Shigefusa at JNS

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  1. Dec 9, 2019 #1

    jacko9

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    It's hard to believe that a 150mm Western (with no handle) Shigefusa Kitaeji is selling for $853,76 at JNS. I was on the site and placed it in my Cart and thought wow that's a lot of money for a Petty I just couldn't pull the trigger. What do you folks think?
     
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  2. Dec 9, 2019 #2

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    A lot of people really dig Shigefusa right now.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2019 #3

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    I saw it too and ordered a Munetoshi KU instead, but I'm pretty sure that Shig will sell out in seconds.
     
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  4. Dec 9, 2019 #4

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    Oh it did - when I hesitated while it was in my cart - it sold!
     
  5. Dec 9, 2019 #5

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    Pro's seem to pass too. :D
    I think you made the right choice.
     
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    Yes, good choice.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2019 #7

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    Don’t worry you’ll probably have another opportunity to buy it soon. With an extra $200-300 added to the price tag.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2019 #8

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    850 dollars saved. Labor of love made a good point. Just don't look back at it when it becomes available again.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2019 #9

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    Looks like the guy that decided to collect Shigs has an out-performing pension fund.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2019 #10

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    If you have to ask..
     
  11. Dec 9, 2019 #11

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    I decided to buy my granddaughter a Watanabe Pro 180mm Nakliri instead with the Saya and a nice handle. She's 20 yrs old going to nursing school and cooks a lot. She told me that she was having troubles cutting veggies so besides giving her a good knife for Christmas, I'll get to see her more often while I teach her how to sharpen. Yeah I always a Shig but, the price point keeps rising faster than my desire to buy one.
     
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    What's crazy with all this shig stuff is that the KU are often available at decent prices. The Kasumi and the Kitaeji fetch a bloated premium. What I'm trying to say, is if you really want to try a shig--as opposed to stashing a shig--see if you can track down a KU for ~$300.
     
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  13. Dec 9, 2019 #13

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    I was sitting on the JNS site during his November sale and looked at the 165mm Shig KU Santokus. I'm just not sure if I like that style of knife.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2019 #14

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    Sadly that’s a great price for a yo shig kiteaji these days. Glad I was working.
     
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    For sure.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2019 #16

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    Really - I'm curious why is a $850 dollar petty knife a great buy? Yes I know that the Shig clan make great knives but for a 150mm petty a lot of blacksmiths out there offer "similar" (I know it's subjective) products for much less. Once again I'm confronted with "Supply and Demand". BTW I'm not criticizing JNS here as I have purchased a lot of very great stuff from them.
     
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    Yes there are many great petties in the world that 100% preform and or out preform these knives but I can have them readily. The thrill is in the hunt. I know it’s mental.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2019 #18

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    About sums it up
     
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    I didn't think anyone said great buy, just a great price compared to what they go for.
     
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    Maksim is pricing out the flippers. He's making the profit now.
     
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    I have nothing bad to say about Maksim as he has sold me some great knives and stones. I'm just flabbergasted that the demand has pushed the price so high. I guess I'll never own a Shig.
     
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    A couple of days ago there was a BNIB Shig Kitaeji 270 yanagiba sold for $1250 on BST. Not a wo handle for sure, but a fairly good deal IMO.
     
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    i can 100% guarantee you my heiji petty that i got for $175 is WAY better than any shig petty..
     
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    Shigefusa knives are not worth it. Full stop.


    Flame away.
     
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    They are to some. Not to you. Not to me. Not to Panda. But for those who like em, glad we have a place to trade em.

    Now Panda - sell me that Heiji:cool:
     
  27. Dec 10, 2019 #27

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    Well my T-F 150mm Nashiji W#1 petty is pretty awesome as well and it has a very nice ebony/horn handle. I think I paid less than $120 dollars for it shipped to the USA.
     
  28. Dec 10, 2019 #28

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    $100 Tanaka Ginsan is the best 150mm petty made. I mean, this is settled science folks.
     
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    LOL - yep ;-)
     
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    gotta be 165mm or 180mm for me.. 150mm is like a 180mm gyuto, lol useless if you ask me
     
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