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    Looking for workhorse gyuto, stainless

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a 240mm gyuto. I have a 210 mm laser gyuto (Suisin Inox Honyaki). I would like my 240 mm knife to be a workhorse. For me that means sturdy, able to do heavier work than a laser. But still, I'd like it to be thin behind the edge and *almost* cut like a laser.

    It should also be stainless. Semi-stainless (like Konosuke HD) is ok with me, but I'm not looking for a carbon knife in stainless cladding. (I know, that reduces my options.)

    What would be your recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Carbonext, for sure. Great value, excellent semi-stainless knife.

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    What do you consider "heavier" work?

    Also, do you have a certain price point? Western vs. Wa handle? Lefty? Righty?

    I'm currently borrowing a Gesshin Uraku 240 Wa Gyuto from a friend. It's certainly sturdier than a laser, and cuts a little better than the CarboNext, is thinner than the CarboNext and is lighter and more well balanced. I can't attest as to edge retention or sharpenability, but it seems to be good as to both aspects. I'd say it cuts close to how the Suisin Inox Western cuts - cuts well, slight resistance, some stiction, but a solid, well performing knife.
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    Gengetsu or Gesshin Heiji from JKI
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    +1 on the Gengetsu

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    I understand the need for a heavier gyuto but you would be very surprised how much that suisin can handle. That being said I would check out the gesshin uraku line at Japanese knife imports. A friend of mine has the 240 gyuto and he is in love with it.
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    A nice Kato

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    Mark how much are you willing to spend? I would agree with the Gengetsu.
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    That Rodrigue would have been perfect.
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    My vote goes to Blazen. Not thin, but not too thick and great edge retention. F&F has been great on the 4 that I've had. And it's one of the few western-handled gyutos that comes with a saya - and a nice one to boot.
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