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Thread: Santoku for a lefty?

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    Santoku for a lefty?

    hi-
    is there such a thing as a santoku for a lefty in the $100 range? clad or stainless would be preferred. i searched the forum for lefty threads but could notfind any?i'm leaning towards recommending a Hiromoto AS but if there are lefty specific knives out there, i'd appreciate recos from left handed folks
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    I don't think that I have ever seen a "handed" santoku.
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    Most santoku's are double beveled and probably in the range of 50/50. There may be some that are 60/40 on a slight right hand bias, but not enough to make it noticable. Anything in that range would be relatively easy to turn. Unless you are thinking an Usuba I would not worry about it.

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    Just dont get a D shaped handle since most are handed for rightys

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    Just send Koki/JCK an email and ask him about a lefty Hiromoto AS Santoku. He says on the site that all models are available left handed. That was not the case when I bought a righty 270 gyuto a few years back and the grind is very righty oriented and in no way possible to really adjust for a lefty.

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    thanks everyone. i know this is an odd request, but i'll refer my co-worker to Koki
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    And to gyutos??? Just kidding :P
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    Santokus are not assymetrically ground.

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    Did you handle one? Gyutos, sujis and even the petties in the Hiromoto AS line are asymmetrically ground..... why should the Santokus be the exception?

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    I thought the Masahiro santoku I had was asymmetrically ground and I'm absolutely certain the edge was ground asymmetrically.

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