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    Rakuten finds

    Since the site is pretty inscrutable, I figured I'd start a reference thread with links to sellers that carry interesting stuff - saves us all some time.
    Do add stores you've found too!
    Lists of brands the stores carry are not exhaustive, they're just what I managed to ascertain.

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/yamakawa/
    Carries Masamoto, Sakai Takayuki (including crazy stuff like a 300mm honyaki deba!)

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/houcho/
    Carries Suisin Inox Honyaki, other unidentified Sakai makers

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/yminfo/
    Carries Yoshikane, Tojiro, Sugimoto

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/nzshinkai/
    Carries Shigefusa, Tsukiji Masamoto

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/newworldnet/
    Carries Misono, Hiromoto AS, Masahiro, Masamoto

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sugiyama/
    Carries Masamoto, Misono, Aritsugu, natural stones

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/mingei/
    No knives, but really fancy tableware

    Let me know what you find!

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    couldnt find the hiromotos in that one link. do you know which particular hiromotos they carry?

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    Aha, my bad. Here are the Hiromotos:
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/t...item/10000765/
    Unfortunately this store doesn't ship outside of Japan, it seems.

    Looking for them, I just found this other one that carries Zakuri:
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/chokuhan/

    If you can figure out how to type the kanji for Hiromoto, search will work (unlike searching in English - I think search works on the original page in Japanese and not on the English automatic translation).
    This is how I found the Zakuri, searching for blue super knives:
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/search?...B8%A1%E5%88%83

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    Also, Moritaka Hamono now has a store on Rakuten through which you can buy direct with free shipping, should one feel like taking the risk..

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    What risk are you referring to?

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    What risk are you referring to?
    Buying a Moritaka...major overgrind potential.
    one man gathers what another man spills...

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    there doesnt appear to be a machi gap in these suisin inox honyakis...
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/h...item/h0su1270/

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    there doesnt appear to be a machi gap in these suisin inox honyakis...
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/h...item/h0su1270/
    Loved the description..."This drunkenness feeling INOX fried Japanese beef sword 270mm (belonging to saya)"
    one man gathers what another man spills...

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    Not sure how trustworthy the picture is though. The handle looks round or D-shaped, but the description says it's hexagonal.

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    i believe the ferrule is octogon on top and rounded on bottom.

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