Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Mr.Magnus, Jul 27, 2012.
Not a big fan of damas blades , but this one is stunning !
260mm x 55mm
Blue 2 core with low layer dammy cladding.
Thin and light at 205g.
Finish is impeccable.
Pictures are from Chris.
Some kinda sexy, right there!!!!!
The Goldeband is beautiful... I especially like the checking in the wood saya, normally would consider a flaw but it really works aesthetically with the look of the cladding and remaining hammer marks.
Are both the handle and saya ringed gidgee or something else?
I believe so.
Didn't actually ask.
Yeah, there's no structural issues with saya
Grabbed a "saw"-jihiki from Dalman, spent a ton of time with it at work over the busy holiday weeks - it's a good bit of fun to use. Right now all I seem to use is a deba and this knife so it was a good buy.
Minamoto Nashiji Blue #2 210 mm Gyuto. This is my first Japanese chef knife, though I have a Shun Classic 6" utility knife I received 10 years of so as a gift. Looks like I may have a burgeoning new hobby.
240 Gesshin Ittetsu Honyaki
Quit busting on my patina man. That was la natural.
Lol we’ll have to see… so far these are all 2018 purchases that have arrived refnerlt, haven’t bought anything new for 2019 (yet)
Top: Kato Standard Gyuto 210mm
Bottom: Konosuke Fujiyama Aogami 1 Gyuto 210mm
240mm Damascus konosuke fujiyama gyuto and fujiyama 150mm petty. Just got the petty in the mail today.
how much are Kono Damascus going for these days? retail level
Are those the old stock or new stock ones?
I paid 700 usd for mine on ebay. Not sure if that was fair market value (retail) or not for Damascus. I was happy to get it for that. Bernal cutlery just had an auction for two kono's. They sold for 1100 usd and 1150 usd.
The 240 was purchased in 2013 so I'm guessing old stock. They petty was just purchased two days ago from tosho so safe bet would be new stock. Not sure what year is considered old stock. Maybe someone else can help with that.
Err.. did you purchase the B1 Damascus off eBay recently ? Or off eBay in 2013?
All old stock Blue steel Fujiyama before 2017 are wide bevel. And the choil looks much straighter, like the new FM sharpener.
I purchased it off ebay recently. The owner said it was purchased new in 2013. I dont have the knowledge not the experience to know the difference. I just know they're hard to get right now. So what exactly is the biggest difference between the old and new stock?
@Anton retail on the new Kono Fuji Damascus has been around 700-800. Only two places have gotten them- Tosho and Bernal.
Bernals were... pretty special though. Blue Super from Konosuke is super super rare. I’ve only ever seen 2 instances of blue super Fujiyama double bevel, and one of them was crazy old stock from 2011-2012. Additionally, Tanaka doesn’t really like blue super Damascus, as he feels they have a higher failure rate... so these aren’t likely to be made again for a fair few years. Additionally, the measurements on one of those was a real outlier.
Never properly replied to this one. That Goldeband is ****in sick! His knives have always caught my attention. I love the rustic finish and the ringed gidgee / brass handles. I bet they destroy. Enjoy!
Received this today, cuts even better than I expected.
Beautiful! Spec's? Blade materials? Inquiring minds want to know!
It's a Mert Tansu workhorse, 232mm long, 55mm tall. The blade is made from Damasteel which is a combination of two PM stainless steels, RWL-34 and PMC-27 (PM version of AEB-L). Handle is ringed Gidgee with sapwood. I'm not sure how to describe the grind correctly, but it seems slightly convex. Only had the chance to use it for lunch today but it's a lot of fun, food release is great and no noticeable wedging so far
Thx Madelinez - got the Mert Tansu part! Was wondering about the length vs height so thx! Beautiful! Thought it might be Damasteel as well. I have a Dalhman in Thor that is a fav as well! Thx for posting and updating! Much appreciated - enjoy!
Handle's a beaut too!
Every knife from Mert looks awesome. Congrats!
Merts work RULES the EARTH!!!
You are correct, old ones are wide bevel. This appears to be a new one. Also the old ones usually came with a horn handle.
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