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A Great Santoku Knife for Under $50?


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A Great Santoku Knife for Under $50?

sanangel | May 26, 2007 05:38 PM

Hi Hounds,

I'm looking to purchase a high quality santoku knife as a gift for someone who I know would appreciate it, but have a gift budget of about $50 (I'd prefer to spend a little less even, truth be told).

I've done a little research on my own, and have found that J.A. Henckels, Wusthof, and Shun all come highly recommended, but they are also highly priced. I wonder if a few of you can direct me to a few great, reasonably priced santoku knives that I might consider.

On Amazon, I found a "Henckels International Forged Synergy 7-Inch Hollow Edge Santoku" for $24.99 (originally $48), and a "Calphalon Traditional 2-Piece Knife Set with 8-Inch Chef's Knife and 5-Inch Santoku Knife" for $29.99 (originally $69.99). Are these good buys? I noticed the Henckels knife is missing the "J.A.". Mean anything?

And should I buy a "hollow" santoku (what does that even mean)..??

Thanks for any and all insight - much appreciated, as always.

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