So I started collecting, my first Shigefusa

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  1. Aug 23, 2019 #421

    Zweber12

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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 at 1:24 PM #431

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

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