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I have a very nice Masamoto KS 3124 (new batch) that I’m looking to sell. It comes complete with a replacement custom handle by Isaiah Schroeder as well as the original Ho handle. It also comes with the matching saya for the knife … not drilled and without a saya pin. I am not the original owner but it seems that it hadn’t seen a lot of use. It is very sharp ootb which leads me to believe that it has seen little use and has never been sharpened. The specs are:

Blade length … 261mm
Edge length … 249 mm
Depth at heel … 48 mm
Thickness (measures at spine) … 3.05mm at heel, 2.42mm mid blade, 1.74mm 1” from tip.
Weight … 206gms.

It occurs to me that the knife will make a nice “stand in” sujihiki give its relative measurements. I’m looking for $495USD shipped and insured in the USA and internationally. In Canada it would be a bit less due to the reduced cost of shipping and insurance.

New MORE REALISTIC price …. $325 USD shipped and insured to the USA and internationally. A little less in Canada.

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Note that I’ve misplaced the nice Masamoto oiled paper so will be selling it with plain oiled paper unless I can find the nice Masamoto piece. Sorry!

… GREAT NEWS … I found the cool Masamoto oiled paper. Whatyasee in the pics is whatyaget.
 
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This is a great deal! I sometimes regret selling mine… but I sold it to a good friend, so I might be able to steal it back 😉

It is a great knife. My problem is that my collection has gone off in a few too many directions. I want to tighten up into a deeper collection of a smaller number of makers. It’s tough kicking some top end makers off the island but choices must be made. More to come.
 
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It is a great knife. My problem is that my collection has gone off in a few too many directions. I want to tighten up into a deeper collection of a smaller number of makers. It’s tough kicking some top end makers off the island but choices must be made. More to come.

I am honestly right there with you.

This probably isn’t the right thread for you to expound, but I’d love to read the one that was.
 
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Oh my goodness … that’s a much bigger question! To add to the confusion my goals have changed/evolved over the years. When I started out I bought everything that struck my fancy. Mostly Japanese knives sub $500. I slowly moved on to acquiring more expensive knives and added knives from western makers. Price of knives that I bought started moving up. I basically wanted to try something from every maker. When my collection hit about 150 knives I realized that my collection was too diverse and I simply wasn’t using or had never used many of the knives I owned. Add to that was that I had a batch of knives I called my “daily users” and other knives that were more in the “collectible” category. I also developed an attraction to specific makers and had started to collect several knives from each of these makers. I concluded that I should sell fifty of my knives and use the proceeds to buy upper end knives from preferred makers. … Unicorns and collectibles if you like.

So that’s where I’m at now. I’ve sold about 35 of the 50 knives. All the knives were good ones collected for a reason … they just don’t fall in the category of knives from makers that I want to focus on. I know my approach will change in the future but for the moment I have a nice progression of knives that are headed for BST.

I hope that explains myself.
 

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Brian is just amazing, end of the line. :)

Oh my goodness … that’s a much bigger question! To add to the confusion my goals have changed/evolved over the years. When I started out I bought everything that struck my fancy. Mostly Japanese knives sub $500. I slowly moved on to acquiring more expensive knives and added knives from western makers. Price of knives that I bought started moving up. I basically wanted to try something from every maker. When my collection hit about 150 knives I realized that my collection was too diverse and I simply wasn’t using or had never used many of the knives I owned. Add to that was that I had a batch of knives I called my “daily users” and other knives that were more in the “collectible” category. I also developed an attraction to specific makers and had started to collect several knives from each of these makers. I concluded that I should sell fifty of my knives and use the proceeds to buy upper end knives from preferred makers. … Unicorns and collectibles if you like.

So that’s where I’m at now. I’ve sold about 35 of the 50 knives. All the knives were good ones collected for a reason … they just don’t fall in the category of knives from makers that I want to focus on. I know my approach will change in the future but for the moment I have a nice progression of knives that are headed for BST.

I hope that explains myself.

I love this, I really do. And yeah I think your flow would be meaningful enough for starting a recap and diary in the Knives and Gears sub or somewhere. With tons of pics because your pics also tend to be amazing or at worst just... you know... amazing knives in a shot.
 
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BRB, gotta show this to my wife…
Haha i also did this... You see im not that bad. 🤣🤣

Did you also explain that I’ve been married three times and happily live apart from my current wife!

Response from wife #1 … “What makes you think you would be allowed to do that?”

Response from wife #2 …. “It’s just a small fault!” …. Unstated by wife #2 (“I’ll easily correct that”).

Binder Dundat!
 
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Did you also explain that I’ve been married three times and happily live apart from my current wife!

Response from wife #1 … “What makes you think you would be allowed to do that?”

Response from wife #2 …. “It’s just a small fault!” …. Unstated by wife #2 (“I’ll easily correct that”).

Binder Dundat!
I would say its al worth it. But yehh i think im gonna leave this part out 👌🤞
 
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