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 Post subject: Looking for a Companion to my Lasers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:35 pm 

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I have a couple lasers, all of which have a spine width of 2mm or thinner above the heel. I love using these lasers as my go to knives, however sometimes I feel that they are a little "delicate" for everyday work. Essentially, I find myself reaching for a beater knife all too often.

My question is, is there a 240mm gyuto out there that I can use and not be afraid of taking down some butternut squash or the like? I'm not looking for something to handle chicken bones or anything like that, just a nice happy medium. Will something like a Moritaka, which has a spine thickness of almost 3mm make much of a difference compared to 2mm?

Here are some guidelines...
1. LEFT handed
2. Primary push cut (though i do occasionally rock for herbs, etc.)
3. Prefer carbon
4. Fairly proficient at sharpening
5. I would love to have a budget of 150-200, but negotiable


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Companion to my Lasers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Let us know which Lasers you currently own to help make a better assessment for you. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Companion to my Lasers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:41 pm 

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Takayuki Grand Chef 240 and Suisin Honyaki 240


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Companion to my Lasers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:43 pm 

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Oh and I forgot to mention I'm all about the Wa handle. Not particularly interested in western.

By the way, thanks for the quick reply Mr. Knife Fanatic


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a Companion to my Lasers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:26 pm 

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I would recommend the richmond damascus. A more substantial blade than most of the lasers without being so wide that it wedges. Has a fantastic grind on the knife as well. Looks great as a bonus. The one word of caution I will give you is that the handle is far too thin for a blade of it's weight and I would recommend changing it out.


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