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TheDispossessed
01-15-2013, 03:02 PM
i work in a pretty bust kitchen and have a limited budget so was looking for a nice upgrade from the Suisin western gyuto i've been rocking the last year. i want to go carbon, i'm fine with the maintenance, and want a high performing knife with relative ease of sharpening and good edge retention but don't need anything too high end right now, as i feel i still have some ways to go in sharpening skills. i have been looking at the white #2 wa-gyutos from Gesshin Ginga. does anyone have experience with these?

Zwiefel
01-15-2013, 03:17 PM
A number of folks on the forum have those and the proprietor (Jon Broida) is very active here as well. In addition to whatever 1st hand accounts other folks give you, I highly recommend that you give Jon a call and talk with him about your budget, purpose, experience, etc. He will make sure you make an appropriate choice for your needs and budget (BTW, I have personally experience him talking me into spending less than I had budgeted :doublethumbsup:).

mhlee
01-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Give me a few days and I'll have some feedback. :) I just bought a 240 Gesshin White No. 2 Wa Gyuto this past weekend. I'll be using it tomorrow for the first time.

I'm sure others will chime in though.

ThEoRy
01-15-2013, 05:20 PM
This thread should be moved to Japanese Knife Imports sub forum possibly.

GlassEye
01-15-2013, 09:06 PM
I have a Gesshin Ginga white2 gyuto, quite happy with it. Edge retention is ok, very easy to sharpen, thin, light, great fit and finish. It is my least reactive white 2 blade, due to the heat treat I believe, Jon?

El Pescador
01-15-2013, 09:08 PM
I'd keep an eye on the B/S/T subForum. There seem to be lots of really good knives for sale there lately. You can benefit from someone doing a pretty good job sharpening it for you too!

turbochef422
01-15-2013, 10:47 PM
I recently bought my first thing from Jon mostly because I'm not in love with the website it's a bit hard to view for me BUT all I bought was a sink bridge and he treated me like I spent a million dollars. Very prompt, immediate shipping and another follow up personal email. Some of the best service I've had yet and can't wait to blow my savings with japanese knife imports. Definitely let him know what your looking for and I'm sure he will help. Sorry for the rant.

chinacats
01-15-2013, 11:10 PM
I recently bought my first thing from Jon mostly because I'm not in love with the website it's a bit hard to view for me BUT all I bought was a sink bridge and he treated me like I spent a million dollars. Very prompt, immediate shipping and another follow up personal email. Some of the best service I've had yet and can't wait to blow my savings with japanese knife imports. Definitely let him know what your looking for and I'm sure he will help. Sorry for the rant.

Seems to be a common experience...I have nothing but the best to say about all dealings (not just purchases but advice as well) with Jon.

labor of love
01-15-2013, 11:16 PM
awwww....i thought this was a review of one of the gesshin lines...bummer. thedispossessed, you should just use the search option at the top of the page and look for posts discussing the gesshin ginga line. there should be a decent amount of writing to be found.

statusquo
01-15-2013, 11:26 PM
he treated me like I spent a million dollars.

Ditto

turbochef422
01-15-2013, 11:33 PM
I had a good expiereance for once and thought I should share. Next time I'll keep it to myself

brainsausage
01-15-2013, 11:42 PM
I had a good expiereance for once and thought I should share. Next time I'll keep it to myself

I'm not sure I understand...

chuck239
01-15-2013, 11:55 PM
I had a good expiereance for once and thought I should share. Next time I'll keep it to myself

I think he was just agreeing with you and saying he has had similar experiences with JKI.... I'm sure the person who posted this thread appreciates your experience. No one was giving you a hard time.

-Chuck

turbochef422
01-16-2013, 12:03 AM
awwww....i thought this was a review of one of the gesshin lines...bummer.

Sorry if I took it the wrong way. Thought I was being mocked. It's been a tough day.

labor of love
01-16-2013, 12:06 AM
Sorry if I took it the wrong way. Thought I was being mocked. It's been a tough day.
turbochef, my bad. its nice to hear you had a good experience with jki. i was just hoping this post was about a knife review.

TheDispossessed
01-16-2013, 01:05 AM
sorry, this is actually the first online forum i've ever bothered with! learning here

chinacats
01-16-2013, 01:20 AM
sorry, this is actually the first online forum i've ever bothered with! learning here

You're good, lot's here to learn.

Cheers!

Johnny.B.Good
01-16-2013, 02:59 AM
sorry, this is actually the first online forum i've ever bothered with! learning here

Welcome to the forum.

Go to Google, and copy/paste the following in the search field: site:kitchenknifeforums.com ginga

Good luck with your research/decision!

TheDispossessed
01-16-2013, 08:37 AM
thanks everyone!