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Iceman91
09-16-2011, 12:11 PM
Michael Rader 240mm Wa-Gyuto. This knife is lightly used, sharpened once. Great looking wood on this one and it performs great. Asking $450 OBO.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555800@N08/6152681199/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555800@N08/6152681255/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555800@N08/6152681229/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555800@N08/6152681167/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555800@N08/6152681327/in/photostream/

Iceman91
09-16-2011, 12:11 PM
Here is another one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555800@N08/5961021805/in/photostream/

Michael Rader
09-16-2011, 08:18 PM
Just a note: I offer lifetime FREE sharpening on all my knives regardless of whether you are the original buyer or not. Some of the guys who sell knives for me don't advertise that because they offer sharpening services themselves, but I just wanted you to know.

Let me know when you become the new owner and I'll let you know where to send it for a touch-up. Thanks.

-M

Lefty
09-16-2011, 08:21 PM
I must admit, I'm surprised to see this up.

ptolemy
09-16-2011, 10:16 PM
This is like a work of art. Stunning!

Salty dog
09-16-2011, 10:50 PM
I'm not a mustard guy otherwise......

Lefty
09-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Just use CO2, Salty!

Marko Tsourkan
09-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Should be easier to remove mustard patina than polish Masamoto.

Lefty
09-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Yeah, in all seriousness, I'd use baking soda on it if it bugged you. I was kidding about Co2....

Salty dog
09-17-2011, 10:42 AM
Should be easier to remove mustard patina than polish Masamoto.

true nuf

EdipisReks
09-17-2011, 10:51 PM
if i hadn't just bought (and received) a kitaeji yoshikane v2, i'd be all over this. beautiful knife.

Iceman91
09-18-2011, 09:16 PM
It really is a great looking knife, the handle is better in person. Fit and finish on this thing is literally flawless.

Mike

Cadillac J
09-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Just curious, why are you deciding to sell it?

Iceman91
09-22-2011, 12:30 PM
Price drop to $425.

Chef Niloc
09-24-2011, 03:24 AM
Is this one of the mid-tec's

so_sleepy
09-24-2011, 04:52 AM
Is this one of the mid-tec's

Yes, here's a thread that has some more detail about them
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php?1697-quot-Semi-Custom-quot-Raders-now-available

Iceman91
09-24-2011, 11:33 AM
Yes Rader calls these "semi-customs". This one is part of the first batch of 5 so all the work was done in house on this knife.

Mike

add
09-24-2011, 12:22 PM
Classic profile.

Man, that is really a nice looking piece.

Michael Rader
09-24-2011, 12:45 PM
That's correct. All the work was done in-shop on these first five. My plan is to eventually turn this line into a mid-tech by having the profiles water-jet cut and commercially heat-treated. And this handle design is only one of five, as I have changed it to an easier to make version. That angled groove was very difficult to get evenly centered in the handle, so for those reasons, this knife really underpriced as it is, so be sure to snatch it up.

-M

Iceman91
09-24-2011, 01:45 PM
Thanks for clarifying Michael, I am shocked that it is still available considering how fast they sold out.

Mike

kalaeb
09-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Perhaps the problem is that everyone that is thinking about buying is already on Michael's list for a custom.

This is one that I would definately snag save for the above mentioned.:D

Iceman91
09-26-2011, 11:28 AM
I think someone should buy it to use while they wait for their custom! haha

Ucmd
09-28-2011, 10:39 PM
Is this still available?

Iceman91
09-29-2011, 05:26 PM
Sold pending funds

Andrew H
09-29-2011, 07:13 PM
About time.

Iceman91
09-29-2011, 08:36 PM
About time.

I couldn't agree more.

bprescot
10-07-2011, 06:40 PM
Knife arrived safe and sound and it is absolutely stunning with great shape and geometry. This guy is going to hang around for a while!

Iceman91
10-08-2011, 11:09 AM
Hey Ben! Glad you got it and am glad you like it. It really feels great in your hand, great balance.

Mike

Michael Rader
10-08-2011, 11:49 AM
Very good, Ben. Thanks.

-M

Pensacola Tiger
10-08-2011, 04:33 PM
Knife arrived safe and sound and it is absolutely stunning with great shape and geometry. This guy is going to hang around for a while!

Nice score, Ben!

bprescot
10-08-2011, 10:21 PM
:D :D

So the wife is feeling a bit under the weather so I made a nice fresh soup for her using this guy. Lots of slicing and dicing (for a home cook that is). Long story short, it handles like an absolute dream. I've had a few new knives recently and they all take a bit of getting used to. Not this guy though. It just feels like I've been using it for years. If the other four first prototypes ever surface on the market, I highly recommend you guys pick one up. But this one, well, this one is off the market for good! You can pry it from my cold dead hands! :wink:

DAMN fine knife Michael. :thumbsup:

Michael Rader
10-09-2011, 12:17 AM
That's awesome, but my price just went up because you like it so well and you now owe me $600...

Didn't he mention that...? Or did I forget to put that in the fine print...? D@mn!!!

:-)

Glad it's working well for ya. -M

Hermes7792
10-09-2011, 01:03 AM
nice looking knife!

bprescot
10-09-2011, 02:18 PM
That's awesome, but my price just went up because you like it so well and you now owe me $600...

No problem! I'll just apply that to the $650 fee for my awesome word of mouth advertising for you and ... done! Oh and don't worry about that left over $50 from my fee. I'm willing to wave it cuz of how awesome the knife is!! :wink:

Michael Rader
10-09-2011, 07:38 PM
DOH!!!!

-M