Limpet's knives

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Igalor » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:51 pm

how is the Kashima sanjo? I've been looking real hard at that one lately

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:20 pm

Sorry, the Kashima Sanjo is one of my three newest knives that I haven’t got around to use yet, and the Masashi is another.

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by gladius » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:26 pm

How do you rate the Mazaki?
I am considering picking up one from the Yoshihiro Mazaki series.

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:27 pm

gladius wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:26 pm
How do you rate the Mazaki?
I am considering picking up one from the Yoshihiro Mazaki series.

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The grind on that picture looks taller/wider than on my Mazaki. I’m using it as main knife right now and will post some thoughts on it in a week or two on IG. Meanwhile you can read my comments in this IG post for some first impressions.


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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Nisaku breadknife, K Sabatier stainless paring knife, Yoshiaki Fujiwara sujihiki & santoku.


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Post by MisoSatisfried » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:13 pm

gladius wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:26 pm
How do you rate the Mazaki?
I am considering picking up one from the Yoshihiro Mazaki series.

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I've been heavily considering it as well! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:07 pm

A group shot of three knives made in Sanjo. Yoshikane, Hinoura and Kashima Sanjo.


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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Jeff B » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:50 pm

I've had a growing interest in Sanjo made knives. They definitely seperate themselves from the more common J-knives.
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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:33 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:50 pm
I've had a growing interest in Sanjo made knives. They definitely seperate themselves from the more common J-knives.
Sanjo made knives are beginning to become a big part of my collection: Shigefusa, Yoshikane, Masashi, Wakui, Hinoura, Munetoshi, Toyama, Mazaki. Often, but not always, a bit thicker knives. Great grinds and very thin edges.

Edit: Also I really like the rather flat profile many of these knives have. Very straight at the heel, no back belly to speak of, but still not ”clonky” on the board.

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Altadan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:42 pm

limpet wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:27 pm

That speckled stone in the photo - is that the synthetic Aoto?
How do you like it? Can you say a few words on it? Thanks!

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Jeff B » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:05 pm

limpet wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Jeff B wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:50 pm
I've had a growing interest in Sanjo made knives. They definitely seperate themselves from the more common J-knives.
Sanjo made knives are beginning to become a big part of my collection: Shigefusa, Yoshikane, Masashi, Wakui, Hinoura, Munetoshi, Toyama, Mazaki. Often, but not always, a bit thicker knives. Great grinds and very thin edges.

Edit: Also I really like the rather flat profile many of these knives have. Very straight at the heel, no back belly to speak of, but still not ”clonky” on the board.
Exactly what I have grown to like in knives. Straight at the heel, thick spine and thin behind the edge. I have hands on experience with Yoshikane, Wakui, Hinoura, Toyama and am very interested in getting a Mazaki next. These knives have given me an appreciation of laser like performance in a workhorse built knife.
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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Tue May 01, 2018 10:41 am

Altadan wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:42 pm
That speckled stone in the photo - is that the synthetic Aoto?
How do you like it? Can you say a few words on it? Thanks!
Yes, it’s the JNS syntetic aoto. I can’t give a very extensive opinion on it, since I don’t own that many stones to compare it with. I use it almost exclusively for touch ups and removing micro chipping. It’s very hard and doesn’t seem to attract scratches and ”dirt” as much as my 6000 grit stone. Feels faster than my 6000 as well. It won’t give the core steel a mirror polish, but I bet it’s good for prepolish.

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Jeff B » Tue May 01, 2018 1:59 pm

That stone looks worth buying just because it's so cool looking! 8-)
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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Sat May 05, 2018 1:51 pm

My current main knife backlog, from right to left: Kashima Sanjo Gyuto 240, Wakui Nakiri 180, Munetoshi Nakiri 180, Murata Tall Petty 120, Shibata Kotetsu AS Gyuto 240, Mazaki Gyuto 240 and Itinomonn Gyuto 270.

Edit: I really enjoy photos like these where you can see difference in size and profile.


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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Cutuu » Sat May 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Limpet can you tell me what you know about the kashima sanjo you got?

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Jeff B » Sat May 05, 2018 11:56 pm

What do you mean by "backlog"?
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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Sun May 06, 2018 1:03 am

Cutuu wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Limpet can you tell me what you know about the kashima sanjo you got?
I have it on the top of my todo-list to post some thoughts on it on Instagram, but it’s going slow writing it down. I’m going to be extra busy next week, but hopefully I’ll post something later. It’s a seller rebrand so maker is unknown, much like the Yahiko lines here at CKTG. But it’s clearly high quality stuff with great performance, fit & finish. Also very nice distal taper with thin tip. The cladding finish is a bit odd. It looks like a matte, frosty, fake kasumi. Good news is that it’s very smooth and hasn’t got any annoying friction, imo. Also, the cladding appears to be semi stainless.

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by limpet » Sun May 06, 2018 1:09 am

Jeff B wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 11:56 pm
What do you mean by "backlog"?
It’s how I rotate knives. I create a list of knives (backlog) mixing old with new, favorites with knives that have gathered dust for maybe two years (rediscovery). Then I go through the list, using each knife as main go-to-knife for 1-2 weeks, and then I post some thoughts about it on Instagram.

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Re: Limpet's knives

Post by Jeff B » Sun May 06, 2018 1:16 am

limpet wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 1:09 am
Jeff B wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 11:56 pm
What do you mean by "backlog"?
It’s how I rotate knives. I create a list of knives (backlog) mixing old with new, favorites with knives that have gathered dust for maybe two years (rediscovery). Then I go through the list, using each knife as main go-to-knife for 1-2 weeks, and then I post some thoughts about it on Instagram.
Aw, I see. That is one impressive "backlog"! That's what you get for having so many impressive knives. ;)
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