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    Winter Knife Sale!

    If I don't do this now, I probably won't ever, so here it goes. I sadly need to sell off some knives to raise some funds. A combination of NYC costing more than anticipated, Hurricane Sandy (didn't get hit too bad, but still some non-trivial unexpected costs), and a recent payment snafu where my employer paid me someone else's wage plus my own and needs to claw it back… after I used the funds to pay off a credit card… Yeah. This is a necessary sale, but hurts like a mother. Selling off my nicer knives, as they are the ones I seem not to reach for that much. I usually turn to my work-a-day knives.

    Note: Can't do paypal, check or Amazon Payments please. Shipping to CONUS included. By more than one, get a $5 discount on each subsequent knife. Pics will come tonight.

    1.) Del Ealy 240mm Gyuto in 01 - $400
    Great knife, fantastic cutter. Hasn't been used and abused all that much. I won't go into too much detail, as most people that would be interested already know what they're getting with these guys. Great knife.


    2.) 240mm Zakuri Special Edition Gyuto - Super Blue - $265
    Same as the one here. Thicker, rustic-style knife, with great geometry. Barely used, never sharpened. Great knife.


    3.) 270mm Zakuri Special Edition Sujihiki - Super Blue - $270
    Same as the one here. Again, barely used, never sharpened. Beautiful handle, cuts great. There's a reason I have had so many Zakuri's and invested in the Special Editions. These guys make awesome blades.


    4.) Takeda Banno-bunkabocho w/ Andy Handle - $250
    This is a great little knife. My very first Takeda and my first custom handle. Still one of the nicer ones I own, in fact. I feel guilty about selling it, but I don't use it that often and hopefully someone will use it and appreciate it more.


    5.) 240mm Ginga Gyuto w/ saya and Dave Handle - $275
    This is another great knife, that I really wish I could hand onto. It's a fun cutter and right in the sweet spot of not too thick and not too skinny. Dave did a great job on the handle. Some light scratches on the blade from a rather tight-fitting saya, but this guy is meant to be used. I'm selling this guy for exactly what I'm in it for, which is actually barely above what one w/o custom handle costs new. It's a steal guys. Jump on it.


    6.) Fowler 265mm Gyuto - $270
    Nice fowler. Quite tall, nice edge profile. Needs to be thinned behind the edge imo, a project I never got around to, but all-in-all a great knife. Not sure what these go for now-a-days, but I got it during one of Stefan's sales, at a discount, and this is even below that.


    7.) 300mm Hiro AS w/ saya- $180
    Great knife, too long for me to use frequently, though, so it's for sale here. Previous owner went through a lot of work to thin it and it shows. Great knife, will be sad to see it go. (Note: the knife cuts great, but is also very effective in scaring the crap out of any guests you might have over. It's a super-duper big knife.)


    BUT WAIT! There's more! In the more affordable realm:


    8.) Suien VC Cleaver - $80
    Used, funky patina, great cutter, good price. Enough said.


    9.) Watanabe Santoku w/ custom handle - $75
    Oh man, this one hurts. I think this was one of mhenry's projects maybe? The more knives I get, the harder it is to keep their backstory's straight. My one and only Watanabe. Started life as a KU blade, but the KU has long faded. Even so, it's a good cutter with good steel and a custom handle for under a $100 bucks….


    I've got a 10.) lined up, but I don't want to list it unless I really really have to. So this is it for now. Ping me with any questions you've got and once again, pics will go up tonight.

    Thanks for looking!
    Ben

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    Dibs called on Watanabe.

    Should have specified that the Hiro AS is the Wa and not the western.

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    Dibs also called on Suji.

    For clarity, "Dibs" isn't necessarily SPF, it's just "dibs" since I don't have any photos yet. Real sorry about that guys. I only just found out about that whole Payment snafu thing which is really what prompted this sale...

    Ah, who am I kidding. I've always been a camera-phobe and photography-illiterate.

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    The Zakuri's are calling my name... I can hear them...

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    They and the Watanabes are POPULAR! Wow.

    Alright, so multiple dibs have been called on the Zakuri Suji, Gyuto and the Del Gyuto.

    Hiro AS is Wa and a Gyuto, NEITHER of which I seemed to specify (d'oh!) and also has had dibs called.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Ben, is this the Gesshin Ginga up for sale?

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...l=1#post135447

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    Hey Rick,

    Yep! That's the one! You'll need to imagine light scratches on the side from sliding in and out of the saya, but that's the guy! You have GOT to love Dave's handles. They are amazing. Thanks for the link and hookup!

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    And I was able to dig up an old photo of the Banno. The handle is amboyna, blackwood, and bloodwood. The bloodwood is a LOT darker now, so I'll be sure to get updated photos up tonight.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Ben, your inbox is full.

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    Sorry. It's free again guys.

    Somewhere along they way I think my super subscription or whatever lapsed and I wasn't deleting emails as I was going.

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