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    Are Nenox knives over priced?

    I am looking at a few knives and the Nenox line seems nice but I can't see them being worth the price.

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    I think so, yeah. They're sort of the well-known "designer" brand, if you will. So you'll be paying a premium for the name. Not bad knives though.

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    Most def over priced. If I had extra money I'd get one to try it and it looks nice but from what I've read/head you can get much better performance knives even on the $300 range maybe even less.

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    IIRC, I was looking at these seriously but ended up getting the Suisin Inox Honyaki instead...very glad I made that choice instead. A choice in large measure due to the folks on KKF.
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    Funny this just came up - I just watched a snippet of an old ICA and Morimoto was on. He and his crew had Nenox knives - look cool, shiny and bling on TV. I've never heard anyone say they are bad, but no one ever says they are great.
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    The same could be said for almost any knife. You are getting involved in price vs value, and the value of a thing (a knife in this case) will vary according to the buyer. If you think they are overpriced, then they are, for you. I worked with a guy who though I was nuts for buying a $150 gyuto; he bought $20 Dexter-Russell knives and threw them away when they got dull.

    If you thirst after a Nenox, keep your eyes open on the B/S/T. A bargain priced 270 gyuto just sold there. You can be sure there will be more, over time.

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    Are there particular makers whose knives perform similarly? I've wondered about Nenox myself, but have never seen/handled one in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Are there particular makers whose knives perform similarly? I've wondered about Nenox myself, but have never seen/handled one in person.
    The Hattori Forum knives come the closest, in profile, geometry and steel.

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    A few years ago when I decided I needed a higher quality knife than my Mundial, I was almost going to get a Nenox G type then a forum member (before I was on the forums) told me about the FH. I looked into it more and decided the FH was an equal knife at a better price with a more comfortable handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    The Hattori Forum knives come the closest, in profile, geometry and steel.
    Well, maybe not in steel, eh?

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