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    Looking for a 270 gyuto

    I am looking to get a 270 gyuto. I would prefer an Octagonal or D handle but I am not opposed to a western handle. Carbon or semi stainless is preferred. I would like to keep it on the lighter side because this will be my first 270mm. I would like to keep it under $200, but I can stretch it a little bit for something awesome.

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    Mike

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    would a hiromoto AS (non clad, full AS) please you?

    you can get em by koki at JCK even if not officially sold. and it's cheap. western handle tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3200+++ View Post
    would a hiromoto AS (non clad, full AS) please you?

    you can get em by koki at JCK even if not officially sold. and it's cheap. western handle tho.
    what about a Carbonext?

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    I guess I was hoping to get something used or slightly abused that started out in a higher price range. I have looked at most of what I can get new for this price range. Although that Solid AS Hiromoto sounds intriguing.

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    well, full HiroAS is just what it claims: awesome bang for buck. you have experienced but not elite craft with super blue steel. probably very reactive blade tho if not cladded.

    i haven't tryed the carbonext series but everyone seems happy with them too. i suspect coqavin to be around the same frech forums i'm

    look at salty's sale there are very fancy gyutos (if left!) but expect to pay more than $200

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    Those have all been sold except for a few yanagis and a nakiri. Thats also why I put the caveat that I can stretch higher if something awesome is offered. I would have totally bought Salty's Ealy in that sale for instance.

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    and it would probably have been an awesome choice

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    It definitely would have.

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    Michael,

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    Tanaka on metal master has vg10 for 170. But if you go with blue #2 its 220. Its close, but keeps coming to mind when I see this thread.
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