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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by AlbuquerqueDan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 am

nakneker wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
This Shihan came in today. It’s a 260 wrought iron Gyuto. This year I’m seeking out knives from blacksmiths from all over the world. Its confusing because his business name is Shihan and his name is Shehan, I’m sure there’s a good reason. Anyways, this knife surpassed my expectations, exceptional in just about every regard. Gonna give a go later tonight when company comes for dinner.

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I have that knife's brother! Shehan was nice enough to make one for me to spec: 57x255. It's so good!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by pd7077 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am

Not sure why it took me so long to get one, but I finally picked up my first nakiri. I think that my new found love for cleavers opened me up to knives with out conventional tips. I’m kind of on the fence about this one because the grind isn’t even from heel to tip so I’m gonna have to do some work on the front half before deciding if it’s a keeper. She sure is a looker though. One piece spaghetti oak handle was done by Duy...but I think I’ll call it ramen oak instead 😁

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:09 pm

AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 am
nakneker wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
This Shihan came in today. It’s a 260 wrought iron Gyuto. This year I’m seeking out knives from blacksmiths from all over the world. Its confusing because his business name is Shihan and his name is Shehan, I’m sure there’s a good reason. Anyways, this knife surpassed my expectations, exceptional in just about every regard. Gonna give a go later tonight when company comes for dinner.

245064D7-A25B-4D00-B728-B30B9E45CA36.jpeg

F56996C7-23AA-4489-BEDC-745E64157AAC.jpeg

66AA5B28-19D2-4D26-AE72-9B995C1D3555.jpeg

FE92B5D2-54DB-493B-BF64-109DD028DB2C.jpeg
I have that knife's brother! Shehan was nice enough to make one for me to spec: 57x255. It's so good!

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That looks a lot like the one I have, mine measure 260x59. I’d call it twins. Have you ever been to his shop?
“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:10 pm

pd7077 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am
Not sure why it took me so long to get one, but I finally picked up my first nakiri. I think that my new found love for cleavers opened me up to knives with out conventional tips. I’m kind of on the fence about this one because the grind isn’t even from heel to tip so I’m gonna have to do some work on the front half before deciding if it’s a keeper. She sure is a looker though. One piece spaghetti oak handle was done by Duy...but I think I’ll call it ramen oak instead 😁

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Nice addition, that Ramen/spaghetti looks nice!
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AlbuquerqueDan
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by AlbuquerqueDan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm

nakneker wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:09 pm
AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 am
nakneker wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
This Shihan came in today. It’s a 260 wrought iron Gyuto. This year I’m seeking out knives from blacksmiths from all over the world. Its confusing because his business name is Shihan and his name is Shehan, I’m sure there’s a good reason. Anyways, this knife surpassed my expectations, exceptional in just about every regard. Gonna give a go later tonight when company comes for dinner.

245064D7-A25B-4D00-B728-B30B9E45CA36.jpeg

F56996C7-23AA-4489-BEDC-745E64157AAC.jpeg

66AA5B28-19D2-4D26-AE72-9B995C1D3555.jpeg

FE92B5D2-54DB-493B-BF64-109DD028DB2C.jpeg
I have that knife's brother! Shehan was nice enough to make one for me to spec: 57x255. It's so good!

20190329_205924.jpg

20190329_205944.jpg
That looks a lot like the one I have, mine measure 260x59. I’d call it twins. Have you ever been to his shop?
I've been a few times, actually (I live just a bit south of Santa Fe).

I got to see and handle your knife, actually, when I picked mine up. Yours is just a bit bigger, as you noted. The grind on these is spectacular (and I really mean that, and not just saying it. It's something special).

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Bluenoser87 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:43 pm

pd7077 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am
Not sure why it took me so long to get one, but I finally picked up my first nakiri. I think that my new found love for cleavers opened me up to knives with out conventional tips. I’m kind of on the fence about this one because the grind isn’t even from heel to tip so I’m gonna have to do some work on the front half before deciding if it’s a keeper. She sure is a looker though. One piece spaghetti oak handle was done by Duy...but I think I’ll call it ramen oak instead 😁

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The wood on that handle is absolutely bonkers. I’ve never seen wood that looks like that. Part noodle, part desert camo. Looks awesome

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Jeff B » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:02 pm

pd7077 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am
...One piece spaghetti oak handle was done by Duy...but I think I’ll call it ramen oak instead 😁
Seeing the knife would make me hungry, I LOVE Ramen! :D Beautiful Steve!
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:53 am

AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm
nakneker wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:09 pm
AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 am


I have that knife's brother! Shehan was nice enough to make one for me to spec: 57x255. It's so good!

20190329_205924.jpg

20190329_205944.jpg
That looks a lot like the one I have, mine measure 260x59. I’d call it twins. Have you ever been to his shop?
I've been a few times, actually (I live just a bit south of Santa Fe).

I got to see and handle your knife, actually, when I picked mine up. Yours is just a bit bigger, as you noted. The grind on these is spectacular (and I really mean that, and not just saying it. It's something special).

