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    Anyone have any experience with this yanagiba?

    Sukenari Hon Kasumi White Steel No.2 Series Yanagiba

    https://japanesechefsknife.com/colle...yanagiba-knife

    Looking to get my first yanagiba. I like the JKI Uraku but it is sold out in 240, and I would prefer a d shapped handle. The Masamoto KK and KS look nice but for my first one a bit pricy.


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    should be a solid choice given that its a sukenari


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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    Thanks Jon, should have mentioned im looking for a 240.
    I corrected my post.

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    Ahhh... that makes sense. Just a friendly heads up, 240mm is a bit short for a yanagiba for most people

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    Thanks, just a home cook, not going to do whole loins, just smaller portions for sushi. Thinking a 240 (235) will be just about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafox View Post
    Thanks, just a home cook, not going to do whole loins, just smaller portions for sushi. Thinking a 240 (235) will be just about right.
    You might be surprised how much of a difference that extra 30mm can make when trying to make nice even, clean cuts. Length in a slicer is much more important than in a gyuto IME. I’ve gotten plenty done with a 180 mini-gyuto prep wise over a long shift, but that wouldn’t translate to slicer specific tasks by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafox View Post
    Thanks, just a home cook, not going to do whole loins, just smaller portions for sushi. Thinking a 240 (235) will be just about right.
    Length is just part of the equation. The weight of the knife enters into it as well. It's not like using a sujihiki; with a yanagiba you let the weight of the knife do a lot of the work. A heavier knife just makes it easier to cut. I'm only a home cook, and my first yanagiba was a 240, and it didn't take long for me to move up to a 270. I should have started with a 300, which is what I have now.
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    Rick, as always, fills in the blanks and gives all the useful info that the rest of us forget to mention!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I'm only a home cook, and my first yanagiba was a 240, and it didn't take long for me to move up to a 270. I should have started with a 300, which is what I have now.
    That's called progress(ion) i ended up with a 330 when i started cutting tuna slabs ard 3 to 4kg weight/size 3 to 4 times a year... Skipped the 300mm though ~z


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