I thought it was a good question, and the short answer, from the previous responses, is “you don’t.” If I followed some of the suggestions I’d be laughed out of KKF for the junk I list in BST.Many knife makers have well defined lines that are familiar on this forum... However, a number of stores and retailers have their own lines....
Is there any way to navigate these store or retailer brands, especially if you have less experience gauging how a knife will perform? ....
@josemartinlopez Yeah, the Tanaka I got from Razorsharp is a stellar knife, but why not just go straight to the denka??!! Denka is life.I’ve tried that Tanaka at Razorsharp. It’s a really awesome knife. Just get it. If you don’t like it, buy up my TF Denka, I guarantee satisfaction with that
Well, one theory that's floating around is they're writing a book.
I've been biting my tongue until now, but are you for real? Meant as a serious question.Bro, it's ridiculous but Finland's post office apparently ships to most Asian cities from China to Hong Kong to Vietnam, but they specifically refuse to ship to Singapore. It's almost like Finland's post office doesn't know the difference between Singapore, Jakarta and Manila. It's insane and someone needs to send them our government's tourism video (aka Crazy Rich Asians).
Have you bought any of the Y tanaka’s from razor sharp? Since your profile says you are in SG - was thinking of buying one - but just got one from JNS, wonder if it’s worth it nowYes, TF is sh1t, Toyanabe is sh1t, Kato is sh1t now.
I only use Shuns and crowdfunded knives now, they’re awesome
Do they have a website or link? Might try going there once this covid situation clearsSince you are in singapore try Kitchin Tools. Ben, the owner, a great guy to deal with, you can ask him any questions you have. Will even deliver to you for free. 10% discount for new customer. He has Tanaka×kyuzo migaki in stock.
I just like kitchin tools customer service better than other shop here in Singapore.
I’ve tried that Tanaka at Razorsharp. It’s a really awesome knife. Just get it. If you don’t like it, buy up my TF Denka, I guarantee satisfaction with that
Since you are in singapore try Kitchin Tools. He has Tanaka×kyuzo migaki in stock.
Razorsharp Singapore Y Tanakas - Yoshikazu TanakaHave you bought any of the Y tanaka’s from razor sharp? Since your profile says you are in SG - was thinking of buying one - but just got one from JNS, wonder if it’s worth it now
@F-Flash gave me some pointers, don't worry.Well he hasn't moved up to honyaki and custom Western makers yet.
What knives do you currently have? That’s immensely helpful in figuring out a good match for you.Razorsharp Singapore Y Tanakas - Yoshikazu Tanaka
Hey @lemeneid, @F-Flash, can you describe your Razorsharp Yoshikazu Tanaka (White #2 Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm, Sakai Kikumori, Gokujyo Series)? The three guys who posted here who say they have it seem to like the heavier knives. The Razorsharp Tanaka 240mm weighs about 185g, while the Hitohira choices seem lighter and weigh about 150g.
@F-Flash gave me some pointers, don't worry.
Flying hog monkeys, so you're angry because you want to know what I think are the characteristics of my one, true, final, ultimate, grail knife but are also angry that I am complaining about the Finnish postal service???...asking you pertinent questions about your preferences, wants, needs, your knife use habits, and so on.. Yet, you don't reply to any of them, in the umpteenth thread you've created in a short time window, except to complain about the Finnish postal service???