So I started collecting, my first Shigefusa

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #361

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    Knife type wise there are a few knives, like a hamokiri, though finish wise, the list is a bit longer if you think kitaeji/kasumi/kurouchi & wa & yo.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2018 #362

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    What is the current unicorn shig you are looking for?
     
  3. Nov 9, 2018 #363

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    I think this is a relative unique Shigefusa kasumi nakiri. KU versions appear regularly for sale, occasionally a kitaeji one, but I have never seen a kasumi version:

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  4. Nov 9, 2018 #364

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    Several Yo handled knives to complete series.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2018 #365

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  8. Nov 29, 2018 #368

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    Just wondering do you have any leftie single bevel shigs? Just kind of wondering what is out there for lefties. :) And typically what is the markup for a lefty version?
     
  9. Nov 30, 2018 #369

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    Hi Daizone, I am a 'rightie,' thus never focused on acquiring left handed Shigefusa knives. Regardless, yes, there are left handed single bevel blades out there, sporadically you can see a few pop up. The last one publicly sold (at least i was able to recorded in my data set) was in April of this year. There is a slight mark up, but I have to say this is marginally given the recent price fluctuations.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2018 #370

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    Posting this here as well, a nice graph showing the sales popularity of the different Shigefusa Gyutos, both Wa & Yo handles, Kitaeji and Kasumi. Data comes from the data set I keep, n=181

     
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    How many exist? Hard to say, but i am pretty confident the answer is 'very little.' Do they cut? God yes, I use my 270mm kasumi several times a week and its a delight to use; chicken, beef, you name it, the knife will slice through with great ease.
     
  15. Dec 5, 2018 #375

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    I received an interesting question this morning: "Are people selling more Shigefusa knives after Thanksgiving to fund Christmas purchases?" I took a look at number of Shigs sold and its total value (in USD) and came up with this hybrid graph:


    Based on the above, would say, no, there is already a large lead up of sales starting mid summer, where i do not see a significant enough uptake in November and December to confirm the inital question. One comment i could make, we do see a larger number of knives sold compared to the value. IMHO could indicate the sale of 'cheaper' (if such a word exist nowadays for Shigefusa knives) items, such as KU.

    However, the data above shows all Shigefusa sales, including those of known re-sellers. Shigefusa themselves have their production schedules and these are taken into account tin the numbers above. The assumption here is that 10 knives finished in December, will hit the market around the same period and thus be recorded (if i can find them and add the sales to my xls.) So simply put, i took out the sales from the known re-sellers, then i get this graph:


    A completely different picture and with some confidence, i could say, yes, a higher numbers of knives are sold/come on the market from non known re-sellers post Thanksgiving.
     
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    Posted this one on my IG today as well: Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto, 270mm

     
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    A recent addition to the collection, a 270mm gyuto:

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    Part of a new series of photographs:

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    More new images can be found HERE and HERE
     
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    Incredible!
     
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    After 891 days between the first kitaeji yo I purchased (240mm) and last one 270mm; the series is now complete!

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    Wow .... This .... [Lost for words] .....
    Congratulations! What a sight to behold
     
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    There is only one shig lord :D
     
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    Pretty amazing collection!
     
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    Amazing!!!
     
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    Do you have shigefusa kasumi yanagi 300mm!? If you have what is the weight of the knife?!
     
  27. Jan 8, 2019 #387

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    you can probably google search this quite easily, in fact took me longer to type than to look it up...
     
  28. Jan 8, 2019 #388

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    I never owned a 300mm kasumi, though did own a 270 which was 151 grams. My kitaeji 300mm yanagiba weights 203 grams, whilst the 270 kitaeji NOS is 185 grams, and non NOS version 137. If you google, you might end up on my site, kitaeji[.]com; you can find all the knife measurements of my current (and past) collection.
     
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    So, you don’t know. But it is okay. I just found out it is around 160 to 180g.
     
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    Thank you very much for your information. Friend of mine has one. It is very light. The weight of his is 155 G. But he has been used for a long time. We just want to find out the original weight
     

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