So on two occasions, I have spent a few days with the Suisin Inox 270 Wa-Gyuto. Unfortunately for me, these weren't busy days, but I did get through some product. Overall, I was utterly pleased with how it fit me... worked for me.
I have since gone through quite a bit of product with the Konosuke HD240 Wa-Funayuki, and I am suprisingly pleased with how it fit me as I don't typically like 240's. I am reckoning it is the atypical profile making the difference.
Now... as I am interested in acquiring a 270, therein lies my quandary: #1 -
The Suisin I know I like. The Suisin is almost twice the price. #2 -
The KonoHD Wa-Gyuto is available to purchase now.
I love the HD steel. I have never processed with the Kono Gyuto profile though & I'm wondering after laying my 240 Funa on the Suisin Gyuto how similar the 270's gyutos profiles' are as the Suisin actually has a flatter profile & thinner tip (last 1/3) like a funayuki. The listed height on the Kono is 51mm, and I measured the Suisin @50 but it's old. So heel wise, I know I'll be happy with the Kono Gyuto. The difference is the Suisin has that ever so slight yet curiously effective ascending concave in its spine which raises the tip off grip centerline. #3 -
The KonoHD Funa is becoming available in a long while which I am willing, read forced, to wait for because I know how much I love the profile, but I know I love said profile on the 240. I wonder about a 270... only because I know I enjoy the Suisin gyuto profile.SO...
anyone have both knives, know how similar the Kono & Suisin are in profile, and are willing to share their opinion?