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AFkitchenkniveguy
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09-10-08 21:51.40 - Post#1630082    

My eclectic collection. I will have descriptions soon.
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09-10-08 21:54.37 - Post#1630083    

A few of my stones and my old "top of the line or so I thought" Henkels 5 stars and one 4 star santoku.
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09-11-08 02:51.43 - Post#1630221    

Dang.....nice collection.
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sudsy9977
09-11-08 08:44.20 - Post#1630531    

hey r those steak knives from wildfire cutlery?....nice collection....man you're luky i don't live near you...i'd definately steal those watanabe's....ryan
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this post couldn't be more retarded, even if you put a helmet on it.

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09-11-08 09:57.34 - Post#1630633    

Yes, they are an 8 piece steak knife set from Wildfire, carbon steel. They are quite nice, although I have gotten used to the hard japanese steel...these are quite a bit softer. Still nice. Thanks for the comments.
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09-11-08 10:11.07 - Post#1630653    

i have one of his knives....definately a step up from the average...i've always wanted those steak knives!....ryan
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this post couldn't be more retarded, even if you put a helmet on it.

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11-02-08 20:47.46 - Post#1676543    

Attached is my 270mm Watanabe sakimuru takohiki from the very top picture, in new clothes. I wish I could take the praise, but this is all Stefan Keller and Dave Martell. Pictures never do a knife this nice justice. BTW, it's koa and yellow box burl with brass spacers and a mosaic pin...Jason
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fleetparadox
11-02-08 20:53.10 - Post#1676544    

Gorgeous!

Looks like a Samurai sword...
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11-02-08 22:43.16 - Post#1676563    

Next one up is one I had specially made by Ray Rogers. It's in the mail now, but he sent me a pic. You can also see it on his website. Here is the description from there:

"This 8" tool steel blade is made from my own Ladder Pattern damascus. The guard is wrought iron from an old Conestoga wagon wheel and sits in front of a gorgeous stabilized Chechen Burl handle. "
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11-02-08 22:46.46 - Post#1676564    

This one I had specially made by Ray Rogers again. Only this pic until I get them next week. Here is the description:

"A stainless blade of 440C and a Buckeye Burl handle with a Web Turquoise spacer"
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11-02-08 23:08.41 - Post#1676570    

Here are all my stones/accessories:

Shapton M24 1000
Shapton M24 5000
Shapton Pro 220
Shapton Pro 2000
Shapton Pro 8000
Kitayama Super polishing 12K
DMT 8X
Hand American honing kit
I use the contact grip liner for my stones

Am I missing anything??
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AFkitchenkniveguy
11-02-08 23:22.55 - Post#1676571    

Here are all my stones/accessories:

Shapton M24 1000
Shapton M24 5000
Shapton Pro 220
Shapton Pro 2000
Shapton Pro 8000
Kitayama Super polishing 12K
DMT 8X
Hand American honing kit
I use the contact grip liner for my stones

Am I missing anything??
Jason

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11-02-08 23:27.04 - Post#1676572    

  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
Am I missing anything??


I think you need to put the chromium oxide ON something!

(Not that I'm one to talk: my HA kit sat for days after I got it, because every time I'd start to break out the sharpening gear, I'd get called in to work )
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AFkitchenkniveguy
11-02-08 23:29.55 - Post#1676573    

I just bought this from il macellaio; it is a Moritaka 300mm sujihiki. This thing is huge!! I love it. Next to it is a 10" Shun Chefs for reference. It pretty much is a gyuto, which I knew before I bought it. I can't wait to get it on my stones to polish it.
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11-02-08 23:32.55 - Post#1676575    

  • Dr. Awkward Said:
  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
Am I missing anything??


I think you need to put the chromium oxide ON something!

(Not that I'm one to talk: my HA kit sat for days after I got it, because every time I'd start to break out the sharpening gear, I'd get called in to work )



You got me Scott! I have used the felt pad a lot. I am going to get the diamond spray soon. During the week I don't have much time, and weekends have been hectic lately. One of these days I am setting aside hours to play with my stones.
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11-03-08 04:59.41 - Post#1676771    

Sweet stuff!
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11-16-08 20:23.12 - Post#1687686    

Ok, time to load some new knives I just got today. Talk about an early Christmas. First up is all of them together...
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11-16-08 20:26.24 - Post#1687688    

First up is a Masamoto KS 270mm gyuto with a custom handle I received from another forum member. It's not a Stefan handle, but it is very nice and I couldn't tell the difference if I didn't know.
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11-16-08 20:29.53 - Post#1687689    

Next up is my Ray Rogers custom vegetable cleaver. It is about 8" long with a box elder burl handle, an turquoise spacer. Beautiful in person, pictures do this knife no justice. Some things in life need to be seen in person to be appreciated.
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11-16-08 20:35.29 - Post#1687690    

Now this is truly a beauty to behold. This is my first true damascus knife, about 300 layers. Right now, I have no plans to use it but I imagine it will change. Anyways, it's a Ray Rogers 8" chefs with a chechen burl handle. I wish my photography skills were better...
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11-16-08 20:40.16 - Post#1687691    

I feel a little guilty posting this, because this was originally Adams (watercrawl), but heck why not! I love this knife, Adam did a hell of a job thinning the blade out. Sweet handle as well.
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11-16-08 20:43.16 - Post#1687692    

I wasn't going to post this because it doesn't have a pretty handle, but this is my go to knife lately. A Watanabe Pro 240mm gyuto with a good patina going. I can't wait to get a new handle on her.
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fleetparadox
11-16-08 22:17.48 - Post#1687703    

Wow Jason.

