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    what would you do ?

    So I have a question for all members here. Say you have to buy the following

    Gyuto
    Sujihiki
    petty
    knife to butcher with
    honing steel
    case
    stones to sharpen

    But you only have a $1000.00 to spend what do you get and why? I am asking this to see what everyone has to say. I look foward to the reply s
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    I'll leave it to others to make specific recommendations...but my personal strategy would be to make "best of breed" type purchases for the most critical items and "good enough" purchases for the rest. That way there is less to replace later on, save yourself money in the long-term.

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    my knife case would be used cardboard with ductape....

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    This question is based off what my wife asked me one night. It really made me think about things
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    I agree with Zweifel, prioritize gyuto then stones, and then whichever you use more, suji or petty, then the rest. And depending on what you butcher, you can multitask with the petty for small fish and birds. Get a cheap messenger bag from an outlet store and some blade guards.
    •Gyuto:$250-300
    •Stones & Accessories: $200-$250
    •Suji/Petty: $150-250
    •Everything else: $200-400

    Personally, I'd go heavy on gyuto, suji and stones, then cheap for everything else.

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    most money into the knife you will use the most.
    For me most would go into Gyuto up to $400
    then suji, petty - $400.
    You are left with 200 to buy a combo stone or a good 1/4-6k stone system.

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    I'm in agreement. Spend on the gyuto, suji, stones, and then fill in the rest.
    I'd probably go Suisin IH gyuto, Misono Swedish suji, Shapton 300/1k/5k set, Tojiro honesuki, Hiromoto AS petty. That should get me to about $925.00. Spend fifteen bucks on blade guards, twenty on a Mac ceramic rod, another twenty five on a basic knife roll, and I should have just enough left over for lunch. Not a particularly fancy lunch, but...
    That's pretty close to my current lineup.

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    I think the smart money is stones, then knives. You're going to F* up your knives as you learn to sharpen them anyway. Eventually, you'll be able to get just about any sh*tty knife crazy sharp and learn about progressions and edges. Whats the point on getting a great knife if you turn around and scratch the hell out of it on the stones? Invest in teaching yourself to be the best sharpener you can.
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    All purpose everything gyuto: $200
    Cheap petty: $45
    Combo Stone: $150
    Newspaper + Paper Bag: $1 gum purchase
    $600 spent at my favorite Gentleman's Club: Priceless!
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    The suisin inox honyaki is an awesome knife....i love mine...but i think the ginga is a better value.
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