View Full Version : misono 240 swedish f/s or trade w/saya

labor of love
01-20-2013, 06:56 PM
this knife is my primary work beater, comes w/saya. im looking to trade up to a 270mm gyuto. im interested in either a hiromoto or a tkc but if you have something similar please let me know. or ill sell it for $160 shipped. thanks.

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/191/028ox.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/028ox.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/526/026ap.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/026ap.jpg/)
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01-20-2013, 07:55 PM
pm sent

01-20-2013, 09:17 PM
I'm curious does yours have a number on the opposite side of the dragon on the bolster. Mine has a 71 but don't really know what it's all about

labor of love
01-20-2013, 09:36 PM
theres a number on my bolster. ill find out what number it is when i return home. knife is sold.

01-20-2013, 09:55 PM
Mine has 101 on the bolster, and so did the 270 I had in my shop.

01-20-2013, 11:58 PM

labor of love
01-21-2013, 12:08 AM
mine is 111.

labor of love
01-21-2013, 12:09 AM
so all the numbers end with a 1. interesting. mine was purchased new maybe 2-3 monthes ago. im guessing the number designates when it was made.

01-21-2013, 09:40 AM
Got mine like 6 years ago

01-21-2013, 11:38 AM
As in 07? I have a feeling the first number might be the year they were made. 10 lines up for me.

labor of love
01-21-2013, 01:50 PM
oh, that makes sense.

01-21-2013, 04:14 PM
Yep, mine was 101 and purchased in the tail end of 2010.

labor of love
01-21-2013, 04:21 PM
so now we have to decide what year was a good year for misono? sorta like wine i guess?

01-21-2013, 04:37 PM
I, along with a few others who also bought theirs at the same time, noted that the steel wasn't nearly as reactive as previous reviews claimed it to be. No stinking or discoloration of product, and it didn't really rust unless particularly abused. I figured there was a compositional adjustment in their steel around the time we bought 'em, though of course that hasn't been officially verified. A few months later they jacked up the prices, so maybe there was more behind the increase than just inflation and branding.

01-21-2013, 04:39 PM
Holy crap, I think you're onto something!

labor of love
01-21-2013, 06:37 PM
well vertigo, you sir must be sitting on one of their better vintages! again, my numbers read 111 and it was quite reactive to say the least. patina was pretty though.wasnt there a change in the dragon at some point also? like they changed the engraving?

01-21-2013, 07:03 PM
yes that was around 2010 too if i remember right

01-21-2013, 07:45 PM
I wanna see pics of the new and old dragon. I'm still not sure what changed, exactly.

PS. This thread is really awesome, even though the item was sold in less than a day.

01-21-2013, 08:17 PM
The old (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/299-My-favorite-color-is-BLUE!-A-patina-thread?p=172994&viewfull=1#post172994)

The New (http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/images/Img160.jpg)

01-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Mine is 061 and not very reactive. Very interesting threadjacking. :)

01-21-2013, 10:32 PM
Crazy difference in the dragon!

01-22-2013, 01:16 AM
well vertigo, you sir must be sitting on one of their better vintages!
It's actually in No Chop's possession right now, who bought it off of kalaeb, who bought it from me last May or so. The second most severe case of seller's remorse I've had.

01-22-2013, 03:17 AM
I STILL remember that exact knife. Does it still have the tape on the handle? You should get it back and have Matt make you a handle with a blue insert in the scales.

And yes, I'm at work, between calls, checking this site to numb my brain.

01-22-2013, 01:50 PM
No, I had Adam put a new handle on it before I sold it, so it was tape-free. And I tried to get it back from No Chop, but he wasn't keen on parting with it. Big surprise there! :D