I have a friend going to Japan this week and she says she will be in the kitchen shop area of Tokyo on one day, and she would be very happy to bring me a knife back.
This has me wondering how prices are in shops in Japan compared to just say buying direct from Koki. If they are pretty similar I may skip the offer, but if there are good savings to be made I might take her up.
Am currently about to go on holiday myself, and when I get back was going to order a Tojiro DP honesuki for a decent price here in UK ($77 delivered). If I could get a much better knife for less direct from Tokyo that might be worth a think.
I am inclined to just pass on the offer as she knows zip about knives and so on.... but just in case, anyone have any decent recos for a really nice honesuki I could get for that price or near it in a shop in Japan?