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  1. Dec 2, 2015 #1

    TheDispossessed

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    Looks like a handful just got to Denmark...
     
  2. Dec 2, 2015 #2

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    That was quick, wanted the 120mm petty but gone in 5min...
     
  3. Dec 2, 2015 #3

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    yeah the 120 called me too.....which is odd i have never really liked anything smaller than 180.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2015 #4

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    was hoping to gift myself a 240 workhorse for Christmas! oh well.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2015 #5

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    a 240 gyuto is gonna be the single most sought after knife by any of these guys. good luck w that!
     
  6. Dec 2, 2015 #6

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    yea the WTB threads in the BST tell that story all too well :)
     
  7. Dec 2, 2015 #7

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    ALL GONE! Madness
     
  8. Dec 2, 2015 #8

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    I think I might wind up selling my 240 Kato. Will post about it shortly.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2015 #9

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    update: just kidding, I don't have any 240s for sale.
     
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    You are a bad bad man.

    I actually saw the email come in and still wasn't fast enough for the guyto or one of the petty's. Got one of the suji's though.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2015 #11

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    That knife is not made by Kato Kiyoshi.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2015 #13

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    Soooo wanted that 270 suji!
     
  14. Dec 2, 2015 #14

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    But maybe by another Kato-san
     
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    Yeah, I think it is Hiroshi Kato.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2015 #16

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    Quite a few Katos in Japan
     
  17. Dec 28, 2015 #17

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    A certain webstore that is not to be mentioned has Damascus and regular Kato Gyutos in stock. 210 and 240.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2015 #18

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    You are on top of it! Decent prices though nothing crazy amazing.

    Did someone already snatch up the 240 Damascus or was there not one to start with?
     
  19. Dec 28, 2015 #19

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    Somebody must have grabbed it because I had a look earlier and there was one in stock. Not really interested myself.

    I've heard from someone who bought a standard Kato in Japan that the JNS workhorse version is slightly different than the standard Kato.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2015 #20

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    He got three of each in. I was lucky and just happened to see the email just as he sent it. I got the second 240 Damascus. They didn't last long at all.
     
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    Yeah the JNS Katos are a little taller with a higher tip and more curve in the profile. The regular Katos are more narrow and have flatter profiles.
     
  22. Dec 28, 2015 #22

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    Are the Damascus knives better because I remember reading somewhere that it's a better knife than the normal ones and he only makes a few a year..

    Btw, does this store have a bad rep or something? I know who is it is but I just don't know why
     
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    Congrats!!! Any idea what handle you are going to get on it?

    Also that is quite absurd that he got 3 of each, especially the Damascus ones!

    I've got a 240 Damascus Kato hopefully arriving end of Jan or early Feb...
     
  24. Dec 28, 2015 #24

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    kato so popular. i wonder which maker is going to get its next trend-mill.
     
  25. Dec 28, 2015 #25

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    I had a 240 Damascus in my cart that did not go through. Got a 210. Now for a handle.
     
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    I got one of the 240s. There's still one left. If it didn't go through you should try again.
     
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    Showing out of stock for me. The Wenge is in stock but not the Damascus.
     
  28. Dec 28, 2015 #28

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    Oh ok, I was referring to the wenge.

    I too would like to know the advantage of a damascus other than decorative value. Is it tougher or does it cut better or have better food release? I know the Shig Kitaeji is supposed to be better than then the Kasumi, but does that also apply to Katos?

    I'm looking at the specs between the CKTG and the JNS and they both have the same blade height but the CKTG is 10mm shorter and half an ounce lighter. Don't know if that makes any difference in performance.

    What I'm really curious about is the JNS Kikuryu Kato. Is that just a fancy name for a damascus or is it an entirely different better knife? It doesn't seem like that's been available for a long time. Does he still make them?
     
  29. Dec 28, 2015 #29

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    How many g is 1/2 an Oz? Anyway, chestnut handles are a little heavier.

    There was only 1 batch of Kikuryu made
     
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    14.175 grams to a half ounce.
     

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