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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:42 pm 
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Mizunos are a go. I had my contact meet them in person 2 days ago and they will offer us the knives....

I'll have them in a couple months. I'll try and pay them a visit on my trip next year.



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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:45 pm 

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Have you guys considered Asai knives as well? Heard some pretty good things about their Hayabusa series



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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Yes they're in the incubator. They're very backed up like many of these guys so it's taking a long time to get them.



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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Awesome as I've narrowed down the prospect pool for my next purchase between an Asai Hayabusa, Mizuno Hontanren, Kono Fujiyama B#2 or a Shigefusa/Yosihide (depending upon availability in the Fall of course). Gonna need to build up some serious good will with the wife before then though. Or Mark, if you're into it, I'll swap you any bottle in my wine cellar straight up for one of those bad boys and avoid the ire of my wife completely :)



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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Any bottle? ANY bottle?

Oh man. That's distinctly worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Yeah, could be a real deal for Mark. I'd auction one or two, but don't want to have to come up with 4 or 5 bottle lots to meet auction minimum. Lepus, as an FYI, I got freaking $950 for the Schrader 2010 Never Ever Cuvee from last weeks winebid auction. Bought it for $300 a few months ago. Definitely worth the flip. The Haut Brion went for about $600 per which I thought was kind of low, but c'est la vie



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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Wow, yeah, I'm surprised to see a first growth go for that little from an on year. Good turn around on the Schrader couldn't have hurt, though!


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Yeah, the problem with first growth value retention (and many french vineyards for that matter) is the production levels. I think Haut Brion produces about 20,000 cases per year. It wasn't until fairly recently (past 15 years or so) that the First Growth's started jacking release prices whic largely corresponded with retarded auction levels coming from Asian and Russian bidders. Compare those production levels to some cult cabs, where there can be 500 cases or fewer produced and the insane prices those wines fetch, and supply/demand really does create quality/price arbitrage amongst the higher end wines.
So... Mark, offer still stands, lol.



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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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chefknivestogo wrote:Mizunos are a go. I had my contact meet them in person 2 days ago and they will offer us the knives....

I'll have them in a couple months. I'll try and pay them a visit on my trip next year.


Very cool. Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Mizuno Tranjeno gyuto
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Damn, wine has done better than most other types of investments over the years and you can drink it!

Knife collectors don't do nearly as well.



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