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    Just pick my damn gyuto please

    Ok. So I am not a knife expert. I have looked through the forums and I am overwhelmed. I am wanting to get a 240 or more preferably a 270 gyuto for under $300. My current knife inventory includes several messermeister knifes (about 10 years old). My first "japanese" style knife was a MAC MTH-80. I realized then I never would buy a german knife again. My husband got me a Shun classic 10" chef knife for Christmas about two years ago and it is not holding up well. I am now looking to upgrade. I am not the friendliest person when it comes to knives. I am more interested in real quality, sharpness and durability than the name. Damascus does turn me on on.

    There are a few knives that have caught my attention, like the JCK Hattori FH series and HD series, The Blazen 270, the ******** Laser etc. The Blazen and the ******** seem to be out of stock right now (**** website).

    So, how would you spend my $300?

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    Senior Member EdipisReks's Avatar
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    in what way is the Shun not holding up well?

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    Welcome!

    Anything you buy will need sharpening, so I would spend 200 on a nice J-knife (plenty of options here depending on profile, handle, etc...) and 100 on a nice combo stone. You can spend a few hours watching videos (good ones you can link to here), practice on your old knives, and always have an extremely sharp knife that will put a smile on your face.
    As to not being good to your knives, buy stainless--and more than that, try to change your habits or you will always be frustrated by the edges of your knives.
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    Well, I got the **** from **** for about****. I was really ***** with that...

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    Is anyone else seeing how unhelpful this whole censorship thing is?

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    Just the price you pay for playing here. There are other forums....

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    Is anyone else seeing how unhelpful this whole censorship thing is?

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    +1 what is happening to the Shun? No knife will withstand abuse.




    Anyone know when Butcher & Baker will have Pierre's knife back up for sale? Might be a good fit here...

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    It doesn't bother me.

    If you're looking for something that would be a big upgrade over the shun, check out the gesshin ginga line at JKI.

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    Well, this is probably frowned upon, but I have the Chef's Choice 1520 for sharpening.

    As far as the Shun goes.... My husband left it in water while I was away on business. It pitted out pretty big chunks off the blade. I was actually pretty shocked on how bad it looked. I was unable to sharpen it out. I will have to have a professional take care of it. I am now exploiting my husband's guilt and buying myself a new knife.

    I am not horrible when it comes to knifes. I just don't pamper them. Sometimes I won't wash a knife immediately (or within a day), but I don't leave them in water. I guess I should probably stick to stainless.

    The Laser knife I was talking about is a R+chmond

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    you definitely don't want carbon, then.

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