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    WTB: Carter

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a funayuki on Carter's site, but I figured I'd see if anyone here has something available. I want to see what the hype is about; just figured I'd see if anyone has one available before I buy new.

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    Which one are you getting? I just picked up a 4.6 Sun HG and love it. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    My first Japanese style knife was a 270mm Carter HG Funayuki.

    Love it.

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    I have a 6.0 sun funayuki and love it!

    She just needs a new dress!

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    I've always found it interesting, if not puzzling, that when someone mentions buying a gyuto smaller than 240, everyone tries to talk them out of it...but when it's a Carter, measured in "sun"....a smaller knife is A OK. ;-)

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement, guys! I was also tipped off that Carter has a current discount going, but I didn't realize it because I don't usually check the email address where I receive his newsletter.

    Anyways, I went ahead and just picked up the 5.9 sun stainless funayuki here

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehunter View Post
    I've always found it interesting, if not puzzling, that when someone mentions buying a gyuto smaller than 240, everyone tries to talk them out of it...but when it's a Carter, measured in "sun"....a smaller knife is A OK. ;-)
    I've always wondered the same thing! I even asked the question on this forum one time in a Carter thread but I don't really remember if anyone answered it. Anyways, I have a couple larger knives, so a small-ish utility knife will be a nice addition, although I did get the biggest one I could afford (7"). I thought about getting a 7 3/4" funy but couldn't justify ~$100 more for 3/4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Thanks for the words of encouragement, guys! I was also tipped off that Carter has a current discount going, but I didn't realize it because I don't usually check the email address where I receive his newsletter.

    Anyways, I went ahead and just picked up the 5.9 sun stainless funayuki here

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehunter View Post
    I've always found it interesting, if not puzzling, that when someone mentions buying a gyuto smaller than 240, everyone tries to talk them out of it...but when it's a Carter, measured in "sun"....a smaller knife is A OK. ;-)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I've always wondered the same thing! I even asked the question on this forum one time in a Carter thread but I don't really remember if anyone answered it. Anyways, I have a couple larger knives, so a small-ish utility knife will be a nice addition, although I did get the biggest one I could afford (7"). I thought about getting a 7 3/4" funy but couldn't justify ~$100 more for 3/4".
    Usually the knives Carter has for sale in stock on his website are smaller, the bigger ones are either custom ordered or snatched up fast when they hit is website. So the smaller ones are just more readily available. Plus anything under 6.5 sun is going to be cheaper per inch, the SFGZ series is like $15 cheaper per sun and the HG series is like $9 cheaper per sun than ones over 6.5 sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehunter View Post
    I've always found it interesting, if not puzzling, that when someone mentions buying a gyuto smaller than 240, everyone tries to talk them out of it...but when it's a Carter, measured in "sun"....a smaller knife is A OK. ;-)
    It's okay because a 240 is drastically more expensive than a 190.

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