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    How many gyuto?

    No, not how many do you own, but do you use more than one as part of your regular kit, be it home or work. The reason I ask is that I was looking at Marko's essential knives thread and saw it was pretty common to use a combination of chef knives, which kind of surprised me. What is the thinking, and how do you come up with a pair? In other words, what do you look for in each?

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    Senior Member brainsausage's Avatar
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    Lots of pros will have 210's for the line(due to lack of space during service), and longer gyutos for destroying prep. I like having a laser for fast julienne/dice. And a workhorse for the rest of my prep.
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    I have a 210, 240 and 270 at work pretty much all the time or an 8", 10" and 12" depending on if I'm working vintage or custom that week. I have a paring knife, birds beak and a little utility/honesuki thing that I use to clean strip steaks and such.
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    I use a 210, 2x 240, and 1 to 2 270 at the bare minimum at work.

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    minimalist here, 1 240 that's it

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    2x 240's and 1x 270 in my work kit, thinking of adding a 180 or 210 gyuto shortly.

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    I don't think you guys read the opening post...
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    I typically keep a 240 and either 270 or 300 in my work kit. Really, it's just a matter of what's jazzing me at any given time. More often than not, I keep a laser 240 and the longer blade is a bit beefier.

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    I have a stainless 210 for when a carbon gyuto can be a pain. I have a laser for speed work and a workhorse for the heavy lifting stuff both in 240. A 270 for times when I really want to go through a load quickly but mostly for shits and giggles.

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    1 @ 210 (laser), 1@ 270. Will add a 240 if I feel I'm going to work in tight quarters.
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