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M1k3

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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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Ease the shoulders of the Shinogi and the cracking will go away.
 

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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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Did you order a 220 specifically or is it a 210 (oversized like usually do)?
 

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Got this knife some months ago
Mathias Ekman
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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.

Super looking knife - I think it’s difficult to get anything from him. Let us know how it performs
 
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When this Rader Gyuto was posted on BST a while back, I grabbed it. You don’t see Rader’s work available very often … for good reason … his knives check every box a knife enthusiast could have. One of my great regrets was passing on a Rader 5 metal Damascus for a good friend. While it was the right thing to do, I’m still hunting for a Rader 5 metal Damascus here, years later. HINT … HINT!

Having said that, this Rader is an absolute gem.

Blade length … 230mm
Edge length … 228mm
Depth at heel … 60mm
Thickness measured at spine … 4.3mm at heel, 2.14mm mid blade, 1.14mm 1” from tip
Weight … 242gns
Steel … 52100

A few pics …

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What I absolutely love about Rader’s knives is that they are wonderful performers in the kitchen, and his 52100 steel blades take on the nicest patina in use. Rader’s handles … only Will Newhams comes close!

I did manage to put the knife to work this week … mostly prepping my version of pico de gallo and fajitas. The Rader made the prep a complete joy.

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This wonderful knife completely validated my decision to move on a number of nice knives in favour of a few top end knives like this Rader. There is a reason they rarely come up for sale. His knives are that good. Buy one when you can.
 
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This wonderful knife completely validated my decision to move on a number of nice knives in favour of a few top end knives like this Rader. There is a reason they rarely come up for sale. His knives are that good. Buy one when you can.
Im still kicking myself for letting this one pass me up when I saw it available. As always, love the new knife posts - great pics and details
 

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When this Rader Gyuto was posted on BST a while back, I grabbed it. You don’t see Rader’s work available very often … for good reason … his knives check every box a knife enthusiast could have. One of my great regrets was passing on a Rader 5 metal Damascus for a good friend. While it was the right thing to do, I’m still hunting for a Rader 5 metal Damascus here, years later. HINT … HINT!

Having said that, this Rader is an absolute gem.

Blade length … 230mm
Edge length … 228mm
Depth at heel … 60mm
Thickness measured at spine … 4.3mm at heel, 2.14mm mid blade, 1.14mm 1” from tip
Weight … 242gns
Steel … 52100

A few pics …

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What I absolutely love about Rader’s knives is that they are wonderful performers in the kitchen, and his 52100 steel blades take on the nicest patina in use. Rader’s handles … only Will Newhams comes close!

I did manage to put the knife to work this week … mostly prepping my version of pico de gallo and fajitas. The Rader made the prep a complete joy.

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This wonderful knife completely validated my decision to move on a number of nice knives in favour of a few top end knives like this Rader. There is a reason they rarely come up for sale. His knives are that good. Buy one when you can.

Great to see you finding the perfect knife to replace some of those '50 for 1' sales! That is a sweet looking handle and nice specs.
 
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When this Rader Gyuto was posted on BST a while back, I grabbed it. You don’t see Rader’s work available very often … for good reason … his knives check every box a knife enthusiast could have. One of my great regrets was passing on a Rader 5 metal Damascus for a good friend. While it was the right thing to do, I’m still hunting for a Rader 5 metal Damascus here, years later. HINT … HINT!

Having said that, this Rader is an absolute gem.

Blade length … 230mm
Edge length … 228mm
Depth at heel … 60mm
Thickness measured at spine … 4.3mm at heel, 2.14mm mid blade, 1.14mm 1” from tip
Weight … 242gns
Steel … 52100

A few pics …

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What I absolutely love about Rader’s knives is that they are wonderful performers in the kitchen, and his 52100 steel blades take on the nicest patina in use. Rader’s handles … only Will Newhams comes close!

I did manage to put the knife to work this week … mostly prepping my version of pico de gallo and fajitas. The Rader made the prep a complete joy.

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This wonderful knife completely validated my decision to move on a number of nice knives in favour of a few top end knives like this Rader. There is a reason they rarely come up for sale. His knives are that good. Buy one when you can.
😩😩😩Absolutely ridiculous
 

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Not to jump on the bandwagon but this is the best feel I’ve ever had from holding a knife in my hand. Haven’t had a chance to cut with it yet, but damn.

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Handle was removed by prev owner to start a polishing job which never happened. Told him to leave it knocked off as I plan to rehandle. Any suggestions other than jobone and let’s handle are welcome (love their work, just already aware of them).
 

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Not to jump on the bandwagon but this is the best feel I’ve ever had from holding a knife in my hand. Haven’t had a chance to cut with it yet, but damn.

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Handle was removed by prev owner to start a polishing job which never happened. Told him to leave it knocked off as I plan to rehandle. Any suggestions other than jobone and let’s handle are welcome (love their work, just already aware of them).
How thick is this guy?
 
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Not to jump on the bandwagon but this is the best feel I’ve ever had from holding a knife in my hand. Haven’t had a chance to cut with it yet, but damn.

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Handle was removed by prev owner to start a polishing job which never happened. Told him to leave it knocked off as I plan to rehandle. Any suggestions other than jobone and let’s handle are welcome (love their work, just already aware of them).

Do you know of Graydon in Mass.? He did a fantastic saya for my Tanaka x Kyuzo - Tyler knows him very well
 

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Not to jump on the bandwagon but this is the best feel I’ve ever had from holding a knife in my hand. Haven’t had a chance to cut with it yet, but damn.

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Handle was removed by prev owner to start a polishing job which never happened. Told him to leave it knocked off as I plan to rehandle. Any suggestions other than jobone and let’s handle are welcome (love their work, just already aware of them).
Thank you!
 

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A while back, I was chatting with Mr. Decollibus and he mentioned that he had three cleavers coming from Fredrik Spare that he was excited to do handles and sayas for. Seeing as how one of them was going to his best friend and the other he was keeping, I definitely wanted the third. I wasn’t planning on this one at all, but now that it’s here I’m very glad to have it! Spicy white, done in some very nice Turkish walnut and mammoth ivory. Edit - 215x115 @ 488 grams. Balances a little bit past my normal pinch grip, maybe half an inch, so a bit blade heavy for sure
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