Affordable great White #1?

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Ruso, Nov 24, 2018.

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums by donating:

  1. Nov 24, 2018 #1

    Ruso

    Ruso

    Ruso

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,352
    Looking for a great white #1 gyuto. Decent grind, very good HT and affordably priced.
    What would you recommend?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2018 #2

    RDalman

    RDalman

    RDalman

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,489
    Sounds like mazaki no?
     
  3. Nov 24, 2018 #3

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    284
    Tf nashiji 210mm
     
  4. Nov 24, 2018 #4

    Anton

    Anton

    Anton

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,919
    what does decent grind mean to you?
     
  5. Nov 24, 2018 #5

    tgfencer

    tgfencer

    tgfencer

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,209
    Munetoshi/Mazaki/Hinoura/Wakui, etc. Its not a particularly rare steel so most of the go-to makers have it in their offerings.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2018 #6

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    284
    Most of them use white 2 though - for what it's worth.
    Goko hamono make some more affordable white 1 knives ...
     
  7. Nov 24, 2018 #7

    tgfencer

    tgfencer

    tgfencer

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,209
    Oops, you're right. I didn't read the OP carefully enough. Still, the treatment of the steel is more impactful on the end product then the difference between white 1 and white 2.
     
    Daizone likes this.
  8. Nov 24, 2018 #8

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Eloh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    284
    I wholeheartedly agree with that. I'm Just assuming the op has a good reason :)
     
    Ruso and tgfencer like this.
  9. Nov 24, 2018 #9

    GorillaGrunt

    GorillaGrunt

    GorillaGrunt

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2016
    Messages:
    871
    Yoshimune, Unshu Yukimitsu
     
  10. Nov 25, 2018 #10
  11. Nov 25, 2018 #11

    panda

    panda

    panda

    O.G. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    7,052
    Location:
    south florida
    dunno of too many makers using white 1 let alone affordable. there are a couple that fall under budget price range available from cktg. i dunno if they are any good however.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2018 #12

    Jville

    Jville

    Jville

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Messages:
    859
    I had a matsubura white 1 from cktg. It was a good knife for the cash. Got really thin behind the edge with good meat at the spine and a really nice distal taper on a nakiri that would compete with the best distal tapers on a gyuto. The steel was supposedly hardened to 63,64. F&F was rough.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2018 #13

    inferno

    inferno

    inferno

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    Messages:
    1,916
    doesn't mizuno tanrenjo make knives in white1?
     
    Badgertooth likes this.
  14. Nov 25, 2018 #14

    HRC_64

    HRC_64

    HRC_64

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,583
    smaller TF sizes used to be priced reasonably,
    but 240s never were 'inexpensive' ($300+)
     
  15. Nov 26, 2018 #15

    milkbaby

    milkbaby

    milkbaby

    Well-Known Doofus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,030
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    Hinoura did a run in Shiro 1 for somebody, maybe JCK?
     
  16. Nov 26, 2018 #16

    Xenif

    Xenif

    Xenif

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1,342
    Yes it was for JCK (I got one of the Nakiri from that series), although Im not sure if it was exclusive or not
     
  17. Nov 26, 2018 #17

    labor of love

    labor of love

    labor of love

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,411
    Those hinoura have been sold out for quite a while.
     
  18. Nov 26, 2018 #18

    ThinMan

    ThinMan

    ThinMan

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Messages:
    474
    Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut and NYC
    Carter Muteki are white #1 and are relatively affordable.
     
  19. Nov 26, 2018 #19

    Alexec

    Alexec

    Alexec

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2018
    Messages:
    368
    TF all the way.
    Yoshimitsu is good too.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2018 #20

    ashy2classy

    ashy2classy

    ashy2classy

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,397
    This. The nashiji line is still priced OK. I just looked up the 180 gyuto price last night and it's at $150. I loved mine when I had it. I think I may get another for a goto for quick jobs.
     
  21. Nov 26, 2018 #21

    LucasFur

    LucasFur

    LucasFur

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Messages:
    844
    Location:
    Toronto, On
  22. Nov 26, 2018 #22

    Ruso

    Ruso

    Ruso

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,352
    @Eloh thank you, I indeed have a reason why shirogami #1

    Also thanks all for pitching in. I did not have a time to look at the suggestions yet but TF seems to be well regarded.

    Merci all.
     
  23. Nov 26, 2018 #23

    Gregc

    Gregc

    Gregc

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    I'm a fan of the Goko stuff. Reasonable, good stuff in my experience.
    Greg
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder