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bishamon
08-03-2011, 04:59 PM
This is the last one, honestly :angel2:. Sorry for cluttering up the forum, lol. But hey, lots of good knife pictures.

The first one is a custom 330mm Suisin Dreamcraft kensaki yanagi in special white steel. It has a mirror finish above the shinogi line, and the yew handle with two horn ferrules. Has a saya. Great condition.
The blade was forged by Togashi Kenji, and is made of what they called shironiko A - basically a White2 steel with more carbon content than normal White2 but less than White1 (so it's like white#1.5?). It gets very sharp, much like white1. I have used it, but not hard. It has some nice blue iridescent patina below the shinogi line.
I ordered this one direct from Suisin.
Kensaki yanagi - $599 shipped CONUS

The next knife is a Suisin 210mm wa-petty (INOX honyaki line) with saya. I used it to finish melons and pineapple since it's thin and maneuverable but still long. Almost a sujihiki. Very light.
Petty - $140 shipped CONUS

The last is a 270mm TKC gyuto. It's the mystery steel that won people over for years, in a good length. It's semi-stainless so there is some coloration as you can see below, but no strong patina. The spine and handle has been rounded so it is very comfortable. Good condition.
Gyuto - $160 shipped CONUS

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bprescot
08-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Petty! Petty petty! PEEEETTTTYYYYY!!!

apicius9
08-03-2011, 05:41 PM
Petty! Petty petty! PEEEETTTTYYYYY!!!

Someone is getting excited... :D

Stefan

bprescot
08-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Squeaky wheel gets the petty, right? :wink:

chazmtb
08-03-2011, 07:39 PM
Gosh Nathan, where were you two weeks ago. The money I just spent would have went to you.

bishamon
08-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Ya, I've gotten like 3 requests about the petty, but the other ones will likely be sitting around for a while.
There's a sujihiki and mioroshi still available, too, yall, haha.

ecchef
08-03-2011, 09:29 PM
Man, Nathan....if you would take installments on that Dreamcraft.....:O

bishamon
08-03-2011, 11:24 PM
Petty sold. Yanagi and TKC still available.

chazmtb
08-04-2011, 12:04 AM
This is the best gyuto for the money. Ichimonji's quality is great and so is the fit and finish. I am contemplating getting this, even though I have the same exact knife, other than a custom handle and a reprofiled choi. Forget all the other flavor of the month gyuto. This is the best thing, even for some gyutos north of $500. Someone gotta pick it up for this price.

bishamon
08-04-2011, 01:04 AM
I say you do it...

Vertigo
08-04-2011, 01:08 AM
Finger .. on .. trigger .. must ... resist ...

bishamon
08-04-2011, 01:16 AM
Self denial is self destructive!

wenus2
08-04-2011, 02:10 AM
Awe dang, I been eyeing a stainless 210 petty for a while. too slow!

That's a good deal on the gyuto especially considering the sharp edges are gone and the edge has no doubt been seen to.

And that Dreamcraft is stunning, I wish I had a use in the world for it.
I know you have a handful of nice yanagi this size, but it still saddens me when somebody parts with a beauty like this.

RRLOVER
08-04-2011, 08:22 PM
This is the best gyuto for the money. Ichimonji's quality is great and so is the fit and finish. I am contemplating getting this, even though I have the same exact knife, other than a custom handle and a reprofiled choi. Forget all the other flavor of the month gyuto. This is the best thing, even for some gyutos north of $500. Someone gotta pick it up for this price.

:word:

bishamon
08-05-2011, 08:14 AM
TKC gyuto still here, Yanagi still here. More pictures by request.

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bishamon
08-06-2011, 10:30 PM
I forgot, the yanagi also has a fancy wooden box. Ooooooh.

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echerub
08-07-2011, 12:35 AM
Damn it, the box just might push me over the edge! ;)

Still mulling, still hoping someone will remove the temptation.

Vertigo
08-07-2011, 12:38 AM
Me too. Someone needs to buy that TKC before I do. Please, help me out here.

chazmtb
08-07-2011, 01:23 AM
Go for it. Best practical knife period.

bishamon
08-07-2011, 01:26 AM
Ya, I've had a couple people say they are interested in the TKC in PM, but when I respond I've heard nothing back.

cnochef
08-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Ya, I've had a couple people say they are interested in the TKC in PM, but when I respond I've heard nothing back.

Now you have, PayPal sent. Thanks, Lyle!

chazmtb
08-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Oh finally,
Hate to see one of those sit on the for sale longer than it needs to be.

cnochef
08-07-2011, 04:26 PM
Oh finally,
Hate to see one of those sit on the for sale longer than it needs to be.

I just saw it for sale late last night, otherwise it wouldn't have lastest this long. I have the 240 from the KF group buy last year, it was my first serious knife and it's still sharp while many others I've bought since then have dulled. I love these knifes and I'm thrilled to get the 270.

bishamon
08-08-2011, 12:28 AM
TKC sold. Yanagi still here. ~$200 less than what it would cost new.

Vertigo
08-08-2011, 12:32 AM
Damnit! Lol.

apicius9
08-08-2011, 12:56 AM
How much is that in handles? :)

Stefan

bishamon
08-09-2011, 01:43 AM
Want to move this yanagi - will take $550 immediately or consider a couple payments on layaway for $600.

bishamon
08-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Yanagi SOLD.

Wagstaff
08-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Glad that's sold -- I have no real skill or use for a Yanagi, but those Suisin Dreamcraft knives in general are awfully beautiful, and maybe Yanagis in particular.

cnochef
08-22-2011, 04:05 PM
bishamon, I received my 270mm TKC gyuto today. Thanks for the great packing job, it arrived in excellent condition. The knife itself is exactly as you promised and I can't wait to use it.