What kind of deal should I expect for Black Friday?

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Hi everyone,

I recently became very interested in thinly ground carbon steels knives. I already received a 240 Anryu Blue 2 Gyuto from CKTG so my eager of owing one has been relieved a bit. Now I want to grab a Wakui 210 Gyuto from EpicEdge, but I heard that EpicEdge will have great deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so should I wait until then? What kind of deal EpicEdge and other online Japaneses knife retailers typically have for Black Friday? I live in Connecticut, US if it matters.

Thanks for any advice/opinion,

update: I just can’t stop thinking of it so I placed the order...
 
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EE Black Friday sale is unique in that each hour they put a different assortment of knives on sale.
You have keep checking back every hour, around the clock, to see what are that hour's specials.
 

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EE Black Friday sale is unique in that each hour they put a different assortment of knives on sale.
You have keep checking back every hour, around the clock, to see what are that hour's specials.
So....like Walmart o_O
 

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EE Black Friday sale is unique in that each hour they put a different assortment of knives on sale.
You have keep checking back every hour, around the clock, to see what are that hour's specials.
Thanks! That's very helpful!
 

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What about JNS, JKI and places that carry Hitohira knives - do they usually have sales?
 

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Thank you guys. If it’s usually 15%, I’d pull the trigger now as EpicEdge provide 10% off to KKF member anyway and it cannot be stacked with BFCM discount.
 

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Thank you guys. If it’s usually 15%, I’d pull the trigger now as EpicEdge provide 10% off to KKF member anyway and it cannot be stacked with BFCM discount.
Does EE still offer a KKF discount? I remember hearing something otherwise.
 

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EE changes every two hours. Some items will cycle through more than once. It’s a mix with some good deals.
KnS also has some good deals. I think James holds on to some unique items to offer.
Start saving now.
 

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EE changes every two hours. Some items will cycle through more than once. It’s a mix with some good deals.
KnS also has some good deals. I think James holds on to some unique items to offer.
Start saving now.
Last year they had a couple TF denkas up for a decent markdown.
 

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Update: I just received the 210 Wakui Gyuto from EE today and the invoice shows clearly that 10% discount was applied. The knife looks great!
 

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Update: I just received the 210 Wakui Gyuto from EE today and the invoice shows clearly that 10% discount was applied. The knife looks great!
Do you have any other Wakui's?
Wondering what the grind is like on the ones that they carry. I received one from EE that was quite a bit thicker and heavier than the one I got from Bernal. Also, would you say the profile has a flat spot or does it have a continuous curve? Thanks
 

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Do you have any other Wakui's?
Wondering what the grind is like on the ones that they carry. I received one from EE that was quite a bit thicker and heavier than the one I got from Bernal. Also, would you say the profile has a flat spot or does it have a continuous curve? Thanks
I don’t have other version but #26 post of this thread says the Migaki version is supposed to be the thinner one?
https://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/threads/wakui-gyuto-question.42444/
 

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Do you have any other Wakui's?
Wondering what the grind is like on the ones that they carry. I received one from EE that was quite a bit thicker and heavier than the one I got from Bernal. Also, would you say the profile has a flat spot or does it have a continuous curve? Thanks
also see my poorly taken choil shot and other pics below
 

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Ive seen wakui choil's with what appears to be a much, much thinner and higher grind than that, specially behind the edge. but choil shots can be deceiving.
 
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