jporge wrote:I have my mind set on the moritaka 210 blue#2 gyuto
but while I wait for its arrival I thought Id look over other possibilities.
Im looking for a 210mm gyuto with:
* forward balance
* not too light (over 4oz)
* can hold its edge for a good time (doesnt have to be crazy long)
* more of a push cut profile
* wa handle very much desired (unless theres a yo handle knife w/ forward balance)
* carbon desired but not required
* not too fragile
I should have the 210s back in stock soon.
We're working with Shigeki Tanaka on a blue steel 210mm kurouchi wa gyuto that will be a smash hit if we can get the pricing right. Hopefully we'll have them this fall.
I have a couple other knives in the works that will fit your needs as well. Takayuki is going to offer us a kurouchi white #1 or #2 series that will be much nicer (and more expensive) than the Tojiro ITK line. We also have a couple unique 210 wa-gyutos coming from very small makers that should be interesting.