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What's better than the UX10

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi Mark,

I'd also like to order a gyuto. I thought the Misono UX-10 would be top notch, but on the forum Adam warned me that the steel is not so great.

My criteria are simple: stainless steel (truely stainless, so eg no Konosuke HD) that is able to take a very keen edge (edge retention is not so important - I'll be sharpening it long before it gets dull) and a very ergonomic western handle for my fairly large hands.

So if it's not the Misono, I was thinking it could maybe be the Konosuke HH with a western handle or the Hiromoto G3. They both seem to have great steel, but I cannot judge their handles just by looking at the pictures.

What would you recommend?

Thanks!
Mark.

Re: What's better than the UX10

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:19 pm

Stainless
Get's really sharp
Larger handles
Easier to sharpen

Price range?
Size?
Are you right handed?

I'll make some guesses that you want to spend 150-250
You want a 240 Gyuto
You are right handed

I love this knife and for the price it's hard to beat. AEB-L is good stainless and easy to sharpen and the knife looks great:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/satadagy240.html

If you want something a little more up scale try my custom Remedy. Adam Marr did this handle and it's gorgeous:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rirewispmabu.html

Re: What's better than the UX10

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Also, I should be getting more Kono HD Westerns in soon. Maybe 7-10 days. They've been out of stock for 6 months. They're nice knives too.

Re: What's better than the UX10

Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:19 pm

Hi Mark,

Thanks for posting. I'm not sure there isn't a misunderstanding. This question was already on the forum. And not sure whether your answer was an answer to my question.

I'll make a new post. Hope you're able to answer.

Thanks,
Mark.
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