An early Christmas indeed. Holy Smokes!
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11-17-08 01:52.35 - Post#1687756    

  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
First up is a Masamoto KS 270mm gyuto with a custom handle I received from another forum member. It's not a Stefan handle, but it is very nice and I couldn't tell the difference if I didn't know.



rhyoo
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11-17-08 18:52.24 - Post#1688484    

is that yoshikane? nice collection though. planning to get 240mm watanabe gyutou. how you like your watanabe?
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11-17-08 18:58.19 - Post#1688486    

That is a 240mm Yoshikane. The Watanabe is my go to knife lately, I love the patina that is developing on it. It falls through most foods, especially impressive on potatoes. You wouldn't regret it!
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11-17-08 19:17.22 - Post#1688496    

i'll send watanabe an order for gyutouas soon as possible. he still working on my yanagi now. how bout yoshikane ? what kind of steel on it? how he perform ?
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11-17-08 19:28.00 - Post#1688500    

Congrats on your decision, there are many that have the same knife. As for the Yoshikane, it's a combo steel (check EE or JWW website for specifics) that acts a lot like carbon. I haven't used it yet, I only recieved it about 2 weeks ago. I have cut myself twice taking it out of my koobi kit though, so I don't doubt it's sharpness! This used to be Adam's (watercrawl) knife, which I gratefully decided to keep an eye on for awhile.
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11-17-08 19:38.39 - Post#1688502    

wow that's a good catch jason. yeah one thing about watanabe is his saya cover. my kensaki yanagi cover cost me $125. i don't know about the gyutou's. i'm thinking about buying the generic saya cover for the gyutou. do you have any ideas if it's gonna fit?
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11-17-08 20:13.45 - Post#1688507    

It may fit, but likely not secure fit. It's been discussed many times on here about Watanabe's expensive saya's, but if that is important to you then maybe you should consider getting one. Not to confuse you, but the Masamoto and Mizuno gyuto's come with a saya which could alter your decision. The Watanabe is worth it, you could just keep it in it's box or knife block if you are worried about it getting dinged. Mine stays in my bag, I don't worry about it.
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11-28-08 17:41.15 - Post#1696587    

New one just came in, customized by our very own Adam (watercrawl). It is a 270 mm Kikuichi elite carbon sujihiki with a red spalted box elder burl handle. This one is so nice I want to make it a drawer queen, but it is meant to be used. I could have used it for Thanksgiving!
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11-30-08 13:32.47 - Post#1697805    

looks great....is the stock handle on those real crappy?.....ryan
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  • jaybett Said:
this post couldn't be more retarded, even if you put a helmet on it.

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11-30-08 13:40.13 - Post#1697811    

You know, I couldn't tell you since it went straight from the vendor to Adam. I would guess it is pretty standard...Adams handle is much more bulkier. I have larger hands and use a handle grip with my slicers anyways, so if not only for aesthetics it also works more comfortably as well. Sorry for the crappy pics, I need a lesson on how to use a camera.
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11-30-08 16:02.24 - Post#1697948    

i'm waitin on a few from adam myself...can't wait to see em....ryan
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this post couldn't be more retarded, even if you put a helmet on it.

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11-30-08 16:11.00 - Post#1697952    

The stock handles aren't crappy they just look so much better after they leave Adam's mailbox. Lookin good!
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watercrawl
12-01-08 05:25.32 - Post#1698266    

Glad you like it Jason. That wood turned out to be very nice.
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12-05-08 03:43.18 - Post#1701966    

Latest and unexpected surprise to come in, a 210mm Shigefusa suminagashi nikiri. This thing is huge! I put it next to a Henkels cleaver for reference.
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jonowee
12-05-08 04:08.46 - Post#1701990    

Wicked! Long nakiri <-> short chuka.
Former German 'axe' user, turned Japanese knife fan, turned carbon steel lover, turned knife-tweaker.
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jwpark
12-05-08 10:57.30 - Post#1702309    

How thick is that spine?? 210mm is big size for Nagiri.

I have a Shigefusa Kurouchi Nagiri, but it's spine is thicker than I would like it.

Jay
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It's a MANkiri!!


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fleetparadox
12-05-08 11:11.32 - Post#1702324    

Wow. Gorgeous!

That is a small chuka.
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12-05-08 12:55.47 - Post#1702421    

Jay,

It is roughly 6mm at the top of the spine but goes down to roughly 1mm at the tip. Amazing geometry, I can see what the fuss is about now.
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02-08-09 23:29.34 - Post#1760018    

It's been awhile, but figured I would post a few that I have gotten lately. First up is a knife I have been wanting since I got the JP knives bug. A Misono Swedish Steel 270mm gyuto (unforetunetly without the dragon). Not a show off knife, but like the other Misono Swedish Steels I have it is an awesome performer. Couldn't pass up the offer either. Takes a crazy edge and holds it.
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02-08-09 23:33.33 - Post#1760019    

Next is a Tadatsuna Inox 240mm gyuto. It is a lot shorter than I thought it would be, well compared to my Watanabe 240mm anyways. I know why. A least it filled a spot in the fact I was looking for a 210mm at the time as well. This thing is thin, light, and sharp!
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02-08-09 23:39.16 - Post#1760023    

Finally for now, a Aritsugu 270mm Kiritsuke in white steel. First impressions (haven't used it yet) is that it is heavy! Almost deba like. Second was that it was surprisingly sharp OOTB. Aritsugu knives are notorious for coming dull. It can get much sharper, no doubt but at least I can play a little before I get the stones out.
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02-09-09 02:20.42 - Post#1760083    

Beautiful knives.

I've been dreaming of owning a kiritsuke eventually. But, your comment about it being heavy is very off-putting. Could we get a spine/geometry shot?
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02-09-09 08:46.30 - Post#1760393    

I will try to take some tonight when I get off from work, remember I am 15 hours ahead EST so it's morning here now.
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02-09-09 19:42.44 - Post#1760817    

Here are some rough spine shots I took using my Watanabe 240mm for scale. As you can see, quite a heavy duty performer. It weighs 314 grams/ 11 1/8 oz.
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watercrawl
02-10-09 02:24.41 - Post#1760918    

Huh....I always thought they were thinner/lighter than that. Thanks a ton for the pictures Jason.

Oh....you plan on removing that sticker from the Watanabe?
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02-10-09 03:52.20 - Post#1760999    

Wow Jason,

That thing is massive compared to the Watanabe, and Watanabes have pretty stout spines. Looks like a deba.

I have to see if Brandon's geometry is a little thinner for the Korin.
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02-10-09 04:44.00 - Post#1761034    

I wonder how a kiritsuke would actually do breaking down fish. I know they are supposed to be able to replace the traditional 3 but I have never heard of anyone actually using one for breaking down whole fish.

