Anyone ever tried a knife from blacksmith Kikuchiyo?

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  1. Apr 21, 2019 #1

    Cyrilix

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    I see a lot of his knives on Hitohira, but there is a startling lack of documented experience in these forums here. Does anyone have any experience or additional information on his knives? How's the heat treat?
     
  2. Apr 22, 2019 #2

    Chef Doom

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    I refuse to buy anything from Kikuchiyo until he honors his obligation to marry his second daughter to my fourth brother.
     
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    Now, the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
    Told the first father that things weren't right
    "My complexion, " she says, "is much too white"
    He said, "Come here and step into the light"
    He said, "Hmm, you're right, let me tell the second mother this has been done"
    But the second mother was with the seventh son
    And they were both out on Highway 61
     
  4. Apr 22, 2019 #4

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    The names of the blacksmiths on hitohira or tosho are all aliases. They’re based on Seven Samurai FYI ;)
     
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    You are 100% correct. I never noticed that. Excellent observation.

    Where does that leave us in evaluating their work?
     
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    That’s too funny. They’ve got almost all of them in there
     
  7. Apr 22, 2019 #7

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    Sorry, I'm not understanding the jokes in this thread. Could someone please give me a layman's summary?
     
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    After googling 7 samurai, I now understand. That is hilarious.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2019 #9

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    I guess let me rephrase the question. Would anyone here ever consider putting down the money to pick up a Kikuchiyo gyuto? Supposedly this individual is also someone that produces mizu honyaki blades, so I would guess this person is not a novice.
     
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    Hitohira’s products are very solid. I have a Tanaka Tsubaya Ku and a Tanaka x Kyuzo; both are excellent knives. If the knife otherwise appeals to you, I would not hesitate to try one.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2019 #11

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    Thanks. I've always wanted the Tanakas because I've heard a lot of good things about his heat treatment. I'm mainly more curious about all of the other smiths and also because it seems like there is no information at all.
     

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