typical powdered steel pattern in which it'll lose "fresh off the stones sharpness" extraordinarily quickly, but it will maintain 85-90% for what seems like an eternity. Sharpening can be a bit of a chore. My knife feels like glass when on the stone (this is probably due to a combination of the steel and the high hardness) and it me about half as long to fully sharpen a knife of comparable size.

    I've heard that the steel can be a bit brittle, so if you do get the konosuke, I wouldn't go hacking through bones with it.

    Anyways, at the price point of the Konosuke, I believe that there are plenty of better options, like a Marko/Burke/Mario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerafa View Post
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    Anyways, at the price point of the Konosuke, I believe that there are plenty of better options, like a Marko/Burke/Mario.
    I am intimidated by the locals 1; Ive never tried their knives 2; I am unsure of their pricing 3; I have tried swooping up some of their knives on the BST but am always late. 4; I found this konosuke on another forum for $700+s/h

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