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For Sale - Premium (!) Wa Handle from KandS 300mm Sujihiki

Discussion in 'JapaneseKnifeSharpening / Dave Martell Knives' started by Dave Martell, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

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    • Model - Sujihiki
    • Blade Length - 300mm
    • Steel - 52100 (high carbon ball bearing steel)
    • Hardness - Rc 62-63 (with cryo)
    • Height (at heel) - 45mm
    • Weight - 7.9oz (224g)
    • Handle Style - Octagonal (Wa)
    • Handle Materials - Premium two-toned amboyna burl, triple nickel silver spacers, with a blond buffalo horn ferrule and end cap
    • Handle Supplied by - Knives and Stones
    • Collection - Summit
    • FREE Lifetime Sharpening included!

    This sujihiki is the one you've been looking for!

    It's a full sized suji coming in at 300mm in cutting edge length made from one of the best steels used in the cutlery industry today - 52100 high carbon ball bearing steel.

    This knife will have great edge retention and ease of sharpening. The blade will take on some really interesting colors and patterns of patina as it's used.

    The spine is nicely tapered, retains strength, and resists flex. The tip is thinly ground in the popular k-tip style.

    The handle on this knife is really something! Made by James of Knives and Stones (out of Australia) it's constructed on some incredible two-toned amboyna burl with triple (!) nickel silver spacers and a blond buffalo horn ferrule and end cap. I love how he aligned the wood for maximum effect.

    No matter how nice this handle looks in the pictures it's even better in person. James did a fantastic job on this ultra-premium handle and I'm more than pleased to be able to pair it up with one of my knives.


    *Please see close up pictures for details.

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  2. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Looks great, Dave!

    To potential buyers, Dave's carbon sujis are awesome cutters. I definitely prefer mine over a Rodrigue and a Carter I also have.
     
  3. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  4. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  5. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    It's the handle but I'll take it...thanks! :D
     
  6. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  7. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  8. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    This is the suji of your dreams! 52100! Stiff - yet thin!, Awesome KandS premium blond buffalo and two-toned amboyna with triple nickel silver spacer handle! Price dropped over $100!!!!

    If this knife doesn't sell I might as well quit! :er
     
  9. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Today's temptation, my friends, is the final price drop I can do (another $50 OFF!) and it's only getting done because I need a quick sale. If it doesn't move today at this price then I'll let it sit for the right buyer to come along. ;)


    >> Price Drop! <<
     
  10. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    If the cost of this knife was broken down you'd see that the handle is almost 1/2 of what I'm charging here and for good reason. Try finding any decent amboyna burl today, then go looking for two toned in this condition/size - doesn't exist. Add in buffalo horn and nickel silver spacers and the fact that it's fully tapered (not broomstick-d) makes it literally top tier that anyone would/could offer. Check out James' site for how much he charges for this level handle, wait you can't, because he only installs this level (of wood) on the top end knives he sells making this literally unobtainable!

    Remove the cost of the handle and you've got essentially a custom ground/finished 300mm sujihiki made in 52100 (!) for only $270 (ish) - that's nuts!

    Just some food for thought.... ;)
     

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