I just got this email from Maksim. 30% off all itnomonn knives at JNS
30 % Coupon Code: Itinomonn
Oh my wallet.... where is my secret credit card
The way it started coming across to me was to spoof up a knife that was already going to be clad. Sukenari Ginsan and Yoshihiro Ginsan wa-gyuto are a clads knife with no 'Damascus', KU, or Nashiji finish. Tojiro DP is a non-patterned clad VG10 knife. I'm thinking there are cost/failure rates of manufacturer considerations (possibly these high-end core steels are on the brittle side?)
Yeah, there are other considerations than looks and reactivity. The cladding is a softer more malleable stainless than the harder core steel. I have a laser that is stainless clad in stainless. It is surprisingly non flex-y for how thin it is. I suspect the cladding had a part in that too.
Anyway I just wanted you guys to know that these price levels are unusual. The biggest sale I have seen from JNS is the 20% december sale. If you were in the market for any of these already, 30% would probably push you over the edge
US buyers don't pay VAT. When you put in your billing/shipping address you should see the price drop. I believe minimum for free shipping is around $140 USD.
I have the Kasumi 240 V2 stainless clad and a stainless kasumi 210, and two wa butchers. All are very good cutters that you should 100% put on a microbevel because they are thin behind the edge.
I tried the code on the 270 gyuto but the message said, "code does not apply." Could be because the item is out of stock. It's 2am in Denmark though.
Ah too bad, it occured to me too late that $150 for that one was just irresistable. This would have replaced my 10" Vic. It doesn't see 10min use a week on average, but for $150 what does it matter, at that price you don't need justification, a pleasure just to have it.