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  1. Feb 21, 2018 #61

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    Yahiko 240mm is $220, mazaki is $300ish shipped (jns).
     
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    greg, badgertooth sold one of those a while back on bst. i would have totally ordered one if they offered in 240 size.
    so i got someone from work to order the yahiko, i will compare side by side when he gets it.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2018 #64

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    Ahhhhh, I'm looking at:

    210mm, JNS, 198 (ex vat before shipping);
    210mm, CKTG, 200 (before shipping)
    Cleancut-waiting on email response...

    So I guess my general inspection was just all the things lining up for whether they are one and the same... Sanjo, solo maker, same steel, same profile, similar retail price point pre-shipping, etc...
     
  5. Feb 21, 2018 #65

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    Gotcha! Can't wait:)). Nerding XL on this for some weird reason
     
  6. Feb 21, 2018 #66

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    Price dropped big time over at jns
     
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    lol, gotta compete!! good for us.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2018 #68

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    Maybe that's also why JWW dumped the price on those tsukasa as well. I'll take it!!
     
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    I guess my point is that yahiko was always cheapo typical cktg bargain bin price($220). JNS mazaki was priced at $315ish. Do you think maxim just decided charge $95 more for an identical knife sold at cktg? Because I don’t. There’s likely differences associated with production or material costs somewhere.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2018 #70

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    Point taken. I guess I don't ever recall the price of the mazaki being that high, I always recall it being in the low 200 range, but I also never looked that hard at them until I saw a much better looking finished product that cleancut came out with (maybe that price is compounded in the obviously better finish & handle, and 30$ is a really easy sum to come up with for simple details such as that). Also I've seen plenty of people take liberty with their pricing, and seen markets adjust and react/reflect market fluctuations. I guess I'll hold out until the two are in the same room to see if the rumor will be substantiated (or destroyed).
     
  11. Feb 21, 2018 #71

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    Cleancut deducts VAT and then ads shipping which is usually about the same as the VAT.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2018 #72

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    Trying to decide KU or polished :doublethumbsup:
     
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    Kuro is eye candy!
     
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    Yes, I saw the Yahiko, remarkably similar to the Mazaki, on the •••go site it's listed at "HRC: 60-61." The octagon hand is no where near as nice as your cherry wood D. The 240 is sold out. Could it be a knife from the same workshop made by another someone else? Or maybe the same maker but slightly different specs/HT, etc.? Personally I'd want one from either CC or JNS for the knife.
     
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    he only recently dropped by kato after maksim approached him for knives....
     
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    back side kanji is exactly the same white 2 in hand chiseled look and front side kanji is same style but different word.
     
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    o yes maksim said mazaki is a one man shop so not likely to be someone else.
     
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    Can anyone translate the kanji? Mazaki and Yahiko.
     
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    I know I'm not crazy on this one. You can make up thirty bucks in handle material and polish in ten minutes. (In regards to the price difference at cleancut)
     
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    Also I'm not sure what maxsim was charging, nor do I really care, but as of right now he's charging the same basic price as the yahiko, for the smaller models he's even cheaper atm...
     
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    mazaki on jns, yahiko on cktg i believe.
     
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    captain - polished version is usually always thinner, but the KU version looks pretty awesome.
     
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    Thanks Panda. Ugg. Think it has to be KU.
     
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    do it, be the first!
     
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    One for you, one for whatshisname.....:angel2:
     
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    You mean DH? Yep, I'm getting a Nakiri for him and a Gyuto for me :whistle: A little treat after all the frigging OT lately.
     
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    Maxim addressed the price drop for both munetoshi and mazaki lines on his FB page. It has to do with the exchange rate.
     
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    No bashing intended but isn't Mark's business model based on recognizing what's selling then having the same (or other) craftsman make the same knife cheaper through cheaper materials/processes? He's understandably not very transparent about it but his "exclusive" products all seem to be knock-offs.
     
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    I would suggest Doi gyuto if you want a unique, non-delicate knife with good heft. Similar profile to KS with a Kato like food release. It has a more pronounced shoulder than Kato and is awesome at pull cuts and rock chopping.

    Even if I sell my Doi, there are 2 others in line for it! Definitely a unique knife.
     
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    Yeah, but he was able to get the only handful of ks's being made, lol.
     

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