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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:08 am

pd7077 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:33 pm
nakneker wrote:
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What a trip. I hope you’ll do a recap of the whole thing when you return. A lot of stateside would enjoy hearing and seeing all about it. Seriously.
Well, if enough people would like me to, I guess I can start a thread to highlight some of the places we went to here in Japan. The food has been spectacular, and I have enjoyed visiting the various regions (urban/city, mountains, countryside, beaches). Just say the word and it shall be 😉 Then others can chime in and add other places so that we can have a sort of “Guide to Japan” thread. Or you could just check my IG posts
I think the interest is there. I’d vote for doing it👍 We’re all interested in Japan or most of us anyways,
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by pd7077 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:17 am

We spent the evening in Osaka. We got there a bit late and all of the knife shops were closing, but I was able to hit up one shop. I was able to snag a cool stainless clad W#1 270mm gyuto (measures 268x50) forged by Kanechika-san & finished by third generation sharpener Funii Keiichi. They offered personalized chiseling, which I figured I should not refuse. One of our previous private guides took it upon herself to translate our last name into kanji so I requested that they chisel it onto the backside of the blade. According to the shop staff, our kanji is extremely intricate (moreso than the usual kanji requests) so they took it upon themselves as a challenge. The engraver wanted to keep the proper stroke order in the same way that it would be done using brush strokes. It took about 15min, and I was super impressed with the level of detail he was able to achieve. Needless to say, even though this might not be the most expensive knife that I own, this will definitely hold the most sentimental value.

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Personalized kanji:
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--- Steve

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:21 am

pd7077 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:17 am
We spent the evening in Osaka. We got there a bit late and all of the knife shops were closing, but I was able to hit up one shop. I was able to snag a cool stainless clad W#1 270mm gyuto (measures 268x50) forged by Kanechika-san & finished by third generation sharpener Funii Keiichi. They offered personalized chiseling, which I figured I should not refuse. One of our previous private guides took it upon herself to translate our last name into kanji so I requested that they chisel it onto the backside of the blade. According to the shop staff, our kanji is extremely intricate (moreso than the usual kanji requests) so they took it upon themselves as a challenge. The engraver wanted to keep the proper stroke order in the same way that it would be done using brush strokes. It took about 15min, and I was super impressed with the level of detail he was able to achieve. Needless to say, even though this might not be the most expensive knife that I own, this will definitely hold the most sentimental value.

Maker’s kanji:
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Personalized kanji:
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Somebody is getting spoiled!! Simply awesome!!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Drewski » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 am

pd7077 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:17 am
We spent the evening in Osaka. We got there a bit late and all of the knife shops were closing, but I was able to hit up one shop. I was able to snag a cool stainless clad W#1 270mm gyuto (measures 268x50) forged by Kanechika-san & finished by third generation sharpener Funii Keiichi. They offered personalized chiseling, which I figured I should not refuse. One of our previous private guides took it upon herself to translate our last name into kanji so I requested that they chisel it onto the backside of the blade. According to the shop staff, our kanji is extremely intricate (moreso than the usual kanji requests) so they took it upon themselves as a challenge. The engraver wanted to keep the proper stroke order in the same way that it would be done using brush strokes. It took about 15min, and I was super impressed with the level of detail he was able to achieve. Needless to say, even though this might not be the most expensive knife that I own, this will definitely hold the most sentimental value.
Just outstanding! Nice snag!

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by salemj » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm

Package 1 of 2 expected.

I'm very excited to share this purchase. I still haven't tried/used the knife on the board since it arrived at work, but I suspect it is a keeper. This Konosuke Fujiyama Damascus B1 210mm is the first Fujiyama I've purchased that has matching kanji with another knife (the kanji appears to be a perfect match with Mark's special edition B1 240mm with ebony). Another serendipitous surprise: the handle just happens to match several other konos in my collection, three of which are Fujiyamas.


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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: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:43 pm

salemj wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Package 1 of 2 expected.

I'm very excited to share this purchase. I still haven't tried/used the knife on the board since it arrived at work, but I suspect it is a keeper. This Konosuke Fujiyama Damascus B1 210mm is the first Fujiyama I've purchased that has matching kanji with another knife (the kanji appears to be a perfect match with Mark's special edition B1 240mm with ebony). Another serendipitous surprise: the handle just happens to match several other konos in my collection, three of which are Fujiyamas

Beautiful collection and addition!!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by salemj » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:31 pm

nakneker wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:43 pm

Beautiful collection and addition!!
Thanks! I'm obviously a bit of a Konosuke fan boy, although I own and have used lots of other brands (and I've also owned and sold some Konos that were not a good fit). The list of actual "wants" gets shorter and shorter, though. I'm still oddly attracted/interested in a YS, and part of me is curious about a honyaki, although I simply cannot imagine one outperforming my Fujiyama in B1. But really, I think getting my hands on a 240mm version of this damascus would probably settle the score for the next 5-10 years. Any more, the fun is in enjoying what I have rather than chasing after something new.
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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: Show us your new knife!

