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  1. Aug 20, 2019 #14101

    thebradleycrew

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    Thanks, Brian. I definitely can't make a lamb look that good though...really happy you are going to enjoy it and put it to use! Go KKF!
     
  2. Aug 20, 2019 #14102

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    Now that blade is soooooo sweet. Love the handle. I understand Takeda wants to share some tips. I want one badly.
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2019 #14103

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    That bread knife could easily double as a bone saw. Most aggressive looking scallops I've seen.
     
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  4. Aug 20, 2019 #14104

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    I don’t think anyone should assume because I (or anyone else for that matter) am a professional and therefore am always right. I get things wrong a decent bit too. I think the issue was more how the conversation went rather than the topic. Also, not my finest moment in maturity with my responses, so that probably didn’t help.

    Anyways, the main point is that we should all learn to think for ourselves, test things out, and get as much experience as possible, and when we don’t have that, maybe refrain from making comments that appear as though we do. It would certainly help make the community around here a better place.
     
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  5. Aug 20, 2019 #14105

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    Well said! And this is only part of what makes it so great having you around here. Not only are you generous and very knowledgeable. You also give just the right sort of spiritual guidande for a forum like this. Thanks Jon!
     
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    Jon, now the High Priest of KKF?
     
  7. Aug 20, 2019 #14107

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    Jikko Akebono 270 from K&S! I’ve had this in my cart off and on over the last year. I saw the comments about the line maybe being discontinued so seemed like the right time to give it a try. It’s a big one. Pretty impressed so far.

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    No it‘s not raised. Just illusion.
     
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    Jon-Cal, your cutting board is mesmerizing! Who is the maker? Or is it homemade?
     
  10. Aug 20, 2019 #14110

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    Thanks! It’s a larchwood board. I bought it direct from the factory shop in Cape Breton a while back. I really like it. It’s a cool pattern and very well made. I think they’re available on amazon and knifewear too.

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  11. Aug 21, 2019 #14111

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    I have one also. They’re really well made and as you can see, very attractive.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2019 #14112

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    Oh don't worry Jon, I wasn't making an excuse for you :)

    Just thought it poorly reflected on the forum that someone (anyone, doesn't have to be you) would make a subjective statement like "I have sharpenned these two steels and they felt markedly different to me" and another forum member not only responded with "no you are wrong" but did so in a condescending and rude way.

    Only made it more outrageous to me that it was directed at someone who I know to be well practiced (though fallible) and a resource to the community here.
     
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  13. Aug 21, 2019 #14113

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    What NBrewster said!
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2019 #14114

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    Great buy! I heard 3rd-hand about him not continuing with the line, so it may not be true. Either way, I'd say in the price range they're one of the best knives available. They do so many things REALLY well. Enjoy!
     
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  15. Aug 21, 2019 #14115

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    Yeah, whether it’s true or not doesn’t matter much I guess. It was the final nudge I needed to finally pull the trigger just in case ;)

    I’m really liking it. It’s big and heavy but doesn’t behave like it. The handle and saya and even the K&S packaging are all top notch. My only gripe is the lacquer on the blade. Removing that stuff is always a pain and seems unnecessary. It shipped with lacquer, oil, and inside VCI paper. Wasn’t rusty though haha :)
     
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  16. Aug 22, 2019 #14116

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    A little out of the ordinary for me. FedEx delivered a Mizu Honyaki 270 Yanagiba made by Kenichi Shiraki. White #2 steel mirror finished blade with ebony handle. I don’t normally buy Honyaki’s and I’m definitely not a sushi chef. I am a fan of Shiraki’s knives. I have 3 with a known provenance and several from sources I trust. This knife falls in the later category and I can’t detect a difference in workmanship between this Shiraki and those of known provenance. Enough to put a smile on my face when I open a bottle of wine and pull out my Shiraki’s.

    As I have a policy against buying knives that I won’t use maybe I’ll drag this knife to the local sushi emporium and get a few pics from somebody who knows what they are doing.

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  17. Aug 22, 2019 #14117

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    Super nice refurb and handle! Really cool!
     
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    That suji looks AWESOME... Please post more pics when you get it with the saya!
     
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    Will do ... and I’ve promised will an action photo involving a smoked brisket. ... stay tuned.
     
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    Shigeharo 210 (CKC) shown here in family shot with other 210’s. The forum hype got me, and the hype was not wrong. Super nice.

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    Also shown with (new-ish) 270 KS and 270
    Sakai Kikumori B1 Kabata Kiritsuke.

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    Enjoying them all!
     
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    Wow, just wow. That is one of the most stunning knives I have ever seen.
     
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  22. Aug 23, 2019 #14122

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    why did you even buy this? lol
     
  23. Aug 23, 2019 #14123

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    Shiraki .... shiraki .... shiraki.

    It will be interesting to see what my son sells it for in 20 years.
     
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    He'll trade it for a set of Henckels.
     
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    Ooooooooh .... politics always surfaces!
     
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    Let’s call this my last post.
     
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  27. Aug 23, 2019 #14127

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    Versace Versace Versace

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    Gorgeous knife, sounds like an excuse to get good at home sushi and sashimi prep to me! That was the conclusion I came to when I bought my Shig Yanagiba anyway, because I am definitely more of a “user collector” than a “NIB” collector.
     
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    Good point ... it’s sockeye season and let me see ... where did I put the sushi rice?
     
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    I've been on knife-buying hiatus because I feel the money is better spent on other things (and I definitely do not need more knives). However, @GeneH posted an old Case XX 400-8 carbon steel chef's knife on the BST for $50 shipped, so I violated my boycott on buying. Probably the only other knives that I'd consider buying in the future are other old carbons like an old Sabatier or Forgecraft, just interested in the "historical" side of things...

    The Case is an 8" carbon steel chef's knife. It appears that Gene cleaned up the blade road and thinned it a bit maybe. I spent like 30 seconds on a King 1000/6000, and the edge has a nice bite on the tomato that I tried it out on. No distal taper and the handle is really big and blocky, but there's a certain charm to it. Haven't had time to use it much, but it's going into the rotation with the zillion other knives I own.

    I made the other knife, a 237 x 47 wide bevel carbon damascus gyuto with koa and green dyed box elder burl handle. Didn't forge weld the damascus myself but made from an Alabama Damascus billet. Choil shot is from before the handle scales were attached. Once I get the time to make a saya for it, the plan is to raffle the knife off for charity to benefit the local humane society.

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