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  1. MowgFace

    WTS Manaka western gyuto price drop

    I know what you actually meant, but this made me laugh too much. #AcidFlashbacks
  2. MowgFace

    Sharpening..and knife lifetime.

    Personally I never got along with my Green Brick. Hate the feel, and loads up easily. If you’re looking for a 2000 grit soaker, then look no further than the Gesshin 2K. It has replaced my 1000 grit stone at home completely.
  3. MowgFace

    Heiji direct

    How is the geometry with this? LOOOOVE his Enju Handles.
  4. MowgFace

    WTB Enju or Burnt Chestnut/Buffalo Horn Handles

    Hello all- Looking for a handful of Enju or Burnt Chestnut/Buffalo Horn handles, in either D or Octagonal for the following knives: 210 Yanagiba 240 Yanagiba 2 x 210 Gyuto 240 Gyuyo Lemme know what you've got laying around! Thanks in advance! Mowgs
  5. MowgFace

    Greetings from northern California!

    East Bay over here! Welcome
  6. MowgFace

    Takamura Super GZ?

    Gotta start with a 240. Then a serious nose job.
  7. MowgFace

    Jerks... :)

    Great set of knives! All great pieces
  8. MowgFace

    Knife findings

    The Gesshin Ginga cleavers have a much more cleaver appropriate wa handle, but I’ve always wondered the same. Not a cleaver user much myself though. https://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/collections/cleavers/products/gesshin-ginga-6-chinese-cleaver-white-2-wa-handle
  9. MowgFace

    Home Use Suji - Preferred Length?

    I only have 240s, and very seldom feel the need for something larger. But the feeling does arise entertaining, when a big roast comes along. Only then does a 270-300 start to sound very appealing to me.
  10. MowgFace

    The collection

    Great reading about your journey! Anything new on the horizon? Or at least any thing that caught your eye next?
  11. MowgFace

    The collection

    Is it just the picture, or are the Konosuke handle installs crooked?
  12. MowgFace

    Kurouchi or not.. what do people prefer?

    I agree, the river jump is a far superior knife. You don’t have to enjoy the aesthetics of the Yoshikane, but it’s been a highly regarded knife for years. You aren’t missing anything. Just a piece of hot garbage that cuts like a dream.
  13. MowgFace

    Epicurean Edge Sale - Now thru Sat then big Sun/Mon

    I completely agree. While i do not prefer as tall as many here do, where 49-52mm is my preference, these are pretty short. Definitely usable, but usually get more action as a suji at my house.
  14. MowgFace

    Kurouchi or not.. what do people prefer?

    My guess would be the Yoshikane Black dammy is an etchant, or something. I am no expert for sure, but from the Riverjumps/Unryus i have seen/held they look about as true Ku as you can get (Most definitely could be crazy wrong here, though. I know there have been conversations with makers on...
  15. MowgFace

    Kurouchi or not.. what do people prefer?

    I prefer the "Nashiji" KU over most any of the other types, like Kochi or Wakui. For those who dislike KU, what do you think of Hinoura KU Dammy? or Yoshikane SLD Black Dammy? I totally understand people not liking the look of them, but most of my non-knife fanatic friends comment more...
  16. MowgFace

    Epicurean Edge Sale - Now thru Sat then big Sun/Mon

    The @Carl Kotte wet dream is the SK and the clean one is V2
  17. MowgFace

    Epicurean Edge Sale - Now thru Sat then big Sun/Mon

    I have 2 Tsukiji Masamoto's in V2 (Had a roomate who had the SK) and they are good no frills knives. The wa-variants that I have are pretty "classic" Gyuto shapes. 240 runs about 5mm long, and about 46mm tall, and the 210 is 215/43. I tend to use the 210 more as a tall petty/line knife, and the...
  18. MowgFace

    Show your newest knife buy

    Those MFers are THIN!
  19. MowgFace

    210mm/240mm Stainless/Semi-Stainless Gyuto Recommendation

    I am a Gengetsu/Heiji fan myself. My lady really likes her Kaneshige SLD -18X- 21X Semi/SS Family Photo (RIP Gengetsu Tip): L to R Tanaka Ginsanko 180 Kaneshige SLD 210 Gesshin Heiji 210 Gengetsu 210 Gesshin Uraku 210 Ashi 210
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