I agree with your sentiments and the quality of the knife. You never know what to expect and I hadn’t heard of him until lately, so went it arrived and I checked it out I was delighted. I used it that same night on a pretty good sized meal and was even happier after spending 20 minutes on the cutting board with it. I liked it enough that me and friend ordered two cleavers from him, he didn’t immediately warm up to the idea but decided he would do it. I would wager his prices and demand will increase significantly over the next year or two.
“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Altadan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:54 pm

Love me some Yahiko :mrgreen:

About a year ago I was on the Passaround for the 240 (250mm) version of this knife, and it was such a surprise - how can such a thick knife, with such a low grind, cut so well - and as if to defy everything I know, it just glides through any hard stuff my kitchen had to offer.
What's more, it released food in a manner I havn't seen till then, nor since (I'm still a Takeda virgin...) Not sure if it's the low shoulders and dimples that pull this feat off, or if there's a hint of an s-grind there too.
What's more more, even my wife was attracted.
That was it, had to have one! But 250 is too much for me, and certainly for her, so here we are.
Handle is courtesy of Randy Rose (Matchplay18) I'll post another pic on the other thread, just to show off :P
I can't believe there still hasn't been a single review of these on the site :roll:
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AlbuquerqueDan
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by AlbuquerqueDan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:50 pm

nakneker wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:53 am
AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm
nakneker wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:09 pm

That looks a lot like the one I have, mine measure 260x59. I’d call it twins. Have you ever been to his shop?
I've been a few times, actually (I live just a bit south of Santa Fe).

I got to see and handle your knife, actually, when I picked mine up. Yours is just a bit bigger, as you noted. The grind on these is spectacular (and I really mean that, and not just saying it. It's something special).

I agree with your sentiments and the quality of the knife. You never know what to expect and I hadn’t heard of him until lately, so went it arrived and I checked it out I was delighted. I used it that same night on a pretty good sized meal and was even happier after spending 20 minutes on the cutting board with it. I liked it enough that me and friend ordered two cleavers from him, he didn’t immediately warm up to the idea but decided he would do it. I would wager his prices and demand will increase significantly over the next year or two.
Can't wait to see those cleavers!

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Cutuu » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:02 pm

nakneker wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:53 am
AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm
nakneker wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:09 pm

That looks a lot like the one I have, mine measure 260x59. I’d call it twins. Have you ever been to his shop?
I've been a few times, actually (I live just a bit south of Santa Fe).

I got to see and handle your knife, actually, when I picked mine up. Yours is just a bit bigger, as you noted. The grind on these is spectacular (and I really mean that, and not just saying it. It's something special).

I agree with your sentiments and the quality of the knife. You never know what to expect and I hadn’t heard of him until lately, so went it arrived and I checked it out I was delighted. I used it that same night on a pretty good sized meal and was even happier after spending 20 minutes on the cutting board with it. I liked it enough that me and friend ordered two cleavers from him, he didn’t immediately warm up to the idea but decided he would do it. I would wager his prices and demand will increase significantly over the next year or two.
Hold up, he does cleavers, like full size cleavers? Can you post a pic please I'd be super interested.

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Bluenoser87 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 pm

I’ve been curious about these for some time. Finally took the plunge on a 240 standard :D
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by nakneker » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 pm

Bluenoser87 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 pm
I’ve been curious about these for some time. Finally took the plunge on a 240 standard :D

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Congrats Jon! That is my Favorite Gyuto, nothing to do with the hype and everything to do with how it performs, your in for a great.
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Jeff B » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:01 am

Bluenoser87 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 pm
I’ve been curious about these for some time. Finally took the plunge on a 240 standard :D

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Oh yeah, that's what I'm sayin'! :ugeek:
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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Cutuu » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:12 am

Bluenoser87 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 pm
I’ve been curious about these for some time. Finally took the plunge on a 240 standard :D

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Nothing quite like a kato. Their very unique, badass... Enjoy!

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by mauichef » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:28 pm

And now for something completely different!

Saji New Design VG-10 Santoku.

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Altadan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:56 pm

mauichef wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:28 pm
And now for something completely different!

Saji New Design VG-10 Santoku.
Woah! Is that shap even legal in Hawaii? :shock:
Looks wicked! Gorgeous micarta handle, too

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Cutuu » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Excited about this one Heji Semistainless cleaver
http://imgur.com/gallery/5ix9zaG
http://imgur.com/gallery/2hG9p1K

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by inzite » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:20 pm

Cutuu wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Excited about this one Heji Semistainless cleaver
http://imgur.com/gallery/5ix9zaG
http://imgur.com/gallery/2hG9p1K
woah thats a beast, choil shots?

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Re: Show us your new knife!

Post by Cutuu » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 pm

inzite wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Cutuu wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Excited about this one Heji Semistainless cleaver
http://imgur.com/gallery/5ix9zaG
http://imgur.com/gallery/2hG9p1K
woah thats a beast, choil shots?
Here you go. Not the best pics. I was having trouble focusing in.

http://imgur.com/gallery/fU0PqIT
http://imgur.com/gallery/3oF2v4V
http://imgur.com/gallery/9DUGvoP

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