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    Konosuke HD or Gesshin Ginga?

    Hi guys,

    I'm considering a 210 mm laser gyuto. The ones I'm eyeing right now are a Konosuke HD and a Gesshin Ginga. Both get raving reviews here.

    Which one should I choose? What I read here is that the Konosuke is semi-stainless, whereas the Gesshin is fully stainless. What does that mean for their ability to take an edge? I am a pretty accomplished sharpener. Edge retention is less important.

    Also, are they both true lasers, particularly thin behind the edge? No flex, however, is important to me.

    Any other knives I should consider?

    Thanks!

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    got a gesshin ginga white #2 coming this week, i'll let you know what i think. can't offer a comparison to the HD though, haven't used one.

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    My help won't be very helpful, but Konosuke built a great reputation for a reason. The Konos I've used were older, but they really were flat out impressive. As for the Gingas, well if Jon sells it, you can trust it. Sometimes it's less about science and specs than it is about what makes you feel more excited, and enthusiastic about making dinner. I think in this case, whichever one does that is the right knife.

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    Who has a 210mm HD in stock?

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    Gyuto or petty?

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    I think you'd find the HH Konos a more direct comparison. Hard to wrong with either, really. If you want the HD steel, though, then it's an easy choice.

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    Ginga comes either stainless or carbon and has reputation for much better fit and finish than the K. For semi-stainless the K is the only offering of the two you asked about.
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    gingas/konosukes are light in weight and usually run short(210mm is probably closer to 203mm). alot of people size up with these sakai knives. you should probably get a 240. and there is a new sakai yusuke on ebay(seller is blue way japan) with a ks profile, ebony handle and ebony ferrule thats beautiful. take yusukes into consideration also because they are very similar to konosuke and gesshin ginga.

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