So I started collecting, my first Shigefusa

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  1. Aug 23, 2019 #421

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    Celebrating >750 Shigefusa knife sales records in the xls, a good time for an interesting graph: development of the average $ per mm for all knives over time, including a moving average. To my best efforts I tried to calculate a CAGR, which came to about 10.3% over a period of 9 years.

     
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    I love pivot tables...
     
  4. Aug 25, 2019 #424

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    Lost of graphs posted lately, time for a few photos again, will be posting them on IG later this week:

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    Have you had the cleavers for awhile or are they new acquisitions?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2019 #426

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    I've had these since 2016
     
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    I kind of figured something like that. I always wanted to get my hands on a shig cleaver. How do you like the performance?
     
  8. Oct 2, 2019 #428

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    Quietly I have been tracking Kato sales over the last year plus and with a decent "n" it's time for a price comparison.

    First off, what is in the xls file so far? Mind you, these are only the gyutos:


    As a comparator, added Shigefusa Kasumi gyutos, mind you that the below box plot is an average price per mm in USD. The "n" for Shigefusa kasumi gyutos is 150 knives. I left out damascus, kikuryu and yo handled Kato gyutos. So, what does the data show? Well have a look yourself:


    Hype? Opportunistic sales? Rarity? Bubble? Let me know your thoughts!
     
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    I should have been buying Kato Ku instead of Shig .... oh well, too late now :)
     
  10. Oct 3, 2019 #430

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    Volume?

    As I understand it... Shigefusa has three people in the workshop (Tokifusa-san and two sons). Yoshiaki Fujiwara ... only Kato-san??
     
  11. Oct 20, 2019 #431

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    I'll leave these here for your enjoyment, a 240mm Yoshiaki Fujiwara Kikuryu gyuto:

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  12. Oct 30, 2019 #432

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    A few more for your enjoyment. The 240mm Yoshiaki Fujiwara Kikuryu gyuto from above and a 240mm western Yoshiaki Fujiwara gyuto Tamahagene Watetsu gyuto with a tamamoku cedar handle made by @danpahlberg.

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    About 2.5 years ago, I posted a collection overview (link here), time for a update:


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    Indeed amazing ;)
    Been on kkf and j knives for s long time but still I do not recognize all of them.

    Do you care in naming all of them?
     
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    I can do that!

    Shigefusa! :p:p:p:p
     
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    Alphabetically:
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Ajikiri, 125mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Chukabocho, 230mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Chukabocho, 230mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Deba, 150mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Deba, 180mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Fuguhiki, 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Fuguhiki, 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Fuguhiki, 300mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto, 180mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto, 210mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto, 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto, 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto, 180mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto, 210mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto, 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto, 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto (Yo), 180mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto (Yo), 210mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto (Yo), 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto (Yo), 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto (Yo), 300mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Gyuto (Yo), 300mm (SB)
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto (Yo), 180mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto (Yo), 210mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto (Yo), 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Honesuki, 165mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Kiritsuke, 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Mukimono, 150mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Nakiri, 165mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Petty, 135mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Petty, 150mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Petty (Yo), 135mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Petty (Yo), 150mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Petty (Yo), 150mm
    • Shigefusa Kurouchi Santoku (SB), 165mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Santoku, 185mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Soba Kiri, 246mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Sujihiki (Yo), 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Sujihiki (Yo), 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Sujihiki (Yo), 300mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Sujihiki (Yo), 300mm
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Sujihiki, 270mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Takohiki, 310mm (NOS)
    • Shigefusa Kasumi Tomoe-Kuri-Kogatana, 200mm (For Sale)
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Usuba, Kakugata, 210mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Usuba, Kamagata, 210mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Yanagiba, 240mm
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Yanagiba, 270mm (NOS)
    • Shigefusa Kitaeji Yanagiba, 300mm
    More images and knife measurements can be found on my website in the signature link.
     
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    Serious question: Is there anything left? You seem to have covered the different profiles and finishes! I suppose there are always the rare and 'one-offs'...
     
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    Man, western-handled Shigefusa gyutos have such a unique look. So cool seeing your collection
     
  20. Dec 3, 2019 #440

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    Thanks, much appreciated!
     
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    I asked myself that question many times before. Last time this question came up i decided to sell quite a few knives and focus more on small(er) sets, e.g. debas, sujihiki, yanagiba, fuguhiki and gyutos. This 'evolvement' one can clearly see in the 2017 vs. 2019 photo.
     
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    That's hell of a collection!
     
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    That’s a market altering collection
     
  24. Jan 10, 2020 #444

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    Last year, a major shift in my collection took place to create a bit more focus. During the year, I 'only' added 1 Shigefusa knife to my collection via a trade and sold a total of 14. The year started out hopeful with the addition of the below 150mm kitaeji deba; more knife photos and specs can be found on my website.

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  25. Jan 12, 2020 #445

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    A couple more macro images of the 150mm deba from above:

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