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    Posted: 03/25/2020 at 4:05am
Kokutaku have finally updated the dimensions of their jpen blades. Their  latest top-of-the-line  model is 254 mm long and 134 mm wide.





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Seems a bit narrow. What's the playing surface length (excluding handle)?
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Looks like Butterfly now...
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Originally posted by lasta lasta wrote:

Seems a bit narrow. What's the playing surface length (excluding handle)?

148 x 134 mm

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Originally posted by lasta lasta wrote:

Seems a bit narrow. What's the playing surface length (excluding handle)?

148 mm. It used to be 129-130 mm wide. Unfortunately, they have run out of high quality hinoki wood. The hinoki they use now is as bad as that of Butterfly.


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What is the name of this blade? Does it have a price already?
Is this superior to Kokutaku Kiwami?
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The name seems to be simply Kokutaku Excellent. The hinoki they have used is of poor quality. It's like Butterfly Cypress G-MAX. Nothing like the dense grains of Kokutaku from a few years ago.

The price is around 370 euro.


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poor quality from a Kokutaku jpen..... do you have pictures of the end grain?
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Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

The price is around 370 euro.

The price is closer to 410 EUR excluding tax, etc.


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Originally posted by jpenmaster jpenmaster wrote:

poor quality from a Kokutaku jpen..... do you have pictures of the end grain?

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Originally posted by jpenmaster jpenmaster wrote:

poor quality from a Kokutaku jpen..... do you have pictures of the end grain?

 I saw a few pictures. It is nothing like what Kokutaku used to be.
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Originally posted by mischasln mischasln wrote:

Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

The price is around 370 euro.

The price is closer to 410 EUR excluding tax, etc.



Thats the price if you buy it from Korea.
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The grain looks good. I'll be curious to see the pricing in Japan.
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