- Jan 9, 2019
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- Portland, OR
Hey folks. I just ordered and received a really beautiful Takada No Hamon Ginsan Suiboku gyuto, 210mm, from Bernal Cutlery. Gorgeous knife, A+ grind, beautiful finish. As I took it out of the box, I saw the very intentional right hand grind/polishing on the heel at the grip. It is absurdly comfortable for a righty, and absurdly uncomfortable for me, a lefty. I've not cut with the knife - it went right back in the box. I cried a little, and then was mad for not remembering that Takada did that (but why, with a 50/50 grind?). My loss is your gain. I bought it four days ago for $440. I'll sell it for $50 off what I paid, CONUS, if someone wants it. Photos and specs here:
If no one buys it, I'll find time in the coming months to round the choil so that my left hand works on it.
Hand made stainless clad ginsanko stainless steel made in Sakai Osaka Japan, forged at Shiraki Hamono by the super talented young smith Nakagawa-san and hand ground and finish sharpened at the Takada no Hamono workshop. This ginsanko offers excellent edge life and can be finished similar to fine...