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 Post subject: Japanese knife to start with?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:50 pm 
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I have a set of F dick Knives and am interested in starting a collection of Japanese knives. Which would you recommend I start with?

I am also interested in learning how to sharpen knives and preferably with an edge pro.
Which edge pro should i get and what accesssories and extra stones.
I am not too price sensitive.
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese knife to start with?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Hi Dave,

I usually ask for more information but I'll take a swing at this.

Here are a few assumptions. You first Japanese knife should be:

Stainless
Wa handled
Gyuto style
210mm

Try one of these three. They would all make nice first Japanese knives for you to try:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kiswwadagy21.html
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kagigy21.html
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kogy24.html



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:57 pm 
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For a good Edge Pro get this:

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

This set features the Shapton Glass stones which are the best stones on the market for the Edge Pro IMHO.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:07 pm 
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The kaneshige 210 gyoto is a good knife to start with and is budget conscious enough to learn sharpening with too.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kastwagy210.html



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Why the preference for the edge pro?


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Jeff B wrote:The kaneshige 210 gyoto is a good knife to start with and is budget conscious enough to learn sharpening with too.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kastwagy210.html


Can you tell us a little bit more about the Kaneshige?


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Yes it's a budget stainless wa-gyuto with nice grinds, nice handles and descent steel similar to the Fujiwara FKM. It's easy to sharpen too so it would be a good choice depending on the customer's budget. The 3 I chose were a little higher in price but this one would also be a good choice.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kastwagy210.html



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MowgFace wrote:
Can you tell us a little bit more about the Kaneshige?

Kaneshige is the parent company of Konosuke as mentioned in the description. It has a very similar profile to the kono. It's a very thin knife with a decent grind and cuts well. The steel is a good stainless but not spectacular but sharpens easily. It's a good entry level stainless j-knife because of it's attributes and price. It is a better knife than most Germans and most of what you would find in the average home kitchen. Because it is a budget friendly knife it can be used to practice sharpening and learning to thin without fear of trashing a $200-$300 knife.
Yes there are a lot better knives out there but for significantly more money.
Just my .02



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Jeff B wrote:
MowgFace wrote:
Can you tell us a little bit more about the Kaneshige?

Kaneshige is the parent company of Konosuke as mentioned in the description. It has a very similar profile to the kono. It's a very thin knife with a decent grind and cuts well. The steel is a good stainless but not spectacular but sharpens easily. It's a good entry level stainless j-knife because of it's attributes and price. It is a better knife than most Germans and most of what you would find in the average home kitchen. Because it is a budget friendly knife it can be used to practice sharpening and learning to thin without fear of trashing a $200-$300 knife.
Yes there are a lot better knives out there but for significantly more money.
Just my .02


Thanks! Do you have the 210 or the 240?


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