Yahiko Sanjo KU Nashiji 210 Gyuto Review

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Yahiko Sanjo KU Nashiji 210 Gyuto Review

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K guys long time since I’ve posted but this one, I just had to take the time to write up!
First off, to my knowledge, there’s only one other vendor that sells what I think to be this one-man blacksmiths work, which in itself makes this line special, among many other things.....
Aesthetically it stands out among knives on the site in that it has a burnt chestnut handle w a buffalo horn ferrule, very authentic touch for the Sanjo area and among my favorites all time! The tactile feel and increased grip make it a clear upgrade to the industry standard Ho wood handles. The blade is on the rustic side of things yet very refined as well. Fit and finish-wise the only tweak I made was a little sanding on the ferrule and spine which I’ve done to every knife I’ve ever purchased at any price point. The KU is smooth but looks a bit textured like a polished nashiji that is very unique and helps food slide off of the beautiful high grind that makes this knife move through food exceptionally well. The steel is heat treaded beautifully and if the grind wasn’t so thin I’d be jumping on thinning/polishing right away....hasn’t shown much reactivity through prep today surprisingly as it’s not lacquer coated and iron clad. The typical Sanjo distal taper is present and the tip goes through things like lightning! No wedging through taller/denser products whatsoever.... the grind really hits the sweet spot for me! All in all, great offering so thanks Mark for making these available!!!

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Thanks for the write up!

I've been wishing for both that one and the hammered KU.
I eventually got the hammered, loved it, rehandled it, and... sold it (idea was for wife to use it, and she never got to it :\ )
There was a passaround in the making that never got off the ground... I wish I could experience that grind you speak of ^_^

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Dude if you’re in the market for a new knife this is probably my one of my top 5 recommendations and with the price like it is? It’s a no brainer! Also, mine is oversized at 216 and almost 50mm tall.... handles almost like some Sakai 240’s I’ve tried in the past....

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Thanks for the write up, sounds like a real workhorse.

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