Looks pretty damn sweet though!
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02-10-09 12:48.00 - Post#1761311    

  • watercrawl Said:
Huh....I always thought they were thinner/lighter than that. Thanks a ton for the pictures Jason.

Oh....you plan on removing that sticker from the Watanabe?



I am going to steal a quote from someone here, can't remember: "Questions, always questions"
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02-10-09 12:53.09 - Post#1761321    

  • Mattias504 Said:
I wonder how a kiritsuke would actually do breaking down fish. I know they are supposed to be able to replace the traditional 3 but I have never heard of anyone actually using one for breaking down whole fish.




As much as I watched Iron Chef Japan, when it was still on GRRR, I don't ever recall seeing a kiritsuke used.
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02-10-09 13:15.13 - Post#1761336    

I've used mine for smelt and sardines with great success. When used it for a Kampachi it chipped the crap out of it. I also did not have a micro bevel on it either. I think that with a micro bevel it could handle trout, branzino, and small salmon and artic char. No snappers, atlantic striped bass or hamachi for this guy. The aritsugu does look a bit heftier than mine too.
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02-17-09 19:35.24 - Post#1767273    

I ordered this in November and trusted Daniel on the final product. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Custom curly koa handle with dovetailed box elder burl, all presentation grade wood. It is a 240mm western handled Yoshikane. Adding it here again for historical purposes
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02-18-09 03:35.34 - Post#1767471    

nice looking handle.
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04-04-09 00:50.01 - Post#1806740    

A couple of Carter's I just got in (it's good to be home): Carter Group Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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04-04-09 00:55.01 - Post#1806743    

Oh yeah, got a new Boardsmith 2 X 18 X 24 PLUS board in mahogany: Boardsmith PLUS board
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04-04-09 01:04.55 - Post#1806756    

Here is a Fish customized Hattori HD (transformed from western to eastern handle) and Sakai Takayuki Grand Cheff SP1 gyuto(s); both in 270mm: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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04-04-09 01:14.34 - Post#1806765    

Here is a Monzaburo 300mm kiritsiku yanagi with saya in white steel. The fit and finish is almost flawless. This will not be my last Monzaburo purchase: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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04-04-09 01:42.27 - Post#1806783    

Tanaka damascus 270mm yanagiba: Photobucket Photobucket
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04-04-09 01:47.36 - Post#1806789    

Even though I took this pic while I was in Japan, here is my 300mm Sakai Takayuki fubuhiki in white steel. The handle sucks quite frankly, but I plan on handling (haha) that: Photobucket Photobucket
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04-04-09 02:28.19 - Post#1806826    

Nice!!!
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04-04-09 20:05.58 - Post#1807546    

Very nice additions indeed!
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04-15-09 21:37.45 - Post#1817998    

Latest aquisitions in a group pic: Photobucket Photobucket
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04-15-09 21:43.30 - Post#1818000    

300mm Tanaka kasumi yanigiba with saya: Photobucket Photobucket
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04-15-09 21:51.11 - Post#1818002    

240mm Tanaka kasumi yanigiba. I should mention that Tanaka's are no nonsense working knives. Don't buy the if you are looking for something to show off. Of course, you could always go your own route and customize these babies. OOPS! Gave away my secret Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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04-15-09 21:58.10 - Post#1818006    

150mm Tanaka damascus petty: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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watercrawl
04-16-09 01:12.01 - Post#1818065    

Good lord man!!!
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04-28-09 23:14.43 - Post#1827670    

Nothing new, but this is my first rehandle. The handle is from Stefan Keller on a 240mm Watanabe pro gyuto. Not as good a rehandle as Dave I am sure, but I think it turned out well. On top of that, took out my micro-mesh and cleaned up the blade a bit. Let me know what you think. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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05-01-09 08:30.29 - Post#1830248    

I would have wondered if the handle was substantial enough for that knife but it looks good to me on the pics, nice work!

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05-04-09 02:25.46 - Post#1832291    

Jason,

Great combo. I love the Koa and the nice touch of the mosaic pin. I'm looking forward to something similar from Herr Keller. Schnell Schnell Bitte.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
05-06-09 00:45.32 - Post#1833893    

6.7 sun Carter High Grade funayuki in blue super steel. Sweet knife. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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05-06-09 01:14.40 - Post#1833907    

Nice knife!! I love my Carter funayuki in this size (and the bigger one too for that matter).
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05-06-09 03:27.11 - Post#1833996    

That is the Carter I want to get. Sweet.
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05-06-09 13:35.02 - Post#1834446    

Nice carter .... and another great knife in a growing collection....
whats the size in mm or inch ? I am not totally sure how much is a sun exactly .....
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05-06-09 13:38.36 - Post#1834449    

Roughly about 200mm or 8"'s. Growing would be an understatement. I have 50+ kitchen knives, and about 25 of them are chefs knives. Still have a few shigi's, Carter IP, and Kramer to go before I am done. Unless of course something sweet comes my way.
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05-06-09 14:07.55 - Post#1834471    

  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
Roughly about 200mm or 8"'s. Growing would be an understatement. I have 50+ kitchen knives, and about 25 of them are chefs knives. Still have a few shigi's, Carter IP, and Kramer to go before I am done. Unless of course something sweet comes my way.



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05-06-09 14:19.21 - Post#1834481    

Where is that 'shakes-his-head-in-pater nalizing-disbelief-while- slowly-turning-green-with -envy' smiley when you need it

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05-06-09 14:45.57 - Post#1834519    

Yeah, I suppose I have a bit of a problem. I like so many different knives for different reasons. I could be spending it on hookers and booze right?
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05-07-09 12:45.11 - Post#1835212    

Yeah everyone has something he spends money on ....

