No, it's not as easy to sharpen as AEB-L.
It's not overly difficult to sharpen though.
My complaint with the UX10 is, price aside, the steel is blah. Good, but nothing special.
. But thanks for the warning
. The most important reason I am going to spend so many dollars is that I want top quality steel. Sharpening is a hobby of mine, so I definitely want a knife that is able to take a very keen edge.
It doesn't have to be M390, ability to keep an edge is not a factor, since I'll be sharpening it long before it gets too dull anyway
. And it must be stainless, since my girlfriend will be using this knife a lot as well
. And I mean truly stainless. Konosuke HD and Carbonext, even though they may have great steel, don't meet this criterion.
Originally I thought I'd get an Artifex, since this is an entry-level gyuto with great steel. And after that I'd get the gyuto I really want. But that seems sorry for the money spent on the Artifex, since I'd get the top gyuto anyway.
My criteria are:
- steel that is able to take a keen edge
- stainless steel
- western (yo) handle, suitable for fairly large hands. no compromises here.
- good F&F
What would you recommend as my top gyuto? I'm willing to spend a few dollars.
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