SOLD 240mm Ryusen Damascus Gyuto

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240mm Ryusen Damascus, JWW version

I'm trying to shake the dust of this week...

Remember when JWW sold badass knives—Shigs for $200, Yoshi for $200, Tosa for $40, etc. etc.... (They had a 270 hammered yoshi suji with western handle for $199 that I slept on for months--wish I didn't.) For whatever reason, they stopped. I got a deal on this one from JWW a year or two ago when they were getting rid of whatever stock they had left—bought this one and a 210. I've been using the 210 (home use, daily) for the last year--the treatment of VG10 is really nice, holds an edge nicely and stands up to use well (especially considering how thin it is). Nice f/f on the handle. I’m fully bonded with the 210, so won’t need to dust off the 240. No need--I'm team-210 for this one :)

Asking $180, which I think is a good deal. BNIB

These run $350+ at EE. The Kanji for the JWW version is different though, but identical knife (JWW used the exact same web description).

(pics tonight--because I don't want to waste the hour necessary to to find my "misplaced" digital camera while it's still light out.)
 

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Remember when JWW sold badass knives—Shigs for $200, Yoshi for $200, Tosa for $40, etc. etc.... (They had a 270 hammered yoshi suji with western handle for $199 that I slept on for months--wish I didn't.) For whatever reason, they stopped. I got a deal on this one from JWW a year or two ago when they were getting rid of whatever stock they had left—bought this one and a 210. I've been using the 210 (home use, daily) for the last year--the treatment of VG10 is really nice, holds an edge nicely and stands up to use well (especially considering how thin it is). Nice f/f on the handle. I’m fully bonded with the 210, so won’t need to dust off the 240. No need--I'm team-210 for this one :)
It's all Woodcraft's fault. Things started to go downhill right after they bought out JWW.
 

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It's all Woodcraft's fault. Things started to go downhill right after they bought out JWW.
Bummer. I keep checking their website hoping that one day it'll be populated with cool knives again and that this is only a downturn...
 

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Yeah, highly doubt it. Since they no longer run their own show anymore it's probably over. I remember wandering into the brick and mortar back in the day and thinking no way I could spend $300ish on a 270 shig.
 

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Bummer. I keep checking their website hoping that one day it'll be populated with cool knives again and that this is only a downturn...
Hida Tool still has a few cool items including some Tosa blades for around $30-45.00 and a few starter ginsanko/silver 3 knives, but nothing quite like JWW used to have.
 

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