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Help me decide on a honesuki

Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:34 pm

Hi,
I have ordered from you before (borosilicate rod - amazing!!)

I am trying to decide on a honesuki knife. I have never owned one before and I am buying it primarily to break down chickens and duck. I am a sharpening novice, but have been practicing more and more. Edge retention and ease of sharpening are primary considerations. I don't mind having to wipe it down right away if necessary.

I'd like to keep it under $300.

These are the ones I was looking at, but a little guidance would be appreciated:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/makoho15.html
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/funahoocha.html
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mayuho15.html

Thank you!
Eric

Re: Help me decide on a honesuki

Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:53 pm

This was actually posted on my behalf. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Help me decide on a honesuki

Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Hi Eric,

So the Koishi and Yuki are made by the same blacksmith. I can't remember if it's the same sharpener as well. I really like the finish on the Yuki and that would be my choice out of the 3 knives you listed. I love the way white #2 sharpens and it's less money and I like the finish used too.

Re: Help me decide on a honesuki

Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:45 pm

Thanks for the reply! Does the Yuki come sharp OOTB?

Re: Help me decide on a honesuki

Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:44 pm

Oh yeah! All Masakages normally come extremely sharp OOTB. :-)
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