Nice handle, who made that for you?Two new TFs in the last couple months. Got the Sugi/Forty/TF 210 first and then ended up picking up a Denka 210 on BST.
Did some work rounding the heel and spine of the Denka after it arrived and feels much better in hand now. Both have had work on the blade road/thinning done before I got them. I'm very happy with how both perform even though they feel quite different from each other. One day I might upgrade to a 240 denka but I'm happy for now. The Japanese elm burl on Jobone's handle is absolutely beautiful, pictures don't quite do it justice.
Length (heel to tip): 216mm
Height at heel: 51mm
Length (heel to tip): 211mm
Height at heel: 50mm
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You are a monster!here’s another dump of all the new boys since the last post I made:
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Yea, we put a dab of wasabi on our sushi rice before I drape the fish over the rice. I try to cut my sushi so it drapes over the rice and covers it. That is my favorite way.I haven't made sushi, so can't compare. Last time I sliced somewhat thin, put a dab of wasabi at one end, folded and dipped lightly in soy sauce. I'll try to remember to check tonight and use my wife's opinion as the final, authoritative answer.
I cut my sushi about 1/8 inch thick. I never cut 3/16 thick as I don't think it will drape over the rice. Sounds like we are cutting it the same.For the thickness of the sashimi, the wife has spoken. I said it looked like about 3/16", but she countered with "I'd say it's closer to 1/8". So the answer is closer to 1/8" (but no more than 3/16"). For length, cross grain across the block which is about 3" wide (measured, not someone's opinion).
Here are a few more pictures after cleaning the blade with acetone but before using. Again: Gesshin Kagekiyo 330mm White #1 Kiritsuke Yanagiba
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Where did you get this?Sakai Kikumori 240mm Blue 1 Damascus by Y Tanaka, wide bevel version.
- OOTB sharpness was scary sharp, after a few strops on leather it glided through the roots of an onion, the part that typically gives me the most resistence
- fit and finish is superb. Perhaps because this a more classic brand/ design, the spine was less rounded vs Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo
- Weight comes in at 173g vs 192 on the Tanaka Kyuzo
- came with a protective layer of lacquer? Which I removed with an alcohol pad.
- purchased at strata together with the tanaka kyuzo which I will upload pics shortly