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Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:35 am

I've been using a Tojiro DP 240 gyuto for the past 2 years and would like to upgrade to a 270 gyuto because I do a lot of prep during the day. I work in high end catering so stainless steel is probably preferred and I'm open to either a wa or yo handle type. I was planning to spend around $200, maybe a little more if necessary. I've been sharpening the Tojiro on Shapton glass stones (320, 1,000 and 4,000). The Richmond Ultimatum looks promising. Any suggestions you have would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:47 am

The Ultimatum is a great knife, I think you'd really like it. Another you should consider is the Kohetsu, a lot of knife for the price. AS core in stainless clad: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/koaosu27gy.html
Another would be the Tanaka Damascus, excellent grind. It is all carbon if that matters: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakagyuto.html

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:53 am

For a Wa handle I'd go with the Kohetsu, everyone seems to love them and AS will give awesome edge retention

For a western handle you could look at the hiromoto which also has AS or for a little more the masamoto which is fully stainless

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:53 pm

By Ultimatum, you mean this one, yes:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/riulst25gy.html

or this one:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/riulae240gym.html

Not the Konosuke HD version?!?!

The Ultimatum is praised by nearly every one who owns it. It's more of a robust knife at the edge....not a super thin edge, so it can take some abuse better than the "laser" knives".

The Kono HD version is quite a bit above your budget, but certainly a really great knife.

Another good, sub $200, stainless, 270mm option is the Takayuki Grand Chef:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagrchwa27.html

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:04 pm

DAVEY <> Up the ante $40 for this<--link. This is a quintessential profile in incredible semi-stainless steel that will not react though it can "stain" with grey watermarks. This knife is a fantastic medium-weight with great F&F that will excel in your application. Trust me on this one.

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Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Davey - if Melampus says "Trust me on this one", you would be a wise man to do exactly that ;-).

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:21 pm

Holy crap....how dare I forget the TKC?!?!?!

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:38 pm

Are you losing your edge Adam? I was waiting for the TKC reco from you :-).

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:39 pm

:) No, absolutely not!!!

That's my final answer.

Re: Looking for professional 270 gyuto recommendation

Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:50 pm

Adam Marr wrote:Holy crap....how dare I forget the TKC?!?!?!

+1 :oops:
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