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    Shun Classic 300mm Yanagiba

    This is my first sale on the forums so please ask any questions you feel you need to.

    I am selling a used Shun Classic Yanagiba 300mm - $90 shipped.

    I know its a Shun...meh? I bought this from Citizen Snips over a year ago. This knife has been barely used since then but before that slayed many a fish in Citizens hands.

    It is the VG-10 version and not SG2. It is not especially difficult to sharpen but it is VG-10 if you know what I mean.

    I am selling it because I never ever use it. Nothing is wrong with the knife. Citizen just resharpened it a couple of months ago.

    I just hate sitting on a blade that gets no use. These sell new for close to $300. I am selling it for so little just to recoup what I paid for it. Citizen kindly let me purchase it from him for $80. So shipping costs are included in the price of the blade.Name:  IMG_0503.jpg
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    Sorry for the cruddy photos. I am no photographer and the lighting sucks today.

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    I'll take it!

    Vince

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    wow, i loved this knife for what seems like years. it had some great times and is a decent starter yanagi. there are obvious things that most people get turned off of such as vg-10 and shun but really i do think this is a great way to get used to how a yanagi cuts. it gets really sharp (sharper than ive ever gotten any other shun for sure) and because its vg, it holds its edge for quite some time. i think you are going to love this knife vince.
    It's like my ol' grandpappy used to say; "The less one makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look a fool in retrospect"

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    This one is currently in process...

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    Nice nice! Thanks!

    Vince

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    This was a nice story to read: an unglamorous but trusty and well loved knife finding a new home.
    Also, good on you that you kept the "friend" pricing when passing it on.

    I think that people often mistake the popular view that Shuns are priced higher than their competition / less popular options with the misconception that they are "not good. " I think that yanagi looks pretty darn cool. Is it solid vg10 or clad?

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    Yikes, I would have picked this up for a friend that only likes stainless! Enjoy it!

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    its solid vg10

    i would add that this will be the third time this well used (and loved) knife will find a new home. i am happy i bought it, had it glued to my hand for a long time, sold it to my friend, and that he is selling it to someone else.
    It's like my ol' grandpappy used to say; "The less one makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look a fool in retrospect"

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    Vince -

    Hope ya like it buddy. One night...when I was working my first kitchen job and was prep boy during service in the back I tried skinning about 150lbs of pork back fat with it...lets just say I was wearing 6 gloves on my left hand from cutting myself over and over again...sharp sucker and a good cutter...not soo good for skinning pork fatback though...just a little lesson I learned that night.

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    Is it a true single bevel? I have a set of small (solid vg10 pseudo-single bevel) knives that a friend bought off of Woot and then couldn't figure out what to do with. It is sharpened just like a double bevel knife where the left side is not sharpened flat.

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