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Bill13
05-10-2013, 08:26 AM
Reuters has a piece on Yahoo news about the yen dropping to 101.2 to the USD. Don't know about you but this makes buying a Wanatabe a bit easier!! His 165 nakiri with stainless cladding has been on my wish list for months now. Along with the 150 petty:biggrin:

Seth
05-10-2013, 08:40 AM
...geez, I thought you meant Jen, which ever one, was bipolar

Bill13
05-10-2013, 09:04 AM
My typing skills are atrocious!

jai
05-10-2013, 09:10 AM
guys what are some good sites to buy off to take advantage of this.

pkjames
05-10-2013, 09:18 AM
apart from rakuten, most japanese sites don't have english page, nor their stuff speak / read / write english.
If you are brave, and with the help of google translate, it is possible to order knifes then ship to those forwarding agents . The search has to be in kenji though.

I did this with 3 of my refcent shigs purchase, pretty happy with the experience. japanese are extremely efficient in shipping their stuff.

Von blewitt
05-10-2013, 09:24 AM
Japan-tools prices are all in Yen, So has a couple of Heijis in stock at the moment. He's also a pleasure to deal with

jai
05-10-2013, 09:25 AM
what knives would you guys be looking for on rakuten im just looking for bargains and i wantdd a cheap masamoto ks but there all sold out and the shigefusa are out of my prices range atm

Von blewitt
05-10-2013, 09:28 AM
Misono Swedish are a bargain on rakuten. No dragon engraving though. There are also some Doi knives for a good price

labor of love
05-10-2013, 09:29 AM
The entire misono swed line is pretty cheap at JCK, im guessing they dropped their prices with the most recent restock. I'm thinking about getting a petty, only $85!

JohnnyChance
05-10-2013, 09:30 AM
My typing skills are atrocious!

Fixed it for ya...sort of.

stevenStefano
05-10-2013, 09:34 AM
It's about $300 for a KU 270 gyuto now from Watanabe. I paid over $350 for a 240 a couple of years ago

jai
05-10-2013, 09:37 AM
can you link the watanabes i cant find them

Dave Martell
05-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Japan is printing money even faster and harder than the Fed is here. I think that the yen will fall a lot further but the dollar will too so you may not notice much more buying potential.

rdm_magic
05-10-2013, 09:52 AM
The entire misono swed line is pretty cheap at JCK, im guessing they dropped their prices with the most recent restock. I'm thinking about getting a petty, only $85!

Does anyone have an idea why there is such a price jump from the SS 210mm to the SS 240mm?

stevenStefano
05-10-2013, 09:53 AM
can you link the watanabes i cant find them

Here (http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/pro/index.htm) or here (http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/pro/pro.htm)

knyfeknerd
05-10-2013, 10:21 AM
I was originally worried at the title of this thread because my wife's name is Jen!

Seth
05-10-2013, 11:01 AM
I was originally worried at the title of this thread because my wife's name is Jen!

....my same auto response...***, why is op talking about Jen. Ha

labor of love
05-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Here (http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/pro/index.htm) or here (http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/pro/pro.htm)

I hope I'm not getting too often topic here but do you know if that price includes a burnt chestnut handle? Is the kurouchi finish the only the difference between the korouchi and regular gyutos? Sorry that website is a little confusing.

stevenStefano
05-10-2013, 12:23 PM
I hope I'm not getting too often topic here but do you know if that price includes a burnt chestnut handle? Is the kurouchi finish the only the difference between the korouchi and regular gyutos? Sorry that website is a little confusing.

Pretty sure you have to pay extra, I did when I got my 240 a few years ago, it cost me about $40 I believe. I think on some of the smaller ones the burnt chestnut handle is standard but not the bigger ones. I have read good things about the keyaki octagon handles but they're like $80 more than the ho. Pretty sure the KU finish is the only difference between it and the regular gyutos, it's cool that he charges less for the KU knives. You can get them engraved as well for just a few dollars. Pretty sure they're all blue steel unless it says otherwise

I'm probably gonna buy a new car soon but if I wasn't I think I'd get something from him

labor of love
05-10-2013, 01:12 PM
Does anyone have an idea why there is such a price jump from the SS 210mm to the SS 240mm?

The added cost of the dragon? I'm guessing.

The Anti-Chrysler
05-10-2013, 02:56 PM
Japan is printing money even faster and harder than the Fed is here. I think that the yen will fall a lot further but the dollar will too so you may not notice much more buying potential.

Yup. There's a full-tilt currency war a-brewin'.

rdm_magic
05-11-2013, 08:00 AM
The added cost of the dragon? I'm guessing.

50 bucks for the dragon..

labor of love
05-15-2013, 09:24 PM
bump!
anybody looking for a good deal on a 150mm petty, stainless clad white steel (Nashiji)? this one is right around $71! not bad at all for Fujiwara Teruyasu Nashiji
http://www.teruyasu.jp/en/products/petit.html

Von blewitt
05-15-2013, 09:34 PM
bump!
anybody looking for a good deal on a 150mm petty, stainless clad white steel (Nashiji)? this one is right around $71! not bad at all for Fujiwara Teruyasu Nashiji
http://www.teruyasu.jp/en/products/petit.html

Also not sure if it was a fluke, but I was not charged for shipping and also was given a cool Fujiwara Teruyasu tea towell

labor of love
05-15-2013, 09:38 PM
von blewitt, you sold me with the tea towel, haha. im pulling the trigger on either this or a misono swed petty tonight....