For sale - used 3-4 times, sterilized and honed to perfection by me - (on a purportedly 50,000 grit Japanese Waterstone) Maestro Takeda damasus Agomai supersteel - 3 layers. Worked spine/jiimps, and hammered top portion of the spine.
Mr. Takeda has recently radically increased his prices (per his website) and with the weakening dollar - this is a hell of a price... all I am looking for is what I paid for it - minus the taxes i'll eat. $953 + shipping and actual insurance (required). I waited 6+ months for this thing, so here's a very rare opportunity to scoop one up, without a painfully long wait - and likely, for significantly (30%) less.