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bishamon
10-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Here are two very nice knives. The lobster splitter is made of virgin carbon steel by Gotham Rheingold in the first half of the 20th century. It's blade is massive, with a 10.25" cutting edge (260mm) and a full tang that is 5mm thick (the nose tapers a bit thinner, and it can be used for more than just heavy work).
It has one of the coolest handles I have ever seen on a western knife, and certainly an old knife: a beautiful lined rosewood deal with brass and steel bird's eye rivets. It is very comfortable to hold and solid as a rock (see pictures). The condition is great overall for the age, and the bevel work was touched up by Dave, so it's flawless there. Could be used like a western deba, too (but tougher). Weighs over a lb. This is a really special knife and unique for its kind.
Lobster splitter $110 shipped CONUS

The next one is a 225mm Watanabe katsuo bocho in blue steel. It is in excellent condition. This is a double bevel knife for breaking down fish (specifically katsuo/skipjack) with an angled nose used to cut out hard dorsal fins by flipping it over. See a video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCAqYrCaupk
It can also work on other fish of course, and has a spine thickness similar to a Watanabe gyuto (a little thicker toward the nose). A really interesting knife we don't see a lot over here.
Katsuo $180 shipped

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zitangy
10-07-2011, 03:36 PM
Hi,
pm for the lobster killer sent.
rgds

bishamon
10-07-2011, 07:30 PM
Robster splitter sold locally

Justin0505
10-08-2011, 01:56 AM
another great deal on that lobster splitter: one not nearly as nice is on ebay right now for almost $200
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERB-Vintage-RHEINGOLD-Lobster-Splitter-Chefs-Knife-/290550768335?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a62ce2cf#ht_7331wt_1163

bishamon
06-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Splitter sold a long time ago, but the katsuo is still available, $165 shipped conus.

Vertigo
06-02-2012, 11:09 PM
Interested in a trade for the katsuo? I'm broke as all ******* hell right now, but I *do* have a 3 year old cat with some sort of mental disability. She's cute but she makes terrible noises with her mouth thing. Straight across the board, no returns either way. I'll even throw in about six months worth of cat food.

El Pescador
06-02-2012, 11:47 PM
Interested in a trade for the katsuo? I'm broke as all ******* hell right now, but I *do* have a 3 year old cat with some sort of mental disability. She's cute but she makes terrible noises with her mouth thing. Straight across the board, no returns either way. I'll even throw in about six months worth of cat food.

Are you drunk again Mr. Lahey?

Deckhand
06-02-2012, 11:53 PM
Damn! Damn! Nice lobster splitter.

Johnny.B.Good
06-03-2012, 12:00 AM
Interested in a trade for the katsuo? I'm broke as all ******* hell right now, but I *do* have a 3 year old cat with some sort of mental disability. She's cute but she makes terrible noises with her mouth thing. Straight across the board, no returns either way. I'll even throw in about six months worth of cat food.

:rofl:

zitangy
06-03-2012, 02:41 AM
pm sent

rgds
David

bishamon
06-03-2012, 07:11 PM
I don't deal in cats anymore. Not after the incident.

bishamon
06-04-2012, 12:48 AM
pm sent

rgds
David
Your inbox is full.

zitangy
06-04-2012, 08:59 AM
My sincere apologies..

rectified and pay paled..

rgds d