Best Japanese Knives | Expert's Recommendations

Truly finding the japanese knives is only effective if you can get your hands on some options, which is exactly what we did.

After researching many products, we shaved the list down to the top 10 options today by researching design, capability, durability, features, price, and overall build quality.

We researched hours on these products and compared them to one another to see which one is the best for every need. Read this japanese knives article with an extensive buying guide if you're interested in buying or learning about these japanese knives.

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1 Professional Kitchen Knives High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef Knife Set,3PCS Ultra Sharp Japanese Knife with Sheath,Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle Elegant Gift Box for Home or Restaurant

Professional Kitchen Knives High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef Knife Set,3PCS Ultra Sharp Japanese...

9.5
2 MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef Knife, 3 Layers 9CR18MOV High Carbon Meat Sushi Knife (Rosewood Handle & Gift Box)

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef Knife, 3...

9.4
3 MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, AUS-10 Premium Damascus Steel Kitchen Cooking Knife, Professional Hand Forged Meat Sushi Knife (PakkaWood Handle & Gift Box)

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, AUS-10 Premium Damascus Steel Kitchen Cooking...

9.3
4 Traditional Japanese Professional Kitchen Chef Knife Set - Premium Gyuto Santoku Nakiri Petty High Corrosion Resistance Full Tang Knife Set

Traditional Japanese Professional Kitchen Chef Knife Set - Premium Gyuto Santoku Nakiri Petty High...

9.6
5 FAMCÜTE Japanese Chef Knife Set, 3 Layer 9CR18MOV Clad Steel w/octagon Handle and Block Wooden Holder for 4Piece Kitchen Knife Set (8” Gyuto Knife, 7” Nakiri Knife, 7” Santoku knife, 5” Utility knife)

FAMCÜTE Japanese Chef Knife Set, 3 Layer 9CR18MOV Clad Steel w/octagon Handle and Block Wooden...

9.7
6 Japanese Chef Knife Gyuto Chef Knife - 8 Inch Chefs Knife Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef Knife High Carbon Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel Meat Sushi Knife with Rosewood Handle & Gift Box

Japanese Chef Knife Gyuto Chef Knife - 8 Inch Chefs Knife Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef...

9.5
7 Huusk Viking Knives, Japanese Style Meat Cleaver Knives, Forged Boning Knife with Sheath, High Carbon Steel Chef Knives for Kitchen, Camping or BBQ

Huusk Viking Knives, Japanese Style Meat Cleaver Knives, Forged Boning Knife with Sheath, High...

9.3
8 Japanese Kitchen Knife Set of 5 (Wooden Box Case) Mr. Takaaki Nakamura

Japanese Kitchen Knife Set of 5 (Wooden Box Case) Mr. Takaaki Nakamura

9.2
9 MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Kiritsuke Chef Knife, Hand Forged 67 Layers 440C Damascus Steel Kitchen Knives, Professional Meat Sushi Chef's Knife (Blue Pomegranate Handle & Gift Box)

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Kiritsuke Chef Knife, Hand Forged 67 Layers 440C Damascus Steel...

9.2
10 MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Hand-Forged Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional 440C Damascus Kitchen Knife, Advanced Art Forging Meat Cleaver Chef's Knives (MapleWood Handle & Gift Box)

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Hand-Forged Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional 440C Damascus Kitchen...

9.4

List of best japanese knives  Reviews

Bestseller No. 1

Professional Kitchen Knives High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef Knife Set,3PCS Ultra Sharp Japanese Knife with Sheath,Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle Elegant Gift Box for Home or Restaurant

