- Nov 20, 2012
- Reaction score
Good! I'm glad it didn't get collected! If you find yourself working in a steakhouse, you know where to find me...
I'm not sure why, but the apparent recent upsurge in Shig-collecting gets on my nerves a bit, so good on you for not 'collecting'. I don't mean to put a damper on things, but I'm just curious how you became confident about this knife's age and origins and also how's this interesting in your view? I haven't heard of 'old' Shigs being sold. I've seen a couple of old Shig pictures, including one spotted by Maxim in Kyoto, presumably through the help of his Japanese partner. Also, 1 or more others on Japanese blogs. Oddly, they actually looked more unlike current Shigs than this, with recent Shigs definitely winning out, but I'd have no idea by comparison about the age of this one. Nice specimen, although it looks like the tip's had some rough times in the past.1970's NOS 270mm Shigefusa Kitaeji Yanagiba. ... As I mentioned in the other thread, I'm not a collector, in my opinion, but it would take an awful lot to pry this from my hands. I'm very lucky to have it.
I can help you sell me the NIB Kitaeji nakiri :whistling:Hi I'm Michael and I really really need help...you know its bad when you aren't even buying kitchen knives anymore.
I think the patina is half the beauty!Just put the 210 Kasumi that I got from Eric here through its paces tonight. Made some chicken and steak stir fry. This Kasumi is as good or better than than my 240 Damascus. Going through all the protein and veggies created an instant patina that makes this thing look like a 20 dollar beater..... But it sure does cut well..... I'd post a picture but I would hate to post a less than perfect looking shig..... Ha Ha.
Mike,I think the patina is half the beauty!
Fresh pictures after refreshing my Kasumi, then taking it to a steak dinner =)
Before I cleaned up the knife I was able to get a stable blue patina with the "partially cooked" chicken breast technique. Have you found that the generally blue patina hasn't been sable?Mike,
You have some nice blue patina going on there. Mine unfortunately was cursed with the yellow - orange barf patina. It's ok, it'll eventually turn into grey - black like the Damascus.