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Drumjockey
03-28-2013, 11:18 AM
Used twice, never sharpened, honed once on ceramic rod. Ebony handle with black horn ferrule. With Saya, pin doesn't fit but a little sanding should do the trick, just haven't gotten there yet. Paid $228 with saya & shipping from EE, I'd take $210 shipped CONUS or trade for a different petty. I'm extremely upload-challenged so check out pics on EE if interested:dazed:

wenus2
03-28-2013, 03:32 PM
In my recent 150 petty purge, my Asai is the one that I kept.
It was my first j-knife. Personally, I have grown away from the san mai damascus aesthetics and the steel (mine is vg10) and I am always trying to justify getting rid of it, but it just cuts like the dickens. The profile is brilliant. I keep buying others (4 now) thinking I will find something I like more, but once again I'm back down to this one.
The OOTB edge on mine was garbage, I've decided it does best not too steep, at about 15* 70/30 asym. If you plan on owning a knife this size then I strongly urge you to give this one a proper sharpening and give it an earnest try because IMO, it's a hard knife to beat.
Likewise, anybody looking for a petty: look at this one twice.

Drumjockey
03-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Thanks for the advice wenus, I think I will do exactly as you suggest. Withdrawn. Got a little too excited when I saw that Ealy go up FS perhaps:)

Pensacola Tiger
03-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Totally unrelated to the sale, Drumjockey, but check out this post I made on including pics in your post. If you're still having problems, PM me and I'll do my best to help you out.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/10093-How-do-I-post-an-image?p=170555&viewfull=1#post170555

Rick

orange
03-28-2013, 09:45 PM
In my recent 150 petty purge, my Asai is the one that I kept.
It was my first j-knife. Personally, I have grown away from the san mai damascus aesthetics and the steel (mine is vg10) and I am always trying to justify getting rid of it, but it just cuts like the dickens. The profile is brilliant. I keep buying others (4 now) thinking I will find something I like more, but once again I'm back down to this one.


A Tanaka damascus petty that I recently bought is like that.
I am still pleasantly surprised that the little petty cuts so well that I keep coming back to it while I keep trying to make my ealy petty perform like that.

Drumjockey
03-28-2013, 09:56 PM
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a572/Drumjockey1/85667_1_n1_zps5a2c8fa4.jpg TEST

Drumjockey
03-28-2013, 09:57 PM
IT WORKED!!!! THANK YOU PENSACOLA TIGER!!! although, as dumb as I felt before, I think I feel even dumber now...:lol2:

Beohbe
03-29-2013, 01:14 AM
IT WORKED!!!! THANK YOU PENSACOLA TIGER!!! although, as dumb as I felt before, I think I feel even dumber now...:lol2:

Lol! After seeing you struggle with pics in your previous sale, coming home from the sh!t show at work tonight and seeing you get it worked out put a huge smile on my face. Thanks for that. GLWS!
I was actually lookin at this exact knife on EE when Del posted his recent batch of availables, which included a 150 petty. At $210 with saya, it's like a 10% discount from EE. A good deal, imo. Someone buy it before I do!

Drumjockey
03-30-2013, 02:00 AM
Lol! After seeing you struggle with pics in your previous sale, coming home from the sh!t show at work tonight and seeing you get it worked out put a huge smile on my face. Thanks for that. GLWS!
I was actually lookin at this exact knife on EE when Del posted his recent batch of availables, which included a 150 petty. At $210 with saya, it's like a 10% discount from EE. A good deal, imo. Someone buy it before I do!

I withdrew it from sale after wenus gave me some good advice, but I'm glad you (& probably everyone else) got a laugh out of it... I was laughing at me too, that was pretty ridiculous. Computers do that to me- I KNOW it's something stupid and super easy that I'm missing, but I still can't get it. Till some kind soul spells it out for me. 18 times:lol2: You guys are all pretty darn patient, I sure appreciate it!:biggrin:

Pensacola Tiger
03-30-2013, 07:00 AM
IT WORKED!!!! THANK YOU PENSACOLA TIGER!!! although, as dumb as I felt before, I think I feel even dumber now...:lol2:

You're welcome.