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Hermes7792
09-24-2012, 02:34 AM
Well, I literally JUST got this knife, it being my first single bevel I realize I made a mistake and I want to start on something cheaper. So instead of ruining a beautiful brand new Shig I will sell it and get a cheaper knife to learn with.

Knife is is brand new in box never used to cut with.

Asking $550 shipped anywhere in the US.

Sorry for crappy phone pics, comes with box and the ORIGINAL anti rust paper(say what?!).

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Hermes7792
09-24-2012, 02:57 PM
$525 shipped! lets move this!

Hermes7792
09-25-2012, 01:40 AM
I can take better pics if interested as well, or ones that weren't taken at 3:00am

Hermes7792
09-26-2012, 12:24 AM
PRICE DROP 500 shipped!

Geez I though shigs were popular

markenki
09-26-2012, 01:56 AM
Son of a gun. Why isn't this left handed?

brainsausage
09-26-2012, 02:37 AM
PRICE DROP 500 shipped!

Geez I though shigs were popular

I think the gyuto's are a bit more sought after...

Hermes7792
09-26-2012, 03:44 AM
yeah, I wish I had a job where this was useful.

brainsausage
09-26-2012, 11:07 AM
yeah, I wish I had a job where this was useful.

I'm in the same boat, I have a nice Azai yani that I bought for a song, but never use unless I'm bored with the rest of my kit....

Hermes7792
09-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Looking back at the old threads on B/S/T a 270 sold for 500 and it had been used.

bump by the way

Eamon Burke
09-28-2012, 03:44 PM
This is a really great knife. I think most people are just scared of a 300mm.

stevenStefano
09-28-2012, 04:41 PM
Can't you just send it back?

schanop
09-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Yanagibas aren't moving nowadays. This Shig, Tadatsuna, Azuma Minamoto No Masahisa, and My Suisin ...

Hermes7792
09-29-2012, 03:50 AM
why?

DwarvenChef
09-29-2012, 03:58 AM
300 is such a good size, I have two 270's and at times I just find them to small...

Hermes7792
09-29-2012, 04:11 AM
300 is such a good size, I have two 270's and at times I just find them to small...

bigger is always better!

EdipisReks
09-29-2012, 04:17 AM
why?

the US isn't Japan. i'd buy this, in a second, if i had the money, and if i didn't already have as much Yanagi as i needed. like i said, the US isn't Japan. and i'm a major Shig fan. good luck!

maxim
09-29-2012, 05:52 AM
If i should only keep one knife from Shigefusa it will be his single beveled, as he is one of the best of making single beveled knives and most known for it in Japan :)
Sob i am surprised it stil here

bieniek
09-29-2012, 07:20 AM
Thats true, I think I bought one from same batch.

This knife is just pure perfection.
I own and see 3 Doi's and even though they are 3x as much in price, Shig is much better, a knife with a soul.

And maybe chefs knives are more popular, but for me single bevels are just level higher. Or two actually

Not only the sharpness, but the shape and finish of the blade. The grind. Amazing grind.

I dont know no better.

schanop
09-29-2012, 08:19 AM
I've got my shig 270 yanagi though maxim, and been trying to let go Suisin Densho 300 :-0

Shig is a much better/suitable knife for me, a lowly home cook, being lighter, about the right length etc... Plus it is a lot more fun trying to polish a shig with cloud.

markenki
09-29-2012, 01:05 PM
If the knife were left-handed it would be gone by now. Curses!

droshi
09-29-2012, 01:36 PM
why?

Probably just luck...this is the exact knife I want, but I have to wait a few months to buy. I guess everyone has some reason or another :)

Eamon Burke
09-29-2012, 05:56 PM
I think its just waiting for the right person. This is going to make someone very happy.

Too bad more Sushi Chefs in the US don't pull their heads out of their butts and check for this kind of thing.

heirkb
09-29-2012, 06:19 PM
Yanagibas aren't moving nowadays. This Shig, Tadatsuna, Azuma Minamoto No Masahisa, and My Suisin ...

Nothing's moving. Two unused Carters are just sitting around, too.

heldentenor
09-29-2012, 06:33 PM
I'm in the same boat as the seller: don't want my first foray into single bevels to come with the pressure and the pricetag of a Shig.

Cutty Sharp
09-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Maybe some of the unused/virtually new knives aren't attracting buyers because, being unused/new, there's only a small amount of savings compared with the new prices with the vendors. This Shig and others usually seem to be discounted at 5-10% off the new price, so if it's the right knife at the right time then it's a bit of a deal. But if you weren't necessarily thinking of picking that particular knife up at the moment, then perhaps it's not enough of a deal to convince.

