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Ikazuchi 240mm stainless clad with Aogami super core steel from Japanese knife import.
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The fit and finish was flawless on this one, I requested for rounded spine/choil from Jon, as well a more water resistance handle, he later recommended a “burnt Ho wood” without removing the original Buffalo horn ferrule, I thought that’s pretty cool, and the end results turned out to be great, the knife overall feels very comfortable and smooth to hold, big thumbs up to Jon for another great customer service he provides.
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The blade features full convex grind, weights at 161 grams, 2mm spine and 48mm height, the grind was pretty similar to the Hd2 I had except more thinner behind the edge than Hd2. The point of balance surprised me on this one, quite forward heavy for a thin knife, it does have more robust cutting feel compared to other thin knives I’ve tried.
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Ikazuchi 240mm stainless clad with Aogami super core steel from Japanese knife import.
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The fit and finish was flawless on this one, I requested for rounded spine/choil from Jon, as well a more water resistance handle, he later recommended a “burnt Ho wood” without removing the original Buffalo horn ferrule, I thought that’s pretty cool, and the end results turned out to be great, the knife overall feels very comfortable and smooth to hold, big thumbs up to Jon for another great customer service he provides.
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The blade features full convex grind, weights at 161 grams, 2mm spine and 48mm height, the grind was pretty similar to the Hd2 I had except more thinner behind the edge than Hd2. The point of balance surprised me on this one, quite forward heavy for a thin knife, it does have more robust cutting feel compared to other thin knives I’ve tried.
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Did he do the burnt handle for you, or was it DIY?
 

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Yu Kurosaki Ao 2 rainbow Damascus 210 Gyuto.

It’s hard to get a good photo of this with the mirror polish, but here it is.

This knife is from the prototype batch that Kurosaki San made to test out this line. I was informed that he will make others in VG10 rainbow, but this is the only batch of Ao2.

For a little background -
I periodically make handles for him and purchase his knives. We exchange simple correspondence, but I don’t speak/read Japanese and the same with him and English, so some things get lost in translation.

When I saw these, I reached out to him to let him know how much I loved them and I was able to get this Gyuto.

This is a knife that I will appreciate for both the quality and spirit.

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Hi...I can deduce what looks like Copper, Brass/Bronze and Nickel, would you know what metals he used in forging this lovely knife...curious as to the greenish tinge apparent unless a product of your light whilst taking the images. Ta
 

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HSCIII Z-wear 42*215 petty with beautiful ironwood handle from Harbeer.

I couldn't be happier how it turned out. I looked over a year for longer petty/slicer type profile in ss/semistainless and couldn't find "off the self" one so decided to go for custom. I wanted a maker who had more experience with stainless without braking my bank. I had narrowed my steel choices for Aeb-l and Z-wear and decided to go for z-wear after the Eu-passaround. The retention was there(which I normally don't pay attention) and with my current skillset I couldn't get it as sharp as I would have wanted to, it was easy choice in terms of sharpening practise too😁.


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HSCIII Z-wear 42*215 petty with beautiful ironwood handle from Harbeer.

I couldn't be happier how it turned out. I looked over a year for longer petty/slicer type profile in ss/semistainless and couldn't find "off the self" one so decided to go for custom. I wanted a maker who had more experience with stainless without braking my bank. I had narrowed my steel choices for Aeb-l and Z-wear and decided to go for z-wear after the Eu-passaround. The retention was there(which I normally don't pay attention) and with my current skillset I couldn't get it as sharp as I would have wanted to, it was easy choice in terms of sharpening practise too😁.


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Gorgeous! Congratulations.
 

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Looks very nice!
Pardon my ignorance, but what is it?
It’s this:
 

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Had to take advantage of the Strata moving sale and pick up another Tanaka. I picked up a K&S Ao2 as my first "real" knife and couldn't have been more pleased with it. That knife was given away to a good friend and I was left Tanaka-less except for a 150mm damascus Ao2 petty. To say I am pleased about the performance and aesthetics of this knife would be an understatement. This is probably the best knife I have on my wall right now and the Mazaki and Markin can have a bit of a vacation for the near future. Don't hate me Andrey, your knife is still my main ***** but the lust is strong with this one.

