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Old 02-27-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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Next knife purchase?

Okay, somebody- talk me out of buying one of these Hattori FH "Forum Knives": the 240 mm Gyuto. I've been drooling over 'em for awhile, and now JCK has them all discounted for KnifeForum.com members thru the end of Feb.

Any good reasons?

I'd really like the 240mm Western Deba which is due any time, but even with the discount it'll be about $275. I can't afford both right now and as much as I'd like the latter, the former would get a lot more use.

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Old 02-27-2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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I can't think of a reason. If it were me, that's what my tax refund would probably end up looking like.

And if you decide you have too many knives, it would make a great gift for your favorite DrThun...I mean, fellow DC forumite.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:28 AM   #3
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I think you should buy one and give it to me.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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You guys are no help!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:51 PM   #5
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I'm no help either because I say buy it! It's on my wish list but I'm still trying to talk myself out of it and that a Misono Molyb will be good enough.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:44 PM   #6
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Only downside is that I've already got a 10" Shun Classic and a 9.25"/240mm Tojiro. So this one would be the third gyuto of nearly the same size.

I think I'm gonna buy it anyway, though!
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #7
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Any ideas on a good boning knife????? To me, if it is something you would make good use of, it is worth the $$$$.
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:54 AM   #8
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Well, I just placed my order- thanks to all you enablers! I don't know how long it will take take to get it, but at least I slid under the wire and saved about $50 off the list price. I know that the FH-7 is in short supply, so I won't be shocked if it's backorded, but at least I locked in my price!


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Any ideas on a good boning knife????? To me, if it is something you would make good use of, it is worth the $$$$.
What type of boning knife? Do you mean a Japanese boning knife, aka a Honesuki? Or just a general Western boning knife? I'll say right off the bat that I'm not a big fan of the honesuki pattern. Perhaps it's ideal for the purpose it was designed for (boning chicken iirc) but I just don't like the feel.

I actually just got a new boning knife a few days ago. It's a Forschner Fibrox 6" curved semi-stiff model. It was about $15 and is sharp enough to treetop hair. I'm impressed with the Fibrox line and keep a couple in my work knife roll. The Fibrox line is a great value; good design, comfortable handles and very good steel. It can be sharpended to pretty acute angles and retain the edge very well. In fact, I've taken my 12" granton-edged Fibrox slicing knife down to 15 degrees per side and it holds the edge well. They make a wide variety of styles and patterns, and if you want something fancier than the basic black handles, the Rosewood line is basically the same thing but with fancy Rosewood handles.
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Congrats, Rob!! Let us know how you like it.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:29 PM   #10
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Sattie you asked my question!
I've been in the market for a new boning knife for a while now and haven't found anything worth while in my local department stores.
Thanks for the info Rob, I'll do a search on Forschner.
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