Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:12 am
Misono UX10 was the first knife that really wowed me. How about you guys?
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:36 am
I guess that would be a Fujiwara Gyuto. Not overly expensive, but as far as function goes, still a very good knife.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:01 am
Its debatable... but technically my first good knife was my Shun 8" Classic... but in reality that just opened the doorway to actual good Japanese knifes, so in that regards, I'd have to say my Fujiwara 210 Carbon was a beast for the price, i'd take 3 of those over the one shun classic... and i could just about, but so far the Hiromoto (AS) 240 Gyuto takes the cake.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:03 am
Miyabi 240mm gyuto, I know its a Henchel but I needed baby steps to get into Japanese knives. Now I'm hooked.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:15 am
Kikuichi Elite Carbon 240mm gyuto. I had a Kyocera 6" Ming Tsai Santoku that was OK, but I never used it. I got tired of the old, dull Henkels from my grandfather, so that got retired when I got the Kikuichi. Now I have too many to name!
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:32 pm
tojiro dp nakiri. cheap and great. saving up for a takeda 240, that will be sweet.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:53 pm
Tojiro DP 240 gyuto.
It got me started into another vortex, but good J-knives seem to hold good value, a lot better than some other hobbies.............I've since loaned this one to my b-i-l, hoping to hook him as well. Right now I'm loving my Richmond Laser, what a great knife!! But the Tojiro will always be the first.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:09 pm
Mine was a misono ux10 210mm.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:31 pm
Mine was... French.
K Sabatier paring knife, 4".
I had worked with decent German cutlery before, but this was my first look into the world of great carbon steel. It's life actually began as a factory blank in the 40s, at which point it ended up in a warehouse. Some Canadian guy recently bought up the forgotten inventory and started finishing them as accurately to the time period as possible.
It still comes to work with me every morning, even as my collection has grown to include much finer Japanese knives.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:13 pm
Kasumi 180mm santoku & boner VG-10,moved on to Moritakas 240 gyuto,honesuki and santoku( blue #2),now I gots me a Kono HD 240mm....
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