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 Post subject: Gyuto for wedding prezzie?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:10 am 

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Hi all. Great site here!
I'm definitely getting one or more for myself soon but later will be looking to get a nice wedding gift . Here's my reqs:
- hand made or close to it
- full tang or at least something that will not fall appart
- nice f&f..maybe decorative handle
- very good steel, maybe damascus (but see below)
- something that can be used a lot and last a long time without babying :) Though the recipient will want to care for it as a knife lover.

So something like a Takeda with better f&f?? The Konosuke knives look great, just worried about longevity of the handle construction. The knife will ultimately be located somewhere that is not going to be easy to return or send away for repair.

Thanks in advance, now I need to get of the site..been here 2 hrs..just today!
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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto for wedding prezzie?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:42 am 
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Kanehiro and Takeda are good choices and are handmade. Same with Moritaka, Tanaka and several others. The wa handles are simple, but pretty strong construction. You can get pretty much any of those knives fancied up with a custom handle.


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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto for wedding prezzie?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:18 pm 
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Most better wa handles will last a very long time. I hate to say "forever" just cause I've never had one that long. :)

But, I've had some for many years with no degradation of the handle.

Very few knives are truly damacus at the cutting edge. Most of the "damascus" knives you see are just clad in layered (or patterned) steel. It's pretty on these knives and provides little to no (some feel it actually degrades the knife) benefit.

Other than that, get a Harner:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/buha240gy.html

Everything you asked for, a great knife, a great maker....and damn sexy too (the knife, not the maker....errr, not that....ahh eff it).



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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto for wedding prezzie?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:30 pm 
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The Takeda's are nice. I tried one out locally, i just couldn't afford it. He pays attention to detail. The finishing is nice, the handle is finshed very well and i like the epoxy at the tang/handle joint. Totally fit for a wedding gift.

When i tried the Nakiri, the finishing was better than many of the other much more expensive knives.(>$600)
Personally, i prefer the plain rosewood handle...vs the swirly custom type units.



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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto for wedding prezzie?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:31 am 

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Thanks everyone!
Some of those are really nice but may be a bit out of my price range...I will be getting a nice one for myself as well so..can't go overboard :)
Will keep an eye out for custom/western handles on great steel.
Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Gyuto for wedding prezzie?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:56 pm 
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Get em this!
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/riar21gywcuh2.html

Remember, he's married now. His knives will either be wife-friendly or locked up, that's how it goes!



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