Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

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Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Carter » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:05 am

This is a beautiful blade made by Kenichi Shiraki. The handle is made of Gaboon ebony with honey horn and nickel-silver accents. We decided to keep the handle understated and traditional in order to let the blade be the showpiece. The saya is also made of Gaboon ebony...it is getting hard to find pieces that are suitable for a saya.

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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Kalaeb » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:05 am

Beautiful!

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Post by Robstreperous » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:22 pm

Wow.

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Post by jacko9 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:40 pm

Awesome

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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by mauichef » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:32 pm

It will be arriving today and I am so very excited.
I really am glad we went with the restrained look.
I cannot thank you enough Carter.

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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Fishordie » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:50 pm

Yo MC,

You are going to love, Love, LOVE that blade... Beautiful job on the handle and Saya as they really make the blade stand out... My Mizu Kono/GM Mt. Fuji Fugu is by far and away my favorite blade ever for cutting pre-processed fish filets. The Fugu is a brilliant way to go on the finest and delicate filets.. Enjoy.

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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Jeff B » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:34 pm

He received it back in November, he's been love, Love, LOVING that blade for four months now. :P
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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by mauichef » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:58 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:34 pm
He received it back in November, he's been love, Love, LOVING that blade for four months now. :P
So very true Jeff :D
Agree about the fugu Jamie. I was worried when I bought it that it might be too thin. But it's the thinness that makes it so wonderful to use. So much control it's silly.
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Post by nakneker » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:13 am

Simply Beautiful.
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Post by slobound » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:01 am

Beautiful!
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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:46 am

Thanks guys....Ray and I wanted something simple and traditional out of the handle in order to showcase the star attraction, the blade.

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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by ashy2classy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:24 am

Pure class...looks great!

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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Jeff B » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Carter I think that is one area where you are a master and that is making a beautiful handle that complements a high end blade and does not upstage it.
I've seen some great handles by some awesome makers but in to many instances it becomes all about the handle and the blade gets lost.
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Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Honyaki W3 300mm Fuguhiki

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:25 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 pm
Carter I think that is one area where you are a master and that is making a beautiful handle that complements a high end blade and does not upstage it.
I've seen some great handles by some awesome makers but in to many instances it becomes all about the handle and the blade gets lost.
Thanks Ash & Jeff...appreciate the kind words. When working with special blades, I try to have an elegant and many times a traditional handle that does not compete with the blade. This Kono was a special blade to me...as a craftsman, I work on many and like most of the blades/handles I work on, but this Kono and a recent Watanabe stood out...kind of like a favorite child, not that we are supposed to pick favorites as parents.

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