Didn’t know Ashi still made honyaki knives. Any other knives that have supposedly stopped being made

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  1. Oct 22, 2019 #1

    Daizone

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    I didn’t know Ashi still made honyakis. Are there these knives that some knife makers have supposedly stopped or make very seldom (or possible old stock)? Just saw the gesshin one sell out in about 2 minutes. Congrats to the buyer!
     
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    What was the price, just out of curiosity?
     
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    Thanks. Cheaper than I expected, no wonder it was gone so fast.
     
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    I obviously don't know but guessing that order may have been placed by Jon some time ago.
     
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    true the order could have been years ago or maybe Jon just has those connections :)
     
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    Great to know Jon didn’t jack up the price on the Ashi honyaki. Some other retailer have offered Ashi honyakis for multiples of that price.
     
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    Jon and JKI are a class act
    This is the type of business we need to support more

    These have been on order for years
     
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    This was ordered in 2013

    I will be getting more, but it’s not a fast process. I just had a talk with him yesterday about this and have a good idea of what is or is not possible based on their current workload and what he needs to do to make these knives. I still have a bunch on order from 2013 and on too.
     
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    Jon, now that Ashi is semi-retired, is he still personally making the current honyaki knives? Or has he passed on that responsibility to someone else? Something like Shiraki and Nakagawa?
     
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    Who said that ashi-San is partially retired?
     
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    I think people are just coming to conclusions from the "no more direct orders" bit being thrown around coupled with the outrageous price hikes from certain vendors.
     
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    i was just hanging out with him 2 days ago... he'e fine and working hard.
     
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    to answer your question, yes, he is still make them himself
     
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    Hattori still makes KD30s

    210/240/270 gyutos
    santoku
    135/150 petty

    only these 6
     
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    Didn’t he become really sick recently and was out of action for a while? Word from my source was he was going to semi-retire after.
     
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    He was a little sick some time ago but he’s fine now. I really wish people would stop posting conjecture so abundantly on here. There are all kinds of things that can lead to these problems... here say, lost in translation issues, and even malicious disinformation
     
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