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Mike
07-19-2012, 07:35 AM
I bought this knife about three or four years ago at the height of my purchasing craze along with about 15 or so other knives that all arrived in the same two week span. Oddly enough, I set this guy in a box which the wife later filled with donation items for Goodwill. While cleaning out the garage yesterday, I started going through boxes and found this guy still in his original box. At any rate, the knife has only been out of the box twice and NEVER used in any sense of the word.

Size: 270mm
Handle: None
Steel: Aogami #2
Finish: Kurouchi

$180.00 Shipped CONUS Paypal Preferred

Thank you for looking.

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Hermes7792
07-19-2012, 07:45 PM
if it had a handle it would be mine!

Namaxy
07-19-2012, 08:21 PM
LOL...when I saw NOS in the heading I thought of vintage tubes.....

ecchef
07-19-2012, 08:27 PM
if it had a handle it would be mine!

Plenty of guys here that can make you one! :whistling:

Pensacola Tiger
07-19-2012, 08:31 PM
Like Marko:

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/IMG_0874.jpg?t=1296180013

Mike
07-19-2012, 08:39 PM
if it had a handle it would be mine!

Hermes, I have a few Ho wood / buffalo handles left over from days past. I'd be more than willing to throw one on if you'd like.

SameGuy
07-19-2012, 08:55 PM
Beautiful! What's the grind like? /obvious question

Crothcipt
07-19-2012, 09:22 PM
I think that is the biggest elephant in the room. EVER.

SameGuy
07-19-2012, 09:44 PM
My AS makes me acknowledge the elephant.

Mike
07-20-2012, 06:46 AM
The grind isn't perfect but its far from the typical bad grind we see in Moritakas, on a scale of 1-10, its about a 7. I ended having to fix two knives out of the 3 Moritakas (purchased a total of 7 including this one) I have purchased over the years but I wouldn't bother with this one.

Mike
07-20-2012, 07:45 PM
***Offer Pulled*** (Adding a handle and fixing the less than great grinds)

Thanks all for your interest.

SameGuy
07-20-2012, 08:50 PM
Hey -- and maybe I should take this offline -- I appreciate your honesty. I'm still interested, once you get it sorted. It's a lovely knife and I'm sure it'll be a screamer when it's ready to cut.

Mike
08-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Okay, so I've added a handle but have decided to leave the grind issues to the likes of Sharp Master Dave. Anyway, the D-handle is made of K&G stabilized Lace Maple Burl (ferrule) and Madrone Burl.

To offset for the cost of the handle but still leave the new owner enough to fix the grind issues, the price is now $215.00 Shipped CONUS.

The handle isn't epoxied in place yet so it can be made either left or right.

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Johnny.B.Good
08-13-2012, 02:35 PM
I like the handle Mike, who made it?

Mike
08-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Its the last handle made by an unnamed source who no longer makes them... sorry, that's as specific as I can be under forum rules.

Johnny.B.Good
08-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Enough said.

The handle alone is worth the bulk of your asking price now; good looking package.

Mitbud
08-13-2012, 04:13 PM
PM sent

Mike
08-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Enough said.

The handle alone is worth the bulk of your asking price now; good looking package.

Thank you for the compliment, JBG.


THIS ONE IS SOLD! Thanks KKF