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Old 03-07-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a Japanese knife set

Budget: $1800 +/-

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:03 AM   #3
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For some reason, I can't edit my post. Just to clarify - I'm not interested in buying anything used, so I would appreciate if anyone got any Japanese knife set tips (within my budget) - brands etc.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:19 AM   #4
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The forum only allows post editing for about 20 minutes. I don't know anything about Japanese knife sets, so maybe someone else will come a long who does.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:54 AM   #5
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My advice: if you're planning to spend that much on a knife set, go to a cutlery shop and try several different brands first. What works well for one person may not necessarily work well for your needs.

To put it another way, would you buy a car without first test driving it?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:52 AM   #6
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My advice: if you're planning to spend that much on a knife set, go to a cutlery shop and try several different brands first. What works well for one person may not necessarily work well for your needs.

To put it another way, would you buy a car without first test driving it?
In my experience, "cutlery shops" doesn't have a great selection of Japanese knives. So I either have to buy the knives while I'm traveling, or online. Either way, I would like to take notes if someone had any brands that I should definately try (to avoid). :)
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:56 AM   #7
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If you scan through out Knives Forum, you may find some older discussions about different brands of Japanese knives.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:20 PM   #8
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This is what I have, though several things show sold out.

HD Series Japanese Knife,Japanese Kitchen Knife,Japanese Cutlery,Japanese Chef's Knives.Com

I've been very happy with the pieces I have.
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IMO, buying knives for kitchen prep is like buying shoes. Even though the box has my size on it, I still have to try them on. Maybe I'll find that a German made 8" chef's knife suits me better than a Japanese one, but that Japanese paring knife is more comfortable than its German counter part. I would never buy a knife on line, unless it were the exact same model I had tried in a store.
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:36 PM   #10
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My knives were bought without trying them and I love using them.

My feet fit in properly sized shoes as well.
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