New Tsourkan Workhorse Line

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  1. Jul 4, 2019 #1

    Gregmega

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    Picked up the first of Marko’s new line a few weeks ago. Super impressive. 52100, 225x52, and feels like a gnarlier version of a Kato. Brutal. I would call it a warhorse, not a workhorse, if you’re out there Marko. Here’s a few pics.
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    Choil shot plz.
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2019 #3

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    I got my Tsourkan Workhorse a couple days ago and man, what a blade! About 250 mm heel to tip and 53 mm high and 279 grams.A distal taper that starts at 4.5 mm at the handle to about .9 mm around 10 mm from the tip ......BEAST!
     
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    That is VERY KatoWHesque. can we see the distal taper? Whats the weight of this warhorse?
     
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    So how do you order these? Did you all just get in line via an email or something months ago?
     
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    Lovin' the looks of that!
     
  9. Jul 5, 2019 #9

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    Mine comes in at 237g, so no lightweight by any means for a 225. Can only imagine what the 250mm weigh.
     
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    Beautiful. Love the general look and dimensions. How did you snag one of these, direct from Marko or were for sale somewhere?
     
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    I believe it was a group buy.
     
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    They're awesome gyutos, put mine to work tonight for the first time.

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    I’d reach it to him directly through IG... A good friend who knows Marko let me know he was working on something new and when he was planning them, I asked him to be top of the list after I saw the prototype. But I know with the feedback he’s gotten thus far, he’s already in production of another batch.
     
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    Beautiful knife!, warhorse indeed
     
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    Shigehiro by Tsourkan!
     
  17. Jul 6, 2019 #17

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    Workhorses
     

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    Boss
     
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    Marko said on his Instagram to go to his website, some new stuff coming down the pike...
     
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    I’d be down to try one of the 215. The 225 is already pretty serious. I can only imagine what the bigger ones are like.
     
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    {I've omitted the ...contact details... for obvious reasons as this isn't a sales pitch.}

    I think it makes sense to have this information freely available in the thread since this has relevant technical information. As noted above, Marko requests you contact him for notification/sale information.
     
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    Have anyone tried his stainless gyuto, Or just stainless knives before? I am thinking about trying one out
     
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    I have aeb-l from him. It’s done well—very smooth but not glass-like.
     
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    I was lucky enough to be able to purchase one of these gems in 52100. 250 mm length by 53 mm height and 4.5 mm at the handle that goes down to.9 mm around 10 mm from the tip. 279 grams 7B41EE34-632D-4416-8D83-201EE6497450.jpg 9A411E2F-1FCE-4AB7-94F2-EB6B630B7CCE.jpg IMG_0029.jpg IMG_0031.jpg
     
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    I can easy see how one would enjoy these gyuto's. Those Marko Tsourkan blades are beautiful.

    I used thick spine KU carbon gyuto's at work and stupid thin lasers. Same with Chinese bone cleavers that are thick in the spine and taper all the way to the edge the way a cleaver should be ground not like so many crappy western bone cleavers.

    At home I still keep a gyuto that is more than 4mm spine at the handle with a assem. grind thinning to the edge. Jobs would not use my thin edge gyuto's for It gets used.

    I think one of my favorite grinds is my KU carbon Watanabe.
     
  27. Jul 7, 2019 #27

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    These look fantastic! What's the tip like?
     
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    Yes, I have a gyuto from Marko AEBL steel and it’s excellent
     
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    I had on loan something very similar to this by Marko. Very much “warhorse” like IIRC. Absolutely loved it and offered to buy it. The owner was wise enough not to sell it to me. It was my favorite of all the other Knives I had from Marko, including the JT Damascus western I once had.
    These look like they would be the same if not better
     
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