Best Blue Steel Honyaki

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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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How does Watanabe/Toyama Honyaki steel perform compared to the San mai lines?
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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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.
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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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.
I guess I'm still learning about which blacksmith does well in honyaki - I should look at Mizuno
 
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