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    I have a pile of western and wa-handled knives. I prefer the wa- because it doesn't really matter where I put my hand. The westerns sometimes have contours that feel odd as I shift my grip. I also feel that larger handles tend to be a little more comfortable. That said, I've never bought a knife based on the handle and they all seem fine to me. Shipping from Japan seems to be pretty affordable, in general. The only retailer in Canada that I know of is Knifewear. Seems like a nice shop carrying some good stuff.

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    No, I'm not really concerned with the handle. I'm going to try Knifewear and look again at the other sites! I'm so glad that I'm starting the search now! Thanks for the advice!

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    Thank you! I will definitely try to get a hold of Jon Broida! I also sent off another new thread like you suggested and hopefully I was a little bit more clear! I just want to give my husband a knife that he will love and that we will have with us for a very long time! Thanks again for all of your help- I really appreciate it!

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    You're welcome and good luck. I'd be interested to know what you end up with and how you and your husband end up reacting to it. I'd definitely go with a 210-240 gyuto, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stace View Post
    Thank you! I will definitely try to get a hold of Jon Broida!
    Here is Jon's profile here: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/member.php?14-JBroida
    And his website: http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/

    You should get a lot of great ideas from the members here in response to your post in the main forum. I'm sure your husband will be excited by (and happy with) whatever you choose.

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    Stace

    All the websites mentioned so far are very reputable and will be fine, do not worry about buying from Japan, the knife will arrive in 3-4 days.

    alan

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    I was amazed by the service from JCK, $7 shipping from Japan in 3 days! Koki had 3 versions of the Tanaka petty that I wanted, and he let me choose the one with the grain pattern that I liked best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I was amazed by the service from JCK, $7 shipping from Japan in 3 days! Koki had 3 versions of the Tanaka petty that I wanted, and he let me choose the one with the grain pattern that I liked best.
    That is usually the case with JCK, however, Koki does get bogged down during the holidays and it can take longer. Don't wait until the last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    That is usually the case with JCK, however, Koki does get bogged down during the holidays and it can take longer. Don't wait until the last week.
    I ordered a knife from Koki last year at Christmas Eve and it came about 3 or 4 days later. Couldn't believe it, wasn't expecting it until mid-January

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    Just for the record, the both the wa and yo handled Kanetsune from Japan Blade; the Togiharu from Korin, and both the Gekko and Inazuma lines at JCK, are the same knives. Some have different handle materials, but the blades are all from the same OEM.
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