- Mar 1, 2011
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i chipped my Yoshihiro the other day while cutting steak when my phone rang and i banged the tip of the knife into a glass bowl when i tried to grab it (the phone). i was able to fix the knife fairly quickly, but it got me to thinking that, if i hadn't been able to fix it quickly, i would have wanted to get a new yanagi (excuses for buying new knives come quick and easy, yes?). $500 is about what i would want to spend (overkill for my needs, really, but a man wants what a man wants) and the Mizuno DX Blue #1 300mm with the upgraded ebony handle fits right in the sweet spot. is there anything else at this price range that i should really be looking at? i really love my Mizuno gyuto, and figure the yanagi can't be anything but even nicer (i'd buy a Shig, but i don't want to be on a waiting list). i likely won't buy until early next year, unless another "accident" should happen, but it's nice to have plans in motion ahead of time (or i could quit buying and cellaring wine for a little while to buy a new knife, but where's the fun in that?).