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by Igalor
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Trying for a 240 mm Gyuto
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Trying for a 240 mm Gyuto

I like the harukaze srs15 a lot, very good grinds and steel. The knife is not much to look at, has a (very good) western handle, and a curvy profile, bit i dont think that neither of those is a bad thing. The grind hits the sweet spot, it is very thin, but still inspires a lot of confidence, the tip...
by Igalor
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you think about this grind?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: What do you think about this grind?

It seems fine. Many grinds do not follow the edge in a parallel even way, kato's knives are ground similarly, it offers a thinner tip and a heavier middle of the knife grind for better food separation and release. Another example are knives with agressive taper, like some TF ive seen, the knives are...
by Igalor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help Identifying Knife
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Help Identifying Knife

Kanji is for the steel. Aogami super
by Igalor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Three (Right Now)
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Top Three (Right Now)

Last couple of weeks

Ryusen blazen 240
Tanaka r2 210
Mizuno 150 petty
by Igalor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black chef coats
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Black chef coats

Lots of black coats now a days
by Igalor
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1318
Views: 146632

Re: Konosuke Updates

I love my SKD Tsuchime gyuto! Get ready for a great knife arrival guys and gals! Kosuke...are these the new Sanjo Damascus Kurouchi? And what steel have you sent? I'm so sorry about the late reply... This isn't a damascus one. We've just made prototype of Blue #2 damascus Kurouchi by the same blakc...
by Igalor
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtb richmond skd11 240
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Wtb richmond skd11 240

Hi guys,

Remember those? If you happen to have one lying around shoot me a pm.

Thanks,
Ivan
by Igalor
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Active Japanese blacksmith ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: Best Active Japanese blacksmith ?

These are my favorite blacksmiths. Tokifusa Iizuka. Best feeling steel on the stones, silky, buttery. His knives are the total package, grinds, steel, fit and finish, performance. Teruyasu fujiwara. Have only used his w1 knives, the ones ive handled had zero grind issues, they have great taper, and ...
by Igalor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masashi Yamamoto, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Masashi Yamamoto, anyone?

He trained at yoshikane, i believe he is the nephew of tsuneo yoshida. His profiles are unique, they dont appeal to me, so i havent used his knives, but i have read good stuff about his grinds and steel.
by Igalor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 2 akifusa srs15 knives
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: WTS 2 akifusa srs15 knives

180mm gyuto sold!
by Igalor
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS yaginoshima suita
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: WTS yaginoshima suita

And sold!!
by Igalor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS yaginoshima suita
Replies: 2
Views: 264

WTS yaginoshima suita

Hi, Try8ng to sell this stone this time. Yaginoshima suita. 21.5 x 7.6 x 4. Full sized stone, quite hard but still easy to use. Starts at around 5~6k, really fast stone, it yields a nice refined edge with still some tooth left. This stone polishes very nice, especially if you work some slurry before...
by Igalor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Motoyama sunachi suita
Replies: 0
Views: 198

WTS Motoyama sunachi suita

Hi guys, Looking tp sell this little stone. 185 × 65 × 15~ mm. Medium hard, around 4 our of 5, starts around 5k grit, and it gets finer after that. Fast little stone, and also with that buttery almost elastic feel that makes suitas a pleasure to work with. This stone gives a really stellar edge, smo...
by Igalor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Ashi ginga honyaki gyuto 330 mm.
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: WTS Ashi ginga honyaki gyuto 330 mm.

Again!
by Igalor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: A real workhorse
Replies: 31
Views: 1183

Re: A real workhorse

I used a yoshikane sld black damascus western recently, it definitely was a workhorse, and a very good one too.
by Igalor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need a Gyuto recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Need a Gyuto recommendation

I don't know Ray, I may be mistaken, but I was told that only master blade smiths could make them when I bough my first in Japan (Masamoto) - I know that Murray Carter is one of those master blade smiths, maybe we should ask him. And there are very few master blades smiths in Japan, let alone th wo...
by Igalor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 2 akifusa srs15 knives
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: WTS 2 akifusa srs15 knives

180 mm gyuto spf

170 for the 240
by Igalor
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Aizu - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: WTS Aizu

SOLD!
by Igalor
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Aizu - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Aizu - SOLD!

Hi guys, Looking to sell a little aizu. 19 × 6.5 × 1.7 cm. Medium level hard, around 3.5~4 level, and around 4k in grit, easy to use stone, somewhat thirsty, but a few droplets here and there make the trick. very fast stone, it will self slurry a little even if tou are just working the edge. for sha...
by Igalor
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 2 akifusa srs15 knives
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: WTS 2 akifusa srs15 knives

280 for the pair!