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    Well, that is my opinion as well. I can still find one in the $50-60 dollar range, but I'm always up for a deal, and you never get anything if you don't ask? ;-)

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    i'd sell you mine if my fiancé wouldn't freak, as it is the knife-o'-my that she most uses. i think the 6 inch utility is the best knife in the Shun classic line, but the 3.5 parer is pretty good too.

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    Well, the shorter Shun knives don't have to put up with that....Too German, too much belly crap. ;-) But I want to thank you guys for telling me why you're NOT going to sell me your knives. LOL

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    that's exactly right. the shorter Shuns are also quite thin, and i think their balance is very handy.

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    PM sent, bikehunter.

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    Thanks to all who responded. I found my knife and was surprised there were so many replies. I think I responded to all those who sent a PM. If I missed someone, please accept my apology. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i'd sell you mine if my fiancé wouldn't freak, as it is the knife-o'-my that she most uses. i think the 6 inch utility is the best knife in the Shun classic line, but the 3.5 parer is pretty good too.
    I've heard good things about those shun parers. I'm not a hater at all, but I also agree with EdipisR's comment. These knives will become wife knives. My wife would freak if I let go the Miyabi birchwood parer. Even the babysitter likes to use it.

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    Yeah, I like the short Shuns, the parers and the six inch utility. I bought both my daughters the so-called "Garden set" with the 3 1/2" veggie knife (the sheepsfoot with the straight edge) and these terrific little herb snips (for Xmas). They both have herb gardens 1/2 the size of the Amazon jungle, so I thought they deserved some dedicated shears. Naturally, I had to try out the paring knives and make sure they were up to snuff. A few strokes on a very fine stone and I almost cut off my thumb the first time I pushed one through a potato. ;-)

    I have a 10" Shun Classic chef, bought used in good condition, at an irresistible price (35 bucks), but in this case I have to agree with the consensus on the long, sweeping tip, so I rarely reach for it, with 240 Kagayaki wa gyuto and Tojiro DP close at hand. It IS a top flight watermelon knife. <g>

    Anyhow, I've been thinking about them ever since . Shuns have become outlandishly expensive on ebay these days, so thought I would give the Trading Posts a try. Ended up with the veggie knife, which seller says has been used about a dozen times, at a very fair price, so I'm quite pleased. The only negative is that I had to pass up a nifty little Misono 80mm moly, with a nifty little saya. Actually, I'm still thinking about it...everyone should have at least two parers, right? ;-)

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    Misono parer, eh? I've been after a "wife knife" for a while....
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    I've got one, not sure if it's 3.5 or not, but it also is an Alton's Angle issue. PM me if u are interested. Will send pics,etc when I get off work.

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