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Anything of the sort you’d like to sell? Price up to 300$ CAD.
 

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Sharp in Canada is currently selling a S Tanaka R2 180 mm gyuto for CAD274 and it would be a great choice for a 180 mm.
 

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I know man it’s in the hairline...

Not Wa however. Still don’t know that I want another yo.
 

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Sorry a bit off right now we just learned my gf might have Covid. She’s in the Health care system so she’s been on the front all along. I have a sore throat and will have to get tested too. She’s a bit worst than I am, a lot of congestion.

The Tanaka is wa but I don’t like the profile one bit. The one I had in mind was the Kato R2 - much flatter and straight.

Also not a fan of S. Tanaka f&f. I know he’s a better maker than Kato so if profile was to my liking I’d have already bought it.
 

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Hoping for the best for you and your girlfriend. "On the front" means she might be a healthcare worker; if so, we salute all of them. Spending a little more time at home in the kitchen (or sharpening) is a small joy in these strange times.

If it makes a difference, I thought the shorter Tanakas were less curved than the longer ones, and the F&F on the R2s should be better?
 

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That they are - but still mostly curvy. I don’t like also the elevated profile - sorry for lack of a better terminology.

The Kato is a bit of a Santoku on the narrow with a Guyto tip - very flat profile, somewhat low nose. It’s like a bit of the end to the mean: since I like Santokus so much I want to try something of that length and profile - but in a Gyuto.

She works in a pharmacy. If you ask me they have a great deal of a sh!tstorm since 4 months - with Covid sick morons trying to get in each day, sometimes actually getting in and going to the counter and say I’ve been diagnosed with Covid I need my prescriptions. Insults if not threats. One actual assault. That’s not counting healthy people without a clue that also insult them because they have to wait in line or because there’s no rubbing alcohol left... anyways...
 

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Nice thanks for the suggestion! Gonna go have a look at that sale...
 

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Made a choice. Thanks for replies and PMs. Nice offers - all US based so it sort of killed the deal.
 
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