You're right, I was thinking of the 180mm Gengetsu petty. I'm guessing that's no longer part of the line though.we never made a 180 gyuto in that series. There is a 180 k-tip santoku though. I dont generally like the 180mm size for a gyuto... it kind of defeats the purpose of what a gyuto should be able to do.
Ah I never got to see the various configurations gengetsu and kochi came in. I am waiting eagerly for the v2 240 to come backyeah... a while back we had to change the way we went about having them made, and part of that limited what kinds of shapes and sizes we could do sadly
Sorry I missed this. I may be selling my 240. If you're interested send me a PM. I can't send you a PM for some reason.Wow! You may have just changed my mind! With the unpredictable waiting period for a V2 this makes those nashiji very very tempting..... what’s the grind like on your gyutos?? Tip performance? They look to be nice and sturdy, just like I like! If you don’t mind me asking, what’s the weight estimate on your particular 240?
Ashy, that’s a beautiful knife. Simple, no nonsense design. Glad I bought it, it’s found a happy home!I like them both for different reasons. Both perform really well, but the migaki is lighter and thinner. A bit less food release, but it just flies through everything. I didn't want to choose, that's why I have both. If I had to, it would probably be the nashiji because I prefer thicker and heavier blades. Again, that's a personal preference.
WAKUI MIGAKI 240
Any thoughts on why makers might be shifting to lower heel hight, less flat designs, etc. Seems to be in a lot of threads where forum members are looking to find earlier / older versions of knives with taller and flatter profiles.I'm curious about the Kochi height as well. Really hoping the next batch would churn out monster ~53mm gyutos.
I'd have to guess it's a combination of material cost and popularity. Also just maybe it's a smidge easier to make.Any thoughts on why makers might be shifting to lower heel hight, less flat designs, etc. Seems to be in a lot of threads where forum members are looking to find earlier / older versions of knives with taller and flatter profiles.
Hard to tell. It's as reactive as any iron clad knife. It gives me no special problems. It's a great knife. I went on something of a knife selling purge lately and I never considered putting this one on up.