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 Post subject: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:48 pm 

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Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
First of all, my name is Shay and i'm a sous-chef from Tel Aviv, Israel.

I am looking for a new gyuto.
Up until now i've used mostly european knives and the Shun 8in' chef's knife.

1. Are you right handed? - Yes.
2. What type of knife are you interested in? - Gyuto.
3. What size knife are you looking for? - 10 inch.
4. Do you prefer carbon or stainless steel? - Prefer stainless, although i realy don't mind having stainless clading over non-stainless edge.
5. Do you prefer a western handle or a Japanese handle? - I prefer a japanese handle.
6. How much did you want to spend? - 200-300$
7. Do you know how to sharpen? - Yes.

* As a sous-chef, i need a knife that can be used in a professional kitchen and will stay sharp for a long time.
* I prefer knives within the 61-65 HRC level.
* The blade height needs to be around 50mm and up.
* I really like hammered and patterned gyutos :)

A couple of knives i had my eyes on (please correct me if some of them are fully reactive blades)-

- Masakage Mizu 240mm gyuto
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mamigy24.html

- Anryu 240mm gyuto
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kaanasgy24.html

I really need your help!!
Thanks,
Shay.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Shay - If you're looking at Masakage's, I would recommend the Yuki line. It's stainless clad, the Mizu is not. The Anryu hammered that you specified is also stainless clad. That and the Yuki are both great knives. You couldn't go wrong with either one.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:56 pm 

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Mr. Anryu probably does the best looking hammer finish I have seen on a knife so far, and that includes non-kitchen knives. I'd go for it just because it's a beautiful knife! lol

That might also be a detriment as well... you get something that looks too good and it might grow legs and walk off...

Ooooh... that Yuki is quite nice looking as well! Talk about an awesome contrast between the edge and the blade before it even gets a patina!

Good luck making a decision! lol ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Like Steve, I'd recommend the Yuki over the Mizu in the Masakage line since you mentioned having a stainless knife.

Both are very nice knives and I'd probably pick based on appearance, handle, or something else. Both cut very well, and both are carbon core, stainless clad knives.

Another good option in that price range is the HD2 from Konosuke:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohdwa24.html

Very much a thin, thin knife. A little narrower than you requested....but it's the one knife a lot of chef's use.



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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
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Sure the HD2 is probably a very nice knife, but it isn't a looker like the other two. :P lol

Of course that could change once a full blade patina develops. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
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I've never seen an HD2 with a patina in person. I have seen some pictures of them though.



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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:35 pm 

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Like a mythical beast! ;) lol


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:59 pm 
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The Goko is tall, stainless clad and has excellent grinds and a cool nashiji finish (think kurouchi sand blasted to take off the black stuff). It's a bad ass knife.



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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:11 pm 

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I just purchased the Anryu a few weeks ago...it was instantly my favorite knife. Most of my others had a learning curve. Not with the Anryu, awesome feel, great looks, sharpens easily and takes a great edge. Very highly recommend.

I pick the Anryu from this list, I haven't used any of these, but I still drool over them:
-Masakage Yuki http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mayugy24.html
-Tanaka Sekiso (all carbon) http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakagyuto1.html
-Goko http://www.chefknivestogo.com/gokogyuto240mm.html
-Richmond Aogami Super Laser http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rilaaosu24gy1.html
-Itto-Ryu (this may be all carbon, I am not sure; has a kurouchi finish, usually inhibits reactivity) http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ithagy240.html


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 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone! Looking for a new gyuto.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:46 am 

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First of all, i would like to thank all of you for your helpful comments.

If you had to pick one knife out of the following list, which one would you pick and why?
- Masakage yuki 240mm gyuto
- Masakage koishi 240mm gyuto
- Konosuke SKD Tsuchime 240mm gyuto
- Anryu Hammered 240mm gyuto

I know some of the knives above cost 40-50$ more then i wanted to spent at first, but i have no problem getting an extra 40-50$ out of my pocket if the product definitely worth it.

Thank's again,
Shay.


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