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  1. Jul 14, 2019 #13831

    WPerry

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    Has grip been a problem when wet? I generally try to keep my knife hand dry, but stuff happens and the raw ho wood still feels secure. That said, the finished look is nicer.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2019 #13832

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    Kipp 240 honyaki laser gyuto! Had it for a little but now, finally made a handle for it so I can use it. So far so good, the geometry is excellent! I will test it on stone soon :) thanks Kipp
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019 #13833

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    Great looking knife and handle.
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2019 #13834

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  5. Jul 18, 2019 #13835

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    Thank you! So far the knife has been performing great! Excellent food release
     
  6. Jul 18, 2019 #13836

    Kristoffer

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    Got this in the mail from Cleancut the other day. 15 cm Shigeki Tanaka Ginsan Petty.


    Old?

    Yup, it’s probably been rattling around there for a while.

    Dirty?

    Sure thing! Just as rough around the edges as you’d expect.

    Bastard?

    What else would you call that western handle half tang thing?

    So, ODB it is. Cheap as can be though, and looks to be a great little knife.
     

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  7. Jul 18, 2019 #13837

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    Special Delivery from Japan:
    Hitohira Vintage Swedish Carbon with carbon damascus clad 240mm Gyuto by Yoshikazu Tanaka
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    The package came with a couple of extras: a vegetable peeler (which is hilarious...for reasons in a future post), nail clipper, and photos of Tanaka-san crafting the blade! Each photo came with captions in the back describing the stage in the build.


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    Needless to say, I am blown away by the gyuto. It has the heft of a workhorse (I hereby bequeath it the name "Chonk") and the F&F is to be expected (which is excellent). Handle is ebony and buffalo horn

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    Close of up the gyuto - simply astounding to look at and hold.

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    I am ashamed that the photos don't completely capture the awesomeness of the knife. I did debate on whether I should just wait for a Morihiro sharpened version, but I did not want to regret not experiencing this either.
     
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  8. Jul 18, 2019 #13838
    Now that looks seriously nice!
     
  9. Jul 18, 2019 #13839

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    I have the wa Ginsan petty and it's the most used knife in my house
     
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  10. Jul 18, 2019 #13840

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    I’m so jealous! Do you know if they have anymore instock? Can’t find a product page.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2019 #13841

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    That is very beautiful... nice pickup!

    At this point are there going to be new Morihiro sharpened Fujiyamas made in the future, or are you talking about getting an old one?
     
  12. Jul 18, 2019 #13842

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    Looks like they don’t I’m afraid... When I checked their page shortly after I placed my order it was already removed from listing, which leads me to believe that that’s the last one they had.

    It’s just a guess, but could it have been some special order made in connection with a visit by Tanaka-san to Cleancut in 2018? It would seem a great (and cheap) way to sell a few nice “souvenirs” to those attending the demo.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2019 #13843

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    I've seen recent limited offerings from Konosuke that were sharpened by Morihiro in small batches (not sure if NOS or new new stock). Not sure what the future holds for Morihiro sharpened FM's. Omega probably knows more?
     
  14. Jul 18, 2019 #13844

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    this looks awesome, is a non damascus version available?
     
  15. Jul 18, 2019 #13845

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    Added to Haburn family ... integral stainless chevron gyuto and a ss dammy sabaki ... family pic follows ... can't say enough about Ian, his work and just my dealings with such a talented maker ... check his IG for non-crappy pic's ... gotta go cut stuff ...

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    Next to the non-integral I have ... stupid amazing work ...

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    Family (has grown a bit thanks to B/S/T and Ian)

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  16. Jul 19, 2019 #13846

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    Wow those pictures really suck... the knives most definitely do not tho! AWESOME
     
  17. Jul 19, 2019 #13847

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    I love my Tanaka Ginsan petty , I dont think theres another knife (maybe the wat nakiri) that gets such universal love from KKFers
     
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  18. Jul 19, 2019 #13848

    Brian Weekley

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    46377680-5804-4336-9C75-A03AF180828A.jpeg 2E74D370-31B0-479D-81B9-209446A16DF3.jpeg FedEx delivered a couple of knives that I’m very impressed with. I bought two Kobayashi gyutos, a 240mm and a 210mm. Normally I lean towards forge welded knives with reactive blades. I like the thought of the knife smith forge welding blades and/or creating the layers to create a Damascus pattern. Those blades seem to becoming more and more difficult to source. At the same time I admit that stainless blades require little thought and care. Similarly the new powdered steels offer amazing performance even if they have some sharpening challenges ... which I like too. I have a Myabi Black santoku that I use every day. Similarly with a Sukenari gyuto R129DP. I like the both. The Kobayashi blades are made from SG2 powdered steel laminated in soft stainless. As interesting to me was Kobayashi’s history as a sharpener for other knife smiths. I bought the 240 Gyuto to stash away and the 210 to use in my rotation. I was not disappointed. They are both beautifully finished and sharpened ootb. The lacquered 7 sided handles are beautiful. The blade to handle fit is at least as good as knives costing several times the price. The blades are laser thin and sharp. How do they perform ... can’t say because I haven’t used the 210 but from the feel of the knife I have great expectations. Here’s a couple of pics.
     

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  19. Jul 19, 2019 #13849

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    WOW! Some true beauts there... Have a favorite?
     
  20. Jul 19, 2019 #13850

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    This recent run was for 2 damascus style gyuto. I know Konosuke's Vintage swedish line will have kasumi finishes available. I do wonder though, how much material Tanaka-san has left.
     
  21. Jul 19, 2019 #13851

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  23. Jul 20, 2019 #13853

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    This one is special. I had been talking to a few people here about Hinoura Ajikataya for a couple days, as well as Christofer from Cleancut about the line he carries.

    Then I saw on Instagram that Cleancut had some nice half octa half oval enju handles with double buffalo horns (like ones on some Tsukasa Hinoura and Yoshikane), so I figure I'd ask if he could put one on an Ajikataya. Lo and behold :)

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    This is the 250 gyuto, but with the machi heel to tip length is about 240mm and blade height at heel is 55mm, which I've now realized is my preference. It weighs in at 208g. Dare I say with the Enju handle this feels even more "Hinoura" than it already is ;)

    I used it to make a large batch of beef bourguignon last night, and I can understand why people say white 2 feels sharper than blue 2. It flew through stuff with more ease than my Toyama 240mm stainless clad, albeit both have factory edge. I could feel a little wedging on this cutting carrots closer to the heel, though not on the Toyama. (Also, sorry I didn't see your question before @WPerry on the sanded ho wood handle. Grip hasn't been a problem at all when my hand & the handle is wet. I had to test it though, because I try to avoid it when I cook at home with no rush)

    So, in conclusion.... anyone wants to buy a 240mm Gengetsu? :p
     
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  24. Jul 20, 2019 #13854

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    That Hinoura is sweet!
     
  25. Jul 20, 2019 #13855

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    Love that hinoura cider! You’re making all the right moves.
     
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  26. Jul 20, 2019 #13856

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    Thanks guys!! Bonus pics of the Enju handle - I still can't get over how fancy schmancy it is!!

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    If anyone in the US in on the fence about buying from Cleancut - don't be! Chris is such a pleasant guy to deal with, and I can't wait to be a repeat customer
     
  27. Jul 20, 2019 #13857

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    Nice CiderBear!
     
  28. Jul 20, 2019 #13858

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    Michael Rader 225mm.

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  29. Jul 20, 2019 #13859

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    Forgive my ignorance but what is enju? all i could find was referance to anime
     
  30. Jul 20, 2019 #13860

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    P.S. what ever it is that knife is beautiful
     
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