Um, WHAT?! Aogami/shirogami damascus/Kurouchi Tsuchime

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Kisuke Manaka ENN 240mm Gyuto

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203998127528?hash=item2f7f3c65a8:g:8gkAAOSwKllirUQi

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Oh my, if marketing has a spirit guide it's P.T Barnum.
 
Surely, this blade will be a fine investment at only $1,399.00!

I made the mistake of looking at what ELSE this shop offered after tripping over their offer of a shirogami #1 240mm nakiri with keyaki handle?




Better I had not looked, that knife MIGHT have even been an OK deal at under $140.
 
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This is a legit maker and the price is fairly normal. Obviously you don’t get great value from damascus, especially hand laminated

https://miuraknives.com/japanese-kn...no-enn-carbon-steel-blue-1and-2-size24cm.html
Thanks for the background- Whoa, an additional $400 for similar blade with a handle...

And I need to keep reminding myself that a dollar is worth about what a nickle was back in 1965 or so when I spent my first one. Soon, I'll be a bonafide millionaire (and eligible for food stamps at the same time)!
 
worldsbestkitchenknife is the same guy that runs Tokushu Knife: Buy Japanese Chef Knives Online I bought my moritaka honesuki from him via ebay before he had tokushu up and running. Really stand up guy.

and those little bit of everything Manakas are expensive. Cooks Edge had one listed at $3,100

https://thecooksedge.com/products/manaka-hamono-blue-1-damascus-kurouchi-tsuchime-enn-gyuto-240mm
I looked again, the blade I put a picture of in OP is GONE.

I ordered the 240mm Nakiri, because my melon knife needs a little friend.
 
That handle is an interesting affair!

Is knife made with a full length tang, with the ability to adjust tension via that acorn nut?
I dont know if this one is different but I owned one of his and found the handle too long. I asked if I could unbolt it, shorten it and re-attach. He said no, all of his handles are completely epoxied and non-adjustable.
 
I dont know if this one is different but I owned one of his and found the handle too long. I asked if I could unbolt it, shorten it and re-attach. He said no, all of his handles are completely epoxied and non-adjustable.
Who are we talking about? And F epoxy!
 
I’ve seen one of these - incredible aesthetics if that’s your thing. Reminds me a bit of the troll killers.
 
worldsbestkitchenknife is the same guy that runs Tokushu Knife: Buy Japanese Chef Knives Online I bought my moritaka honesuki from him via ebay before he had tokushu up and running. Really stand up guy.

and those little bit of everything Manakas are expensive. Cooks Edge had one listed at $3,100

https://thecooksedge.com/products/manaka-hamono-blue-1-damascus-kurouchi-tsuchime-enn-gyuto-240mm
What!? The early days man! I really appreciate your help supporting us in the beginning, and what a sweet knife. My current favorite is a Moritaka AS 180mm Bunka. And yeah, that Manaka-san knife is expensive, but if you want value, his Blue #1 line is awesome.
 
That handle is an interesting affair!

Is knife made with a full length tang, with the ability to adjust tension via that acorn nut?

Unfortunately, not on this version. However, I do think it is something that Jezz is working on. I believe these are fastened with a full length tang and glued.
 
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