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post #1 of 8
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im getting my first japanese knife and i need some help. im looking for something around 8 or 9 inches. my sharpening skills are average but getting better by the day. im going to use this knife everyday. i rock and push cut depends on what im cutting. i cut more veggies then anything else. im looking at 150 to 200 price range western handle. any suggestions?

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My suggestion would be to get a MAC to use/abuse, learn how to sharpen, etc, then move on to the rolls-royce type of japanese knives once you get a handle on the finer points. 

 

MAC are solid knives, I own several, that last years, are easy to sharpen and take a great edge. 

 

If you are truly wanting to spend a lot of money you can, but MACs are in your price range and are very solid. You can of course get better knives, but you'd probably have to spend at least 100 dollars more. 

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i love mac ive used a co workers and i love it. whats a good site to buy macs at the best price. what series should i get im looking into the mac professional series. should i go 8 1/2 inch chef knife or with a 7 inch santoku?

post #4 of 8

http://www.macknife.com/kitchen/index.php

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i love mac ive used a co workers and i love it. whats a good site to buy macs at the best price. what series should i get im looking into the mac professional series. should i go 8 1/2 inch chef knife or with a 7 inch santoku?

IMHO, a santoku is useless for rocking and, for me, for any other use in my kitchen crazy.gif

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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks im going to go with the 8 inch in the professional series what do you think? and anywhere other then the mac website where i can get a better price?

post #6 of 8

http://www.cutleryandmore.com

 

They have it for less than the MAC website. You might even check ebay or amazon for a better price. 

post #7 of 8

Go longer

post #8 of 8

An 8in Shun ( Damascus Steel , easy to keep keen ) - great for the rock and chop , fine work and general duties , left handed biased if that floats your boat 

http://www.everten.com.au/Shun-Chefs-Knife-Left-Handed-20cm.html

 

Sorry Aussie web  :)

My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language 

 

http://sneakykitchen.com/Glossary/translations.htm

 

Good onya...

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My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language 

 

http://sneakykitchen.com/Glossary/translations.htm

 

Good onya...

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