Since the site is pretty inscrutable, I figured I'd start a reference thread with links to sellers that carry interesting stuff - saves us all some time.
Do add stores you've found too!
Lists of brands the stores carry are not exhaustive, they're just what I managed to ascertain.
Carries Masamoto, Sakai Takayuki (including crazy stuff like a 300mm honyaki deba!)
Carries Suisin Inox Honyaki, other unidentified Sakai makers
Carries Yoshikane, Tojiro, Sugimoto
Carries Shigefusa, Tsukiji Masamoto
Carries Misono, Hiromoto AS, Masahiro, Masamoto
Carries Masamoto, Misono, Aritsugu, natural stones
No knives, but really fancy tableware :)
Let me know what you find!
couldnt find the hiromotos in that one link. do you know which particular hiromotos they carry?
Aha, my bad. Here are the Hiromotos:
Unfortunately this store doesn't ship outside of Japan, it seems.
Looking for them, I just found this other one that carries Zakuri:
If you can figure out how to type the kanji for Hiromoto, search will work (unlike searching in English - I think search works on the original page in Japanese and not on the English automatic translation).
This is how I found the Zakuri, searching for blue super knives:
Also, Moritaka Hamono now has a store on Rakuten through which you can buy direct with free shipping, should one feel like taking the risk..
What risk are you referring to?
Buying a Moritaka...major overgrind potential.
Originally Posted by Ruso
there doesnt appear to be a machi gap in these suisin inox honyakis...
Loved the description..."This drunkenness feeling INOX fried Japanese beef sword 270mm (belonging to saya)" :rofl2:
Originally Posted by labor of love
Not sure how trustworthy the picture is though. The handle looks round or D-shaped, but the description says it's hexagonal.
i believe the ferrule is octogon on top and rounded on bottom.