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bishamon
09-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Here is an interesting one that is almost never seen outside Japan, an Ichimonji 270mm hamokiri in Blue#2 steel. It is from their montanren line, the highest non-honyaki series, and is very impressive to see. Although made to prepare eel and cut through thin bones in the fish, I find it can also be used as a long usuba with practice (I've seen Rokusaburo Michiba do katsuramuki with one). The blade height and thickness are only about 0.5mm thicker than my 210mm usuba.
I bought it direct from Ichimonji 3 years ago, but have only used it a few times and have not sharpened it. Condition is new. The prices for these are usually astronomical (go take a look at Ichimonji or Konosuke), but I'll offer this rare knife for what I paid back before the steel went up and the dollar tanked (almost half current price).
Hamokiri - $375 shipped CONUS

The next knife is a 180mm Monzaburo honkasumi blue#2 mukimono. It is in very good condition, and has a patina on both sides. The handle is half octagon/half round (see picture).
Mukimono - $130 shipped CONUS

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Hamo--
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Mukimono--
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jm2hill
09-09-2011, 09:50 PM
Both Knives are beautiful. Wish it made sense for me to get the mukimono but I think she would be just a looker in the collection!

Dave Martell
09-09-2011, 10:13 PM
That hamokiri is such a deal and such a sweet looking knife.

Vertigo
09-09-2011, 11:10 PM
So tempted on the mukimono .. though I have absolutely no idea what I'd do with it.

ecchef
09-10-2011, 12:26 AM
Garlic katsuramuki? :)

Dave Martell
09-10-2011, 01:00 AM
I tell you that if money was no object I'd buy that hamokiri in a split second - just so bad ass!

orange
09-10-2011, 01:22 AM
I tell you that if money was no object I'd buy that hamokiri in a split second - just so bad ass!

sounds like someone needs to save you!! :tooth:

bishamon
09-10-2011, 02:33 AM
Garlic katsuramuki? :)
Grapes, mostly...

bishamon
09-10-2011, 04:13 AM
That hamokiri is such a deal and such a sweet looking knife.

I really do a community service with some of my sale prices I think, lol. But hopefully they go to people that use them more than I get to.

bishamon
09-10-2011, 04:52 AM
Hamokiri sold...

Justin0505
09-14-2011, 05:24 AM
Hamokiri sold...

DAMN! Found this thread just a little too late... that's what I get for not convulsively stalking this section for a few days. Man, that's a awesome knife at an amazing price... congrats to someone!

bishamon
09-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Mukimono to $110

bishamon
09-25-2011, 05:31 AM
Mukimono to an even $100

jm2hill
09-25-2011, 05:40 AM
so tempted on that Mukimono. If no one picks it up I know I will then, you'll have to tell me how I can use it! :)

evanjohnson
09-25-2011, 09:24 AM
Mukimono to an even $100

I'll take the muki. PM sent.

wenus2
09-25-2011, 03:54 PM
If he doesn't take it, I will.

bishamon
09-25-2011, 05:49 PM
Muki sold.

evanjohnson
10-01-2011, 03:42 PM
Muki received- safe and sound. Thanks.

wenus2
10-01-2011, 11:38 PM
Lemme know if it doesn't end up to your liking, I'd get a kick out of playing around with it.