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    Watanabe 255mm kensaki yanagi

    Selling one of my favorite knife.....It's a Watanabe kensaki yanagi 255mm white steel with a custom western handle that has a bolster. The material of the handle is a willow burl that i got from Craig Steven, this kind of wood doesn't come that often and i really like the figure and color on it. Adam Marr did the handle for me. This knife also come with a snug fit saya that i order special from Shinichi himself, you don't need a saya pin because the it fits to the blade perfectly.
    I work as a sushi chef and there's so many times i feel 270mm is a little too long to be used in a cramped sushi bar or to be used at my home. That's the reason why i ordered this size and I love it a lot !!!. The "Urasuki" still has a plenty of life as you can see, I always sharpen the back side of the knife with the high grit whetstone carefully, to me this is a very important part of the single bevel knife. The only downside is that i dyed the saya into black by myself (I'm not so good at doing it, need a buffer to make it extra smooth), and there's my kanji name engraved on the blade. Otherwise this knife is an excellent performer.




    $400 CONUS Shipped....

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    Dam. Why are you selling? I wouldn't think something like that would ever leave my possession.
    Chewie's the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crothcipt View Post
    Dam. Why are you selling? I wouldn't think something like that would ever leave my possession.
    Baby's on the way .....i could use the extra money for her.....

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    That is a real looker! Good luck with the sale
    Huw

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    U still have this?

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    Bump!!! This is still available... Price to move $375 CONUS shipped.

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    Good luck with your sale and upcoming fatherhood

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    Thanks Matus, She's happy and healthy . I cleaned up my "treasure box" and just realized that this knife is still in my possession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverie View Post
    Thanks Matus, She's happy and healthy . I cleaned up my "treasure box" and just realized that this knife is still in my possession.
    Glad to hear that. When our little girl was born I sold all my large format camera equipment, so I know what you are talking about

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    8x10 linhof/deardorf? I always wanted to get LF but settle down with hasselblad & rolleiflex since 120 film easy for me to process at home and my beseler 23cii only max out with 6x9cm negative. I'm assuming you're on apug also?...thanks again

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