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Best array of Japanese knife styles

Skip60 | Dec 9, 201311:13 AM

I am itching to get another Japanese knife, but want to make sure impulse is not over-riding reasons. :=)

I have a 6" light chef knife (Shun) that is superb for slicing veggies. I also have a Henckel's 8" chef knife for some of my heavier work.

What I want (ah, this is where impulse comes in) a knife that is better for chopping nuts and veggies with a rocking motion. The Shun is too light to be doing that and that Henckels is not only a but the blade is straight on top, which makes it uncomfortable ro rock. I think I am looking for a Santuko-style blade, if that's right, since in has a curbed top edge at the tip, easier for rocking. I also say a fairly wide blade form Shun -- called a 7" rocking blade.

Any suggestions on type and brand? I want to keep it is <= $150.


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