WTS 277 Maumasi Slicer

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  1. Mar 25, 2020 #1

    The Edge

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    Up for sale is a Maumasi slicer I bought directly from Mareko in April of 2014. He contacted me last year to ask if he could refinish the knife, as his skills had gotten better at everything, and he wanted to bring it back up to his current standards. The etching really pops now! He would charge $3550 for this at the moment, and he has a two year backlog. Asking $3,000. Specs as follows:

    Overall Length: 399mm
    Blade Length: 277mm
    Blade Height: 34mm
    Weight: 155g


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  2. Mar 25, 2020 #2

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    Just... Wow. Glws
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2020 #3

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    Might want to convert this to a BST thread, no?
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 #4
    I'll move this to the BST section.
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2020 #5

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    In BST now needs some WTS header/flair :D

    GLWS
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2020 #6

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    Thanks guys! It's been a while.
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 #7

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    That's pretty nice
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2020 #8

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    Stunner. Makes me long for my knife from Mareko, "only" 3 years away.:eek:
     
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  9. Mar 25, 2020 #9
    Tell me if I'm wrong but,,,, Taylor is a pro Craftsman and should (and does) have his own sub-forum. Post should be part of that, not in BST.

    Beautiful knife by the way.

    GLWS
     
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  10. Mar 25, 2020 #10

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    Seems appropriate in BST imo. He didn't make the knife. Lots of people post stuff they've refinished in BST, not that the refinishing is of similar quality. GLWS, it's gorgeous.

    Edit: thanks for the correction below, I misread your original post. Given that the maker did the refinishing, there’s even less of an argument imo for keeping this out of BST.
     
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  11. Mar 25, 2020 #11

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    Just to be clear. Mareko did the refinishing himself (Just don't want someone not reading that elsewhere to get the wrong idea).

    To everyone, I originally posted in my own forum because I bought the knife back in 2014 when Mareko was just starting out as an investment to sell later. It has not been used in the time period I've had it. He later hit it BIG for a number of reasons, and he reached out to me to bring it up to his current standards. His work was stunning before, but now the level of finish is something I'm still trying to attain (I could name a number of other makers I could say the same thing about).

    Regardless where it's sold, its money would go towards equipment/materials to make more knives. I'm not hurting for any of that, but I design by feel sometimes, and the more in front of me the better (I understand big walk in closets now lol). I appreciate the openness of people willing to help, and the adult way it's been discussed. This feels like a model as to how to have an unknown conversation.
     
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  12. Mar 25, 2020 #12

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    I love how the handle just blows into the blade. Great piece! GLWS
     
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  13. Mar 26, 2020 #13

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    How thick is the knife. Any flex in the blade?
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2020 #14

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    2.2mm above the "M" in Maumasi Fire Arts
    1.65mm about midway
    .5mm about 10mm from the tip

    Not much flex at all, though not stiff as a board.
     
  15. Mar 26, 2020 #15

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    Thanks. Maumasi is certainly a master of his trade. Even that ironwood (I assume) handle has more pop.
     
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  16. Mar 26, 2020 #16

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    Actually, the handle is Redwood Burl. I somehow forgot to mention that...
     
  17. Mar 26, 2020 #17

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    oops. posted in wrong place
     
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