Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

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Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by Georgek » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:47 pm

Thank you for the review Ryan, i am glad you liked it!

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by cedarhouse » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Georgek wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:47 pm
Thank you for the review Ryan, i am glad you liked it!
George, as you have more experience with this knife than I do, I wanted to know your thoughts on it? It is one of your babies?

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by J david » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:56 pm

I picked up the one on the black Friday sale. It should be here Thursday. I previously owned the kirtsuke version which was very nice and my first foray into k-tip gyutos. I found out that k-tips were not for me and I have since moved on. I'm excited about the standard version, which i picked up with an upgraded handle and saya. I'll give my thoughts after I have some time with it.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by gladius » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:33 pm

Nice review Ryan.

...and I went to buy an Akebono when that vendor had a 10% off sale a few weeks back but they were OOS. :x

I already have the Jikko Akatsuki and wanted its brother. Instead I got the Sakai Takayuki Syousin Sakura Wa Gyuto 240mm at a nice discount.

@Ryan: IYO, are the Akebono and Syousin Sakura too similar to even pursue an Akebono when it re-stocks?

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by Georgek » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:12 pm

Ryan, Yes it is. Currently, it is my favorite non-custom knife and the first I would replace if anything happened to it. I like it so much, that I also got the k-tip version of it. Also an excellent performer! I have only used the White#2 back in 2013 from the Konosuke Fujiyama series and I would dare to say that the Akebono is better or more accurately my favorite of the two.

Gladius, pm me if you want to try the Akebono. I have no experience with the Sakura, but they look fairly similar.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by cedarhouse » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:38 pm

gladius wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:33 pm
@Ryan: IYO, are the Akebono and Syousin Sakura too similar to even pursue an Akebono when it re-stocks?
That is a pretty subjective question so please take this with a grain of salt but for my money, they are too close to own both.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by gladius » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:15 pm

cedarhouse wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:38 pm
That is a pretty subjective question so please take this with a grain of salt but for my money, they are too close to own both.
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Thanks Ryan, actually that is a good observation and also appears that way to me (and to GeorgeK too apparently) when side-by-side.

@George: Thank you for the kind offer, I may take you up on that maybe after the holidays, I'm traveling most of December.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by jbart65 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 am

I just gave the Akebono a spin for four days of heavy prep. Stupendously good knife. I've been eyeing it for some time. Best carrot cutter I've ever used among the 60-plus knives I have owned or tried.

And yet, it's probably not for me. I'll explain why later, but it certainly no fault of the Akebono. I'd recommend to anyone.
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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by Chicagohawkie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:59 pm

If someone ever wanted a konosuke Fuji blue 2 Funayuki this is the knife to get. A little taller, but with out the elegance of the Fuji treatment. A very nice knife with a great ebony and horn handle.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by ashy2classy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Thanks for the review, Ryan. I've been interested in these but never brought myself to actually buy one. I just picked up a used Konosuke Fuji blue #2 so I'm hoping this or the Takayuki Syousin Sakura you mentioned weren't better choices.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by Chicagohawkie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:48 pm

Ashy,
The Sakura is almost a direct copy or maybe I should say competitor of the kono blue 2 albeit a little thicker, the Sakura does have a nicer handle than the kono post ebony models and nice saya to match. Your kono blue 2 is equally comparable to those mentioned above if not nicer.

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Re: Jikko Akebono, 240mm Gyuto

Post by cedarhouse » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 pm

ashy2classy wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Thanks for the review, Ryan. I've been interested in these but never brought myself to actually buy one. I just picked up a used Konosuke Fuji blue #2 so I'm hoping this or the Takayuki Syousin Sakura you mentioned weren't better choices.
All knives differ so no guarantees you wouldn't have preferred a different knife but the knife you got will not want for quality. They are all first rate.

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