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    best stainless

    Folks,

    i have a number of knives, mostly Shun & 1 old henkel's 8" chef.

    But i bought a Moritaka KP-150 Blue petty 150mm and after cutting myself a few times have learned to use it and love it. ...
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    I'm not a chef, but i cook a lot at home and love...

    I'm not a chef, but i cook a lot at home and love knives. I have 3 shuns. A 5" Santouki (sp?) a 7" Santouki, & a 6" boning knife. I also have an old 8" Henkels chef, a 6" Dexter boing knife, and my...
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    Favorite 210 Gyuto under $300

    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
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    Carter knives

    I was looking at a Carter knife that I like the size, shape, etc. of. it says:
    "White Steel, laminated w/ stainless steel"

    Why is stainless frowned upon? or is it? I like the patina of a...
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    Is the Tanaka knife handle D shaped or octagonal?...

    Is the Tanaka knife handle D shaped or octagonal? I'm debating between that knife, the Hitachi Blue Paper Steel (HRC 60 and up) and the Gesshin Ginga 210mm White #2 Wa-Gyuto from JKI...so far. ...
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    Rockwell & Blue Paper steel & White #2

    "The Tanaka Sekiso series of knives by Tanaka features handmade custom knives that are hot forged with Damascus blades. The core blade is made from Hitachi Blue Paper Steel (HRC 60 and up)."

    Above...
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    They look like great knives for the money. Seems...

    They look like great knives for the money. Seems hard to beat. My Moritaka Petty 150mm in Aogami Super Steel is my first journey into traditional Japanese knives, and after cutting my finger twice...
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    Thank you. Too long. I have an 8" chef knife. ...

    Thank you. Too long. I have an 8" chef knife. I just checked out the Carter site and found this knife:

    5.7sun High Grade Fuanayuki, Ho/Blond Buffalo Horn Handle

    I think it was $320. Very...
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    I do like the fit and finish of the Miyabi with...

    I do like the fit and finish of the Miyabi with the birch handle and the SG2 steel. I'm reluctant because so many people knock it on this forum. I'm also reluctant to spend $300 (Carter) on a knife...
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    CORRECTION: A stainless clad white by...

    CORRECTION:

    A stainless clad white by Carter...etc.
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    So, stainless clad white would be superior to an...

    So, stainless clad white would be superior to an SG@ Myabi? (sp?)
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    Checked it out. bottom line: I cannot afford...

    Checked it out. bottom line: I cannot afford the knife AND a divorce simultaneously. Will have to pass. But nice eye candy.

    As an aside, what is the deal with stainless (today) vs high carbon? ...
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    Wow. Those Carter knives are nice. I must admit...

    Wow. Those Carter knives are nice. I must admit that these knives are beginning to piss me off, because no sooner do i set a price limit for what I want, than I look at a picture and the price...
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    I'm not a professional chef, but I am the main...

    I'm not a professional chef, but I am the main cook at home and cook a lot. I think the size of the knife dictates my grip. A bigger chef's knife I use a pinch grip. Smaller knives, like a petty I...
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    Jaybett, Thanks. Took a look at the Funayuki...

    Jaybett,

    Thanks. Took a look at the Funayuki at JKI. Out of stock and a octagon handle, but it seems to be very much what I want. Also considering the Myabi (sp?) 6" chef. Not crazy about the...
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    I was going to spend $150 and bought the...

    I was going to spend $150 and bought the Moritaka. Love the steel, but not the handle or the shallow heel. Still like the knife though. I figure I'll have to spend between $200-$300 to find what I...
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    blade color

    I have a Moritaka Petty 150mm in Aogami Super Steel. it's not that old, about a month. It comes in a kind of "two-tone" finish, i.e. silver on bottom and black on top. the black on top seems to be...
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    Evolution of knife handles

    Just a thought.

    Does anybody know why Japanese knife handles are (for the most part) cylinders, and European handles are a kind of 4 sided jobby with a hook at the base of the heel?
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    I do have one near me. Being able to handle the...

    I do have one near me. Being able to handle the knife is very important.
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    Thank you, all. Although its seems stunningly...

    Thank you, all. Although its seems stunningly fatuous that i did not think of dulling the hell...but I didn't. A few of the knives recommended are very tempting, so i think I'll dull the heel for...
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    P.S. No stainless. White or blue #2 (I think...

    P.S. No stainless. White or blue #2 (I think that's what you call them.) Once i learned to sharpen my Blue steel Petty it's my go-to knife. And holds the edge. I am looking at the boning knives....
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    I cut myself on the heel. Not badly, but I seem...

    I cut myself on the heel. Not badly, but I seem to be grabbing it in such a way that my index finger grabs the shallow heel...the blade part.
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    Hi, I'm the original poster. I checked out...

    Hi,

    I'm the original poster. I checked out Gyuto knives and did not find one in the 180mm length. I did find the Bob Kramer carbon chef at 6" and might do that, but it's a bit pricey, so I have...
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    Yes. That seems to boil down my meanderings...

    Yes. That seems to boil down my meanderings quite succinctly. thank you.
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    Thank you. what I really want is a 6" Gyuto that...

    Thank you. what I really want is a 6" Gyuto that has about the same thickness of blade as my KP-150 Blue Moritaka, but more depth between the bottom of the collar and the blade of the heel....
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