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Hello!

 

Looking for feedback.

I'm thinking of maybe selling these left & right hand, traditional Japanese style marking knives.

But I tend to underappreciated and undervalue my work(maybe?)

These were made by hand without electrical tools.

Soft steel and hardsteel(100crv6) 

Total time, maybe, 4-6 hours

 

I'd price them around 70-90€

But

Are these even worth trying to sell?

 

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If you want to sell them as kiridashi, make them as traditionally-shaped as possible to appeal to the people who do woodworking with traditional Japanese tools.  That means wrought iron and hard steel.  That said, 70 Euros per pair seems reasonable IF you sell as totally hand made.   You are competing with people who use machines and can turn them out five times faster for the same price, so you need to play up the intangible aspects of hand forging, such as they are.

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3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

If you want to sell them as kiridashi, make them as traditionally-shaped as possible to appeal to the people who do woodworking with traditional Japanese tools.  That means wrought iron and hard steel.  That said, 70 Euros per pair seems reasonable IF you sell as totally hand made.   You are competing with people who use machines and can turn them out five times faster for the same price, so you need to play up the intangible aspects of hand forging, such as they are.

I was thinking of selling both together for 70-90€ haha 

But these are not meant to be kiridashi, the name escapes me rn but they are usually the brother tool to the kiridashi.

 

I already stored up on shiro/aogami number 2, pure iron and butteriron.

Wrought iron sadly eludes me...

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Francis Gastellu said:

 

I believe they are shirahiki?

Yep that is right.

Although my reference saves, say its "shirabiki" 

But I think in this case "hi" and "bi" might've been used interchangeably from region to region.

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