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    I think most of the decent gyuto-inspired westerns are bolsterless, yeah?

    in any case, I forgot makers other than henckels/wustoff put full bolsters on...ick.
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    i wasnt referring to full bolsters but rather the bolsters you see on western handle gyutos such as gesshin ginga and konosuke hd. the kono westerns are 50 grams heavier and the ginga westerns are 70 grams heavier than the Wa versions in the 270mm gyuto size(my favorite gyuto length). im sure some of the weight can be attributed to heavier wood in western handles but most of it is because of the bolster.

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    ah...just the weight distribution...that's what I get for multi-tasking.
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    Westerns also tend to be heavier if they have a full tang...give me a rat tail any day as I prefer a bit blade heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDispossessed View Post
    i personally can not go back to western handles.
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