Post by Jeff B » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:34 pm

A Fujiyama Damascus, one of those very high on my hit list, very nice Joe!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Drewski » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:15 pm

salemj wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Package 1 of 2 expected.

I'm very excited to share this purchase. I still haven't tried/used the knife on the board since it arrived at work, but I suspect it is a keeper. This Konosuke Fujiyama Damascus B1 210mm is the first Fujiyama I've purchased that has matching kanji with another knife (the kanji appears to be a perfect match with Mark's special edition B1 240mm with ebony). Another serendipitous surprise: the handle just happens to match several other konos in my collection, three of which are Fujiyamas.
Unreal! Congrats Joe.

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by LostHighway » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:25 pm

salemj wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm
I'm very excited to share this purchase. I still haven't tried/used the knife on the board since it arrived at work, but I suspect it is a keeper. This Konosuke Fujiyama Damascus B1 210mm is the first Fujiyama I've purchased that has matching kanji with another knife (the kanji appears to be a perfect match with Mark's special edition B1 240mm with ebony). Another serendipitous surprise: the handle just happens to match several other konos in my collection, three of which are Fujiyamas.
Quite the score, Joe, an exceptionally beautiful knife. The kanji match and the handle match with three of your other Konos is a great bonus.

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by yg420 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:58 pm

salemj wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Package 1 of 2 expected.

I'm very excited to share this purchase. I still haven't tried/used the knife on the board since it arrived at work, but I suspect it is a keeper. This Konosuke Fujiyama Damascus B1 210mm is the first Fujiyama I've purchased that has matching kanji with another knife (the kanji appears to be a perfect match with Mark's special edition B1 240mm with ebony). Another serendipitous surprise: the handle just happens to match several other konos in my collection, three of which are Fujiyamas.


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Beautiful!

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by arthurfowler » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:45 pm

salemj wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Package 1 of 2 expected.

I'm very excited to share this purchase. I still haven't tried/used the knife on the board since it arrived at work, but I suspect it is a keeper. This Konosuke Fujiyama Damascus B1 210mm is the first Fujiyama I've purchased that has matching kanji with another knife (the kanji appears to be a perfect match with Mark's special edition B1 240mm with ebony). Another serendipitous surprise: the handle just happens to match several other konos in my collection, three of which are Fujiyamas.


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Simply stunning!!!

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 pm

I thought I was done buying 210s. Then I found this Tatsuo Ikeda that his son had just found and offered for sale. The Hamon sealed the deal and I pulled the trigger. I always end up selling 210s but maybe not this time, it’s neat a little knife.
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by arthurfowler » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:39 pm

Beautiful knife Sean. I want to get a Honyaki next. I need to read up on it though so I have some clarity on what I am looking for.

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Jeff B » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:04 pm

Very nice Sean, VERY nice!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:34 pm

Thanks Arthur and Jeff!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by AlbuquerqueDan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:17 pm

nakneker wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 pm
I thought I was done buying 210s. Then I found this Tatsuo Ikeda that his son had just found and offered for sale. The Hamon sealed the deal and I pulled the trigger. I always end up selling 210s but maybe not this time, it’s neat a little knife.

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Drool...

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:27 am

:!: This came in this week. It’s an AS 240. Forged by Yoshikazu Ikeda, and finished by Ino-san. Ikeda found some of his old stock aogami super and forged two gyutos out of what he had remaining. Definitely not a Laser but I like it.
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by LaVieestBelle » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:28 am

nakneker wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 pm
I thought I was done buying 210s. Then I found this Tatsuo Ikeda that his son had just found and offered for sale. The Hamon sealed the deal and I pulled the trigger. I always end up selling 210s but maybe not this time, it’s neat a little knife.

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Lovely, Sean!

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by pd7077 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:36 am

nakneker wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:27 am
:!: This came in this week. It’s an AS 240. Forged by Yoshikazu Ikeda, and finished by Ino-san. Ikeda found some of his old stock aogami super and forged two gyutos out of what he had remaining. Definitely not a Laser but I like it.

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Profile looks very Toyama-esque, which is fantastic in my book. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Y.Ikeda AS gyuto before, but I could be wrong. You said it’s not a laser so I’m guessing that the grind is on the meatier side. Any chance you could throw up a choil shot to give us a better idea? 🙏🏻
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