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  1. Feb 20, 2020 #1231

    Xenif

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    I feel better that Im not the only person that disliked the handle ... But @CiderBear really hates it a lot more than me

    What kills me more is the core looks like its extremely scratchy and the damascus dosen't really look too interesting to me either. Just dosen't look like a $1200 knife ...
     
  2. Feb 20, 2020 #1232

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    @Xenif I've come to appreciate simpler, quartersawn handles (or ones that look quartersawn, with straight parallel grains). I'm not into anything exotic-looking. Either way, it's gone :rolleyes:

    @preizzo @Eitan78 @Gregmega which one of ya'll got it?
     
  3. Feb 20, 2020 #1233

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    No way, did someone really fall for that?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2020 #1234

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    Kinda reminds me of Gibson guitars 10 years ago. Dealers are the new flippers.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2020 #1235

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    Conspiracy theories withdrawn.
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2020 #1236

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    Owing two Mazaki knives makes it difficult for me to think of his products in the higher price range like this latest example.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2020 #1237

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    Unicorns. Normal Heiji knives are cheap, Heiji damascus aren't. The same principle applies to Mazaki, gaudy handle or not.
     
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  8. Feb 20, 2020 #1238

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    Heiji Damascus is pornography that I am glad to pay a premium for.
    As a man with zero Maz gyuto's, I make no comment on that knife that hasn't already been made. I beg Heiji monthly for dammy.
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2020 #1239

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    I wouldn't jump to these conclusions. James is a good guy. His heart handles are not cheap, regardless of what people think of this particular color, wood combination. The shape of these handles is very good and the wood used is of high quality. Since this was potentially one off, you don't know how much he had to pay to get it. Future prices might or might not go down in the future, probably will. It really is not cool to accuse people of wrong doing based on nothing at all and just conspiracy theories.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2020 #1240

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    Yea, seriously. James indicates on the site that he had to pay through the nose to get that one, and I have no reason to disbelieve him. I mean, Mazaki doesn’t even make damascus usually, right? So this isn’t like “can you make the tip slightly lower?”

    Hate on the knife all you want (I certainly wouldn’t have bought it), but James thought it would be cool to ask Mazaki to make a knife like that, and made a bet that someone would want it even at an exorbitant price. More power to him for giving us something to look at and talk about.

    See also like 30 million previous threads explaining how dealers are not flippers.
     
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  11. Feb 20, 2020 #1241

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    No doubt that knife will be a collectors item, now and definitely 10 years from now.
    Imagine owning the very first shig or kato dammy ever put on the market.
     
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  12. Feb 20, 2020 #1242

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    This was only the second blue 2 Mazaki gyuto that I recall, so add that to the unicorn status as well.

    If I had the money, I would buy it and ship it to Jon for an iichi handle lol.
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2020 #1243

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    a nice polish session will fix that perhaps
     
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  14. Feb 20, 2020 #1244

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    Points well taken, I have withdrawn the conspiracy theories. Perhaps you could remove the quote too so it won’t lingering on?

    I have bought from K&S before, & it was a nice experience.
     
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  15. Feb 20, 2020 #1245

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    It was $1200??????

    That's half what I paid for these...
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B8eS8pPHYdb/
     
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  16. Feb 20, 2020 #1246

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    For all 4 or just one of them? No offence to Mazaki but I wouldn't compare his work to Evan's work, not in the same league, just my opinion ofcourse.
     
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  17. Feb 20, 2020 #1247

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    All 4...

    Sorry for the OT post in the thread, BTW. I was just shocked at the price when I read it.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2020 #1248

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    Nice, beautiful blades.
     
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  19. Feb 20, 2020 #1249

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    Ashy, you’re getting VIP prices lol
     
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  20. Feb 20, 2020 #1250

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    I was just going to say that too, my quotes from Evan are always higher and I've been on the list seemingly forever:(, I bet I was bumped off to make this set:LOL: His work is top notch.
     
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  21. Feb 20, 2020 #1251

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    Granted it does sound like he provided his own handles or handle materials.

    Regardless, I shall order all future Antzenbergers through Ashy ;)
     
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  22. Feb 20, 2020 #1252

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    OT: I specifically told him to make sure you were bumped so he could make mine. LOL!!!!
     
  23. Feb 20, 2020 #1253

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    I’m with labor. @ashy2classy you have been hired as my broker for such deals. I don’t pay well but have great benefits of endless pizza.
     
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  24. Feb 21, 2020 #1254

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    Nope, he didn’t [emoji4]
     
  25. Feb 21, 2020 #1255

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    *gasps*
     
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  26. Feb 21, 2020 #1256

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    i'm still waiting for heiji honyaki..
     
  27. Feb 21, 2020 #1257

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    That's going to be a bad a$$ knife.
     
  28. Feb 21, 2020 #1258

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    A voice of the manority on this one. But I actually liked that handle. Stunning piece of wood in my opinion. I’m not a fan of the dual horn thing though, could do w/o the horn butt. But overall I thought that was a pretty impressive package. This from a guy who normally doesn’t love Damascus. Beautiful stuff, but just not very “practical” for daily kitchen use. I have a tendency to F it up
     
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  29. Feb 21, 2020 #1259

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    Have to admit if that handle had black /mostly black horn and even better no end cap, I would have hit the BIN button.
     
  30. Feb 21, 2020 #1260

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    I actually thought about this yesterday and almost posted, but I was too lazy. On some of these bold handles I think black horn ferrules go better than blonde horn. Personally, I generally like blonde horn, but it needs to be on simple color handles. The blonde sort of makes plainer or simpler handles a little more fun and kind of gives them a spark. But I think on many handles that has alot going on the blonde becomes dissonant or to busy. I totally agree I think black would of made it look better, classier.
     
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