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    Default $1000 jnats.

    I've got to ask. Who is spending upwards of $1000 on jnats. I see them on ebay and wonder if guys on here buy them?
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    Well. Knife people also buy them. If you look into the kitchen knife forum you will see many example of 1000$+ stones for $1000+ knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    Well. Knife people also buy them.
    Add carpenters to that list. They spend lots of money on their Japanese chisels and planes, too.

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    I think in general ebay is not the right place to pay $1k for a hone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I think in general ebay is not the right place to pay $1k for a hone.
    Yea. I am not sure eBay is the right place to buy a 1000$ anything.

    Edit: just looked up the most expensive items sold on eBay [emoji849][emoji15]
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    Yes people buy $1k or more expensive Jnats. 1K is not that much really, there are some that cost a lot more. For example in 2010 or 2011 I was shown this Nakayama Habutae that was priced at $8000, the price coming from the uniformity , rarity and size of such hone. Some folks are collectors and will pay that kind of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Yes people buy $1k or more expensive Jnats. 1K is not that much really, there are some that cost a lot more. For example in 2010 or 2011 I was shown this Nakayama Habutae that was priced at $8000, the price coming from the uniformity , rarity and size of such hone. Some folks are collectors and will pay that kind of money.

    I get it. But I would have thought they would have bought them from known dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    I get it. But I would have thought they would have bought them from known dealers.
    That is a great point, I would not buy a stone that expensive from eBay.
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    I agree seems like a roll of the dice for that kind of money, but they probably figure it is cheaper and may get a better deal this way. Say the stone cost them 1K it may sell in a store for twice that. Sometimes the people buying these are also reselling to make money not use the stone or collect it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I think in general ebay is not the right place to pay $1k for a hone.
    That's like ordering a 20 ounce prime rib from McDonald's...you get what you pay for

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