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RockyBasel

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Thanks - I have yet to find my inheritance- so I will pass on these gorgeous beauties - but who makes these three knives?
 

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still, it takes more than just having the inheritance...you need the motivation and the means to buy something as expensive and specialist as this.

someone with more money than taste or wisdom could easily spend this much without any other motivation than 'I want that one', but why? to be able to show off?
 

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still, it takes more than just having the inheritance...you need the motivation and the means to buy something as expensive and specialist as this.

someone with more money than taste or wisdom could easily spend this much without any other motivation than 'I want that one', but why? to be able to show off?
Agreed, but thats just how it goes with shigs, katos, and ashis. You are either buyer #1 that gets it because the grind, ht, f&f, etc... and now has to pay inflated prices for it because here comes buyer #2 who buys it so they can post a few sweet pics with it and then uses it to portion their lasagna once a month.
 

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Agreed, but thats just how it goes with shigs, katos, and ashis. You are either buyer #1 that gets it because the grind, ht, f&f, etc... and now has to pay inflated prices for it because here comes buyer #2 who buys it so they can post a few sweet pics with it and then uses it to portion their lasagna once a month.
Sounds like we need a Lasagna cutting thread.
 
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Check the munemasa Japanese site. They’ve got a shig nakiri and santoku. This English site also had the same ones, but I don’t know if they’re both still available there.



you can order from the Japanese site even if you don’t live in Japan. Just email the site owners and they’ll help you out.
 

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Ku gyuto do exist but they are on the shorter side. I've seen them for $325-375 so not super expensive for a Shig. Never seen a 240+ though
I have a Masayuki 210 Ku Gyuto, purchased in 2013. I haven’t seen another since. I’m curious to know where and when you’ve seen any for that kind of price, since that’s about what I paid back then.
 

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Ridiculous prices these days. Just got back into this hobby and I think I'm going to steer away from these. Just got myself a shig kurochi nakiri the other day from AZCK, man that edge is brittle .... but it's turning very nicely blue :)
I occasionally monitor these markets to find some knives... . Let me know if you want a private DM of random shig prices I find. Another note from translating some of the sellers descriptions is that it states its very popular in the western hemisphere... so they know to jack up the prices

Shig kitaeji yanagi 210? with box under the new name 217,800 yen not including shipping

Shig Kurochi 165mm Nakiri . Interesting to see that the signed kanji is much smaller and the handle color is different. 41k YEN
Kurochi 150mm Petty . Again interesting handle choice. 41.5K YEN

Kitaeji Deba $180k YEN

Kitaeji Deba + Usuba + Yanagi w/box 600k YEN

Kasumi 240mm USED 63.5k YEN

Kitaeji Yanagi 300MM 185K YEN

Kiyoshi Kato for 120K Yen 180mm Gyuto w/ box
 

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Ridiculous prices these days. Just got back into this hobby and I think I'm going to steer away from these. Just got myself a shig kurochi nakiri the other day from AZCK, man that edge is brittle .... but it's turning very nicely blue :)
I occasionally monitor these markets to find some knives... . Let me know if you want a private DM of random shig prices I find. Another note from translating some of the sellers descriptions is that it states its very popular in the western hemisphere... so they know to jack up the prices

Shig kitaeji yanagi 210? with box under the new name 217,800 yen not including shipping

Shig Kurochi 165mm Nakiri . Interesting to see that the signed kanji is much smaller and the handle color is different. 41k YEN
Kurochi 150mm Petty . Again interesting handle choice. 41.5K YEN

Kitaeji Deba $180k YEN

Kitaeji Deba + Usuba + Yanagi w/box 600k YEN

Kasumi 240mm USED 63.5k YEN

Kitaeji Yanagi 300MM 185K YEN

Kiyoshi Kato for 120K Yen 180mm Gyuto w/ box
are we alowed to post ongoing auctions?
 
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