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 Post subject: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Hello:

I am a silent partner in a sushi bar and was thinking of buying my partner a sushi knife for Christmas but I dont know the first thing about them. Can you tell me what you would have for everyday professional Sushi use and what would make one better than another?

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 Post subject: Re: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:34 pm 
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Hi Steve,

We have a really great selection of yanagibas and that is the knife you should get your partner since it's used more than any other knife in a Japanese sushi bar.

I'm not sure what your price range is but I'll just throw out a couple great ones and you can choose.

Sukenari is fully hand made and made with one of the best steels on the market called Aogami Super. It's also finish sharpened and ready to go right out of the box. The owner of the blacksmith shop personally sharpened these with some excellent Japanese natural stones to give the blade road a great hazy finish.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/suaosu27ya.html

Tamashii brand is made for us by one of the great blacksmith's of Sakai currently working today. His name is Shiraki-san and he's a bad ass blacksmith. The damascus finish on these knives is drop dead gorgeous and you would get oohs and aahhs when the gift is opened. This is a fantastic knife and great performer:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tash.html

The photo on that knife needs some work. To see the finish check this out with the same maker: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tabl1da240wa.html

Either one of these would be a great gift and can be used for years by your friend.



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 Post subject: Re: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Another great yanagiba:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/konosuke13.html

Typically a more expensive yanagiba is:

Hand finished
Has a better handle
Has better fit & finish
Has a more expensive, or harder to work with, steel
Can be damascus clad
Can be honyaki (typically a lot more expensive)
Can come with a fancy saya

Add all of them and you're talking about a $1,500+ yanagiba. :)



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 Post subject: Re: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:28 pm 
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I forgot about that one...

Another excellent yanagi are the ones made for Takayuki by Kajiro Doi. We're out now but I'll have more in about 2 weeks. They're starting to run out of them.



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 Post subject: Re: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:36 am 

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Having some idea of budget would be very helpful.

Any idea what's currently being used? Of course having an idea about what is less than loved about the current knife would be useful, if you could ask anyone else for any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:16 am 

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I think this one is a no brainer...get the Takeshi Saji horn handled knife. It's unique and unlike any other knife. That's a cool gift even it is just a wall hanger, but it'd probably get use. For right hand users...so that might be a factor.


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 Post subject: Re: High quality sushi knife for a gift.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Steve - Make sure your partner is right-handed. These are all single bevel knifes that are designed specifically for right-handed users. Left-handed Yanagibas can be had, but they are harder to find.


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