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    FS - Takamura Hana SG2 150mm Petty - NEW

    Brand new Takamura R2/SG2 Hana 150mm Petty.

    Fantastic suminagashi pattern. This has a built-in bolstered octagonal handle, with SG2 steel covered in an absolutely gorgeous damascus etching. Takamura knives have some of the best factory sharpening I've ever encountered, and this one is SHARP! I believe this knife is sold at ChefsArmoury in Oz and TheBestThings in the USA.

    http://takamurahamono.jp/japanese/se...eries01_2.html

    The picture doesn't do justice to this gorgeous knife. I received it as a gift, but it is too pretty to put to use and has been sitting around for about a year. Asking $240 shipped CONUS.



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    Nice looking knife, if it was a 165-170 I would jump on it.

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    Haha. If it were 170, I would probably keep it.

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    Any other shots of the overall geometry?
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    Nice distal! I'm very interested, I just have no experience with this steel, and am having a hard time finding any info regarding both the steel and the maker. It's a very intriguing design. I typically use pettys moreso for meat fabrication, and I appreciate balance moreso in these little knives than I do a gyuto. I know, it might sound odd, but the quick change of grip when butchering, makes the balance much more apparent on the micro scale, IMO.
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    very nice looking knife!

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    I have a 240mm takamura suminagashi r2 gyuto and 300mm suminagashi r2 gytuo.

    really stunning damascus pattern indeed! would jump on it if it wasn't too far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainsausage View Post
    Nice distal! I'm very interested, I just have no experience with this steel, and am having a hard time finding any info regarding both the steel and the maker. It's a very intriguing design. I typically use pettys moreso for meat fabrication, and I appreciate balance moreso in these little knives than I do a gyuto. I know, it might sound odd, but the quick change of grip when butchering, makes the balance much more apparent on the micro scale, IMO.
    Takamura is a well known blacksmith who works at Takefu knife village. Along with Ryusen, Takamura used to make the powdered steel Blazen line of knives. He still makes a Blazen knife, and it has a Takamura label under the Blazen logo.

    The steel is R2 (or SG-2) powdered steel. It's a well known and most popular among powdered steels for knife manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkjames View Post
    I have a 240mm takamura suminagashi r2 gyuto and 300mm suminagashi r2 gytuo.

    really stunning damascus pattern indeed! would jump on it if it wasn't too far!

    I've always wanted the Takamura suminagashi gyuto with black handles. It is such a stunning beauty. The price was the main detractor.

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