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 Post subject: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:06 am 

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I'm still in the hunt for a gyuto, and looking at all the options there are a lot of pretty beautiful knives out there. Damascus, hammered, fancy handles etc etc.

What are some of your favorites? In the $150-200 range I love the Tanaka Sikiso and the Anryu Kuruochi Damascus blades.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:34 am 

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I love the Anryu kurouchi damascus as well and I really love his hammered finish, but it is a bit out of the $200 price range. lol

Of course these are all just my opinion and I tend to look at blades more than handles. :P

I absolutely love the Sakai Takayuki hammered damascus finish. It is one finish I would happily try to keep polished:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/satadagy210.html

Being a rustic styled knife I'm sure this is really subjective, but I love the Kurouchi style of the Goko knives.
I don't think it is a true kurouchi, but I don't know the real name of the finish:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/gokogyuto240mm.html

Itto-Ryu has a nice unpolished hammer finish as well, but I personally like Goko's finish more. These are still very nice looking though:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ithagy240.html

While I do prefer rustic finishes, I am really drawn to the Kohetsu AS line. Not just because of the performance and the AS core, but that blade has GOT to look awesome when the edge patinas!:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rikoaosu24gy.html

These are the ones that stood out to me to the point that I could remember the brand and series off the top of my head. Considering that I forget everything, that is saying a lot! LOL ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:59 am 
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While I own the Tanaka Sekiso gyuto (and LOVE it!), I keep coming back to this..http://www.chefknivestogo.com/satadasu240.html

I like the looks and its in your price range :)

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:33 am 

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The Richmond AS Laser with the stainless cladding, bubinga / wenge handle and patina on the edge is reminiscent of a fine firearm.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:26 pm 

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Although this is $12 out of your range, you may want to consider the Masakage Yuki. It is like a piece of art that also happens to scream through veggies. Once a patina forms on the core metal gives a nice contrast to the white cladding (Yuki means snow). Also takes a steep, very sharp edge. :)

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mayugy21.html

http://www.masakageknives.com/knives_yuki.html


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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:22 pm 
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For that price, Tanaka Sekiso, Richmond AS Laser are hard to beat. The Kohetsu 240mm is also nice, but a little thicker behind the edge than the Tanaka. I like the way the Tanaka Sekiso etches :)

Tanaka Sekiso etched with custom handle:
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Richmond AS Laser 240mm with custom handle:
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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:33 pm 

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Taz I like the etch on that Tanaka. What did you use? I was thinking about getting the Tanaka petty.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Best Looking Gyuto in Class
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:07 am 
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Ferric chloride that I got at Radio Shack. I posted on the other post my method of etching!


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