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blackice
08-19-2013, 04:01 PM
hello i want to buy a knife and a stone for my best friend, he is a professional chef like me. I have a Misono UX10 and a carbonext and he likes a lot. My idea is to buy a VG10 and a stone 1000/4000. I had thought of a Gyuto 210 mm, but has a global oriental knife, so I think that a Japanese slicer 240 mm perhaps it would be better. My budget is 150 Euros, about $ 200. If I spend a little less is better :))) any advice?

Benuser
08-20-2013, 12:55 PM
As you mention a budget in euros I guess you live in Europe. To avoid high shipping costs -- and perhaps custom duties -- have a look at
Japanesechefsknife.com.
A Fujiwara FKM 240 (stainless) or FKH (carbon) would be my choice. VG-10 is a great steel when properly heat treated, or particulary nasty when not. I can't suggest others than the JCK Kagayaki and the Hattori FH, but both are largely beyond your budget.
Have a basic Naniwa combination stone 1000/3000 for 35 with
edenwebshops.de, .fr or whatever.

blackice
08-20-2013, 06:50 PM
what do you think about this http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/newworldnet/item/misono-no712/?s-id=borderless_browsehist_02_en#googtrans/ja/en ?
or this http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/newworldnet/item/misono-no721/ in the second stone will be out of budget

Benuser
08-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Well, if you're thinking about offering a UX-10, nothing wrong with that. Have a look at the shipping conditions though, and expect a bill by your national customs as well. Generally, we see them highly overpriced, but this seems very tempting.
I would add that a 240mm is much more appropriate to a pro use.

berko
08-21-2013, 04:09 AM
A good knife is worthless if you cant maintain it. Nevertheless good deal through rakuten global. Where are you located?

blackice
08-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Turin italy

blackice
08-21-2013, 08:04 AM
this knife is for my best friend. I'would buy vg10+stone...but it is difficult with this budget

Benuser
08-21-2013, 08:16 AM
I think he's much better off with a UX-10...

berko
08-21-2013, 08:45 AM
Tojiro dp through rakuten is within your budget.

blackice
08-21-2013, 06:29 PM
i don't like steel handle...what do you think about this http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives-by-type/sujihiki/gonbei-240mm-hammered-damascus-wa-sujihiki.html# ?
what kind of stain is it?

blackice
08-26-2013, 02:24 PM
have you ever try this knife? http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=89160&photo=4&size=n