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    Recommendation for Lefty Honesuki?

    I've recently been put in a position at work where I'm breaking down a lot of poultry and frenching pork chops, etc. at work. The knife enthusiast in me wants a honesuki to help me with that

    Only problem is that I'm a Lefty in a right-handed world. Where can I look for a non-custom left-handed honesuki around 6 inches under $250? Thanks everyone

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    http://www.knifemerchant.com/product.asp?productID=6848

    Or with the usual suspects on special order.

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    I'm not looking for a hankotsu. I want the extra heel of a honesuki. I like to kind of hammer hit joints and the lack of heel on the hankotsu makes that difficult

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    It's over your budget, but a Takeda, either in stainless clad or classic soft iron cladding would fit your other criteria. It's 50/50 double bevel, so it would work for a lefty, is 150 mm and heavy enough for the technique you want to use, unike most single-bevel honesuki that don't have a lot of metal behind the edge.

    Here's a pic of the heel of my stainless clad showing the grind:



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    Misono Swedish can be ordered for left-handed. Ask Mr Iwahara, Japanesechefsknife.com, koki at kencrest.us

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    I don't know what you want to spend but you could look at this one. http://www.epicedge.com/pics/87243_1_n.jpg I use this in a right handed model.

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    I'd just email Koki at JCK and ask him what he has or what he recommends, I think he would get you sorted out
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    If you're ok with double bevel, Kochi at Jon's JKI seems like an option under your budget
    http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...-honesuki.html

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