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 Post subject: Gyuto vs. Chef knife.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:04 pm 

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I went to review the Tojiro DP 240mm Gyuto, as it has been in my hands long enough to have a solid opinion. All I found was the 240" Chef Knife. I feel these are the same knives under different headings and I'm curious if/why it changed.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto vs. Chef knife.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:55 am 
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We tend to use those two terms as synonyms. Usually we use gyuto if it's from Japan but not always.

I changed the names on them. I think it's better to call them gyutos.



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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto vs. Chef knife.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:42 am 

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I think that's a great choice. if I know chefs, then they want something special. Not a knife, but a gyuto.


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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto vs. Chef knife.
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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto vs. Chef knife.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:44 am 
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Indeed, the two terms are meant to be used as synonyms. The Japanese term (牛刀-gyuutou-beef blade) references what a Chef's knife was originally designed for— to slice and disjoint large portions of beef. But I do think it's smart to differentiate the two terms, if only to distinguish the (usually) lighter, thinner Japanese style from the Western tradition.

Sujihiki/sujibiki is another one that seems to confuse people. It's a different way of reading the same character, 筋引き (although the Japanese Wikipedia entry has the pronunciation as sujibiki.)


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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto vs. Chef knife.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:41 am 

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...but then I think about it some more... Its not Gyutos To Go. Its Chef Knives To Go.

I will stick with my guts that by calling it a gyuto, it will draw more attention.


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Yeah... foreign accents are seductive. ;)



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Faster!! FASTER!!!!

What was this thread about again.... sorry guys :mrgreen:



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