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 Post subject: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:51 pm 

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:45 am
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Hi all, could any one advise me please,
I will buy a GYUTO Japanese style hand,
Could those knives be used for hard work, to cut a lobster for example?
What kind of steel will fit the hard work ?
Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:33 pm 

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There are not really any gyutos suitable for things like splitting lobsters, I would recommend a western deba such as the Tojiro DP Western Deba 210mm: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/todpwede21.html

If the handle really has to be japanese style you could have it rehandled, but I don't think CKTG does western to wa handle conversions.


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:10 pm 

Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 8:24 pm
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Location: Texas
Get a victorinox for lobsters. Cheap, replaceable, and really not bad for what they are, if you're deadset on a knife for the job.

I use kitchen shears. They work way better, you get cleaner cuts, and most of all your knives aren't beat to hell.


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:20 am 

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Ohh, thank you everyone. I think that a cheap knife will do the hard work, and a good knife to enjoy cutting
:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:04 am 

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That is a good plan :D


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:57 am 

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Agreed. I COULD take a nicer knife to a butternut squash, and I know it would work, but one mistake and you'll be on the stones for an hour or sending it off for repairs. Not worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:34 pm 

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use a deba for lobsters or get a "beater", save the gyuto for finer work.


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 Post subject: Re: Gyutos Japanese style
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:36 am 
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I'd definitely get a Victorinox for that job. A great knife for that kind of work at an unbeatable price.



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