Santoku : Kanehide PS60 180mm vs. MAC Professional 6 1/2"

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ayumi_ishida

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Aloha ,

I'm a right handed home cook with minimal knife skills , cooking/prepping almost all my meals at home ; just for me .

Ease of use / care is important as well as fit / finish and aesthetics .

I have a synthetic cutting board and a Fuji Merchandise K-45#1000 WHET Stone

Style? - Santoku Made in Japan

Steel? - Stainless

Handle? - Western or Japanese

Grip? - Handle

Length? - 180mm Santoku

Use Case? - home kitchen / mostly vegetables

Care? - whetstones / honing / paid service , total beginner level at sharpening

Budget? $200 USD hard cap

Region? Hawaii , can order from Japan or Mainland USA

Knives Considered? MAC Knives Professional Santoku 6 1/2" , Kanehide PS60 180mm

I been considering the MAC for a while and see that the street price has been raised from $120 to $175 . (It's still available some places at the old price)

Price increase has inspired me to make a knife purchase now .

Either the MAC at either price or something else .

I'd like a knife that's ready to go out of the box .
 

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If you're in Honolulu you could swing by AFrames and take a look at their stock. Not sure if they have anything in stock that would specifically meet these size/steel/price requirements but maybe something will catch your eye.

 

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I'd suggest the Masutani VG1 Gyuto 180mm. It's shaped like a santoku even though t's called a gyuto.

Extremely sharp out of the box. One of the best performing stainless knives under $200.

And it's 20% off on CKTG
 
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L'il beast ; 165mm vs 180mm :)
Also thinking about a 210mm gyuto instead for the added versatility .
Personally I would recommend 210mm gyuto as a good first knife, Kanehide is pretty good in that regard. If you can, Takamura gyuto and Santoku are great, MTC kitchen have them in stock. They have a 20% off code MTCWELCOME20 for first time shoppers.

 
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Check out the Tsunehisa in this thread:


He's got it marked all the way down to $110 I believe and that is a freaking steal! I have two Tsunehisa knives in ginsan and like them very much!
 

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If you're in Honolulu you could swing by AFrames and take a look at their stock. Not sure if they have anything in stock that would specifically meet these size/steel/price requirements but maybe something will catch your eye.


Cute shop and nice owner .
But didn't have in stock at the moment what I was looking for .
 

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I bought it on Amazon from Cooking Depot which I just discovered is Home Butcher / Rodriguez Butcher Supply Co.
Perfect transaction .
 
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