Same gyuto in two different sizes?

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Is it overkill to own the same gyuto in both 210mm and 240mm, assuming you already own the 240 and it is your favorite knife? Asking for a friend. 😉
I gotta check my notes, but I think it's only overkill if you have more than 9 in any particular size. Or maybe 10.
 

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My answer to this question -
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Is it overkill to own the same gyuto in both 210mm and 240mm, assuming you already own the 240 and it is your favorite knife? Asking for a friend. 😉
With Wüsthofs expect them to have the same handle and a slightly different balance. Not so with Japanese makers, where 210 and 240 often have a totally different character. Compare the weight.
 

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Perhaps it is time to check out other blade designs? I'm sure people here could point you to a good yanagiba or honesuki, or perhaps a western-style butchering-knife if such is suited to the cooking you do.
 

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I gotta check my notes, but I think it's only overkill if you have more than 9 in any particular size. Or maybe 10.
What's this "overkill" thing you speak of? Is it a bad thing? So me having over 30 of the same size knife is this "overkill" thing? I know it made my wife mad but I didn't mean to do it. 😕
 
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