Watanabe Kintaro ame white steel

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  1. Nov 21, 2019 #1

    labor of love

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    I’m assuming this is white #2 right? What do you guys think of Watanabe white steel? Never tried it and I see a knife that’s calling me.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2019 #2
    His Kintaro Ame (in my experience) has described his dammy and that's been stainless clad blue (maybe mono stainless) Could be more to it than that. I've owned a Yani and now have two KA suji.
     
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    Also just noticed cleaver 2 and 3 which I’m interested in don’t mention type of cladding only that it’s polished.
     
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    If you pay for shipping you can borrow my nakiri white 2 to play with to get a feel for the HT. Just try to get it back to me in a week or so if possible before I skip town for the holidays
     
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    Looking like the cleaver I was interested in was stainless clad anyway, so it’s likely a pass.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2019 #8
    It's an easy ask and you'll know for sure by morning.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2019 #9

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    I have both white and blue steel Kintaro Ame. All very, very tough. Watanabe knives have been the blades I've always came back to and are now the only ones I use.
    A petty in Blue#2 is the sharpest blade I've ever had.
    I bet it could pass the picked baby hair test cut, like a razor.

    Sorry if it's slightly off-topic
     
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    Seal of approval I was looking for.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2019 #11

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    Anyway I love them for their sharpness but will keep them for their shape/grind I guess.
    Gyuto vs petty or fuguhiki vs yanagi etc. Different knives to compare so I couldn't tell anything about his white vs blue.

    The finish otb knocked me out every time.
     
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    Do you know a source where I can buy baby hair?
     
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    I have a kintaro ame cleaver in white. I'd be surprised if it was stainless clad, mine is iron. His white steel is very nicely done. Holds an edge surprising well. Great knife! Fit and finish on mine was a little rustic but mine is ku, not polished. It is by far my most used knife.
     
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    He indicated one of the other cleavers was soft iron but not the ones I like
     
  15. Nov 28, 2019 #15

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    Watanabe just returned from doing some stuff out of town, so his response was a little delayed but understandable.
    Turns out the cleavers are soft iron.
     
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    I have a baby who needs a haircut anyway. [emoji848]
     
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    The problem is that there’s only a 1-2 yr window per child. Now my son’s hair is only good for the 5 yr old hair test. Plus, my wife was not pleased last time I cut his hair myself, as opposed to taking him to a hairdresser. I thought I did a good job, too!
     
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    Was the haircut the problem or was it the way you cut his hair with a 6k sharpened second-hand Watanabe Gyuto?
     
  19. Nov 28, 2019 #19
    Could cut the wife's hair....
     
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