Anybody Tried Wakui Forged Tesshus?

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  1. Dec 16, 2018 #1

    holdmyphone

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    Referring to THIS. Notably cheaper than the Shiraki forged Tesshus of the same size. I've seen nothing but praise for Wakui knives here and am wondering if anyone owns one of these and how they stack up to his other knives.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 #2

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    I‘m going to find out in the not so distant future, I just purchased the 210.
    Unfortunately I will have to wait until my cousin from Florida comes to visit me in March or April.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2019 #3

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    Digging up this thread as I got my knife now...

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    Sorry about the lightning but it’s already late here

    Fit and finish is nice, spine and choil are nicely rounded. The only thing I noticed is that the Nashiji was ground off a bit near the tip on one side.
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    For the price it’s a very nice blade. The handle is not as nice as on the 180 Wakui I had before but still a decent one.
    OOTB edge is ok but nothing spectacular. I will report back as soon as I put a new edge on it.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2019 #4

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    How does it perform with the migaki Wakui?
     
  5. Feb 15, 2019 #5

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    I did not have too much time to try it yet, but I can say that food release is better on this one compared to the migaki. I guess mostly due to the more middleweight grind, the 180 migaki was almost laser like compared to this one.
    I like the balance very much, it feels like an extension of my arm and I bet you can use it without fatigue for a long period of time.
    Maybe I will write a little review once I have used it for a few meals.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2019 #6

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    Congrats! They're fantastic!

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    I have both. The migaki is thinner so it's a better performer overall, but they're both crazy good values.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2019 #8

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    That’s one good looking knife
     
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  9. Feb 15, 2019 #9

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    Thank You, I will go for the Migaki then.
     

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