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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    The Hitohira website has it out of stock but at almost $1k US. Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Vintage Swedish Carbon Limited Migaki Gyuto 240mm...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    Agreed with that. I'm just saying to call it a knock off is unfair. If it is the same level of workmanship, by the same people, which...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    If its the same craftsman, or same lineage, not sure that's a fair analogy. Konosuke didn't exactly invent the steel, or own exclusive...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    Disagree, I'd assume it is. There was quite a bit of stuff at the time. There's a high degree of incestuousness inside the Sakai...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    I think there can be some variations in his blades. My Tsubaya significantly less beefy than my dads, and we bought ours at the exact...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    I feel like it depends on the smith. Yoshikazu Tanaka can forge a **** ton of it, considering the output and he's making other stuff...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    Isn't the whole point of this knife costing 600+ dollars is all of them have that attention to detail with polishing and no flat spots...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    True, but assuming a normal distribution between the hardness of all knives in both, there is an equal luck of the draw you get two...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    1 point is that significant? I think I read it goes up per point the higher, but didn't realize 1 is a huge variation.
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    nwshull replied to the thread Konosuke Kaiju.
    How noticeable will Blue 2 vs Blue 1 be? Has anyone used both of his? This is the first one I've been tempted in a while because I...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Carter's Honest Edge Ranch.
    Two questions: 1) Do we get to do the Dundee knife line at the end of the forging process? 2) Do we get to fight a crocodile with said...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Carter's Honest Edge Ranch.
    Falling within the urbanite demographic here, I'm not at all against learning to shoot. But its more the 'tactical' addition that...
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    I thought it was a fairly open secret they were the same sharpener...
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    nwshull replied to the thread Your home knives.
    That's not funny.
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    nwshull replied to the thread mazaki knives.
    Not in my experience. I've had one since 2017 or 18... can't remember, when Yoshihiro first got them, and probably the least fade of...
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