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    240 Masamoto HC, light use

    I am posting for sale a Masamoto HC. Only four months old, its a great cutter but the size isn't quite what I wanted and it didn't quite fit the specific duty I needed it for (I was looking to use it as a replacement for having 2 knives on the line but I prefer to have different knives for different tasks after all). As a prep knife, however, I have really enjoyed it and I hate to see it go. Unfortunately, I can't afford to keep this one and buy the next one simultaneously so here we are.

    I asked Koki to pick out the best one he had when I bought it and he came through--the F and F is higher quality than other Masamoto HCs that I've come in contact with. As it has been used, obviously there is some patina--especially around where my fingers rest during pinch grip.

    Going for $170, shipped continental U.S. Pictures to follow on next post. PM me for more info/purchasing.

    For more info on the knife itself, see BDL who loves the heck out of it. http://www.cookfoodgood.com/?p=190
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    Don't mind the purple electric tape. I'll remove it along with any possible residue before it is shipped. I use it to differentiate my knife at work.
    It is our human duty to enjoy life. We’ve got to be greedy about living. We learned that greed is a vice, but that’s old. Greed is a virtue. Especially this greediness for life.

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    Call it a custom handle and sell it for $270
    09/06

    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    PRICE DROP $160. Heck of a deal for a custom handle if you ask me, huh Lefty?
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    What are these guys made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    What are these guys made of?
    Takefu V2C. In terms of how it feels on the stones and how it takes an edge, its somewhere between a semi stainless and aogami. Edge retention is better, in my experience, than the more pure carbons and it takes a really excellent edge, but its not quite as buttery feeling on the stones as the hitachi carbon steels. I guess the most accurate reference to it would be the Misono swedish, except its not very reactive by comparison and it doesn't feel so rough and scratchy on the stones.
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    just curious what did you do to remove most of the paint?
    looks like regular cleaning with a scrubbie.

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    Paint? As in the lettering or the original temporary protective coating? I never took any abrasive scrubbies (like metal or even scotchbrite) to it but did rub it down with a wet/soapy towel on the reg to keep it clean. That may be what happened. The lettering has also faded into the blade as the knife has become darker with patina.
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    Just got word that this knife may actually be SK3 steel--which actually makes sense. So its either Takefu V2C or, more likely, SK3. Full disclosure--its important.
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    After a little more research, I've actually seen other folks declaring the steel to be a variety of things so here's what we'll do: its a carbon steel that sharpens very easily but not as easily as white or blue. It takes an awesome edge that it keeps for longer than white or blue. It doesn't form a patina very quickly which improves ease of maintenance. The steel type is just a mystery.
    It is our human duty to enjoy life. We’ve got to be greedy about living. We learned that greed is a vice, but that’s old. Greed is a virtue. Especially this greediness for life.

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