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Zwiefel
01-07-2013, 06:36 PM
A friend is looking for a gift for her husband who had been lusting after good cutlery for a while now.

He has some kind of stone-base sharpening apparatus that sounded like an edge-pro type system, so he should be able to keep a decent edge.

He doesn't own any carbon steel, so an all-carbon knife is out...but SS-clad carbon should be OK.

Budget, is 200 "out the door" for the pair. I'm not sure about prices in the EU, but this is roughly 360USD...which should be plenty enough.

Willing to consider used, if in excellent shape and original packing materials.

cclin
01-07-2013, 07:46 PM
I have RyuSen Tan-Gan-Ryu 210mm gyuto & Miyabi 7000 MC 8" Chef's Knives brand new in box! shoot me a pm if you interesting!!

stevenStefano
01-07-2013, 07:53 PM
If they are based in the UK I'd stick with JCK or Maxim due to the cheap shipping, or are you buying the knives then sending them to the UK?

Zwiefel
01-07-2013, 08:03 PM
If they are based in the UK I'd stick with JCK or Maxim due to the cheap shipping, or are you buying the knives then sending them to the UK?

Trying to get shipping direct to her...probably from JCK/Maxim...or maybe an EU/UK-based forum member.

Zwiefel
01-07-2013, 08:36 PM
I just did some checking on international shipping rates...OMG. USPS was $75, FedEx was $100. Unless I'm very confused, I can't see any way that I could ship from the US to the UK w/o wasting a huge amount of money.

It will have to be JCK or JNS, or a KKF member 'cross the pond.

Rottman
01-07-2013, 08:37 PM
USPS should be around $30 for two smaller knives.

TB_London
01-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Don't forget if its coming to the UK from the US the recipient will have taxes on top of cost

rdm_magic
01-08-2013, 08:55 AM
I have a 210mm Carbonext gyuto that I'm looking to sell, drop me a PM if interested and we can talk about a price and I'll get you some pictures etc. I'm in the UK so it should be fine for postage.

Zwiefel
01-08-2013, 10:09 AM
Don't forget if its coming to the UK from the US the recipient will have taxes on top of cost

Yes, I was just talking to my friend about this. apparently the fees are even charge on gifts and include the shipping costs! Doing some quick math, that means it's going to cost about 50% just in additional shipping/duties/fees...which means I need to find something inside the EU...or an exceptional deal :)

rdm_magic...pm incoming.

Any vendor in the EU (in addition to JNS)?

stevenStefano
01-08-2013, 11:02 AM
JCK is fine for UK folks. I think you can get what you're looking for betwen there and Maxim

TB_London
01-08-2013, 01:51 PM
There is dictum and dieter Schmidt, both based in Germany

http://www.mehr-als-werkzeug.de/

http://www.fine-tools.com/


Swiss shop too


http://www.japanische-kochmesser.ch

Wouldn't order in UK as prices are daft most places I've seen

TB_London
01-08-2013, 01:52 PM
Oops, forgot Korin France, hopefully Mari will forgive.....

stevenStefano
01-08-2013, 01:57 PM
Dieter Schmidt is great for stones. Here's one I forgot Eden Webshops. (http://www.edenwebshops.co.uk/en/ct/kitchen-knives.htm)

daddy yo yo
01-08-2013, 02:00 PM
hi there,

i live in the EU (austria, to be precise) and usually import duties are calculated as follows:
base = piece price including shipping cost
base + import duty (if applicable; approx. +5%) + sales tax (V.A.T.; in GB +20%)

in europe i know JNS (japanesenaturalstones) in denmark of course, dictum in germany, and then there's a store in london called japanese knife company. they all have webstores...

rdm_magic
01-08-2013, 02:02 PM
What are Edens stones like?

daddy yo yo
01-08-2013, 02:04 PM
i forgot to mention that sometimes a parcel slips through... :wink: but you never know!

Zwiefel
01-08-2013, 02:14 PM
Oh no!! I forgot about Korin France too!

TB_London
01-08-2013, 03:16 PM
What are Edens stones like?

I got a set to try as they are cheap and hoped they would be good for friends/relatives/beginners. The only one I'd consider using is the finest one, can't remember what grit, 5kish. The others cut slowly, poor feedback, and the grit ratings seem a bit ambitious, the finest one is similar to my chosera 1k maybe a bit finer.

eaglerock
01-08-2013, 03:34 PM
pm sent ;)

bieniek
01-10-2013, 10:23 AM
ebay.de

Zwiefel, I bought Tojiro set, which was 200 euro plus 20 for shipping or something like that.

Came in gift box and was fast.

Zwiefel
01-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Thanks everybody...my friend's plans are up in the air now, so this is on hold.

appreciate everyone jumping in as per usual!