Comparing the knife to any other kind of spending ,knives IMHO is a good deal... I get to enjoy them every day at work , make my life so easy , make my performance better... I have friends that like Bicycles and spend as much as i do per knife or even double that on parts and upgrades and yet none of them except one gets to ride every day....
Those tanakas are going to look so good with new handles....
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05-21-09 00:52.07 - Post#1844557    

Well, here is a new one. I have mixed feelings because I already have the same knife on order from another maker. So why did I get this? Hmmm, the eternal question. Monzaburo 240mm honyaki gyuto w/ ebony handle in white II steel, HRC 62ish, single bevel. Disapointments up front: there is a slight overgrind near the heel of the blade, the saya is, well boring for a knife of this caliber, and I needed to clean (read: polish) the blade as it was...uneven looking? I wish the ripple line was a little more visable without good lighting. Good was an awesome handle, with kanji script on the butt of the handle, well rounded spine and nicely balanced. This is my first single bevel gyuto, I will have to report how it feels in use at a later date. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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05-21-09 01:31.36 - Post#1844590    

Jason -

When you say it is single beveled....you mean it has a hollow ground back....or just a very strongly pronounced right hand bevel?
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05-21-09 01:45.42 - Post#1844599    

Adam,

Glad you asked, the back is completely flat. Not even 99/1. I will probably put a microbevel on the back.
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05-24-09 04:00.26 - Post#1846916    

how much did you pay for it ?

the main cosmetic problem with this blade is the rough polish. my guess is that it will look awesome with a nice handrubbed finish.

how's the geometry ?

i may be very interested ...
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05-24-09 18:46.58 - Post#1847385    

  • pwet Said:
how much did you pay for it ?

the main cosmetic problem with this blade is the rough polish. my guess is that it will look awesome with a nice handrubbed finish.

how's the geometry ?

i may be very interested ...



I paid $650 for it, which is why I was being a little extra critical in my first impressions. I agree with the main cosmetic problem. I believe it would make all the difference. This knife definetely needs some time on the stones which would clear the minor overgrind issue. I have a Konosuke 240mm honyaki gyuto coming in within a month, so it will be interesting to compare them. As stated before, don't ask me why I got two of the same length, honyaki at that. Blue Moon, an orange slice, and the internet can be a dangerous thing...
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05-25-09 02:59.45 - Post#1847524    

bah it's not that stupid for such a pricey kind of knife. some ppl here do this on purpose. buy two similar knives from different makers give them a test drive or just handle both and sell the one that fits less. high end knives you can be sold with a very little discount if not really used.
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05-25-09 04:32.51 - Post#1847583    

I wish there were some more of those Monzaboro knives available. They look like a pretty good deal for a reasonable price.

Lookin good!
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05-25-09 06:39.42 - Post#1847686    

  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
I have a Konosuke 240mm honyaki gyuto coming in within a month, so it will be interesting to compare them.



How much was the Konosuke Sakai Honyaki Gyuto?

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05-25-09 09:52.05 - Post#1847771    

That was a bit more pricey, around $900 including shipping, custom handle, and saya.
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07-31-09 20:23.47 - Post#1902726    

Shigifusa 300mm Yanigiba, kasumi finish with saya. The saya is really nice. All the normal niceties of Shigi's. You know, yada yada hehe. Shigi1 Shigi2 Shigi3 Shigi4
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07-31-09 20:32.25 - Post#1902730    

Shigifusa 240mm gyuto, kasumi finish with saya. Same as above for finish. I bought the kasumi finish so I wouldn't feel obligated to make it a drawer queen. Who knows... Shigi5 Shigi6 Shigi7 Shigi8
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08-01-09 00:28.53 - Post#1902783    

I love the Shig's proportions.





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08-01-09 02:38.29 - Post#1902881    

No Queens. Lets see that beautiful blade with a nice blue patina

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08-01-09 05:43.57 - Post#1902955    

Awesome additions bud!!

I call first dibs on the Shiggie yanagi if you ever sell it.
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08-05-09 20:49.53 - Post#1906803    

Here is my pimped up Misono Swedish Steel 270mm gyuto with stabalized koa wood courtesy of Adam. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket But the true star is....
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08-05-09 20:53.19 - Post#1906805    

my parer, in stabilized koa wood by Adam. What an amazing piece of wood, perfectly pieced together. Oz for oz, my favorite knife now. It figuratively jumps out at you. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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08-06-09 01:33.28 - Post#1906887    

Dayummm!!! Quit taking such close-up pictures. Makes it easier to see the flaws.

Glad you got them.
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Louisianacook
08-06-09 01:47.51 - Post#1906898    

Looks awesome! Hey Adam, what bit you using for those pins? Letter drill, F?
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08-06-09 02:01.43 - Post#1906905    

Yeah, an F drill bit. They actually shouldn't look as oversized as the pictures make them look. At least I don't recall them looking that oversized. Sometimes the bit wavers just a touch and it makes the hole somewhat oversized....irritates the f**k out of me too. I epoxy on one side of the scales, drill from the tang side, epoxy on the other side, then use the pin holes in the one scale as the guide to drill through the other scale. The first side always seems to end up with a bit of an oversized hole since I'm putting a spinning drill bit in that side twice.

I tried drilling the hole with a smaller bit on the first scale and then using the bigger one...that worked wonderfully! Ended up with a big freaking mess. Haven't found a way to make it work right every time. Now, the last two I did turned out a bit better....just luck though.

Any thoughts?
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08-06-09 07:17.52 - Post#1907132    

Sorry brother, I was trying to get the wood pattern. Even Daniel has the same type of "flaws" in my knife from him. And he charged me 5x's as much as you. Oh yeah, what happened to my gyuto box
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08-06-09 08:49.16 - Post#1907203    

  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
...Oh yeah, what happened to my gyuto box



Are you joking?!?! I presume you're not...are you sure it came with one...I'm usually anal as heck about that. I'll look around for it. Pelosi!!!
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08-06-09 09:13.34 - Post#1907218    

So you clamp and epoxy on one scale at a time? I think that is the issue. The clamp makes the holes get out of line, I believe so when you go to do the other one is goes in a bit sideaways. Dunno, just a theory.

I drill mine the same way, but I don't glue them until after the holes are done. Try using a 1/4" brad point to do the first hole, that will make a great clean starting hole, then pass the F through there, carefully.
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08-06-09 09:48.17 - Post#1907241    

  • watercrawl Said:
  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
...Oh yeah, what happened to my gyuto box



Are you joking?!?! I presume you're not...are you sure it came with one...I'm usually anal as heck about that. I'll look around for it. Pelosi!!!





