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    I will buy round trip air tickets to Japan for $1200, and pick up a knife for $300, and come back home.... LOL

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    Catcheside San Mai 270 Gyuto with virtually no belly.
    HHH Damascus (Haas Choice) 150 petty with a pretty tall heel almost like a honesuki. Double bevel.

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    Maybe a Jin deba from JKI, Shigefusa chuckabocho, Sugimoto SHM knives. Perhaps a mix of the green bone handled nenox knives; I've been lusting over those since I seen them, but there's no way I can justify the cost. I think I'd probably blow it on knives I've been curious about rather than the tried and tested.

    Either that or a couple rhino chops, it's all good.

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    With the qualification of spending it all on a single knife, I'd probably give Mr. Rader a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKerr View Post

    Either that or a couple rhino chops, it's all good.

    Cheers,
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    2 Shigefusa then rehandle them. stones with the change

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    taking the advantage of low japanese yen, i just made a purchase of 4 kasumi shigs, 300 yanagi, 240 gyuto, 210 usaba, 180 deba. added up to about $1600, $100 over budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinkoz View Post
    I will buy round trip air tickets to Japan for $1200, and pick up a knife for $300, and come back home.... LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by eaglerock View Post
    2 Shigefusa then rehandle them. stones with the change
    Quote Originally Posted by pkjames View Post
    taking the advantage of low japanese yen, i just made a purchase of 4 kasumi shigs, 300 yanagi, 240 gyuto, 210 usaba, 180 deba. added up to about $1600, $100 over budget
    all you guys broken the rule! OP said "spend $1500 on one knife"
    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkjames View Post
    taking the advantage of low japanese yen, i just made a purchase of 4 kasumi shigs, 300 yanagi, 240 gyuto, 210 usaba, 180 deba. added up to about $1600, $100 over budget
    thats very smart of you... the yen exchange rate has depreciated from USD1 =76 yen Sept 2012. Currently the rate is about USD1 =close to 99yen. When the market was booming.. the prices of steel has rocketed and so did the Knife makers in spite of their stronger Yen. In nspite of the drop in steel prices they didnt adjust their price downwards. Thus they need not adjust their prices with their weaker yen and still be profitable... for time being.

    IN other words, suppliers buying new stocks wld get it cheaper or you buy directly in Japan you get the killer discount.. courtesy of the exchange rate; thanks to "Abenomics"

    Come to think of it made in Japan Goods shld be cheaper and the Koreans are bitching abt the exchange rate.

    Out of interest.. in late 1980s the exchange rate was USD1 =240Yen!! it has appreciated significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cclin View Post
    all you guys broken the rule! OP said "spend $1500 on one knife"
    my bad.
    i think Mr. Doi's honyaki yanagi would be high on my list

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