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Takayuki Grand Chef Wa Gyuto 240mm Question

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 am

Does anyone know what the bevel is on the Takayuki Grand Chef Wa-gyutos? I'm lefty so I'm concerned about asymetry.

On a similar note, I know places like Korin offer left hand conversions (I have never sharpened before so I wouldn't want to try on my own)... are there any downsides to converting?

Re: Takayuki Grand Chef Wa Gyuto 240mm Question

Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:50 pm

Probably a little late, but mine feels asymmetric, not quite sure on the exact specs but if I had to guess i'd say 60/40

Re: Takayuki Grand Chef Wa Gyuto 240mm Question

Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:45 pm

Yes it's common that they grind them a little more on the right side. That said it shouldn't bother you and the first time you sharpen it you can even it out if you like them 50/50. The blade grind is even on both sides so it's not like the knife is flat on the left side.

Re: Takayuki Grand Chef Wa Gyuto 240mm Question

Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:22 pm

Ok, thanks. I just wanted to make sure that the knife wouldn't "steer" funny if I changed the bevel to 50/50.

Re: Takayuki Grand Chef Wa Gyuto 240mm Question

Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:17 am

great to know. lefty here myself.
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