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heirkb
10-10-2012, 12:03 AM
I bet this listing takes the award for most slashes in a title.

So I'm throwing this up to see if there's any interest in it over the Heiji. This is a 260mm gyuto with a beautiful distal taper and an amazing convex grind. Cuts better than anything I've ever tried (lots of stuff from lasers to fatties). So why sell it? Because I can't get used to the fancy handle. This knife convinced me that though I love crazy high quality wood, I don't want a handle made of it. I prefer plain ho wood/buffalo horn handles. This one is ironwood, some silver metal (Nickel silver?), and buffalo horn.

I can post specs if you need them, but trust me, it's not something to really worry about with this knife. It's ground from thicker stock than Tilman's previous knives, so it has no flex (I think it's 2.8mm at the thickest point of the spine). The grind is amazing so cutting is effortless and stiction-free on basically everything I've tried. If you've read reviews of Tilman's knives (some from very tough critics), you are probably familiar with how nice they are. I'll probably order another of these without a handle sometime down the line when I get some spare cash.

I got this for $390 not including PP fees, etc...since it's basically new (original edge, original finish, used 2-3 times) and helps you avoid a 3-5 month wait, I'm asking $375 shipped CONUS with tracking. Please ask for insurance if you want it as I cannot afford to be responsible for uninsured packages should anything happen to them (I do pack safely and carefully).

The pics below are from Tilman himself. If you want some more, just let me know.

Andrew H
10-10-2012, 12:04 AM
How can this be?

heirkb
10-10-2012, 12:06 AM
I'm fickle and crazy.

Vertigo
10-10-2012, 12:08 AM
I'm so mad at myself for being broke right now, I could punch a goddamn puppy.

heirkb
10-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Solution: place order now and pay when it's ready in a few months!

This one is already pending payment!

sachem allison
10-10-2012, 12:11 AM
yeah! what he said!

Andrew H
10-10-2012, 12:12 AM
yeah! what he said!

You got this one, Son? If so, nicely done.

mattrud
10-10-2012, 12:13 AM
I would suggest someone buy that.

heirkb
10-10-2012, 12:18 AM
The more I think about it, the more I'm tempted to immediately put the money from this into another Rottman. I think that would be unwise right now, but...

heirkb
10-10-2012, 12:26 AM
SOLD! I'm sure this will end up in the new owner's gallery soon.

cclin
10-10-2012, 12:28 AM
pm sent

sachem allison
10-10-2012, 12:40 AM
You got this one, Son? If so, nicely done.

no not me. I was going to wait til the morning and make a decision when the paycheck cleared. Looks like someone else got it.

NO ChoP!
10-10-2012, 01:28 AM
Probably Rick....lol.

+1 on puppy punching...damneditalltoheck!!!!

Johnny.B.Good
10-10-2012, 03:17 AM
What a beautiful knife.

Congrats to the new owner.

stevenStefano
10-10-2012, 11:42 AM
Well this is a first. Whoever gets this is part of a pretty small group

tk59
10-10-2012, 11:20 PM
Wow. I'm sure you coulda gotten used to the handle, lol. I'm getting buried with mine. :)

Lefty
10-10-2012, 11:28 PM
Kinda wishing I jumped on this, but then again, I've been spoiled lately.

Pensacola Tiger
10-10-2012, 11:39 PM
Probably Rick....lol.

+1 on puppy punching...damneditalltoheck!!!!

:whistling:

Bulldogbacchus
10-10-2012, 11:44 PM
Nice score.

Vertigo
10-11-2012, 12:05 AM
:whistling:

That man is a DAWG.

stevenStefano
10-11-2012, 07:11 AM
Wow. I'm sure you coulda gotten used to the handle, lol. I'm getting buried with mine. :)

I'll hopefully be getting another in the next few weeks :spin chair: and yes I'd sell all my knives before I'd sell mine

heirkb
10-11-2012, 08:51 AM
Wow. I'm sure you coulda gotten used to the handle, lol. I'm getting buried with mine. :)

I tried but it kept bugging me to have a flashy and heavy handle. Hopefully I'll just get another one soon, lol