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    I think I remember responding to you before, and again I'd recommend buying from Koki at JCK due to the very cheap shipping if you're from the UK. As Tinh says, the Carbonext is a great deal, especially for $7 shipping. It's very good value and would make a great first J-knife

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    If you are considering those two, I don't really see why you wouldn't get a CarboNext at Japanese Chefs Knife. It's very nice and fairly stain resistant and the shipping will be insignificant. I have to agree with getting the stones more locally. As for Ashi vs Addict, I can only vouch for the Ashi being a very nice knife. It would more than likely take a finer edge based on the general characteristics of the steel. I also happen to like the profile better. I would also be surprised if the Addict is as thin behind the edge. For bragging rights among your friends, any of these will surely do. For bragging rights on a forum like this, I'd say Carter, but that's going to be out of your price range so I'd go for Ashi, myself.
    Carter rarely makes SFGZ in that size, and when he does they would be out of your price range. Go carbonext or ashi.

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    There are loads of options at JCK that you can go with.

    You can also email Koki and he will select the right knife for you

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    I second the CarboNext motion. you can't beat koki's fast and cheap shipping. However, I really appreciate Jon's excellent customer service. It might be worth it to pay a little more and get something from him. The yoshihiro or gesshin ginga would be excellent choices. I have a Konosuke HD western from Jon that is an excellent knife. I don't think he has the western HD in stock, but you could send him a PM, write him an email, or call him.

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    I got my dad a Yoshihiro gyuto for his birthday. It's a nice knife knife, stainless and very reasonably priced, but it's definitely not a laser like the Ashi, and might even be thicker at the spine than the Addict. It came with an OK at best edge. It's worth looking into this knife as an option but I'd see if Jon can finish sharpen it for you or have it mailed to Dave before shipping to you.

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    If you can sharpen well, get the CarboNext for sure....such a great knife once its tuned up.

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    If you want bragging rights get a gyuto from WillC on this forum. Handmade in the UK, excellent F+F, and i love the way mine cut. They're carbon, but not massively reactive if you take care of them-dry them after use, wipe with oil if not going to be used for a while etc.

    The carbonext won't give you bragging rights, from what others who have them have said it will give you a solidly performing knife at a good price. If the people you want bragging rights with are non knife people then i'd go for damascus for the bling factor.

    If you look on KF in the for sale section you'll see a 240 Hattori HD in the UK. I'd go for this. Decent maker, in the UK already, ok steel, and damascus and £90 last time i looked.

    If you're not happy with sharpening yet feel free to send it to me and i'll put an edge on it for you.

    Otherwise i'll echo the words of others- if buying from the US don't forget to add on postage plus UK handling and customs charges (shipping will be £20ish, handling £10ish and 20% customs) which adds up. When i've bought from Koki i've not had to pay duty and the $7 flat rate shipping is a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    If you are considering those two, I don't really see why you wouldn't get a CarboNext at Japanese Chefs Knife. It's very nice and fairly stain resistant and the shipping will be insignificant. I have to agree with getting the stones more locally. As for Ashi vs Addict, I can only vouch for the Ashi being a very nice knife. It would more than likely take a finer edge based on the general characteristics of the steel. I also happen to like the profile better. I would also be surprised if the Addict is as thin behind the edge. For bragging rights among your friends, any of these will surely do. For bragging rights on a forum like this, I'd say Carter, but that's going to be out of your price range so I'd go for Ashi, myself.
    i do want bragging rights so it seems people are saying the carter 6.8sun Stainless Fukugozai Funayuki
    http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanes...gozai-funayuki
    is better than the ashi ginga

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    This carter has a better profile IMO

    http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanes...gozai-funayuki

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