OK, I need a Gyuto
You guys have convinced me that I must have a gyuto. This forum is going to cost me!
To replace a Shun Classic 8" chef's knife for home use. The
Shun now seems clunky and awkward.
My little Carter funayuki has convinced me that I require
a nice thin Gyuto that can be kept razor sharp. I love the
Carter for little jobs, but need a general purpose, full size
knife for larger jobs.
I have a Masamoto yanagiba, Ichimonji kiritsuki and the Carter.
I like to sharpen and care for carbon steel, and keep my knives
in immaculate condition.
I like simple, functional but top quality tools. Simple but nice wood.
Fortunately, I have not yet learned to appreciate damascus.
A nice finish is fine.
Have I left anything important out?
What do you suggest?
You just described a Sakai Yusuke gyuto in white steel. Wa (Ho and Ichii wood) and Yo-handled, 210-270mm versions from bluewayjapan on ebay.
You like that Carter.... He sells full size knives.
Jon could get you a pretty sweet 240 Konosuke in carbon with an ebony handle. That's pretty hard to beat for a simple elegant solution. For a few bucks less he has one in stock in white #2 with the standard handle (which is still pretty nice). They have nice F&F as well.
The trend seems to be away from super thin, although it's hard to ignore how much fun thin can be.
If you have time to wait and a $400 budget I'd get on the next Martell preorder. You wont regret it! Anything konosuke is good too or geshin ginga from jki
Why not Masamoto KS? Thin, elegant, prestigious. Handle is simple, but you can pick different color ferrules from JCK....
What about one of Marko's?
Marko's gonna make some killer knives for sure - but his style isn't "thin", which I thought OP preferred?
Oh yeah. :slaphead:
Originally Posted by TDj
Wait, what was the budget again?
If you're looking for a carbon laser the Sakai Yusuke knives are very good and aren't super expensive. I'd either get one of those or a Konosuke
If you're as kind to your knives as you make it sound, I would consider the Kochi lines.