  • 🔪【Professional Kitchen Knife Set】SANDEWILY 3PCS chef knife set include a 8-inch chef knife,a 7.5-inch cutting knife,and a 5-inch paring knife,they are the best choices for cutting,dicing,slicing,chopping vegetables fruits meats cheeses etc.To be a professional chef,this unique/multi-purpose/carefully-designed set is preferred.These professional knives will be your dependable companion,easy cooking effortless.
  • 🍉【Comfortable Use】The handle is made from Pakka wood,and the knife neck and tail are designed with steel cushion. The firm and durable cushion provides perfect stability and control force. The material is not easy to shrink,fade and deform. The size, length and shape of the handle conform to ergonomics,which can provide better grip strength,comfort and flexibility,and reduce fatigue caused by long-term use. And make sure each knife has a sheath to protect your blade and fingers.
  • 🍖【High Quality Steel】Our chef knives are made from the German high-quality high carbon stainless steel,the blade has high hardness anti-corrosion,wear-resistant,durable and sharpness. The carbon content is 0.5%,it make the hardness to HRC56±2. With carefully sharpening by our professional craftsmen,the blade edge reached 8-12 degrees per side. Be careful,these knives are extremely sharp! Mind you don't cut yourself.
  • 🍕【Easy to Wash and Stain Resistant】Food grade metallic paint has beautiful luster,laminated polishing can prevent tool rust, corrosion and adhesion,clean and sanitary structure,and will not fade or lose luster even after long-term use. This set of kitchen knife is easy to clean and can accompany you for a long time under the proper cleaning method. Hand washing is better. Please dry it with a cloth after washing. This set of knives is perfect for family and restaurant kitchen .
  • 🌽【Gifts and Excellent service】SANDEWILY kitchen knife set is equipped with scabbard and a premium box. It is an ideal gift of choice for birthday,wedding, anniversary,Mother's Day,Father's Day,Christmas,chef,family warmth and so on. If you have any questions,please feel free to contact us. We want each of customers to have a 100% good shopping experience.
Bestseller No. 2

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef Knife, 3 Layers 9CR18MOV High Carbon Meat Sushi Knife (Rosewood Handle & Gift Box)

  • [Traditional Japanese Hand Forging] Professional Japanese chef's knife inherits the traditional Japanese hand forging method; combined with advanced technology and materials. Through the knifemaker's manual fine knife shape and pounding out the gorgeous pounding texture; into the perfect forging art and craftsmanship. Insist on completing a perfect kitchen chef's knife through 45 days of hand forging.
  • [High Quality Cooking Chef Knives] Gyuto chef knife is made of 3 layers of top grade 9CR18MOV high carbon steel with precision quenching and vacuum cold nitrogen treatment. It greatly enhances the characteristics of corrosion resistance, rust prevention and toughness; the hardness is up to 58±2HRC. 2.5mm ultra-thin sharp blade can keep the ideal ripeness of fruits, vegetables in the best condition and meat in the most delicious moment when cutting.
  • [Solid Rosewood Knife Handle] The Japanese high carbon knife is made of precious summer sourwood wood from Southeast Asia. And features an ergonomically designed octagonal balanced wood handle; minimizing wrist tension and different aspects giving you great flexibility to adjust your cutting angle; while providing a secure, comfortable grip.
  • [Perfect Cooking Cookware Gift Choice] Japanese knives combine high-end materials and first-class craftsmanship; perfect for home cooks and professional chefs alike. And with professional gift box packaging is the perfect gift for family and friends at Christmas, weddings, birthdays, Father's Day, Mother's Day.
  • [High Carbon Knives Important Notes] MITSUMOTO SAKARI products pass strict quality audits. If you find any quality problems with the chef knife, please contact us immediately by email. Our professional service team will give you a satisfactory answer.
Bestseller No. 3

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, AUS-10 Premium Damascus Steel Kitchen Cooking Knife, Professional Hand Forged Meat Sushi Knife (PakkaWood Handle & Gift Box)