That's how it is with me. I don't really need anything now, but always check the buy&sell threads to see if there's something I should look into. If it's not really a big cut off the new price or a really good deal for me otherwise, then it's hard to convince myself and I feel I can wait until I decide I really need something in the future, and then pay the regular online price at just 5-10% more - or maybe in a few months another deal will come along?

Plus, I don't know how it is for everyone, but perhaps times are tough. Maybe it's also why some nicer stuff than usual has been available on buy/sell/trade recently (people have observed; I wasn't here a year ago). If you're interested in buying and see more and more nice stuff appearing, it's easier to be patient too. Sorry to say, but perhaps this has been happening a bit.

Good luck with the sale. Or maybe just keep it and don't worry so much about f-ing it up as it's your 1st single bevel. It'll probably be fine.

I keep on wanting to buy, but for me it's between a new knife versus a short holiday with my wife. What would you do?

SameGuy
09-29-2012, 10:33 PM
Those are very good points, Cutty. I was looking for a 300 yanagi when I committed to buy a new-in-box 300 at only a slight savings, when a lightly-used and well-maintained 300 yanagi came up for sale at a substantial savings over new. I grabbed it and now I have two. [gulp]

xxitzeugenexx1
09-30-2012, 04:02 AM
only if this was left handed!:(

Hermes7792
09-30-2012, 04:26 AM
only if this was left handed!:(
the third one to say that... maybe you all should learn to be right handed!!

droshi
09-30-2012, 01:53 PM
the third one to say that... maybe you all should learn to be right handed!!

or stick the tip in the handle and maybe no one will notice :)

Cookin808
09-30-2012, 04:17 PM
If I hadn't just bought the 270mm Shig with custom Marko handle about a month ago I would be all over this....Still trying to justify having both a 270 and a 300.

xxitzeugenexx1
09-30-2012, 11:20 PM
the third one to say that... maybe you all should learn to be right handed!!

haha trust me, it aint that easy!

Cutty Sharp
10-01-2012, 12:33 AM
I think everyone's missing something here: right-handed or left-handed ... no! You want to be ambidextrous. You'd have a wicked advantages in sport - a two-footed footballer, switch-hitter in baseball, and you could swing your serves all over the court in tennis. You could also handle any knife you like on Buy/Sell/Trade.

GlassEye
10-01-2012, 12:51 AM
I think everyone's missing something here: right-handed or left-handed ... no! You want to be ambidextrous. You'd have a wicked advantages in sport - a two-footed footballer, switch-hitter in baseball, and you could swing your serves all over the court in tennis. You could also handle any knife you like on Buy/Sell/Trade.

Ha, I am ambidextrous, though I mostly cut right-handed now that I use Japanese knives.

Hermes7792
10-02-2012, 02:29 AM
This is holding up a big project!

Loosen up those wallets!:laugh:

daniel-san
10-02-2012, 02:54 AM
that is the knife i wanted when i refurbed a tojiro 300mm white 2 yanagiba. trade w/ money on top?

Hermes7792
10-02-2012, 03:12 AM
well I cant PM you yet but I would prefer cash because my kit only fits 270mm or smaller knives.

NO ChoP!
10-02-2012, 02:49 PM
I think after the refurb it was shorter..he did a nice job, though...

Daniel isn't your Tojiro the blue #1 steel?

Hermes7792
10-03-2012, 03:20 AM
price drop!
$490 shipped.

RobinW
10-03-2012, 04:33 AM
only if this was left handed!:(

+1 on that, I wish Shig could make a reasonably priced run of lefty Yanagis, I'd be on it in a heartbeat.
Group buy? ;-)

Good luck o the sales though, this is one beautiful knife!

Hermes7792
10-04-2012, 12:54 AM
still available. Quiet a bit of interest. I may do partial trade! just tell me what you have.

Pabloz
10-04-2012, 01:04 AM
still available. Quiet a bit of interest. I may do partial trade! just tell me what you have.

PM sent.

PZ

Hermes7792
10-04-2012, 02:39 AM
Sold,
thank you everyone who is left handed for bumping me!

brainsausage
10-04-2012, 03:11 AM
Finally!

Pabloz
10-04-2012, 03:17 AM
MUAHAHAHAHA...another prime specimen to put under the microscope and dissect.

PZ

Von blewitt
10-04-2012, 04:33 AM
Congrats to both! I can't believe it took so long.