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Andrew H

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Carter's pricing seems to be wildly different for some variation in size.
http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/kitchen-cutlery/stainless-fukugozai-series
The same line of knives and shape, only one is 20mm more, and it costs an extra $120?

Also, his prices seem to different even for the same knife shape, line, and size. For example here:http://www.cartercutlery.com/japane...ery/stainless-fukugozai-riveted-handle-series
The same 5.3 sun Stainless Fukugozai Funayuki, Riveted Handle, costs $164 and $190. Does anyone know why?
 

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I think the weight of the knife comes into play.
The heavier the knife, the more steel used hence the bigger price tag.
 

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That 6.1 sun knife has been on the site as sold out for an age. Most likely old pricing.
 

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Why not just ask Carter, or whomever is answering the questions there?
 

Andrew H

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Weight makes sense, but $120 more for 20 more mm?
Blue is more expensive than white but both those knives are blue.
Has that knife been sold out forever?
Glasseye: Typically this forum has speedy response times (note the 4 responses in 13 minutes).
 

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Glasseye: Typically this forum has speedy response times (note the 4 responses in 13 minutes).
I didn't mean to say anything against this forums and/or it's members, just that perhaps Carter himself could give an exact answer to the question about his pricing.
 

Andrew H

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I didn't mean to say anything against this forums and/or it's members, just that perhaps Carter himself could give an exact answer to the question about his pricing.
Of course not. Also Jason often answers for Murray here.
 

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I seem to remember reading that there is a big price jump for any knife over 6.5 sun (~200m) because he doesn't make that many of those. Murray works in batches, making a bunch of similar knives all at once. The smaller ones he can make a large batch of and sell the extras easily on his website. The larger knives are more by request only, so they have a higher premium. So the price difference between a 195mm knife and a 210mm one will seem huge, but the gap between a 210 and a 240 won't be so bad.
 

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Not everything......he does charge extra for his medium thick knives.
Ah, that's in the fine print on the Price Guide:

"Over 10 sun or 50mm blade width, add 10%. Nakiri, add 20%.
HG Deba, add 50%. Med-thick blades, add 25%. IP soldered butt-cap, add $200."
 
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