Been lurking this forum forever, and have some advice questions for all you knowledgeable weirdos. I posted this in the CKTG forum too, wanted to post it here as well to get advice from outside the shop and see if there are knives from elsewhere I should be considering
I am in the market for a petty to use as my primary line knife. I know I want carbon, and would prefer a Japanese handle as Iíd like to try one out, but would be okay with western. 150 length, as Iím looking for something that wonít get in the way on the very tight line I work on.
Iím left handed
I do have sharpening supplies and am slowly starting to not suck at it. Waterstones. I have a medium and a couple fine, and am getting some honing supplies. At some point down the road Iíll pick up a rough, but want to make sure I know what Iím doing before I get that aggressive.
Hereís what Iíve been looking at and why I havenít pulled the trigger on any of them. Looking for feedback on my choices and other options I may have missed.
Konosuke White #2 petty 150 Ė this looks awesome and is basically in my price range, but Iíve heard itís extremely thin. I like thin, but I want something thatís versatile as I may end up doing any number of chores with it. And not everyone working on my line is very careful with knives, so Iím worried about the fragility?
Tojiro ITK kurouchi petty 150 Ė Iíd be psyched to not spend a bunch of money, I can always get something fancier down the road if I decide I love petties. The big issue is the d grip. I understand I could sand down the handle to make it oval, but is the ferrule also d-shaped? That would probably be weird
Moritaka Supreme petty 150 Ė starting to get to be more than I want to spend, for one. Also Iíve heard on other forums about grind issues with Moritaka.
Kanehiro petty 150 Ė definitely more than I want to spend. Again, this is for use on a busy line with a lot of people who arenít very careful with their gear, so Iím hesitant to spend a lot and then be freaking out on people for looking at my knife the wrong way.
So thatís my list. Feedback? Iím also interested on if any of them have more or less symmetrical grinds. I understand theyíre all 50/50 bevels, but are they also 50/50 grinds?
For point of reference, other knives in my slowly building kit are:
Hiromoto AS 210 gyuto (ordered with lefty bevel from JCK)
Henckels 210 chef knife, donít know what model
Fujiwara FKH 270 carbon gyuto (ordered with levty bevel from JCK)
CCK 1301 cleaver (ordered recently from CKTG, sweet!)
Shun small paring knife