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El Pescador
05-31-2012, 12:30 AM
Sorry about the crappy picks...more to follow tomorrow. Great knife. Blue #2 monosteel. This one is more biased for a righty than a lefty-thats why I'm selling it. Passing it on for what I paid, $300. Clean and well taken care of. Was recently sharpened by TK59. 754275437544

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 12:31 AM
BTW, saya fits poorly but is included in the sale.

Andrew H
05-31-2012, 12:32 AM
I love how "recently sharpened by TK59" is a selling point. :doublethumbsup:

Best of luck on the sale!

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 12:34 AM
Its a whole lot better than "recently sharpened by Pesky"!

labor of love
05-31-2012, 12:42 AM
i would be all over it if i wasnt a lefty too.

Vertigo
05-31-2012, 12:47 AM
Wicked blue patina there, Pesky. Lulz. :P

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 12:51 AM
Stupid iPad camera. It was supposed to make my photos better...obviously not the case!

add
05-31-2012, 12:59 AM
Stupid iPad camera. It was supposed to make my photos better...obviously not the case!

Don't despair... they could yet pass as production stills from The Blair Witch Project. :eek2:


Good luck on the sale!

Vertigo
05-31-2012, 01:02 AM
Is the Tapatio included in the sale? Because that's almost as good as the whole "TK sharpened it" thing.

sachem allison
05-31-2012, 01:17 AM
hey, you could use it on the raviolis.

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 10:33 AM
So I can't find my camera since I moved so I used my phone...pictures are still a lot better though.

tk59
05-31-2012, 01:00 PM
Actually, my four year old daughter practiced sharpening on it. I take zero responsibility for that edge. :groucho:

welshstar
05-31-2012, 01:55 PM
Hi

Do you have a close up pic of the spine and machi please

Alan

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 02:58 PM
Hey Alan!
I will be running around later but will try to shoot some pics of the spine and machi for you.

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 06:07 PM
This one is SPFs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

El Pescador
05-31-2012, 07:04 PM
Somebody decided that buying a knife wasn't as important as paying the rent.

This one is back on the market guys! Alan I'll get those pictures out to you later...

chinacats
05-31-2012, 08:15 PM
Somebody decided that buying a knife wasn't as important as paying the rent.


Must not be of their right mind!

Vertigo
05-31-2012, 08:34 PM
Must not be of their right mind!

Or they don't appreciate a good bottle of Tapatio.

knyfeknerd
05-31-2012, 08:40 PM
1st the 270 Suisin Inox Honyaki, now this. You guys are freakin' killing me!!! I'm a 270 kinda guy. I need some money to partake in all these fabulous deals. I still haven't had any takers on trades for Star Wars collectibles either. C'mon everybody should pick up another "collecting " hobby!

labor of love
06-02-2012, 10:53 PM
Somebody buy this knife already!

G-rat
06-03-2012, 01:04 AM
Man I kind wish I had the dough to buy this puppy back it served me real well and was my first gyuto. This one should go to a good home. Whoever gets it will be one happy person.

tk59
06-03-2012, 02:24 AM
I just realized it is a 270. How long is it heel to spine?

El Pescador
06-03-2012, 02:37 AM
Don't know-it's off to a foster home.

El Pescador
06-17-2012, 10:33 AM
This is back on the market.

NO ChoP!
06-17-2012, 12:00 PM
I would be all over this, but I'm a lefty, too. Would a strong left biased edge help, or is the grind too evident?

dmccurtis
06-17-2012, 03:39 PM
How tall is this one from spine to edge?

labor of love
06-17-2012, 05:22 PM
you cant look at saltys great mizuno patinas and not want one of the knives IMO

cookinstuff
06-17-2012, 10:51 PM
I have to say, my friend has a 270 akitada hontanren and it patinas super yellow and ugly, my mizuno honyaki blue dx patinas very blue and sexy, so don't go off Salty's mizuno patina, this will not get that patina. It is however well worth the 300$, I am debating this one myself. Funny thing though, my friend is a lefty and uses the mizuno no problem, its not right biased, whereas my mizuno is basically flat on the back, righty only. These knives seem very inconsistent from grind to handles, but I still like them alot. Must resist this knife.

