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 Post subject: Carbon Gyuto suggestions needed.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Hi I was looking for a lower priced carbon gyuto I was wondering if you had any recomendations? How is the Fujiwara?



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 Post subject: Re: Carbon Gyuto suggestions needed.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:02 pm 
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Yes the Fujiwara is a good one. I also like the Masahiro:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/macagy21.html

I also like the Kikuichi:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kielcagy21.html



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 Post subject: Re: Carbon Gyuto suggestions needed.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am 
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A 240mm Kikuichi Elite Carbon gyuto was my first J knife purchase! The Fujiwara's are also pretty nice, too. Haven't played with the Masahiro yet. Any of those three should work well for you!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:13 am 

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Love the profile on the fuji, still one of my favorite knives. It might be a little "stinky" while you build your patina, but once it is set you are golden.

Great balance, needs a little spine easing, but a great knife!


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon Gyuto suggestions needed.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:49 am 
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I was surprised at how thin the Fuji's are. I got a 270mm gyuto and 270mm suji (both carbon) for a guy who couldn't decide which one he wanted. I was hoping to get the one he didn't want, but he ended up taking both! I got to sharpen them and they take a nice edge. The Kikuichi has a little finer blade finish to it and the steel feels a touch harder, but the Fujiwara has much better handle F&F than my Kikuichi did (I bought it over 8 years ago I think, maybe longer?). Both need the spine eased and the choil too a bit, so they are even in that aspect. Both have good sized handles (at least in the 240mm Kikuichi and 270mm Gyuto/Suji), so that's a plus if you have larger hands.

I think any of the 3 would be good choices. Fujiwara is noticeably less expensive, too.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Fujiwara for the win!!! :)



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