Wakui Gyuto Question

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  1. Jul 17, 2019 #31

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    If the Kochi comes back in stock and sell out when I'm on vacation in August and have limited internet access I would be so sad
     
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    i dont have any shipping notification from the craftsman yet, so its hard to say for sure when things will be back in
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2019 #33

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    @JBroida is the 180mm gyuto still part of the Kochi line? Or just whatever you have listed on the website now? I'm gonna try to get a 240mm Kurouchi gyuto with machi if that ever comes back in stock
     
  4. Jul 18, 2019 #34

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    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.
     
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    You're right, I was thinking of the 180mm Gengetsu petty. I'm guessing that's no longer part of the line though.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2019 #36

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    yeah... 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
     
  7. Jul 18, 2019 #37

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    Ah I never got to see the various configurations gengetsu and kochi came in. I am waiting eagerly for the v2 240 to come back
     
  8. Jul 18, 2019 #38

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    Thanks. Is there a process to reserve one?
     
  9. Jul 18, 2019 #39

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    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.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2019 #40

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    @JBroida if this is an option may I jump on this ship too?
     
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    Ashy, that’s a beautiful knife. Simple, no nonsense design. Glad I bought it, it’s found a happy home!
     
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    sadly, that is not something we do. Restock notification is the best option we have.
     
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    I noticed the original listed dimension is 55mm at heel. Have they normalized to be shorter nowadays? All the recent bst listings measured around 50mm.
     
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    i'll have to check when i return to work on monday
     
  15. Jul 22, 2019 #45

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    Curious to hear this as well. Interesting that this may have changed.
     
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    yeah the biggest appeal of the kochi (among many) was a tall heel height.
     
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    There seem to be several threads from different makers that all seem to be changing their profiles often reducing the height of the heels of the knives. I wonder what is driving the changes.
     
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    I'm curious about the Kochi height as well. Really hoping the next batch would churn out monster ~53mm gyutos.
     
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    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.
     
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    @MarkC oh no, I am not qualified to answer that question. I bought my first gyuto last month lol.
     
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    I'd have to guess it's a combination of material cost and popularity. Also just maybe it's a smidge easier to make.
     
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    :) you’re on quite the roll, though.
     
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    Mine (Migaki) is 54.3mm.
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    It's from this batch.
     
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    Oops, I feel silly. I misread my calipers. It's 52.2mm. I was thinking my measurements seemed off when I posted. Should have double checked first.
     
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    @MrHiggins still nice and tall though. Do you find the cladding reactive compared to the core steel? Thanks again!
     
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    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.
     
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    I own both a 225 Kochi V2 KU and a Wakui 210 Shirogami #2 stainless clad with the red ebony handle. I also own a Kochi KU 150mm Petty. All of them are fantastic knives, the 2 gyuto's are quite different from each other for obvious reasons though, especially aesthetically and food release-wise. These are 2 knives I will probably never sell, you can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Japan messer is restocked on v2. Been staring, I want one, but I know I'll just flip it cause I'm just not about the KU life. I'll just go gamble on a tf nashiji 195mm.
     

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