BraisedorStewed
06-18-2012, 12:04 AM
What is the actual length along the edge? Also, is this the same as the Blue dx knives that salty loves?

tk59
06-18-2012, 12:13 AM
It runs long...prob over 250 mm, IIRC. Salty's knife is not the same but it is blue steel. It takes a nice edge and it definitely retains a working edge longer than white. +1 to cookin's comments. It's a nice performer.

BraisedorStewed
06-18-2012, 12:23 AM
Only 250mm even though its a 270? the discrepancy due to a wa-handle is that large? Thanks for the quick reply btw tk.

gamblerS4
06-18-2012, 12:43 AM
Only 250mm even though its a 270? the discrepancy due to a wa-handle is that large? Thanks for the quick reply btw tk.

I can't find the link that references this but, wa-handled knives are measured from handle to tip as opposed to western handled knives that are measured from the heal of the blade to the tip.

BraisedorStewed
06-18-2012, 01:08 AM
I can't find the link that references this but, wa-handled knives are measured from handle to tip as opposed to western handled knives that are measured from the heal of the blade to the tip.

I am aware of this, 20mm just seems like a large difference. The 2 wa handled knives I own are much closer to the stated length than that. In fact the Hiro 300 wa is 300mm along the edge.

GlassEye
06-18-2012, 01:32 AM
I am aware of this, 20mm just seems like a large difference. The 2 wa handled knives I own are much closer to the stated length than that. In fact the Hiro 300 wa is 300mm along the edge.

If the knife has machi, it is measured from handle to tip. Blades without machi are measured from heel to tip. But some makers measure differently, so there can be a bit of variation; 2cm seems quite reasonable for the handle to blade gap.

tk59
06-18-2012, 01:44 AM
I never measured it. I thought it was a 240 and I could tell it was longer than that. Perhaps it is a true 270. Sorry for the confusion.:stinker: Pesky will just have to measure it.

Salty dog
06-18-2012, 06:25 AM
Mizuno measures from the handle. The cutting edges on my 240s are all around 223 ish.

El Pescador
06-19-2012, 01:04 PM
I have to apologize for not answering the questions about length etc... I have been busy at work an have been unable to get to the post office before it closes. I will try to grab it ASAP and get everyone the info they are looking for.

Pesky

El Pescador
07-04-2012, 11:38 PM
All-American bump.

El Pescador
07-06-2012, 10:21 PM
OK, I stole a ruler from work. The magic numbers are 256mm length and 48mm height.

El Pescador
07-25-2012, 12:46 AM
Bump...seriously, nobody wants a kickass workhorse? If I was still working the line I would be all over this. Blue #2, great geometry.

G-rat
07-25-2012, 01:29 AM
Guys I am the original owner of this knife. I can't believe it hasnt sold yet either. I only sold it because I wanted a really nice line knife (so I needed some cash) and had just received a Heiji gyuto as a gift (so I had another great gyuto) This guy was a serious work horse for me and cut like a mother. Someone buy it cuz I don't have the change to buy it back but definitely would if I could.

tk59
07-26-2012, 03:10 PM
Sounds like a discount is in order. :poke1:

jgraeff
07-26-2012, 06:01 PM
If there was a discount I'd be interested

El Pescador
07-26-2012, 11:53 PM
Any takers @ $280?

Crothcipt
07-29-2012, 06:45 PM
pm sent.

El Pescador
07-31-2012, 02:42 AM
This knife is sold pending funds.

El Pescador
08-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Sold

chinacats
08-01-2012, 09:07 PM
Congrats to both of you!

chuck239
08-02-2012, 12:16 AM
Sold

Now, do you want the lefty one? Since it is officially sold?

-Chuck

El Pescador
08-02-2012, 12:21 AM
Now, do you want the lefty one? Since it is officially sold?

-Chuck

Funny Chuck!

Crothcipt
08-02-2012, 02:17 AM
I can't wait for this to show up.

chuck239
08-02-2012, 03:46 AM
Funny Chuck!

Really, I should start thinning the group.....

-Chuck

Crothcipt
08-05-2012, 01:29 AM
This showed up today, with some patina and some red patches. I think the red is from shipping.

El Pescador
08-05-2012, 01:39 AM
Good to hear that this showed up. Patina is from chilis in adobo. Wasn't shipped that way. Let me know how it cuts.

Crothcipt
08-05-2012, 02:09 AM
will do have a cantalope I will be taking to work. I am allergic but it makes for a good breakfast for crew mates.