View Full Version : what are the extra tall gyutos available that are not carbon?

01-28-2013, 09:56 PM
thinking about trying a wa gyuto and would like a tall blade. any feedback on the extra tall konosuke hd? what about an addict 2? my current favorite is masamoto vg 240, extremely sharp and very agile without being whippy and that wonderful profile that's a perfect balance. the handle is a bit heavy though.

01-28-2013, 10:44 PM
Takeda's are probably the tallest out there AFAIK.

01-28-2013, 11:09 PM
i asked for non carbon.

01-28-2013, 11:19 PM
*****Butch Harner in CPM 154 stainless, purchased from he who shall not be named. Some are as tall as 68mm, but pricey at $650.

01-28-2013, 11:24 PM
Oops, my bad...

NO ChoP!
01-29-2013, 08:53 AM
Talk to Koki at jck...Masamoto does extra tall, and I bet you can custom order one....

El Pescador
01-29-2013, 10:50 AM
Del early does extra tall in AEBL.

01-29-2013, 10:54 AM
Takeda's are probably the tallest out there AFAIK.

:plus1: For a WA - the Takedas are very tall.

01-29-2013, 04:53 PM
I have an addict 2 240mm in 154CM, heel to spine measures just under 55mm

01-30-2013, 04:06 AM
no chop, extra tall masamoto stainless with wa handle would be amazing! but not if its going to cost over 250.

olpappy, i was looking at those, but the profile appears to have a lot of belly, any opinions on that? how is the geometry, i'm under the impression that lamson made knives are kinda thick behind the edge.

NO ChoP!
01-30-2013, 09:00 AM
Oh, a wa stainless...maybe look at sakai takayuki grand chef. It's under two bills, and slightly taller than other like knives, to my recollection.

01-30-2013, 01:59 PM
i have a yo grand cheff and it's not that tall. ran through 100lbs of vegetable prep last night with the masa vg and while it was a champ, it would have been more comfortable with a lighter handle, perhaps a wa rehandle would do the trick?

NO ChoP!
01-30-2013, 11:30 PM
Thats a Mike Henry specialty...he's the man.

The hekler
01-30-2013, 11:36 PM
Should have read the whole post before posting.