  • [Japanese Top Grade Steel] Classic Chef's Knife is hand-forged using a high carbon VG-10 steel cutting core and 67 layers of Damascus cladding through traditional Japanese methods. It is also vacuum heat treated and nitrogen cooled to achieve a hardness of 61±2 HRC; greatly enhancing superior strength, durability and sharpness.
  • [PakkaWood Knife Handle] The handle of the Gyuto chef's knife is made of PakkaWood; made of authentic wood infused with resin for excellent grip and perfect balance. The perfectly curved design of the blade and the ergonomically designed handle greatly enhance the excellent handling, comfort and cutting efficiency. Perfect for home cooks and professional chefs for daily use.
  • [Gorgeous Chef Knife] Japanese Damascus knife combine advanced technology and innovation with the ancient Japanese tradition of hand forging; providing superior corrosion resistance, rust resistance and toughness. Perfect for chopping, mincing, slicing and cutting fruits, fish, meat, sushi and vegetables in home and restaurant kitchens.
  • [High End Sandalwood Gift Box] High quality hand-forged artisan chef's knives combine many valuable elements that are highly collectible and practical. The gorgeous looking and perfectly functional chef's knife is what every home cook and professional chef looks forward to using. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Halloween, birthday, etc. for parents, loved ones and friends.
  • [Product Commitment] ミツモトサカリ products have been strictly audited and certified. Unconditional replacement or refund policy for defects, risk-free trial. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will give you a satisfactory answer.
Bestseller No. 4

Traditional Japanese Professional Kitchen Chef Knife Set - Premium Gyuto Santoku Nakiri Petty High Corrosion Resistance Full Tang Knife Set

  • HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL: Our 420HC stainless steel blades are heat treated for optimum hardness and edge retention while maintaining the ability to be sharpened to a razor edge. The steel used is perfect for kitchen specific tasks because of its corrosion resistance, preventing it from oxidizing with rust when it comes to contact with meat, fruits and vegetables. Our steel blades run the length of the knife and through the handle for a full-tang design.
  • 4 PIECE KNIFE SET: GYUTO, the Japanese equivalent of a typical European chef knife handling heavy tasks. SANTOKU which means ‘three virtues’ in Japanese is the all-purpose knife used to cut fish, meat and vegetables. NAKIRI is the Western style double bevel equivalent and is ideal for precision knife cuts for vegetables. Our PETTY is a small utility and paring knife that is the perfect solution for skinning small fruits, fresh herbs and smaller vegetables, especially when precision is required.
  • FULL-TANG TRADITIONAL ROSEWOOD HANDLE: We wanted the handle of our knives to be able to remain in great working condition and maintain the test of time through use and ware. We thought of no other material to use in our handles than Rosewood. Praised for its natural ability to be strong and heavy while being able to maintain a polish. Using Rosewood and our full-tang knife design allows the blade to run throughout the Rosewood handle, giving you a balanced feel when manipulating your knife.
  • DESIGNED FOR CHEFS: The first and last set of knives you will need in the kitchen. With our coveted GYUTO knife, you have a “beef-sword” that is capable of dispatching anything on the chopping block. The SANTOKU knife's versatility will make quick tasks of anything from meat to vegetables and fruits, it will handle it all. Our NIKIRI knife makes any vegetable prep easy work. And the PETTY knife is ideal for small delicate work requiring finesse from fine herbs, fresh produce and small fruits.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Your satisfaction is our GUARANTEE. We are so confident that you will love your Traditional Japanese Kitchen Knife Set that if you don’t feel the same way we do, you can contact our customer support team within 30 days of purchase and request a return, we will refund you the total amount paid. If you received a knife set with any imperfections, you can also contact our support team and we will issue a return and send you a brand new one in the mail.
Bestseller No. 5

FAMCÜTE Japanese Chef Knife Set, 3 Layer 9CR18MOV Clad Steel w/octagon Handle and Block Wooden Holder for 4Piece Kitchen Knife Set (8” Gyuto Knife, 7” Nakiri Knife, 7” Santoku knife, 5” Utility knife)

