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Gift for a culinary grad.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:52 pm

Chef Knives To Go,

My brother is graduating at the top of his class from CIA in October and I want to get him a 240mm Gyuto around 200$ that is both functional and a piece of art. What would you recommend?

Thanks,

Luke

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Barring additional information like that he's against carbon, or some other criteria.....this is a great knife for the under $200 mark.....unfortunately OOS at the moment though:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakagyuto1.html

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:05 pm

I got one of these for my friends birthday last year, great knife he really enjoyed it
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mamigy24.html

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:20 pm

The Goko is a great knife for the price and has a cool rustic look to it. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/gokogyuto240mm.html

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:54 am

Konosuke HD2 240 Gyuto.

He'll love it. It's semi-stainless...so not much maintenance in the working place. Great profile. ;)

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:40 am

Personally I love my 240 AS Laser. Comes in just above $200, http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rilaaosu24gy.html . Honestly surprised no one else has mentioned it.

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:21 am

I was going to recommend the Tanaka Sekiso 240mm or the Richmond Laser AS 240mm, but people beat me to the punch :)

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:46 am

desol wrote:Konosuke HD2 240 Gyuto.

He'll love it. It's semi-stainless...so not much maintenance in the working place. Great profile. ;)


ah ah aah, he said around $200 and something that is functional and somewhat a piece of art, that knife is purely function and does so extremely well and a bit closer to $300

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:23 am

:) Bah...what's $68 in the scheme of things. :D

Re: Gift for a culinary grad.

Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:33 am

LUKE <> Knives as gifts are a dangerous thing... especially for someone that has handled a knife for a few years already. It's sort of an unfortunate reality, but I would NEVER buy a knife for someone, ANYONE, w/o involving them in the process.

They need to be educated on & perfectly clear with what they are assuming...
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