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Bcos17 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:24 pm
eddieanderson wrote:
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I got my first Japanese knife today and I am super excited. It’s a Kurosaki AS Shizuku 270mm Gyuto. It’s a beast but I was pretty comfortable with it today doing everything from mincing garlic to slicing prime rib....I’m in love!
Congrats. Jumping right into the deep end with a big blade. Very cool knife. What knife shop is that on your hat?
Looks like Utah knife shop.

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Finally got my hands on a Konosuke Fujiyama FM (B#1) and Konosuke HD2. Both 240 mm, though the FM is a little undersized as expected. The FM has an ebony and black buffalo horn handles, while the HD2 has a laurel handle. These really do have exceptional fit and finish. Much nicer to hold than any other knives in my collection. Looking forward to trying these out!
Konosuke Fujiyama FM B#1 and Konosuke HD2 240 mm Gyutos
Konosuke Fujiyama FM B#1 and Konosuke HD2 240 mm Gyutos

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pgugger wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:07 am
Finally got my hands on a Konosuke Fujiyama FM (B#1) and Konosuke HD2. Both 240 mm, though the FM is a little undersized as expected. The FM has an ebony and black buffalo horn handles, while the HD2 has a laurel handle. These really do have exceptional fit and finish. Much nicer to hold than any other knives in my collection. Looking forward to trying these out!

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Two of the best IMO, you choose well!
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Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
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Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
Love that grind! Does it leave potatoes on the board like a Takeda?

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Drewski wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
Love that grind! Does it leave potatoes on the board like a Takeda?
I don't have any potatoes in house. I did try it on some carrots and brussels sprouts. Simply a pleasure to use. Gonna take it to work with me tomorrow, as I just returned from vacation.

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Been wanting a Tank for some time now... I’d be curious to hear how you like using it at work and after some time with it!

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Bcos17 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:24 pm
eddieanderson wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:06 am
I got my first Japanese knife today and I am super excited. It’s a Kurosaki AS Shizuku 270mm Gyuto. It’s a beast but I was pretty comfortable with it today doing everything from mincing garlic to slicing prime rib....I’m in love!
Congrats. Jumping right into the deep end with a big blade. Very cool knife. What knife shop is that on your hat?
Well, I figured go big or go home! 😏. I was originally looking at a 165mm bunka, but I wanted this knife to replace my current 8” Wusthof and didn’t want to be underwhelmed. The knife shop is Utah Knife Shop in downtown SLC.

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Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
So awesome! I want one of these bad

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salemj wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:45 am
eddieanderson wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:06 am
I got my first Japanese knife today and I am super excited. It’s a Kurosaki AS Shizuku 270mm Gyuto. It’s a beast but I was pretty comfortable with it today doing everything from mincing garlic to slicing prime rib....I’m in love!
Congrats! Welcome to the forum and to the pleasure of Japanese knives! That knife is a monster, but given that it is a Kurosaki, I bet if feels light and agile in the hand. Enjoy!
It does feel really great! As I was mulling over what knife I was going to get in the shop I was a little worried that it might be too much knife, but now that I’ve used it for a week, I feel like the extra length lends itself to a lot of versatility.

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Steel+Fire wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:12 pm
eddieanderson wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:06 am
I got my first Japanese knife today and I am super excited. It’s a Kurosaki AS Shizuku 270mm Gyuto. It’s a beast but I was pretty comfortable with it today doing everything from mincing garlic to slicing prime rib....I’m in love!
Great knife. I have the 240mm version. It will start looking really cool once you get a nice dark patina on the AS core steel. Remember to not use scratchy cleaning pads or sponges if this is your first JK. It will take off the KU finish and scratch up the SS cladding. Soft sponges or cloth with soapy water is you need. I have not any rust issues with the AS on this line. I also have the 180mm Nakiri.

Thanks for the tips! I really have been babying it with an immediate rinse, sponge wipe (soft side only), dry with cotton cloth and finish up with a microfiber cloth after each use. I process a lot of alliums so it’s already started to patina beautifully 😁

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Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
You are the one who got it! I opened my email and it was already gone!

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hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
You are the one who got it! I opened my email and it was already gone!
Where were you looking for it? Mine came from a small shop in Hong Kong.

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Chocu1a wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:24 am
hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Chocu1a wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Just received my Tinker Tank. So excited to use it this evening for dinner.
You are the one who got it! I opened my email and it was already gone!
Where were you looking for it? Mine came from a small shop in Hong Kong.
Ha...I set up an email notification on CKTG and it alerted me 2 weeks ago. Someone got it before I could open the item page.
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Munetoshi 240 mm arrived this week. Pretty sturdy/heavy feeling knife compared to most of my others, but slightly lighter than my Toyama SS clad (205 vs. 209 g).
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Why is it that whenever I try to trim down my collection, I end up finding a knife that I can’t say no to?!? 2020 is the year that I’m supposed to shift some funds towards other hobbies, but I couldn’t turn down this Yoshikane Tamamoku V2 Suminagashi 270 when it was offered to me. I don’t like lasers or lightweights so it was love at first sight when I saw its beefy-ass grind. Yes, I like big knives. This one is 278x56 and 347g. I still need to play around with her, but so far I’m extremely impressed. Looking at the choil, you would think that this thing would be a wedge monster, but nothing could be farther from the truth. I don’t know much about this line so any info from the old school vets here would be graciously welcome. And now time for some porn...

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Whoa! Nice addition Steve. Might qualify as a short sword and that handle is pretty dang nice too!
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Was hoping to post the last two purchases sooner, but usps strikes again .. after 11 days in customs and another 5 days in the great ether that is USPS system, meanwhile only a few miles away from me at all times .. I have the Hobbit-size Dalman.

Getting one was a bit of effort as well, I triple checked the confirmation email as last few attempts were not successful. I guess I got faster at clicking this time.

Top: Dalman 275mm x 57mm S-grind AEB-L, not sure about the weight, I didn't copy it before the sale page went away ...
- it's certainly is not a laser, like the last dalman I had. Quite forward balance, quite hefty in hand. Came with shaving edge.

Bottom: Yu Kurosaki Fujin 240mm x 52mm from CKTG ... it's just so pretty, it sparkles under the right lights, pictures don't do it justice.

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I want a Dalman, beautiful, two nice additions, congrats!
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270 KS (has been in heavy rotation lately), 270 Kurosaki AS, and 240 Mazaki

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