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    Which 240mm wa-gyuto in $200-$300 range? Flat-ish profile

    LOCATION
    USA


    KNIFE TYPE
    What type of knife are you interested in (e.g., chef’s knife, slicer, boning knife, utility knife, bread knife, paring knife, cleaver)?
    Wa gyuto 240mm

    Are you right or left handed?
    Right

    Are you interested in a Western handle (e.g., classic Wusthof handle) or Japanese handle?
    Japanese

    What length of knife (blade) are you interested in (in inches or millimeters)?
    240mm

    Do you require a stainless knife? (Yes or no)
    No

    What is your absolute maximum budget for your knife?
    $300



    KNIFE USE
    Do you primarily intend to use this knife at home or a professional environment?
    Home

    What are the main tasks you primarily intend to use the knife for (e.g., slicing vegetables, chopping vegetables, mincing vegetables, slicing meats, cutting down poultry, breaking poultry bones, filleting fish, trimming meats, etc.)? (Please identify as many tasks as you would like.)
    All around chef knife

    What knife, if any, are you replacing?
    None but adding to Gesshin Ginga white #2 210mm

    Do you have a particular grip that you primarily use? (Please click on this LINK for the common types of grips.)
    Pinch

    What cutting motions do you primarily use? (Please click on this LINK for types of cutting motions and identify the two or three most common cutting motions, in order of most used to least used.)
    Push cutting and slicing

    What improvements do you want from your current knife? If you are not replacing a knife, please identify as many characteristics identified below in parentheses that you would like this knife to have.)
    I want something with a bit flatter profile than the Ginga. A little less belly.

    Better aesthetics (e.g., a certain type of finish; layered/Damascus or other pattern of steel; different handle color/pattern/shape/wood; better scratch resistance; better stain resistance)?
    No prefs.

    Comfort (e.g., lighter/heavier knife; better handle material; better handle shape; rounded spine/choil of the knife; improved balance)?
    Lightish

    Ease of Use (e.g., ability to use the knife right out of the box; smoother rock chopping, push cutting, or slicing motion; less wedging; better food release; less reactivity with food; easier to sharpen)?
    Good food release would be great. Reactivity not an issue. Carbon preferred.

    Edge Retention (i.e., length of time you want the edge to last without sharpening)?
    I can sharpen as needed

    KNIFE MAINTENANCE
    Do you use a bamboo, wood, rubber, or synthetic cutting board? (Yes or no.)
    Wood end block

    Do you sharpen your own knives? (Yes or no.)
    Yes

    If not, are you interested in learning how to sharpen your knives? (Yes or no.)

    Are you interested in purchasing sharpening products for your knives? (Yes or no.)

    SPECIAL REQUESTS/COMMENTS
    Looking for a longer friend for the Ginga with a flatter profile. Ease of sharpening a plus as I'm just learning to sharpen.

    Thanks!

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    Senior Member Seb's Avatar
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    Sakai Takayuki Grand Cheff Wa is pretty flat. Dead ringer for Masamoto HC profile I noticed, when I had em side by side.

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    Senior Member Mrmnms's Avatar
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    I would put a Yoshikane on the list. Core steel is rust resistant but not carbon. Epicurean Edge carries it.

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    Thanks, guys. I'd prefer carbon but appreciate the suggestions!

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    Senior Member Baby Huey's Avatar
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    I just ordered a Konosuke 270mm Gyuto in HD2 but I think they are out of stock on their whites and blues for 240mm Gyutos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Huey View Post
    I just ordered a Konosuke 270mm Gyuto in HD2 but I think they are out of stock on their whites and blues for 240mm Gyutos.
    From where?

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    Senior Member Baby Huey's Avatar
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    Still new here, but think putting links to websites is frowned upon. You can google the name of the knives to find dealers that carry them. That goes for all the knives mentioned.

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    Awesome deal in b/s/t right now on a Watanabe gyuto with kiriksuke tip! Will be gone quick.
    one man gathers what another man spills...

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    240mm carbon, semi light weight and with a flattish profile for under $300? how about a kochi?

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    Too bad a Masamoto KS is slightly above your price range.
    -Matt

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