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riverie
12-19-2012, 02:17 AM
Selling one of my favorite knife.....It's a Watanabe kensaki yanagi 255mm white steel with a custom western handle that has a bolster. The material of the handle is a willow burl that i got from Craig Steven, this kind of wood doesn't come that often and i really like the figure and color on it. Adam Marr did the handle for me. This knife also come with a snug fit saya that i order special from Shinichi himself, you don't need a saya pin because the it fits to the blade perfectly.
I work as a sushi chef and there's so many times i feel 270mm is a little too long to be used in a cramped sushi bar or to be used at my home. That's the reason why i ordered this size and I love it a lot !!!. The "Urasuki" still has a plenty of life as you can see, I always sharpen the back side of the knife with the high grit whetstone carefully, to me this is a very important part of the single bevel knife. The only downside is that i dyed the saya into black by myself (I'm not so good at doing it, need a buffer to make it extra smooth), and there's my kanji name engraved on the blade. Otherwise this knife is an excellent performer.
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/Rhyoo/yani4_zps6f85d7e0.jpg
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/Rhyoo/yani3_zpse063be70.jpg
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/Rhyoo/yani2_zpsfc7a017a.jpg
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$400 CONUS Shipped....

Crothcipt
12-19-2012, 02:24 AM
Dam. Why are you selling? I wouldn't think something like that would ever leave my possession.

riverie
12-19-2012, 02:26 AM
Dam. Why are you selling? I wouldn't think something like that would ever leave my possession.

Baby's on the way :D.....i could use the extra money for her.....

Von blewitt
12-19-2012, 03:01 AM
That is a real looker! Good luck with the sale

hens_chang
11-03-2014, 01:13 AM
U still have this?

riverie
01-05-2016, 02:45 PM
Bump!!! This is still available... Price to move $375 CONUS shipped.

Matus
01-05-2016, 08:11 PM
Good luck with your sale and upcoming fatherhood :)

riverie
01-06-2016, 02:54 PM
Thanks Matus, She's happy and healthy :). I cleaned up my "treasure box" and just realized that this knife is still in my possession.

Matus
01-06-2016, 03:20 PM
Thanks Matus, She's happy and healthy :). I cleaned up my "treasure box" and just realized that this knife is still in my possession.

Glad to hear that. When our little girl was born I sold all my large format camera equipment, so I know what you are talking about :)

riverie
01-06-2016, 05:13 PM
8x10 linhof/deardorf? I always wanted to get LF but settle down with hasselblad & rolleiflex since 120 film easy for me to process at home and my beseler 23cii only max out with 6x9cm negative. I'm assuming you're on apug also?...thanks again

Matus
01-06-2016, 06:31 PM
No, just 4x5 Tachihara and Toyo125VX plus set of lenses and accessories. I even sold my beloved Mamiya 6 with all 3 lenses and kept only a freshly CLA'd Rolleiflex 2.8E (and got a Olympus EM5II to chase our little girl who just can not sit still). I am also on apug, lff and rff :)

riverie
01-19-2016, 10:19 AM
Bump... Price drop to $350 shipped CONUS!!!

Bill13
01-19-2016, 12:27 PM
This has to be the longest running BST, ever:D.

riverie
01-20-2016, 10:48 PM
SOLD.

brainsausage
01-20-2016, 10:50 PM
Good. I was afraid I'd get too tipsy at some point over the next couple days and stumble on this late at night and buy yet another knife I don't need.