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  1. JBroida

    WTB Ryusen Blazen 210mm gyuto

    yes... the 150mm petties in the bontenunryu, blazen, tanganryu, and bontenunryu wa-series petties are all in the shipment.
  2. JBroida

    WTB Ryusen Blazen 210mm gyuto

    nah... i'm not sure when that video was from, but it was probably just a time when i was there hanging out and talking with them about normal business stuff. I've also spent some time forging and sharpening with them, to get a better sense of their process, and there have been times where i...
  3. JBroida

    WTB Ryusen Blazen 210mm gyuto

    maybe... there are a few videos out there of me at their factory
  4. JBroida

    WTB Ryusen Blazen 210mm gyuto

    we just had a large order from them ship from japan, so they should be back in stock soon
  5. JBroida

    Kochi, Nihei SLD or Yoshikane Amekiri 240mm... your thoughts please:)

    no... he's talking about things 5-6 years ago or older
  6. JBroida

    Hi! Thinking of splash and go stones: Gesshin vs Shapton Glass vs Shapton Pro vs Naniwa Professional?

    FYI, while our gesshin 1500 is truly a splash and go stone, the 6000 (blue speckled one) is best when soaked permanently (as are most resinoid based stones)... the truly splash and go stones from our store include the 320, 600 no soak, 1500, 3000 no soak, maido 2k, maido 7k, and diamond stones
  7. JBroida

    WTB Kochi with machi 240mm

    these are currently en route from japan to us FYI
  8. JBroida


    no distal taper in this case. The profile is very similar to the suien vc, but the knife is stainless. I wouldn't use it on chicken bones, but butternut squash should be fine. Aside from that, I'll let others chime in.
  9. JBroida

    Ordering directly from Japan in current climate

    often times they send bills after the fact. For higher value shipments they may request payment prior to customs clearance.
  10. JBroida

    Experience with Kintaro Knives by Yoshimi Kato?

    I dont know about other places, but there is no fit and finish difference that i can see. The cost differences are generally a function of white steel being easier to forge, grind, and sharpen. Other places may ask for different things or order differently, so i cant speak to that. But for...
  11. JBroida

    Quick 210 shoot out - Denka vs. Kochi vs. Toyama vs. Tanaka

    sorry if i had typos in there... its been a crazy time over here in LA. Shoudl have read wide bevels have better food release while subtle convexed knives (when thin enough) move through food more easily
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    Quick 210 shoot out - Denka vs. Kochi vs. Toyama vs. Tanaka

    wide bevel knives are those with a defined shinogi line and bevels that can be sharpened like the fronts of single bevel knives they can have convex bevels too, but i was comparing them to relatively thin knives with subtle convexing from spine to edge (some examples include the gesshin ginga...
  13. JBroida

    Quick 210 shoot out - Denka vs. Kochi vs. Toyama vs. Tanaka

    wide bevel knives will almost always wedge more in tall/dense foods than wide bevels. Wide bevels tend to have better food release and make thinning easier. Its a pretty common finding for anyone that tests things like this. Glad you took the time to do this. I have similar discussions with...
  14. JBroida

    Your favourite Semi-/Stainless Knife

    SDK 12 is not uncommon in japan, though it can sometimes go by proprietary names or different names from different steel manufacturers
  15. JBroida

    WTB Blazen or Gengetsu 270mm gyuto

    years ago there were 270mm gengetsu, but when we had to change how we produced them, we switched to what we have now
  16. JBroida

    Nibs & Knives ; Do you love fountain pens too ?

    yes... exactly... my bad with the typo
  17. JBroida

    Nibs & Knives ; Do you love fountain pens too ?

    that's what josh has been writing with here. Right now, I've got a lamy studio with a 1.9mm stub and R&H Salix, a Lamy Joy with a 1.9mm stub and pilot iroshizuku yu-yake, a sailor pro gear imperial black with sailor kiwaguro, a platinum 3776 with a music nib and R&H Sepia, and a Pilot Justus 95...
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    Ordering directly from Japan in current climate

    EMS has actually stopped shipping to the US (and other countries) entirely for the time being. The cut off date was early last month. Things shipped before then are still not arriving on time, but those are expected to take weeks or months. Things after that date are simply not being accepted...
  19. JBroida

    JKI Synthetic Natural and Jinzo Aoto

    for what its worth, the synthetic natural and the vast majority of resinoid stones are really MUCH better when soaked and the jinzo aoto is higher grit than the king... but also MUCH more aggressive cutting and softer. Its a medium grit stone for sure though.