+1 for semi-stainless Gengetsu. I just brought one few weeks ago & able done few comparison test with my other gyuto last week. I'm very impress Gengetsu's performance, it easy become one of my top 5 all-around gyuto!!
here is few pictures you can check Gengetsu's profile & geometry.....
That Yoshikane SLD gyuto is also really good and very thin behind the edge. I'm very happy with mine, though I might be a bit hesitant to go through a crab with it. If the kurouchi damascus finish is too pricey, aframes has a normal clad version that is in the 2-300 range.
Yoshikane SLD kurouchi Damascus actually have better F/F, thinner behind the edge & feel slightly better edge retention than Gengetsu!! I recommend Gengetsu not Yoshikane because Mark76 looking for semi-stainless gyuto with better value.......
Originally Posted by bamin
Yeah, they are definitely expensive, but I saw on Aframes that there is a version from Yoshikane without the kurouchi or damascus that is priced at $239, so cheaper than the Gengetsu. It's odd though that Aframes has that style, I remember Maksim once saying that Tsuneo Yoshida did not/could not/would not make them without the kurouchi damascus.
Originally Posted by cclin
Here is the link:
Though, it seems that they are sold out at the moment, but for that matter so are the Gengetsu...
I should've suggested something trendier :sad0: :razz:
Not exactly a Gyuto, but really could be used to take down small trees. Mike Davis Deba :lol2:
Hmmmm I don't really want to wish a hurting on anyone but wouldn't the Aritsugu A-type be a good fit here?