I'm reducing my knife collection. These are two of the most beautiful knives I own but just don't fit into my cooking needs. Their way to nice to be sitting on my wall.
Konosuke HD Way Kiritusuke Gyuto Blond Buffalo on Ebony :
Because this knife has a very flat blade makes an outstanding veggie perp and meat slicing knife. Gorgeous orange brown rusting in the ferrule. Tips are in perfect shape. Ebony's tight. There are two faint stains on the left side of the knife that I've been unable to remove with Flitz. Has not been sharpened only stropped. Still with perfect Zero bevel grind. Going to kill me not seeing this knife anymore but I just don't grab for it.
I do like this knife but have been intimidated to thin/sharpen it properly. I've touched up the edge twice with my Edge Pro and have softened the spine a bit. Both ends are in perfect condition and there's really nice color distinction at the lamination line. From what I've seen on this forum, the Kouruchi finish on this knife is one of the best i've seen. This is from his Classic line.
Konosuke $340 Shipped CONUS
Takeda: $230 shipped CONUS
Paypal, Please send as a gift.
I'll be working in the yard today but will definitely respond later this afternoon.