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    Which Yanagiba

    Looking for my next purchase up to $400 will be primarily used for slicing of fish, I do like the rustic finish so have included the Takeda and Moritaka are there any standouts at this price point or have I missed anything?

    http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...yanagiba.html#

    Moritaka 240mm Damascus aogami super steel

    Takeda 245mm Aogami super steel kurouchi finish

    and finally a Watanabe Professional Yanagiba in Blue Steel.

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    I believe the Takeda and Moritaka are double-beveled blades despite being called yanagis. They will not perform traditional sashimi slicing tasks as well as a single beveled blade.

    The Gesshin Hide knives get great reviews, but I have not seen or used one myself. You might also take a look at Yoshihiro (both the knives that are listed on Japanese Knife Imports and the "hongasumi" series that you can find on ebay).

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    Many thanks certainly something to consider re; the single bevel, from my limited experience I do like the more rustic finish though will look at all suggestions.

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    you should call Jon at JKi. i picked up a 270mm Kochi kurouchi yanagiba from him and it's beautiful. i don't see them on his website anymore but maybe he can order you one.

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    Just ordered the 300mm Gesshin Hide from Jon. Will let you know how it is when it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechler View Post
    Just ordered the 300mm Gesshin Hide from Jon. Will let you know how it is when it arrives.
    We will need pictures Bechler!
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    Wouldn't the double bevels just be a suji.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechler View Post
    Just ordered the 300mm Gesshin Hide from Jon. Will let you know how it is when it arrives.
    Awesome. I'm looking forward to a review and pics!

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    I'm very curious too...I'm eyeing the 270

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechler View Post
    Just ordered the 300mm Gesshin Hide from Jon. Will let you know how it is when it arrives.
    That's cool bechler and it would be even more cool if you get the blond horn one. And lots of pictures please.

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