Just looked at his website...$3,100 for a blemished yanagiba? yikes!
That's a good looking knife Crothcipt. This one is out for delivery along with a 6.5 sun KU freestyle funayuki -
Apart from the yanagi, I can't see a single knife over 21cm. If he's not taking custom orders and is basically making what he wants it seems the chances of seeing a 240 or 270 gyuto are very small
Makes things complicated, doesn't it?
He's had at least three different larger gyutos up within the last few weeks; they must just move quicker. And for the record 225-270mm sell for $850 to $1000'ish. Seems to be inline with what other custom US makers are charging, and they aren't Murray Carter.
I think I'll buy a 180'ish funi someday, as I've found I really like this size. It is quite versatile. It makes a good service knife, can break down a side of fish, etc...
"Summergrab" at check out = 30% off!!!!!
$800 to $1000? And to think I sold my 240mm at the Oregon Show for $200 :) Less than I paid for it at the New York Custom show back when Murray still lived in Japan.
Picked up 2, but I'm afraid they are going straight for re-handling. I'll be curious to compare to my old carter and see what, if anything, has changed.