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WTS /WTT Mutsumi Hinoura AS 240mm gyuto

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mrmoves92

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Hello!

I bought this knife around 3.5 months ago from here:


This knife is really hard for me to sell because it is really nice, and it is at or close to my preferences, but it is redundant with my Wakui 240mm gyuto, which I am more attached to. Both are wide bevel, stainless clad carbon, kurouchi, and from Sanjo. I would like to keep trying new stuff, but I very much like this knife. If I didn’t have that Wakui, I would 100% keep this.

The previous/original owner bought the knife from Cleancut (I hope that they are doing alright), sharpened it once, and briefly used it. I have used it for several meals, and I have stropped it on leather with 1um diamond spray and on stones. I have not fully sharpened it, only touched it up a little.

There is a slight issue with the knife, but it isn’t bad at all. I talk about the issue a bit on this thread:
To summarize and add a little bit, the knife has a small hole in the edge (small frowny face in the profile), but I have not noticed it while using this knife. I have attached a picture of the hole in the edge. It really isn’t bad, and it should come out somewhat easily in sharpening.

The current edge is okay, but not great, so I can sharpen this if a buyer would like me to, but I thought that I would leave that for the buyer to control.

The core steel has patina on it mostly from onions, garlic, and limes. The stainless cladding also has some slight patina in some spots. The kasumi part of the stainless cladding also has some light scratches (I think from cutting up chicken katsu into strips). I tried to show this in the pictures.

This knife is nice and thin behind the edge, and it performs well. There isn’t a lot of distal taper, but the tip still gets pretty thin.

Here are some specs (length/height/thickness measurements were taken with a ruler, so they might not be super accurate):
Length: 245mm
Height: 50mm
Weight: 226g
Spine thickness at the handle/heel/1/2 way/1cm from tip: 4.5mm/3mm/2mm/1mm or just under 1mm
Core steel: Aogami Super
Cladding: stainless
Handle: Macassar Ebony

Price: $270 PayPal G&S shipped CONUS

Let me know if you have any questions or if you are interested for a lower price.

If you would like to buy this and the KC Seelbach Chef Knife that I have listed, I can do $435 shipped.

Thanks!

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Bensonhai

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I have the same Makoto coreless. The packaging and fit on the knife is exceptional.
 

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Bump

The package deal with the KC Seelbach chefs knife is now $435.
 

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Bump. Let me know if you are interested for a lower price.

The package deal with the KC Seelbach chefs knife is now $420 shipped.
 

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Cropped/zoomed in choil shot bump

Price drop to $270 shipped CONUS.

The package deal with the KC Seelbach chefs knife is $390.

Help me fund a 270mm gyuto!
 

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Bump

Let me know if you would interested for a lower price or if you would be interested if I fixed the small hole in the profile (and thinned if necessary).
 

mrmoves92

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These are very nice knives, well worth their retail value and a substantial bargain at this price. GLWS
Thank you! I thought that the price that I paid was a deal, and I want to offer a good price without losing too much money.
 
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