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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:12 pm 

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I was just about to pull the trigger on a 240mm Sakai Yusuke "special thin" gyuto...Mark, if you're going to stock them and can offer this knife for less than $250.00 US i'll buy from you instead. Hope Keiichi isn't listening. :)

How long would it take for you to stock them approximately?

I'll start checking your website in 2 weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:33 pm 
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I'll start working on these right away.



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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 pm 
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chefknivestogo wrote:I'll start working on these right away.



Ok, I'm in here as well - you are worse than the little red man with horns onna head and a tri-fork sceptre inna hand - I will wait once again.........

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PS: Make sure it is the "new" flatter version along the edge please.....

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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:22 pm 

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MadRookie wrote:
chefknivestogo wrote:I'll start working on these right away.



Ok, I'm in here as well - you are worse than the little red man with horns onna head and a tri-fork sceptre inna hand - I will wait once again.........

:)

PS: Make sure it is the "new" flatter version along the edge please.....

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


...with an ebony handle!!

MB...repeat after me "....must NOT buy!! MUCH NOT buuuy!!!" (my JamesT Kirk impression, Star Trek...no i'm not a Trekie). :)


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:37 pm 

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MB,

I meant after you get this "special thin" Sakai Yusuke 240mm Gyuto. :) Which won't happen. Looking at the JP kitchen knife collection you already have. :)

We might not be able to order for 2-3 weeks. At least Mark is working on it.

And if you're not able to offer this brand/knife (Mark) please let us know.


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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Mark, The Yusukes really are special. Similar to Konosuke, with exceptional fit and finish. The handles are nicely tapered, and the blades are a little more polished. The packaging is top notch; some of the best I've seen in this price range... The extra thin is fum to play with, but not everyday practical.


My vote for geometry =

Masamoto KS (a hair over $300) White steel at its best; sleek profile.
Yoshikane SKD hammered ($250ish) Rock hard steel; built like a tank.
Moritaka KS ($230ish) same profile as Masamoto with a larger bevel, kurouchi finish, great AS steel.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:02 pm 

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No Chop wrote:Mark, The Yusukes really are special. Similar to Konosuke, with exceptional fit and finish. The handles are nicely tapered, and the blades are a little more polished. The packaging is top notch; some of the best I've seen in this price range... The extra thin is fum to play with, but not everyday practical.


My vote for geometry =

Masamoto KS (a hair over $300) White steel at its best; sleek profile.
Yoshikane SKD hammered ($250ish) Rock hard steel; built like a tank.
Moritaka KS ($230ish) same profile as Masamoto with a larger bevel, kurouchi finish, great AS steel.


Hi No Chop,

Do you own a Yusuke? :)

I heard the Moritaka's have fit/finish issues. Not true? Or, was that with a certain batch of a certain series of their knives?


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Yes, I've owned several. I had a petty in the stainless, which I think is AEB-L, if I remember. I also owned a regular and thin gyuto in white carbon. All three were flawless. Very nice knives; a hair nicer than Konosuke (smoother, tapered handles, better grind and finish), but very similar overall...

I only sold them because I also owned the same blade sizes in the Konosuke HD, and realized I liked the semi-stainless the best.....

Moritaka is a "rustic" kurouchi finished knife; F&F is as good as should be expected for this style of knife. They come with nice rosewood handles. Some have reported grind issues, stating they've discovered holes along the edge. I have owned three Moritakas, and all have been evenly ground; no holes discovered as of yet. Plus, I would bet if you did find a problem, Mark would go out of his way to help...

The AS steel is wonderful; takes a very acute edge and holds it. It is very hard and can be chippy, so if your a rocker, as apposed to a pusher, maybe not for you. Moritakas also have a very wide bevel which helps with ease of sharpening, making it more forgiving....

The KS version I have is a terrific cutter; one of the best I've tried; up there with some much higher ended blades.



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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
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And Moritaka's aren't expensive. Very reasonable for the type of steels available and the geometry of the knives. F/F...I've never owned one or held one. Might still buy one in the future. I have other knives I'm more into getting first. Like a 240mm Sakai Yusuke "special thin" gyuto some one mentioned on this thread. That is one damn thin knife. Didn't know it was possible. 1.6mm??



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 Post subject: Re: Your top 3 Gyuto w/ best geometry
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No Chop wrote:Mark, The Yusukes really are special. Similar to Konosuke, with exceptional fit and finish. The handles are nicely tapered, and the blades are a little more polished. The packaging is top notch; some of the best I've seen in this price range... The extra thin is fum to play with, but not everyday practical.


My vote for geometry =

Masamoto KS (a hair over $300) White steel at its best; sleek profile.
Yoshikane SKD hammered ($250ish) Rock hard steel; built like a tank.
Moritaka KS ($230ish) same profile as Masamoto with a larger bevel, kurouchi finish, great AS steel.


Hi Chris,

How's NC treating you? That's our adopted home state. Per capita our highest sales in the country.



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