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    Kintaroame Yanagiba w/ custom handle

    Testing the waters with this one. A very nice 300mm Watanabe kintaroame blue yanagiba with saya and a custom handle by Stefan. Polished face. The handle fits it well, and is not too small unlike many handles that come with these knives. It is made of african blackwood with blue boxelder spacers.
    Been used a few times, but I have been going for longer sashimi knives in the last year or so. Needs to be used more than I do.

    This is a special knife I got years ago, before the yen to dollar explosion and several steel price increases. Now the knife would be about $1000 without the handle.

    $750 shipped CONUS







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    Very few knives stick out in my mind as memorable but this is one of them. I not only recall doing the rehandle on this but also remember taking pictures of the blade (not the handle) when I had it in for the work. The knife is drop dead gorgeous, definitely one of the finer examples of Watanabe's work that I've seen. Of course Stefan's handle would be no slouch either it's just that this blade is spectacular. Nathan, wasn't it like 4+ years ago I saw this?

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    I keep coming back to look at it myself - and really for the blade It's gorgeous, I wish I had a budget for something in this range.

    Stefan

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    Boy howdy that is a beaut!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Very few knives stick out in my mind as memorable but ...
    ...one of them was mine!

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    That handle is really elegant, as well!
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    that's gorgeous.

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    Absolutely stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mano View Post
    ...one of them was mine!
    Well yeah some stand out for other reasons too. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Nathan, wasn't it like 4+ years ago I saw this?
    Ya I think it might have been.
    I guess if it doesn't sell, I can accept that

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