SOLD Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada "Special Custom Order "KS-Style"" Ao Hagane DX Blue Steel No.1

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  1. Feb 13, 2020 #1

    Barmoley

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    Could you add 8mm to the heel please? ;)
     
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    No problem, give me 15-20 minutes.
     
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    Exactly my point ... I would take this knife over the Masamoto KS 3124. Very nice.
     
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    FYI this is my go-to knife, get it while you still have the chance.
     
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    Mine too.

    Don’t listen to @thebradleycrew, with his strange preference for gyuleavers (or clutos or soba-kyutos?). This knife has the perfect height for the profile. It’s beautiful.
     
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    Then it will go from your “go to” to your ... to your .... “GONE TO” Knife!!!! There is something truly sad about that .... sniff .... sniff .... sniff! I think I need a drink I’m so sad!
     
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    You mean a Mario?
     
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    Just got one of these, it’s pretty excellent.
     
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    Soo tempting. Amazing cutter. GLWS.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2020 #11

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    Bump for the weekend.
     
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    How’s the taper? Any chance of a pic of that and a Choil shot?
     
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    Not much of a taper, it starts pretty thin, you can see some on the bottom balance pic. I'll take some more when I get home tonight. Found choil on my phone though.

    IMG_20191120_192400.jpg
     
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    look at that sexy convexity.
     
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    There is some taper, but not dramatic.

    3.1 mm out of a handle
    2.85 mm above the heel
    2.2 mm closer to the middle
    1.65-1.7mm 30 mm from the tip

    The bad picture might make it look slightly more tapered. Can't get my phone to focus on the spine.

    IMG_20200216_091551.jpg
     
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    Nice knife, love Mizuno's..
     
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    Some patina started to form

    upload_2020-2-18_10-55-30.jpeg
     
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    why are you even selling this?? LOL
     
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    In small part because of this

    upload_2020-2-18_17-4-0.jpeg

    They are actually similar in use in many ways Mizuno being lighter and me preferring heavier, but mizuno is balanced perfectly for me, so I could go either way.

    Mainly because sooner or later I sell all knives. For me it is not about finding the perfect knife, but trying different ones, if I am being honest with myself. Any of the knives I have and most that l’ve sold are more than enough for what I do and need, and I mean significantly more than enough. So to buy new ones I need to sell the ones I have, that’s basically it¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I do get your meaning though and might very well keep it for now, if it doesn’t sell in the next few days it is really very good.
     
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    what is the other knife? the profile looks awesome

    im shocked no one has pouncecd on this yet to be honest, it's a sign, keep it!!
     
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    The other one is Dalman wrought, 1.2562 core.
     
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    thats the best looking dalman ive ever seen
     
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    Bump for the weekend, then I am pulling it, will use until they are not made anymore and everyone wants one:LOL:
     
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    Hey you! Yes, you! The one reading this post that thought about buying the knife, but decided not to! You may think you are smart! But you are not! This knife will complete you! It will become you!

    Ok, so maybe I’m a Mizuno evangelist. So what. This knife is all that.
     
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    Mizuno absolutely rocks ... if I didn’t already have three Mizuno gyutos this puppy would already be headed for my collection.
     
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    I'm keeping mine for life.
     

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