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    WTB 210 gyuto or santoku- stainless or semi-stainless

    Looking to buy a decent knife as a birthday present for my brother in law and this is what he wants. He prefers a knife with a tad more heft so no lasers or highly thinned knives. Western handles preferred, but wa handles are ok too. No highly assymetrical grinds, but a slight bias may be ok.
    Entertaining all options, but must be in good condition (as this is a gift)

    My max budget is $150, but I'd like to keep it under that.

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    I'd buy a new knife if I were you. Gonna be hard to find something in the 210mm range with any heft to it. The heaviest 210mm gyuto I've held with a western handle was probably a Mac. Good luck with your search!
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    A Mac woul be a great choice, actually. What about a Glestain from Korin?
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    Ah I didn't think about the glestain! That is a beefy gyuto!
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    What do you mean by a "tad" more heft? Like Wusthof/Henckels heft? Or just not a laser? And, is your brother in law a lefty?
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    The Germans happen to be strongly handle hefty. I can't believe that's what you meant. I still believe the Hiromotos are a great introduction to Japanese knives.

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    Good call on the Hiromoto! They're great. So good, I forgot! Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayeung74 View Post
    No highly assymetrical grinds, but a slight bias may be ok.
    I love my Glestain buuuutttt the comment above is the only reason I would not recommend one. On a side note, I still love them.

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    Oops, I missed that.
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