I'm looking to upgrade from my entry level Victorinox chefs knife and I'm looking between the following:
Masamato HC Gyuto 210mm
Misono Swedish Carbon Gyuto 210mm
Mac Professional Mighty 210mm
Konosuke HD Gyuto 210mm
I've found fantastic reviews for all 4 knives. I've also had the pleasure of using a colleagues Masamato HC and Mac Pro (albeit a 240mm model), both felt fantastic and obviously a big step-up on what I've been using.
My problem is two fold:
1. Shopping in the UK it is proving difficult, even online, to find many suppliers offering any of these 4 knives. The ones that do are at ridiculous mark-ups.
2. When looking at Japan or US based sellers the prices jump significantly once adding in postage and varying exchange rates.
I was wondering what sort of price people have paid for these knives themselves? Or what prices they tend to see them being sold for?
Equally if any UK based posters know of suppliers who may be offering these knives for reasonable prices then I'd be delighted for a pointer!