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spaceconvoy
08-08-2013, 08:20 PM
I'm in the market for a new wa-gyuto, must be all carbon (either soft-iron clad, or mono-steel) with a narrow profile. My current knife is 43mm tall, very flat profile and nimble, which I love about it. It's also stainless, which is boring, and thick behind the edge, which just plain sucks (if I told you I couldn't mention the maker, you could probably guess which knife it is :) ).

240mm preferred, but willing to go up to 270mm if the blade edge is actually ~255 + machi. The height is more important to me though, the shorter the better. Any suggestions?

stevenStefano
08-08-2013, 08:30 PM
Perhaps pretty obvious but your criteria sounds exactly like a Masamoto KS though I'm not sure JCK or Korin have any in stock at present

wellminded1
08-08-2013, 08:59 PM
The new Takedas look pretty short.

spaceconvoy
08-08-2013, 09:35 PM
The Masamoto looks a little tall, but it's hard to tell from photos. Maybe I'm OCD, but I wish more sellers would take pictures perpendicular to the face of the blade.

The Sasanosha? That shape looks perfect... but I've never been that interested in Takedas though, because I've heard the spine steel is soft and can be bent if you're not careful with it?

wellminded1
08-08-2013, 10:01 PM
They have a new stainless clad line up, but as for being bent I am sure any knife would if not being treated properly.

Seth
08-08-2013, 10:03 PM
The Masamoto looks a little tall, but it's hard to tell from photos. Maybe I'm OCD, but I wish more sellers would take pictures perpendicular to the face of the blade.



My ks is 48mm and also was reground by Marko so the original might have been even a bit taller. But I agree with you, ocd and all - I am pretty particular with the height.

Pensacola Tiger
08-08-2013, 10:04 PM
The Masamoto looks a little tall, but it's hard to tell from photos. Maybe I'm OCD, but I wish more sellers would take pictures perpendicular to the face of the blade.

The Sasanosha? That shape looks perfect... but I've never been that interested in Takedas though, because I've heard the spine steel is soft and can be bent if you're not careful with it?

My KS measures 48 mm at the heel.

Maybe it's time to go custom?

brainsausage
08-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Gyuto-hiki me thinks...

EdipisReks
08-08-2013, 10:56 PM
my last Konosuke 300mm white steel sujihiki was 43mm at the heel. the 300mm Kono wasn't much longer than my 270 Heiji gyuto...

spaceconvoy
08-08-2013, 11:01 PM
Gyuto-hiki

There are such things?! Sounds perfect. Now I need to find one exactly 42.37mm tall...

cclin
08-08-2013, 11:11 PM
There are such things?! Sounds perfect. Now I need to find one exactly 42.37mm tall...

asking Mario( Ingoglia Cutlery)make one for you!

NO ChoP!
08-08-2013, 11:34 PM
Maybe try to find a tall sujihiki instead.....

Seb
08-08-2013, 11:44 PM
Ashi Hamono takes custom orders.

tk59
08-09-2013, 12:13 AM
A-types are short. Semi stainless. The recent 240's I've seen are not thick but could still benefit from a little thinning...

cclin
08-09-2013, 12:57 AM
Maybe try to find a tall sujihiki instead.....

LOL...I was thinking the samething; however, spaceconvoy wants exactly 42.37mm tall......custom knife is only way!!

chinacats
08-09-2013, 01:00 AM
LOL...I was thinking the samething; however, spaceconvoy wants exactly 42.37mm tall......custom knife is only way!!

At least until the first sharpening session...
:groucho:

spaceconvoy
08-09-2013, 01:14 AM
If I only strop, it probably won't hit 42.36 for at least a half year

Von blewitt
08-09-2013, 01:20 AM
What about this gengetsu?
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/13392-Gengetsu-Ashi-Hamono-Yoshikin-and-Carbons?highlight=Gengetsu

Pensacola Tiger
08-09-2013, 03:20 AM
The prototype Rodrigue-McLean-Lamson collaboration gyuto is 45 mm tall at the heel. Not a wa-handled knife, though. It's a hybrid, or "split-wa".

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Rodrigue-Lamson%20O1%20prototype%20gyuto/file_zpsf5137132.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Rodrigue-Lamson%20O1%20prototype%20gyuto/file_zpsf5137132.jpg.html)

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Rodrigue-Lamson%20O1%20prototype%20gyuto/file_zps8813abde.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Rodrigue-Lamson%20O1%20prototype%20gyuto/file_zps8813abde.jpg.html)

bieniek
08-09-2013, 10:12 AM
At least until the first sharpening session...
:groucho:

haha

spaceconvoy
08-09-2013, 11:03 AM
The prototype Rodrigue-McLean-Lamson collaboration gyuto...

That looks like exactly what I want. Thanks, I had no idea that existed until now

K-Fed
08-09-2013, 12:10 PM
I'll probably have a rodrigue "mid tech" for sale here shortly if I ever get it back ;x. It's not carbon but it is a low rider and very very thin. Wa handled too.

toddnmd
08-09-2013, 12:39 PM
That looks like exactly what I want. Thanks, I had no idea that existed until now

It is still just a prototype, at least for now. I think some are going out to testers soon (or maybe already out). But production is probably still (at least) several months away.