WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

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ChefJeff
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WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by ChefJeff » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:05 pm

In my last ad (for my Kohetsu HAP40 Western Bunka 175mm) I said:

"Bought this to try HAP40 and because it looks kind of bada$$ for a prep knife. I liked it fine but got an itch and bought a Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm, which looks even more bada$$. I like them both - this has a bit more substance, while the Shibata is more... laser-ish, I guess. I wouldn't mind keeping both but I'm really trying to adopt a "one in, one out" strategy."

It didn't sell, which surprised me because it's a nice knife in a great steel. Oh well, that's life sometimes. My one-in, one-out strategy is still in place and I still don't have space for two same-size bunkas so here goes nothing.

Offered for sale is my other bunka (the above "itch"), a near-new Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm. It has had even less use than the other one. Never sharpened but honed once on balsa when it arrived. See the photos (click to enlarge). I'll send it carefully packed in the original box, etc.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shkobu17.html

Price $199 including PayPal fees and Priority shipping (UPS on request). Not sure I can promise delivery for Christmas but I will get it to the PO the same day payment is received if that's early enough. If not, next day latest.
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Barashka
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Barashka » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:18 am

I can't believe this is still here ... be still my heart.

datster
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by datster » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:41 pm

Barashka wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:18 am
I can't believe this is still here ... be still my heart.
It's unbelievable for sure, first the HAP40, now this. I have the same Shibata, this is a steal for sure.

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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Bensbites » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:11 pm

I borrowed one of these, I loved it. My knife bar is full right now.

This is a great knife.

ChefJeff
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by ChefJeff » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:06 pm

Thanks everyone. Maybe it’s my impeccably bad timing and potential buyers are tapped out. Or, the Great Pumpkin believes I’m supposed to own two great bunkas. Most likely, though, it’s just life messin’ with me.... again. I’m happy to keep both of these but one won’t get used and having it keeps me from feeding my addiction!

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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Csaplala » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:19 pm

Hello Chef Jeff! is this still available? I am interested! please PM! I am new and it won't let me PM you. I already own the ko bunka and want to try out it’s bigger brother.
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Drewski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:10 pm

Seems like the classifieds have been really slow the past few weeks. Maybe give it until the middle of January before you give up. GLWS

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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by OgerBash » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:15 am

I've been really wanting to try this. Unfortunately with Christmas and saving up to place an order with watanabe I'm all out of money. :cry:

ChefJeff
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by ChefJeff » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:33 am

SOLD! Thanks Chris and CKTG.

Csaplala
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Csaplala » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:47 pm

No thank you Jeff! And thank you for sending it out so quickly! I'm actually going to get this bad boy before Christmas!

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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by STPepper9 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:41 pm

Good knife. Good price. I was actually trying to convince one of my workers to buy this one. Almost had him.

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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Lazee » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:32 am

STPepper9 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Good knife. Good price. I was actually trying to convince one of my workers to buy this one. Almost had him.
If they ship to USA, even better price here, about US$175:

www.meesterslijpers.nl/shibata-kotetsu-bunka-18cm

EU152 (you don't pay Dutch tax) and free shipping (but not sure if they sell to USA)

Barashka
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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by Barashka » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:51 am

Whoa, that's neat, even has engraving ... to bad they don't ship to USA, though they do to Australia ... the pretty much opposite side of the world for them?

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Re: WTS - Shibata Kotetsu R-2 Bunka 175mm

Post by mfishsauce » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:47 pm

Glad this is finally sold. Was very tempting

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