Ryuichi Kawamura Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by cnas122, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    wow! did you correspond directly with him or through a dealer? I've seen enough of this thread that I want to get in line
     
  2. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks cc

    Thanks dc

    Direct, he's easy to communicate with, wait time is reasonable, he shipped Friday and it arrived Wednesday. Here's a couple of more pictures.

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  3. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
    My goodness, that turned out nice! I lack a Lanny’s from Ryu. Just sayin ;)
     
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  4. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    :D Thank you :thumbsup: as far as I know his books are open :)
     
  5. dcpritch

    dcpritch Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2018
    Did anyone mention how great this knife is?!
     
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  6. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    It's so nice I ordered a gun hammer gun stock the day after I got it. ;)
     
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  7. Pogonasong

    Pogonasong Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 27, 2018
    Sorry if I'm overlooking the info but does anyone know what Ryu's books look like? It has to be over a year right?
     
  8. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Directly with him. He's very easy to talk to and a very nice and humble man.

    Wow the color of that stag is amazing. Perfect.

    Last I heard, it was about 6 months, but some depends on his father in laws health. Mine was originally to be 3 months but it ended up being about 10 due to that. That was about a year ago though and his popularity is rising. The one thing that scares some people is (of he hasn't changed his policy) he requires a bank transfer when the knife is complete to pay. So be prepared for that. Either way, it's well worth the wait.

    After going to blade and playing with near every traditional makers knives out there, I will say this with confidence. Ryu is one of the best out there. His work is on par with any maker you can think of. Dare I say, better than many of the best. And to come from such a nice person, it's refreshing. After I get this hot rod project a little farther along, I will be ordering at least one more. I want a lockback and an improved trapper.
     
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  9. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    I just ordered one last month and was told 4 to 5 months
     
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  10. Pogonasong

    Pogonasong Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 27, 2018
    Great info thank you very much! One positive aspect of the wait is I'll limit my purchases since I'll know my knife funds need to be high during a specific time frame.I think I'm placing an order!
     
  11. ccsavage

    ccsavage Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 23, 2014
    Ryu is great to work with and he does accept PayPal.
     
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  12. justsomedude

    justsomedude

    May 23, 2011
    Adding pics of my new Kawamura, I now have a nice pair!
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    FULL GALLERY
     
  13. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Saw it on imgur. Very very nice! The stag on it is about perfect.
     
  14. justsomedude

    justsomedude

    May 23, 2011
    Thanks! I've seen yours and love the wharncliffe blade.
    I ended up waiting about three years for this knife as it took him a while to find, "the stag you like."
     
  15. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I don’t know where he gets his stag, but it’s some of the best I’ve ever seen. Yours is def up there!
     
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  16. Pogonasong

    Pogonasong Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 27, 2018
    I just wonder if he has a finite amount of it or if he has a really good connection for replenishment..I've never seen mediocre stag on a knife with his name on it! Ohta too..
     
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  17. TGreen

    TGreen

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    Oct 31, 2013
    Just got this city knife from him. Perfect in every way.
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  18. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    would love to see it open!
     
  19. TGreen

    TGreen

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    Oct 31, 2013
    Sorry my pics don't do it justice, but here you go.
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  20. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    If your pics don’t do it justice, then it’s pretty darn special. Beautiful. And that blade shape is one useful shape. Best of good point of a straight edge and a nice belly when needed. Lockback too? Man that’s incredible.
     
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