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dennis7490
08-28-2012, 02:57 PM
I am getting an education and having a wonderful time shopping for my next knife, so I was wondering what some of the favorites are and why.

cheers,

Dennis

SameGuy
08-28-2012, 03:02 PM
I've switched to the "bigger-is-better" camp. For a gyuto I don't think I could now go shorter than 270; my next blade will likely be a multi-purpose, perhaps a 180 or 210 laser petty. Suddenly that size, which was my "big" board knife's length before, would feel more comfortable for hand work.

chuck239
08-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Dennis,

What knives do you currently have? Are you comfortable with carbon? Westerb handle or WA?

-Chuck

chinacats
08-28-2012, 08:21 PM
May not be much help, but for my favorite, I'll throw out the Kochi as being very nice for the money. I have the 240 in V2 (kurouchi) which takes and holds a nice edge. Sturdy spine and very thin behind the edge makes for a fantastic cutter. Rounded edges (spine and choil) and a nice burnt chestnut handle make it very comfortable.

labor of love
08-28-2012, 08:35 PM
May not be much help, but for my favorite, I'll throw out the Kochi as being very nice for the money. I have the 240 in V2 (kurouchi) which takes and holds a nice edge. Sturdy spine and very thin behind the edge makes for a fantastic cutter. Rounded edges (spine and choil) and a nice burnt chestnut handle make it very comfortable.
and theyre out of stock. its like your putting salt in a wound:pullhair:

Eamon Burke
08-29-2012, 02:04 AM
That's funny, I never realized it, but all my favorite 210s are more than $300. How strange! There is a special challenge in making a small knife do a lot of different things well.

The Takeda, which I feel is a fantastic 210, weighs in at the tip top of your price range. Other than that, I might have to go with my all-time-favorite budget line--Suisin Inox Western. I would say a Carter, but his aren't really Gyutos per se.

tkern
08-29-2012, 02:32 AM
to fill the under $300 and awesome? Konosuke. Gengetsu. Hattori.

RiffRaff
08-29-2012, 07:04 AM
Masamoto VG series and Misono UX-10. If you want the lower end of the spectrum, Dojo stainless-sandwiched blue steel line, or Kumaguro stainless are hard to beat.

bkdc
08-29-2012, 07:33 AM
Takeda 210. Why? Because it cuts like a mofo. The blade is flat all the way until it widens at the spine. It is thin thin thin. No wedging. My favorite 240 gyuto is also a Takeda.

jayhay
08-29-2012, 09:58 AM
The Konosuke 210 gyuto is a really blade for the $. I hope one day I'll get to use a Kochi, they look fantastic.