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 Post subject: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:15 am 
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Was just bumming around the house tonight and thought I'd take 'em all out to be admired. Collection has grown substantially since last post in June. To give you an idea of how massive that cleaver is, it's between a 270mm Kono HD and a 300mm Yoshihiro Yanagi. It weighs 18.2 ounces. I've earmarked it for the zombie apocalypse.

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From left to right:

Takeda Classic Bunka
Masakage Yuki Nakiri
Takeda Stainless Kiritsuke
Kanehiro AS
Richmond AS
Konosuke Fujiyama Funauki
Konosuke HD Kiritsuke 270
Takeda Cleaver
Yoshihiro Yanagiba 300
Doi 270
Goko Damascus
Unknown 210 Yanagiba
Anryu Nakiri
Fujiwara Honesuki

*Not Pictured: Moritaka 130mm Petty*


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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:42 pm 

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Great collection!


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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Wow, that is a great collection. I would love to get a knife from Doi as well.

Cheers!



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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Wow, that is a great collection. I would love to get a knife from Doi as well.

Cheers!



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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
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Nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:32 pm 
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"Collection has grown substantially since last post in June."

And wallet has shrunk. :D



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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:37 pm 

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Beside zombies what is the cleaver used on?


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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:20 pm 
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Thanks guys! And yes Jeff, sadly, wallet size and collection size do share an inverse correlation.

Lepus, besides zombies, a bit of everything. It's surprisingly effective as an all purpose workhorse. There are those rare guys who use cleavers almost exclusively and I can see the allure, once you get used to the weight. It obviously doesn't have quite the same precision given the blade height and girth (I won't be trying to brunoise with it or anything), but for a quick stir-fry at home, it's awesome. Has a tiny belly for mincing garlic or shallots and it makes quick work of peppers, onions and the rest. What I really loved the weight for recently though was cubing up some pork shoulder. With the heft of the blade aiding your cuts, you just move it in either direction and it falls right through the toughest collagen, fat, whatever. Now of course, my yanagi would serve the same purpose, but in a different way. But I think those differences are best described with an automotive analogy. To wit: a Lotus Elise and Saleen Mustang will get you around the track in a similar time frame but one is feedback and steering oriented, while the other relies (mostly) on sheer power. And while both are great and serve their purpose admirably, there'll always be (at least for me) some visceral response to dropping the hammer on that much power. It's a bit excessive I'll grant you, and I didn't fully comprehend just how large and heavy it was going to be when I bought it, but I must say, it brings a shit-eating grin to my face that few other knives have.


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 Post subject: Re: Busy Summer...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:47 pm 

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Jean Valjean wrote:Thanks guys! And yes Jeff, sadly, wallet size and collection size do share an inverse correlation.

I think those differences are best described with an automotive analogy. To wit: a Lotus Elise and Saleen Mustang will get you around the track in a similar time frame but one is feedback and steering oriented, while the other relies (mostly) on sheer power. And while both are great and serve their purpose admirably, there'll always be (at least for me) some visceral response to dropping the hammer on that much power.


Great analogy and it looks like it was fun collecting.


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