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Buying Japanese Knives Online

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I've bought from Bernal Cutlery in SF and Japanese Knife Imports in Beverly Hills.  Both are great but I am looking for something new.  I like hand forged, high quality knives.  My most recent was a Fujiwara 210 white #1 which has changed my kitchen forever - such an amazing knife.  But I'm on the hunt again...suggestions?

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I like JKI and Korin as well.  For something different,  Epicurean Edge, (Seattle?) offers a diverse selction from entry level Japanese knives to consignment peices from high end American makers.

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Chefknivestogo is impressive in many respects. I placed an order on a Monday and it showed up Wednesday. It started in Wisconsin and came to me, in Connecticut. The forum is probably the best forum anywhere when it comes to knives. Absolutely stellar. I'd be comfortable recommending that place as the first and last stop for all knife matters.

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I've had a different experience with CKTG.  My 1st order was a 3 stone set, everything  was good.  2nd order was for sink bridge, all was not good.  The knurled screws to adjust the bridge were attached and not protected (dumb).  The bridge was packed loosely (dumb) and upon receipt the screws were broken.   Mark was not helpful in resolution.  $140 bridge now sits on top of my junk pile. 

 

I found the forum a little cheesy with those providing advice having a retail interest in that advice, be it knives, sharpening, etc.

 

YMMV.


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Thank you for the link to Watanabe. I got myself one of these. Sin, the owner, is very helpful and fast in supplying postage, etc. The knife has terrific balance and excellent sharpness. Looking forward to using it for many years to come.


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I've bought from Bernal Cutlery in SF and Japanese Knife Imports in Beverly Hills.  Both are great but I am looking for something new.  I like hand forged, high quality knives.  My most recent was a Fujiwara 210 white #1 which has changed my kitchen forever - such an amazing knife.  But I'm on the hunt again...suggestions?

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Maaan so you have a Fujiwara Teruyasu AND a Honyaki? Intensely jealous over here!

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wait til you see what I have coming later today!  Then I need to stop spending money on knives - I've congratulated myself enough for this year!

Maaan so you have a Fujiwara Teruyasu AND a Honyaki? Intensely jealous over here!

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I already posted in the other Japanese knife thread that's active so I apologize for the repeat.  I'm carefully tracking it on FedEx right now.  Custom handle - Russian keirilian birch.  Sukenari 210mm Honyaki.

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Id love to see your own picture of that knife when you get it.

 

how did you manage the custom handle ?

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Here you go.  My knife splurge is complete. From top to bottom: Sukenari Honyaki white #1 gyuto 210mm with custom Russian Karelian Birch handle, Kato Nakiri white #2 180mm with wenge ferrule handle, Fujiwara Shirogami gyuto white #1 210mm, Fujiwara Shirogami Wa-petty white #1 150mm. The first two are from ChefKnivesToGo.com and the second two I bought in person at Bernal Cutlery in San Francisco.  I've congratulated myself enough for last year. Now on to earn next year's!

 

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Wow

 

may I ask your sharpening system ?

 

EdgePro ?

 

your cutting board system ?

 

what a stunning collection !

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