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Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:43 am
I found your website while doing some knife research. I am still learning about cooking knives, using them, etc... I am currently looking for a 270mm gyuto, stainless steel, light and thin.
When it comes to sharpening, I'm a complete beginner, but happy to learn proper sharpening. So I would need some advice on what would be the best thing to go for.
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:36 pm
How much did you want to spend?
Are you right handed?
do you want a Japanese handle or a western handle?
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:39 pm
I'll make some assumptions and recommend this grand chef 270mm gyuto:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagrchwa27.html
It's thin, light, stainless and easy to sharpen. All of these things are stuff you mentioned.
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Richmond Laser 270 and Konosuke HH 270 come to mind.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:27 am
Thank for the answers,
I am right handed and am looking for a Japanese style handle as these are normally lighter.
In terms of budget I am aiming at around $250 on the knife alone. Could go higher if it's recommended.
So all 3 knives actually fit the bill, what are the differences between the Takayuki Grand Chef, Richmond Laser 270 and Konosuke HH 270?
A knife that is good to learn sharpening on would be great!
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:30 am
The kono HH and my knife are very similar. Steel is AEB-L on mine.
The kono HH sold last night so we're out of it. I have mine in stock on the shelf but they need handles installed.
The Grand Chef uses AEB-L as well and it's taller than the other two. I like tall knives so this might be a good fit for you.
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:39 am
That sounds like a good fit, what would you recommend to sharpen it?
I guess the best thing to do would be to learn how to sharpen on stones, correct?
Which stones would you recommend in that case?
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:42 am
Yes if your willing to put in just a little effort to learn to sharpen you will have super sharp knives for the rest of your life.
I have a 5pc set here that is all you need:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/3pcstoneset.html
I also did a bunch of free videos you can learn with here:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/knshforne1.html
If you have sharpening questions after you start please come back and ask us here. We'll help you.
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