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  1. Jul 28, 2015 #1

    Dardeau

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    There is a 270mm kasumi Shigefusa yanagiba for sale on A Frames. Heads up yall.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2015 #2

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    375 only, cheap cheap.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2015 #3

    Von blewitt

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    There is also a Shig Kogatana & some cool Iwasaki Kamisori

    They've been up a few weeks, surprised they hung around
     
  4. Jul 28, 2015 #4

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    With a saya!
     
  5. Jul 28, 2015 #5

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    I was pretty close to buying the yanagi last week, exchange rate kept me from snatching it up. Us Canadians have it pretty hard currently :(
     
  6. Jul 28, 2015 #6

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    Yeah same over here in Aus. Our dollar is just tanking and it is killing my knife purchases
     
  7. Jul 28, 2015 #7

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    I got one from Maksim this morning, exchange rate be damned
     
  8. Jul 28, 2015 #8

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    :eek2: nice
     
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    yeah....Canadian dollar is really low right now, especially comparing with US dollar. Can't really afford foreign goods....:(
     
  10. Jul 30, 2015 #10

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    I just removed the immediate temptation of possibly purchasing said knife.

    And I did it for all of you fine gentleman.

    It was strictly for your sakes.

    I am a selfless martyr.

    You're welcome.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2015 #11

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    Thanks for the heads up Andre.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2015 #12

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    Japan woodworker has a few too I noticed but they're suspiciously cheap. Anyone know what the deal is?
     
  13. Jul 30, 2015 #13

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    They're legit. I've bought more than a few from them. All good :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jul 30, 2015 #14

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    You are a true gentleman. Saved me a small fortune. Thanks Josh :wink:
     
  15. Jul 30, 2015 #15

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    I was just curious what the difference in price was about. Seem to recall there are a few smiths at Shigefusa, does one of them command a higher price? I saw a 300mm+ shig yanagi for somewhere around 300, a 210 gyuto for not much more.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2015 #16

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    I think it might just be because of the USD JPY exchange rate.
     
  17. Jul 30, 2015 #17

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    I think it can also have to do with when the knife was ordered/ paid for by the Vendor.
    I know with So Yamashita from Japan Tool the knives that come up for sale on his site have been on order for 3 years +
     
  18. Jul 30, 2015 #18

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    Welp, false alarm. Just woke up to an email from Takeshi at A-Frames. Apparently he sold it to somebody else on Tuesday, but was having issues with his site marking it as sold.

    Who stole my Shig- er... I mean, who snapped up that Yani? Killer deal, even without the saya.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2015 #19

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    Thanks for the heads up on Japan Woodworker , I just ordered a 180mm Shig Nakiri that amazingly is priced as a clearance item. They had 1 more in stock on sale this am. Anybody looking for a great Nakiri should grab it, I have the 165 mm size also and it is a great blade . BB
     
  20. Jul 30, 2015 #20

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    I feel sorry for you. Takeshi's deals on Shigefusa's are always awesome. I missed out on one ajikiri while waiting for his reply a couple of years ago.
     
  21. Jul 30, 2015 #21

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    There is a 300mm on Japan woodworker for 400 if you want that instead. :D
     
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    Yeah... I've been mulling that over all day. After the initial rush of 'purchasing' the previous yani, followed by the crushing depression of realizing it wasn't mine, well- I don't know if I can put myself through that again.
     
  23. Jul 30, 2015 #23

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    You should just start bidding on that Kramer on eBay!
     
  24. Jul 30, 2015 #24

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    Unlike kitaeji model, kasumi yanagiba aren't that hard to find, many japanese website have them in stock for about 50000~55000 japanese yen.
     
  25. Aug 4, 2015 #25

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    I just bought the 300mm yani over on Japan Woodworker instead. Figure I might need both of my kidneys the rate I'm going, so the Kramer is out of the question.

    Fingers crossed I won't get a repeat of the last go around...
     
  26. Aug 4, 2015 #26

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    Well I guess you just settled my decision of not buying it :p
     
  27. Aug 4, 2015 #27

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    See my previous post concerning martyrdom and what have you:D
     
  28. Aug 4, 2015 #28

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    For those who care, there is a used Shig kitaji Yanagiba on Yahoo Japan auction...



    Edit: Sorry cookie - no links to active auctions. Rule was established so that members would not find themselves bidding against each other and running the price up.
     
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  29. Aug 4, 2015 #29

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    Oops sorry. Just stumbled upon that one thought I would let people know.

    Havox07, you inbox is maxed.
     
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    No worries cookie. And if someone wants to find it they can.

    When I looked the high bid was 40 cents though my math might be off....
     

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