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    Unhappy Sakai Yusuke Thick vs. Thin?

    I'm a bit confused about the Sakai Yusuke gyutos in White #2. I've heard smatterings about the forum that there is a thicker, more substantial version, and a thinner, laser-like version. The 270mms on bluewayjapan appear to have a 2.4mm wide spine, which is definitely in the laser category. Does anyone know if there is a more substantial model and, if there is, if it still has the Masamoto KS profile, and finally where it can be purchased?

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    There is and blueway has them and they sell out within a day. Last time there was one or two and gone pretty fast

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    dannynyc, the word is that these "thicker" 2.8 gyutos are running behind...many of us have been waiting over 6 monthes for them. a couple have popped up every now again on blue way but they sell instantly. you can just make a custom order with blue way if you really want to but you may have to wait quite a while. blue way refers to the KS profile as the "flatter profile" . Keiichi is the guy that runs blueway, and he is pretty quick at answering questions. maybe you could ask him for an ETA?

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    Thanks. Just to clarify, are the "flatter profile"/KS gyutos synonymous with the "thicker" ones?

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    Here's specs for the thicker 240mm in Flat Profile.

    Japanese Sakai Yusuke White Steel Wa-Gyuto Knife 240mm Extra Thick Flat Profile

    FEATURES

    • Brand---Sakai Yusuke
    • Blade--- Double-Beveled Yasuki ShiroKouNo.2(White No.2 Steel) made from iron-sand/Hitachi Metal
    • Handle---Octagon Hou Wood(Magnolia) with buffalo horn collar
    • Blade Length---235mm(9.3")/from tip to heel
    • Blade Length---245mm(9.6")/from tip to handle
    • Total Length---385mm(15.2")
    • Spine Thickness---2.8mm/at heel
    • Blade Height---47mm(1.9")/at heel
    • Weight---170gr(5.6oz)
    • Hardness---61-62 HRC
    • Sharpning---Both edges evenly
    • Care---Hand wash with mild soap. Do not place in dishwasher.
    Wash with mild soap first time to remove protective material.
    • Note---Do not use to any frozen foods

    I have not seen a Thick non-Flat knife offered by Keiichi/bluewayjapan. Might require a special order.

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    theres flatter profile 2.4mm spine thickness gyutos(lasers) and flatter profile 2.8 thickness spine gyutos...i think the 2.8 spines are going to cost a little bit more than the 2.4 spines...

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    Thanks everyone, question answered.

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    Actually, sorry, I do have one nagging question, are the lasers currently available based on the KS profile? They don't say anything about a "flatter profile," but the photos make them look damn similar to the KS.

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    as far as i know they are not available at the moment.

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    The 240s that are available aren't flatter profiled, I already asked. But the "regular" profile is a little flatter than they used to be IMO and others....

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