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  1. May 15, 2019 #13471

    crocca86

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    Nice one mate
     
  2. May 15, 2019 #13472

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    Umm..... WOW!!!
     
  3. May 15, 2019 #13473

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    YES!!! Evan is one of my favorite makers. His stuff is awesome. If you change your mind let me know. ;)
     
  4. May 15, 2019 #13474

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    While not very Japanese, I really like the combination of the kurouchi finish with the etched hamon under it. Very understated yet still blingy in its own way.
     
  5. May 15, 2019 #13475

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    Thanks, will do. I like it more than I thought I would, but it is larger than I am used to. More in your size preference, I think.

    Thanks. It looks even better in person, it just works somehow.
     
  6. May 15, 2019 #13476

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    Got a few Forgecrafts to clean up, sharpen and re-handle.

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  7. May 16, 2019 #13477

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    JNS Sakai Jikko blue steel honyaki. Ootb I love the faint, basic, non flashy hamon. It’s just visible enough to let you know it’s a honyaki without being all in your face about it. :D
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  8. May 16, 2019 #13478

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    @panda

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  11. May 16, 2019 #13481

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    I quick test drive on onions and I’m immediately reminded of akebono which isn’t a shocker. Really need to put my own lefty edge on it also ootb edge isn’t really that great. Still enjoyable grind and profile.
     
  12. May 16, 2019 #13482

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    Grind on that bad boy looks pretty sweet Labor, nice score.
     
  13. May 16, 2019 #13483

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    Oh well thanks to you I found a way to afford/justify the purchase.
     
  14. May 16, 2019 #13484

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    That’s great company to be in, akebono was great. Would love to try this Honyaki, but it is pretty expensive.
     
  15. May 16, 2019 #13485

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    Yeah, it’s a little over a grand. About the same price as most honyakis for a 240mm give or take $50-75 unless you get one w a fancy handle.
     
  16. May 16, 2019 #13486

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    not bad for blue steel, actually from the JNS pics it seems like the hamon is actually wavy (just not super pronounced waves) but it doesn't show since it is not polished.
     
  17. May 16, 2019 #13487

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    I’ll double check tomorrow. I think mine has a hamon in a straight line with wave or two towards the tip
     
  18. May 16, 2019 #13488

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    The Yoshikane is treating me very well so far during our honeymoon. I just reground the near edge geometry a bit to suit me better and I'm liking it a lot so it worked well for both xD.
     
  19. May 16, 2019 #13489

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    Won this Masashi 270mm sld suji. Pagoda wood and horn handle. Such a beautiful knife.
    I won it from Knifewear's Facebook live preview for the annual garage sale. I logged on to see what they had to offer in sujihiki as that is the only style I didn't own. Ended up winning one.
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  20. May 16, 2019 #13490

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    How are the specs on that new one? Is it pretty thin at the tip? Does this mean the Shigehiro is going bye bye?
     
  21. May 16, 2019 #13491

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    Haha! Shigehiro is STAYING with me. Even though the narrowness of Shigehiro is a turn off for a lot of people the grind, weight and profile make up for it.
    Yeah, this honyaki is thin at the tip the way Akebono is. Sakai Jikko honyaki looks pretty much the same as Sakai Jikko Shiraki San mai that we’ve seen around lately. About identical to the one Bradley crew had for sale. It’s toughly 54mm 245mm
     
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    I’m not sure what I’d call this other than low key.
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    Maybe those are waves, if so it’s a calm beach ;)
     
  23. May 17, 2019 #13493
    Damn! Have you ever kept a knife before?
     
  24. May 17, 2019 #13494

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    IMG_2255.JPG IMG_2256.JPG IMG_2257.JPG IMG_2258.JPG The carving set I ordered from Peter Swarz-Burt arrived yesterday. Itching to cook something that needs slicing! The knife is Wootz steel, and the fork is forged stainless.
     
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  27. May 17, 2019 #13497

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    I want a close up of that fork to be honest
     
  28. May 17, 2019 #13498

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    I really like the rustic look!
     
  29. May 17, 2019 #13499

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    Totally agree! Is that banding or a form of "damascus" in that blade?
     
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  30. May 17, 2019 #13500

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    I got this one not for myself, but as a present for my son. It's time to ruin another life… ;)

    It's a 210 mm Kaeru Gyuto from JNS. I chose this one because my son isn't a knife geek and doesn't necessarily have the best knife technique, but he appreciates tools that work well. The Kaeru seemed like a good choice because it has a fairly robust grind and is stainless, so it doesn't need to be babied all the time.

    I briefly checked the factory edge, and it's nice and sharp. I could get it a little sharper on my stones, no doubt, but it's definitely sharp enough by most people's definition. Fit and finishing are outstanding, in my opinion. Everything is nicely rounded and polished, and the handle is very smooth and shiny with absolutely no step between the wood and the ferrule.

    I think this makes for a very nice entry-level knife, and it is priced competitively (USD 121.00).

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