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Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Mr.Magnus, Jul 27, 2012.
Hopefully Jiro is listening
Why would he, he sells every knife he makes. Definitely had him in mind too, as well as others. Very common in outdoor knife world not to taper full tang even on small knives, which makes no sense to me. On large knives for balance purpose I get it, but when people use strength as a reason it makes absolutely no sense, since this is never a place where a knife would break.
That’s awesome. How do you get one of these beauties?
Probably had to be part of kms forum, just a guess. Looks like a very cool knife if a little short at the heel, but still I’d like to get one if it was possible and reasonably priced.
Loving this right now
Halcyon Forge 170X55 Damasteel Bunka.
That is beautiful! Whats the core steel?
Actually I've seen a few sit for weeks lately. For example, Protooling AU (really nice dude to deal with) has both 210mm and 240mm gyutos available.
I don't want to turn this into another Jiro pricing thread, I just wish the entry price wasn't so prohibitive with Jiro. Since getting into knives last May, I've been able to try most of the smiths/ makers I was curious in (Watanab, Toyama, Wakui, Mazaki, Mutsumi Hinoura, TF, Yoshikazu Tanaka, and Heiji) - their prices were in an acceptable range, and people seem to be able to move them for 15-30% off retail if they want to try another knife.
On my list, I feel like I only have, Shigefusa, Kato, Yoshikazu Ikeda, and TF Denka left to try. Honestly, I'm curious about Jiro, but I don't know if I'm brave enough to buy a Jiro, because at that price point it just seems like a really difficult knife to resell if I ever get bored of it
Is it mono steel? I assumed it was san mai...
Won't comment on the Jiro thing as I also don't want it to turn into a Jiro thread.
Regarding the remainder of your list, I would highly recommend the blue 1 sumi for Ikeda -- unless of course you want to go the honyaki route. Just my own personal experience, but I have found that blue 1 sumi to be his best work. Again, highly personal so take it with a grain of salt.
His work has been on my radar for a little while now. Looks great
Try this again... red5forge veggie cleaver. san mai iron, nickel, aogami blue. Slight convex grind, so damn sharp.
It’s a trap! Beware!
But I'm just soooo curious
Depending on what you like and, perhaps most importantly, what you have to pay... they really are some of the best knives. The catch is that current "market rate" is, just in one dude's opinion, ridonculous. Get you a Wakui or Toyamanabe gyuto, Yoshikane SLD (because everyone needs a stainless imo) and any one of a dozen suji's and have a damn near unbeatable cutter set with cash to spare.
Mind you, I say this as someone who has paid WAY too much for lots of cool and interesting knives.
See, I listened to your advice and got meself some Heijis, and I honestly love them. Been there, done that with Toyatanabe, and Wakui, and depending on the smith making Yoshikane (M. Hinoura, Wakui or Mazaki) I've probably tried that too already.
You know that feeling when all your friends take shots of 190 proof Everclear and tell you to never, do it, there are better ways to get drunk - but you feel like you have to try it once to understand what swallowing a ball of fire is like?
Well I am glad you like the Heiji's! IMO one of the more underappreciated craftsman out there!
And despite not being a very social person, I think I know what you mean. And. . . godspeed.
Oh, and again just one person's opinion, but all the sh*t talking about TF. . . don't listen to a word of it. Yeah, dude's f&f is not exactly high end. However, you want something that is truly handmade and cuts like a mufuka -- that's it.
It's a powdered stainless damascus steel. Made from (RWL34/PMC27).
The exchange rate for aud is pretty favorable if you want to pull the trigger. Shipping took a moment to the US but prob only cause half the country was on fire...
hush, gotta keep heiji off of the hype train keep it under radar.
All beauties, but especially the Catcheside... He's always upping his game.
300mm Yo Shig Kitaeji Suji
^^^Carlos wins the internet today
I think you told me the other day you didn’t have any money to spend on knives. Now I know why you said that
My newest knife buy is the lower one:
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