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G-rat

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This is my first sale on the forums so please ask any questions you feel you need to.

I am selling a used Shun Classic Yanagiba 300mm - $90 shipped.

I know its a Shun...meh? I bought this from Citizen Snips over a year ago. This knife has been barely used since then but before that slayed many a fish in Citizens hands.

It is the VG-10 version and not SG2. It is not especially difficult to sharpen but it is VG-10 if you know what I mean.

I am selling it because I never ever use it. Nothing is wrong with the knife. Citizen just resharpened it a couple of months ago.

I just hate sitting on a blade that gets no use. These sell new for close to $300. I am selling it for so little just to recoup what I paid for it. Citizen kindly let me purchase it from him for $80. So shipping costs are included in the price of the blade.IMG_0503.jpgIMG_0505.jpgIMG_0509.jpgIMG_0507.jpg

Sorry for the cruddy photos. I am no photographer and the lighting sucks today.
 

Citizen Snips

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wow, i loved this knife for what seems like years. it had some great times and is a decent starter yanagi. there are obvious things that most people get turned off of such as vg-10 and shun but really i do think this is a great way to get used to how a yanagi cuts. it gets really sharp (sharper than ive ever gotten any other shun for sure) and because its vg, it holds its edge for quite some time. i think you are going to love this knife vince.
 

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This was a nice story to read: an unglamorous but trusty and well loved knife finding a new home.
Also, good on you that you kept the "friend" pricing when passing it on.

I think that people often mistake the popular view that Shuns are priced higher than their competition / less popular options with the misconception that they are "not good. " I think that yanagi looks pretty darn cool. Is it solid vg10 or clad?
 

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Yikes, I would have picked this up for a friend that only likes stainless! Enjoy it!
 

Citizen Snips

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its solid vg10

i would add that this will be the third time this well used (and loved) knife will find a new home. i am happy i bought it, had it glued to my hand for a long time, sold it to my friend, and that he is selling it to someone else.
 

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Vince -

Hope ya like it buddy. One night...when I was working my first kitchen job and was prep boy during service in the back I tried skinning about 150lbs of pork back fat with it...lets just say I was wearing 6 gloves on my left hand from cutting myself over and over again...sharp sucker and a good cutter...not soo good for skinning pork fatback though...just a little lesson I learned that night.
 

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Is it a true single bevel? I have a set of small (solid vg10 pseudo-single bevel) knives that a friend bought off of Woot and then couldn't figure out what to do with. It is sharpened just like a double bevel knife where the left side is not sharpened flat.
 

G-rat

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This one was true single bevel. Concave inner face and uraoshi sharpened flat.
 

Citizen Snips

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if you look at the picture taken of the back you can see where the sharpening took place. i was kinda surprised that it was made like a true single bevel myself when i sharpened it.

i have seen knives like that before. there is a little fish market in town and they sell knives from a company called "myland" and its a single bevel shell that has been sharpened like a german knife at the edge. good part is they are only like $15
 

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Just carved up an eighteen pound prime rib last night. Someone asked for a very thin slice...

Vince
 

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Nice. Finding a stainless Yanagiba is one thing, but finding a Yanagiba with an integral bolster is something else! Say what you want about Shun(cause I will), that is a cool combo.
 

G-rat

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Great man! Glad the knife is in some meat and not my drawer.
 

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Some how the edge has got some damage.. I would like to get this knife repaired and obsessively sharpened. Any takers?

Vince
 
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