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Knife choice as gift

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
My boyfriend is a new chef and expressed interest in Shun knives. I intended to get him a santoku and petty knife as a gift but after some brief research here I saw that most of the experienced chefs suggested other options. After examining some options I think I have selected the misono Sweden series. Is this a solid choice? I am very out of my element.
post #2 of 6

Great choice. But get him a 240 mm. gyuto and the parer. Skip the santoku.

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the advice!
post #4 of 6

@Pandaman  If he asked about Shun, then he might want stainless.  Misono Swedish is a great knife, but they are reactive.  If you're not totally vigilant about cleaning and drying, they will form rust.  It can't wait 5 minutes or even 2 minutes.  It needs to be cleaned as soon as you're done cutting.  This can be a big shift in workflow for someone working in a pro kitchen.

 

For stainless, maybe the suisin inox western?   It's asymmetric, so make sure to choose the correct left or right hand version.  Left hand has an upcharge

 

http://korin.com/Susin-Inox-Gyutou?sc=27&category=280068

 

15% off december sale at korin right now

post #5 of 6
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You guys are all so helpful, I really appreciate the explanations to go with the feedback. Thanks so much!
post #6 of 6

Also look at gesshin uraku stainless 

 

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/gesshin/gesshin-uraku/gesshin-uraku-240mm-stainless-wa-gyuto.html

 

$155 with the cover, and free shipping over $100

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