I bought my 240 Mizuno Gyuto to work in with a small stable of others, it rose to the top everyday as my workhorse -i loved it so - re handled it after a year - thought we'd be together forever. But I have sharpened, n thinned it too much in four years - it is no longer the all arounder it once was - only 40mm at the heel now, closer to 210mm than 240 heel to tip, w/o heft it once had - it is a line knife now(albeit, best one in the world). Now I need new gyuto.
I am on the shelf for the next 6 weeks with a torn achilles - so there is no sense of urgency here - but when i return to work, it will be with a new knife in my hand.
So, if you were me, would you buy a brand new version of the Mizuno or would you get out there and try something new?
Other knives under consideration - Masamoto KS, KAto, Shigefusa or maybe I can swoop in and score a Marko. Open to any other suggestions too.
This is my main man. No longer the workhorse Gyuto.
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