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    Ichimonji hamo/honekiri, mukimono

    Here is an interesting one that is almost never seen outside Japan, an Ichimonji 270mm hamokiri in Blue#2 steel. It is from their montanren line, the highest non-honyaki series, and is very impressive to see. Although made to prepare eel and cut through thin bones in the fish, I find it can also be used as a long usuba with practice (I've seen Rokusaburo Michiba do katsuramuki with one). The blade height and thickness are only about 0.5mm thicker than my 210mm usuba.
    I bought it direct from Ichimonji 3 years ago, but have only used it a few times and have not sharpened it. Condition is new. The prices for these are usually astronomical (go take a look at Ichimonji or Konosuke), but I'll offer this rare knife for what I paid back before the steel went up and the dollar tanked (almost half current price).
    Hamokiri - $375 shipped CONUS

    The next knife is a 180mm Monzaburo honkasumi blue#2 mukimono. It is in very good condition, and has a patina on both sides. The handle is half octagon/half round (see picture).
    Mukimono - $130 shipped CONUS

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    Both Knives are beautiful. Wish it made sense for me to get the mukimono but I think she would be just a looker in the collection!

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    That hamokiri is such a deal and such a sweet looking knife.

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    So tempted on the mukimono .. though I have absolutely no idea what I'd do with it.

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    Garlic katsuramuki?
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    I tell you that if money was no object I'd buy that hamokiri in a split second - just so bad ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I tell you that if money was no object I'd buy that hamokiri in a split second - just so bad ass!
    sounds like someone needs to save you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Garlic katsuramuki?
    Grapes, mostly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    That hamokiri is such a deal and such a sweet looking knife.
    I really do a community service with some of my sale prices I think, lol. But hopefully they go to people that use them more than I get to.

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    Hamokiri sold...

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