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  1. Dec 3, 2017 #151

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    I looked and drooled. Couldn't believe I actually had a shot at it but too many customs in the works...
     
  2. Dec 3, 2017 #152

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    I had a look at is after it was gone. The photos barely show any hamon.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2017 #153

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    I don’t think it was mirror polished but i looked quickly. And it would be the typical straight line, at that price point it wouldn’t be my choice.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2017 #154

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    Is that a bad thing? Are you suggesting the differential hardening isn’t too differential?
     
  5. Dec 3, 2017 #155

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    What’s the preferred blue steel honyaki at the $925 price point?
     
  6. Dec 3, 2017 #156

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    I’d go Watanabe, if it’s not mirror polished you would get the same for significantly less cash.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2017 #157

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    but that’s me and my choice
     
  8. Dec 3, 2017 #158

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    Awesome. I had no idea.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2017 #159

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    His Honyaki is only 110% more than his normal Pro knives (so more around $700), it's the extra 50% for mirror polish that makes them expensive.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2017 #160

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    What he said
     
  11. Dec 4, 2017 #161

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    There’s still something to be said about getting something off the shelf and in your mailbox in 3 days vs whenever wat makes a honyaki for you. I think it’s worth noting that the Toyama honyaki was priced very fairly when you compare it to other vendor’s instock honyakis.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2017 #162

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    And you can somewhat custom ....
     
  13. Dec 4, 2017 #163

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    that too, just don’t ask for thin tip . But I love gyuto with machi i got recently.
     
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    Probably for much more $$$. Which was valgards original argument. FWIW the only thing I’d would change would be the tip. Wat honkers are gigantic.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2017 #165

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    I think cev isn't arguing the tips aren't honkers. It's just that the tip he ended up with was a sliiiiiightly pointier tip. It was kinda hilarious. I'd have jumped at that Toyama, just for the sake of rarity and soon to be retirement. There's time for Watanabes
     
  16. Dec 4, 2017 #166

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    wat is already tough to sharpen, i couldnt imagine trying to grind a honyaki version, haha. i would consider one if he would make one from white.
     
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    yuuup, the "thinner tip" I got was hilarious indeed. I got the message, I won't ask for the thinner tip next time.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2018 #168

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    I’ve had my 210 gyuto for about 3 months now, still can’t believe how nicely it cuts. It’s easily one of my favorite knives. Now I have to decide what’s next. Thinking a 180 nakiri or maybe a deba any thoughts and opinions are welcomed. Thanks for an incredible line of knives.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2018 #169

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    I have a Toyama 180 deba and it is very nice. Takes a great edge and holds up -- no microchipping.

    My favorite Toyamas are the 270 Gyuto and 210 Nakiri.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2018 #170

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    valgard, the semi-custom wat i ended up with has a much thinner tip than a standard 270 i had before. i wasnt the one who ordered it this way though. he told me he simply asked for more taper at the tip.
     
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    Interesting, seems to be somewhat random then. I've talked to two others that ordered customized Wat. One ordered a thinner (overall) and got just that, the other ordered thinner tip and didn't even get my pointier tip. I guess my tip is ever so slightly thinner than normal but it's a nearly ridiculous difference. Still love the wide neck I got on mine tho, and the knife is a beast, not a smooth cutter but nothing can stop it (and it can be turned into a smooth cutter with minor tweaks).
     
  22. Jul 9, 2018 #172

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    I rehandlet my Toyama 240 again two months ago. Thought i´d share here too. Weight is at 249g now with balance point 3,5cm in front of handle. Feels quite optimal for me now.

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  23. Jul 10, 2018 #173

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    Lets take a moment to admire the finish on that Toyama Tommy. Superb. Nice rehandle too
     

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