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by pd7077
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3259
Views: 357773

Re: Show us your new knife!

Some people like lasers, but I’m not one of those people. I like my knives to have some muscle, and this Yamahide 270 W#1 is the epitome of heft. While I still need to get more acquainted with this one, I’m pretty astounded by its performance. I’ll know more over the coming weeks, but this knife exe...
by pd7077
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Thinning- Whetstone vs diamond
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Thinning- Whetstone vs diamond

I would say unless you are doing some reprofiling or major repairs stay away from the diamond plates. The scratch patterns are a BITCH to remove. I’m with Jeff on this one. Unless I’m doing a fairly major repair, I try to stay away from diamond plates. I’ve found that my favorite stone for thinning...
by pd7077
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 288
Views: 41216

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

My first project for 2020 was this Kato 240 standard. I’ve been working on it off and on since the start of the year, and I finally got to a good stopping point. The knife will be headed off for a new handle and saya before coming back to me for final touch-ups and a proper edge. https://i.imgur.com...
by pd7077
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 351
Views: 84289

Re: Show us your new handle

I finally got around to having a handle made for my Konosuke Fujiyama B#2 240. I’ve always been a fan of Bart’s (nicestslice on IG) work ever since he did a handle for my Mizuno honyaki so I was stoked when he agreed to do this one. Sean (nakneker) gave me a nice piece of orange mammoth tooth, and I...
by pd7077
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3259
Views: 357773

Re: Show us your new knife!

Steve, quit looking and you'll quit finding! 😛 Nice knife! Therein lies my problem...I’m never able to find anything whenever I’m looking, but as soon as I stop looking, knives seem to magically appear 🤦🏻‍♂️ I picked up another Kono the other day, but I’ll wait to post that one until the handle is ...
by pd7077
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3259
Views: 357773

Re: Show us your new knife!

So much for my plans to trim down my collection. Another Konosuke ginsan fell into my lap...this time a 240 gyuto that should pair well with the ginsan nakiri I found last month. It’s a bit shorter at the heel than I prefer (46mm), but I’ll learn to adjust. https://i.imgur.com/xPoO44i.jpg https://i....
by pd7077
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handles for CKTG
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Handles for CKTG

That Japanese elm burl is gorgeous!!!
by pd7077
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Toyama worth the tag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: Is the Toyama worth the tag?

Here are some photos to show what I was talking about in terms of how the grinds have changed in recent years. Left is Toyama 240; right is Watanabe 240. Both were around 240g, and both exhibit a nice degree of righty biased convexity. Toyama was a bit thinner behind the edge while Watanabe had a bi...
by pd7077
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Toyama worth the tag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: Is the Toyama worth the tag?

I have an iron clad gyuto and it's a great knife, have not used the stainless clad. Worth $400+, this is always debatable with no wrong answer. The iron clad appear to get slightly higher praise than the stainless clad version. Have heard of some buying both and selling the stainless clad in favor ...
by pd7077
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kiritsuke vs Bunka
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: kiritsuke vs Bunka

Traditionally, a kiritsuke is a single bevel knife with a lower tip than a yanagiba, which gives it a flatter edge profile. I think what you’re talking about is a kiritsuke tip (K-tip) gyuto, which has the same kiritsuke shaped (and lower) tip. I always viewed a bunka as a K-tip nakiri.
by pd7077
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife steel statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Knife steel statistics

The nerd in me totally appreciates this information, but the carnivore in me would like you to redo this using non-vegan software.

In all seriousness, nice work man!
by pd7077
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Fujii Keiichi Stainless Clad W#1 270 Gyuto
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: WTS: Fujii Keiichi Stainless Clad W#1 270 Gyuto

Knife is sold. Thanks CKTG!
by pd7077
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Fujii Keiichi Stainless Clad W#1 270 Gyuto
Replies: 7
Views: 733

WTS: Fujii Keiichi Stainless Clad W#1 270 Gyuto

I picked this knife up from Tower Knives when I was in Japan a year and a half ago. It’s stainless clad W#1 by Fujii Keiichi. I polished and etched the knife, which brought out some unexpected banding in the stainless cladding. I knocked off the stock ho handle and replaced it with a nicer rosewood/...
by pd7077
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3259
Views: 357773

Re: Show us your new knife!

Why is it that whenever I try to trim down my collection, I end up finding a knife that I can’t say no to?!? 2020 is the year that I’m supposed to shift some funds towards other hobbies, but I couldn’t turn down this Yoshikane Tamamoku V2 Suminagashi 270 when it was offered to me. I don’t like laser...
by pd7077
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum improvements
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: Forum improvements

lsboogy wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:55 pm
How about making it so we could post photos direct here. I can't use sharing sites (government dictated) but I can upload photos to sites direct.
You should be able to attached files. Go to the “full editor” and then click on the “attachment” tab under the text box.
by pd7077
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Misono Dragon 300mm Sujihiki - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: WTS: Misono Dragon 300mm Sujihiki

Sold. Thanks CKTGF!
by pd7077
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum improvements
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: Forum improvements

Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:50 pm
How about a like post button? So many times I want to click a button that doesn't exist.
This!
by pd7077
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Misono Dragon 300mm Sujihiki - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: WTS: Misono Dragon 300mm Sujihiki

SPF
by pd7077
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Misono Dragon 300mm Sujihiki - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: WTS: Misono Dragon 300mm Sujihiki

Let’s drop this to $150 all in
by pd7077
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: CII Bladeworks Diff Hardened 240mm Western
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: WTS: CII Bladeworks Diff Hardened 240mm Western

Sold. Thanks CKTGF!