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Need idea for a wedding gift! A beater better than Cutco!

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I love my knives:  A carbon hand made from Japan, my Mac and my Global G2.  I'm, personally, on the path of a 240mm gyuto (I love the Konosuke HD), but that's a different story... Onto the question!

 

I have friends getting married and they are not cooks at all.  They won't sharpen the knife, they'll throw it in the sink (nix Carbon Steel), and they registered for a Cutco.  Maybe I'm a snob, but besides getting them something other than a knife, I am not going to buy them their Cutco... although they say it's dishwasher safe....

 

I'm looking to spend +/- $100. 

 

Victorinox came to mind, but I'd like to spend a little more than $35 and have it look a little "nicer".

 

I was also looking at a stainless steel Artifex 210mm gyuto.  Looks very nice for ~$80 and who knows, maybe they'll get into the hobby!

 

Thoughts are welcome!

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The Artifex AEB-L for $74.95 and a Minosharp might be your answer.  Any fool should be able to draw a knife through a doohickey like that and get a serviceable edge.  Of course if you are like me visiting them will be painful - :lol: 

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"Rounding up the usual suspects..." will of course be given.

 

If keeping the knife out of a dishwasher is a major concern, I would caution about the Artifex - and the Tojiro DP.  Both use POM handles - which I would not necessarily want to go through a dishwasher.  Otherwise....

 

Instead, my advice will focus on the presentation.  Be sure you prominently include a coin - in a number of cultures, giving a knife signifies that you are cutting off the relationship - which you probably don't want to do.  The coin signifies that the knife is given in friendship.

 

 

Galley Swiller

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