FS: Aoki Hamono/Sakai Takayuki Blue #2 210mm Kamagata Usuba
I am putting this beautiful Aoki Hamono/Sakai Takayuki Blue #2 210mm Kamagata Usuba up for sale. It is a great usuba, in very very good condition. One that I don't mind keeping, but I do reach for Shigefusa kasumi usuba more often than this . As far as I know this usuba is among the top of the kasumi range in Aoki Hamono catalogue, second to Doi's range. Aoki Hamono seems to claim that this model is forged by Kenji Togashi (Suisin Densho, White #2 momiji, and Kisubyusin deba, craftsmen). For comparison with other makers, you might compare this with Masamoto blue #2, Suisin blue #2, Mizuno blue #2 etc.
It has been used, not very often, and cared for in home environment and still is in a very good condition. Edge is almost dead straight with tiny tiny bit of curvature. Shinogi line is almost dead straight too. Ura is flat and very thin along the edge, and quite thin on the spine side. Polishing on the table is still shiny and mirrorish. Kasumi polish is as usual. There are little scratches here and there from usage, of course. Saya fits very well; currently it is friction fit and does not need the pin to hold itself in place. And, I have original box somewhere in the storage too.
For such a good sample, I am asking 420 AUD shipped within AU. International buyer will attract additional shipping and handling fee.
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You may find more info about this usuba model from Aoki Hamono Website and catalogue.
So sexy...must resist!
How about offering a bundle with Kizuyama stone I have up for sale. It will be a good companion for this usuba both for sharpness and very nice kasumi finish. 600AUD for a bundle shipped anywhere within AU.
Easter and April fools have passed. Songkran is coming in two weeks, so let's say 388 AUD shipped within AU for an usuba.
How much for just the stone?
Last offering price here: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...for-sale/page3 was 188 AUD plus shipping and fee.
This usuba baby is probably too much to ask for Aussie market. Let me make it more interesting for international buyer: 388 AUD net (any fee included) shipped worldwide via AusPost. Will accept USD too, at appropriate rate.
such a pretty! i have a sakai deba 210mm and absolutely love it! rarely see such a great knife poping up locally, good luck on the sale mate.
the AUS post is just making our life so hard to buy and sell stuff in the 2nd hard market.
370 AUD net shipped world wide.
Seeing Doi's version selling for cheap on rakuten like this: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/y...akayuki-01255/ I think I am going to pull this one out from sale.