View Full Version : FS Shigefusa gyuto kasumi 225mm

05-25-2011, 11:35 PM
I hate to do this, but here it goes: I had ordered this knife from So about 2 1/2 years ago, and after I had given up on it already, So notified me a few weeks ago that it has arrived. Unfortunately, this is the worst moment for me to buy a knife since I have a hole bunch of financial commitments this summer (and a car that may fall apart any minute), so I wanted to see if anybody is interested in it. If not, I'll just take it.

It's a 225mm kasumi wa gyuto. The knife currently is still with So, but I can ask for him to EMS it over anytime. The knife comes without a handle, but there are solutions for that... The knife cost me around $400. That would also be the cost for you as it is (i.e. No handle). For $500 you will get it with one of the off-the-shelf handles that I made for Dave, $550 with a custom handle.

To be honest, I am not quite up to date on the Shigefusa prices, if this is totally off or if you are interested, please let me know by PM.


Dave Martell
05-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Stefan, I moved this over here since this is a personal sale, hope this is OK with you.

Marko Tsourkan
05-26-2011, 01:50 AM
your pricing is about right. 240mm at JWW costs $430.


05-26-2011, 01:54 AM
I'm pretty sure JWW doesn't have them in stock though, so it'll be a 2 year wait at that price.

Marko Tsourkan
05-26-2011, 02:06 AM
225mm is a special order.

05-26-2011, 10:57 AM

Are the dimensions, e.g. thickness, height, shape, different from the standard 240 Shigefusa wa-gyuto?

Marko Tsourkan
05-26-2011, 12:35 PM
I will try to answer this for Stefan, as I have some experience with both standard and custom orders. I had one 225mm custom that I didn't specify thickness and and dimentions were the following:
Height - 50mm
Lenght (tip to handle) - 250mm
Cutting edge - 230mm
Thickness (over heel) - 3mm
Middle spine - 1.4mm
.5" from the tip - .4mm

Standard 240mm gyuto
Height - 58mm
Length (tip to handle) - 258mm
Cutting edge - 240mm
Thickness (over heel) - 3mm
Middle spine - 1.6mm
.5" from the tip - .6mm

Some standard kitaeji 240mm gyuto are thinner than custom thickness 240mm gyuto. It's ground by hand, so there will be some variation and required thickness will be approximate.


05-26-2011, 12:57 PM
Wow, glad you finally got your knife from So. Took a long while.

I remember you put in order after I got my Shigefusa from So. Sucks that it took so long. Did So raise the price he quoted you two years ago?


05-26-2011, 01:51 PM
I'm still wondering why it took you 2,5 years to get that. Btw, I like my 225mm custom gyutou, I found it to be my perfect length for a gyutou in a slightly smaller kitchen, it's still long enough to slice a certain things also.

05-26-2011, 04:09 PM
Stefan ordered a few month after I ordered my kitaeji. I got it in August/September 2008, about 3.5 months later. I was suprised by how fast it was. I guess the flood came afterward. Anyway, don't feel bad. The shigefusa hadn't been with me much of the 3 year period anyway.

05-26-2011, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the details, Marko. I don't know why it took so long either. My Carter IP is also 225mm, so I am well covered in that length and that helps letting it go to someone else - if there is some interest. I agree, 225 is a nice length, I use that or even a 210 very often.


05-30-2011, 01:47 PM
Stefan...I would possibly be interested in this knife with a custom Koa handle. I am over on Maui. Please PM me with information if this knife is still available.

05-30-2011, 02:40 PM
This one is pending for now, still discussing details. Thanks!