Help me find and knife for a colleague

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  1. Oct 24, 2019 #1

    Jeffrey Kramb

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    A colleague of mine wants to find a gyuto in a blue steel with a western handle. He likes the Masamoto HC gyuto but not the edge retention, hence the blue steel. Recommendations?
     
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    Stainless or iron clad? Laser? Workhorse? In between? Budget?

    Toyama/Watanabe
    Shinko Seilan
    Ikazuchi
    Suien VC
    Tanaka from K&S
    Makoto or Yu Kurosaki
     
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    Sakai Takayuki Aoniko, there are probably more out there too
     
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    Oihishi makes western handled blue super I believe
     
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    budget is $300. Something in between a laser and workhorse. Cladding doesn't matter.
     
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    i think jck has a few different interesting series to look into.
     
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    Suien VC is a beast. More a workhorse than a lightweight. Very well made, excellent F&F. Needs a good sharpening with some thinning OOTB. Strongly right biased, good food release. Neutral balance. Excellent edge retention.
     
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