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 Post subject: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:30 am 
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So with the Konosuke HDs being out of stock, I am considering these Moritakas.

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

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/moritaka7.html

At the price - around $230 - these seem like bargains.

Just wondering about the slight variations between the 2 and would love opinions!

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 Post subject: Re: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:35 pm 
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The blade shape on the KS is almost identicle to the Masamoto KS which is a profile that many of the knife freaks I sell to like. I had them make that knife special for us and it's been a big hit.



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 Post subject: Re: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:20 am 
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I am leaning to the Moritaka KS, but am wondering if I should try and find a semi-stainless knife instead.

Is there a Saya for the 250mm Moritaka KS?



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 Post subject: Re: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
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CORP <> You were previously leaning towards the Kono Gyuto over the Funayuki. The KS's profile is more like the flatter Funayuki in which you seemed to steer away from. Whereas the Gyuto has more steel, allowing more belly...



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 Post subject: Re: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Not necessarily steering away from the flatter profile...just wanted something a bit longer than 240mm.

I think it is between these though - still not sure if I prefer the KS or the regular (bit longer) Gyuto.

Any tips for sharpening these? I am waiting for my Edge Pro Apex 4 in the mail right now and was wondering if that will do the trick or if it is preferrable to hand sharpen using my stones (600/1000/5000 grits).

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 Post subject: Re: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
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CORP <> The flatter profile is simply more suited to push/pull cutting... bellies are more for rocking. It's really a cutting style thing. That said, when you transition from your Bleu to a JK, your style will almost invariably adapt & change to the dynamic of a steeply angled, hard & light steel. They require a more delicate & exact finesse, or else you'll be hurting blades...

As for sharpening tips, I like a steep angle overall on my knives, but I find that on my Moritaka Supreme, I have to fatten her up a bit. For my preference, the Mori Rc 66 AOS is just too brittle at steep angles on a gyuto/santoku. No doubt, its awesome potential for a sickeningly sharp yet delicate yani edge, but high volume gyuto work I have to fatten the angle up a few degrees. I'm a freehander so I'm not going to bullshit you with a claim of exact angle as you could on a jig, but I will say that if I measured off splits (i.e., square, 45, 22.5, 11.25), I can deduce I probably bring my Mori around 15-17 to create the edge integrity I prefer.


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 Post subject: Re: Moritaka KS 250mm vs. 270mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Pulled the string on the KS 250mm.

Will be my first Japanese Knife of my own. Very excited (crossing fingers that it comes before Xmas!)...

Will be reading the SHARPENING threads here and on other forums for tips for getting this razor sharp and keeping it that way. Any tips are appreciated!

Thanks to everyone, esp Melampus and Mark for the help!



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CORP <> Have fun w/it!

If you're CONUS, you'll have it no later than Tuesday. CKTG is awesome quick filling orders, and it's only in transit 2 or 3 days...



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In Canada... so we will see!



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CORP <> Damn, definitely not the continental US. I wonder how long extra the customs take. We'll see soon enough!



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