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Hz_zzzzzz

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This is the label of my Wat. Can some kind Toyama owners share the pic of their box labels?
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Perhaps thats not bad as the blades are first rate and have excellent qualities. I also have three Watanabe KU blades; two nakiris and a 180 gyuto which are also excellent and they are made with blue steel. Perhaps I need to buy a honyaki with SC125 steel to get a Watanabe made knife? I'm really tempted and may do so shortly as the examples of the Watanabe iron clad KU knives seem to be excellent.
It’s not a bad thing at all. Many big names don’t make knives on their own and it doesn’t necessarily affect the quality of their products.
 

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Some do. Some don't. The majority don't care. The consistent thing is that they are held in high regard.
Exactly. I do believe it but I didn’t care and got a Wat anyway. I personally think the kanji of Wat looks a tad better than Toyama’s. ; )
 

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Just get the cheaper option.
Some do. Some don't. The majority don't care. The consistent thing is that they are held in high regard.
Exactly. I do believe it but I didn’t care and got a Wat anyway. I personally think the kanji of Wat looks a tad better than Toyama’s. ; )
Yup, just get the cheaper one, its the same with the kanji being the only difference.
 

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Just get the cheaper option.


Yup, just get the cheaper one, its the same with the kanji being the only difference.
Cheaper was Epicurean Edge with the 10% KKF discount and free shipping. I saved over $100 buying from them on the 210 Watanabe and I wished that I also bought the last 240 Watanabe instead of buying the JNS Toyama which costs me over $100 USD more for the possible same knife.
 

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I thought most people here believe Wat in blue 2 core is made by Toyama?

I have a friend who owns both 240 Wat and Toyama (blue 2 ss clad) and believes they are made by the same person. According to him, the item labels on the boxes of 2 knives, which says "blue 2 wa gyuto / 240" in kanji are clearly hand-written by the same person.
Allegedly.
 

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I love the ongoing joke! At the end of the day though, I don't really care who made a knife as long as it's good.
 

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had a toyama, not my thing. Now im waiting for the KU wat, very excited!
 

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In any case these knives are of excellent quality! I own a few and they my most liked knives! Also important to remember about Wat knives is the fact that they are almost always immediately available, which counts for a lot! This surely is not the case for many other knives...
 

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I want a Wat Ku, that thing sounds like an axe, exactly what I want in my workhorse.
 

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I used my Watanabe 180mm Nakiri Pro to slice cucumbers for a salad tonight on my Hasegawa cutting board - what a pleasure to cut thin consistent slices and have the great edge stay in perfect shape.
 
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