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    What is the average going price for one? I found one in tokyo and was wondering if the price was good or not. They used to have a touske, but now only iwasaki's.

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    The ones I see around go from 25,000 to 30,000 JPY. The size twos are considerably more...

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    The ones I see around go from 25,000 to 30,000 JPY. The size twos are considerably more...
    How do I tell if it is a size two?

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    It's bigger than a size one...the blade is 60mm. And it costs a lot. figure 40,000+

    If it's 60000+, look for the kanji 玉鋼, that's tamahagane, the special Japanese steel.

    Or you could ask the store staff--size two is "ni chou ga-ke". 二丁垳。

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