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This is the last one, honestly :angel2:. Sorry for cluttering up the forum, lol. But hey, lots of good knife pictures.

The first one is a custom 330mm Suisin Dreamcraft kensaki yanagi in special white steel. It has a mirror finish above the shinogi line, and the yew handle with two horn ferrules. Has a saya. Great condition.
The blade was forged by Togashi Kenji, and is made of what they called shironiko A - basically a White2 steel with more carbon content than normal White2 but less than White1 (so it's like white#1.5?). It gets very sharp, much like white1. I have used it, but not hard. It has some nice blue iridescent patina below the shinogi line.
I ordered this one direct from Suisin.
Kensaki yanagi - $599 shipped CONUS

The next knife is a Suisin 210mm wa-petty (INOX honyaki line) with saya. I used it to finish melons and pineapple since it's thin and maneuverable but still long. Almost a sujihiki. Very light.
Petty - $140 shipped CONUS

The last is a 270mm TKC gyuto. It's the mystery steel that won people over for years, in a good length. It's semi-stainless so there is some coloration as you can see below, but no strong patina. The spine and handle has been rounded so it is very comfortable. Good condition.
Gyuto - $160 shipped CONUS

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Gosh Nathan, where were you two weeks ago. The money I just spent would have went to you.
 

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Ya, I've gotten like 3 requests about the petty, but the other ones will likely be sitting around for a while.
There's a sujihiki and mioroshi still available, too, yall, haha.
 

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Man, Nathan....if you would take installments on that Dreamcraft.....:O
 

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This is the best gyuto for the money. Ichimonji's quality is great and so is the fit and finish. I am contemplating getting this, even though I have the same exact knife, other than a custom handle and a reprofiled choi. Forget all the other flavor of the month gyuto. This is the best thing, even for some gyutos north of $500. Someone gotta pick it up for this price.
 

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Finger .. on .. trigger .. must ... resist ...
 

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Awe dang, I been eyeing a stainless 210 petty for a while. too slow!

That's a good deal on the gyuto especially considering the sharp edges are gone and the edge has no doubt been seen to.

And that Dreamcraft is stunning, I wish I had a use in the world for it.
I know you have a handful of nice yanagi this size, but it still saddens me when somebody parts with a beauty like this.
 

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This is the best gyuto for the money. Ichimonji's quality is great and so is the fit and finish. I am contemplating getting this, even though I have the same exact knife, other than a custom handle and a reprofiled choi. Forget all the other flavor of the month gyuto. This is the best thing, even for some gyutos north of $500. Someone gotta pick it up for this price.
:word:
 

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TKC gyuto still here, Yanagi still here. More pictures by request.





 

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I forgot, the yanagi also has a fancy wooden box. Ooooooh.

 

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Damn it, the box just might push me over the edge! ;)

Still mulling, still hoping someone will remove the temptation.
 

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Me too. Someone needs to buy that TKC before I do. Please, help me out here.
 

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Ya, I've had a couple people say they are interested in the TKC in PM, but when I respond I've heard nothing back.
 

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Oh finally,
Hate to see one of those sit on the for sale longer than it needs to be.
 

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Oh finally,
Hate to see one of those sit on the for sale longer than it needs to be.
I just saw it for sale late last night, otherwise it wouldn't have lastest this long. I have the 240 from the KF group buy last year, it was my first serious knife and it's still sharp while many others I've bought since then have dulled. I love these knifes and I'm thrilled to get the 270.
 

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TKC sold. Yanagi still here. ~$200 less than what it would cost new.
 

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How much is that in handles? :)

Stefan
 

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Want to move this yanagi - will take $550 immediately or consider a couple payments on layaway for $600.
 

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Glad that's sold -- I have no real skill or use for a Yanagi, but those Suisin Dreamcraft knives in general are awfully beautiful, and maybe Yanagis in particular.
 

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bishamon, I received my 270mm TKC gyuto today. Thanks for the great packing job, it arrived in excellent condition. The knife itself is exactly as you promised and I can't wait to use it.
 

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