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bishamon
07-09-2011, 01:13 AM
Testing the waters with this one. A very nice 300mm Watanabe kintaroame blue yanagiba with saya and a custom handle by Stefan. Polished face. The handle fits it well, and is not too small unlike many handles that come with these knives. It is made of african blackwood with blue boxelder spacers.
Been used a few times, but I have been going for longer sashimi knives in the last year or so. Needs to be used more than I do.

This is a special knife I got years ago, before the yen to dollar explosion and several steel price increases. Now the knife would be about $1000 without the handle.

$750 shipped CONUS

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Dave Martell
07-09-2011, 11:49 AM
Very few knives stick out in my mind as memorable but this is one of them. I not only recall doing the rehandle on this but also remember taking pictures of the blade (not the handle) when I had it in for the work. The knife is drop dead gorgeous, definitely one of the finer examples of Watanabe's work that I've seen. Of course Stefan's handle would be no slouch either it's just that this blade is spectacular. Nathan, wasn't it like 4+ years ago I saw this?

apicius9
07-09-2011, 01:18 PM
I keep coming back to look at it myself - and really for the blade ;) It's gorgeous, I wish I had a budget for something in this range.

Stefan

SpikeC
07-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Boy howdy that is a beaut!!

mano
07-09-2011, 02:32 PM
Very few knives stick out in my mind as memorable but ...

...one of them was mine! :sofa:

SpikeC
07-09-2011, 02:47 PM
That handle is really elegant, as well!

EdipisReks
07-09-2011, 05:29 PM
that's gorgeous.

Pensacola Tiger
07-09-2011, 05:37 PM
Absolutely stunning!

Dave Martell
07-09-2011, 05:39 PM
...one of them was mine! :sofa:

Well yeah some stand out for other reasons too. LOL :D

bishamon
07-09-2011, 08:19 PM
Nathan, wasn't it like 4+ years ago I saw this?
Ya I think it might have been.
I guess if it doesn't sell, I can accept that :)

Dave Martell
07-09-2011, 11:27 PM
It looks pretty good still, I'm guessing that you keep good care of your knives.

bishamon
07-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Ya, since I don't work in a restaurant, I dry them like constantly with use, and oil them every day if I use them and they are carbon steel.

bishamon
07-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Moar pics.

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bishamon
07-10-2011, 09:47 PM
The payment, it is pending.

chazmtb
07-10-2011, 11:57 PM
Congratulation to the buyer. I don't think I can ever sell mine with the Stefan handle.

Dave Martell
07-11-2011, 12:27 AM
Congratulation to the buyer. I don't think I can ever sell mine with the Stefan handle.


Your's is another knife that stands out to me - stellar!

bishamon
07-11-2011, 08:21 AM
A little sad, the bottom line is this knife needs to be used more.

bishamon
07-11-2011, 05:34 PM
SOLD