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New custom handle by Graydon Decollibus makes it feel like a brand new Shig! Stoked by everything about the handle—koa with African blackwood spacer and reindeer cap. Was going for a handle that visually referenced traditional Hawaiian fish hooks and weapons (koa clubs studded with shark's teeth etc.).

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New custom handle by Graydon Decollibus makes it feel like a brand new Shig! Stoked by everything about the handle—koa with African blackwood spacer and reindeer cap. Was going for a handle that visually referenced traditional Hawaiian fish hooks and weapons (koa clubs studded with shark's teeth etc.).

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What, the pink Hello Shiggy handle didn't appeal? Shocked.
 

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A Keijiro Doi 240mm Dragon Yanagiba. Truly an unicorn🦄.




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true unicorn - is it a Unicorn or an Unicorn - an
This knife is da bomb! 270 mm of artisanal craftsmanship- this may well be the knife that started a whole separate thread about frustration in ordering😀😀😀
 

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So...it’s not a Denka?
My Denka is taking longer than expected so I just sprang for this when I got the opportunity.
Its a Morihei Hisamoto W#1 SS cladding and Fine Finish. Question is was this a NOS knife or are Morihei offering the FF again.
It’s most likely NOS now. I know of another still available. So if anyone wants one without playing the gamble do snatch it up fast!
 

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My Denka is taking longer than expected so I just sprang for this when I got the opportunity.

It’s most likely NOS now. I know of another still available. So if anyone wants one without playing the gamble do snatch it up fast!
Ai? That one?
 

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New custom handle by Graydon Decollibus makes it feel like a brand new Shig! Stoked by everything about the handle—koa with African blackwood spacer and reindeer cap. Was going for a handle that visually referenced traditional Hawaiian fish hooks and weapons (koa clubs studded with shark's teeth etc.).

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Ai chihuahua! Incredible!
 

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So I finally pulled the trigger on a TF. Guess this is a better option to try one without worrying about the grind variations.

Put a uchigumori finish on it, clearly even the "fine" finish still needs some extra work on the stone.

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The knife still has a modest appearance, but, once held it in hand, you know this is something special.
It's a rather thin knife, but feels really dense, I mean really. Never experienced something like this, looks so rough but the tactile feeling tells you that this is a serious deal.
What feels even better is on the board - a happy chopper, great balance and bounces back immediately (also good for push cutting). Given the thin grind, it flies through produces. Although a tad thicker for carrots and celeries than some of my other knives, the weight makes it better for chopping softer vegetables.
Did a quick caliper measurement, the geometry is not far from my ideal, which is hard to believe just by looking at images.

So, am I considered to be converted now? Anyway, I can definitely see myself having a Denka in the future, when my elbow grease grows back...
 
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So I finally pulled the trigger on a TF. Guess this is a better option to try one without worrying about the grind variations.

Put a uchigumori finish on it, clearly even the "fine" finish still needs some extra work on the stone.

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The knife still has a modest appearance, but, once held it in hand, you know this is something special.
It's a rather thin knife, but feels really dense, I mean really. Never experienced something like this, looks so rough but the tactile feeling tells you that this is a serious deal.
What feels even better is on the board - a happy chopper, great balance and bounces back immediately (also good for push cutting). Given the thin grind, it flies through produces. Although a tad thicker for carrots and celeries than some of my other knives, the weight makes it better for chopping softer vegetables.
Did a quick caliper measurement, the geometry is not far from my ideal, which is hard to believe just by looking at images.

So, am I considered to be converted now? Anyway, I can definitely see myself having a Denka in the future, when my elbow grease grows back...
Nice one! Where did you get yours? These fine finish knives are popping up again, I also located another and got someone here to get it.
 

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Strata portland, where did you?
Is this thing a TF mab? Looks like a bargain if it is.
 

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Is this thing a TF mab? Looks like a bargain if it is.
It's just a fancy nashiji, actually. So, yes.
 
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