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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14722

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My supervisor at work is wanting me to find him a decent sushi knife that will hold a good edge and be an excellent slicer. I was thinking shun, but what do you guys who have experience think? I don't cook sushi at all.

I believe he is wanting it in the $150-250 range.
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14724

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Although Shun are a popular knife the only really good ones are the top line the cheaper Shuns are relatively high prices because of their Damascus cladding that is an expensive solution to cladding I would have thought there are a couple of questions to ask is it to be used to slice raw fish or is the desired use broader .
If the knife is to be used to just slice fish then a Yangiba / Yanagi is the answer .
I would recommend looking at www.chefknivestogo.com/kitchen-knives.html then the next consideration is stainless or carbon steel & lastly are you going to keep it sharp for them ? Bear in mind a single sided blade should be Uraoshi sharpened which is done flat with leading edge strokes on a 1000-5000 grit bench stone .
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14728

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Basic Japanese knife types

Since the site is not performing here is a link to KORIN that shows the basic Japanese types of knives korin.com/Learn/About-Japanese-Knives also Chefsknivestogo do video reviews of a lot of the knives
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14730

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Josh,

There are a number of online sites that cater to specialized Japanese sushi knives, but the one that I highly recommend is Chef Knives to Go: www.chefknivestogo.com/

Some of the knives they carry are custom made (and within your price range), but all are guaranteed to be extremely sharp when you received it, but then again we know what you'll do to do it once it's in your hands.

One word of advice, know and understand the purpose of each blade first before choosing one specifically. You can google and read about the style of knives your supervisor wants online as well, but you will want to ask him specifically what his intended purpose is to make the appropriate selection. As you'll note one doesn't need to spend a fortune to get the exact results desired, but it can increase the appreciation involved knowing the knife's intended purpose and how it was made. As always, enjoy the journey!
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14731

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Thanks guys for the input! He said it's for his daughter... Said he wants it to be more general purpose. Guessing I want a deba?
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14732

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Leo,

Looks like you beat me to the same recommendation....I like the way you think, my friend! :)
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14733

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A Santoku or a Gyoto or if she has small hands a Petty www.chefknivestogo.com/kitchen-knives.html these are more conventional knives.
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Nothing beats a Gyuto knife for general purpose, that's for sure!

At least we know who's going to maintain the edge for this specialized gift....
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Chefs knivestogo have started doing video reviews of many of their knives which is very good plus they are alway swift to deliver .
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Need recommendation for sushi knife 9 months 3 weeks ago #14736

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Alright guys... So I've settled on a gyoto :-)

Which one of these would you recommend? They all have high marks... I need to be able to sharpen whatever he gets on my WEPS, so what are my options out of these 3?

www.chefknivestogo.com/moritaka8.html

www.chefknivestogo.com/higykn24.html

www.chefknivestogo.com/fufkm24wa.html
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