Pretty sure it did...don't stress too much if you can't find it. I don't plan on selling the knife. Pelosi!!
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09-02-09 23:05.38 - Post#1927957    

Just got this, so not much to report yet that can't be seen in the pics. Konosuke honyaki 240mm gyuto with custom ebony/white buffulo horn handle. Saya is really nice. Yen exchange rate sucks!!


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09-03-09 01:24.09 - Post#1928001    

Holy freaking crap!!

Thin? Not so thin? Woof!! I gotta get me a honyaki gyuto one of these days. It's really the only knife that I still have on my dream list.
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09-03-09 02:36.15 - Post#1928068    

Calm down there Adam, you are going to hurt yourself.

Wow Jason. Very very nice.

You are going to have to do one of those Sean shots, where you have all the knives laid out. Hopefully you don't hurt yourself rolling in them.
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09-03-09 16:16.51 - Post#1928630    

It's extremely thin, I will get a shot in comparison to my tadastuna someday. In the middle of another passion right now to take pics. Been meaning to take a pic of all my "good" knives, maybe I can get something together in the next couple of weeks. I should have my AES by then. Last couple of knives I will post here will be superstars.
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Tele
09-04-09 06:29.46 - Post#1928955    

That is awesome!

I'm really jealous. We need to do a Konesuke group buy!

A comparison shot between the Konesuke and Tadatsuna would be really cool.

Congratulations on the awesome knife!
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09-04-09 09:58.23 - Post#1929093    

That is just stunning!!!Well worth the wait.I WANT ONE.

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09-05-09 16:18.06 - Post#1929949    

Konosuke makes awesome knives. I have a Kiritsuke and I use it any chance I get. I gotta get a gyuto or something else soon.
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09-08-09 23:48.22 - Post#1932090    

So here are some comparison shots between my 240mm Tadastuna INOX and my new 240mm honyaki Konosuke. Not really a fair comparison for thinness. The weight for the Tadastuna is 4 3/4 oz while the Konosuke is 7 1/8 oz. Where the Tadastuna is famously short from the machi, the Konosuke is the full 240mm blade length. I ordered some digital calipers, so maybe I can get some measurements of the geometry. Even though the Konosuke is a little thicker in the spine, the geometry is pretty amazing, bordering on Shigefusa good. The fit and finish, top to bottom, is flawless. Pretty amazing knife; and for just over $1K it better be.
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09-08-09 23:55.07 - Post#1932094    

Good looking knife, Jason, congratulations.
Speaking of digital caliper your ordered. Could you take a measurement of the handle? Height and width in the back and front, and total length? Still trying to get a sense what a proper size for a 240mm gyuto. Thank you.
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09-09-09 00:58.11 - Post#1932121    

Man, that is one sweet knife. I'm very jealous.
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09-09-09 01:04.26 - Post#1932129    

No problem Marko.
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09-20-09 21:03.29 - Post#1940864    

I couldn't help myself, add another to the list.

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09-21-09 03:24.24 - Post#1940996    

you know what is most depressing about spending time on here with you guys... after a while the nenox karin gyuto doesnt seem that outrageous ... Cool knife. I just might have to get one of those at some point.

Now heres the real question... how does the nenox compare to the tadatsuna or konosuke?

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09-21-09 05:19.32 - Post#1941063    

Super Duper Jason.

Is that 240 or 270? Looks 270. New or used? How did you find one if it was used. I'm still waiting for mine.
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09-21-09 08:37.32 - Post#1941218    

It's used and a 270mm. I got it from Linhoff from the sale section. After looking around the internet, it's a little different from the pics I have saw from others though. The oval spacer in the middle is a little forward (not centered) and in the logo mine says S-1 while most stock pics do not say it. Everything else on the knife looks the same including the hand made handle. Any ideas?
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09-21-09 08:55.32 - Post#1941237    

I forgot about that one. Great get. I think you got one of the earlier versions of the S-1. They change it around. I know that it used to have Korin screened on the blade. Now it's just says Nenox special steel, I believe.
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09-21-09 08:56.46 - Post#1941241    

I'm not sure I want to say anything for fear of getting quasi-permanently quoted!!
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09-21-09 08:58.35 - Post#1941244    

Adam, they are out to get you. It is the price you pay for fame and power.
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09-21-09 10:32.59 - Post#1941305    

  • watercrawl Said:
I'm not sure I want to say anything for fear of getting quasi-permanently quoted!!



Haha, if I didn't like you I wouldn't tease you! I'm the same way as you, which is why it's a classic.
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09-21-09 13:18.54 - Post#1941440    

[quote=chazmtb]Adam, they are out to get you. It is the price you pay for fame and power.[/quote]

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09-21-09 13:20.11 - Post#1941441    

p.s. Jason...you need to wait a few more days to see what I'm going to be posting...it relates to your latest knife. Ask Bao...he's excited.
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09-21-09 13:57.40 - Post#1941472    

That sounds promising. Something for all of us to enjoy vicariously, I hope Mammoth ivory handled Nenox?

Nice Nenox, Jason. I think they have left my price range but if there is a gyuto left that I really want to have it's a Nenox 240. Well, and maybe I shouldn't have sold all my Yoshikanes

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09-21-09 14:35.31 - Post#1941502    

No...don't be giving people crazy arse idea's either Stefan.

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09-21-09 16:34.09 - Post#1941573    

I think Stephan has a booth set up somewhere just for crazy ass ideas
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09-21-09 16:51.34 - Post#1941577    

  • DwarvenChef Said:
I think Stephan has a booth set up somewhere just for crazy ass ideas







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09-21-09 17:45.59 - Post#1941596    

  • JBroida Said:
you know what is most depressing about spending time on here with you guys... after a while the nenox karin gyuto doesnt seem that outrageous ... Cool knife. I just might have to get one of those at some point.

Now heres the real question... how does the nenox compare to the tadatsuna or konosuke?

-Jon



Jon,

Forgot about your question. Hard to compare a western handle knife with the Tad or Konosuke. It's blade heavy and significantly more substantial in weight. I cut some Kiwi up last night and it was fairly nimble despite the detail oriented cut. Could be too that it's a 270mm. With all that said, I know why a lot of pro's love this knife. It just feels right, and something I would love to use during a 10 hour shift. Nuff' said.
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09-22-09 05:28.01 - Post#1941872    

i guess the question was geared more towards blade geometry than handle style. But i guess you answered my question. Time to start saving up... again.

