POLL: How much is a Jiro Nakagawa gyuto worth to you?

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POLL: How much is a 240 Jiro Nakagawa Yo gyuto worth to you?

Poll closed Sep 1, 2019.
  1. Less than $250

    15 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. $250–$450

    35 vote(s)
    50.7%
  3. $450–$650

    9 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. $650–$850

    10 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. More than $850

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #61

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    for that effort, you deserve it...i just want to buy a damn knife... I've spent far less time in communication w custom makers and received exactly what i asked for...
     
  2. Aug 21, 2019 #62

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    damn you... once again I'd sold myself that I'd never buy one and you go and throw that out...****...
     
  3. Aug 21, 2019 #63

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    Well, Hitohira sells the wa-tanged blades (no handle) for $660, so that handle must be worth $170, right? ‍♂️
     
  4. Aug 21, 2019 #64

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    Those emails were not just to secure the perfect Denka/Maboroshi but because they are genuinely interested in sharing their knowledge. And I wanted to hear what they had to say.
     
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  5. Aug 21, 2019 #65

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    240 Wa´s are around $700 with handle and shipping CONUS
     
  6. Aug 21, 2019 #66

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  7. Aug 21, 2019 #67

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    I will say probably around $250 - 400 for now.
    As a somewhat collector somewhat user, I see price tag on knives thru 4 categories:
    1. How it cuts
    2.How it looks
    3.is the maker famous
    4.is this knife rare(quantity/is it going to be discontinued)

    I have never tried it so I can't check box 1, hopefully someday I will.
    Box 2, checked
    Box 3, I think the maker is raising and it depends alot on 1 so I will put no for now.
    Box 4, I will say no, its not rare.

    In conclusion it only check box 2 for me right now, so if I have to quote it 250~400 will be it. (it might check alot more for others but I can only speak for myself)
     
  8. Aug 21, 2019 #68

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    I wish I had a system. Would save me a TON of cash :D
     
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  9. Aug 21, 2019 #69

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    Lol, I am an engineer, can’t help.
    You know what ppl say, the only difference between engineering and just messing around is we write stuff down :)
     
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  10. Aug 21, 2019 #70

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    Even at $700 for an unknown, new maker without proven track record is insane. I think people on this forum, me included:D, lost all connection to reality when it comes to kitchen knives....
     
  11. Aug 21, 2019 #71

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  12. Aug 21, 2019 #72

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    thank you for offering a simple dose of reality

    cheers
     
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  13. Aug 21, 2019 #73

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    I can't see what the poll reads but for me probably half of what they sell for, which means I won't have one. Perception of value is entirely personal and can change, I have paid some ridiculous amount for some knives entirely on the desire to have one, nothing rational about it.
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2019 #74

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    I'm with you there
     
  15. Aug 21, 2019 #75
    Now if it was $800 marked down on FB to 89.95 I would be even more leery.
     
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  16. Aug 21, 2019 #76

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  17. Aug 21, 2019 #77

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    That's good business
     
  18. Aug 22, 2019 #78

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    Not unless you know they were priced 20% less last month.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2019 #79

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    Tongue in cheek
     
  20. Aug 22, 2019 #80

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    :D
     
  21. Aug 22, 2019 #81

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    I'd pay what they are going for now.
     
  22. Aug 22, 2019 #82

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    if i were to collab with a knife maker and the end product was pretty much everything i look for in a knife, how much would yall be willing to pay for such a thing? $750?
     
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  23. Aug 22, 2019 #83

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    You like a lot of belly and I don't, so probably not much.
     
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  24. Aug 22, 2019 #84

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    since when do i like a lot of belly? that's news to me.
     
  25. Aug 22, 2019 #85

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    One of your recent posts said this:

    "just know guys that marko profile is quite a bit more flat than regular ks, it's more of a mizuno and ks hybrid shape. i actually reprofiled mine as i like more of a curve like the regular ks."

    I took that to mean you like belly.
     
  26. Aug 22, 2019 #86

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    I wouldn't say that means alot of belly, just not super flat. It is somewhat subjective, but ks just have a gentle curve.
     
  27. Aug 22, 2019 #87

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    if it's truly a one man shop, and he is producing one knife a day to a very high standard, then $800 doesn't seem that crazy.

    that being said, this particular knife isn't really to my tastes, and the quality remains to be seen...
     
  28. Aug 22, 2019 #88

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    From the pics I've seen I wouldn't put these in the 'very high standard" category. Mid range at best.
     
  29. Aug 22, 2019 #89

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    I’m getting my Denka handpicked this time in the TF shop itself. I rolled the dice and got a pretty decent maboroshi, but my Denka petty needs a lot more work but it was cheap and worth a punt.

    Going to ensure my Denka gyuto is 100% the way I want it from the get go.

    TFTFTFTFTFTFTFTF
     
  30. Aug 22, 2019 #90

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    Hook a brotha up. We’ll go live and get confetti and streamers.
     
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