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    Best budget stainless 210 wa gyuto?

    Hi, just getting your thoughts on that. I have a few family and friends who are quengeling because they didn't get a rehandled knife from me, yet... None of them are really knife people, so stainless would be best. I think 210 is more universal and I doubt that any of them will start with sharpening stones. So, I would like to get a budget knife but also one that does not embarrass me reg. basic performance and F&F. Any suggestions?
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    Stefan

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    Fujiwara FKM Stainless Gyuto 210mm @ 75 USD
    Tojiro DP Chef Knife 210mm @ 80 USD

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    Sugimoto CM. $75, great blade, rubbish handle.

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    how about the Yoshihiro line from JKI

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    The problem with both the Tojiro and Fujiwara is their bolsters. You might be able to knock them off without too much work. My vote would be for the Artifex. People may want to make clever comments about the name, but for $70 it has to be the best bang for the buck.

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    he said hes looking for a Wa gyuto

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    Thanks guys. I was, indeed, looking for a wa gyuto, not sure I am talented enough for Western handles... And for a conversion there is always the 'danger' that I have to refinish the whole blade, more work than I want for a budget knife. I was also thinking about the Sugimoto or the Tojiro DP which I think I saw for about the same price ~$80 somewhere. I was just wondering whether there are alternatives I may have overlooked.

    Stefan

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    I've been pleasantly impressed with the cutting performance of the Sugimoto stainless line. It's a perfect candidate for rehandling.

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