My favorite color is USED .......the unvarnished patina thread!

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M1k3

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Whatever they are, they just throw labels at the listing.
 

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Where is he finding these basket cases


 

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Where is he finding these basket cases


Flooded knife shop?
 

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This guess would have made perfect sense for the one I got from him. Under all the deep rust and pitting, there were absolutely no traces of the knife ever being used. Not even sharpened. Does that count as BNIB?
Did it come in a brand new "slightly weathered" *cough*waterdamaged*cough* knife box?
 

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I can imagine the look on the postal workers face looking at it all boxless :LOL:
One postman to another: ”This is a rusty fish weapon from Japan. It seems unused and there’s no box. Is This a declaration of war?”
The other: ”Yeah, totally!”

(You might have expected there to be more to this pointless story, but there isn’t. The Swedes are a people of few words; customs a people of fewer (although not as few as our Finnish neighbours, bless you all!). Just a little snippet out of everyday life).
 

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Sometimes I wish I was Finnish with their ingrained social distancing. So I've been lead to believe..
 

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Some radish kimchi made some cute little pizza on the knife. Excuse the line of kasumi on the blade face. I didn’t realize this blade has a concave grind. In a way I actually like how it emphasizes the shinogi line.
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I scrubbed the working patina off my Y. Tanaka x Kyuzo after sharpening it this morning. I sliced some pork chops with it for dinner tonight after polishing it with 1000 grit sandpaper. Yikes... View attachment 80870View attachment 80871View attachment 80872
Wow, you turned it into the Swedish flag. 🇸🇪 I will follow your excellent recipe for Swedish flag pizza patina step by step and report back.
Btw that Tanaka isn’t the one you bought during the last JNS sale, right?
 
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