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Id jump on it if I haven't already got a wide bevel Migoto in similar size. Still curious how it compare to other wide bevel like Kagekiyo or Kyuzo.
I've had both and I'd say mine was almost identical to a kyuzo, but my particular junpaku was a bit thinner behind the edge than the kyuzo (kyuzo was already quite thin, and was from 2 years ago, and junpaku is current, so take that for what you will). So just imagine a white 1 stainless kyuzo, and maybe will be a bit thinner haha.
 

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Might as well toss in a choil shot, also really like the lacquered handle on mine:

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Liked the Junpaku more than Myojin sharpened knives, they’re still thin but not delicately thin and w more convexing. Still prefer the heavier HADO knives like ginsan and sumi line (200-214 grams vs 175 grams). Can’t wait for the blue 1 sumi line to drop.
 

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Liked the Junpaku more than Myojin sharpened knives, they’re still thin but not delicately thin and w more convexing. Still prefer the heavier HADO knives like ginsan and sumi line (200-214 grams vs 175 grams). Can’t wait for the blue 1 sumi line to drop.
I think it did drop unless they are calling this something else
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I’ve seen some blue 1 available already but I assume they’ll be more accessible in the next month or so
 
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Liked the Junpaku more than Myojin sharpened knives, they’re still thin but not delicately thin and w more convexing. Still prefer the heavier HADO knives like ginsan and sumi line (200-214 grams vs 175 grams). Can’t wait for the blue 1 sumi line to drop.
More convexing is opposite to my experience. Mine is dead flat and from what I understand that’s the intention. None of my Myojin knives are flat. Also my Junpaku is way thinner (easy to tell by looking at the clad line)
 

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Yeah I completely disagree based on what I’ve used. And fwiw Junpaku had a thicker spine compared to Myojin offerings, Junpaku had prominent enough shinogi to definitely make it not perform with a flat feeling.
However the lamination line on my Junpaku wasn’t nearly as high up the blade as I’ve seen on others but still high.
 
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Yeah I completely disagree based on what I’ve used. And fwiw Junpaku had a thicker spine compared to Myojin offerings, Junpaku had prominent enough shinogi to definitely make it not perform with a flat feeling.
However the lamination line on my Junpaku wasn’t nearly as high up the blade as I’ve seen on others.
Was your shinogi lower? They changed it to have a higher grind sometime this year I think.

FWIW, my Junpaku (bought this year from Miura) is 2.4mm spine, FM (2021) is 2.6mm spine. All my other Myojin knives are thicker than the FM. Ruler on the bevel on Junpaku shows it's flat or concave. No play between shinogi and edge at various points.

I'm curious whether this is by measurement or feel, because maybe the shinogi gives it that feel because the FM will flatten out about halfway but the Junpaku has an angle very high.
 

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Even the blowup here of the choil shot from miura is pretty close to the one I had and moved on from. It looks much different from that laser beam posted earlier IMO.
Perhaps I received old stock or something? Here’s my bst thread SOLD - Hado wh1
 

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Even the blowup here of the choil shot from miura is pretty close to the one I had and moved on from. It looks much different from that laser beam posted earlier IMO.
Perhaps I received old stock or something? Here’s my bst thread SOLD - Hado wh1
Weird looks way thicker than mine as the grind reaches the edge.
 
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another kikuchiyo x izo 240 stainless up on bernal.

this has to be nakagawa myojin right? looks like a straight up ginsan FM. grind/finish look identical to the sg2 seisakusho series from myojin riki, without the off putting SG2 stamp.
 
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another kikuchiyo x izo 240 stainless up on bernal.

this has to be nakagawa myojin right? looks like a straight up ginsan FM. grind/finish look identical to the sg2 seisakusho series from myojin riki, without the off putting SG2 stamp.
Yup. It’s a little taller than the SG2 as well
 
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You would? I’m kind of wanting to try Ginsan. That’s one of the cheaper knives I’ve seen for the size and finish.

No, it's very pricey. As linked, it's that same knife as the kagekiyo, and you can use 10% off coupon code. Can also just get any nakagawa ginsan for 300 or so, which is what this is. Or a Hado ginsan. Also hot take, but ginsan is nothing special. I think the only real upside of it vs other stainless steels is ease of sharpening. Not a super fine grain structure, not super tough, not amazing edge retention, etc.
 

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Yep, also a nakagawa, sharpened by Takada and $280 before shipping...

Or this Morihiro sharpened 255 for the same price as that hitohira, but you get a top tier koa handle from joe which is worth around $150: Custom Nakagawa Morihiro B2 Gyuto Wide Bevel 255mm - Golden Koa and Marbled horn
 
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