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    Masamoto KS on Rakuten

    Anyone purchased on Rakuten? One of the sellers has the Masamoto KS 240 gyuto (KS3124) for . . . drumroll . . . $240 USD.

    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/subaru/item/ks3124/

    I was interested in adding a carbon and it's hard to ignore this deal. anyone have experience with this seller?

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    There was similar topic about two years ago that might be interesting to you.

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    I suggest you search on google using this string:

    site:kitchenknifeforums.com rakuten masamoto

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    The question has come up before.

    See these threads, and/or search Google for "Rakuten site:www.kitchenknifeforums.com"

    My Masamoto KS from Rakuten

    Masamoto KS - Just a project knife nowadays?
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    My bad for not searching the forum first. Seems like this deal can be pretty hit or miss.

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    i purchased a KS from rakuten a few months back, from the store Yamawaka.
    It cost under $200 shipped and i was able to ask for a blonde ferrule.
    The knife came quickly and was decent enough i suppose.
    I did this for two reasons
    1. I wanted to see one in person
    2. I wanted to sell it on eBay and make a few bucks
    I don't sell anything on BST here for profit (quite the contrary) so i put it up on eBay and ended up making about $80. easy.
    To be honest, I was totally unimpressed with the knife.
    It was just ok (but no, I didn't actually ever use it).
    It just seemed kind of adequate in every regard.
    I was kind of shocked people used to pay near $400 for these knives but maybe this one was a second who knows.
    In any event, I remain unimpressed with Masamoto for double bevels.

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    I recently bought one from here http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/y...ZzBtUQ03tyIXSg due to this thread http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...samoto+rakuten .
    Liked the knife. The only thing is that it is not taking any patina. I guess it may have some kind of film protection? On the back of the blade there is the letter S, i presume it stands for shirogami, but if anyone knows better, let me know.

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    The Masamoto Swedish stainless (aeb-l) gyuto has the "S" stamped on the back, the shirogami does not, iirc. Would certainly explain why you are getting no patina.

    See this post.

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...ss-240mm-Gyuto

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    Oh, that explains then. Thanks, Nate!

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    Marcelo, you purchased a Swed Stainless KS for only $199? Thats quite a bargain!

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