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Where do you buy your knives?

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I'm just curious as to where most of CH's members buy their knives, I'm looking to buy a new chef's knife (looking at the Shun Ken Onion right now) and a paring (probably just going to get a Henckels Pro S), but I'm not sure where I can get the best prices.

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I'm in Ontario, CA

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  1. Nowadays it's easy to shop around on the internet, especially if you know what you want. I like Cutlery and More, but there are many other sources of knives. I haven't actually bought many knives that way, however, because most of mine were acquired many years ago. Even today, I like a cutlery shop, specifically the one on Columbus Avenue in SF, where sometimes I find something unusual.

    1. If you are interested in Shun knives, then everywhere is about the same because Shun has suggested sale prices. eBay is your best bet if you want a deal.

      If you want Henckels, then your best deal is probably HomeGoods or TJ Maxx.

      For me and for the kind of knives I like, I purchase them on internet stores -- often stores directly related to Japan.

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        Japanese Chef's knives.com has treated me right several times over the years. I can get a knife from them shipped from Japan in my hands faster then a CONUS domestic order.

        One time, I actually had a knife depart Japan, clear customs, and land in by hands in ~60 hours ... Yes, basically two days plus the timezone changes!!!! All for $7 shipping too!

        1. re: Sid Post

          <Japanese Chef's knives.com has treated me right several times over the years. I can get a knife from them shipped from Japan in my hands faster then a CONUS domestic order.>

          I agree wholeheartedly.

          Not only JapaneseChef'sKnives, I have also bought a nakiri knife from Watanabe Shinichi, and the nakiri also promptly arrived. Buying a knife from Japan does not have to slow and painful. It can be faster than buying a knife online from a US site.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            My first handmade traditional knife knife was a Santoku Shinichi made for me. That thing was a whole lot of knife for not that much money.

      2. Bah, typed out a long thing for Ontario Canada, not realizing it was not Ontario Canada, so this post can be deleted :P

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        1. re: TeRReT

          <typed out a long thing for Ontario Canada, not realizing it was not Ontario Canada>

          What was not Ontario, Canada? Do you mean the post? It does not matter. The post asks where you buy your knives. If you buy your knives from the monk living in the hill, then so be it. :)

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