TamanegiKin, that beauty is a 6.9 sun IP funayuki (Kurouchi) with ironwood scales and red fiber liners. It has Copper G10 lamiate bolster and the height is 47mm.
Did I miss anything, Rick?
Thanks Lefty, that is one bad knife right there!
With $500 to use... as my *only* gyuto, I'd go with a DT ITK. I've been really happy with mine for those times when I want a stainless steel blade to use. Either that or a Konosuke Fujiyama - love that to use that thing. Have a bit left over from the $500 to spare, too.
But if it's a gyuto to join a stable of other gyutos already on-hand... for me, I'd go for a Watanabe because I've never tried one and I'm curious. But if I stick with blades I've used, I'd still say either a DT or a Kono Fujiyama. Haven't put in enough time with a Carter to join that bandwagon just yet
KS 240 Masamoto and save $200 for weed. (Humboldt County Purple Haze)
No offense to Marko (sorry bro) but are you guys serious? He's never made one?
Salty: He offers a 100% guarantee satisfaction or money back.
And he has made lots of knives, he has not just hit the marked