I am selling my Moritaka Cleaver 190mm. I bought this knife a couple of years ago and have used it a lot over that time. It is in Aogami Super.
This knife takes a pretty killer edge and cuts as good as my heiji despite its thickness. The handle is in mint condition...which is surprising to me for all that it has been through.
I am selling the knife at this price - when I bought it from **************.com it was $265 - because like I said above it has been through a lot.
Two things you should know.
1) A friend of mine used this recently when we were in a desperate spot at work breaking down a whole hog in front of a couple hundred people and short on proper knives (don't ask how we got ourselves into that situation!) and he used it like a deba to go through the joint at the ham...probably a 1.5mm divot in the edge. He then FIXED THE EDGE PERFECTLY...so there is no 1.5mm chip anymore. But this leads to point two...
2) Dave's critiques of Moritakas hold true on this blade too. As you can see in the photo the edge is bowed. This knife actually cuts better than it did before all of this most of which I attribute to my buddy's sharpening skills.
I am not selling the knife for these reasons...I really am not. I have simply seen the light and bought a couple of gyutos and havent used this knife at work for 6 months. I use it at home relatively frequently and still love using it...but I need a new petty knife and am raising funds for that.
Here's some pictures