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Here's a new one for the stable: a 270mm gyuto from Marko Tsourkan in mono 52100. I've been interested to try Marko's classic WH for a while now, and I can definitely see what all the fuss is about! Top-notch F&F with a lovely satin finish, subtle rounding on the spine and choil, and a nicely polished righty handle. Great taper and a scary thin tip. Beautiful convexing the whole length of the blade and a nice thin edge. At 263gms and balanced near the T in the maker's mark, it's authoritative without feeling heavy. Super cool.

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Here's a new one for the stable: a 270mm gyuto from Marko Tsourkan in mono 52100. I've been interested to try Marko's classic WH for a while now, and I can definitely see what all the fuss is about! Top-notch F&F with a lovely satin finish, subtle rounding on the spine and choil, and a nicely polished righty handle. Great taper and a scary thin tip. Beautiful convexing the whole length of the blade and a nice thin edge. At 263gms and balanced near the T in the maker's mark, it's authoritative without feeling heavy. Super cool.

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that knife is freaking beautiful
 

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The book came in a couple days ago and the knife finally arrived today. No fault of the vendor, USPS sent it to the wrong office late Friday and with the federal holiday it took until today to arrive.

Tsunehisa Nashiji G3 (Ginsan) 210 gyuto with a custom Box Elder Burl and Maple Burl handle from Dustin Swaciak at Real Sharp Knives.
 

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Here's a new one for the stable: a 270mm gyuto from Marko Tsourkan in mono 52100. I've been interested to try Marko's classic WH for a while now, and I can definitely see what all the fuss is about! Top-notch F&F with a lovely satin finish, subtle rounding on the spine and choil, and a nicely polished righty handle. Great taper and a scary thin tip. Beautiful convexing the whole length of the blade and a nice thin edge. At 263gms and balanced near the T in the maker's mark, it's authoritative without feeling heavy. Super cool.

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I agree with @Mikeadunne . That is freaking gorgeous. Congrats!
 

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I’m way too late posting this… considering I bought it about 2-3 years ago.

Beautiful work here from John at Didsbury Forge!
Iron-clad with blackwood+bog oak handle with sterling spacer. (IIRC sttel is AS Jon’d gotten a hold of.)
Nicely convexed grind. Really a fun knife to use, such a nice profile.
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This is the thread that got me interested in his work:
 

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I’m way too late posting this… considering I bought it about 2-3 years ago.

Beautiful work here from John at Didsbury Forge!
Iron-clad with blackwood+bog oak handle with sterling spacer. (IIRC sttel is AS Jon’d gotten a hold of.)
Nicely convexed grind. Really a fun knife to use, such a nice profile.View attachment 121471
This is the thread that got me interested in his work:
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Scored this Takeda AS on BST a short while back... it was listed as a 240, turns out to be about 250x48, this is a good one. Commissioned the ever awesome @birdsfan to find a two tone piece of wood and make it into a handle to match my other AS and well... he nailed it!
 

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Intrigue got the better of me. Since the measurements aren’t on the website... 212x53mm, 242g. It’s a pig behind the edge but I was hoping for something a little more sturdy to contrast my jknives. It cuts well based on the one meal I’ve prepped and a light thinning should be all it needs for my preferences. It’s not as well polished as it appears but you have to appreciate all the work that must go into keeping the edges symmetrical. The spine is nicely rounded but the sheep’s foot edge is left pretty roughly ground and there are a few rough edges in other places. There’s nothing here that can’t be addressed with some stones and sandpaper. Handle is gorgeous and perfectly proportioned to my hands. It’s an interesting knife. I love the blade profile but wish it was more forward balanced. Reminds me a lot of Kramer carbons but with a much better edge profile for my tastes.
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Intrigue got the better of me. Since the measurements aren’t on the website... 212x53mm, 242g. It’s a pig behind the edge but I was hoping for something a little more sturdy to contrast my jknives. It cuts well based on the one meal I’ve prepped and a light thinning should be all it needs for my preferences. It’s not as well polished as it appears but you have to appreciate all the work that must go into keeping the edges symmetrical. The spine is nicely rounded but the sheep’s foot edge is left pretty roughly ground and there are a few rough edges in other places. There’s nothing here that can’t be addressed with some stones and sandpaper. Handle is gorgeous and perfectly proportioned to my hands. It’s an interesting knife. I love the blade profile but wish it was more forward balanced. Reminds me a lot of Kramer carbons but with a much better edge profile for my tastes.View attachment 121682View attachment 121683
It looked intriguing to me as well. The website says they take 52100 to 65hrc.
 

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It looked intriguing to me as well. The website says they take 52100 to 65hrc.
Right? That’s crazy! It won’t replace my favorite gyutos but it’s surprisingly nice to use. I’m more likely to keep this than a santoku.
 
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Recent purchases, time to take them in to see what’s up.
300 mm Toyama yanagiba (above average Toy f&f, 222 grams and nice height)
240 mm Toyama SS gyuto (I broke down since my iron clad is shrinking)
240 Itsuo Doi (talk about slam pigs 🐷 , 277 grams of yams 🍠)
270 mm Shig kitaeji yanagiba (bought here from @Currantly, silky smooth transaction, feels a little like a fugu :) )
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