AU members, any interest in CCK carbon slicer?
I am heading to Hong Kong at the end of January for a few days and will try to make a visit to Chan Chi Kee probably to get CCK 1103 carbon slicer. 1103 would be comparable in size to Sugimoto #6 which, for me, is at a nice size and weight. I had CCK 1111 before. It is a huge stainless steel slicer that has fairly thin grind. Its balance is quite forward though due to a large chunk of steel in front of light handle. After many months with it, I didn't quite like it enough and now it is (still?) with Dusty.
I probably can bring back a couple more CCK carbon slicers (not chopper because of heavier weight, and not stainless steel because of ...)
If any one is interested, post your intention here or PM me. Can't promise I can give CCK a visit. But if I can get something you want, from http://www.chanchikee.com/ChineseKnives.html, then you can pay me later for the actual goods plus shipping or pick up from Sydney.
There is a place in Sydney that stocks some CCK and Shibazi cleavers, although its price is a little bit (probably close to double) more than retail price in Hong Kong.
Would have been all over that, just ordered 1303 couple of days ago. Cost $58 all up. Do i need a bigger one aswell?.... Probably not. Have fun!
That's a really nice offer schanop. Just got myself an usuba for slicing duties and don't really use a chopper that much. Lots of Australian action happening on this forum. I guess in this case there's an advantage being part of the Asia Pacific rim where a lot of these knives are made.
I live 10 minutes away from Pacific Mall where there is a CCK retail location.
Besides the CCK store, they also sell CCK in a lot of other chinese restaurant suppliers and stores in GTA and also other cities, as I've read here.
Originally Posted by 454Casull
Is it really hard to find CCK in similar stores in AU?
Yeah, they're pretty rare, and expensive. I found a small slicer a few years back and paid too much for it (nearly eighty dollars I think).
Schanop, I do still have your 1111, have fun in Hong Kong!
I guess so. Out of many places that I have been to in Sydney, only have seen CCK in stock at Fortuna Kitchenware, who also stocks some Shibazi cleavers, in Hurstville and Campsie.
I don't recall anyone else (on the top of my head) saying that they have seen CCK in stock anywhere from the time of KF, FF, and here on KKF.
Thanks for the offer schanop,but cleavers are not for me.
Are you already back in AUS? If not, I would love to get one of the 1103 from you.
Have been looking for CCK in Melb but I just gave up.
Just came back this morning. Due to lots of missus' family duties and a young baby, I didn't have a chance to visit CCK. Travelling to Mong Kok/Yau Ma Tai from Tin Hau where we stayed would have been a bit of a stretch for the bub.