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Aphex
09-10-2011, 12:04 AM
And i thought Kramers were going for crazy money. This one took my breath away.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-natural-whetstone-monster-Too-big-KARASU-Namazu-4565-/160649657757?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2567773d9d

Dave Martell
09-10-2011, 12:58 AM
That would sure make a hell of a lot of fingerstones

ecchef
09-10-2011, 01:33 AM
Nah...that's a typo. It's 20,000 yen! :razz:

jmforge
09-10-2011, 02:10 AM
I have heard of some high grade sword polishing stones going for as much as $3-4K, but not $20K.

Chef Niloc
09-10-2011, 02:34 AM
Make a cool end table
Or a good head stone for a knife nut

DrNaka
09-10-2011, 03:00 AM
The most expensive stone I saw was 5,000,000JPY.

The most expensive stone I had a try to sharpen was a 200,000JPY a big egg color Nakayama stone.
It had a very nice sharpening feeling.

So that 20k is much cheaper.
If it is worth that money I do not know. You must try it before you buy.

Eamon Burke
09-10-2011, 09:29 AM
Or a good head stone for a knife nut

That'd be badass. Flatten the top, put a little chair next to it, so people can sharpen on your grave.

Chef Niloc
09-10-2011, 10:00 AM
That'd be badass. Flatten the top, put a little chair next to it, so people can sharpen on your grave.
This is sounding better and better. Head stone can run 10-20 k and that's at today's prices. My fiancÚ being in the bizz would understand " proper funeral planning" I could then buy the stone and use it till I die having saved on all those inflationary dollars. That way maybe some of you knife nuts would visit my grave. Think of it,


boy I'd like to try/see what using a 20k j-nat is like, I got let's go visit chef Niloc's grave
it could be like a be like a pilgrimage.

Mike
09-10-2011, 11:37 AM
This is sounding better and better. Head stone can run 10-20 k and that's at today's prices. My fiancÚ being in the bizz would understand " proper funeral planning" I could then buy the stone and use it till I die having saved on all those inflationary dollars. That way maybe some of you knife nuts would visit my grave. Think of it,


it could be like a be like a pilgrimage.

When I frequented the board more often, this would have sounded like a great plan... having cut back on indulging my knife nut desire to read every thread.... well it sounds a bit "crazy," and "cult-like." :happy2::eek2:

goodchef1
09-10-2011, 01:46 PM
how do they price these naturals? is it supply and demand, or is it the value of the sum of its parts.

ptolemy
09-10-2011, 04:04 PM
how do they price these naturals? is it supply and demand, or is it the value of the sum of its parts.


I think so. I suspect the reason this is so expensive is due to it's size.

Eamon Burke
09-11-2011, 12:04 AM
This is sounding better and better. Head stone can run 10-20 k and that's at today's prices. My fiancÚ being in the bizz would understand " proper funeral planning" I could then buy the stone and use it till I die having saved on all those inflationary dollars. That way maybe some of you knife nuts would visit my grave. Think of it,


it could be like a be like a pilgrimage.


It'd be on my NY state "to-do list". Just do it soon, I don't want to have to whack a guy just to check out what kind of kasumi this things got. :rofl:

Jim
09-11-2011, 12:09 AM
With Iyo Nagura slurry! The first, Cutting speed is felt so rich.
And the tenacity of slurry is also very rich. This is one of famous feature of Iyo.
Next, the grit of slurry are shrunken as long as sharpened!!
In the same time, cutting speed progressively decelerated.
Blackish iron is suspend in the slurry very well!!!
At last, appeared funny mist and haze.
Even if Iyo was applied, the grit rose up!! What a amazing!!
Much skill is necessary to rise up the grit of slurry.
But, everyone can enjoy the help of slurry!!! Don't mind.


Sounds like a winner!

Eamon Burke
09-11-2011, 01:18 AM
Much skill is necessary to rise up the grit of slurry.

I'm putting that on my wall.

mainaman
09-11-2011, 01:31 AM
how do they price these naturals? is it supply and demand, or is it the value of the sum of its parts.

it is size, quality of the stone such as fineness speed of abrasion, uniformity. Then Karasu featured stones are very expensive, because it is a rare feature.
This particular one is 9lb, and if it is all the way uniform I see the price justified. The seller however has a very spotty rep so I do not believe that stone is worth the money based on the pics provided.

bieniek
09-11-2011, 09:22 AM
I dont think specialist sword polisher would buy his stones off ebay.

So for me the seller is just taking his chance on getting rich kid buying it for any reason.

Never-ever-ever

Tristan
09-11-2011, 10:11 PM
At least these things have functional value... if you guys spend some time on the pricescope forums and see how much people pay for rocks there... jnats seem like a great deal.

Its a good place to hangout for a day or two prior to buying a custom knife or a jnat... it makes the expense seem more reasonable. If I hang out there for a few more months, a Kramer may make sense...