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bcrano

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Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share. Now this is a little bit of an odd choice admittedly but I got this knife to fulfill a vacant spot in my line up -- that of a petty (which it really isn't), and to see have Dave experiment with copper etching on it (which didn't work). I know I could have bought a lot of other knives instead that maybe made more sense -- for the $ or whatever, but holding it in my hand, I'm glad I got it none the less, and can't wait to go play with it when I get home!

The said knife is a Mr. Itou 180 small gyuto in R2 with an abalone handle. Another note, this is my first damascus blade. And it looks really cool up close...

(real photo when I figure out how to post one! but it looks alarmingly similar.)
 

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Itou's offerings on JCK got snatched up pretty quick. Glad you grab one while you could. The abalone handle is pretty cool looking.
 

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Itou's blades really do look spectacular. I remember seeing a post by Curtis (a long time ago) comparing the edge holding very favourably to a KD (Cowry-X). Can any/other Itou owners comment on their knives?
 

bcrano

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What's cool just from looking at it is the damascus feels very ridgy or defined... maybe it says something secret in braille???
 

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Itou's blades really do look spectacular. I remember seeing a post by Curtis (a long time ago) comparing the edge holding very favourably to a KD (Cowry-X). Can any/other Itou owners comment on their knives?
Tim, love my Itou, holds a great edge, no chipping etc. Never tried a KD, so I cant compare fairly. Love that knife.
 

bcrano

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Oivind, I had read that the handles are boxy -- and it is boxier than the handles on my other knives or a Dave rehandle for example -- but at this side it's not in anyway uncomfortable. I could see if it was a larger handle on a larger knife it could be annoying, maybe -- but not at this size...
 

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There's certainly a lot going on there.
 

bcrano

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As its my first carbon Damascus, do you guys think I should force a patina or go with the flow? Generally or anyone who has experience with an Itou?
 
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