I'm looking for a thinnish/laser Gyuto knife in the 240-270mm range. Ideally Japanese handled and semi-stainless, but also considering carbon. I've been using a JCK CarbonNext Gyuto 210 and Torju DP petty for the past couple of years. Love the CN, but looking for something longer. Less in love with the stainless Torju DP.
I'm in the UK so ideally I'd like to find something through JCK or a European store as am concerned about import taxes/customs etc when buying from the US. However that might be restricting my choice to much so open to US options.
Considering a Konosuke HD2 or Masomoto KS. JCK are out of stock of the Masomoto KS but probably would have gone with that otherwise. Any other suggestions along the same lines up to $750?
Are you right or left handed?
Are you interested in a Western handle (e.g., classic Wusthof handle) or Japanese handle?
What length of knife (blade) are you interested in?
Do you require a stainless knife?
No. I'm happy looking after semi-stainless and would be interested in giving carbon a go too.
What is your absolute maximum budget for your knife?
Do you primarily intend to use this knife at home or a professional environment?
What are the main tasks you primarily intend to use the knife for
What knife, if any, are you replacing?
JCK CarbonNext Gyuto 210
Do you have a particular grip that you primarily use?
What cutting motions do you primarily use?
What improvements do you want from your current knife?
Upgrade from 210 to a 240/270. One problem I've had with the CN is that it sticks to potatoes like glue
Wood chopping board
Do you sharpen your own knives?
Yes, naniwa chosera 800, 2k & 5k