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10-04-09 21:14.18 - Post#1950721    

Finally, after almost two years, recieved my AES. This thing is the opposite of a Japanese knife. Not necessarily in a bad way, just not the same. First word to come to mind is heavy. A hair under 10 oz, which actually surprises me. Felt twice that weight. Interesting geometry as well, check the pics to see what I mean. He did a really nice job on taking care of the small details like the spine and heel. Here is the description from his site: San Mai Damascus Slim Criollo Knife San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 52100 core. 8 1/2" blade - 14.5" overall length. Guayubira wood handle with a copper and brass mokume buttcap and black micarta spacers. Hand made leather sheath with lizzard skin decoration. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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10-05-09 01:09.58 - Post#1950798    

Beautiful knife!!
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10-05-09 09:40.22 - Post#1951106    

Ya I bet it's heavy, but it looks fantastic.
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10-11-09 20:50.21 - Post#1955384    

Here's my Wildfire 10" chefs knife I ordered after being inspired by a recent post. Weighing in at 11 1/8 oz, it's not a light weight but does feel lighter. It's definetely blade heavy, and feels good in the hand. Despite the seemingly uncomfortable looking handle, it makes no difference for me as I use the pinch grip anyways. The handle was pretty nice though, as I got the upgraded stabilized dyed birdseye maple. Still feels like I could put my micromesh on it though to get a great shine. I recieved a great piece of wood though, lots of reds, purples, browns, tans, etc. Thin knife lovers will like this as it is really thin, see my pics. For the other half (read: bad); I expect a more finished knife from a "mastersmith". With that said, the fit and finish as a whole was dissapointing. The spine and choil where atrocious. The blade edge looked/felt like he sharpened it on a concrete block. Took me two hours on the stone and micro mesh to get this in workable shape. I don't expect perfection, but this was pretty amateur. Performance wise, I just cut up 5 oranges in wedges, and went from a razor sharp edge (took it from 200, 1K, 2K, 5K, 8K grit to 12K grit...with deburring and stropping) to an above average edge. All in all, definetely not a pro blade, but is definetely a workable home blade for those that like a project, for a reasonable price ($190 shipped). P.S. pics are after my work on it. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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10-12-09 07:39.50 - Post#1955714    

Nice wood! A little time at the sandpaper spa and she will be sexy. Pics when your done please

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10-18-09 10:51.33 - Post#1960359    

How many hours did you sa y it took to get it into  working shape?? Any way j ust the fact that one has  to " fix" a new blade I would say i s the nail in the coffin. Let's put this fog down  & close the book on W F. Don't buy!
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AFkitchenkniveguy
10-18-09 11:01.31 - Post#1960371    

I wish I had gotten your warning beforehand chef. Don't buy Wildfire.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
11-06-09 21:57.49 - Post#1975738    

If I didn't think I had a problem before, I know I do now. Per Bao's request, here are all my (well almost all) of my knives, displayed in my 2 new Pelican 1495 cases. My Mag bl
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11-06-09 22:00.11 - Post#1975740    

for some reason i think i like this setup

By the way... can you buy some crappy knives too... it will help me feel better when i look at your collection
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AFkitchenkniveguy
11-06-09 22:11.16 - Post#1975745    

Don't know what happened to my original post, but here are the pics.

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

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watercrawl
11-07-09 12:21.54 - Post#1976151    

Okay, I've got about 2/3 of them nailed...help us out, though, with a list.
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RRLOVER
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11-07-09 13:30.33 - Post#1976201    

"Got Knives?" ...I love that Fish hattori.Oh yea and the S1

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apicius9
11-07-09 13:43.58 - Post#1976208    

Nice to see some familiar 'faces' there, I didn't even know that you had that snakewood Hattori. Yeah, we may need a few reminders about what is what. I vaguely remember that buckeye burl nakiri - was that made by Fish also? And clearly your set deserves a dedicated photo day some day with a good lighting setup...

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watercrawl
11-07-09 16:03.54 - Post#1976313    

That buckeye burl nakiri is from Ray Rogers.

http://www.rayrogers.com/veggie.htm

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11-07-09 16:20.14 - Post#1976325    

You would think I knew better by now. Figured you could always go back through my gallery to find what is what. Starting from top to bottom, in each pic:

Konosuke honyaki 240mm gyuto
Custom Yoshikane 240 gyuto with Daniel O'Malley handle
Tadastuna 240 gyuto Inox
Shigefusa damascus 210mm nikiri
Ariel Salaverria 8" slicer/utility
Custom Fish modified Hattori 270mm gyuto

Shigefusa kasumi 300mm yanigi
Shigefusa kasumi 240mm gyuto
Monzaburo honyaki 240mm gyuto
Takayuki Sadai Grand Cheff SP1 270mm gyuto
Watanabe takohiki with Stefan handle 270mm
Ray Rogers 8" chefs, damascus 300+ layers

Moritaka 300mm suji/gyuto hybrid
Tanaka 240mm kasumi yanigi
Watanabe 240mm gyuto with Stefan handle
Carter HG 5.7 sun
Leitch ironwood custom "huller"

Tanaka kasumi 300mm yanigi
Watanabe 195mm deba
Masamoto KS 270 gyuto with Bao handle
Tanaka damascus 270mm yanigi
Monzaburo 300mm kiritsuke yanigi
Aritsugu 270mm Kiritsuke

Kikuichi 270mm suji with Adam/rehandle
Misono Swedish 270mm gyuto with Adam/rehandle
Nenox 270mm S1 gyuto
Carter HG 6.7 sun gyuto?
Carter SGFZ 6.2 sun utility with Stefan handle
Tanaka damascus 150mm petty
Hiro 150mm petty with special wood handle
Messermeister 80mm parer
Shun birds beak
Misono Swedish Steel parer with Adam/Rehandle

That's it for now.
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watercrawl
11-09-09 02:53.22 - Post#1977018    

Ha, would have gotten 21 correct. Actually, 20 from the list as you forgot one. The Ray Rogers nakiri is not in the list.

