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Forum topic by Lemwise posted 12-30-2017 11:16 PM 955 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2017 11:16 PM

Still can’t believe it’s mine and how little I paid for it. It’s a Shoubudani Kiita, these are usually medium hardness and very fine. If you look at the slurry you can see a lot of the stone in it which means this one is also on the softer side. A stone like this would go for at least $450 at a dealer.

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#1 posted 12-31-2017 04:33 PM

I can’t believe a sharpening stone goes for that much! I confess though that I paid around $80 for a large Arkansas stone.

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#2 posted 12-31-2017 09:05 PM

Believe it or not but this is dirt cheap for a clean Shobudani Iromono of this size (not a Kiita, made a mistake with translating the kanji). If I wanted to I could probably sell it for $500 on a knife enthusiast forum.

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#3 posted 12-31-2017 10:02 PM

Sell it!!

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#4 posted 12-31-2017 10:20 PM

I probably will at some point. I also have a huge 210×90x70mm Aiiwatani Kiita on the way. The rest of the people bidding on it must’ve been asleep because I snatched it for $90. I’m going to put it on ebay for $600 and it will sell in a day.

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