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    Recommend me a new knife, $400 or so budget

    I think it's about time i treated myself to a new knife.

    Requirements are:

    gyuto
    at least 240mm at the edge
    carbon or stainless
    western or wa
    $400 budget, maybe a bit more for something real nice

    i allready own a suisin honyaki, so i'm not really looking for another lazer.


    Yes i know i've just described pretty much most knives in my remit, but this time i'm looking for something a bit special and unique. Also something that will cut through everthing like it's soft butter would be nice.

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    Get a 270 Masamoto KS gyuto and spend the extra cash on a custom handle.

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    If you can find one, a Shigefusa kasumi. Otherwise look at a Yoshikane Tamamoku from AframesTokyo. It's almost, but not quite, the equal of a Shigefusa.

    http://yhst-27988581933240.stores.ya...-v9122402.html

    I bought Bao's a while back, and it's a performer.

    http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/sh...hp?tid/877691/

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    If you're not looking for a laser, I can't recommend anything better than the Akitada Hontanren Mizuno, either 240 or 270. Great knife.

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    absolutely. i adore my 270 Mizuno blue. mine was much thinner than expected (2.85mm spine and quite thin behind the edge, ymmv on that), and is a great performer. the handle on the Mizuno was really rough and, even after finishing it myself, i still bought a Keller handle for it. it's not a laser (i have a Konosuke 270 white #2 to compare it to), but it cuts great and takes an incredible edge. feels great in the hand. just a great knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    Get a 270 Masamoto KS gyuto and spend the extra cash on a custom handle.
    Please do this. The KS is probably what I've lusted after the most, yet I don't need another gyuto...so I want to live vicariously through you. Do it!

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    I second Shigefusa or Yoshikane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    I second Shigefusa or Yoshikane.
    How much can you get a 240 Shig wa-gyuto for? Is direct the best way to get one?

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    How much can you get a 240 Shig wa-gyuto for? Is direct the best way to get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    I second Shigefusa or Yoshikane.
    +1 on the Shigefusa. The best cutting performer I have ever tried.
    http://***********************/2011/01...shoot-out.html
    http://***********************/2011/01...40-kasumi.html

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