Best Blue Steel Honyaki

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    jacko9

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    I looked at that knife and at this time I just can't decide if I want the knife sharpened with a high bevel or a convex grind. My first two Fuji's were high bevel sharpened but, my last is the Fuji B#2 FT grind that I have been enjoying a lot. Thanks for the suggestion that I kept bookmarked as I weigh my options.
     
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    No vote for Mizuno? I've never had a Togashi/Tosa honyaki (although I have a blue #2 san-mai gyuto from the duo), but all the Mizuno blue #2 honyaki I've tried have been spectacular. *SHRUG*

    OT: my Mizuno white #2 270mm honyaki gyuto just arrived today and I can't wait to give it a try.
     
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    They're close, but I'd say the honyaki edges out the san-mai version. If you don't care about honyaki, the san-mai is a great performer for just over half the price.
     
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    My favorite (and sadly only one left in my kit) is my Hide. I really do miss my Ittetsu (not blue though) and mizuno. There are some other great white steel ones too.
     
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    The hamon was much, much nicer on the Mizuno but I give a clear cut advantage to Togashi on the steel, at least from my perspective.
     
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    I guess I'm still learning about which blacksmith does well in honyaki - I should look at Mizuno
     
  8. Feb 18, 2020 #38

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    Is your experience with Togashi with B or W steel?
     
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    Blue, I thought we were limiting this discussion to blue steel...
     
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    I have tried his white one but in nimai
     
  11. Feb 18, 2020 #41

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    Yes I am interested in Blue - thanks
     

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