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Itobori Ginrei Wedge


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#1 goph3r

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:20 AM

Was browsing on tsg and came across this beauty. Im a fan of damascus japanese knives and started drooling when I found this. Id probably take forever to hit my approach shots since id be too busy admiring the wedge but wow, I didnt think anyone made wedges like this..

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#2 goph3r

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:24 AM

Does anyone know of other brands that make irons like this or with types of damascus finishes?
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

Some of their wedges remind me of Victor Figol paintings.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

It really is like having a picture painted on a wedge, imagine the wedges that he's probably made for fun in his spare time
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

I love Itobori irons. Downside is they are super expensive, and it'll be years before I will be able to afford a set.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:17 PM

That is not Damascus.  Damascus is the forging of 2 or more steels/alloys or whatever in which when ground or shaped the pattern of their forged combination is revealed.    That wedge has a hammered finish on the back.  Knives(Damascus or not) can have that finish as it aids in the food falling off the blade because it makes the surface area inconsistent.  Metals are often hammered for aesthetics like copper sinks and these wedges,

Pretty cool idea to hammer the back of an iron, I like it.
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:28 PM

View PostBigmean, on 03 March 2017 - 09:17 PM, said:

That is not Damascus.  Damascus is the forging of 2 or more steels/alloys or whatever in which when ground or shaped the pattern of their forged combination is revealed. That wedge has a hammered finish on the back.  Knives(Damascus or not) can have that finish as it aids in the food falling off the blade because it makes the surface area inconsistent.  Metals are often hammered for aesthetics like copper sinks and these wedges,

Pretty cool idea to hammer the back of an iron, I like it.

Sorry about that, thank you for clarifying what I was trying to convey. I didn't mean to say that this wedge was a damascus style wedge. Just that I like the appearance damascus gives and I'm a fan of Japanese style knives in general. The only damascus finished wedge I could find was one that was limited edition from cobra a little while ago. Probably would consider these more so collectors items vs gaming wedges. Unless someone has the money to blow : )
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

Now is 50% off on Tourspec...

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:51 PM

must resist.....
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

50% off? Ah now im actually considering getting one..

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

50% off of most anything not involving an a liquidation auction raises a lot of questions to me.  This isn't clothes.  think they are losing money at 50% off?  How much are they really worth?  Is it just a reason to get an email to push you to something else as there is no stick but it is click bait?   I think the clubs are cool, I guess my interest stops there.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

I saw this earlier on Itobori.com while looking for other NA dealers.  Right there on the front page.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

View PostUndaunted, on 04 May 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

I saw this earlier on Itobori.com while looking for other NA dealers.  Right there on the front page.

Thank you undaunted.  I have been considering some of the listings as they are 50%....
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:44 AM

Was having a look through TSG and saw these as well.  Anyone bought any???  CAn't find much info on how they perform

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:49 AM

Very cool looking club, also very glad I've never gone down the JDM rabbit hole

A veritable smorgasbord!

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