View Full Version : FS: Natural Finisihing stone (Shoubudani Kiita lv 3.5), Yoshihiro Usuba, Hiromoto 270 AS gyuto

01-19-2013, 06:04 PM
I have up for sale three items.

The first is a Japanese natural finishing stone, a Shoubudani Kiita with light Karasu lv 3.5, that I picked up from Maxim of JNS a year and a half ago. The stone is in perfect shape. I will include a tomo nagura stone for raising mud on the natural with purchase. The stone leaves an excellent edge and works well at generating a kasumi finish. I have used it mainly on my single bevel knives. I originally paid slightly over $200 for the stone, and am asking $175 for it now, shipped.

Second is a Yoshihiro White #2 Usuba, effectively brand new. The knife has never been sharpened and when I received it I tested the edge on a cucumber. Other than that, the knife has seen no use - I simply never had the time to learn to use an usuba. The knife was originally purchased from Jon at JKI. I believe that it is the same knife as is currently being sold on his site under his Gesshin Uraku label, although I have not verified that. New, the knife sells for $180. I am asking for $150, shipped.

I would refer anyone interested in either of the above to a thread I posted a while back on a Yoshihiro deba:


This thread details my sharpening experience with this line of Yoshihiro knives. The knife pictured is a deba (which I still own and love). The factory finish on the Usuba is comparable to that shown of the deba in that thread. Also, you can see the finish I was able to achieve with the Shoubudani Kiita in pictures and a video of the finish in said thread.

Finally, I am also selling my 270 Hiromoto AS gyuto. This knife is older and has had the edge sharpened several times (5-10). It has never been thinned. I am asking for $125 for this knife, shipped.

Reasonable offers for each of the above will be considered. Please PM me if you have any questions. I will also ship either of the knives to they buyer's professional sharpener of choice if you wish. I will post pictures as soon as I can of each of these items.

01-19-2013, 08:18 PM
PM sent regarding stone.

01-20-2013, 12:23 PM
Here are some pics and additional details:

The stone:


The stone is approximately 19.5 cm x 7 cm x 1.5 cm.

The usuba:


I forgot to give the usuba's length! 180 mm.

And finally the Hiromoto:


If there are any other questions, I'll be happy to answer them.

01-20-2013, 03:32 PM
PM on the Hiromoto -

01-20-2013, 04:07 PM
pm sent regard usuba

01-22-2013, 07:12 PM
Hiromoto is SOLD. The others are still available!

01-24-2013, 03:35 PM
Both the stone and the usuba are sold pending payment.

Thanks guys!

02-02-2013, 01:58 AM
Ok, guys, the stone is back up for sale!

02-07-2013, 11:19 AM
♫ Might as well bump ♫