Thanks so much For the tips. so many knives to buy...so little time.
Uh oh. The bug has hit.
Originally Posted by Ucmd
Originally Posted by tk59
I'm very pleased with my recent acquisition of an Ashi 150mm petty. Even though it's the standard line, it's a pleasure to sharpen and a superb value. Edge retention is no problem because it rarely hits the cutting board, and never with any force. F&F is really fantastic (though no rounded choil/spine). If budget is at all a concern, I'd opt for the cheaper, non-Gesshin petty and put the $45 towards the gyuto.
Originally Posted by obtuse
Tanaka's blue#2 150-160mm wa-petty is freakin' wonderful; real sharp OOTB, exceedingly thin and not very reactive.