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 Post subject: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Hello I have ordered
from you guys before and love the site and customer service! I was wanting to know what you thought were your top 3 Damascus style gyotos/chef knives for everyday use in a commercial kitchen priced under $700. Thank you and I would like to place an order as soon as possible so your feedback would be much appreciated.



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 Post subject: Re: Wanting 3 Damascus knives.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:12 pm 
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1. Are you right handed?
2. What type of knife are you interested in? Gyuto
3. What size knife are you looking for?
4. Do you prefer carbon or stainless steel?
5. Do you prefer a western handle or a Japanese handle?
6. How much did you want to spend? Answer $700 or less.
7. Do you know how to sharpen?



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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:22 pm 
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The other question would be do you want damascus clad knife, with a mono steel core.....or a damascus steel knife through and through.



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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:20 pm 
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JOHN DOE <> As Adam queries... you talking real Damascus, or just a cladding? I don't know of any true Damascus gyutos for under a grand.

I can't really wrap my head around a suggestion for a $700 knife to be used "everyday use in a commercial kitchen" as I would never, but here are a few clad to browse...

Wa - G3 core... http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sata24wa.html
Yo - SG2 core...http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagy24.html
Yo - SG2 core...http://www.chefknivestogo.com/takeshisaji2.html



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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:29 pm 

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Melampus wrote: I don't know of any true Damascus gyutos for under a grand.

Customs by Stephen Fowler, Del Ealy, Mike Davis, Will Catcheside and Randy Haas are "true" Damascus and are under $1000.

I'll bet Marko Tsourkan or Adam Marr would make one for well under that price point.

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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
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1. Right handed
2. Gyoto
3.8-11 inches
4. Preferably stainless
5. Japanese handle
6. $700 or less
7. No
8. I don't really know the difference, but I'm thinking clad based of of what the other users have said about pricing on a solid one


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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
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CKtG doesn't sell them so you'll off to go through aframestokyo or Epicurean Edge, but:
  • Yoshikane V2S; or
  • Yoshikane SLD.

Are you really sure you want to use a $700, pattern-welded knife at work?

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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
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I just want a knife that is strong enough to be used everyday and that has great edge retention so I'm not having to constantly hone/sharpen it. And I like Damascus for its somewhat non-stick properties.with that being said the price of the knife isn't really an issue for me as long as I get an exceptional product in return


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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
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The Richmond Damascus series isn't bad....a touch thick behind the edge, but beautiful.

The Tanaka Ironwood series:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagy24.html

As others have mentioned, there are nice stainless damascus knives outside of CKTG world too.



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 Post subject: Re: Top 3 Damascus Gyutos.
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CHUKE <> If you can find any of the customs that Rick mention in a folded steel 240 Gyuto for under $1000... you'd be getting a really nice knife. They usually float around right around that $1000 threshold, but since you are asking for a SS knife under $700, the point is moot.

Adam reiterated my Tanaka reco, I'm sure because of the SG2 core steel of which will offer you some fantastic edge retention, but you have since stated you are going Wa so this reco is now moot.

BDL recommends the Yoshikanes of which you have since stated a SS preference leaving the V2's moot. Their SLD offers an awesome semi-stainless core that one of many residents here, MadRookie, owns & LOVES.

There is a Wa-handled PM steel blade that will offer outstanding edge retention at that site, as well. I do have experience with the maker, Asai, and have been very pleased with their product although to be transparent, I have no experience with their SG2. http://epicureanedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=87260



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