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 Post subject: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:35 pm 

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...ten or twelve knives ago...

This is the whole collection, minus a Mercer Santoku. And I technically just sold the Shun.

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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:06 pm 

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Very nice collection!

Question game, Just a few ones for you Sir:

1) Which one is the oldest (how old) in your possession and why have you kept until now?
2) Which one could you let go the easiest?
3) Why the heck do you still have the sticker on the ferrule of the TF? (It just drives me nuts! Almost like it is an in-mold label of a laundry detergent bottle)
4) What are you still craving to try for up to $300?
5) What are you still craving to own for up to $300?
6) When to expect the review of the Blackstone petty? :lol:
7) If you could be keep only 5 of them, which of them would you choose?


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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:09 pm 

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Thank ya kindly sir.  Now let's play.

1) My Mercer Santoku.  I've had it for over five years.  I had the Shun for over four.  They were a couple of the knives I bought after my roll got stolen.  I admit, replaceability was key at that point in my life.

The oldest real knife in my collection is my Gesshin Ginga 240 in w#2.  It was the first carbon I bought after my old roll sprung legs and walked away, and I've kept it for that very reason.  That and I adore the edge profile and the steel.

2) My Calphalon parer. ;)  But really I'd have trouble letting any of them go.  The only time I sell is when I find someone who would appreciate a knife more than I.  I've lost a lot of knives this way.  For what it's worth, the SKD-11 might have a new home soon, but mostly because my coworkers roll is lacking.

3) Cause it hasn't fallen off yet.

4) Those new Nishidas have me on the edge of my seat.  The brand has always intrigued me.  If I didn't despise the handles on the old ones I'd own one of them already.  And definitely the Kurosaki r2 wa.  I'm probably gonna get a Kitaoka yanagiba soon too.

Outliers include Hinoura, Kohetsu hap40, Richmond Laser AS, and the Tanaka Sekiso.

5) The Kurosaki r2 Western tops the list, seconded closely by the Mizuno Tanrenjo 270 in blue #2.  The Saji G3 has eluded me for far too long.  I should just get that one overwith already.

Outliers include the Sukenari AS Damascus, the Takayuki Ginsan Damascus and the Tetsuhiro w#1.

6) I can't give an accurate time frame.  I'm gonna have to look real hard for some negative on this one.

7) For a work kit I'd take the Yuki suji, the Kurosaki AS 240, the Blackstone utility, the Tanaka Ginsan 210 and the KS.

The five I would keep just because I enjoy them...hmm...  The KS (just hits home with me), the Fujiyama w#2 270 (feels brilliant), the Teryasu Fujiwara Nashiji 240 (soul for days, and insane HT), the Kurosaki AS (best SS clad one and done out there for the way I do what I do) and the Blackstone utility (it's...perfect, and incredibly handy).


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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:34 pm 

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Great and interesting answers!

Now time for the dreaded duty to list all of the knives in the photo :ugeek: ....
What is the one next to the Yuki? The Fuji 270 W#2?


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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:59 pm 

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I was wondering about the identifications (I know the one with the T-F sticker on it because mine still has it).


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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:17 pm 

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Just realized I didn't answer the "how old" question.  I've had that Ginga for about two years methinks.

As for identification, along the bottom from left to right.

Masakage Yuki sujihiki 300mm
Konosuke Fujiyama w#2 270 gyuto
Masamoto KS 255mm gyuto
Kurosaki AS KU 240mm gyuto
Konosuke GS 240mm gyuto
Richmond Ultimatum 250mm gyuto
Teryasu Fujiwara 240mm gyuto
Shiro Kamo r2 240mm gyuto
Kohetsu AS 240mm gyuto
Richmond SKD-11 240mm gyuto
Tanaka Ginsan 210mm gyuto
Blackstone custom utility 165mm
Calphalon parer (I really like this one too)

On the top are...

CCK 1303
Gesshin Ginga 240mm gyuto
Shun Premier 8" chef knife


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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:04 pm 
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Your collection is ALMOST as impressive as mine...... ;) But you know how to use yours..... :|



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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:48 am 

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You kidding me Jeff?  Pfft.  My Calphalon parer pwns your whole set.

I actually really like that knife, bent tip and all.


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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:02 am 

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Jsgillis86 wrote:
6) I can't give an accurate time frame.  I'm gonna have to look real hard for some negative on this one.




Nice collection, they all look in mint condition too!
If you are having trouble coming up with some flaws on the utility, Let me know I can point out several! Im glad that thing is holding its own with such company.



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 Post subject: Re: Thought I was close to done....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:40 am 

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I'm surprised there isn't an old Sab in the mix.


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