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    New to the forum and seeking ideas

    Hey all!

    Thought I would sign-up as I have a question.

    I am looking at purchasing a chinese style cleaver (knife) and was hoping for some input. Let me give you some personal stuff first. I am a home cook. I already have a few japanese style knives already. I would like to get a chinese style cleaver and keep the purchase under $175. My thoughts are that I would only want 1 chinese style knife and it should be a good one. I have never owned a full carbon knife but am leaning towards the Suien VC or just going stainless and getting the Sugimoto Cleaver #30.

    Am I limiting my suggestions or are there other good knives at this price point I should be considering?

    Thanks for your thoughts,

    Mike

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    welcome, you will find your answers here.
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    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/ChineseCleaver.html

    This is also a good place to look. joking is a good guy to deal with.

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    Welcome! Many here have bought a CCK 1303. Inexpensive and people seem to love them, after that the sky is the limit. There are some definite cleaver fanatics here. You are in the right place.

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    One other question, is there a buy/sell/trade area to this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamblerS4 View Post
    One other question, is there a buy/sell/trade area to this forum?
    Yes

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    I have not used the sugimoto, but really enjoyed using the Suien VC. Alot of people have commented on the amount of belly it has, but it felt right to me. It is reasonably thin, and retention ranks on par with the white steels.

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    Welcome!!!

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    If I wasn't going through all this moving stuff I'd get the CCK 1303 with the saya. Chicks would flock to my kitchen to check me out with it. And I'd have a buck left over.
    Am I the only one who searched for The Edge from U2 and ended up here?

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