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ma_sha1

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Covid-19 project gets a bit crazy sones times 😜

Here I want to turn the 180 Shig. Nakiri. into 180mm gyuto instead, before I start, what you guys think about the profile?

I like it tall, aiming for 48/49mm heel height. I can make tip higher or lower, pretty much anywhere I want it before I fire up the table saw.

The question is, should I reduce the heel height to make it more slim looking, more similar to a real Shig. Kasumi ?

For ref., the Fujin has 44 heel height.

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Covid-19 project gets a bit crazy sones times 😜

Here I want to turn the 180 Shig. Nakiri. into 180mm gyuto instead, before I start, what you guys think about the profile?

I like it tall, aiming for 48/49mm heel height. I can make tip higher or lower, pretty much anywhere I want it before I fire up the table saw.

The question is, should I reduce the heel height to make it more slim looking, more similar to a real Shig. Kasumi ?

Fref., the Fujin has 44 heel height.

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Please don’t! It’s a waste of a perfectly good nakiri. No idea what your reasoning is.
 

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Chopping it up will not make it a 180 Shigefusa gyuto. It will make it a butchered 180 Shigefusa nakiri. It doesn't matter who does the alteration at this point, the result will be the same.
 

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This has to be a joke thread to garner shock value.
 

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This has to be a joke thread to garner shock value.

Nobody cared before because it was a santoku. 😂
 

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You know, with some planing you could actually make a Shigefusa Kasumi 180 gyuto and a couple Shigefusa kiridashis too! Triple your money!
Sextuple it with some gawdy handles!
 

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There is no
"and". If Shigefusa made the Nakiri and someone alters it beyond a restoration, they are purposely destroying the original work and it is then less. In this case the skill level of the person doing the alteration, unless it is sent back to the OEM, does not matter.
 

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There is no
"and". If Shigefusa made the Nakiri and someone alters it beyond a restoration, they are purposely destroying the original work and it is then less. In this case the skill level of the person doing the alteration, unless it is sent back to the OEM, does not matter.
Think you’re missing @M1k3’s point, mate. He’s explaining that people sometimes are not joking.

Edit: Sorry, aussies. Am I allowed to say mate? Don’t wanna appropriate your culture.
 

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Think you’re missing @M1k3’s point, mate. He’s explaining that people sometimes are not joking.

Edit: Sorry, aussies. Am I allowed to say mate? Don’t wanna appropriate your culture.
Sh!t, I am sorry @M1k3. I did miss your point. Thanks @ian.
 

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why not just use any old nakiri if you're gonna change the grind anyway. If you can reproduce the shig grind with any knife, just go get any decent heat treated nakiri
 
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