  • This is the knife set of FAMCÜTE's first series of chef's knives. When we understand user feedback, for better service and convenient maintenance of chef knives, we have added a solid wood knife holder, which is not only convenient to use and store, but also has a longer life.
  • 100% High Quality Steel - FAMCUTE series uses 9CR18MOV. A great steel for the everyday use of any chef. With an HRC of 60+/-2 it will take an angled edge and hold it for long enough to help extend the life of your knife (w/ general maintenance). The clad dimple allow for easy food release while slicing or dicing. This blade is great for vegetables, fruits, fish, and meats. [Please refrain from cutting frozen products as this may detriment the knife's edge.]
  • Ergonomic Design- Design inspiration are designed to show the special beauty of chef's knives. While focusing on comfortability, and efficiency for the everyday chef. Correct size handling: 8” chef knive, 7” Nakiri Knife, 7” Santoku knife, 5” Utility knife, the user will be able to maximize maneuverability of the blades cutting edge
  • Handle handling - Is crafted from African rosewood, and is a great compliment to the beauty and comfort to the knife user. The stability of the handle allows the user full manipulation of the blade. This makes for effective use for precision, and endurance cuts. This handle makes mis en plas (food prep) FUN again
  • Weight/Balance- The balance point runs heel to spine up the billet. Allowing the user a comfortable grip with precise cuts, and less wear and tear on the users hands. The weight is towards the blade of the knife making for efficient use during rock chopping motion.
Bestseller No. 6

Japanese Chef Knife Gyuto Chef Knife - 8 Inch Chefs Knife Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef Knife High Carbon Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel Meat Sushi Knife with Rosewood Handle & Gift Box

  • 【Classic Japanese Chef Knife】 - Professional Japanese chef's knife has a unique & beautiful hammered pattern and high carbon AUS-8 stainless steel blade. Through the knifemaker's manual fine knife shape and pounding out the gorgeous pounding texture, into the perfect forging art and craftsmanship
  • 【Multi-functional Chef's Knife】- The Gyutou knife is made of high carbon AUS-8 stainless steel, classified as designed to be a multipurpose knife, and features a 15° ultra-sharp edge angle for a noticeably sharper cutting face. It cuts, dices, slices, chops, and also cuts meat off bones.
  • 【Comfortable & Ergonomic handle】- RASSE Japanese chef knife designed uses Mkuruti rosewood coming from tropical. And features an ergonomically designed octagonal balanced wood handle, minimizing wrist tension and different aspects giving you great flexibility to adjust your cutting angle; while providing a secure, comfortable grip
  • 【How to Care Knife】 - To maximize the performance and longevity of your chef knife, carefully wash with warm soapy water, No abrasive sponges, then rinse and dry completely with a soft towel. Never put the knife in the dishwasher or leave it soaking in water. And always keep your knife dry and clean!
  • 【Ideal Cooking Cookware Gift Choice】 - Japanese chef knives have a lifetime warranty, perfect for home cooks and professional chefs alike. And with gift box packaging is the perfect gift for family and friends at Christmas, weddings, birthdays, Father's Day, and Mother's Day
SaleBestseller No. 7

Huusk Viking Knives, Japanese Style Meat Cleaver Knives, Forged Boning Knife with Sheath, High Carbon Steel Chef Knives for Kitchen, Camping or BBQ

  • Material of the Meat Cutting Knife: First you need to know this is a huusk chef knife handmade forged from high carbon steel and high manganese steel. It is not made of stainless steel. So after each use, you may need keep it clean and dry to resist rust. But high carbon steel has a better ability to maintain sharp edges than stainless steel.
  • Super Sharp Blade: It is an ancient huusk japanese forging fillet knife technique originating from Asia in the Middle Ages. The core of SAN MAI construction is harder high carbon steel. Wear resistant effective cutting and strength on the blade are provided by high carbon steel, while the necessary toughness, so that the knife does not split during long use, is provided by high manganese steel.The huusk cooking knife will be your stable and reliable work partner.
  • Unique Leather Sheath: The huusk japanese kitchen knife is equipped with a practical soft leather sheath to protect the blade. You can put a belt on it for easy carrying when camping outdoor. The portable camping knife is your ideal assistant for Butchering, Fishing, Camping, and Outdoor BBQ.
  • Multipurpose Chef Knives: This handmade boning knife is classified as a multi-function knife. The arched shape blade is perfect for many kitchen tasks like mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, deboning of lamb steak. It’s also a perfect knife for Camping, BBQ and Hiking.
  • Great Service: We ensure that our Japan butcher knives will meet your expectation. We also provide 12-month warranty for quality-related issues, 30-day money back guarantee for any reason and friendly customer service. Perfect for collection and also a great gift for your family, friend or yourself.
SaleBestseller No. 8

