some of you may have seen my thread about my upcoming J-knife baptism, and may be interested to know I went into a Japanese Knife shop in London today to see if I could have a hands-on with feeling the difference between some 210mm and some 240mm gyutos.
Brief trip was a success I think, with the 240s just feeling way too big for me, like I had a sword in my hand, and the 210s felt just about right. Whether I would quickly get used to a 240 was hard to tell, but they did just feel too large so I am pretty sure that is a decision made. To be fair on the salesperson, he did suggest the 210 was the way to go and that unless I was working with it every day as a chef it would take me a long time to get used to the 240.
So while I was there I took some notes, and wondered if you might like to play "what's that knife" and a little round of "The Price is Right" while we are there.
First up two photographs - name the knives and guess the prices. After that, see if you can guess the prices of the Misono UX-10 Gyutos they were selling (210 &/or 240), and also the same from the Misono "handmade" Molybdenum Steel series.... feel free to guess in dollars I will convert prices.