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  1. Dec 4, 2019 #1981

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  3. Dec 4, 2019 #1983

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    The guy. Selling the knife. I’m having an imaginary convo with that guy
     
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  4. Dec 4, 2019 #1984

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    Oh sorry- I realized I quoted the wrong one. Was talking about the guy selling the shig for 1250 opening bid
     
  5. Dec 4, 2019 #1985

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    If its the one I posted starting bid is $1500. BIN $1950 LOL
    And don't forget the sales tax on top of that....
     
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  6. Dec 4, 2019 #1986

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    Sounds legit
     
  7. Dec 5, 2019 #1987

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    Bernal cutlery will have some old stock Shigs for sale today. Check their IG post
     
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  8. Dec 5, 2019 #1988

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    Just saw their IG, too, and came here to make sure it was mentioned. ;)
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2019 #1989

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    Sold out from what I can see
     
  10. Dec 5, 2019 #1990

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    Didn’t you already own a 240 Ittetsu?

    edit: sorry, necroquote.
     
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  11. Dec 5, 2019 #1991

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    2 ittetsus. What can help you with?
     
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  12. Dec 5, 2019 #1992

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    Oh, nothing, just commenting on your desire a month ago for a giant-*** santoku from Heiji. I’ve been coveting the Ittetsu for while, but I think I’ve got to go on a knife buying hiatus for a few months. Someday.

    I think I’m reaching a kit I’ll be satisfied with for a while, though. (Like, at least for a week.) Gotta a couple short Heiji sujis on order, and when they arrive, I’ll be complete.
     
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  13. Dec 5, 2019 #1993

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    Some gyutos just happen to have cool Santoku like shapes while not being actual Santokus. My apprehension about ordering an actual Santoku 240mm is that I have no idea if I’d like it. Ittetsu threaded the needle perfectly. Very cool profile and nose. Here’s my old one in the middle.

    DECF05D0-778C-4085-A4C9-410542030F49.jpeg 10A4B6C4-5ED4-4AE5-AA3F-B6E5DB5EBFEC.jpeg 8595C6EE-2380-469D-B2E6-BFFD38FE2AC7.jpeg
     
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    Nice! Think I recognize the knife on the right, too. :)

    what’s the other one?
     
  15. Dec 5, 2019 #1995

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    Yeah that should be the akebono that was eventually passed to you. The other one is a worn takeda that had a profile that didn’t suck.
     
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    7C75545B-AF56-4C22-B4C6-BE9D19C68471.jpeg 6C2B55A1-79AA-4943-B3CA-03CCA17C3880.jpeg Hi Guys , I got this yanagiba in a group deal. It measures 225 on the edge and has a KU finish. The seller said unused, the KU looks fine but lots of sharpening(?) marks on the polished part of the blade ( not sure if that’s how they come) I couldn’t find any info on this knife in BST archives or internet searches, can you give a ballpark current value? Thanks! Steve
     
  17. Dec 17, 2019 #1997

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    that Kanji looks weird, almost looks more stamped than chiseled. Used 225 shig maybe 5-600?
     
  18. Dec 17, 2019 #1998

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    This thread might prove informative. The kanji does indeed appear stamped.
    https://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/threads/shigefusa-kanji-no-longer-hand-hammered.38443/
     
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    Kanji is stamped but that's normal for kasumi.

    That being said, that blade doesn't look new at all, can we see the ura?
     
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    Correct. kitaeji single bevels are chiseled. Guess there's a limit to the number of blades a 5 year old can chisel.
     
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    C11544AB-9086-473A-99C4-A377352249D5.jpeg 901882DF-4CF2-4BEB-B52C-E1434AE13D23.jpeg Pretty sure it’s KU. The seller described this as an unused Shigefusa 240 kitaeji so looks like the Shig part was accurate His pics were really dark and I thought Kasumi , didn’t know there were KU yanagiba versions
     
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    Ura looks in great shape, but the bevel looks scratched.
     
  24. Dec 17, 2019 #2004

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    Do you have better photos of the KU part?

    I have a KU yanagiba and this looked nothing like it ( the KU part)
     
  25. Dec 17, 2019 #2005

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    A2857CE3-A4B5-44D9-A493-9D01D831C090.jpeg 9D821219-9FBC-425B-ACAB-42F9090281E2.jpeg If it’s a fake the seller says he’ll refund so I should be good.
     
  26. Dec 17, 2019 #2006

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    Looks legit to me but seems like a lot of the KU layer has been polished/ removed.

    I collect KU shigs. Unused KU should be way darker if new
     
  27. Dec 17, 2019 #2007

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    You probably only see the 3rd kanji on single bevel kitaeji Shigefusas .
     

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