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  1. May 17, 2019 #13501

    esoo

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    I'll see that Gyuto and raise you a sujihiki.

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    Just got them last night so no cuts yet but must say the Gyuto feels nice in the hand.
     
  2. May 17, 2019 #13502

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    Arrived from Denmark yesterday.
    Packaging was bomb proof.
    Have komaita coming. Udon pics soon.
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  3. May 17, 2019 #13503

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    Nakiri purchased as a souvenir from Jikko cutlery in Sakai, Japan 20190517_155500.jpg 20190517_163540.jpg 20190517_163504.jpg 20190517_163559.jpg
     
  4. May 17, 2019 #13504

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  5. May 17, 2019 #13505

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  6. May 17, 2019 #13506

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    Wootz is THE Damascus. It is crucible steel emulating the original famous blades forged in Damascus. Al Pendray gained quite a bit of notoriety for rediscovering (with some help from John Verhoeven) the recipe the ancient Syrians used (a touch of V) to make the blades famous for hardness and toughness. It is monosteel, but the banding comes from carbide segregation. Peter makes his own version of the steel. It is pretty amazing to look at. Can't wait to use it!

    https://www.mse.iastate.edu/news/john-verhoeven/
    https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/raiders-of-the-lost-steel/9344.article


    The handles are moose antler.
     

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  7. May 17, 2019 #13507
    So I got my first Kato... 240mm WH Gyuto. I saw it in The Home Butchers IG story, and lets be honest it was a quick and very easy decision to make - BUY IT. I will be using it this weekend when cooking. It is the heaviest knife that I have ever held in my hand. Compared to the 240mm Mazaki that I received just the week before it is quite the knife. I believe everyone will aggree it could be : "The feeling and weight of quality"
    Lunch was her first task.
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  8. May 17, 2019 #13508

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    Mazaki 210 gyuoto. I wasn't supposed to, but Knifewear had a sale and I had heard people go on and on about Mazaki so I went for it. Have only had time to use it once for a very quick dinner, so haven't put it through its paces, but was so surprised at the feel of this (positively).

    My collection includes a Yuki, a Matsubara and a Moritaka guytos. The Matsubara probably comes closest in terms of feel, but the amazing distal taper on the Mazaki just makes it so nimble.

    I'm a little bit concerned with the iron cladding, as my other iron clad knife stains onions, but I'm really stoked on this one.

    Fit and finish were all top notch and the knife feels very premium. The grind and blade finish in particular are exemplary. The knife has a very rustic feel to it, with a visible grind pattern along the whole blade (you can see it in the picture below the shinogi line). The handle is solid and a little bit bigger than the handles on either the Yuki or the Matsubara gyutos.

    I look forward to cooking much more with this, but my initial impression is that it's a beast. The thickness at the heel and the taper makes it very easy to navigate and I could almost not feel the onion as I was cutting it.

    Sharpness OOB was OK but not insane. Sharp enough to go through product effortlessly but not shaving sharp like for example the Makoto Kurosaki I have.

    My only semi-question to myself is if I should have bought this in 240. I have two 240 gyutos, so the 210 size made much more sense, but after cooking with a 240 for a 210 in particular feels weirdly small.

    Knifewear's service and response times are absolutely nuts. I ordered this on Monday and got it on Thursday all the way from Canada. They were also super responsive on IG and answered my questions and chatted about the product.

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  9. May 18, 2019 #13509

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    :)

    The suji looks good, too. Looks like F&F is as nice on your knives as it is on the one I bought. I'm quite impressed with the quality.
     
  10. May 18, 2019 #13510

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    Toyama Noborikoi 300mm slicer

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    super lightweight, very interesting knife. excited to try it out tomorrow
     
  11. May 18, 2019 #13511

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    Enso SG2 8" chef knife, & Miyabi Mizu SG2 8" chef knife. I've had the Mizu for a while, but just got the Enso. I enjoy using them both!

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  12. May 18, 2019 #13512

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    The fit and finish is pretty good. Small step on the ferrule but otherwise good.
     
  13. May 18, 2019 #13513

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    That wootz
     
  14. May 18, 2019 #13514

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    A lot of activity here from the recent JNS and KW sales.

    Munetoshi 165 Petty, nice little petty with good heel height. _20190517_201057.jpeg
     
  15. May 18, 2019 #13515

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    Thanks for the education and great pictures. That is some knife!
     
  16. May 18, 2019 #13516

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    My new Genkai. IMG_1478.jpg IMG_1480.jpg IMG_1482.jpg IMG_1481.jpg IMG_1479.jpg
     
  17. May 18, 2019 #13517

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  18. May 18, 2019 #13518

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    agreed. amazing hamon and polish. what hamon pattern is that?
     
  19. May 18, 2019 #13519

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    My cousin from Tokyo helped me to get this.
     
  20. May 18, 2019 #13520

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    三本杉
    Sanbonsugi with new moon
     
  21. May 18, 2019 #13521

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  22. May 19, 2019 #13522

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    Reminds me of John Belushi “Samurai Deli” ;-)

    What do you plan to use it for?
     
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  23. May 21, 2019 #13523

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    Picked these up. The Konosuke is on another lvl. One of the best cutters and fit and finish I’ve seen. Super happy with it the Hinoura needs some work in the stone, a little rustic and heavy for me 0377FB25-48CD-46A6-996E-510EED4372E9.jpeg 246E8736-531E-4DC4-81B7-134B3C21833D.jpeg 0377FB25-48CD-46A6-996E-510EED4372E9.jpeg 0377FB25-48CD-46A6-996E-510EED4372E9.jpeg EE677F8E-278A-40E6-B9D2-EDD1A1B8F089.jpeg 8EF9833E-A8D1-4BBE-81B3-67F03F7374CF.jpeg
     
  24. May 21, 2019 #13524

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  25. May 21, 2019 #13525

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    Konosuke fuijyama blue #1 240 fT
     
  26. May 21, 2019 #13526
    The cladding line on the Konosuke is a little wonky (though it does make the knife look cool). Part of the reason is probably that the knife is so crazy thin the slightest deviation in the forging gets blown up by super thin grind. Sometimes I wish Konosuke would start making knife in non-laser category again, really love their profiles.
     
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  27. May 21, 2019 #13527

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    One man's wonky is another man's perfection, I guess. I prefer a high cladding line and this one in particular looks amazing. Nice score, man!
     
  28. May 21, 2019 #13528

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    Yeah, id be cool with that cladding also. Plenty of room to sharpen for a long time and it looks cool.
     
  29. May 21, 2019 #13529
    Absolutely! But if one observes just the craftsmanship, than "high & crazy" lamination lines are not getting the highest scores usually.
     
  30. May 21, 2019 #13530

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    Kono FT as it ships its being reported at around 150g with Kii Ebony handle... that is theoretically around 125g for a 240mm...super light.
    I don't think that cladding is wonky, IMHO it's just what happens when you hand-hammer lazer geometry out of pre-fab san mai stock
     

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