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 Post subject: Lead time on shipments and knife recommendations.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:26 am 
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Hi Mark,
Could you give me an estimate of the lead time between placing an order and receiving the shipment? I reason I ask is because I'll be going to Denver (from China) this June and and I want to make some purchases so as to save on shipping costs and customs hazzles. But I am staying only for 1 week so I have to make sure I get the shipment before I leave, or else I'll have to order in advance of my trip.
Also some questions:
1. Among my purchases would be a Takeda 240 gyuto because it's the best reviewed knife on your site. Smart choice?
2. I also want to buy a boning knife and some pairing knives. I am down to choosing between VG 10 and AEB-L, i.e. Tojiro and Richmond Artifex. What is your personal choice?
3. The Artifex boning knife and the utility knife: both are 150mm and made of the same steel, but one is $49.95 and one is $69.95. Is there a big difference between the two? Surely you can debone meat with a utility?
4. For an expensive knife like Takeda, what is the best way to store it? Wooden block, wooden saya, or just a knife guard will do?
5. I also understand you have to use camelia oil on the Takeda because it's carbon steel. How does one apply the oil and how often?
Thanks very much.



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 Post subject: Re: Lead time on shipments and knife recommendations.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:28 am 
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You can purchase what you want a week or two in advance. Put a note with the dates in the comments box when you check out and we'll ship it to arrive on your date.

I like Takeda's knives very much.

My boning knife is more because it's more difficult to make and it has a 1 sided grind on the honesuki.



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 Post subject: Re: Lead time on shipments and knife recommendations.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:29 am 
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The oil is easy to apply. Just put a drop on the edge and wipe it around with a paper towel.



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