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Dardeau

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There is a 270mm kasumi Shigefusa yanagiba for sale on A Frames. Heads up yall.
 

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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 :(
 

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Yeah same over here in Aus. Our dollar is just tanking and it is killing my knife purchases
 

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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 :(


yeah....Canadian dollar is really low right now, especially comparing with US dollar. Can't really afford foreign goods....:(
 

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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.
 

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Japan woodworker has a few too I noticed but they're suspiciously cheap. Anyone know what the deal is?
 

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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.

You are a true gentleman. Saved me a small fortune. Thanks Josh :wink:
 

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They're legit. I've bought more than a few from them. All good :thumbsup:

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.
 

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I think it might just be because of the USD JPY exchange rate.
 
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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 +
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.

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.
 

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There is a 300mm on Japan woodworker for 400 if you want that instead. :D
 

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There is a 300mm on Japan woodworker for 400 if you want that instead. :D

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.
 

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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.

You should just start bidding on that Kramer on eBay!
 

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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.

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

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You should just start bidding on that Kramer on eBay!

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...
 

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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...

Well I guess you just settled my decision of not buying it :p
 

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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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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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