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SOLD TF …. Which one?

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This has been a tough one! Which TF gets kicked off the island? Is it my 201mm Denka Gyuto … or … my 196mm Maboroshi Gyuto? I love them both and I’ve procrastinated for months over which one to part with. They were both great participants in my TF Chronicles thread.

I’ll keep you in suspense no longer … it’s my 201mm Denka that gets to find a new family. Why the Wa handled Denka? It boiled down to the competition in my kitchen. I have several other gyutos in the 200/210mm range that I like very much, but I don’t really have anything that competes with my 196mm Mab. The small Mab is a sterling performer in my kitchen and I knew I would miss it most if I let it go.

The Denka is no slouch either. It offers a superior Aogami Super blue steel and more knuckle room for my big hands. It has no apparent wabi sabi and needed no thinning or modifications from when I bought it new last November. I got it on sale so I’m able to offer it for $435 shipped and insured to the USA and international. Canadians can buy it for a bit less because I save in shipping and PayPal fees.

Here’s the specs …

Blade length … 211mm
Edge length … 201mm
Depth at heel … 54mm
Thickness measured at spine … 3.4mm at heel, 2.25mm mid blade, 2mm 1” from tip.
Weight … 154gms
Steel … Aogami super core with stainless cladding
Handle … Wa (Japanese style) octagon Magnolia with Buffalo horn.

It is TF’s top of the line knife, forge welded san Mai construction, karouchi finish.

A few pics …

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The tough part is that I didn’t decide to let the Denka go until this afternoon … and knowing me will change my mind by tomorrow morning. It’s a nice knife without any of the problems that can come with TF’s.
Given that i have the sister knife to this and am still amazed with its fit and finish i would have snapped this up in a second a week ago, these tfs really are addictive once you have a good one
 
I totally agree … I’ve managed to pare my collection of TF’s down from 14 to 5. Was a very tough process. Add to that I got this knife on a very good sale just before Christmas so I’m able to pass on a killer price if you happen to be in the market for a smaller Denka.
 
I totally agree … I’ve managed to pare my collection of TF’s down from 14 to 5. Was a very tough process. Add to that I got this knife on a very good sale just before Christmas so I’m able to pass on a killer price if you happen to be in the market for a smaller Denka.
Which five ended up being the keepers? Id love to hear how you decided
 
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