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ptolemy
01-05-2013, 09:28 PM
Gimme some ideas guys:)

1. It has to be a kitchen knife
2. I Prefer to be below 210mm.

The rest I am flexible on. I wouldn't mind paying bit more for something special, so give me some ideas :)

Jmadams13
01-05-2013, 09:50 PM
Cleaver? Lol. Sorry, had to

ptolemy
01-05-2013, 10:45 PM
Cleaver? Lol. Sorry, had to

lol:P no cleavers

chinacats
01-05-2013, 11:37 PM
how about a deba?

http://www.ebay.com/ (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Year-Sale-Japanese-Vintage-fish-knife-DEBA-BOCHO-/281045478812?pt=AU_Cutlery&hash=item416f9dad9c)*********

or a yamawaku gyuto?

http://www.ebay.com/ (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-hand-weld-YAMAWAKU-water-proof-chestnut-Gyuto-chef-knife-Houchou210-/200874410496?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec50c4200)**********





EDIT - Sorry , live auction links are not allowed

Dave

ptolemy
01-06-2013, 12:07 AM
[QUOTE=chinacats;169466]how about a deba?

http://www.ebay.com/* (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Year-Sale-Japanese-Vintage-fish-knife-DEBA-BOCHO-/281045478812?pt=AU_Cutlery&hash=item416f9dad9c)********

or a yamawaku gyuto?

http://www.ebay.com/ (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-hand-weld-YAMAWAKU-water-proof-chestnut-Gyuto-chef-knife-Houchou210-/200874410496?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec50c4200)********


the second one looks interesting.. how does it compare to this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-TOJIRO-Shirogami-Gyuto-Knife-Black-Blade-210mm-/230907926421?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c32f5795





EDIT - Sorry , live auction links are not allowed

Dave

Crothcipt
01-06-2013, 12:11 AM
Tanaka petty still love mine. I see they now have a western handle for it now.

http://www.ebay.com/* (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Kazki-Tanaka-Western-HDL-Ni-Damascus-VG10-stainless-petty-chef-knife-/200874631254?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec50fa056)*******






EDIT - Sorry , live auction links are not allowed

Dave

chinacats
01-06-2013, 12:26 AM
the second one looks interesting.. how does it compare to this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-TOJIRO-Shirogami-Gyuto-Knife-Black-Blade-210mm-/230907926421?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c32f5795

I think you will find the Yamawaku to be the better made knife. The Tojiro shirogami can suffer from overgrinds (personal experience) and the kuruouchi comes off rather easily--I've not heard that about the Yamawaku. In fact there was a passaround Yamawaku recently here that people seemed to enjoy...good knife for the money. That being said there are many happy Tojiro users--I am not one of them.:2cents:

Here is a recent thread about a passaround Yamawaku nakiri that may be helpful...

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/6660-Yamawaku-Nakiri?highlight=yamawaku

franzb69
01-06-2013, 12:34 AM
that tojiro look a lot like the ITK series. don't get it.

the yamawaku would be better.

=D

Dave Martell
01-06-2013, 01:03 AM
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chinacats
01-06-2013, 01:03 AM
Sorry about the auction links...:newhere:

Dave Martell
01-06-2013, 01:04 AM
Sorry about the auction links...:newhere:


No worries :)

Crothcipt
01-06-2013, 01:35 AM
Forgot about that.

still say a Tanaka tho.

ptolemy
01-06-2013, 01:48 AM
Sorry Dave!

Paradox
01-06-2013, 02:11 AM
Look for a seller called bluewayjapan on ebay. He's very helpful and will get stuff for you that he doesn't list on ebay if you know what you want.

jayhay
01-06-2013, 09:35 AM
You can find kanetsune kanemasas in 210 or 240 for around 50 bucks. They say it's 2n steel, which has been said to be sk5. Not overly reactive and takes a good edge. Worth it imho :)

jayhay
01-06-2013, 09:36 AM
The kanemasas are western gyutos btw.

El Pescador
01-06-2013, 01:29 PM
The Tanakas are a crap shoot. You could get a good one or one with holes on the edge.

ptolemy
01-06-2013, 07:37 PM
are there any other options for brand names? i guess my price range is limited.

thanks foe ideas everyone

stevenStefano
01-06-2013, 09:50 PM
I'd just buy stones if I were you

jayhay
01-07-2013, 08:41 AM
The kanetsune 210 gyuto is great like I said earlier for the price, less than $50 shipped. And you could still buy a stone :)