180mm Stainless gyuto/petty rec

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  1. Sep 19, 2017 #1

    wbusby1

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    Coworker is looking to get a line knife that is preferrably all-stainless and 180mm, maybe 195. She hasn't expressed much opinion so far but like medium to light weight, looking to spend under $250. She mostly does push-cutting, with a little rocking. The local knife shop is trying to sell her a Masakage kiri or hikari 180mm gyuto or Shibata bunka 175mm. I don't think much of these knives and think they're way overpriced but I've never used em. She's currently using a 150 takeda SSclad petty that she likes but feels is a little short and doesn't like the reactivity for line use. Any thoughts on the 3 knives listed or other options???
     
  2. Sep 19, 2017 #2

    K813zra

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    I don't find anything wrong with quality of Masakage knives. Now, there is a current discussion going on around here as to whether or not it is sane to pay $200+ for a vg-10 knife so maybe your thoughts on that particular line being over priced have some merit. However, Tanaka makes knives in the 180-195mm range in VG-10 for loads cheaper, in yo handle. 180-195 isn't the most common of size. Ordering direct from Japan seems to turn up more options in this size.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2017 #3

    fatboylim

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    Perhaps a gesshin Heiji 180 in semi stainless? I've not tried one but I hear only good things about the steel.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2017 #4
    Gesshin Ginga 180 stainless wa-gyuto from JKI. In stock. $220.

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  5. Sep 20, 2017 #5
    I recently picked up the above GGinga in 180 stainless to use as a tall petty. I'm carrying it to off site catering events as my main there. Like.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2017 #6

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  7. Sep 20, 2017 #7
    That Yoshikane looks great. It is going to have a fantastic edge holding. I Have a different knife from them with SKD steel.
     

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