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    help me find set of nice knives for home users

    It is a gift, so it must be a set[packed in one box]. It can be 2-3 knives, or 6, doesnt really matter how many, within 300 bucks budget.

    Must be stainless, preferably "damascus". It is not for me, s Im trying to think like those who will receive it!

    I found this shun set with paring, petit and chefs knife, for 300 bucks. I think for vg10 its not too bad at all.

    Is there any other, better deal I could get on some amazon or something?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
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    Here is a set Jon has for half of what you are looking at.

    http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...home-set.html#

    Was thinking of giving to my sister for christmas.
    Chewie's the man.

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    Okay, I will probably get some flack for saying it, but I have been using a Warther chef knife recently and enjoying it. It is stainless (cpms35vn). So far it is working out better than vg10 for me. It is taking a steeper angle and holding it well. Fit and finish is not 100%, some gaps between the scales and tang, but probably not noticeable to most. The spine and choil were sharp OOTB, but 5 min with some sandpaper fixed that.

    Overall it is a pretty good value, and I think would make good gift sets. http://www.warthercutlery.com/individual-knives-2.html

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    Ha ha this is actually what a person can get flack for.
    http://www.amazon.com/Kyocera-Revolu.../dp/B000KU7I50
    My mom loves them easy to clean,no rust, dishwasher safe. I have the santoku and use it sometimes because it is hassle free.

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    Deckhand, Funny, that is the same pairing knife I got for my five and six year old girls. so they can chop chop along side daddy. Although i've tried to explain to them that they can push cut with the thing, thats all they like to do. Like you daddy they say. sometime the food gets crushed, works pretty well for slicing cucumber and mushrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    Deckhand, Funny, that is the same pairing knife I got for my five and six year old girls. so they can chop chop along side daddy. Although i've tried to explain to them that they can push cut with the thing, thats all they like to do. Like you daddy they say. sometime the food gets crushed, works pretty well for slicing cucumber and mushrooms.
    That is a cute story. They are good knives. My 7 and 5 year old girls love to help me cook. I let them chop with the Kyocera. Light and manageable for them.

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    I think this 2 knife set from Cutlery and More would make a pretty nice gift, Miyabi 7000 MC.

    The cutting steel is ZDP-189 wrapped in SS. The price is well within your budget and leaves plenty of room for shipping and any custom or duty fees.

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    thanks for all the advice

    I was misuderstood - it is going to folks who, if they have one, will definitely have no problem putting their knives to dishwasher. Not wiping them will be a standard and tip lost regularly.

    Thats why I thought of Shun basically

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    Why buy something that expensive then?

    http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-475...ords=forschner

    Or talk to Jon to see if he has anything super cheap that would come as a set. He might...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heirkb View Post
    Why buy something that expensive then?

    http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-475...ords=forschner

    Or talk to Jon to see if he has anything super cheap that would come as a set. He might...
    I posted what Jon has on his website.
    Chewie's the man.

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