What kind of deal should I expect for Black Friday?

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  1. Oct 4, 2019 #1

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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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    I'd love to know this as well. It's my first year (heck, 4 months) into this whole stuff after all :p
     
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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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    So....like Walmart o_O
     
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    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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    JNS for sure.... no discounts on Shig's and Kato's
     
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    KnS does a pretty good BFCM sale.
     
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    JCK too

    & Korin?
     
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    How big a deal are we taking here? 10%? 15? 20?
     
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    Korin 15%, they do it in July as well.
     
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    JNS has been 15% in past so worth waiting for.
     
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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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    Does EE still offer a KKF discount? I remember hearing something otherwise.
     
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    I actually asked them and this is what I got on 10/2.
     

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    Thanks!
     
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    Are you looking for something in particular?
     
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    Not really, just wanna know if i should attempt to hold off on impulse purchases in the next month and a half :)
     
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    Always a good idea this time of year. Unfortunately I'm weak........ unicorns incoming.
     
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    Update: I just placed the order on EE.
     
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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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    Mazaki's in Blue confirmed!
     
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    Last year they had a couple TF denkas up for a decent markdown.
     
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    Whatttt??? Where??
     
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    Sarcasm that I hope ends up not being sarcasm.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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