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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:08 pm 

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While those are all gorgeous knives and I certainly wouldn't throw any of them out of my kitchen, I would probably go with either the Anryu hammered or the Masakage Yuki. Keep in mind I am going purely by looks at this point because I have not used these knives. lol That being said, I think those two would be my favorites with the Anryu pulling ahead maybe ever so slightly. But yeah, I would be proud to have any of those lookers hanging on my wall in the kitchen. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Shay - for you, I'd pick the Masakage Koishi #1. Reason: you mentioned edge retention and it's got an AS core, but it's more money.
#2: Yuki 240 (I have the 210 and it's awesome).
#3: Anryu Hammered 240.
#4:Kono SKD Tsuchime (nice knife, but hard to tell when it might be in stock again).


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:00 pm 

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"Masakage Koishi #1...it's got an AS core"

Good point, Steve. I like your list, though I might bump the Anryu up one because I love mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Yuki - I love white steel, and I like the looks.



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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:44 am 

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Again, thank you guys for your comments!
Considering my list from the first page, where would you rate the Kikuichi Swedish Warikomi Damascus Gyuto?

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kiswwadagy24.html

With me being a 6ft6'' guy i don't realy like fether-weight (i prefer at least medium weight) knives, but i thought i'll ask you guys here anyway... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:07 am 
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Shay - see Melampus' post in this thread: best-210mm-damascus-gyoto-t4003.html. He is highly experienced and he delivers impeccably written, accurate descriptions of knives and their characteristics.

You might also want to explore the Richmond Damascus 240 Gyuto - it's one heck of a knife as well: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rida24gy.html.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:40 am 
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All fantastic knives, no way to go wrong there. Pick the one you find the most attractive and go for it. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:38 pm 

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I am an Kono enthusiast, so... SKD Tsuchime


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:19 pm 

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SteveG- thank you for the links, i'm going through both of them as we speak.

OK, the Richmond Damascus is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And it looks like the specs of this very fine blade matches all of my requirements.

So far, this is the list of gyuto's i'm considering:
- Masakage Koishi 240mm
- Richmond Damascus 240mm
- Kikuichi Swedish Warikomi Damascus 240mm
- Anryu Hammered 240mm

Which one should i buy, OH GOD, WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY??


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Shay - the Richmond Damascus is very, very nice. The only think I would do, since you're 6' 6" and probably have larger hands is see if Mark might be willing to swap the handle for a full 3" version. The handle on my sample for the Quick Look video had a 2 3/4" handle circumference, measured at the ferrule/wood junction. It's a little undersized for the knife IMO. I've handled other knives from Mark with the same type of handle that was a full 3" in circumference, so Isaiah does make them in different sizes. My reference Wa handle size for Gyutos is 3" - based on measuring dozens of knives from different makers.

Same on the Kikuichi - the handle is a little undersized. My gut feeling is that the Kikuichi might be too light for your tastes. Maybe Melampus might weigh in here when he comes up for some air during his busy season. I think Mel might also have an Anryu Hammered Gyuto, so he can give his perspective on that as well.

You've got a tough choice between some spectacular knives :-).


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