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Simon Maillet 230x53 with a satin finish and a reclaimed teak handle. Looking forward to trying this one out.
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Last but clearly not least. A gorgeous Yanick. It's a 225 mm x 50 mm 135cr3 gyuto with a multi-layer (11) construction. The cladding is made from wrought iron and 15n20. The handle is a very beautiful violetwood with a nice purple/pink hue. The knife tapers from 4.7 mm at heel to 1.2 mm at 1 cm before the tip and weighs 193 g. It looks absolutely amazing and cuts just as well if not better! The details on the wrought is amazing!
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Thank you for having followed my purchasing journey :)
 
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Nice. How long is the knife?
End to end it's 405mm, actual edge length is 280mm. Misonos usually run a little long, but this is the furthest out of spec I've seen. I did ask Koki to find one with a really solid engraving, and he grabbed a monster I guess!
 
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ordered in february and just arrived today, okubo 180x50 santoku. ~167g. havent put it through its paces yet, but it feels really nice in the hand and is well balanced. the ku also has a really lovely pale blue/green color in natural light (the close up kind of exaggerates it but its definitely there). i dont think there's anything i can say about michael/knifejapan that hasn't already been said before. bar none the most pleasant interaction someone could have with a vendor across any hobby.
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It squared up in the back but narrows towards the handle, tapering the whole way, I think there's a shot of it. I was trying to minimize the angles to maximize showing off the wood. There's a slight angle of it but the perspective is forced.
 
The blade was 150g, which is what SwampDonkey's was. I wanted the balance near the pinch, so I put a heavier handle on there. It's 80g.
Yeah mine was 152 g, and the 46 g cypress handle on mine was actually meant for a 210 but I like the smaller diameter and extra-forward balance since heavy workhorses and rectangles have rotted my brain.

Was very surprised I didn't have to cut my tang on the 240 to fit it. Had to cut the tang on the 220 Shindo to get it in a 210 handle.
 
Sweet pick up, the more I use mine the more I think it might be the best cutting knife I own.
Worked with the OEL last night, and loved it. The handle geometry is astonishing: there’s no wasted area, yet the weight is perfect. It handles like a sports car. The tanto blade shape is a two part weapon. The angle of the distal taper is spot on. Mid-to-heel, where the spine is most convex, it dices effortlessly, while the tip invites creative cuts. Prepped some hybrid green/white asparagus that I tattooed with angled cuts before sliding under the broiler. The resulting char marks were pretty awesome. This is the knife I will grab for dinner parties.

The steel is 14C28N, which I was familiar with from one my Fingal Ferguson’s, and is laser sharp. The matte finish of the kireha looks futuristic and difficult to scratch. Best of all, juxtaposed against the hammered hira, it reminds me of a continental coastline from the sky.

Jedi knife.

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Worked with the OEL last night, and loved it. The handle geometry is astonishing: there’s no wasted area, yet the weight is perfect. It handles like a sports car. The tanto blade shape is a two part weapon. The angle of the distal taper is spot on. Mid-to-heel, where the spine is most convex, it dices effortlessly, while the tip invites creative cuts. Prepped some hybrid green/white asparagus that I tattooed with angled cuts before sliding under the broiler. The resulting char marks were pretty awesome. This is the knife I will grab for dinner parties.

The steel is 14C28N, which I was familiar with from one my Fingal Ferguson’s, and is laser sharp. The matte finish of the kireha looks futuristic and difficult to scratch. Best of all, juxtaposed against the hammered hira, it reminds me of a continental coastline from the sky.

Jedi knife.
This is good to hear. I've had his knives in my cart before but never pulled the trigger as I hadn't heard hardly anything on him but his work looked great. Back on the list!
 
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