I believe it may depend on the master of the tetsubin itself. So far, with handcraft by the master, even the 2nd hand would reach at least 1000USD and above in the year of 2017JBaymore wrote:The PRICE!!!!!!debunix wrote:What makes tetsubins so much more delicate?
A GOOD huge cast rion skillet can maybe go for $70-100.
A GOOD tetsubin is in the $200-300 range.
A GOOD Chagama.......... can be found in Japan for maybe $200.... but in the west..... much more.
May 22nd, '17, 13:00
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famous maker or not one will probably be paying for the mold and the workmanship, not the iron. a 2k tet of a maker with fine intricate designs, and a $500 tet from the same maker is the same iron.
Under the photo rusty condition if the water still come out clean and drinkable?BioHorn wrote:BioHorn wrote:These deposits are completely normal. Your post motivated me to re-shoot my tetsubin after about a year of use. Our Cleveland water seems to have moderate to high scale.
Same kettle a year ago:
I have not worried so much about the superficial rust around the rim. Somewhere someone wrote you can rub it with wet tea leaves. With regular use it does not seem to be more than cosmetic.