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Yes, Dont know why more people haven’t started making taller knives. (Or continue in making them and supplying the demand, kaiju are really unicorns and sought after)

Stainless monosteel knife with a taller profile would be a godsend for me. 250ish length 55+ Height.
 

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I looked at the website and my feedback is I was disappointed the smith's aren’t named and they don’t brand the blades. Very different than the MCX releases.
 

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I suppose that's one of many factors that help keeping the costs low and making it profitable for everyone involved. As a result MANY knives are available for a bigger audience at a reasonable price.
 

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So what is this? Is it Masakage Spare or 25 counterfeit Spares? I would definitely suggest following the Masakage model and clearly brand offerings/styles and makers.
 
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I looked at the website and my feedback is I was disappointed the smith's aren’t named and they don’t brand the blades. Very different than the MCX releases.

Agree with this generally.

If they maintain a consistent grind across all the knives, e.g. like Yoshikane, then the brand itself becomes the selling point. On the other hand, if they have different smiths doing the final grind/sharpening according to their individual style (e.g. Masakage but without naming the sharpener), then it makes the buyer uncertain as to what they’d be getting.

I’m personally intrigued but not planning on buying anything until the direction becomes clear.
 

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Maybe a solution could be to not only 'mention' the names of the different contributors and their roles, but also to add their makers mark to the knife. So if person X makes the steel, Y does the smithing and Z does the grinding you could just have all 3 marks on the knife.
 

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I don't know exactly, but I think it can be seen with a little research. The wrough iron steel comes from Jerarmie. The san mai is laminated by Tobias with the wrough and Apex Ultra. Spare did that 1.2419. Which is already unmistakable from the profile. And the other two knives were made by Jonas/Isas. Peter from MC is just the plumb line between the bodies. I actually really like the logo!
 
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It’s not on the website but if you ask them they will give you straight answer, they already disclosed the wrought iron one in this thread. This is not much different from buying from let’s say Kagekiyo or Hitohira, people just assume who made the knives.
 

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Yeah I do like the B&B logo; not saying it has to go...it could be the first one. :p
But I do actually agree that while you can research all the specifics and figure it out it would be better if it was just visible outright. There's nothing to hide there, so I don't see why not. Plenty of Japanese knives have a whole run of kanjis; why couldn't you have 3 or 4 logos on a European knife?
 

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To be honest, I have to admit that I personally don't think it's nice when there are many logos on a knife. I always think less is more. However, I have to admit that I really like the Jonas logo! I would have liked to have had that on my knife too. But it's true. You could have written who did what for each knife. In the end, the other two are only responsible for the steel. Otherwise, the knives are made by the makers the same as always, except for the missing transparents and the logos. I also had to fight my way through the information quite a bit to see exactly what was going on. And it felt weird at first. But we've been in the knife scene for quite some time. And for people who know their way around, it is already clear who made which knife ;)
 

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What I just noticed. In all pictures, only the right side of the blade is shown. Maybe there's a surprise on the left side of the blade 🤪
 
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