To me a better question would be a santoku vs shorty gyuto or funayuki as they are the direct competition
That JNS is a great looking Santoku. Jon's site JKI has some nice Santoku's. The Gesshin Uraku has a high thin behind the edge grind good blade for the
If I listened to people I would not have any knives .
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You are correct sir. I believe that for me at least the profile of this particular knife is great, but the geometry leaves much to be desired.