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Yanicks 270gr and 319gr. Bigger one really promising after a few cuts and no dustpatina will be left with the smaller one either after the weekend. Grenadille handles with white ebony spacers.

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Yanicks 270gr and 319gr. Bigger one really promising after a few cuts and no dustpatina will be left with the smaller one either after the weekend. Grenadille handles with white ebony spacers.

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Grenadil is a gorgeous tree, I really like it, it's hard to convey its beauty in a photograph.
 

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This guy showed up today, Hitohira Tanaka x Kyuzo. Scary sharp OOTB. Possibly thinking of replacing the yakusugi handle, maybe with something from KNS, balance is pretty far forward since the handle is so light.

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Ooo you the guy that had a faster finger than me on this knife from strata :) Its beautiful.

I ended up purchasing the 240 Ku version and a wide bevel kikkumori damascus.

Was mulling the 270, but that length always felt a little too big for my liking.

I am curious why the ku version is slightly thicker then the migaki. Does kyuzo take the same forged blade from tanaka and just grind it less thin? Or does the Ku coating add to the thickness of the spine.
 

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There is a 270 avail for 15% off at strata , but the non k-tip:

 

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I got this from Strata Portland but it was the last in stock..it's a Hitohira, they sell direct on their website, and they have plenty of international dealers who sell them. I think protooling in Australia has some.
 

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Ooo you the guy that had a faster finger than me on this knife from strata :) Its beautiful.

I ended up purchasing the 240 Ku version and a wide bevel kikkumori damascus.

Was mulling the 270, but that length always felt a little too big for my liking.

I am curious why the ku version is slightly thicker then the migaki. Does kyuzo take the same forged blade from tanaka and just grind it less thin? Or does the Ku coating add to the thickness of the spine.
I'm not sure. I wouldn't be too reliant on the numbers, mine was quote at 155g and it's 170g. Since they are all handmade they will have some variance in them
 

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Had to take advantage of the Strata moving sale and pick up another Tanaka. I picked up a K&S Ao2 as my first "real" knife and couldn't have been more pleased with it. That knife was given away to a good friend and I was left Tanaka-less except for a 150mm damascus Ao2 petty. To say I am pleased about the performance and aesthetics of this knife would be an understatement. This is probably the best knife I have on my wall right now and the Mazaki and Markin can have a bit of a vacation for the near future. Don't hate me Andrey, your knife is still my main ***** but the lust is strong with this one.

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Congrats! I was looking at that same knife, but you beat me to it!!!!
 

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Ooo you the guy that had a faster finger than me on this knife from strata :) Its beautiful.

I ended up purchasing the 240 Ku version and a wide bevel kikkumori damascus.

Was mulling the 270, but that length always felt a little too big for my liking.

I am curious why the ku version is slightly thicker then the migaki. Does kyuzo take the same forged blade from tanaka and just grind it less thin? Or does the Ku coating add to the thickness of the spine.
Generally speaking, KU knives are "unfinished" above the bevels/shinogi. Migaki and other non kuruouchi finishes have seen some abrasion to remove the black layer.
 

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A new "Chinese-American" slicing cleaver in the house...

Blade is 52100, 203mm x 95mm (8" x 3.75"), 297 grams, with integral bolster, forced patina (vinegar)
Handle and saya pen - stabilized Bog Oak
Saya - Rainbow Poplar

This was a custom order from Steve Grosvenor (Red Rock Tools in South Dakota) that arrived today. A Tall Gyuto that I have from Steve inspired me to request a Chinese cleaver from him, also. Steve is great to work with and produced exactly what I asked for. It's based on my CCK, but with some very *special* upgrades! The balance point is right at the pinch grip.

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I used it to make a mushroom soup tonight. Onions and celery are a fine dice and mushrooms are thinly sliced. As you can see, this knife had no problem with either of the cuts, and it is VERY comfortable in the hand.

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