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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Snips View Post
    i would also agree that the sakai yusuke would be a great choice. i personally own 3 konosuke knives and they are the only three i use with the exception of a grand cheff wa-petty. speaking of that, if you didn't like the yusuke, i would recommend a sakai takayuki grand cheff wa-gyuto. it will come in under budget and is a pretty thin knife. i personally like the profile of it and had one but sold it to pay for the new konosuke's. i do love my konosuke knives but i would give a serious though to the yusuke and takayuki because in my opinion, if you are gonna get a konosuke, you really should buy the HD or white 2 steels.

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    Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the kanji on the swedish stainless konosuke gyuto 240mm is engraved or printed? I cant tell from any available pictures. Total vanity on my part, but I am curious, it adds to the beauty of the blade!

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    older versions are etched (printed) and newer ones are stamped in (engraved)

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    Thanks for the quick reply! I am sorry to see you guys dont carry the Swedish steel gyuto . I would imagine CKTG's stock would be current enough to have the stamped blades, yes?

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    [QUOTE=mdale13;16861]...I am sorry to see you guys dont carry the Swedish steel gyuto ...[QUOTE] I'm sure JKI carries the Swedish stainless line. I have one. The Ashis are just as good but the steel is a bit harder.

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    [QUOTE=tk59;16894][QUOTE=mdale13;16861]...I am sorry to see you guys dont carry the Swedish steel gyuto ...
    I'm sure JKI carries the Swedish stainless line. I have one. The Ashis are just as good but the steel is a bit harder.
    I meant the Konosuke specifically


    So I am basically down to:

    Konosuke Swedish Stainless 240mm $199-shipped

    or

    Takayuki Grand Chef Wa-Gyuto 240mm $189-shipped

    The main differences I can identify are:

    -Konosuke is SLIGHTLY thinner.
    -Konosuke's fit/finish would likely be slightly better (rounded edges, nicer handle, etc)

    Those two things are worth the $10 to me.

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    The biggest different is actually in the blade shape...I've owned both of these, but in 270 guise.

    Takayuki has more of a sheep's foot tip that is more santoku-like, and it is a taller blade overall.

    Also, I think the Konosuke price includes a saya as well.

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    Alas, the Konosuke from CKTG doesnt include a saya (I dont know why...)and that appears the be the only place where it is in stock. Ill look into the blade profile, thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seb View Post
    Hey you! Where ya been? I am around on chat but I set my account on 'Invisible' because all my students have my email.
    hey bud!!! PT sent

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