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    symmetrical gyuto

    Some friends were just round and playing with my CarboNext 210 gytuo and they said they wanted one.
    Problem is he is left- and she right-handed.
    I pointed out it was a problem.
    He said it was fine.

    So - either I just point them to the JCK site and tell them to get a CarboNext, or you guys tell me a nice symmetrical gyuto they could buy. Probably semi or totally stainless, ideally one that I wont have to be sharpening for them every three weeks...

    We are in UK so a JCK knife would be nice....

    Thanks

    Robert

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    budget? =D

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    If he says that the asymmetry isn't a problem, then let them get a Carbonext. Then get a synthetic aoto from Maksim at JNS and teach one of them how to strop on it to extend the time that you have to sharpen it.

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    Budget I guess in the CarboNext range with a bit of leeway.

    I don't mind him having a CarboNext if he says he isn't worried by wrong handed assymmetry, but I would be happier to recommend a knife they could both use properly.

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    Tanaka blues are pretty ambidextrous. I have one, and my sous has one and he is left handed. I am not sure if that is the same with the VG10 or ginsanko line. Also the gesshin Uraku 210 gyuto looks pretty symmetric except for the bevel and that is neither a big deal nor hard to fix. But considering carbonext is on sale at JCK right now for $105 it is going to be hard to beat.
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    Most left-handed are used to blades that are not exactly ideal to them. Get the Carbonext, attenuate its asymmetry a bit by recentering the edge a little and convex the left face, and you have a pretty neutral blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    Most left-handed are used to blades that are not exactly ideal to them. Get the Carbonext, attenuate its asymmetry a bit by recentering the edge a little and convex the left face, and you have a pretty neutral blade.

    Sounds good to me, I will send them a link!

    Thanks all.

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