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Chowrin Oct 20, 2012 07:40 AM

http://home.woot.com/offers/shun-elit...
today only. I heartily recommend -- that SG2 is something else!

  1. Chemicalkinetics Oct 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    Nice price for the great steel and great brand. Sold out already -- not surprising. Thanks.

    1. al b. darned Oct 20, 2012 09:02 PM

      Sold out just after 10 am.

      1. scubadoo97 Oct 23, 2012 04:17 PM

        what was the price?

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          Chowrin Oct 23, 2012 04:37 PM

          http://home.woot.com/forums/viewpost....

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            Chemicalkinetics Oct 23, 2012 05:38 PM

            I think Chowrin link is correct. I remotely remember it was about $120, which is a very good price for a SG2 steel knife. Now, I personally do not like the Ken Onion handle, but we know plenty of people do.

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics
              twyst Oct 23, 2012 05:44 PM

              " Now, I personally do not like the Ken Onion handle, but we know plenty of people do."

              meh, who uses a knife handle :P

              Kidding aside, Im right there with you, something about that handle bugs me to use even though I pinch grip.

              1. re: twyst
                Chemicalkinetics Oct 23, 2012 05:47 PM

                <who uses a knife handle>

                :D Aside from joking, you made a good point. Like you said, if one is to use pinch grip (which you and I do), then the importance of the exact shape of the knife handle is marginalized. However, this Ken Onion knife handle is quite a bit above the knife spine. Except for some specialized knives like the bread knife, I prefer not to have a offset/offcenter knife

                http://www.chefscatalog.com/img/products/285x285/97269_285.jpg

                Still, $120 for a SG steel 7" Santoku is a really good deal. Most of these sales include unusual knives which very few people find too be useful, like a small 4" Santoku or a U2 knife:

                http://iweb.cooking.com/images/produc...

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                  JavaBean Oct 23, 2012 10:18 PM

                  Same here. I found the KO handles uncomfortable with a pinch grip and impossible to use other grips.  I see them as training wheels for people that don't know how to pinch grip...helpful at first, but eventually becomes a hinderance.  

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