SOLD Shigefusa Kasumi Chuka

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  1. Sep 18, 2019 #1

    Potato42

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    I'm selling my Kasumi finish Shigefusa Chuka. Future life plans outweigh the desire to keep this knife any longer. I ordered it over 10 years ago, waited over 3 years to finally get it, and it was my main go to knife for a long time. I paid around $700 for it back in the day, and I'm asking $950 for it. I detest paypal and I continue to refuse to do any business with them whatsoever, but I am open to other electronic payment options. I have used zelle and TransferWise and had no issues. I'm fine with other payment methods too, if you want to go old school and send me a money order or something like that.

    The knife has been used and it's not perfect, the main blemishes being some pitting mostly on the front face (engraved side) of the knife. There are also some very light scratches on the back side from my sharpening attempt. The pictures should show it fairly clearly, look for the dark spots. I tried to put a good edge on it, though I am terribly out of practice at sharpening and my result was pitiful. I tried cutting a single onion and I was disgusted with myself after having to actually push instead of the knife falling through as it should. It will take a great edge as I'm sure you know if you're looking here. The patina you see is the result of that single onion. Someone with natural stones should easily be able to put the hazy finish back into the bevel.

    The measurements of the knife are 210 in length, 97.5mm height at the heel, 96mm height at the tip, 3.8mm thickness at the spine above the heel, 2.1mm at the spine above the tip, and weight of 449g.

    The profile of the knife is very similar to the dimension and pictures you see here http://geijn.com/kas_chuka_230.html but a little thinner.

    I have already contacted many people about the possibility of purchase of this knife from the WTB thread that was posted previously. Please be aware that you are considering a knife in not new, used in the kitchen to actually make food and such condition. I mentioned the pitting in the cladding of the knife, but seriously if that bothers you, you may want to reconsider. This knife is highly reactive.

    If I have left out any details, please ask. I would rather you have all the information upfront than have buyers remorse. I have offered first right of refusal to nevin, as he started the WTB thread that I posted on initially. I do plan to donate some funds of this sale to the forums here after a successful sale.


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  2. Sep 18, 2019 #2

    geoff_nocon

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    Oops just read about paypal. Anyway GLWS. Very fair price
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2019 #3

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    I’ll take it if Nevin passes.. Nevin- buy it !
     
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  4. Sep 18, 2019 #4

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    It is currently 6am where Nevin lives.

    If you have been kind enough to give him first dibs because of his original WTB, please give him a couple of hours to wake up, as I am absolutely certain he will take you up on it.
     
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  5. Sep 18, 2019 #5

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    Wow, That's a crazy fair price. Congrats to the new owner.
     
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  6. Sep 18, 2019 #6

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    Until I hear from him I'm not selling it. Based on all the PMs I've got, pretty safe bet it's sold to someone though...
     
  7. Sep 18, 2019 #7

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    Just to be clearly, I’m not speculating on Nev’s behalf. I know him very well personally and I’m absolutely sure he would take it
     
  8. Sep 18, 2019 #8

    Potato42

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    Understood. I sent him a PM along with all the others who contacted me before about the sale.
     
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  9. Sep 18, 2019 #9

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    Nicely done
     
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  10. Sep 18, 2019 #10

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    If there is any “who gott next” count me in.
     
  11. Sep 18, 2019 #11

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    Wow. Super rare to find one ! Whoever gets this will be super lucky. GLWS :)
     
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  12. Sep 18, 2019 #12

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    Let me know if it’s still available.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2019 #13

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    Kudos, Nev has been looking for one for years
     
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  14. Sep 18, 2019 #14

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    I know Nevin too he is definitely interested in this knife
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  15. Sep 19, 2019 #15

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    Fuego alert fam
     
  16. Sep 19, 2019 #16

    Eitan78

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    That’s right family
     
  17. Sep 19, 2019 #17

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    I will take it. (if it's still available)

    guys... my tears is bursting... thanks for jumping in @ynot1985 @khashy @valgard
     
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  18. Sep 19, 2019 #18

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    Congrats Nevin [emoji882][emoji882]
     
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  19. Sep 19, 2019 #19

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    Congrats Nevin! I know you've been hunting this one for a while!
     
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  20. Sep 19, 2019 #20

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    Congrats Nevin! Definitely a long journey.
     
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    You were right Nevin, you never know what is out there.......
     
  22. Sep 19, 2019 #22

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    Thanks for sharing even though clearly you could’ve handled this under cover of darkness. I really appreciate being able to view this monster and hope to be so lucky someday! Sweet knife
     
  23. Sep 19, 2019 #23

    Potato42

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    There is an old thread about this very knife from back before I received it if you're curious for more. I think that was 8 years ago...
     
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  24. Sep 19, 2019 #24

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    No worries. I sent you a PM.
     
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    I love a happy ending:cool:
     
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    Had to look this up :D

    In an "echo", the host channel 'Tatered' bares a similar avatar to our guy, OP the OG @Potato42. Very clean.

    Nice story with a good ending...
     
  27. Sep 19, 2019 #27

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    Ahhh, I wondered about that.
     
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    Congrats. Love seeing these hunts come to a happy ending.
     
  29. Sep 19, 2019 #29

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    This is the thread of the month! Congrats to buyer and seller both.
     
  30. Sep 19, 2019 #30

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    It’s great the way this one worked out. Congrats
     

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