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?
There is and blueway has them and they sell out within a day. Last time there was one or two and gone pretty fast
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?
Thanks. Just to clarify, are the "flatter profile"/KS gyutos synonymous with the "thicker" ones?
Here's specs for the thicker 240mm in Flat Profile.
Japanese Sakai Yusuke White Steel Wa-Gyuto Knife 240mm Extra Thick Flat Profile
• 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
• 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.
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...
Thanks everyone, question answered.
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.
as far as i know they are not available at the moment.
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....