Absolutely incredible collection.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
11-10-09 00:21.57 - Post#1977643    

Got a new one yesterday, Tadastuna 150mm petty. Cut up an apple with it so far, a little resistant so it needs a little time on the stones like his brother gyuto. VERY light weight and stiff knife. I wanted this for a long time, don't know why I waited. Can you say stupid thin? Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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11-10-09 04:04.31 - Post#1977732    

I bow to your insane collection
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11-29-09 19:55.33 - Post#1992881    

Wow, lots of great stuff. Don't be too dissapointed of the Monzaburo honyaki $700 is still in the lower end for honyaki knives of good length. It seems that alot of the Sakai companies(Ichimonji,Konos uke, etc.) use the same maker to provide that awesome honyaki gyuto blade. I feel inadequate that I only possess, and have bought 5 knives in the last 7 years.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
12-09-09 22:00.02 - Post#2001426    

One of my new ones I got in the mail today, been waiting for this for awhile straight from Japan. For reference, my S1 270. There is a distinct difference in the shade of the wood, off-center oval pin, and if you look at the heel of the 240, it's rounded while the 270 is more straight, not to mention the logo's. I must have one of the first 270 S1's that came out, because there is distinct differences. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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12-10-09 02:34.22 - Post#2001518    

Darn Jason, you are going all out. This, the Butch, the Shigefusa western. Oh my .
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Tele
12-10-09 04:41.57 - Post#2001603    

  • chazmtb Said:
Darn Jason, you are going all out. This, the Butch, the Shigefusa western. Oh my .



Yes, how are you going to choose which one want to use?!
Awesome knives and overall stunning collection!

BTW, is your board cherry?

Jordan
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Idiotking
12-10-09 05:20.13 - Post#2001641    

Do they feel much different in size? Cause they don't look much different.





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AFkitchenkniveguy
12-10-09 07:22.19 - Post#2001758    

Thanks, yes I have juggled quantity with quality, and am getting both still. It won't last like this forever. I am due for a signficant pay cut in two months. Anyways, my boards are mahagony. Scott, they actually do feel different in size. It's how I alligned them that makes them look similar. The heel of the 240 is extended a 1/4 inch past the 270.
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Bear_Blade
12-10-09 12:45.56 - Post#2002054    

There is a noticeable difference in blade profile.
The heel as you mentioned, also they look to be different in height, and the nose profile seems longer and smoother on the older knife.

Either way, great addition to your collection.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
12-10-09 13:28.45 - Post#2002085    

Thanks for confirming that Pierre, I am not paranoid after all. Well, maybe a little. BTW, when I got my 270 in I took it to the stones, then to fine grit sand paper to give it a sheen. I wonder if they had different wood at first for the S1's, or it has lightened over time.
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Bear_Blade
12-10-09 16:58.08 - Post#2002265    

The darker one looks like Amboyna burl, if the lighter one is to then likely its a slight difference in the wood, I have some in my supply, and even from one end of the block to the other, if slabs were cut off and compared, there is a noticeable difference. Another reason might be a lightning from UV exposure. Sunlight.

My thoughts...
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AFkitchenkniveguy
12-10-09 17:06.28 - Post#2002270    

The wood in S1's are Chinese Quince or Karin (in Japanese). Supposedly both the knives use it. Could be UV exposure, different cut, or any unknown reason. Thanks for the insight!
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12-20-09 20:02.45 - Post#2011697    

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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12-20-09 20:14.24 - Post#2011702    

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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12-20-09 20:18.25 - Post#2011703    

Photobucket Photobucket
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12-20-09 20:24.24 - Post#2011705    

Ok Butchihiki. What can be said that hasn't already? 295mm blade, amboyna burl two-toned handle with ebony ferrule and silver spacers. Sometimes pictures are all that is needed. Oh yeah, a Butch Harner production.
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diced
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12-21-09 02:16.57 - Post#2011788    

You need more deba to compliment your yanagibas. For most of the smaller fish I eat at home (like aji, saba, iwashi, kinki, sanma) I use a deba for everything. Breaking down/cutting bones&fins, descaling, filleting, skinning, and sashimi slicing is handled quite well by my med. sized deba. If your into fish, they are great. More multi-tasking than a thin&flexible fish fillet knife.
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12-22-09 12:07.37 - Post#2013234    

  • AFkitchenkniveguy Said:
Ok Butchihiki. What can be said that hasn't already? 295mm blade, amboyna burl two-toned handle with ebony ferrule and silver spacers. Sometimes pictures are all that is needed. Oh yeah, a Butch Harner production.


SS spacers
and those pics really make the knife pop
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AFkitchenkniveguy
12-22-09 22:05.28 - Post#2013568    

Thanks for the correction Butch. My friend was just over and I showed her the knife after I bought it; when I showed her and let her hold it in person, she remarked how light it was. I guess I am getting lazy, so I took the weight for granted. Just weighed it, 8 1/8 oz. Not too ba, for such a large knife.
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01-15-10 19:36.17 - Post#2032852    

Not kitchen knives, but edged metal anyways

Picked up a few vintage straight razors. A J.A. Henckels Twinworks 5/8 wedge grind barber's notch and J.Schmid and Sons one with the bird's eye maple.

Thanks Jim and Stefan for all your help. These are not my pics as I had the razors shipped to my house in PA.

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01-16-10 04:20.53 - Post#2033028    

Oh-Oh Be careful ya dont slip with those! Almost lost my head by a barbour useing one of those! LOL! Think for now I will stick with my cartridge razor
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Jim Goose
01-16-10 05:26.08 - Post#2033096    

VVEry nice Jason! Quite an upgrade from the canned goo and cartridge crap!
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02-01-10 22:55.44 - Post#2048246    

Finally, after over a year I have a wonderful addition to the family. A Carter International Pro gyuto 7.6 sun (9 inches) in white #2 steel, ironwood handle. I originally asked for a parer to match, but turned it down after a lot of parers came my way lately. Still deciding if I wanna get back on the list again. Damn this addicting. Photobucket
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02-01-10 23:34.11 - Post#2048257    

Carter IP's 2 days in a row.....you guys are killin here I WANT ONE!!! A true performer,nice
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Bear_Blade
02-02-10 02:47.07 - Post#2048372    

Fine looking knife Jason. Very nice!
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dawgfan13
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02-02-10 13:59.15 - Post#2049153    

Yet another great looking knife Jason
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02-22-10 13:30.10 - Post#2067382    

While I am having my day of pictures, here is the final product from Pierre (bearblade). Hopefully he will chime in to give the details. It is a 9" chefs with stabilized burl handle. I am still in transit, so I don't know when I will get to use it. I can't wait though!!




