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  1. Sep 19, 2019 #1081

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    Just looking at the choil shots again on CKC and the 240 ku gyuto and 180 ku petty are already sold out. That was fast.
     
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  2. Sep 19, 2019 #1082

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    Bullet train of hype. Good for them, bad for anyone on the fence
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2019 #1083

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    No hype to it, it's just a badass knife at a great price.
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2019 #1084

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    Such good news. I couldn't justify to myself getting another 240 Mazaki but I kept eyeing the new ones at CKC.
     
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  5. Sep 19, 2019 #1085

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    The profile is my go to gyuto. I realise a lot people detest it. But for me, it’s incredibly versatile - almost feels like 2 knives in 1. I think if I had sprung for the 210 instead of the 240, I’d have found it even more versatile.
     
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  6. Sep 19, 2019 #1086

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    Same. It's easily my favourite knife.
     
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  7. Sep 19, 2019 #1087

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    Gah, it's sold out already. I am cry. I really want that 240 maz.
     
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  8. Sep 19, 2019 #1088

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  9. Sep 19, 2019 #1089
    Guys, please keep this thread on topic and take semantics and whether J-knife buyers are well informed elsewhere. There is really no need to start the same discussion in every other thread. Thank you.
     
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  10. Sep 19, 2019 #1090

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    Done. My apologies.
     
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  11. Sep 19, 2019 #1091

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    Based on the specs from @labor of love and @Koakuma, I have a feeling the 240mm nashiji would be too heavy for me. I borrowed a 240mm Wat KU from @daveb last month and at 254g I could barely lift it.

    Labor and Kuma, perhaps the keyaki handle makes the knives feel more balanced? Dave's Wat felt pretty blade heavy, and I got a similar feeling with a much lighter Toyama (217g iirc) since both had ho wood handles. I feel like my 233g Wat with keyaki feels really balanced in comparison. Wondering if the keyaki handles do the same thing for your Maz.

    Also, did anyone here get the CKC kasumi? Would love to have some specs on those as well
     
  12. Sep 19, 2019 #1092

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    Yeah, the balance is right at the pinch grip for me.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2019 #1093

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    Buy one, use it, come back here, and tell us it’s hype.
     
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  14. Sep 19, 2019 #1094

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    I really couldnt help myself. This CKC batch looks too good. Grabbed a 180mm petty kasumi. REalllyy wanted the suji but I couldnt do it. Luckily I know where to find those if I want to come back to it.
     
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  15. Sep 19, 2019 #1095

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    I have a maz its not like I'm using the word hype pejoratively, just that maz gets everyone's engines roaring fast is all.

    To clarify since hype clearly means many things.
     
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  16. Sep 19, 2019 #1096

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    Anyone have experience with the nakiris? New batch or older.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2019 #1097

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    If you want mine send me a PM.
     
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  18. Sep 19, 2019 #1098

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    @Xenif has a Maz nakiri, but it's not in the standard size. I'd love to get the kasumi nakiri and get it all nasty with patina though. :) the choil shot of that looks so sweet
     
  19. Sep 19, 2019 #1099

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    did you know that CC is now out of mazakis?

    I was in the store checking a few of of them out, the 240ies. got the hinoura white 2 instead, felt like better qual imo.
     
  20. Sep 19, 2019 #1100

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    yall are nuts with this hype. buying up 3 of the same damn knife :D

    it's just a really good beater, like a civic.
     
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  21. Sep 19, 2019 #1101

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    You driven the new civic?

    I wouldn't buy 3 though.
     
  22. Sep 19, 2019 #1102

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    Pretty sure 1990s Civic would survive the apocalypse
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Sep 19, 2019 #1103

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    It would be a Toyata Hi-lux
     
  24. Sep 20, 2019 #1104

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    I have the JNS KU "Big Maz" very awesome nakiri, just had a friend picknup a 165 Nashiji, the choil looks great on it
     
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    I had put the 240 ku nashiji through a day of prep, and I have to say the hype is real for this Mazaki. First to my surprise, the ootb edge on my Mazaki was one of the best I’ve used. The reactivity isn’t bad, it had build up some patina but no rust even tho I was not able to wipe it clean every time. It had went through a case of broccoli, carrot and celery, and by the end of the day the edge is still great. It move through everything effortlessly.
     
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  26. Sep 20, 2019 #1106

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    Just wait till you sharpen it. My ootb edge kinda sucked. But it took a screaming edge real quick.
     
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  27. Sep 20, 2019 #1107

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    @Xenif come on man, you can't say that without showing us the choil :p

    Would your friend say that the 165mm nakiri runs a bit longer? (say 170, give or take 1-2 mm)
     
  28. Sep 20, 2019 #1108

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    been looking for a 270 suji, picked up a KU one. anyone know a saya that will fit? CKC doesnt have any
     
  29. Sep 20, 2019 #1109

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  30. Sep 20, 2019 #1110

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    It's like buying wine, they vary vintage to vintage.
     

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