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    Christmas Present To Myself Advice

    Hey guys,

    So I've been thinking about what to get myself for Christmas and though maybe the board could help? Firstly I don't need any knife - in that I love my set and don't feel like I'm missing anything for my cooking (home cooking) needs. But I'm thinking about getting a nice Gyuto for myself for Xmas, so what should I get? I don't want to spend more than about 400 or 500. I want something solid and kind of special. I'm just starting to look so I haven't really narrowed it down, but I've been browsing some of the following makers...

    Suisen - not sure which line
    Pierre Rodrigue -- if i could afford one

    So please let me know if you were in my position what would you get?

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    For that kind of scratch, you should hit up Del Ealy and see if he has an extra gyuto to sale.

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    Senior Member stevenStefano's Avatar
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    Heiji? Seem pretty popular with people who have that kind of dough

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    Are those the choices you've narrowed it down to, or did you want more suggestions?

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    More suggestions please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    For that kind of scratch, you should hit up Del Ealy and see if he has an extra gyuto to sale.
    If you are talking about this Christmas, you might have to go production, though I agree with 99 about Del. He was amazingly fast in getting my knife to me. Fowler usually has some for sale on sites or directly from him.

    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying…skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk." -- Ron Swanson

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    Regarding time left I think I would have gone for a Carter.

    Ie this one:

    Then I would go for a wa handle from Darkhoek (who is banned at the moment for posting a wip)

    He got some musk ox horn left for ferrule and some insane burl I would have him sent the handle by mail and you can put the handle on yourself. Then you would have a semi-custom knife for less than 500

    Mine Carter:

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    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
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    It wouldn't hurt to contact Pierre. That kind of money can go a long way!

    Take a look around at:

    Email me at:

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    Lefty: Its xmas 2011, not 2012

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    There's no rush to get the knife in hand... I can be patient especially if it's in process. These are great ideas... Anyone else?

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