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SOLD Shiraki Hamono 270mm Honyaki Gyuto, Mirror Polished

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domrun

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If anyone wants to commit an interest at $2100, I am willing to crack the handle and show the stamp.
I don't know how Shiraki fixes his handles but the temperature is an important factor, keeping the handle in water at 85°C for 1 hour should allow it to be removed. I remember a Mazaki from which I could not remove the handle after immersion for one hour at 75°C under vacuum, after direct immersion for one hour in a thermoregulated kettle at 85°, i take the handle off without difficulty without the horn being altered.
 
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I don't know how Shiraki fixes his handles but the temperature is an important factor, keeping the handle in water at 85°C for 1 hour should allow it to be removed. I remember a Mazaki from which I could not remove the handle after immersion for one hour at 75°C under vacuum, after direct immersion for one hour in a thermoregulated kettle at 85°, i take the handle off without difficulty without the horn being altered.

Have tried almost all the methods but haven’t try direct immersion. Thanks for the idea, will try it tomorrow!
 
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One last try…
 

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FWIW … this is the kanji from two knives I own which are certified as having been made by Shiraki himself by a maker who worked personally with Shiraki.

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The uppermost knife in the first picture has kanji on both sides of the blade. The second picture above is the kanji from the second side of the blade.
 

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this is the tang to my Yanagi Honyaki by Shiraki
 

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