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Nice that they’re north of 50 as well, my 240 is right at or juuuust south of 50 iirc I’ll have to pull out my 210 and what the dif was on that one as well. @Corradobrit1 youbsaid yours was 186g? Also burnt?
Nope. My 210WH with burnt chestnut handle is 204g almost 20g heavier than most other 210's I've come across. The 6+mm spine at the handle probably accounts for most of that. The chestnut handles themselves aren't especially heavy at only 40g.
Funny enough its the same weight as my 210WH Ku which feels heavier with a more blade forward weight bias. The brushed version is so perfectly balanced in hand.
 
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Maker is Ryusen Hamono, the product line is called Blazen. Superb knives!
Were these previously made or at least marketed in conjunction with Takamura?
They look fantastic!

Edit: Just read the description at JKI which more or less answered my question.
 
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Were these previously made or at least marketed in conjunction with Takamura?
They look fantastic!

Edit: Just read the description at JKI which more or less answered my question.
They ARE fantastic. As everything carried by JKI.
 

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How do you like it compared to the other Kato gyutos you've had? Observations?
The 3 Katos prior to the 3 I’ve used in the last month I didn’t enjoy. And I spent many years holding a grudge.
But they were much heavier and thicker. My old 270mm was 300 grams for reference.
 

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The 3 Katos prior to the 3 I’ve used in the last month I didn’t enjoy. And I spent many years holding a grudge.
But they were much heavier and thicker. My old 270mm was 300 grams for reference.
And now? Reborn Kato lover? What are your initial impressions vs the pass around STD?
 

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Huh? I love the kato standard. Somebody should sell me theirs.

My impressions of kato prior to this month were from 2013, so don’t really have anything to say that’s very approximate other than too thick and heavy. I know atleast 2 of my old ones had 10mm thick spines.
 

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I was telling labor of love I stumbled upon the Kato a couple days after he got his. I bought it not knowing what I was going to do with it. Considerations were stash it under the bed and look at it from time to time, pass it on to one of the many I know are looking for one or just use the hell out of it. Now that I have it in hand I have no choice but to use it :D. Will report back with thoughts soon.
 

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I was telling labor of love I stumbled upon the Kato a couple days after he got his. I bought it not knowing what I was going to do with it. Considerations were stash it under the bed and look at it from time to time, pass it on to one of the many I know are looking for one or just use the hell out of it. Now that I have it in hand I have no choice but to use it :D. Will report back with thoughts soon.
Bravo
 

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Huh? I love the kato standard. Somebody should sell me theirs.

My impressions of kato prior to this month were from 2013, so don’t really have anything to say that’s very approximate other than too thick and heavy. I know atleast 2 of my old ones had 10mm thick spines.
Whao, 10mm spine on your old ones! My 240 Kato WH has a 5mm spine.

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Huh? I love the kato standard. Somebody should sell me theirs.

My impressions of kato prior to this month were from 2013, so don’t really have anything to say that’s very approximate other than too thick and heavy. I know atleast 2 of my old ones had 10mm thick spines.
that's massive, the thickest one I have held had a 6mm spine
 

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Normally I’d say the spine thickness doesn’t have a direct effect on cutting ability. But you know how the Kato grind is-a slow suttle convex that starts very high. So the thicker spine pretty much meant thicker blade. Which isn’t a bad thing just not for me.
My mazaki from Carbon was like 8.5-9.5mm at the spine but Maz grinds are in such a way that their still quite thin where it matters.
 

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Finally my order from SKS got in... almost a month folks, horrible shipping delays these days.

I'm glad I received the Atoma 140, my stones need a good clean.

But now this showpiece... 300mm Takeda Honyaki






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:D

Higonokami.

Cute price, cute friction folding knife, and a different steel to make up for the ache buying a new knife in a steel I already owned... Always was wary about buying a knife made from SK carbon, but this was a cheap fun way to experience it.
 

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Yeah I’m really happy with this one. Can’t wait to test it out and get some patina going 😎
 
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