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Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Mr.Magnus, Jul 27, 2012.
Looks almost as good as mine...
Haha no I mean how do you like it? Im buying a Tanaka as a gift for someone and I like the looks of the ebony/brass a lot more than the ebony/horn handles, so I was wondering how they fair.
Which one looks better ?
Not a new knife just try different sharpen method..
Which toe is next?
Scooter- That's a purty blade
Ah yeah that makes sense. It's too clean to be a Tanaka. I really like Kato/Kanehiro knives.
Thanks! Another member had a nice review of this knife which helped me decide to get it.
My first ever custom, from Isasmedjan
I'm looking very much forward to testing this beast, approximately 200mm, heel height 50mm
Wood for handle is mystery wood I inherited. Very flagrant and no one in Denmark has been able to identify it as of yet. The nordic runes say "Munin" one of Odins ravens. Munin roughly translates to "Memory" from old Nordic, I felt it appropriate due to the origins of the wood.
Jonas was a pleasure to work with, he is extremely service minded and I learned a lot on how to specify my needs and wants :=)
Nice puppy foot knife!
I love it! Definitely really heavy but the Tanaka has a good weight to it that balances it all out. Feels nice and smooth and it looks great
This is my collection.
1. Honyaki gyuto Shirogami #1 240mm from Suisin.
2. Honyaki chef knife W2 tool steel 240mm from Greg Cimms.
3. Honyaki gyuto Shirogami #3 240mm from Jikko.
4. Kiritsuke R2 steel 240mm from Jikko.
5. Gyuto 52100 steel 240mm from Wanchana.
6. Chef knife dual core damascus steel 8" from KAI Shun.
7. Chef knife SG2 161 layers 8 1/2" from KAI Shun.
8. Chef knife SG2 65 layers 8" from KAI Shun.
9. Petty VG1 steel 135mm from Sanjo.
Welcome to the addiction LOL. The Blenheim folks always make knives that look beautiful to my eyes. Hope you enjoy it!
Please share more pics of suisin honyaki and details!!
Pair of Yoshimitsu Tamahagane knives with nashiji finish and semi-custom bog oak handles. 165 mm nakiri and 210 gyuto.
Thank you, I'm very happy and still look forward to using it. At this rate it Will last my whole lifetime
Nothing special, just a carbon heiji. I reminded him that I’m a lefty and he didn’t disappoint. Such a thin edge!
Awesome! When I look at that choil, it’s clear as day it’s a lefty! Lol
Is this the one that dethroned the Toyama?
Lol, no. They cut entirely different.
The deal w Toyama is I just over spent on knives in a short period of time. The Toyama was an easy sell, and I offered to rebuy it from the purchaser if he’s not too into it.
Thank god, a true lefty, don't need to ask for dibs in a week or two when you are done with it.
Oh god, stop stealing @daveb jokes
How thick is the spine on that heiji?
I got a KU from him a while back and it was 4-5mm thicc with basically no taper at all.
I sent heiji an email about a 250 mm semi stainless with a height around 54 mm and a higher shinogi line but obviously I would leave it up to him where he thinks it should be. I gave him an idea of where I would like it and it sounded like he has gotten complaints from people who asked him to make knives like this that the knife becomes weak and bends lol. So he said it would have to be a 50 mm height. So I said if it can be 250/54 with a little bit thinner of a grind than normal I’m good with that. I put it in his hands. Never heard back from him haha. Probably just busy. Would love one in the future. That looks great man!
This one is probably similar. It honestly doesn’t bother me at all that Heiji KU often comes with very little taper.
It’s funny you mention it, there was a miscommunication somehow in our emails...when 6 monthes arrived I asked him if my knife was close and he responded that it was never made. He apologized and told me he would have it made ASAP. I think he cranked this one out for me in 5 weeks.
New Shihan petty with custom handle from pcpken. Had him match handle from earlier Shihan.
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