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Zwiefel
11-11-2012, 11:48 AM
A friend is looking for a santoku to start her jKnife collection. stainless is best, but carbon will work. around 180MM. Or maybe a santoku-ish gyuto (guess that would be kiritsuke-tipped).

Budget is $100, maybe a little more if it's something special.

Benuser
11-11-2012, 12:13 PM
If a Western handle is fine: Hiromoto AS 190mm, new some $110, with JCK.
Still a great introduction to J-knives.

Zwiefel
11-11-2012, 12:38 PM
Thanks! Looks like a decent product for the price. Putting it on the list.

Johnny.B.Good
11-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Call Jon. I purchased a stainless Western handled santoku for my mother on his recommendation (apparently his own mother uses the same one), which she is very pleased with. I don't remember what I paid for it (and it's not on his website), but I'm sure it was less than $100 (maybe significantly so, I just can't remember). Plus, the JKI santoku will come gift wrapped and with a note!

99Limited
11-14-2012, 07:29 PM
I have a like new, Shun Classic santoku for $70.

Mitbud
11-14-2012, 08:06 PM
I can make a great deal on a new Misono UX10 7" thats surplus. $135

Zwiefel
11-14-2012, 08:08 PM
99Limited, Mitbud: I'll pass along the offers and get back to you.

Lucretia
11-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Don't know if you've found anything yet, but last year EE had some great deals for Black Friday.

Zwiefel
11-19-2012, 08:49 PM
EE? Whazzatiz?

mr drinky
11-19-2012, 09:15 PM
Epicurean Edge (http://www.epicedge.com).

k.