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Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Dardeau, Jul 28, 2015.
For 1250 we’d hope you could afford a better camera & lighting situation.
The guy. Selling the knife. I’m having an imaginary convo with that guy
Oh sorry- I realized I quoted the wrong one. Was talking about the guy selling the shig for 1250 opening bid
If its the one I posted starting bid is $1500. BIN $1950 LOL
And don't forget the sales tax on top of that....
Bernal cutlery will have some old stock Shigs for sale today. Check their IG post
Just saw their IG, too, and came here to make sure it was mentioned.
Sold out from what I can see
Didn’t you already own a 240 Ittetsu?
edit: sorry, necroquote.
2 ittetsus. What can help you with?
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.
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.
Nice! Think I recognize the knife on the right, too.
what’s the other one?
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.
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
that Kanji looks weird, almost looks more stamped than chiseled. Used 225 shig maybe 5-600?
This thread might prove informative. The kanji does indeed appear stamped.
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?
Correct. kitaeji single bevels are chiseled. Guess there's a limit to the number of blades a 5 year old can chisel.
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
According to this website, you might have gotten a fake Shig. Unfortunately:
Shigefusa kanji always includes a third character 作. This knife appears to be missing that 3rd character.
Ura looks in great shape, but the bevel looks scratched.
Do you have better photos of the KU part?
I have a KU yanagiba and this looked nothing like it ( the KU part)
If it’s a fake the seller says he’ll refund so I should be good.
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
You probably only see the 3rd kanji on single bevel kitaeji Shigefusas .
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