PS these are Pierre's pics.
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02-22-10 14:06.42 - Post#2067433    

Damn!!! That's nice.
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Bear_Blade
02-22-10 14:17.15 - Post#2067444    

Hi Jason, glad you like it so far.

The blade is 154CM 9" @ RC62, full distal taper, hand rubbed to 1000 grit.

Handle scales are stabilized burl (from Alaska, some can guess from who)

G10 bolsters with carbon fiber pins.

The bolsters and scales are dovetailed, with brass spacers, also the handle has a black fiber spacer, and mosaic pins.
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02-22-10 14:56.13 - Post#2067467    

Jason,

Great looking knife! After you use this and sharpen it up can you write a review? It looks awesome and I would love to hear how it performs when u get to use it.

-Chuck
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02-22-10 15:12.37 - Post#2067477    

Yes, I plan on writing a review when I finally get settled.
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03-03-10 06:31.37 - Post#2074852    

Hey Jason,
Back to those two nenox gyutos. The two S-1 knives I have both had drastically different looking handles. I'm sure they go through different tinted batches from time to time. Its a good quality of the knives and does give the a bit of uniqueness.

My S-1 240 doesnt get used as much nowadays but was my first gyuto and will never go anywhere!!!

I'd still like to get a 270 gyuto one day.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
06-30-10 05:23.42 - Post#2160512    

Since I will be getting my Kramers soon, thought I would update my gallery with something that's truly special and deserving not to be clumped together with Kramer's. My 240mm Shigefusa Kitaeji western re-handle gyuto. Took six months + to finally get in my hands, but completely worth it. A show piece if there ever was. I gotta get a safe in my house...











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JMC076
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JMC076
06-30-10 23:44.36 - Post#2161005    

Very very tasty indeed!
watercrawl
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07-03-10 16:47.35 - Post#2162942    

Nice knife Jason!!
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07-14-10 07:53.56 - Post#2170489    

Heads up, my Kramers get here tomorrow. Can you say excited??
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bigboybrent
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07-14-10 08:00.17 - Post#2170494    

EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!


Idiotking
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Idiotking
07-14-10 09:22.11 - Post#2170563    

It's about time. You've had us strung out long enough.





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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-15-10 06:10.48 - Post#2171189    

Behold, the Kramers. 9" chefs straight steel with box elder wood. This wood glows. Then my 10" damascus chefs with a very tight ladder pattern. At this time, I don't even know how to explain how amazing it looks. Redwood burl is the handle. I am speechless now so here are some pics. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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Mattias504
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Mattias504
07-15-10 06:16.29 - Post#2171192    

Dayum.....

That damascus chef's is totally the sex.
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Idiotking
07-15-10 06:18.39 - Post#2171196    

Oh, yeah, that'll work!





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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-15-10 06:20.43 - Post#2171198    

And I need to mention the straight steel is going to work tonight. No drawer queen there. Can't say that about the damascus though...
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Idiotking
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Idiotking
07-15-10 08:14.57 - Post#2171303    

Love the meji's wood.





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watercrawl
07-15-10 08:51.15 - Post#2171324    

Good gawd!!!

Them are damn fine knives!!
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bigboybrent
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07-15-10 08:51.42 - Post#2171325    

Congrats!!!!!!

Wow, action shots please
RRLOVER
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07-15-10 10:26.48 - Post#2171384    

Those two blades just F'in rock!!Congrats
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Jim Goose
07-15-10 14:21.04 - Post#2171560    

Congratulations Jason!

Enjoy!
AdamM
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07-15-10 14:32.04 - Post#2171570    

wow thats two damn sexy knives
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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-15-10 14:41.54 - Post#2171575    

Thanks everyone. Just cut up watermelon and kiwi and it cut like a dream. Even got a patina going on it already. You hear that DC?
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07-15-10 14:43.34 - Post#2171577    

Oh yeah, when I talked with Bob, he said the damascus is about 500-600 layers.
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zini
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07-15-10 14:46.35 - Post#2171580    

that thing is so sexy, i have to come out of the water to say something.


AFkitchenkniveguy
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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-15-10 14:53.42 - Post#2171585    

Where you been???
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07-16-10 14:49.26 - Post#2172241    

beatiful knives man that is just amazing
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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-20-10 15:58.49 - Post#2175011    

This is a saya by Marko for my Shigefusa western kataeji 240mm gyuto. Outstanding worksmanship for an outstanding knife. They look great together. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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RRLOVER
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07-21-10 12:55.38 - Post#2175720    

Blade/Handle/Saya.....There's a beautiful trifecta.BTW is the blade on your shigi 240mm Wa thicker then the shigi 240 western??
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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-21-10 16:05.05 - Post#2175848    

No, I would say the western is thicker. Though with shigi's, the geometry is so outstanding they cut like they are thinner.
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watercrawl
07-21-10 16:09.21 - Post#2175851    

As if you've used that knife.
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07-21-10 16:11.57 - Post#2175853    

I've used the wa...
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watercrawl
07-21-10 16:14.56 - Post#2175854    

That's not the one I was talking about and you know it.
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AFkitchenkniveguy
07-21-10 16:25.50 - Post#2175865    

stop busting my chops, i'm sensative.
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04-18-11 15:24.31 - Post#2327846    

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
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04-18-11 15:26.36 - Post#2327847    

Two new ones from Pierre Rodriguez/Bear Blade. They are quite beautiful, and every detail is paid attention to. Well worth the money, these will see a lot of use.

3.5" parer
4" sheepsfoot parer

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MadRookie
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MadRookie
04-18-11 17:21.53 - Post#2327870    

Very, very neat.

What steel are the blades??


watercrawl
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04-19-11 01:29.06 - Post#2327948    

Very nice indeed!
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04-19-11 01:32.44 - Post#2327951    

They are CPM154, thanks!
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