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    Home cook here. I'm definitely trending towards smaller knives.

    My 240 knives tend to stay in the rack. My most used knife is a 180 Watanabe gyuto. Really great knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XooMG View Post
    Smaller knives just suit the way I do most of my cutting.

    In the not so distant future I'll probably do a kind of review/comparison of various smaller all-purpose knives, since they don't really get as much attention. Perhaps a little teaser?



    OT but how do you rate the edge properties of the Takamura to the Carter?


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    Home cook here, but will take a 270 any day of the week. Rarely reach for anything else

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    180 - Yoshikane SKD Hammered Gyuto

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    don't like dinky knives, but at home use a little one cause it doesnt take up much space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick alen View Post
    OT but how do you rate the edge properties of the Takamura to the Carter?
    This is something I'm going to describe in more detail when I do my reviews, but I think there are few surprises, unless one is suckered by hyperbole. Powdered stainless requires a little more work to get a great edge on, but holds a good edge for a fairly long time.

    Admittedly I don't really notice night-day differences in my knives' edge longevity or in maximum attainable sharpness, and therefore don't give them so much emphasis.

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    I am a home cook and I always use a 240, even though my kitchen isn't that big.

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    I vastly prefer 240 over 210 for most stuff, but I like having my 210 be more of a tougher/workhorse knife. I wouldn't want to go any smaller unless I was really pressed for space

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    Personally I prefer using my 210 gyuto or 180 santoku at work for most tasks espically when on the line, unless I need to prep tons of stuff then its time for the 240's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    don't like dinky knives, but at home use a little one cause it doesnt take up much space.
    Even at work would see some guys using small knives, 240mm my favorite, however also kept a 270 in my kit for some jobs. Have a large endgrain at home mostly still use the 240mm

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