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    Which knife to satisfy an itch? (Definitely not a need!)

    Hey guys. This is a what-should-I-buy post with a small twist.

    If Jon is able to make a Gesshin Hide cleaver a reality, that's where the remainder of my year's knife money goes to. But if not...

    I'm very tempted by the following 3 knives:
    - DT ITK AEBL 270
    - DT ITK 52100 240
    - Konosuke HD kiristuke-gyuto (probably) 240

    I already have a two great ITK AEBL knives - a 240 gyuto and a 220 cleaver. *Love* the steel, love how the knives handle.

    I've been using a single-bevel kiritsuke lately and really enjoy it. Already have a Takeda AS kiritsuke-gyuto on the sidelines that I have yet to use at all... but the HD steel in double-bevel kiritsuke format is really attractive too.

    Hmmm... just writing this out, I'm now leaning towards one of Devin's 52100 ITKs...

    What are your thoughts?
    Len

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    I'll just point out that if scratching that itch is what you're looking to do, of the three you list, only one, the DT ITK 52100 240, is available right now.

    Rick

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    Maybe my browser is incorrect, but it looks like the 270s are back in stock?

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    Oh, I'm in no big rush. The itch doesn't need immediate scratching It just helps settle my mind to know what the plan is

    But re: availability, the AEBL 270s show up as available to me as well.
    Len

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    Quote Originally Posted by echerub View Post
    Oh, I'm in no big rush. The itch doesn't need immediate scratching It just helps settle my mind to know what the plan is

    But re: availability, the AEBL 270s show up as available to me as well.
    Thanks for the correction. I must have "misremembered" the out of stock tag. Actually, I'm really surprised, since there's ever been an "in stock" condition on those for long.

    Rick

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    For me, after taking delivery of my DT 270mm AEB-L I placed an order for one of DT's carbon 240mm's. By the way, there was only 3 carbon knives left as of yesterday.

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    I would take a look at Fowler's 310 suji
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    Oh that suji is a beaut. Unfortunately, sujis just don't suit me. I like taller profiles for chopping, and if I'm slicing I'd pick up a single-bevel slicer
    Len

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    get them all. You know you want to

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    I might *eventually* get them all, but right now it's gotta be only one. Spent a lot on knives already this year, and I've got some work/professional expenses coming up in the latter half of the year.
    Len

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