NO WAY........ Ura and everything! :bigeek:
:lolsign: You are both right. It is a single bevel Santoku, and a very very thin one. At least it is a hell lot thinner than other usubas that I have, and had.That looks like a blend of a santoku and an usuba ...
This was straight from Iizuka-san. Maxim got three a while back, and he mentioned that these were from old stock made years ago.Did you do that?? Funny that I was thinking of starting a thread on how much modification people do (not knife makers) or have the guts to do. I got so tired of fingerprints messing up a mirror polish on the table of a kiritsuke with engraved kanji that I took the whole surface of the table to the stones and did my own mirror polish - losing the texture of the kanji. It looks nice but I think you have to be in a bad mood to do that to a $650 knife. ha...
that is an amazing pattern!! Shig should produce more of those.Just your basic kitaeji shig. I should try to count the layers. I have seen a lot of kitaeji shigs and I do think this is somewhat unusual. This is a 180mm baby gyuto and is also very thin. I have had a couple of "matched pairs" and sometimes the kitaeji is thinner, sometimes thicker. The 180 kasumi partner in this case is a tad thicker. But I had a pair of 270s where the kasumi was thinner.
Lol, if I could have bought some cherries I would have posted the perfect picture. You are forever in my debt for providing my dream knife.....I've eaten poutine several times since just to worship at the shrine of the Nanook dude that helped me out. I was shocked when you succumbed to the borg and was assimilated......:zombiegrave:
I'm surprised Smurfmacaw hasn't posted here yet lol.
In an attempt to overcome my "hoarding tendencies", I sold my shig display set :shocked3:
I relapsed shortly afterwards and got another Kitaeji gyuto :knife:
Photos like this are serious justification for a Shig-only existence. Very nice.Dangerous hobby/passion... seriously:...
No idea what this was about, something of my usual blah blah?Dunno why it lumped Asteger's comment in there...Fixed that. D.