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Vertigo
08-17-2012, 11:53 PM
Hey folks,

For sale is a sexy custom handle by Stefan I ordered a while back, and which recently popped up on my doorstep. Ferrule and endcap are redwood burl, spacers are copper, and the handle itself is satinwood burl with some lovely chatoyance. Stefan's work on this was flawless, and while he made it exactly to my specifications it didn't quite "click" for me in hand (I'm fussy), so I figured I'd give others a chance at it. There are a few microgrooves and voids here and there, but nothing worth epoxy. Roughly measured it's 142mm long, 24x20 at the ferrule, and 25x22 at the end. Built for a 270mm gyuto.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7579897032_ebb53e5ed2.jpg

Looking for $150 shipped, though considering trades (whole or in part) for stones, Sabs, awesome Tom Gray pottery, random kitchen goodies, salted almonds.

Cheers!

Lefty
08-18-2012, 12:08 AM
Wicked awesome handle!
Great work, Stefan!

Vertigo
08-18-2012, 12:11 AM
It is! And for the record, Stefan graciously offered to take the handle back, but I don't feel like my random taste swings should put him out (especially when he made exactly what I asked for).

markenki
08-18-2012, 12:36 AM
You're a gentleman.

wenus2
08-18-2012, 02:48 AM
You lost your mind, that's beautiful!

I'm pricing out a 10kg bag of salted almonds right now, I'm afraid shipping might kill it though.

brainsausage
08-18-2012, 01:48 PM
Hmmm... I just bought that 270 hiromoto suji off Rick... And it needs a new handle... Hmmm...

Vertigo
08-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Hmmm... I just bought that 270 hiromoto suji off Rick... And it needs a new handle... Hmmm...

I'll drop it down to $135 if that helps your decision making. Less if you can pony up a finishing stone and/or a can of Blue Diamond Smokehouse almonds.

cclin
08-18-2012, 03:58 PM
I'll take it for $135

Vertigo
08-18-2012, 04:08 PM
This is SPF - Someone ahead of you cclin, but you're next up if he changes his mind!

cclin
08-18-2012, 04:24 PM
This is SPF - Someone ahead of you cclin, but you're next up if he changes his mind!

please let me know

Vertigo
08-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Sold, thanks to everyone interested!

Lefty
08-18-2012, 08:17 PM
That's it, I'm gonna start carrying salted almonds!

apicius9
08-18-2012, 08:30 PM
BTW, I would only accept Spanish Marcona almonds - in combination with anchovy-filled manzanilla olives and Manzanilla sherry one of the pure simple joys leading up to a nice dinner.

Stefan

brainsausage
08-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks to both Stefan and Vertigo. This is gonna look pretty sexy on that Hiro.

Vertigo
08-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Unfortunately, no almonds were put on the table in the making of this sale. I'm afraid I'll have to parlay the proceeds into buying my own damn almonds.

brainsausage
08-18-2012, 09:31 PM
Unfortunately, no almonds were put on the table in the making of this sale. I'm afraid I'll have to parlay the proceeds into buying my own damn almonds.

Christ, I was gonna send you some house smoked Marcona's as a thank you, but maybe I'll mail em to Stefan instead- you ungrateful b@$+@rd :rofl2:

Lefty
08-18-2012, 10:49 PM
Off topic, but did you end up selling the Misono Dragon? And if not, how many almonds would it take to get it?

Vertigo
08-18-2012, 10:58 PM
I sold it to kalaeb who, a few weeks later, sold it to No Chop. Now I check B/S/T hourly to see if he ever sells it... probably the one knife sale I regret the most.

Lefty
08-18-2012, 11:49 PM
Tons of almonds, then?

Hey, you'll get it back!