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vai777
04-29-2013, 03:23 PM
Brand New never used 330mm Honyaki Yanagiba...bought from Korin about 4 - 5 years ago. Comes with Ebony saya and pin. For those that don't know...there is a coating on these knives put on at the factory. It is done to prevent rust during shipment / display. Ittosai is the only company I know who does this but there may be more. I never removed the coating (don't know what it is, or how to get it off, though I'm sure someone on the boards here does). I still kept the knife oiled; one can never be too sure. This one has a hamon line but it is not as high contrast as some of the other knives I have sold. Can't find these anymore, not sure why but they have all but disappeared within the US on the primary market at least. First 1k takes it...

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orange
04-29-2013, 09:25 PM
a blue steel mizu-honyaki it is

Mike Davis
04-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Dead sexy....

Ucmd
04-29-2013, 10:11 PM
I have the 300 mm honyaki gyuto. Absolutely love it and use it often. Why are you selling.

cclin
04-29-2013, 10:22 PM
:wow: ture Mizu-Honyaki & Ebony saya ........Good Luck With Sale!!

pkjames
04-30-2013, 12:50 AM
so tempting! GLWS

vai777
05-01-2013, 11:34 AM
sold

ivyliu868
05-17-2013, 01:30 AM
How much money

bkultra
05-17-2013, 09:32 AM
How much money

He stated the pice in the original post and then later listed this knife as sold

vai777
05-18-2013, 05:42 PM
it was 1K

evanjohnson
05-19-2013, 06:56 AM
Congratulations on the sale. Nice knife.

orange
05-19-2013, 10:02 AM
Can someone shed some light on why ittosai brand lost(?) its charm in the US?
Is it because of bad performance? or big price difference between Japan and US vendors? or just fit/finish/shape of kanji? or ???
As there are not many blade smiths who can forge a mizu-honyaki (at least this is the claim that I read on forums), the kanji (brand) on the knife really matters if or not it says ittosai vs masamoto vs nenohi??