This knife will be 2 years old around XMas. I've broken (and repaired) the tip at least twice, so it's short a mm or two. It's a great knife, gets wicked sharp, but I rarely use it as I have an usuba and a yanagiba. I was going to hold onto it because I have so much admiration and respect for Master Doi, but I'd rather pass it along. If I'm not mistaken, he has (maybe now) "retired" and will no longer be making blades. But he's probably banging on some steel as we speak and he's 80+ years old.
Lord Voldemort sells this knife currently "on sale" for $359.95
I'm willing to let it go for $260, CONUS shipping and insurance included. International I'll split the cost.
I'm happy to remove the patina and throw a sexy edge on it as well.-at buyer's request.