Happy new year all,
My beloved MAC chef's knife was dropped onto the floor on Christmas Day and the blade broke into two pieces. Now I am on a quest to find a replacement, for a reasonable price, as soon as possible.
I did sift through the older threads but the most promising leads seem to be a bit outdated. For example, The Cook's Place where I got the original knife is sadly no longer around, and some online dealers have changed what they stock or their shipping policies since.
My original knife was the MAC TH-80, and I am hoping to find the same thing or similar, a 8" gyutou, with or without dimples. Also hoping to keep to the price range of $100 or less.
Of the well-discussed brands on CH, it looks like the best bang for the buck is still MAC, and Tojiro.
For some reason, the official MAC Canada website does not even have the TH-80 anymore, only the TH-100, with a price that is about twice of what I paid at The Cook's Place years ago:
I almost made the purchase with the Tojiro DP 210mm with this sale going on, but then realized I will be paying about 1/3 extra for shipping, which does not quite make sense:
Any suggestions on where to get my replacement knife, either in store or online? Any other models recommended? Thanks a bunch!