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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Yeah, as I recall when I bought my 240mm wa-gyuto all those years ago it cost precisely $184.00. However, back then you had to send them an IPMO (International Postal Money Order) that cost a few bucks to get and a few bucks to send. Yen to Dollar was north of 120 Yen for every dollar though too.

There was a guy...Lee (Louisianacook) who was a pioneer with balls that clanked when he walked. He routinely would find Japanese sites, all in Japanese....find a price for a knife he wanted and an address and send an IPMO to them with return address and we'd all be darned but he'd end up with a knife a few weeks later. Ichimonji....Takeda....there were others that aren't coming to me right now. We would all follow suit (if we wanted the knife too) and do as he did. I don't remember anyone as brave as he was in that regard.



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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:27 am 
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1. Shigefusa
2. Michael Rader Chefs (not a gyuto)
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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
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Another for Takeda and Shigefusa. One readily available andother other with a 1-year wait. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
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Adam's knife is pretty damn good as is his mentor Devin Thomas. Takeda's are hard to beat for readily available knives.



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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
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Takeda would be very low on my "good geometry" list.


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Kramer Meiji (6" Chef Williams Sonoma discontinued Paid $179)
Sakai Yusuke (210 Special Thin White)
Konosuke (210 Suiji HD)

I love my Takeda Bonobocho but is strictly a meat knife, sperating butts, briskets, rounds) Absolutely unparrelled. One of my best ground knife for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:29 pm 

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Where would one find Sakai Yosuke knives? I GOOGLED and didn't find a retailer. Are they only sold from Japan?


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BDD wrote:Where would one find Sakai Yosuke knives? I GOOGLED and didn't find a retailer. Are they only sold from Japan?


BlueWayJapan, on eBay.


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
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BDD wrote:Where would one find Sakai Yosuke knives? I GOOGLED and didn't find a retailer. Are they only sold from Japan?



Here:


http://stores.ebay.com/BluewayJapan/GYU ... 34.c0.m322


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