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by pgugger
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Masakage Koishi 240 mm Gyuto and Yoshimune 165 mm Nakiri
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: WTS: Masakage Koishi 240 mm Gyuto and Yoshimune 165 mm Nakiri

And, Masakage Koishi sold on another site too!
by pgugger
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Masakage Koishi 240 mm Gyuto and Yoshimune 165 mm Nakiri
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: WTS: Masakage Koishi 240 mm Gyuto and Yoshimune 165 mm Nakiri

Yoshimune sold elsewhere. Masakage Koishi still available.
by pgugger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Masakage Koishi 240 mm Gyuto and Yoshimune 165 mm Nakiri
Replies: 5
Views: 188

WTS: Masakage Koishi 240 mm Gyuto and Yoshimune 165 mm Nakiri

Time to sell a few knives that I never use to make room for some recent purchases... Masakage Koishi 240 mm AS Gyuto - $250 I purchased this knife in 2017 from Knifewear. I have not used it much, but I've been hanging onto it because it was my first "good" Japanese knife and it looks awesome, so I w...
by pgugger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Can't Decide
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Can't Decide

I’m only familiar with the Takeda among the ones mentioned but I really like my Takeda Medium gyuto and recommend them. They are unique certainly. Pros: Unparalleled food release, good edge retention at steep angle, tall so great for chopping and scooping off the board. Cons: some wedging or cracked...
by pgugger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 94
Views: 5121

Re: No service interruptions.

FYI my wife, who is a doctor, tells me that those are not N95 masks. They are likely general surgical masks. Still useful, but there are important differences.
by pgugger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 94
Views: 5121

Re: No service interruptions.

I agree with others that the best option would be to get them to a hospital. They are already low practically everywhere and the number of cases are overwhelming in NY area hospitals. I would love for my wife to have access to these while she is on the front lines treating COVID patients. Thanks for...
by pgugger
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3232
Views: 337065

Re: Show us your new knife!

Pair of Yoshimitsu Tamahagane knives with nashiji finish and semi-custom bog oak handles. 165 mm nakiri and 210 mm gyuto.
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by pgugger
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to slow down sales while on vacation?
Replies: 33
Views: 2727

Re: How to slow down sales while on vacation?

Καλό ταξίδι!
by pgugger
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3232
Views: 337065

Re: Show us your new knife!

Also got this Okeya 24 mm wide kogatana in W#2 recently. Handy and good-looking little utility knife.
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by pgugger
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3232
Views: 337065

Re: Show us your new knife!

Couldn't help myself and picked up a Jiro Tsuchime 240 mm gyuto. Haven't tried it yet, but gotta say it is something special. Really nice weight (260 g) and balance to it. Beautiful craftsmanship and finish (not that you could tell from my mediocre picture, haha). I really like the tagayasan handle ...
by pgugger
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3232
Views: 337065

Re: Show us your new knife!

pcavaliere wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:53 pm
How is the Konosuke Fujiyama FM (B#1) for rock chopping?
I think it rocks pretty well, but I am probably not the best person to ask because I tend to favor other cutting styles. Very thin behind the edge and pretty high Rockwell hardness, I believe, so I would be careful rocking aggressively.
by pgugger
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3232
Views: 337065

Re: Show us your new knife!

Shigemitsu Ito Tamahagane 180 mm Santoku. Both the core and cladding are tamahagane. Shigemitsu Ito is a sword maker who makes his own tamahagane, I believe. The blade is pretty thin and light but feels stiff. Rustic but attractive finish, in my opinion. IMG_0523.jpg IMG_0526.jpg IMG_0529.jpg IMG_05...
by pgugger
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3232
Views: 337065

Re: Show us your new knife!

This tiny knife just arrived: Okamitsu 55 mm White #1. I posted a light-hearted review on KKF and here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t_dKD ... k02qxZHeC9.
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by pgugger
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handles for CKTG
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Handles for CKTG

Great looking handles! I am also glad to hear that CKTG will be using more custom handles highlighting natural woods/materials, as I personally am not a fan of the various colorfully dyed, heavy ones that appear frequently in the New Arrivals section of the store.
by pgugger
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 494
Views: 89185

Re: Show us your knives!

Yeppp... I decided to limit myself to no more than 2 new knives per year and sticking to it. The way it's gone though I'm now bought out through 2033. Haha, my wife suggested a similar rule, but in that case I am bought out through 2025... What a nice collection of knives :!: Thanks, Mark! As you c...
by pgugger
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Toyama worth the tag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1674

Re: Is the Toyama worth the tag?

I can't comment on the stainless versus iron clad debate, but I agree with the consensus that Toyama knives are worth it. I have the stainless and was immediately impressed for its all around performance. Mine is 209 g.
by pgugger
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Toyama Noborikoi Stainless Clad Blue Gyuto 240mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: WTS: Toyama Noborikoi Stainless Clad Blue Gyuto 240mm

Great all around knife. I got one a couple weeks ago and its one of my favorites. A little thinner and lighter than some of the older carbon clad kasumi, from what I hear. GLWS.