Man buys rusty knife for $3 at thrift store: Seller most likely regrets it now

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.01 - 2023 8:12 PM CET

Photo: Youtube
Photo: Youtube
The seller most likely regrets he ever sold it.

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A young man named Jun recently discovered that not all that glitters is gold, especially when it comes to thrift stores and flea markets.

Jun, a Japanese YouTube blogger, stumbled upon an extraordinary find while visiting a thrift store to drop off some old items.

Upon entering the store, Jun encountered another man attempting to sell various items, including a traditional Japanese knife.

The knife was so worn and rusty that the store had no interest in purchasing it. However, Jun saw potential in the once-beautiful and functional chef's knife.

Deciding to take a chance, Jun offered to buy the knife from the man for just $3. The man left the store with a big smile, unaware that Jun had plans to restore the knife to its former glory.

Jun later discovered that the knife was a 180mm Shirogami steel usuba knife made by Seki Magoroku, usually priced at over $100. Once home, Jun documented the restoration process in a YouTube video, vowing to make the seller regret letting go of the knife for a mere $3.

The video showcases the entire restoration process, and the end result is nothing short of amazing. Jun's incredible find and subsequent restoration have proven that sometimes, treasures can be found in the most unexpected places.

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