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    FS Shigefusa gyuto kasumi 225mm

    I hate to do this, but here it goes: I had ordered this knife from So about 2 1/2 years ago, and after I had given up on it already, So notified me a few weeks ago that it has arrived. Unfortunately, this is the worst moment for me to buy a knife since I have a hole bunch of financial commitments this summer (and a car that may fall apart any minute), so I wanted to see if anybody is interested in it. If not, I'll just take it.

    It's a 225mm kasumi wa gyuto. The knife currently is still with So, but I can ask for him to EMS it over anytime. The knife comes without a handle, but there are solutions for that... The knife cost me around $400. That would also be the cost for you as it is (i.e. No handle). For $500 you will get it with one of the off-the-shelf handles that I made for Dave, $550 with a custom handle.

    To be honest, I am not quite up to date on the Shigefusa prices, if this is totally off or if you are interested, please let me know by PM.

    Stefan

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    Stefan, I moved this over here since this is a personal sale, hope this is OK with you.

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    Stefan,
    your pricing is about right. 240mm at JWW costs $430.

    M


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    I'm pretty sure JWW doesn't have them in stock though, so it'll be a 2 year wait at that price.
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    225mm is a special order.


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    Stefan:

    Are the dimensions, e.g. thickness, height, shape, different from the standard 240 Shigefusa wa-gyuto?
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    I will try to answer this for Stefan, as I have some experience with both standard and custom orders. I had one 225mm custom that I didn't specify thickness and and dimentions were the following:
    Height - 50mm
    Lenght (tip to handle) - 250mm
    Cutting edge - 230mm
    Thickness (over heel) - 3mm
    Middle spine - 1.4mm
    .5" from the tip - .4mm

    Standard 240mm gyuto
    Height - 58mm
    Length (tip to handle) - 258mm
    Cutting edge - 240mm
    Thickness (over heel) - 3mm
    Middle spine - 1.6mm
    .5" from the tip - .6mm

    Some standard kitaeji 240mm gyuto are thinner than custom thickness 240mm gyuto. It's ground by hand, so there will be some variation and required thickness will be approximate.

    M


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    Wow, glad you finally got your knife from So. Took a long while.

    I remember you put in order after I got my Shigefusa from So. Sucks that it took so long. Did So raise the price he quoted you two years ago?

    Jay

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    I'm still wondering why it took you 2,5 years to get that. Btw, I like my 225mm custom gyutou, I found it to be my perfect length for a gyutou in a slightly smaller kitchen, it's still long enough to slice a certain things also.

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    Yeah,
    Stefan ordered a few month after I ordered my kitaeji. I got it in August/September 2008, about 3.5 months later. I was suprised by how fast it was. I guess the flood came afterward. Anyway, don't feel bad. The shigefusa hadn't been with me much of the 3 year period anyway.

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