My wife wants to make me a gift

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  1. Jul 8, 2018 #1

    Alexec

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    So my wife decided it is the time to gift me a knife. So i am supposed to forget some tabs with knives i like and she will pick the one she likes most! Only rule is that it has to be BUNKA or K-Tip( she will not realise that is not Bunka).
    So what experience have you got on Bunkas?
    Which Bunkas or KTip knives would you suggest ?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2018 #2

    Bensbites

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    Makoto SG2 or Shibata would top my list.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2018 #3

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    What's your budget ?
    Stainless or carbon ?
    Western handle or japanese ?

    I'd suggest filling in the which knife to buy questionnaire for some targeted recommendations.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2018 #5

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    Agree with the above. Kagekiyo k-tip should be an awesome choice.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2018 #6

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    Your wife, does she have a sister?

    Asking for a friend....
     
  7. Jul 10, 2018 #7

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    Without having an idea what you are looking for my choices in moderate price range are.

    Masakage Yuki Bunka 170mm
    Good Value for the money

    Shibata Kotetsu R2 Bunka 175mm
    These are really thin, so you might want to take that in consideration.

    Syousin Chiku KU Bunka 165mm
    It's made by Kurosaki and its Aogami Super clad in stainless steel.
    It's a Knives and Stones exclusive. This would be my personal choice of the 3

    http://www.knivesandstones.com/syou...-aogami-super-stainless-cladding-by-kurosaki/

    I would was going to recommend a Kochi K-Tip gyuto but it appears most of them are out of stock at Japanese Knife Imports. The would be my choice above all the other options.

     
  8. Jul 10, 2018 #8

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    I have a k-tip mazaki white #2 from aframes - it's my most used knife and takes a lot of abuse. Youd help the knife out a lot by hand sanding/thinning kt
     
  9. Jul 11, 2018 #9

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    First time someone points at makoto! Whats your impressions?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2018 #10

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    Did, thank you
     
  12. Jul 11, 2018 #12

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    I have some knives of the series, id rather get something "new#. Thanks!
     
  13. Jul 11, 2018 #13

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    I could have a look!
     
  14. Jul 11, 2018 #14

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    I have two makotos, white Damascus and SG2. I highly recommend googling for them. Repetitively thin behind the edge, but no toy. If you google for it, you will find more info. Gotta run.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2018 #15

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    I have a Makoto Shirogami 2, not the Damascus, and love it. It is a great performer at an exceptional price. This knife smacks down knives at twice it's price.
     

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