Japanese Kitchen Knife Set of 5 (Wooden Box Case) Mr. Takaaki Nakamura

Bestseller No. 9

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Kiritsuke Chef Knife, Hand Forged 67 Layers 440C Damascus Steel Kitchen Knives, Professional Meat Sushi Chef's Knife (Blue Pomegranate Handle & Gift Box)

  • [Japanese Damascus Knives] Kiritsuke Knife is made of 67 layers 440C Damascus steel (59±2 HRC) using traditional Japanese hand forging technology combined with vacuum deep cooling treatment; enhancing sharpness, durability and corrosion resistance.
  • [Dazzling Knife Handles] Collaboration with famous Japanese designers to design dazzling series of knife handles. Shadowwood Treegranate incorporates unique patterns and colors; a unique color structure flows through the world of knife handles. It will be a pleasure to use it.
  • [Professional Japanese Chef's Knife] Each Kiritsuke knife is carefully machined and forged using multiple processes to achieve the optimal balance of hardness, toughness and sharpness to deliver unparalleled performance. These chef's knives are perfect for chopping, slicing and cutting any fruit, fish, meat, sushi and vegetables.
  • [High-End Gift Choices] The Universal Chef's Knife has an ultra-sharp edge and perfect curvature (13°) to meet all the chef's requirements for a knife. With its exquisite sandalwood gift box and gorgeous appearance, it is the gift every home chef and professional chef looks forward to on special holidays.
  • [Product Commitment] ミツモトサカリ products have been strictly audited and certified. Unconditional replacement or refund policy for defects, risk-free trial. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will give you a satisfactory answer.
Bestseller No. 10

MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Hand-Forged Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional 440C Damascus Kitchen Knife, Advanced Art Forging Meat Cleaver Chef's Knives (MapleWood Handle & Gift Box)

  • [TOP HAND-FORGED CRAFTS] Gyuto chef's knife designed by professional and famous Japanese knife maker ミツモトサカリ himself. Forged in top 440C Damascus steel using the Japanese samurai sword forging method with seven layers of laminated steel. It took 5 months to forge a chef's knife with high toughness and hardness.
  • [RARE BURL WOOD KNIFE HANDLE] Precious maple wood with long natural burl is cut to create a rare professional chef knife handle. The ergonomically designed tang style handle provides excellent hand control and perfect balance to create a perfect cleaver kitchen knife.
  • [JAPAN CHEF'S KNIFE DETAILS] The chef's knives is 8 inch (207 mm) long with a 5.12 inch handle and 60±2 HRC hardness. The combination of gorgeous curved design and top quality craftsmanship creates a high quality 2.2mm blade chef's knife; It preserves the moment when fruits reach their ideal ripeness, vegetables are in their best condition or meat is at its most flavorful.
  • [HIGH ARTISTIC VALUE COLLECTION] Top quality hand-forged art chef's knives combine many precious elements that are highly collectible and useful. Gorgeous looking and perfectly functional chef's knives are what every home cook and professional chef looks forward to using. And with the special sandalwood sheath and gift box, we believe this is the perfect gift for your beloved friends and family on special holidays.
  • [SINCERE SERVICE] ミツモトサカリ products have been strictly audited and certified. Unconditional replacement or refund policy for defects, risk-free trial. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will give you a satisfactory answer.

Best japanese knives Buying Guide

It's easy to be overwhelmed by the variety of products available online. You can get lost in all the options and not know what you want. That is why it's essential to ask yourself these questions and consider some tips before buying japanese knives:

  • How much does it cost?
  • How easy is it to use this product?
  • What is the return policy for this product?
  • Is there customer service support available for this product?
  • What are the benefits of this product over other products on the market?
  • Does the best japanese knives  have a warranty or guarantee?
  • Check the features to see if they suit your needs.
  • Consider your budget.
  • Read reviews.
  • Compare brands
  • Make a list of pros and cons.

