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Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:09 pm

Hello,

First of all I must say I am quite very impressed with your website/store. Unbelievable selection and pricing!

SO my mother announced to me she would be buying me a knife of my choosing for my bday and christmas combined.

I have been lurking the web researching and eliminating and have come to a conclusion. (somewhat...)

I am eyeing:

1. Konosuke HD(2? what is the 2) 240mm Gyuto
2. Miyabi 7000mc 240mm (wa) Gyuto
3. Tanaka Damascus 240mm Gyuto
4. One of your m390 offerings in a 240mm Gyuto format

As you can see I am decided on 24cm Gyuto, as it is all I have used for nearly 5 years now as a line cook and could not be happier with versatility and functionality of this size.

Here is some relevant info on me:

1. I love high carbon and take amazing care of my knives (many are high carbon). They are my babies and stainless is not necessary in the slightest.
2. I like a tall knife
3. I am 6'3" tall (big hands)
4. I use waterstones

So which would you recommend based on this? (budget aside)

If you do not have enough data/info on my application I would love to provide you with more.

Much peace and love,
Zach

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:12 pm

Get the Konosuke Tall Gyuto. It's a great knife:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/koadhd24wa.html

I'm putting these on sale later today and it fits your needs perfectly.

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Tanaka Sekiso 240 is my fave knife!!

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:58 pm

Hi Tim,

I'll bet you if you tried the Kono you would change your mind. :)

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Kono HD....great knife!! :)

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:14 am

I've been eyeing the Fujiyama's and the HD's, I don't mind a slightly thicker blade as long as there is some good convexing done to it! Too many knives, not enough knife blocks right now :)

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:17 am

Ohh, Kono tall, sounds like a winner!

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:57 am

Probably going to go to with the konosuke 240mm tall. Thanks for the responses guys.

What is the difference between hd and hd2?

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:51 am

Good call!
HD2 has slightly longer flattish blade - less belly.

:)

Re: Help me choose between these 4 gyutos

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:41 pm

Great. Good to know.

Thanks.
Much love.
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