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There are reasons to intentionally ease only the rh side of the spine, so it may not be a mistake that that's what was done to that knife.
 

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As a right handed knife user, you're only going to get discomfort from the 90 degree spine on the RH side, so you round that for comfort. Then when you flip the knife over to scrape the board, you then have the very crisp 90 degree LH spine side in front to move all the ingredients and liquid across the board without trailing any behind.
 

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DT 255mm 52100 gyuto& testujin kasumi 165 petty
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Without a doubt the most impressive knife I ever had. Yanick yanagiba 330 mm full kasumi polished o kissaki sakimaru, with a really beautiful handle. Not easy to capture the beauty of this piece on pictures. A really tasteful piece of work.
 

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Got this new Manaka blue 1 240 today. The specs are super generous. The finish is nice. Distal taper is obvious and the grind is good. It’s very thin behind the edge and the wide bevels are nearly flat with subtle convexity on both sides, which is kinda rare as most wide bevels nowadays are concave. The only problem is it’s a lefty. Probably the most lefty gyuto I’ve ever handled. Maybe I’ll put it directly on BST for this reason. Feels a little sad.

Measurements:
244 mm*56 mm.
225 gram. Balanced at 1.5 inch ahead of the heel.
Spine is 4.8 mm at handle, 3.6 mm above the heel, 1.9 mm in the middle and 0.9 mm at 1 cm from the tip.

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Got this new Manaka blue 1 240 today. The specs are super generous. The finish is nice. Distal taper is obvious and the grind is good. It’s very thin behind the edge and the wide bevels are nearly flat with subtle convexity on both sides, which is kinda rare as most wide bevels nowadays are concave. The only problem is it’s a lefty. Probably the most lefty gyuto I’ve ever handled. Maybe I’ll put it directly on BST for this reason. Feels a little sad.

Measurements:
244 mm*56 mm.
225 gram. Balanced at 1.5 inch ahead of the heel.
Spine is 4.8 mm at handle, 3.6 mm above the heel, 1.9 mm in the middle and 0.9 mm at 1 cm from the tip.

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Lefty here. Might be able to take it off your hands. Let’s PM
 

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distal taper so good you missed framing the tip in the spine shot! (too thin to see)
 
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Then maybe a Mazaki (2021 profile) or Fredrik by Spåre MCX next time. Profiles are quite close but with a different cross section/grind so you can experiment different cutting feels.

how tall are the mazaki / spare? i'm particular to gyutos that are 50mm or under in height... i weirdly like mazaki's extra height in my sujihiki but not so hot on tall gyutos
 

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Got this knife some months ago
Mathias Ekman
AEB-L 246x56mm
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The thinnest knife behind the edge I have. You can see it in the choil shot, that's not the edge but the last mm leading up to the edge. Completely nailflexing along the whole edge.
It's quite extreme. Really nice work, great sayas and one of my favourite logos.
 

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Gesshin Heiji Semi-stainless 220 mm.

It's jumping up to be my favorite stainless J-knife ever. The toughness is amazing for such a keen edge, feels like I'm cutting with a razor. Though it does pick up a quick patina.

It does crack carrots and such but it does not wedge as I thought. And its amazing when cutting onions.
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Gesshin Heiji Semi-stainless 220 mm.

It's jumping up to be my favorite stainless J-knife ever. The toughness is amazing for such a keen edge, feels like I'm cutting with a razor. Though it does pick up a quick patina.

It does crack carrots and such but it does not wedge as I thought. And its amazing when cutting onions.
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What’s your take on the Gesshin finishing?

Did it live up to your expectations?
 

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What’s your take on the Gesshin finishing?

Did it live up to your expectations?
It's no Kagekiyo but I really like the mirror polished choil, spine and core steel, saves me so much headache.
I love the spine being installed straight with the handle too, a misaligned spine is a deal breaker for me.

The wonky shinogi though is an unfortunate consequence of flattening the bevels. I disliked the uneven shinogi at first but it gives it personality to me.

The edge retention and performance of the knife also make me love it a lot more.
 

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It's no Kagekiyo but I really like the mirror polished choil, spine and core steel, saves me so much headache.
I love the spine being installed straight with the handle too, a misaligned spine is a deal breaker for me.

The wonky shinogi though is an unfortunate consequence of flattening the bevels. I disliked the uneven shinogi at first but it gives it personality to me.

The edge retention and performance of the knife also make me love it a lot more.

I used to worry about wonky shinogis until I started sharpening them myself. The wavy lines seemed to appear out of nowhere!



…it was me. I did it, lol.
 
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