Quantcast
Need (Pros) Volunteers To Test MT Yanagi in 52100
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Need (Pros) Volunteers To Test MT Yanagi in 52100

  1. #1
    Marko Tsourkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    4,084

    Need (Pros) Volunteers To Test MT Yanagi in 52100

    Hi Folks,
    I would like to get a private feedback on a prototype yanagi I ground. Sushi bar chefs would be given a preference. If interested, shoot me a PM.

    I will do a yanagi pass-around later on, but for now I need a feedback for a current grind, weight, performance, etc. I will incorporate the feedback in prototype 2.0.

    This knife has same HT as my other knives, so I am curious how people will find single-bevel 52100 with a good wear resistance and sharpness to compare to yanagis from Japanese makers.

    Thanks,

    M


    "If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” - An US saying.

    If my KKF Inbox is full (or not), please contact me via Email: anvlts@gmail.com

  2. #2
    Marko Tsourkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    4,084
    Got one down. There is still room folks, jump in! Pics of the yanagi coming tomorrow.


    "If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” - An US saying.

    If my KKF Inbox is full (or not), please contact me via Email: anvlts@gmail.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member ThEoRy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Jersey
    Posts
    2,965
    Count me in if you will please.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

  4. #4
    Marko Tsourkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    4,084

    Pictures

    I am including a honesuki here as well, as both are true single bevel knives and both will be tested for a private feedback before I will attempt a prototype 2.0 of each sometimes in the 2013.

    My goal for this project is to make a knife that will offer a superior wear resistance and edge stability (no chipping), while maintaining sharpness needed for protein cutting. These will be in 62.5-63.5RC hardness and in 52100 steel.

    Also, there is something new to lean when trying a new grind. Sometimes it is like walking in a dark room - you need to bump your head against objects you don't see to get a better understanding where they are and how to get around them next time. I think I have learned already a few things I didn't know and that in itself is a good thing.

    I have several pros interested both knives. Will be in touch over the weekend.

    Thanks,

    M

    PS: Yanagi still needs a little work, so ignore for now unrounded spine and choil and not very fine finish on the bevel.


    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0499.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	22.6 KB
ID:	11678

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0498.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	24.0 KB
ID:	11677

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0495.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	23.8 KB
ID:	11676

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0500.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	33.9 KB
ID:	11673

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0494.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	30.8 KB
ID:	11675

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0493.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	23.0 KB
ID:	11674


    "If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” - An US saying.

    If my KKF Inbox is full (or not), please contact me via Email: anvlts@gmail.com

  5. #5

    ecchef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    In the Village.
    Posts
    3,175
    I'd be more than happy to give 'em a go if you feel comfortable with a trans-Pacific voyage. Could get a small group of local guys together.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

  6. #6
    Senior Member eto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    nYc
    Posts
    198
    Those look amazing. Beautiful work Marko.

  7. #7
    Marko Tsourkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    4,084
    I got a few people interested, so thanks to everybody who contacted me.


    "If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” - An US saying.

    If my KKF Inbox is full (or not), please contact me via Email: anvlts@gmail.com

  8. #8
    Senior Member heirkb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    898
    Have you considered asking Jon at JKI to check it out? If he would, I bet he'd have helpful suggestions.

  9. #9
    Marko Tsourkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    4,084
    Quote Originally Posted by heirkb View Post
    Have you considered asking Jon at JKI to check it out? If he would, I bet he'd have helpful suggestions.
    This time, I am only considering pros - the knife has to be used on a line for several shifts.
    Thanks for the suggestion, though.

    M


    "If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” - An US saying.

    If my KKF Inbox is full (or not), please contact me via Email: anvlts@gmail.com

  10. #10
    Mike Davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Jackson, MI.
    Posts
    1,529
    Looks great Marko! Those single bevels are a whole new beast eh? I have been having fun with some.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts