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JBroida
10-19-2011, 05:40 PM
Our something special is finally up for sale... check it out here:
Tsukasa 300mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Yanagiba (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives/hinoura/tsukasa-300mm-white-steel-enryu-kurouchi-damascus-yanagiba.html)

We also have some other knives (made by Hinoura-san and his son)... you can find them here:
Hinoura Knives (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives/hinoura.html)

Anyways, back to the yanagiba... we ordered this knife over a year ago, when we first met Hinoura-san and his son. This year, when we visited him again, he had the knife finally ready for us. He told us he made it a few times until he was happy with it. We've only got one of them, so once its gone, its gone. So, without further adieu, here are some pictures:

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Peco
10-19-2011, 05:48 PM
A work of art!!!

Andrew H
10-19-2011, 05:57 PM
Wow.

DwarvenChef
10-19-2011, 07:53 PM
Jon... I hate you... just saying... (wheres that darn CC...)

I just love that knife and I'm not a damascus fan... if cash was not an issue that puppy would be sold... and if I didn't think my wife would shoot me... I'd buy it anyway...

EdipisReks
10-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Wow.

no kidding.

Eamon Burke
10-19-2011, 08:12 PM
:wow:

tgraypots
10-19-2011, 10:11 PM
That takes craftsmanship to a whole 'nother level. Do knifemakers in Japan ever become Living National Treasures?

JBroida
10-19-2011, 10:35 PM
nope... national living treasure is more of a sword maker pottery etc. thing

Eamon Burke
10-19-2011, 11:07 PM
Soooooo, one of those pics may or may not be my wallpaper on my phone. :drool:

JBroida
10-19-2011, 11:23 PM
haha... i demand royalties :p

obtuse
10-19-2011, 11:23 PM
That is a true work of art. I hope it finds a happy home.

mr drinky
10-19-2011, 11:26 PM
I felt like I cheated on my wife when I saw that knife. Jon's the Larry Flint of the knife interwebs.

k.

Dave Martell
10-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Oh SWEET Mama!! :drool:

MadMel
10-19-2011, 11:46 PM
I'll be putting in an order if I strike the lottery tonight...

cnochef
10-20-2011, 03:05 PM
That is amazing. If I was into yanagibas, I would begin selling my possessions until I had enough dough to buy it. Luckily for my wallet, they're not my thing.

Vertigo
10-20-2011, 06:58 PM
I tried to buy that knife but PayPal kept refusing the transaction, giving some strange error message about me being a broke fry cook. Then it laughed at me and arbitrarily froze my account so I can't buy cigarettes.

The hekler
10-20-2011, 08:39 PM
If you took payment in the form of one of my kidneys we might be able to work something out, unfortunately paypal doesn't deal in human organs.

DwarvenChef
10-21-2011, 12:43 AM
I tried to buy that knife but PayPal kept refusing the transaction, giving some strange error message about me being a broke fry cook. Then it laughed at me and arbitrarily froze my account so I can't buy cigarettes.

LOL Love it :)

The Edge
10-21-2011, 04:16 PM
I would love that knife, any way we can work out a layaway plan???? Should only take me about 2 years to safely afford it, but it would be worth the wait! That knife is absolutely stunning!!

echerub
10-21-2011, 04:23 PM
I am so very glad that, as kickassingly beautiful as that knife is, I do not hear the siren call. That's not to say Jon doesn't have something else to dangle in front of me and my wallet ;)

Love the visual texture and sheer coolness of this particular knife though!

ecchef
10-21-2011, 08:59 PM
I felt like I cheated on my wife when I saw that knife. Jon's the Larry Flint of the knife interwebs.

k.

:lmao:

Wagstaff
10-22-2011, 12:19 AM
That is stunning beauty indeed, Jon! Wowwwwwwwwww...

tweyland
10-23-2011, 02:39 AM
I was lucky enough to see this one in person, and it is extraordinary. Truly.

~Tad