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    Son, do you regularly use the right side of your laptop as a cutting board?

    As far as customs go, Fowler made some nice ones a little while back. If you troll the other forum, you can probably find them posted. IIRC, the cost of them was about $325 for a 150mm and $350 for a 170mm. Also, Adam Marr did mine for under $300. Just offering up those as reasonably priced custom options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Son, do you regularly use the right side of your laptop as a cutting board?

    As far as customs go, Fowler made some nice ones a little while back. If you troll the other forum, you can probably find them posted. IIRC, the cost of them was about $325 for a 150mm and $350 for a 170mm. Also, Adam Marr did mine for under $300. Just offering up those as reasonably priced custom options.

    k.
    +1 for either Marr or Fowler. Both do really nice work at "how are you making money on this?" prices. Fowler has really come a long way since he got into the game a shot while back, and Marr is kind of a sleeper IMO (not very well advertised, but a really skilled guy who's super nice to work with and fearless about trying our crazy ideas).

    Fowler also made me a custom forged Honesuki/garasuki/deba-type thing to my own specs with extra length and weight and a jazzy hamon for just a little more than the **** ones. It rocks.

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    i understand the desire to have task specific tools but i honestly use my zakuri petty in place of a paring knife, boning knife, filet knife and a honesuki knife. and ofcourse anything a petty would be used for. i save my money to buy more gyutos

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    Yeah, I go back and forth on my feelings about specialization. I process enough poultry that a quest for the poultry Excalibur seemed fun / justified. I totally understand the minimalist approach, but there's not exactly anything minimalist about the guys that have a dozen gyutos: each with subtle differences for use in slightly different applications, seasons, moon phases, days of the week, etc.

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    ofcourse you only need one gyuto. but no one here is making purchases based on what they need.

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    Yeah, I got to the point where I was struggling to make a decision over which gyuto to try next when I finally thought "F**k it, I've got enough gyutos. I touch up the rest of my kit". So boning knives, petties and suji's have become the priority for now.

    I actually ended up picking up a tojiro gokujo which I think will fit my style better. Don't know why, but I completely forgot about that type of boning knife. Still considering the honesuki though so the feedback is appreciated.

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    well buy a 150 petty before you buy a boning knife. because i really prefer my petty over my boning knife for boning knife tasks. im refering to the straight boning knives not the curved ones.

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    I prefer my Honesuki over my petty for small stuff.
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