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    Balance Pionts

    On gyutos in particular I never paid much attention but I find that a balance point about 1" down the blade feels best to me as this is where my index finger ends up. Is there a consensus on this or is it personal preference? I find that a balance point any closer to the handle forces me to adjust my grip. (Can you imagine what these compulsions sound like to the rest of the world?)
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    There is no consensus, but I am with you on that one.

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    I prefer things on the blade heavy side, as for a location of that balance point for me it depends on the knife and what I intend to do with it.

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    I dunno about having to adjust my grip but most folks I know like a somewhat blade heavy knife, at least for large, all arounders.

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    My best-balanced knife is a DT petty. I know it has a balance point, but it doesn't seem to, it just feels perfectly neutral. This is in contrast to knives like the Kono petty, which feel like they don't have a blade, and most other pettys, which feel blade-heavy to me (only in comparison to the DT, though).

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    I'm also the same with a forward balance, let the knife work for me.
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    Blade heavy.

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    Forward balance feels best in my hand as well. This made me think of a related question. I prefer heavy knives, but not the thick spined German profiles like Wusthof. I know you could look at taller knives like Takeda, but I am wondering if there are other considerations, such as the actual steel, that keep the weight up without adding excessive thickness?

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    This could be closely related to Wa vs. Western...

    I too like a forward balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namaxy View Post
    Forward balance feels best in my hand as well. This made me think of a related question. I prefer heavy knives, but not the thick spined German profiles like Wusthof. I know you could look at taller knives like Takeda, but I am wondering if there are other considerations, such as the actual steel, that keep the weight up without adding excessive thickness?
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