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Is this thing a TF mab? Looks like a bargain if it is.
I think so, a mab without the finger notch, grind looks good too, although not the "fine finish."
 

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Dalman 250mm triple hollow grind (and a 175mm petty/small gyuto)



The bigger one was my knife some time ago but I sold it, which I regretted soon. Now I had the possibility to buy it back.

Mack.
It was my pleasure! The veggies are from your garden?
 

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Now you can say "Denka is better" and we'll get our denkas.
but how come it looks just like a Denka but is made by Morihei. Not TF. Is this like having a Denka duplicate where this is a Denka wannabe? Or is this a stand-alone knife in its own
 

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but how come it looks just like a Denka but is made by Morihei. Not TF. Is this like having a Denka duplicate where this is a Denka wannabe? Or is this a stand-alone knife in its own
Morihei is a distributor, not a forge. The Hisamoto knives are made by TF on commission for Morihei--they're basically Mabs, but Morihei does the final finish and sells them under their own brand.
 

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but how come it looks just like a Denka but is made by Morihei. Not TF. Is this like having a Denka duplicate where this is a Denka wannabe? Or is this a stand-alone knife in its own
W8 a second, which exact knife did you buy?
 

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Morihei is a distributor, not a forge. The Hisamoto knives are made by TF on commission for Morihei--they're basically Mabs, but Morihei does the final finish and sells them under their own brand.
Ahhh...enlightenment. On yet another Japanese collective inter-relationship characteristic.

thanks tons!
 

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I see, as @ExistentialHero said, the knife is finished by Morihei and thus rebranded. By the way you aware that the core is shirogami 1 instead of super blue right? Closer to Maboroshi rather than Denka. Still pretty good though.
Yes - stainless clad white 1. It is definitely a different knife - and the main point as you say, it’s a Mab and perhaps with better fit and finish. I don’t have a western handle in my collection - so this is also part of the appeal. But the price is far better than a TF Mab - so it’s definitely a good deal. I will compare it side by side with the Denka after I receive it maybe tomorrow or Monday
 

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knife is finished by Morihei and thus rebranded..
If the blade isn't Fine Finish I don't think they do anything. TF delivers them with kanji pre-stamped. And TF will give any of their blades the same Nihonto finish for a little extra cost.
 
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It’s Fine Finish and it costs more than the non-FF
I am now more intrigued and looking forward to this one

it’s definitely different than the Denka and well made - more I learn, more I like😊
 

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It’s Fine Finish and it costs more than the non-FF
I am now more intrigued and looking forward to this one

it’s definitely different than the Denka and well made - more I learn, more I like😊
Yes a $75 differential. Well worth it IMO as it minimizes wonky blade roads and putting a kasumi on SS is a PITA
 

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Curious on how to order direct with nihonto finish, and will that be low spot free or still need some work?
 

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Morihei Hisamoto: please can you guys summarise and comment in the thread I just created? I didn't want to discuss it here.

 

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Curious on how to order direct with nihonto finish, and will that be low spot free or still need some work?
You can only get the “nihonto” finish on their iron clad knives. They could do it on stainless, but highly discourage it.
 
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