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    Import Tax on JCK order?!!!

    Hi Guys I just received a letter through from parcelforce stating that i have to pay import tax and a handling fee of £23.50 for me to receive my Fujiwara santoku and petty!!! I thought that ordering through JCK was just $7 and there was no import taxes to pay? Just checked their website and...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    Just to let you all know I have finally made my decision and have purchased a Fujiwara FKM Santoku 180mm and a Fujiwara Petty 150mm from JCK!! Thankyou all for your advice and help through this process!!! The wife won in the end as she would let me spend anymore than what the fujiwara's...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    Hi Guys Im back with another choice of knife that i would like your opinions on please? I had my final choice down to Fujiwara or the Kagayaki ES.......... but how does the Kagayaki 'Carbonext' series compare against these two? For edge retention? Ease of sharpening? It is within my price...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    I understand what your saying but I just want to purchase one of the knives!!! As I've been waiting for a long time to get my knives!! I'm sure they'll both cut very similar (as my experience with good knives is non existent, and I wont be able to tell the difference) but for my needs of longer...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    So BDL would you say for me to buy the kagayaki over the fujiwara? You've got to give me an answer?!! Ha!!
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    God, now im really confused!!!! Its either guna be the Fujiwara or the Kagayaki? Do the rest of you think that i should go with the Kagayaki as it is a little harder and will hold its edge a longer? I need to make a decision as i really want my new knives!!!!  Im not rushing into it as ive...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    That's great information duckfat, thankyou. I'm now pretty much sold on the kagayaki due to the hardness aspect of it. I've just checked the website and both fujiwara and kagayaki have 70/30 bevel edge. Could someone explain (simply) what this means? Will that make a difference to cutting as...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    Thankyou all for your replies. I think I have narrowed it down to either the Fujiwara or the Kagayaki DUCK FAT - you said you'd take the Kagayaki over the fujiwara for a number of reasons? What are those reasons? Three other questions!! Which one has a bigger more comfortable handle, I...
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    Also I will only ever be slicing up chicken breasts, lamb/beef into chunks and vegetables so In your opinion why would the gyuto be better for cutting up the above foods? Thanks
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    Thanks for the reply Can I ask why you suggest the fujiwara's? Does that mean in your opinion these are better than all the others I've suggested? Thanks
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    Santoku and Petty combination advice desparately needed!!!!

    Hi all I have joined this forum as i desperately need advice on what knives to purchase?  I will be buying my knives from japenesechefsknife.com as they are great value.  I live in the UK, I have been doing a lot of research about which make/brand of knive to get and wanted to get some advice...
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