I want a new gyuto. This has been a theme of mine for quite a while now. Every time I seem to settle on one, another comes into my head that I think I want.
I'm wanting an all purpose gyuto, yo or wa handled.
What type of knife(s) do you think you want?
240 or 270 gyuto
Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing?
I want something new. I'll be adding it into rotation with my fibrox and sabatier 10 inch chefs.
What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
Aesthetics- I don't really care - they're tools.
Edge Quality/Retention- Obviously important. Quality far more important than retention.
Ease of Use- ///
Comfort- I'll ease the choil and spine if I have to
What grip do you use?
What kind of cutting motion do you use?
Depends what I'm cutting. A bunch of parsley will get rocked, a mirepoix will get push cut etc
Where do you store them?
Usually in my knife case with sayas/home made cardboard sayas
Have you ever oiled a handle?
I've never needed to
What kind of cutting board(s) do you use?
Wood at home, plastic at work
For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing?
Honing rod because I can. Using a strop wouldn't be an issue
Have they ever been sharpened?
I'm a competent sharpener
What is your budget?
Around 230$, although I'm more than happy to get something from B/S/T so don't let it limit recommendations please
What do you cook and how often?
Daily, will be used mostly for light, veg work making mirepoix, chopping parsley, chillis etc. Nothing heavier than cutting through a pumpkin, but I can use my sab for that if I need.
Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)?
I'm a leftie. I'm also in the UK, so JCK would be best because of their shipping, but obviously I can order from other places.
My knife choices so far have gone from the Masamoto hc to Misono dragon to a Carbonext to Gesshin Kagero to Masamoto KS, and I'm currently considering a Moritaka, from a member here. As you can probably see, I'm all over the place. Any suggestions on what would be best for me to do?