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Thread: Which Konosuke Petty, the 150mm or 180mm would better compliment my new 240mm Kon HD Gyutou?

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    Which Konosuke Petty, the 150mm or 180mm would better compliment my new 240mm Kon HD Gyutou?

    I pulled the trigger on a new Konosuke HD 240mm Wa-Gyutou in Ebony today after returning my Miyabi Birchwood.

    This is going to be my main workhorse for prep, but I was looking at their pettys for a good option while on the line.

    Out of personal experience, would anyone recommend a 150 vs a 180 paired with a 240mm?

    Im leaning towards the 180, but its out of stock.

    Thanks in advance.

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    For me the Kono HD 180 petty and 240 gyuto are excellent.
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    I got the 150mm(SS ,saved a few $$) to compliment my 240 HD and I'm very happy,but I don't think you'll go wrong either way.. Enjoy!

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    honestly, i really like the 150mm HD petty. if i want a longer knife, i'll grab a gyuto, but the 150mm easily takes the place of a paring knife, whereas a longer petty can be a bit awkward in that role. you can't go wrong with either length, though.

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    Thanks for the responses. My biggest concern is that during the lunch shift I cut a lot of protein/sandwiches on the line, so I was worried the 150 my might be a bit short and my Gyutou may be a bit long for the line putting the 180 about inbetween. I may be underestimating the length of the 150 though, I've never owned larger than 120, perhaps it could tackle the sandwiches with ease.

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    150 should be able to handle sandwiches, i would think, but if you have doubts, get the 180.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    150 should be able to handle sandwiches, i would think, but if you have doubts, get the 180.
    Yeah I would imagine so, we're just all farm to table so the bread size and menu change daily, so we will see ha. Thanks again.

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    From the sound of your use you might actually consider the 210, Kono's run pretty short. I dont think I'd want less than 180 though.
    That said, you CAN do just about anything with the 150.

    To me its one of those things where if you owned a 150 alreaedy then sure, just use it. But if you are buying anyway... something a bit longer might be better suited.
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    my 150 Kono HD is about the same size as my Shun 6 inch utility (and the Kono is much nicer [at least i think so, the fiancé prefers the Shun, but what does she know?]), so i'm not sure that the length thing is accurate with the smaller knives. the Kono 270 gyuto i once owned ran small, but the 300 Kono suji i know have is exactly the length of the 300 Yoshihiro yanagi i have.

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    oh, it could be that the suji/petty lengths run more true to size, I dont own a kono petty. I was basing that on the fact that my gyutos have been pretty short for the stated size.
    If that's the case it woudnt be so bad then. Still shorter than I would prefer I think, but not as bad as I was imagining.
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