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    Damascus Gyuto or Santoku Gift Advice

    This is for a friend, her Birthday is coming up and she has previously expressed interest in owning a nice Chef's Knife or Santoku. She really likes the look of Damascus knives, so looking for something in that side of things. This will only be used for home cooking, meat and veggies.

    I was thinking of the Hattori HD lines but currently they are sold out of the Santoku and 210mm Gyuto on JCK. They don't expect them to be available until end of Feb.

    What other recommendations would you have?

    Budget is around 200$

    Thanks!

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    These ones are pretty whacked out! No idea what they are like, but JCK generally seems to sell good stuff. They also do them with regular wood handles for $20 less or so [just look through the "Shiki" section]

    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/SH...amascusPremium

    These have a pretty damascus effect but go $60 over your budget...

    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Te...EIGHT:%20184px

    You could also google "jck damascus" and you should be able to find all the ones they sell there.....

    Let us know what you go for!

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    Tanaka Sekiso Damascus with blue#2 or ginsanko(silver#3) steel! both steels are better than VG10...if she ok to take care carbon steel go with Blue#2; if she prefer stainless than buy the ginsanko(silver#3). price is all under $200 from santoku to 240mm gyuto. Tanaka Damascus isn't just pretty blade, it really a great cutter with good edge retention and easy sharpening! Tanaka knife's choil maybe little rough, all you need is little work with sand paper.
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    It would definitely have to be stainless and not carbon. Couldn't see Ginsanko options for Tanaka Sekiso here: http://www.**************.com/tanakadamascus.html

    Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming!

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    Tanakas also available here: http://www.metalmaster-ww.com/product-list/5

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    Email Koki (the owner of JCK) and tell him what you are looking for. He'll find you something. Give it a shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar View Post
    This is for a friend, her Birthday is coming up and she has previously expressed interest in owning a nice Chef's Knife or Santoku. She really likes the look of Damascus knives, so looking for something in that side of things. This will only be used for home cooking, meat and veggies.

    I was thinking of the Hattori HD lines but currently they are sold out of the Santoku and 210mm Gyuto on JCK. They don't expect them to be available until end of Feb.

    What other recommendations would you have?

    Budget is around 200$

    Thanks!
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    What about gekko from jck?

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    On the left side of the main JCK page there is an option to search by steel & blade type - you can filter to only show only damascus stainless steel knives. They show 17 different western handled damascus SS knife series, from inexpensive to very spendy.

    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Se...ascusStainless

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