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Heavy Wa-Gyuto for about $200. Carbon ok.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:09 am

Hello Mark,
Sorry, I know you have a forum
but I forgot my password and just need quick advice.

I wanted a wa gyuto at 240mm thats heavier than regular wa gyutos (6oz +)

Wondering if the geometry of the tojiro mioroshi 240mm deba would work as a gyuto and if its single bevel or 50-50.

Also if you have any other knives you could recommend.
(240mm wa gyuto,6 oz+, under $200, stainless doesnt matter)

Re: Heavy Wa-Gyuto for about $200. Carbon ok.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:18 am

Try this, it's thick and heavy and under your price with great steel and a really nice hamon pattern on the blade.

Re: Heavy Wa-Gyuto for about $200. Carbon ok.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:40 am

Richmond 52100 Ultimatum is great.

Compared to a Sabatier it's the wa version of "same goodness but much more so."

First, the negative: Despite the promise of "blade polishing... by Shaun Fernandez," there were tool marks on my blade left by Lamson's CnC grinding machine; and the one major criticism of the knife is would be "piss poor cosmetics."

Other than the the tool marks, F&F was excellent on the crowning and handle (also by Shaun), and the OOTB edge quality was pretty good.

Excellent edge taking and holding, the knife is robust enough to stand up to just about anything. And yes, I split chickens with it even though it's stupid. But, y'know... so far so good. The knife is pleasant and easy to sharpen, and has excellent edge holding. It's so robust, versatile, and comfortable, with such a pleasant feel on the board (Sabatier cloned geometry), it's knocked my carbon Sabatiers out of my rotation. My other two go-to gyuto are Konosukes, and I'd rate the Ultimatum as "just as good but different" which is saying a helluva lot.

At the time I bought it I was also considering a Masamoto KS. While the KS is one of the best gyutos ever made, it does more or less the same things in more or less the same ways as the Konos. The Ultimatum fits my set better, and since you're specifically looking for something heavier than 6oz, my read is that it will fit yours as well.

They haven't been in stock for quite awhile. If and when they'll be in stock again... quien sabe? Ask Mark. Forcefully.

Last edited by boar_d_laze on Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Heavy Wa-Gyuto for about $200. Carbon ok.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:57 pm

Shaun is sending me more soon, hopefully this week.

Re: Heavy Wa-Gyuto for about $200. Carbon ok.

Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:56 am

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