Ultimately, if you can answer all the questions, congratulations! You have found the japanese knives for you! But if not, keep reading because we will provide more helpful information.

Consider the price

When you are on the market, deciding whether to buy the japanese knives can be challenging. My first point of discussion will be the price. Before making a purchase, one must determine how much they have and how much they're willing to spend. The problem is that many people don't do this before making decisions about purchasing products, leading them to become indebted later.

 

It's possible that you're debating whether or not you should purchase this product. The answer is that it depends on the things most important to you and why you require the goods. If you are concerned about the price, then the answer is no; you shouldn't purchase it because there are likely other more cost-effective options.

Read reviews

To ensure this is the japanese knives, read some reviews to check that other people are happy with their purchase. Real people post reviews on blogs, websites, and social media pages. Reading reviews helps you avoid expensive mistakes on products.

 

When you find yourself in need of a product, knowing which one is best can be challenging. This blog post will teach you how to choose the japanese knives based on customer reviews.

 

One way to determine which products are best for you or your family is to read reviews. A customer review is the written opinion of a customer who has purchased and used a product. This can be extremely helpful when choosing between different products, but they are not always readable. There are several ways to read and understand reviews.

Compare brands

We can't deny that reading reviews on different brands is helpful when deciding which one of the products is better, especially if you have more than one choice under your budget of over $300, under $600, or more than $1000. If two brands are equally good, it's best to choose the cheapest option for buying an appliance under $1,000 or a more expensive product over $1,000. If your budget is limited to $500 or less, choosing your favourite brand is best.

Make a list of pros and cons.

This involves listing all the positive aspects of buying one product over another. For example, if you buy an expensive product under $300 with great features, you must consider that its warranty isn't as good as a slightly more expensive product with terms. Better warranty. For example, some devices or electronics are covered by a 90-day warranty, while others have a 12-month warranty. It all depends on your needs and preferences.

Most of the best products are pretty expensive. Making a pros and cons list makes it easy for you to see the strengths and weaknesses of the product, so you can compare and help you make the right choice and avoid wasting time and buying the wrong product quantity.

Does the best product have a warranty or guarantee?

Does the product you are considering have a warranty or guarantee? It's essential to know before making your purchase. There are many guarantees, so you must know what kind of guarantee the store will give you when you purchase.

 

For example, some stores offer a 30-day money-back guarantee with no questions if they are unhappy with their purchase. Other stores may offer an exchange-only policy to replace defective items but not refund customers' money after exchanging them for new ones.

 

Still, other stores may extend limited warranties on products that exceed specific criteria, such as being purchased during a certain time frame or location, regardless of the store warranty or guarantee they offer.

What is the return policy for this product?

As a consumer, knowing your rights when you purchase an item is essential. For example, this product's return policy may differ depending on where you bought it from and how long ago that was. It's always best to research before deciding whether or not something will work out in your favour as far as returns go. Knowing the return policy for any product you are considering purchasing is essential. The return policy for products sometimes is a bit complicated.

Is there customer service support available for these products?

How do you feel when a company lacks customer service for its products? It can be frustrating and lead to feeling left in the dark. The good news is that there are many ways to contact customer support for your product, even if they're not listed on their website or social media.

There are several resources online to find contact information for any company, including customer service numbers and links to their email forms. Contacting them by mail or social media like Facebook Messenger is also available.

What are the benefits of this product over other products on the market?

You're looking for the japanese knives but don't know which one to buy. There are many options available on the market today- how do you decide? You want to make sure you purchase a quality product to deliver your desired results.

Manufacturers will walk through all of the benefits of their product over other products on the market so you can see why it is worth your time and effort to invest in them. This gives you an idea about what they offer and provides insight into what makes their company different from others who sell similar products. Their goal is not just for customers to return repeatedly but also to refer their friends to buy the best outcome.

 

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