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by delmar
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum only Konosuke Sale?
Replies: 67
Views: 1670

Re: Forum only Konosuke Sale?

Seems like the fairest way.
by delmar
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1717
Views: 70113

Re: Show us your new knife!

That Rader. Oh my. Choil shot is esquisite. Handle ain't bad either. Congrats.

BTW, is it just me, or are there others that would pay an admission fee to view your collection? Carry on!
by delmar
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sukenari White #1 210 Honyaki - SOLD!
Replies: 20
Views: 1089

Re: Sukenari White #1 210 Honyaki - SOLD!

Thank goodness. I couldn't keep talking myself out of this and was destined to fail soon.
by delmar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Custom handle for unusual knife
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: WTB: Custom handle for unusual knife

No worries. You (and your knife) are in good hands.
by delmar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do these have a use in the kitchen?
Replies: 31
Views: 701

Re: Do these have a use in the kitchen?

Yes please. My nephew took a zen and bansai class at Berkeley. He is totally hooked. I'd love to get him one of these for Christmas or his birthday.
by delmar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Pro seeking 210 Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Pro seeking 210 Gyuto

My only issue with the Gihei is that it is short - 40mm. Almost a 210mm petty or suji. The finish and handle might make it more prone to theft too. Dont get me wrong - I've been quite fond of the Giheis I've owned.
by delmar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Pro seeking 210 Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Pro seeking 210 Gyuto

Where do you rank edge retention? If it is crucial, I'd look long and hard at HAP40 steel. If I were back behind the line, I'd have this in hand for 210mm: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohawagy21.html Also comes in western handle. Nicknamed 'voodoo steel' because it keeps an edge so long. No fancy...
by delmar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What Gyuto to get
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: What Gyuto to get

I'm bummed that Ikeda isnt making the French/KS profile any more, but I really do like the current profiles. I've been considering the 210 for some time now.
by delmar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Raindrop " Bunka" Style
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: WTS Raindrop " Bunka" Style

Whoa. Stunning looker. Thin to boot! GLWS
by delmar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Custom handle for unusual knife
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: WTB: Custom handle for unusual knife

Jeffry, that handle is similar to the dojo. I've done 2 rehandles on those. One where I used a one piece handle and slotted out the tang in the wood. The other I just converted to wa by cutting tang down to stick. Option #2 was WAY easier. If you dont like the handle as is, maybe that is an option? ...
by delmar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 240mm blue #2 gyuto
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: WTB 240mm blue #2 gyuto

Drat, the handle requirements shoot down the two bang-for-the-buck winners with the Tanaka and Mizu.

The anryu hammered and gehei are both great cutters. If not available in the store, ask specifically for either here. Anryu has a nice rosewood handle.
by delmar
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No handle knives
Replies: 35
Views: 884

Re: No handle knives

Jeff B, I seriously doubt anyone was offended by any comments here in. Constructive dialogue and debate.
by delmar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Oh Boy. This is gonna hurt. Shibata, Takeda, KS, Yoshimitsu
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Oh Boy. This is gonna hurt. Shibata, Takeda, KS, Yoshimitsu

Pretty sure the KS is recent stock.
by delmar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Oh Boy. This is gonna hurt. Shibata, Takeda, KS, Yoshimitsu
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Oh Boy. This is gonna hurt. Shibata, Takeda, KS, Yoshimitsu

For sale - Takeda 243mm iron clad gyuto; Shibata R2 234mm gyuto; Masamoto KS (NIB) 251mm gyuto; Yoshimitsu Blue #2 209mm bunka Yeah, time to rip the band-aid off. I have a rule - if it isn't getting used, it gets sold. Only exception is honyaki and vintage. So as iconic, bitchin' and effective as th...
by delmar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No handle knives
Replies: 35
Views: 884

Re: No handle knives

I respect all the presented opinions, but the nexus that I am failing to recognize (assuming the hypothesis is valid) is why someone would need to follow traditional design aesthetics, or why going a different direction is somehow bad or disrespectful?
by delmar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tokyo Tsukiji market will close
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Tokyo Tsukiji market will close

The closing hit the lead page on CNN.com today.
by delmar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handle Beauty Contest
Replies: 46
Views: 1432

Re: Handle Beauty Contest

what kind of blades and what is the timeline? it sounds fun, id like to do a sculpted western style with the dovetailed scales To the extent my vote/opinion matters - I'd do one western and one wa for all and split into 2 competitions, each with its own winner. Having the same blade levels the play...