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Thread: Best All-Around Japanese Blade Shape?

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    Thanks for all the replies. Looks like it will be a gyuto for now since I already have an old Spyderco santoku(but will probably add a nice new santoku in the future).


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    240 gyuto is the standar answer, though everyone's preferences are different. As for which gyuto profile...again, it depends on your knuckle clearance/grip, cutting style and even where you like the tip, based on height of the counter relative to you elbow (seriously). Right now, I'd say my favourite profile is a Sabatier (KS), or Misono Dragon. Pierre Rodrigue's midtech has a great narrow-ish profile, with a very useable tip. You kinda have to try them out and see what works best, really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by K Williams View Post
    I was thinking something similar to a French chef's knife or maybe santoku shape. It will be used for vegetables, fish, and chicken.
    you may want to consider a 240mm tall gyuto with low tip!!
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    Low tip doesn't lend well to rocking


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    Low tip doesn't lend well to rocking
    true.....but K Williams wants santoku shape & rocking isn't good for the edge, IMO. low tip gyuto still does rocking just not as well.....
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    Watanabe might fit the bill.

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    May as well ask what the best kind of car is......

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    Yugo?

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    Just like with knives, there's an ass for every seat!

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    About such and such round and this or so tall. Doesn't lean too much 2 liter style, but not exactly classic coke bottle. Wait, was this question about knives?

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