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 Post subject: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:32 pm 

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I am looking for a worker gentleman, something nimble but solid. Preferably am looking for a yo handle on this one.

Was looking at

Fujiwara Carbon 240mm
-Fit and finish seem rough

Richmond Artifex extra tall 240mm
- FF seems nice but grind not thin enough

Any other blades in this price range besides Tojiro?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:06 pm 
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This is a little bit more

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagigy24.html

But it is about as tall as the Artifex


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:08 pm 

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yo-handle miller!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:11 pm 
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You picky kids

Shh still haven't had my coffee


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:19 pm 
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I think at the price point your looking at you've got the main 3

Again a little bit more cash

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/suisingyuto1.html


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Masazumi might be worth a look if you are ok with a slightly asymmetric grind. I have the 150 petty and the steel is fairly non-reactive for carbon. Holds an edge quite well, imo. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/masazumi4.html


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:34 pm 
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Durphy, I'd look at the Fujiwara FKM 240 instead of the carbon version. The SK4 in the FKH series is pretty reactive. Do you want a Gyuto as tall as the Artifex extra tall? It's like 55mm tall. Just asking.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:12 am 

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steveg> do you really find the sk4 really reactive? I have 2 knives from that line and they are among the least reactive of all my carbon blades.. including w#1 and 2 b#1, 2 and as, 52100. I like a patina on my carbon work knives and forced it on the fujiwaras soon after purchase, haven't had any issues at all and often leave them wet for half hour at a time..
I don't think f+f is any worse on the fkh than the fkm line.
if it were me op I would snap up a fujiwara in a heart beat I love mine!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:17 am 

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2 more thoughts
kikuichi carbon elite - sk5 steel, 90$ more
hiromoto - stainless clad as steel - same price range.

the hiromoto is a fantastic workhorse, does benefit from a bit of thinning then its an ultimate workhorse!
happy shoping :)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a workhorse
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:41 am 

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Thanks Every one!

Steve- I prefer around 51-55 for a 240mm

Is that Fujiwara THAT reactive? What steel is it, I do not recall it saying anything other that carbon.

Fujiwara or Hiromoto?


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