View Full Version : First lottery knife - first impressions 255 western gyuto

02-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Ok this is going to be a first impression review.

I picked this up from the post office today.

Blade edge length is a hair less than 10 inches. Fit and finish is outstanding. The thing is wicked sharp.

Fixed a fritatta to take to work this week. Diced onion, green pepper, and sliced cooked cold chicken sausage. Three different textures the worst being cold chick sausage in link form. Thing is amazing it cut everything efficiently, which is saying a lot given the textures and stickiness of onion and the cold sausage.

Like I said first impression, I am trying to get use to the handle, which will shortly fall into place. Just getting the feel of it. Nice hand filling design without being obnoxiously thick. I switch between full handle grip and a pinch grip works both ways.

Damn it's just a well balanced instrument. I would love to have a stainless "line knife" from Marko. If I was a pro all my knives would be from Marko.

Oh btw it's a beauty.

02-10-2014, 08:29 PM

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, pics or it didn't happen.

02-10-2014, 08:49 PM
how about some pictures ;)

02-10-2014, 09:23 PM
http://http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/16583-Knife-Lotteries/page6 (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/16583-Knife-Lotteries/page6)

<sigh> this will have to suffice until I can get some pics up.

Of course this may not have happened at all.

02-10-2014, 10:08 PM
you opened the pandora's box

Marko Tsourkan
02-11-2014, 12:30 PM
I am flattered by the initial impressions. I hope it will continue be well received as you keep using it.

Thank you,


PS: Here is the link to more recent pictures of the knife

02-11-2014, 08:05 PM


Size comparison to Case XX 8" and Sabatier 10"

02-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Ok additional impressions, light and agile without feeling weak or fragile. The tip flexes from the tip to about two or three inches back toward the heel then stiffens. It is just really balanced. I have or had several chef/gyutos and this is by far is the best I have ever had, seriously. One test I have not given it is slicing a rutabaga, which is the hardest root vegetable to initially cut up that I eat.