There were Zensho in SKD and SLD clad stainless too. I have the 240 Zensho SKD migaki. The endgame of gyutos for me, think I bought it in 2011. I...
Some western handles have not suffered from a drop in quality F&F at all. Take TF - they've always been ****.
Aogami hype-r sounds like the mystery steel that Kato uses. Apparently the edge retention of this steel increases tenfold if kanji that looks like...
This guy gets it.
Bernal Cutlery have a good selection.
The more interesting Yoshis are scarce now. The SKD hammered is still a great knife, and has been pretty...
I also agree.
Craftsmanship is first class.
Performance is unremarkable when compared to other blades.
Hype train is more crowded than ever.
I remember when the only Konosuke you could buy was a stainless layzor, the poor man's Tad/SIH
I don't believe the monosteel HD was the same steel as the core of the SKD12 (laminate) coming out of of Yoshikane for one second.
Can remember the old days when the Western Yoshikane SKD hammered was dismissed out of hand for being "way too thick" In the current era where...
Not just for knives. One can make Nubat armour out of it.
Bring on the Six Nations.
240mm was available when I looked (about 15 mins after the email), snapped up rapidly by the hype train passengers, - who know it is absolutely,...
If it hasn't been sharpened poorly, about 20% less than the purchase price. Someone (blinded by the perception of added value due to the fact they...
Thin used to be in.
Now it's not.
Layzor petties are very useful.
TF = $hit since way back when (at least 2006). Hype train drivers can post whatever they want, but the fact of the matter is that no one used to...
This isn't a community with a sense of purpose anymore, recent patterns of behaviour illustrate this.
1. Don't be naive
2. Buyer beware
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