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toddnmd
06-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Hi folks,

I organize an annual four-day event that we have catered. Our chef is a super nice guy who works very hard for a reasonable price. I'd like to personally give him a decent knife, as a token of my appreciation for how hard he works. He's a humble guy who's used to using Forschners.

If anyone has a gently used, entry level knife in good or better condition, I'm interested. Since the knife is for someone else, I figure I shouldn't go too far from what he's used to, so I'm looking for stainless (or semi-stainless), with a western handle. Most likely a 240, or something close.

For reference, if nothing pans out here, I may just get him a new Tojiro DP. I might also look for some kind of combination stone as well.

Thanks for looking.

Dusty
06-07-2013, 04:13 PM
If nothing new turns up, perhaps have a look at a fujiwara fkm from JCK, I think a bit better bang for your buck than a Tojiro.

Pensacola Tiger
06-07-2013, 04:29 PM
If you really like him, why not consider the Gesshin Kagero in B/S/T?

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12624-FS-Gesshin-Kagero-240-Gyuto

Zwiefel
06-07-2013, 04:33 PM
Not sure what the general opinion is on the forum...but I was extremely pleased with my first jKnife: Masamoto VG 210mm

toddnmd
06-07-2013, 05:02 PM
Not sure I like him that much! ;-)

Seriously, that's about 2x my budget.


If you really like him, why not consider the Gesshin Kagero in B/S/T?

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12624-FS-Gesshin-Kagero-240-Gyuto

ThEoRy
06-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Suisin inox western 240mm.

toddnmd
06-10-2013, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the ideas. I'm still looking for a western handled knife. I'd prefer to keep the price to around $100, just in case anyone out there has something suitable.

chinacats
06-10-2013, 12:19 AM
Suisin inox western 240mm.

+1 brand new at JKI for 128

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives/suisin/suisin-inox-western-240mm-gyuto.html

Mike9
06-10-2013, 08:42 AM
That artifex gyuto/paring combo for $75 BKDC is offering is a hellava deal.

toddnmd
06-10-2013, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. Yeah, I saw that and was tempted, but I'm a bit concerned after reading the "What to do?" thread. Some of the pics showing the grind on the OP's gyuto leave me concerned. I don't want to turn this guy off from J-knives forever!

FWIW, I have an Artifex petty that I like quite a lot, but I am hesitant to get the gyuto.


That artifex gyuto/paring combo for $75 BKDC is offering is a hellava deal.

tk59
06-10-2013, 11:04 PM
+1 brand new at JKI for 128

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives/suisin/suisin-inox-western-240mm-gyuto.html+2 If you can afford it, to me it's a no brainer. Excellent knife for the price.

bkdc
06-10-2013, 11:18 PM
My favorite entry level western handled gyuto is the Carbonext gyuto (semistainless). In pure cutting performance, it holds its own against anything. And it really holds an edge. One of these days, I will have to try out a single steel VG10 blade without stainless cladding.

ThEoRy
06-10-2013, 11:37 PM
My favorite entry level western handled gyuto is the Carbonext gyuto (semistainless). In pure cutting performance, it holds its own against anything. And it really holds an edge. One of these days, I will have to try out a single steel VG10 blade without stainless cladding.

Why do you want a monosteel vg10 blade?

franzb69
06-10-2013, 11:55 PM
jck's house line jck kagayaki has a monosteel vg10 series.