The smith isn't unknown for the sanmai, which I think this thread is mostly about, I admit never looking deep into the honyaki but the sanmai are Yoshikazu Tanaka.Anyway just for those who are reading and wondering about Takada Hamono, he was a polisher working for Ashi who started his own company. If you guys want a cheapish "Ashi" buy a Takada honyaki. The smith is unknown, but the knives are polished by Takada, and you get all the steel banding, etc..
Yeah, I have enough knives to play with in the meantime... That's gonna be a good shipment since it will come with a small Comet honyaki and a Hiromoto honyaki thinned and rehandled (I really wasn't looking forward to grinding that all on stones on top of all my ongoing projects).Your patients is note worthy. Please keep (me) us updated.
Should you buy the kagekiyo blue 1 please tell me your impressions and how reactive it is. What else are you looking at? Since I really like your taste.Well it looks like a few months have gone by...anybody had a chance to drive one of the San mai takada’s yet?
I have a couple of choices for next knife purchase. I’m thinking about maybe one of these or a kagekiyo blue 1.
Hey Jon your Kagekiyos are just normal ones or do you put additional work into it? Haven't ordered from you yet since I hate German customs with products coming from the US but will definitely do in the future, maybe visit in person. Thanks for answering.the white #1 270m's are on order... just had a conversation with them about which things we would like to have done first, and i asked for the white #1 series to be a priority (because they are SICK, and because we don't have a ton being made, so it wont put the rest of our stuff that far behind if we do that)