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Thread: Yusuke Sakai--Extra Thick, Extra hard 240 Gyuto

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    Yusuke Sakai--Extra Thick, Extra hard 240 Gyuto

    I was poking around ebay and came up on this listing. I have no affiliation with this seller and have never bought anything from him nor am I promoting him. I just know that many people on this forum love Yusukes and the swedish stainless, 2.8 spine and flat profile gyutos are very very rare. i know cause I waited seven months. For what its worth:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sakai-Yusuke...#ht_4708wt_861

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    I don't like that he describes this as a 'both hands' knife. I don't know of a Sakai Yusuke that doesn't have an asymmetric grind.

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    thats because this seller probably doesn't know much about knives regarding asymmetry. The four Yusuke's I have are not that asymectric anyway and he's correct, they are designed for both hands. I use and edge pro to sharpen them and I sharpen them at the same angle around 11 degrees

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    That can't be the flatter profile.

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    I knew it wouldn't be long before you posted some comment labor.

    Why do you think it isn't the flatter profile? Doubt you can tell by looking at it the photo. I can hardly tell when eyeball my two Yusuke 240 side by side.

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    I would appreciate a choil shot of a Yusuke gyuto. The eBay choil shots put up by Keiichi appear asymmetric to me. The easiest way is to stick a ruler right up against the blade and see if there is curvature away from the ruler.

    My Masamoto SW is almost perfectly flat on one side.

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    BK, They're not that asymmetric at all believe me. I've got the 240 in flat-hard swedish steel, 240 in W#2, 210 in flat-hard swedish steel and a 300 suij in hard swedish steel. like i said, I use the Edge Pro and don't change the angle when sharpening. There is some asymmetry there but its minor maybe 45/55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    I knew it wouldn't be long before you posted some comment labor.

    Why do you think it isn't the flatter profile? Doubt you can tell by looking at it the photo. I can hardly tell when eyeball my two Yusuke 240 side by side.
    I don't think it's the flat profile because its not flat lol. Pretty obvious. Look at the photos under the description. More curves than Christina Hendricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    BK, They're not that asymmetric at all believe me. I've got the 240 in flat-hard swedish steel, 240 in W#2, 210 in flat-hard swedish steel and a 300 suij in hard swedish steel. like i said, I use the Edge Pro and don't change the angle when sharpening. There is some asymmetry there but its minor maybe 45/55
    The bevels can be the same angle, doesn't mean the blade faces are symmetric as well.
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    Thanks Johnny, Good point. But since the blade faces are the same thickness on each side when compairing them to the choil (least in the Yusukes I have), would one not assume that they are symmectric?

    Labor, I'm not with ya bud. As said, I can barely tell the difference between the regular profile and the new-flatter profile with my knives side by side, handle to handle.

    Moreover, why would Yusuke make an extra thick, extra hard gyuto in a regular profile, when they know the flatter profile is very sought after?

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