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chinacats
06-08-2013, 02:14 AM
Greetings:

Up for sale is a fairly new Heiji Semi-Stainless knife. This knife is straight from Nakaya Heiji and has a burnt chestnut handle. It measures ~280 x ~50mm. Knife has a fresh edge put on by Jon at Japanese Knife Imports (this is not a Gesshin Heiji). This is an incredible cutter. Priced at $450 which includes insured shipping in CONUS.

Cheers!

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P6070420_zpsd11c65cf.jpg

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P6070409_zps64da9ad2.jpg

pete84
06-08-2013, 03:24 AM
Pm sent sir

chinacats
06-08-2013, 05:00 AM
SPF!

pete84
06-08-2013, 01:42 PM
Spoke too soon, sorry!

Really really want to try a heiji ever since visiting JKI, but this will have to wait. Dang it.

Glws!

chinacats
06-08-2013, 10:22 PM
Looks like this is back on the market! $440

K-Fed
06-09-2013, 12:25 AM
That heiji looks killer. Awesome profile. If I wasn't in the process of paying for my mike Davis suji this would be mine. Glws though I don't think you'll need it

turbochef422
06-09-2013, 02:32 AM
What is the difference between this and the gesshin heiji besides where I would buy it?

Crothcipt
06-09-2013, 04:00 AM
I would say different steel, and different profile from what John wants for the Gesshin series.

cclin
06-09-2013, 04:22 AM
I would say different steel, and different profile from what John wants for the Gesshin series.
this is Nakayaheiji reply my e-mail about his semi-stainless steel:
"Hello, Mr. Charles. Thank you for your Email. I only make one semi-stainless steel, My stainless steel is the original material. So the detail is secret, sorry."
I remember Jon said Gesshin Heiji series has better quality control & detail!

ms4awd
06-09-2013, 07:05 AM
I have gotten some knives directly from nakaya heiji through another source before JKi carried them. I think when Jon states better quality control and detail its probably just better fit and finish and forging the blades to what Jon(jki) probably feels is a better profile or grind. I have no experience with a gesshin heiji so i cannot comment on the profile or grind. But from detailed pics i have seen the ones jon gets the polished areas like the choil and spine are smoother, more completely polished, the single bevel i got, the choil was smoothed out and polished but there were still some area not completety polished doesnt affect performance at all and i just accepted it as part of the character of heiji knives since they are very rustic in design. Also the tang hole of the handle had some gaps to it where it wasnt filled enough. The edge on mine was razor sharp out of the box but very thin and brittle. I tried to see if i could use to filet live eel and proceeded to use it like my unagisaki and ended up with a couple chips, nothing that sharpening and putting a koba wont take care of. Maybe Jon can clarify.

ms4awd
06-09-2013, 07:08 AM
i was also told at the time when i ordered that Heiji is like shigefusa in that they will only use the steels they like or excel at forging and i believe thats swedish carbon and the semi-stainless. So i doubt the steels would be different.

EdipisReks
06-09-2013, 09:39 AM
I would say different steel, and different profile from what John wants for the Gesshin series.

No on the different steel, and not really on the profile. Slightly better fit and finish on the Gesshin, and more consistancy. I own both, and asked Jon about it.

Crothcipt
06-09-2013, 11:53 AM
Thx for the reply guys. I was just thinking out loud with what I had read about the series

chinacats
06-09-2013, 12:25 PM
Knife still available...440 shipped CONUS.

jared08
06-09-2013, 12:37 PM
will you consider trades?

chinacats
06-09-2013, 12:46 PM
will you consider trades?

I would, but this is going towards funding a couple of customs...thanks though.

Cheers!

chinacats
06-10-2013, 09:25 PM
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/P6100455_zpscdd86e29.jpg

Lefty
06-10-2013, 09:49 PM
God I want this.

JBroida
06-10-2013, 10:03 PM
i had fun sharpening it for what its worth ;)

chinacats
06-10-2013, 10:05 PM
It really is sick, and it does cut even better now than it did when I first got it, which is saying a whole lot for Jon's sharpening job.

chinacats
06-10-2013, 10:18 PM
SPF

EdipisReks
06-10-2013, 10:32 PM
SPF


lefty? Please say Lefty.

chinacats
06-10-2013, 10:34 PM
No, but he needs one too! And this one is a righty...

EdipisReks
06-10-2013, 10:40 PM
He will just have to conform.

Lefty
06-10-2013, 10:41 PM
Send me yours, Jacob! :D

EdipisReks
06-10-2013, 10:51 PM
Send me yours, Jacob! :D


Maybe after I redo it. :)

Lefty
06-10-2013, 10:54 PM
Deal!

EdipisReks
06-10-2013, 11:06 PM
I'll be in touch :)