New Gyuto Advice Please.
Hi all, newbie here probably asking the same old question. I'm an ex pro chef looking to replace a 240mm gyuto i've had for over 20 years. The brand has long since rubbed off the knife and i genuinely can't remember what make it was. The knife i buy will be a working knife, being used every day. I use this knife for 90% of my knife work.
I'm not worried about it being made of damascus steel or being sharp enough to slice atoms, just a well made knife which sharpens nicely and can retain an edge for more than 5 mins!
It needs a reasonable size handle (western) as i have large hands and i'm probably looking for stainless steel though open to suggestions.
At the moment i'm considering -
Hiromoto Tenmi-Jyuraku Gingami No.3 Series
Kanetsugu Saiun Damascus Series (Has a nice large looking handle but wondering how it feels in hand)
Any opinions on these or better suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Not, stainless, but 01 is petty fantastic and not annoyingly reactive... and the handle should be very good.
The Hiromoto Gingami line has always garnered good feedback from folks, though I admit I have not used it myself.
The Suisin HD line is worth considering, though that's not western-handled.
The Sakai Yusuke stainless knives with harder heat treatment seems to be getting good attention lately too.
Sorry, not much firsthand experience with a lot of stainless lines so I have to leave it to the others to give you more detailed suggestions :)
I haven't used one, but if I was to buy a knife tomorrow with the demands that you mention, I would buy a gesshin Kagero from Japanese knife imports.
Maybe you could post a photo of your 20 yr old gyuto?
+1 on the Masamoto. The handle is large for a Japanese knife. Another knife to consider would be the Hattori KF sold by Japanese Chef Knives. Great handle, and a good stainless steel.
Originally Posted by Chefdog
Masahiro tend to have larger handles IME.
Not sure about the handle of the CarboNext, but thought it deserves a mention for the value.
Suisin HD? Did you mean Konosuke?
Originally Posted by echerub