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by pd7077
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stickers
Replies: 24
Views: 306

Re: Stickers

Delboy wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:57 pm

I'm curious, are bensbites handles more narrow than most wa handles? & by second from left, I mean the one circled in red below. You've got quite the impressive collection going there!

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Looks like a Muteki...apprentices of Murray Carter
by pd7077
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2205
Views: 97642

Re: Show us your new knife!

Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Just a little differentially hardened 10,000 layer Damascus from Master Smith Rader. I am not a fan of flashy Damascus, but this muted layering suits me just fine.

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Mind-blowingly spectacular knife!!!!
by pd7077
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Diamond paste/grit comparison
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: Diamond paste/grit comparison

Check the link below

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by pd7077
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Patina photos
Replies: 115
Views: 17885

Re: Patina photos

Watanabe Kintaro-ame W#2 cleaver

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by pd7077
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 93
Views: 4928

Re: Show us your new handle

I finally made my first handle. Tasmanian Blackwood with an ebony ferrule. I installed it on a Toyama 210 Nakiri. Working on my second one for a Kippington Gyuto with a fishhook grind. It came out pretty good, I learned a lot, not perfect but I’m happy. So when do you start taking orders?!? Nice wo...
by pd7077
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2205
Views: 97642

Re: Show us your new knife!

The special Watanabe Kamon mosaic pins are what clinched it for me too. I was actually considering the larger 240x110 because I wanted something a little bit different in size from the Kono, but this one was the only one with the mosaics...which means that this will likely be my only knife that won’...
by pd7077
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2205
Views: 97642

Re: Show us your new knife!

I’ve really been enjoying cleavers for the past few months so I picked up another one the other day: Watanabe Kintaro-ame W#2 cleaver. It measures 227x110mm and weighs in at 447g, which is a tad lighter than my Kono Fuji #6. The KU suminagashi iron cladding has some cool hues to it, and the grind lo...
by pd7077
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kono MM 270
Replies: 19
Views: 583

Re: Kono MM 270

ashy2classy wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:34 pm
I got mine today. Not sure if I'm gonna keep it...doesn't feel right in my hand. Expected it to be a little heavier.
What was the weight on the one your received?
by pd7077
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaver Skills video, in search of.
Replies: 25
Views: 485

Re: Cleaver Skills video, in search of.

As many know. I am very near exclusively a cleaver/nakiri user. This thread is particularly interesting because of the content. On such topic. Chef Yan for instance. I greatly respect Chef Yan's culinary experience and knowledge. I however think he along with so many other, is misleading on his vid...
by pd7077
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 240mm Honyaki - SOLD!
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 240mm Honyaki - SOLD!

I honestly wish that I could have kept it because the knife was tailor made for my style of cutting, but I just couldn’t justify keeping it in the drawer. And it looks like my attempts to downsize failed immediately...I just bought another cleaver 😂 My wife is gonna kill me
by pd7077
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 240mm Honyaki - SOLD!
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: WTS: Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 240mm Honyaki

Sold. Thanks CKTG
by pd7077
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 207
Views: 10751

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

So...I’m taking a bit of a break from my etching experiments. I wasn’t getting exactly the results that I wanted so I figured that I should take a step back and think things over a bit while working on some other projects. I was able to acquire a few Hiromoto AS gyutos for some friends of mine becau...
by pd7077
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 240mm Honyaki - SOLD!
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 240mm Honyaki - SOLD!

Well, the time has come for me to finally unload some knives. 2019 was supposed to be the year that I was going to show some restraint, but I seem to have gotten off to a faster start than last year. Sadly, it’s time for me to downsize my collection. I ordered this Yoshikazu Ikeda B#1 honyaki last y...
by pd7077
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 240 TANAKA TSUBAYA B1 GYUTO
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: WTS 240 TANAKA TSUBAYA B1 GYUTO

Thank gawd! This knife had me itching all morning!
by pd7077
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2205
Views: 97642

Re: Show us your new knife!

Had to share this one. I've been wanting one of Evan's knives for A LONG TIME. Evan Antzenberger 125sc 260 x 55. This thing is awesome! https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/32348287417_784801563e_k.jpg Damn Kev! It’s been a while since I’ve seen a knife that’s made me drool this much. What’s the wei...
by pd7077
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Fujiyama; A History
Replies: 46
Views: 1203

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama; A History

So much great information, David! Thank you for taking the time to break everything down for us in a very thoughtful and organized way.

This thread needs to be stickied!!!
by pd7077
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Shibata Tank - CLOSED!
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: WTB Shibata Tank

Sean’s favorite color is pink!!!
by pd7077
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 207
Views: 10751

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

This is something I've been looking into. Does anybody have a good resource for how to do finger stones and which ones to buy? Are they much more of a fast run through resource then regular stones. The ones I've seen are at least 70 bucks and seem to be you take a chunk and use it once for a thinni...
by pd7077
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2205
Views: 97642

Re: Show us your new knife!

I’ve been using 270s for so long, but I’m starting to appreciate shorter knives so I picked up this Tsourkan 225mm gyuto the other day. 52100 with a KS-based profile, a nice subtle S-grind, and matching bog oak handle & saya. This is the perfect knife to fill in the gap between my 180 & 240 gyutos. ...