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Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:48 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
Been wanting to do a passaround since others have been awesome and have let me join in on theirs. Just bought it & seems like something everyone would be interested in test driving

Makoto AS Tall Nakiri - 75mm tall!!!
https://www.chefknivestogo.com/miastana.html

Limiting it to about 10 people....so first to reply get in. $10/each person PayPal F&F for 7days (full week & weekend each person).. kinda want it back to use by Christmas so I am not looking to have a super long passaround. Each person pays shipping to next in line...Conus only, please

Min 100 posts required and verify actual person lol

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:28 pm
by jbart65
Vino, I mean, yes!

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:32 pm
by Bob Z
Im in!

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:39 pm
by Lepus
Is this knife going to be available for auction at the end as the group buy passarounds usually allow?

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:04 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
Lepus wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Is this knife going to be available for auction at the end as the group buy passarounds usually allow?
PM'd for more info

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 pm
by Lepus
As part of the group buy passarounds the knife is usually auctioned off starting at the end for the price of the knife to the organizer. Excess would go back to the participants I guess. It’s pretty informal and I don’t know if anyone has bought the knife at the end. I know the Matsubara did not sell. I think the Kuwabara might.

https://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/vi ... =15&t=4204

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:13 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
Lepus wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 pm
As part of the group buy passarounds the knife is usually auctioned off starting at the end for the price of the knife to the organizer. Excess would go back to the participants I guess. It’s pretty informal and I don’t know if anyone has bought the knife at the end. I know the Matsubara did not sell. I think the Kuwabara might.

https://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/vi ... =15&t=4204
I’ll pm you & Jbart (organizer of the link you put) for more details... so as not to takeover the passaround thread

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:49 pm
by easilver
I’m in

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:59 pm
by keithmarder
Count me in

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:20 pm
by ChefKnivesToGo
I’m in! (Kidding)

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:39 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:20 pm
I’m in! (Kidding)
Don’t ship and try it out for a week 😉😜

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
Ok.... so I am going to try it out for the rest of the week and send it out on Monday..... I plan to leave the factory edge alone so whoever goes first can review the edge as is and run a full progression (should they feel comfortable in doing so... no pressure) everyone please feel free to test it out on a stone to get a feel for it. Obviously it won’t need a full progression from everyone, but please at least do a bit of finishing sharpening to get an idea of how it responds to the stones.

Overall this is a beautiful beast and I will post a full breakdown of specs when I get a chance

ALSO.....

Per Lepus’s recomendation I will be making this a “Auction Passaround”....Nothing really changes for the participants... Same $10 gives access to the passaround, but it will also go towards an auction as well. Auction Structure breaks-down as follows:

* $10 fee/person to partake in passaround
* 10 person limit
* Once passaround ends and the knife has been returned to organizer there will be an auction, open to passaround members only
* Auction bidding will take place in a group Private Message and will remain open for 24hrs
* min bid increment is $1
* In the event of identical bid amounts,
top bid holder will be determined by earliest timestamp
*starting bid will be determined by:
(Total costs) - (amount collected) = start bid
*in the event that the auction ends bid-less, the organizer will keeps the knife in-Lieu-of recovering the remaining costs paid up front

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:36 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
Here are some pics taken fresh out of the box
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****Quick Specs****
Lengths measured w/ Mitutoyo Digmatic Caliper:
* Spine length from handle - 204mm
* Usable edge length (rocking measurement) - 178mm
* Blade height @heel - 75mm
* Blade height most of the blade - 77mm
* Balance point - 65mm from handle

Thicknesses measured w/Starrett Micrometer
(manually converted from standard to metric):
* spine thickness @ handle - 3.38mm
* spine thickness above heel (20mm) - 2.75mm
* thickness above grind @ heel - 2.13mm
* spine thickness @ my pinch grip (45mm) - 2.39mm
* spine thickness @ balance point (65mm) - 2.31mm
* spine thickness @ halfway point (102mm) - 2.19mm
* spine thickness 10mm from tip - 1.77mm
* thickness above grind @tip - 1.77mm
* thickness above edge - 0.2mm

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:46 am
by CacahuateSommelier
Bonus knife being added into box, unless the consensus is you all would rather I not add it

240 Harukaze AS .... Spine & Choil fully rounded/polished & blade mirror polished.... recently finished
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***Quick Specs****
Lengths measured w/ Mitutoyo Digmatic Caliper:
* Spine length from handle - 258mm
* Usable edge length (rocking measurement) - 240mm
* Blade height @heel - 46mm
* Balance point - 45mm from handle (my pinch)

Thicknesses measured w/Starrett Micrometer
(manually converted from standard to metric):
* spine thickness @ handle - 2.24
* spine thickness above heel (15mm) - 2.18
* spine thickness @ balnce & pinch grip (45mm) - 2.08mm
* spine thickness @ 120mm - 1.78mm
* spine thickness @ 200mm - 1.55mm
* spine thickness @ 240mm (20mm from tip) - 1.14mm
* spine thickness @tip - 0.4mm
* thickness above edge - 0.15mm

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 am
by jbart65
Hot damn, CS!

I've love to try the Harukuze too, but take your time. It's summer. Lot of folks coming and coming. Wait awhile to use both knives if that would make you more comfortable.

But either way I am game for anything.

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:41 am
by gastro gnome
Is this passaround still open? I've never tried a nakiri.

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:31 am
by CacahuateSommelier
gastro gnome wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:41 am
Is this passaround still open? I've never tried a nakiri.
For sure...... I have no problem adding people still..... I'm willing to continue adding as long as it hasn’t already completed its rounds and been shipped back to me. As it stands right now I haven’t even shipped to the first person

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:01 pm
by CacahuateSommelier
Starting to get PMs.... sooo:

PM me directly so I can keep track of everyone & keep your info private

Title: MAKOTO Nakiri (& your actual name)

Include in body:
*Shipping address
*paypal username

I will reply with my PayPal info.... Then once I have all your addresses and figure out the order I will pm you each individually the address you will be shipping to once you receive passaround. This way I’m not giving out everyone’s private info & you all have the info you need to ship once you receive it

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:00 pm
by Chefspence
I’ll do it!

Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 pm
by keithmarder
Sign me up