munetoshi shops?

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  1. Jul 12, 2019 #1

    dsk

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    Where else are munetoshi knives sold other than JNS? I've gotten really into my wacky profile Mazaki and wanted to try something in KU blue #2 but through my searches and various suggestions there's nothing that ticks enough of my boxes unless I'm dropping more money than I want to. So it kind of defaults me to another white steel. My shortlist atm is the munetoshi, kochi v2, hinoura, shiro kamo b#2. It's a good thing JNS is on holiday for now so I have plenty of time to go crazy waiting/researching.

    To be clear I'm a fan of JNS, but just curious where else they are.
     
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    If you like the profile of the newer Mazaki, and you are also looking for a KU B#2, then I would suggest you try a Shigeki Tanaka B2 KU. Steel is pretty good, price is very fair, most people only dislike it because of the profile.
     
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    Aye it's always in the back of my mind to get a tanaka. I owned a ginsan briefly and liked the profile, just not the nashiji. Also not super hot on ebony but that's not a big deal.
     
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    That pear finish will grow on you.
     
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    Kochi v2 is no slouch.
     
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    Nice. I've been mulling a nashiji Hinoura, too, either a santoku or hakata. Does the hakata make a decent all-around knife on the shorter side (like a santoku but more bad-ass in the looks department)?

    Apologies to the OP if this is driving the thread more off-topic - Munetoshi are of interest to me, too.
     
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    The Hakata is a regional (Fukuoka) variation of the Santoku so yes, that’s exactly what it’s for. A plus over the Santoku shape is the pointy tip that can actually be used for delicate work.
     
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    haha the off topic nature seems fine since there doesn't seem to be another vendor option, it would have been the first or second reply. I might also toss in the matsubara as a contender
     
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