this is my first FS/FT thread here, but I have sold quite a few items at different photographic fora (apug.org, www.largeformatphotography.info/forum and www.rangefinderforum.com), always under my first name: Matus
I have for sale (or for trade) the following knife: Yoshikane Damascus SLD 270mm Sujihiki. I bought this knife from Maxim and it was my first large japanese kitchen knife.
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It has SLD core which is semi-stainless D2 clad with stainless damascus steel. The handle is octagonal burned chestnut handle which Maxim installed at my request. For full description please see the original description by Maxim below:
I bought it in March this year and used it 3 or 4 times. It shows no signs of use (no patina yet) as I cleaned it always immediately after use (which was meet slicing). There is absolutely no damage to the knife. I did not attempt to sharpen it as it came shaving sharp. Please see the photos below.
Reason to sell:
After I have used the knife for the first time I realised 2 things. The knife is actually too long for my use, and, the blade has too little belly for my taste. Using the knife few more times just confirmed this and so I have decided to swap it for a different knife:
Price, shipping and payment:
Shipping will be with DHL (unless you request differently) as they fees are reasonable and they proved very reliable. Payment is possible via money transfer or PayPal (splitting the fee). I invest time and effort to pack items as securely as possible. I have no problem to ship internationally, but DHL offers basically no tracking once the package leaves Europe. Just ask me for details if you are interested.
It is of course possible to pick up the knife personally in Aalen, Germany.
What is included:
The knife and the original box.
Since I will need to replace this knife I am open to a trade. If the values of the knives do not mach payment in both directions is possible.
I would be interested in a following knife:
- Gyuto, 240mm
- stainless or semi stainless, with or without cladding. I would consider staining core with stainless cladding.
- the blade should be on the thin side, but without too much flex (the stiffer the better)
- WA or western handle
In particular I would be interested in DT AEB-L knife. But something along the line of Gesshin Ginga Stainless Gyuto
Now the photos of the Yoshikane: