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Thread: tojiro dp vs yaxell ran

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    tojiro dp vs yaxell ran

    hi i'm an italian chef and i would buy a japan knife (gyuto 25-27 cm). At work i try different brands (global, misono, yaxell), I think yaxell will be a good knife for me, misono is better but too much expensive. Yaxell is a good knife with a vg 10 core and 25,5 cm is a good size but reading many treads a lot of chefs talking very well about tojiro dp, so i don't know if is better yaxell or tojiro. Both have vg 10, but i never try tojiro dp. My budget is 130-150 dollars. my question is: yaxell or tojiro? are there other brand with this price? where i can buy this knife? where i work there is'nt knife shop so i buy online. thank for your help and sorry for my grammatical mistakes

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    for 150 usd may be you can try Carbonext
    http://japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYA...extSeries.html
    better than Tojiro for sure, never heard of the other brand you like.

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    For western handles, CarboNEXT is a good one. So is Suisin Inox Western http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...0mm-gyuto.html. If you don't mind smallish handles, I would look at Kanetsugu Pro M series also from Japanese Chefs Knife.

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    yaxell is very similar to shun. not good value for what you get.

    I would spend the money on Carbonext or Suisin western like other recommended

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    As someone that owns a Tojiro DP, I would recommend against it. Based on the feedback of everyone else, and likely my next step up, I'd say you're better off with the CarboNext.

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    thnak every body for your answer... i was undecide between beacuse seems both good knife but i think this http://japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYA...extSeries.html will be my knife.Maybe i 'll buy also a stone. But i have anothger question: why carbon steel is less expensive than vg 10? i see this http://japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYAKIVG-10.html what is better? i hope tha this site ship in italy beacuse there aren't many web site in my country with this price and this knife

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    They ship to Italy for only 7$ no worries

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    realy well finally i found my knife ...but differents with http://japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYAKIVG-10.html ?

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    The steel in the carbonext definitely has better edge retention than vg10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackice View Post
    realy well finally i found my knife ...but differents with http://japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYAKIVG-10.html ?
    I have that knife. A friend of mine gave it to me because he hated it. It looks cheap. I told him I wanted it because I'm not into "pretty," just performance. I have to say, while it's decent for the price, I would rather use a cheapie with relatively poor steel like a Fujiwara. Those are nice to use, easy to sharpen and don't look and feel like crap. There are those that like it. Hopefully, you're one of them.

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