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    Two Watanabe's for sale

    Hello,

    sadly I need some cash so I am selling a couple of my Watanabes.

    First is my 210 Pro Line Blue Steel Wa Gyuto. As it is carbon steel it picked up a good patina which I cleaned off for the sale I also thin my knives slightly with each sharpening as such it doesn't have that fresh from the maker shine. I think I've only sharpened it twice. The pictures do a good job of showing the knife condition and I consider it to be in great condition. Many of Wanatabe's gyutos are considered to be "mighty" however, of all the Watanabe gyutos I've seen or used this one is the thinnest. It's not quite a laser but I find it to be about perfect for my tastes. I just pulled out the calipers and the last 1/4" of the blade it's thinner than my Takeda nakiri and about 1 inch from the edge it's only about 1/10th of a mm thicker. It has the ho-wood and buffalo horn handle. This knife sells new for $300 I'm asking $220, buy pays actual shipping costs.

    Second is my 165mm Watanabe kurouchi nakiri - Standard grade, with the blue steel upgrade. The blade of this knife is in excellent condition, the kurouchi on the front of the blade is kind of uneven looking, that is the way it was from the factory, I don't mind it as Kurouchi is not meant to be pretty but rather pure functionality. The ho wood and plastic ferules on these knives are super hokey, so I replaced it the handle myself. It is the first custom handle I ever made. It is made of ebony and a burlwood body, I can't remember the name, it's been too long and a stainless spacer. I personally think the handle is super comfy and is overall pretty awesome, but as it was my first it's not as immaculate as my later handles but still really nice. This knife sells for $145, given that it has the cool custom handle I'd like to get $130, plus actual shipping. Both knives have their original boxes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
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    Nice knives, great prices! Good luck!
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    dammit!
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    Both sold, thanks!!!

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    Congrats on the quick sales Andy, and to the lucky buyer/s.

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    Damn, that nakiri really caught my eye.
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    Hey Andy, are you just showing up here to torture us? Great knives, one can never have too many Watanabe knives. That gyuto really would have tempted me but I was too late anyway.

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Hey Andy, are you just showing up here to torture us? Great knives, one can never have too many Watanabe knives. That gyuto really would have tempted me but I was too late anyway.

    Stefan
    It would appear that way. After these I don't think I have any Watanabes any more. Kinda sad, he's always been a favorite maker of mine. Alas all part of my goal to get my collection down to a manageable size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy777 View Post
    Alas all part of my goal to get my collection down to a manageable size.
    Define "manageable" Andy.

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