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    WTB - Workhorse Gyuto 240 or 270 - Suggestions or Offers?

    After gathering some unexpected PayPal funds and selling my Blazen, I am interested in a new knife. I am thrilled with my Rodrigue laser, and am now interested in a beefier workhorse to complement it. My must-haves:
    240 or 270, leaning 270
    Carbon, or AEBL (or 52100)
    I like balance point around machi.
    Doesn't need to be wa, but strong preference.
    Sturdy blade, little to no flex. Reference point is DT 240 ITK.

    Current thoughts:
    Devin Thomas ITK 270
    (Tried a 240 stainless and adored it, would need an offer.)
    Gesshin Hide White No 2 Hon Kasumi 240
    (Very curious about new profile and steel options, pm'd Jon)
    Gesshin Hinoura Ajikataya 240 White No. 2 Wa Gyuto
    (Very interested in trying Hinoura but can't afford Tsukasa)
    Kochi Migaki Wa Gyuto 270
    (Thick but thin behind the edge, seems like a good option.)

    Anyone have any suggestions, comments, Devins for sale? Willing to spend up to 450. Always appreciate the collective insight.

    Also if you are looking to unload anything that meets the above criteria, please let me know.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiajl6297 View Post
    Sturdy blade, little to no flex. Reference point is DT 240 ITK.
    Kind of a paradox, this blade with no flex? At the tip especially?

    You could get Kochi on your list, real deal workhorse.

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    I picked up a Kochi last week. I love it.

    The V2 (mine is the Kurouchi) sharpens like white, deburrs like white, but holds its edge like blue. It's currently my favorite steel to sharpen. Sturdy, comfortable, and crazy thin where it needs to be. A little reactive at first, but very easily managed.
    Happiness is a sharp knife.

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    Got the Kochi on the list! I guess this is a long winded way of saying I'm still in lust for a DT ITK, but these others are really drawing my eye. Just hoping for the stars to align - I'm not worried about finding a good knife - these are all exciting options. I'm just trying to build a small stable that I will use (one in, one out), so being thoughtful about what would be a reasonable complement to the nimble and flexy Rodrigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiajl6297 View Post
    Got the Kochi on the list! I guess this is a long winded way of saying I'm still in lust for a DT ITK, but these others are really drawing my eye. Just hoping for the stars to align - I'm not worried about finding a good knife - these are all exciting options. I'm just trying to build a small stable that I will use (one in, one out), so being thoughtful about what would be a reasonable complement to the nimble and flexy Rodrigue.
    Talk to Devin... $450 and you're getting awfully close to custom price from him.

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    I would consider a takeda a workhorse and also a mizuno blue #2 but I know that isn't a sexy pick

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    Usually when i think of workhorse i think heavier knife with a thicker spine more capable for heavy duty tasks...kochi is probably going to be the next gyuto i purchase, however i wouldnt consider it or a takeda to be a workhorse. Atleast, by my own definition.
    Also, if your looking at mizunos you might as well check out watanabes...their website has quite a selection of gyutos plus friendlier prices than i expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Talk to Devin... $450 and you're getting awfully close to custom price from him.
    Last I checked, Devin was asking $3.00/mm for san mai customs, so monosteel might be a possibility.

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    Also gengetsu.

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