Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

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Drewski
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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Drewski » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:28 am

Bluenoser87 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Jeff B wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Amazing how different those MMs are! One looks very close to the FM and the other more like a Toyama!
Yeah that was my first thought about the Toyama profile too. Looks very similar. Just used my MM tonight to make moose stroganoff. Love this knife!
Is that from a moose you took down?

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Bluenoser87 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:36 am

Drewski wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:28 am
Bluenoser87 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Jeff B wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Amazing how different those MMs are! One looks very close to the FM and the other more like a Toyama!
Yeah that was my first thought about the Toyama profile too. Looks very similar. Just used my MM tonight to make moose stroganoff. Love this knife!
Is that from a moose you took down?
Yeah. From a hunt in New Brunswick a while back. Getting it to California involves jumping through some hoops but it’s worth it. It’s good stuff

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by slobound » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:10 am

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:19 pm
Garrick dropped out of the pass around so this is who we have left.

ashy2classy - with Kevin right now
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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by ashy2classy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:50 am

UPDATE: Knife was sent to David on Monday. He should be receiving it tomorrow. As for the MM itself, well it's pretty simple...

It performs 90-95% as well as a FM. My personal copy has a different profile, but the passaround model is nearly identical to my FM. If you really want a FM but can't find one or don't want to wait, BUY THE MM!!!

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Altadan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 am

ashy2classy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:50 am
UPDATE: Knife was sent to David on Monday. He should be receiving it tomorrow. As for the MM itself, well it's pretty simple...

It performs 90-95% as well as a FM. My personal copy has a different profile, but the passaround model is nearly identical to my FM. If you really want a FM but can't find one or don't want to wait, BUY THE MM!!!
I just had an FM come by on a passaround, and I was very close to being blown away. What you're saying here might just push me over the edge.
Now the question is, do I wait for this passaround to come by, and then see if supplies last, or do I talk to wife about a Hannukristmas gift... :twisted: :twisted:
EDIT: :cry: I thought those MMs were <$300... they're not. Will have to wait for June b-day.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Cutuu » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:42 am

ashy2classy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:50 am
UPDATE: Knife was sent to David on Monday. He should be receiving it tomorrow. As for the MM itself, well it's pretty simple...

It performs 90-95% as well as a FM. My personal copy has a different profile, but the passaround model is nearly identical to my FM. If you really want a FM but can't find one or don't want to wait, BUY THE MM!!!
Curious about your opinion on that 5- 10 percent difference.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Bluenoser87 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:03 pm

I'd put the difference in performance closer to 0%, but maybe I'm just not as sensitive to subtle differences in grind, etc. They are different, but it's extremely subtle. When I first got my FM I was a little underwhelmed by it but that was only because I got the MM 2 weeks earlier and it's so close. They're both great though.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by salemj » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:31 pm

I would warn anyone that, even as performance differences approach 0-5%, these are still different knives that feel different, cut different, and probably serve different needs more appropriately for different people.
~Joe

Comments: I'm short, a home cook, prefer lighter, thinner blades, and own mostly Konosukes but have used over a dozen brands.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by slobound » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:24 pm

ashy2classy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Just got the MM today. Only used it to cut a couple peppers. Needed sharpened so I put a quick edge on it with my Chosera 800 and 3000. Now it's much better. Took some time to compare my own MM and my FM. Comparison doesn't come close to Jeff and Thinman's photos and measurements, but I found it interesting how different the profile of my MM is to the P-A MM.

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Forgive my terrible handwriting. I was throwing together dinner for the kids and trying to trace the blades and measure them at the same time. You can (maybe) see that the profile of the P-A MM is almost identical to my FM. I expected my MM to look like that but I asked Mark to choose the sample with the tallest heel so I guess that's why the profile is different. Hesitant to use it again because I might sell it. I usually like profiles like this, but I think the way the spine dips towards the tip isn't working for me. I think I prefer the tip to be a little higher. Otherwise it's hella sharp and feels great.

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My FM & MM are very similar to Ashy’s versions. Here is the trace from my personal knives.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by ashy2classy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Cutuu wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:42 am
Curious about your opinion on that 5- 10 percent difference.
Since I was the third in line I didn't get a chance to try the factory edge. I still have the original edge on my FM and it's unreal. The passaround MM, even after I sharpened it, didn't feel as good as the FM, but that's not any fault of the knife. With a good sharpening I'm sure it's every bit as good as a FM. They're so close, anyone on the fence should jump on the MM and, if it works for them, enjoy it and not worry about the FM, unless they're dead set on trying one.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by J david » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm

The knife is now in my posession and in perfect condition. I, coincidentally, nor not so coincidentally, also have the FM on passaround. I hope to put both through a workout this weekend and make some comparisons.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Cutuu » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 pm

J david wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm
The knife is now in my posession and in perfect condition. I, coincidentally, nor not so coincidentally, also have the FM on passaround. I hope to put both through a workout this weekend and make some comparisons.
It seems like alot of us also have the fms on the passaround, which is pretty cool and can be useful, informative.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Altadan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm

Cutuu wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 pm
J david wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm
The knife is now in my posession and in perfect condition. I, coincidentally, nor not so coincidentally, also have the FM on passaround. I hope to put both through a workout this weekend and make some comparisons.
It seems like alot of us also have the fms on the passaround, which is pretty cool and can be useful, informative.

"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."


I'm short one FM, but I'm ok if you want to give your least favorite one... :lol:

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Cutuu » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Altadan wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Cutuu wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 pm
J david wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm
The knife is now in my posession and in perfect condition. I, coincidentally, nor not so coincidentally, also have the FM on passaround. I hope to put both through a workout this weekend and make some comparisons.
It seems like alot of us also have the fms on the passaround, which is pretty cool and can be useful, informative.

"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."


I'm short one FM, but I'm ok if you want to give your least favorite one... :lol:
I'll pray about it ;)

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Jeff B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:18 pm

Cutuu wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Altadan wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Cutuu wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 pm


It seems like alot of us also have the fms on the passaround, which is pretty cool and can be useful, informative.

"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."


I'm short one FM, but I'm ok if you want to give your least favorite one... :lol:
I'll pray about it ;)
OK gents, as per forum rules, no politics and no religion! :P
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by gladius » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:18 pm
"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."
OK gents, as per forum rules, no politics and no religion! :P
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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Jeff B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 pm

"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."
Wait...isn't that Shakespeare in the Park? :?
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Altadan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 pm
"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."
Wait...isn't that Shakespeare in the Park? :?
A Sonnet to Fuji;
O! how I faint when I of you do write,
Knowing a better spirit doth use your name,
And in the praise thereof spends all his might,
To make me tongue-tied speaking of your fame.
But since your worth, wide as the ocean is,
I would very much like to own you, gee wiz

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by Bluenoser87 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:07 am

Altadan wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Jeff B wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 pm
"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."
Wait...isn't that Shakespeare in the Park? :?
A Sonnet to Fuji;
O! how I faint when I of you do write,
Knowing a better spirit doth use your name,
And in the praise thereof spends all his might,
To make me tongue-tied speaking of your fame.
But since your worth, wide as the ocean is,
I would very much like to own you, gee wiz
How about a haiku instead:

must have a fuji
or maybe M-M instead
scratch that must have both

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Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

Post by gladius » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:35 am

Or Dr. Seuss...
"My alphabet starts with this letter called Fuj. It's the letter I use to spell Fuj-i-ya-ma. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!" — Dr. Seuss

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