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  1. Jan 11, 2019 #12541

    tongas

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    Not a big fan of damas blades , but this one is stunning !
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 #12542

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    260mm x 55mm
    Blue 2 core with low layer dammy cladding.
    Thin and light at 205g.
    Finish is impeccable.

    Pictures are from Chris.
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 #12543

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  4. Jan 11, 2019 #12544

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    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?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2019 #12545

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    I believe so.
    Didn't actually ask.

    Yeah, there's no structural issues with saya
     
  6. Jan 12, 2019 #12546

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    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.
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2019 #12547

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    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.
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  8. Jan 12, 2019 #12548

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    240 Gesshin Ittetsu Honyaki
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  9. Jan 13, 2019 #12549

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    Quit busting on my patina man. That was la natural.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2019 #12550

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    Dope!
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2019 #12551

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    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)
     
  12. Jan 14, 2019 #12552

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    A twofer!

    Top: Kato Standard Gyuto 210mm
    Bottom: Konosuke Fujiyama Aogami 1 Gyuto 210mm
     

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  13. Jan 15, 2019 #12553

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    240mm Damascus konosuke fujiyama gyuto and fujiyama 150mm petty. Just got the petty in the mail today. IMG_20190115_171258_671.jpg
     
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  14. Jan 15, 2019 #12554

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    how much are Kono Damascus going for these days? retail level
     
  15. Jan 15, 2019 #12555

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    Are those the old stock or new stock ones?
     
  16. Jan 15, 2019 #12556

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    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.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2019 #12557

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    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.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2019 #12558

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    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.
     
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  19. Jan 16, 2019 #12559

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    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?
     
  20. Jan 16, 2019 #12560

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    @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.
     
  21. Jan 16, 2019 #12561

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    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!
     
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  22. Jan 16, 2019 #12562

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    Received this today, cuts even better than I expected.

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  23. Jan 16, 2019 #12563

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    Shiny!
     
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  24. Jan 16, 2019 #12564

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    Beautiful! Spec's? Blade materials? Inquiring minds want to know!

     
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  25. Jan 16, 2019 #12565

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    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 :D
     
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  26. Jan 16, 2019 #12566

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    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!
     
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  27. Jan 16, 2019 #12567

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    Handle's a beaut too!
     
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  28. Jan 16, 2019 #12568

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    Every knife from Mert looks awesome. Congrats!
     
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  29. Jan 16, 2019 #12569

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    Merts work RULES the EARTH!!!
     
  30. Jan 16, 2019 #12570

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    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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