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It depends how it was installed.
The traditional method is to burn the handle on by heating the tang so that the handle can be easily...
180mm x 50mm TFTFTFTFTF...keeper.
I was at the TF shop and they showed me the Hitachi steel catalog. They definitely have two types of White #1 steel. TF explained that...
The Nashiji use pre-clad White #1
The Maboroshi start with unclad White #1A, which TF clads in house.
Maboroshi knives see a lot more...
This is also something to ask Jon to recommend. He's also extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding restaurants in LA!
Do you think the knife you got from Morihei was straight when he gave it the "fine finish"?
I think Morihei would reject or fix a bent...
Edro will also make a "semi custom" saya based on a tracing of the profile and spine taper.
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