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    Shun Pro solid VG10 set

    A friend of mine bought this set off of Woot maybe a year and a half ago. She gave them to me shortly thereafter and I told her I would either do something with them or try selling them for her. I haven't done anything with them so now they are here. These are faux single bevel. That is the front side looks like a single bevel and the back side in concave but then there is a tiny non-zero bevel on the back side of the edge that makes them highly asymmetric, double-bevel blades. The picture below is one I downloaded from Woot. The actual blades have some very faint brownish patina here and there aside from that, they are newer-looking than any (advertised like new) knife I've seen on this forum (refurb jobs not included). The set includes 210 deba and yanagiba and a 110 deba along with a bamboo box.
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    If you want them, you can have them for $200. Shipping within CONUS and Paypal fees, included. I will lower the price by $50 each week. If I can't get $50, I will toss them, however much it bothers me to do so.

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    How much grinding would be required to acheave a true single bevel?
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    This is like a reverse auction. Who cracks first, before it hits $50?
    Kinda nice knives, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Kinda nice knives, actually.
    Especially for a lefty....

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    Haha. Yeah. You'd have to invent a new cutting technique, Lefty. I used these knives a bit. I don't do much with deba but they work okay just not as sharp as a normal deba. Same thing with the yanagiba although I actually liked using it. I thought about keeping that one, to be honest.

    Spike, not much. The bevel on the left side is very small, <1mm in most places. However, I would imagine you would need a pretty robust microbevel. A true single bevel out of VG10 would be prone to chipping.

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    That lil' deba looks like it would be fun.

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    Anyone looking to purchase these, just remember they are solid vg10 so have fun sharpening them.

    BTW no pun intended, I used to own these knives and although they aren't a knife for purists they are really fun and get a pretty sharp edge it just takes a while, which for me was fun but exhausting.

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    Lemme know when you get to $50, and I'll take 'em

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    I'll take it when it gets down to 100.

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    And the reverse bidding war begins!
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