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    Favorite 210 Gyuto under $300

    I am getting an education and having a wonderful time shopping for my next knife, so I was wondering what some of the favorites are and why.

    cheers,

    Dennis

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    I've switched to the "bigger-is-better" camp. For a gyuto I don't think I could now go shorter than 270; my next blade will likely be a multi-purpose, perhaps a 180 or 210 laser petty. Suddenly that size, which was my "big" board knife's length before, would feel more comfortable for hand work.
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    Dennis,

    What knives do you currently have? Are you comfortable with carbon? Westerb handle or WA?

    -Chuck

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    May not be much help, but for my favorite, I'll throw out the Kochi as being very nice for the money. I have the 240 in V2 (kurouchi) which takes and holds a nice edge. Sturdy spine and very thin behind the edge makes for a fantastic cutter. Rounded edges (spine and choil) and a nice burnt chestnut handle make it very comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    May not be much help, but for my favorite, I'll throw out the Kochi as being very nice for the money. I have the 240 in V2 (kurouchi) which takes and holds a nice edge. Sturdy spine and very thin behind the edge makes for a fantastic cutter. Rounded edges (spine and choil) and a nice burnt chestnut handle make it very comfortable.
    and theyre out of stock. its like your putting salt in a wound

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    That's funny, I never realized it, but all my favorite 210s are more than $300. How strange! There is a special challenge in making a small knife do a lot of different things well.

    The Takeda, which I feel is a fantastic 210, weighs in at the tip top of your price range. Other than that, I might have to go with my all-time-favorite budget line--Suisin Inox Western. I would say a Carter, but his aren't really Gyutos per se.

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    to fill the under $300 and awesome? Konosuke. Gengetsu. Hattori.

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    Masamoto VG series and Misono UX-10. If you want the lower end of the spectrum, Dojo stainless-sandwiched blue steel line, or Kumaguro stainless are hard to beat.

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    Takeda 210. Why? Because it cuts like a mofo. The blade is flat all the way until it widens at the spine. It is thin thin thin. No wedging. My favorite 240 gyuto is also a Takeda.

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    The Konosuke 210 gyuto is a really blade for the $. I hope one day I'll get to use a Kochi, they look fantastic.

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