WTB Mazaki 210 Nashiji (KU) wa-gyuto

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  1. Jan 11, 2020 #1

    daddy yo yo

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    Title says it all, looking for a 210 Mazaki Nashiji wa-gyuto with octagonal handle, preferably with horn ferrule. But the handle ain’t a deal breaker if it’s not as described...

    Dimensions should be around 210/50/200+ grams.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2020 #2

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    Still searching. Ideally a thicker workhorse blade with this darker handle that some vendors offered („zelkova“), octagonal, horn ferrule. But I’d be open for other handles too...
     
  3. Jan 14, 2020 #3

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    Looks like yoshihiro still has some 210mm with octagonal ho handles left - or are you not looking for buying it brand new?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 #4

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    I blame this comment for making me buy the 240mm one. You made me spend my money when I wanted to stop buying more knives.

    Hehe, thank you tho.
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2020 #5

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    Post the Youshihiro once you get it. I am curious how much, if any, differences from the Knife Wear version. But then, I got two Nashiji from Knife Wear & there are still big differences on grind from each other. It seems that Mazaki just can’t stop experimenting, lol.
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2020 #6

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    The yoshihiro version is exactly the same as knifewear.
    Different kanji
     
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    Either this or he simply can’t achieve any repeatability...
     
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    Why not just take a torch to the handle if you want it darker.
    My Mazaki:
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Jan 15, 2020 #9

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    Thread can be closed, I pulled the trigger at Yoshihiro.

    Oh, and as far as repeatability is concerned. I know that the very same knives differ significantly not only from batch to batch but also among batches. While that isn’t necessarily a bad thing (there are fans for pretty much every style), it makes life complicated because maybe you’ll love your Mazaki, maybe you won’t...
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2020 #10

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    Yeah [emoji848] I hear you bro
     
  11. Jan 22, 2020 #11

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    I can only highly recommend Yoshihiro Cutlery, smooth transaction, super-quick and -friendly, fantastic customer service!

    Pics will follow soon!
     
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  12. Jan 22, 2020 #12

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    Yeah, mine came pretty fast too, but the problem is the blade has a lot of scratches. Does yours have?
     
  13. Jan 22, 2020 #13

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    The scratchy blade road is kinda Mazaki's thing. He is said to finish all his knives on a natural stone. I think this helps detect grind issues (as opposed to a sand blast finish that will hide grind issues). In sum, the scratches are meant to be a feature rather than a bug.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2020 #14

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    Got it! But what would be the most economical way to polish it to make it kinda hazy?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2020 #15

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    Put it to a Gesshin 1000 (or King 800) for a few minutes. Or sand it to at least 600, then use finger stones. (Take what I say with a grain of salt, I'm not a great polisher. I think there are tons of posts on kasumi finishes).
     
  16. Jan 22, 2020 #16

    daddy yo yo

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    For me it is exactly the level of finish why I reach so often for my Mazakis. I simply don’t have to baby them!
     
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