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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by tcsmeg » May 20th 17 1:54 pm

JBaymore wrote:
debunix wrote:What makes tetsubins so much more delicate?
The PRICE!!!!!! :lol:

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.

best,

..............john
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 2017

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » May 22nd 17 5:00 pm

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.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by tcsmeg » May 24th 17 6:19 pm

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.

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Same kettle a year ago:

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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.

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Under the photo rusty condition if the water still come out clean and drinkable?

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Puerh3 » Mar 25th 18 5:54 pm

Mine!! 😁😁😁
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Puerh3 » Mar 25th 18 6:09 pm

blairswhitaker wrote: I had posted this in show off you pots and cups, but this seems a far better place for it.
blairswhitaker wrote:It's not a pot or a cup but I didn't know where else to post this.

Oni Arare Tetsubin with fukuro tsuru by Kunzan

Holds 1.8 liters, 60.8 ounces. This is where all my tea begins, HOT WATER, I have upgraded from a smaller tetsubin to this one and I am ever so glad I did. This kettle really is a piece of art, I love the sound it makes when it is heating on the burner, and yes you can really taste a difference in the water. Does it make tea taste better? Well it certainly brings out some more character and adds and great emphasis to the finish. plus the water stays hot for a LONG time.

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great attention to detail, this is true craftsmanship!
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Here you cans see the mushi kui or "bug bite marks" this is a special feature for kettles with hollow handles.
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and of course it has picked up the initial rust, it is too early for scale to have developed.
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Hi! I got the same,
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Mine is brand new and already have rust in it! Is this normal??
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by deepbows » Oct 12th 18 9:48 pm

deepbows wrote: a work in progress im I soaked it in vinigar the rust was so bad now im looking for black paint for the outside ? Image

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by himitsu~ » Nov 17th 18 6:00 am

i would recommend not painting it. just keep it completely dry when you're not actively using it.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Puerh3 » Nov 21st 18 4:50 am

Maybe you could buy some
Urushi, there some for sale on amazon. And paint the outside with it

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Puerh3 » Nov 21st 18 4:51 am

Nice copper lid btw!! Can we see the inside??

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by .m. » Nov 22nd 18 9:46 am

deepbows wrote: a work in progress im I soaked it in vinigar the rust was so bad now im looking for black paint for the outside ?
Please do not paint it!!!!
You can boil the whole thing inside a big pot with green tea for an hour or so. It will help to transform at least partially the active red rust into a black one (magnetite). Rust/oxidation of the iron is natural, and if well managed it will create a beautiful patina over the time.
The outside normally stays dry, so there is no worry about the rust there.