View Full Version : shigefusa, where to buy?

09-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Where can one purchase a shig gyuto? Just curious as I rarely see them.

09-19-2012, 10:08 PM

09-19-2012, 10:09 PM

09-19-2012, 10:10 PM
+1. I would also give JWW a call

09-19-2012, 10:16 PM
You could try maksim or rakuten, they are both out now, but rakuten has been rolling through quite a few shig's lately, i believe maxim has a mailing list for when he gets them in...jww doesn't update, so it always looks like they are in stock...good luck! Rakuten currently has nakiri, yanabiba and petty's in stock.

09-19-2012, 10:16 PM
What is Maxim

09-19-2012, 10:21 PM
What is Maxim


he is a forum member here as well...


Messy Jesse
09-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Just sign up on Maxim's Shig mailing list. I just got a Shig yanagi from him through the list. Great experience, and Shigs are worth every penny! Good luck.

09-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Japan woodworker looks like they have them on their website, as has been stated before. However if you call or e-mail them, Coleen (I think that's her name) will e-mail you the list in stock. Having said that - they've never had a gyuto in stock when I've checked - but they have had some yanagis.

As everyone has already suggested, Maxim has a separate Shig e-mail list. Sign up for that list. He sends it around when he has stock - and then it's a first come first serve that goes extremely fast (we're talking hours :D). Good luck!

Eamon Burke
09-20-2012, 11:59 AM
lololol that is great..."What is Maxim?"

I remember that feeling very clearly. Lots of first-name-basis around here.

09-22-2012, 11:13 AM
270 in the for sale section of the old forum

11-22-2012, 01:35 AM
Takeshi over at Aframes has some new old stock kitaeji yanagibas in various sizes at the moment