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This was a recent pickup and has been used to cut three bell peppers and one onion. Edge from the box was terrible so currently has my edge finished on Chosera 2k. Lucked out with a blonde Buffalo ferrule as they’re usually black. Cedar handle smells incredible.The tip on this specific knife is amazingly thin, will fly through everything.

Height at the heel is 55mm so 5mm taller than standard height. Overall very lovely — selling to fund other knives and I have a preference for very heavy/thick knives nowadays.

Asking $625 $600 — $550 — $525

Thanks all!
 

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Ohhhhh noooooooo this is such a stellar example. Gonna be crunching numbers to try and make this one work. I miss my blue #1 y Tanaka. And at this heel height? Borderline perfect knife. GLWS quickly so I don’t have to sell and organ….
 
Ohhhhh noooooooo this is such a stellar example. Gonna be crunching numbers to try and make this one work. I miss my blue #1 y Tanaka. And at this heel height? Borderline perfect knife. GLWS quickly so I don’t have to sell and organ….
Haha thanks!
 
How does the handle shape compare to “taihei” dimensions (Tall and skinny) vs standard/more round Sakai dimensions?
More on the Tall and Skinny side. First time I encountered this style and personally prefer it (L glove hands). Something like my Tinker Tank has a much wider/thicker handle by comparison.
 
I have the migaki k-tip version and it's one of my favorites. It's 57mm at the heel, which is one of the main reasons I bought it over some of his other knives.

Whoever gets this will love it.
Never tried a k tip myself but interesting you’re having a little extra height too. Honestly, I might just keep this. Will give it a couple more days and just start using/enjoying it.
 
I have the migaki k-tip version and it's one of my favorites. It's 57mm at the heel, which is one of the main reasons I bought it over some of his other knives.

Whoever gets this will love it.
The k tip extra height is gonna be my next knife. I held one at carbon knife co back in April and haven’t stopped thinking about it since…. Y Tanaka’s blue 1 is just about a perfect steel and these are finished so nicely it’s absurd. I am kinda shocked this is still up. Masterful piece. And this handle…. Unreal combo that I just don’t have funds for… ughhh
 
The k tip extra height is gonna be my next knife. I held one at carbon knife co back in April and haven’t stopped thinking about it since…. Y Tanaka’s blue 1 is just about a perfect steel and these are finished so nicely it’s absurd. I am kinda shocked this is still up. Masterful piece. And this handle…. Unreal combo that I just don’t have funds for… ughhh
The handle was a nice surprise, wood smells fantastic and is a great combo with the blonde horn which was black in pictures when I bought. Yes, Tanaka’s HT is excellent and this has a certain metal ring even when cutting paper which I’ve found on high Rockwell knives. I think you’re only convincing me more to keep it haha. I’ll give it till Friday and then take it down
 
I own this one and its one of my favorite knives in the collection, feels incredible in hand and on the cutting board.
 
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