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Thread: Masamoto vs Shigefusa Gyuto Profile Preferences

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    Masamoto vs Shigefusa Gyuto Profile Preferences

    Both are great profiles, selecting either comes to personal preferences.

    So, which one do you prefer?


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    Senior Member turbochef422's Avatar
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    I love them both and prefer the one that I have in my hand at the moment. I think masamoto might edge it out but I love the shig too. Don't know what your looking for in this question but I wouldn't change your profile at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbochef422 View Post
    I love them both and prefer the one that I have in my hand at the moment. I think masamoto might edge it out but I love the shig too. Don't know what your looking for in this question but I wouldn't change your profile at all
    +1 i feel exactly the same way...

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    I can tell you that the last two custom makers I've commissioned work from have been sent a profile stencil that is 100% Shigefusa. That being said I have never owned a Masamoto so my opinion is a moot point
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    My profile is a hybrid of the two.

    Of course, I am curios about preferences as I am trying to decide what profile to select for my heavy gyuto.

    Most Japanese heavy gyutos on the market have Shigefusa-like profile with a slightly dropped heel.


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    Shig all the way. I have been using the Masomoto extensively lately just trying to make myself like it and pulled out the Shig on a whim the other night. I forgot the joy that blade gives me. I just prefer a knife with a higher profile.

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    Profile I prefer my Masamoto. Geometry I prefer my shigefusa. You have seen both of the ones I own, and they are better for it.

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    I don't own a shig, but my yoshikane kasumi is not far off. I think that the taller profile and the higher nose suit a more hefty blade, whilst masamoto-esque profiles suit a svelte, nimble knife.

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    Masamoto is great for fine work, but isn't the all arounder that the Shig is IMO. It's profile is more conducive to a wide variety of tasks. If we were talking grind- the Shig beats the living crap outta the Masamoto all day long.
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    I agree, both great profiles, but as you probably know already that the shig's profile supports it's geometry well.

    When I owned both I'd use the shig 240, which is a big knife, for prep work and the Masamoto for line work. It just happened to be better suited for my line.

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