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Derryn
11-19-2011, 01:45 AM
What type of knife(s) do you think you want?,
A laser gyuto that is easy to sharpen, not brittle, can take abuse in the workplace, balanced and preferably with a wide belly.
At least 240mmm

Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing?
To replace my current knife, Kikuichi Warikomi Damascus Gyuto 240mm.

What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
Aesthetics- Likes: Damascus, Rustic
Edge Quality/Retention- Likes: Sharp/1 week
Ease of Use- Dislike: Light, unbalanced, blade heavy
Comfort- Dislike: Western handle feels flimsy

What grip do you use?
Pinch grip

What kind of cutting motion do you use?
Rock

Where do you store them?
Knife roll

Have you ever oiled a handle?
No

What kind of cutting board(s) do you use?
Plastic boards at workplace

For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing?
At the moment just a 1k grit stone

Have they ever been sharpened?
Yes

What is your budget?
$400

What do you cook and how often?
French, every working day.

Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)?
Prefer Japanese knives.
I don't mind the type of wood, as long as it doesn't require excessive maintenance.
I find D handles uncomfortable.

Thanks
Derryn

NO ChoP!
11-19-2011, 02:27 AM
Takedas are wide, and can have big belly's; plus, they tend to run longer. They sharpen easy, don't chip as easy as some other AS steals with higher hardness, and are thin behind the edge; plus, they are rustic and wa and within your budget. I love mine.

Not very chic these days, but still solid.

Johnny.B.Good
11-19-2011, 02:35 AM
Not very chic these days, but still solid.

I really like the look of Takeda gyutos. The shape and colors remind me of a great white shark.

tk59
11-19-2011, 03:19 AM
If you're using stainless, it might be best to stick with something stainless or at least have a stainless option. I haven't tried anything tall that I actually like but if you want belly, I'd look at Shun.

JohnnyChance
11-19-2011, 05:56 AM
Zwilling Kramer. Tall, great rocker, carbon but well behaved, quite thin by the tip and behind the edge, within budget.

Timthebeaver
11-19-2011, 07:55 AM
Takedas are wide, and can have big belly's; plus, they tend to run longer. They sharpen easy, don't chip as easy as some other AS steals with higher hardness, and are thin behind the edge; plus, they are rustic and wa and within your budget. I love mine.

Not very chic these days, but still solid.

All of this.

obtuse
11-19-2011, 08:43 AM
Sakai takayuki grand cheff, did I spell that right?

Lefty
11-19-2011, 09:08 AM
You did, but they didn't ;)