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SyndicateNova
05-31-2013, 07:51 PM
Want to get rid of my Shun boning knife and get a honesuki. Any suggestions??? I want something that will easily maneuver between bones and joints and trim up silver skin. Also take a nice steep edge.

Dardeau
05-31-2013, 09:13 PM
I would go cheap, honesuki is not for everyone. I got a fairly nice one in my Quest for the perfect Boner and hated it. The current Perfect Boner is a carbon R. Murphy. This thing is cheap, takes a screaming edge, and just feels right in my hand. After some tip thinning I think the grail. But some people love their honesukisand I'm definitely glad I tried one out.

ThEoRy
05-31-2013, 09:15 PM
Budget? Carbon? Stainless?

slowtyper
05-31-2013, 11:56 PM
I like my carbonext a lot.

Miles
06-01-2013, 12:52 AM
Tojiro DP is the benchmark for honesuke IMHO. Inexpensive and just takes care of business. I used mine tonight to do a demo for a class on how to break down a chicken for grilling. Best bang for the buck honesuke on the market.

Dusty
06-01-2013, 01:23 AM
For stainless, I agree with miles.

For budget carbon, I like misono Swedish, although I've only used a workmate's a couple of times.

SyndicateNova
06-01-2013, 01:59 AM
ThEoRy:
My budget would be around $200 and I don't care if it's carbon or stainless.

wilburh
06-01-2013, 02:12 AM
Dardeau makes a fine point. It's only money but be careful not to pull a boner.

Wonder how many times that pun has been used.

Miles
06-01-2013, 02:13 AM
You don't need two hundred for honesuke. A honesuke is a rough and tumble knife. It's not necessary to spend a fortune. Eighty and you have a Tojiro DP which will take care of business and keep taking care of business for a long time. I have a fondness for the Misono Swedish steel so if you want to go carbon, for $125 you can pick up a Misono Swedish honesuke from JCK and you"ll be in fine shape. I'm not sure I'd spend much beyond that, but everyone has to figure out their limits so...

ThEoRy
06-01-2013, 04:49 AM
The misono carbon and tojiro dp are both great choices in the price range. Personally I'd say go misono carbon but really can't go wrong with the tojiro either. It's really a great bang for the buck workhorse.

scotchef38
06-01-2013, 06:46 AM
I have a Moritaka,no grind issues ,takes a great edge and keeps it,very little reactivity and its heavy which i like.I think i paid about$120 AU for it.

SyndicateNova
06-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Anyone played around with a Moritaka blue #2?

Cadillac J
06-01-2013, 03:46 PM
Fujiwara FKM is a great one too, at an even greater price.

Chefdog
06-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Suisin western carbon can be had for under $100. Had one, sold it, regret it.

berko
06-01-2013, 06:31 PM
+1 tojiro dp. 54 dollars on rakuten, but i dont know about shipping to us.

franzb69
06-01-2013, 11:17 PM
if only it was easy for us lefties for knives like these =D

Gravy Power
06-02-2013, 12:59 AM
Have you locked at Jon's Kochi's? They are double bevel though.

franzb69
06-02-2013, 01:20 AM
Have you locked at Jon's Kochi's? They are double bevel though.

forgot about those. still not listed on his site though, which is why i forgot. lol.

will ask about it when i have the money to do so.

thanks for reminding me.

Gravy Power
06-02-2013, 03:45 AM
forgot about those. still not listed on his site though, which is why i forgot. lol.

will ask about it when i have the money to do so.

thanks for reminding me.

I believe he's also got some stainless $75 dollar single bevels that he doesn't list, at least he did eight months ago when he sold me one. Great intro Honesuki, not my favorite handle. Want to get my hands on one of the Kochi's when I get the chance. I would make love to those burnt chestnut handles if I could.

franzb69
06-02-2013, 04:43 AM
i'll ask him about those as well. thanks.

WiscoNole
06-02-2013, 06:11 PM
my Quest for the perfect Boner

keep that one to yourself