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antbanks
03-14-2013, 12:24 PM
I bought this knife from Mario a few a year or two ago. Hate to sell it, but need to offset all my purchasing lately. LOVE the profile on this baby and the grind is fantastic - at one time, when Dave Martell sharpened this knife he said: "One of the best Watanabe spine to edge grinds that I've seen." The handle was redone by Mario and is nice and mighty in the hand. The fit and finish is also excellent as the choil has been ground in ever so slightly which looks cool and works great with a pinch grip. He has also nicely rounded and polished the knife all along the spine and choil. Has a nice blue patina on it, but I can flitz if you like. Great all around everyday knife. Asking what I paid - $420 shipped conus.

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don
03-14-2013, 02:09 PM
Wow, you're letting go of some amazing knives.

antbanks
03-14-2013, 02:15 PM
Thanks, it has not been easy....but have picked up some really nice stuff as a result of selling them all.

teppanchef
03-14-2013, 02:16 PM
wow!

apicius9
03-14-2013, 02:19 PM
I wish I could, I had admired that one the last time it came up. Just love Watanabes profiles. GLWS,

Stefan

Bill13
03-14-2013, 05:34 PM
I too have to say WOW! Out of my price range with work being slow, but that would look great in my knife drawer:D. Out of curiosity- does it come with a saya?

antbanks
03-14-2013, 07:44 PM
Sorry, there is no saya. Thanks for all the compliments....you all have me considering just keeping it. Must resist, too many 240s as it is.

cclin
03-14-2013, 08:37 PM
I have similar one thinned by Dave with Stefan's handle & Marko's saya! it is one hefty cutting machine!! my favor work horse gyuto right now... Good Luck With Sale!!

Von blewitt
03-16-2013, 02:40 AM
This keeps winking at me :)

antbanks
03-25-2013, 12:24 PM
bump

pleue
03-25-2013, 04:06 PM
beautiful good luck

RRLOVER
03-25-2013, 08:23 PM
I will quote Dave Martell as saying that this was one of the best ground Watanabe blades he has seen.

Chuckles
03-30-2013, 09:36 PM
This can't still be available can it? I really like this one.

antbanks
04-03-2013, 11:47 AM
have had a lot of offers for trade, but still looking to sell.

antbanks
04-13-2013, 08:06 PM
Bump

antbanks
04-15-2013, 01:41 PM
$410

antbanks
04-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Sold.

Chuckles
04-17-2013, 12:31 AM
Thank god. Glad it won't be taunting me anymore.

jared08
04-20-2013, 11:39 PM
Just gotta say my man, this knife is ridiculous! I took wet sand paper and polished the knife to 2500 grit then did the edge at about 11* per side up to a kitayama 8k and stropped with .5 micron diamond on leather... what a F***ing beast! Cant thank you enough and question why you sold it hahah. thanks again

Jared

Johnny.B.Good
04-20-2013, 11:42 PM
I took wet sand paper and polished the knife to 2500 grit then did the edge at about 11* per side up to a kitayama 8k and stropped with .5 micron diamond on leather...

Let's see it!

jared08
04-21-2013, 12:04 AM
http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q744/pazanski608/20130420_235631_zps9b3640bb.jpg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/pazanski608/media/20130420_235631_zps9b3640bb.jpg.html)

jared08
04-21-2013, 12:05 AM
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jared08
04-21-2013, 12:07 AM
she aint perfect but its the best i could do with an hour before i took her to work today. what a cutting machine tho, and not very reactive for being carbon, hasnt even started a patina yet, strange..

Johnny.B.Good
04-21-2013, 12:09 AM
Awesome.

knyfeknerd
04-21-2013, 12:34 AM
congrats man

apicius9
04-21-2013, 12:55 AM
Very nice, I love these 'almighty' Watanabe gyutos.

Stefan

cclin
04-21-2013, 01:06 AM
congratulation! I love mine very much too! Watanabe gyuto is a true work-horse cutting machine!!

turbochef422
04-21-2013, 01:18 AM
If I wasn't so sour about not pulling the trigger I would probably congratulate you

Chuckles
04-21-2013, 10:28 AM
^ +1

antbanks
04-21-2013, 10:33 AM
Congrats, best she's looked in years! I told you that knife is a beast...Enjoy it and put it to good work :)