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    Sell all the wine, buy a bunch of nice knives, and switch to beer. More versatile, pairs better with food, cheaper, and of course, delicious. And pint glasses dont break as easy as wine glasses.

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    Ha! Sucked you in! Welcome to hell!!

    I really like my Hattori KF 300mm Suji, but I also have a 210 Hiromoto G3 210mm Suji that's quite handy. I prefer stainless for ease of care as I don't use every knife every day -- plenty sharp for my needs.
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    Welcome! oh..... no Whine here though

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    Doug!! God Damn, You!!! I blame you as much as anyone for this! I am hooked. My Hattori was a champ tonight. Especially after a Carlisle syrah, RM cab, Outpost grenache among others.

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    He he he! To think, all you wanted was a deal on another Shun! TOO LATE FOR YOU!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmingio2 View Post
    Do you own one? It looks decent and is wicked cheap! Nice reviews too. Looks like it might be worth a shot.

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    Nope do not own one but it's pretty well received on these forums. When I asked for what sujis to buy the 2 that kept popping up was the FKH and the CN

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    Ok, so here is the question. Would you spend $1,000 on a case of 2006 Brunello di Montalcino: Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova or David Broadwell's SanMai Gyuto? The wine got 100 points by WS and 97 by WE. I love them both and have been hovering over David's knife at JKS, but the wife likes wine too (and only tolerates knives), so buying the wine is a much easier purchase.

    Just wondering.

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    I also love golf...so when the choice is golfcourse ....or.....intercourse.....just saying. We all have tough choices to make.

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    Welcome, from one wino to another.

    +1 Carbonext and spend the rest on wine, at least until you know knives about as well as you know wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Just wondering.
    Personally I'd go with the wine @ $1k/cs. It would be a tougher decision at @ 1.2k/cs.
    My logic is based on the simple economics of scarcity. They can and will make new knives everyday, call David in 3 months and simply order one up. Now, 100 pt wines aren't so easy to come by, you cant just call up your favorite wine maker and ask him to whip you up a 100 pointer for delivery in a couple months. Therefore, the opportunity to obtain the wine is more rare than the opportunity to obtain the knife (unless is were a 1 of a kind with special significance, of course).
    I do find the price point of the wine much more attractive at $1k because obviously there is better value there. At $100.btl you have significantly increased your options over a price point nearly $20 less, so your opportunity cost is much greater.

    Of course this is all based on the premise that you have a huge appreciation for fine wine, and that you would get the same value/appreciation out of those 25-50 (depending on how well you share) glasses of wine that you would out of a lifetime of use on the knife. One would also need to disregard future value, as it sounds like your intention is consumption.

    On another note, the knife is sold. So I suppose that makes the decision easier

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