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Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:57 am
Sorry for the email bomb, but I finally have time to write an email.
I am a professional chef. I could use to update my knives, I like to buy mid-priced workhorses as i work them very hard, I recently was using tamahagane for a gyuto and slicer. I have always felt very comfortable beating up on some shun classics, I have a kikuichi which is my favorite, just bought a new one from you to update.
I purchased the masakage which worked wonderful today, fell in love with it. You said it was one of your favorites? Can you tell me maybe 4 or 5 of your favorites as Im looking to purchase a few more knives before I go. Look forward to hearing from you.
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:05 am
Here are a few of my favorite mid range priced gyutos on the site. I don't know what size you want but I'm guessing stuff between 210 and 240mm. All of these could be used for a pro like yourself and should be better than the knives you listed. Just remember I'm factoring in quality/price in my list here. Most are in the $150-$200 range.
Kohetsu: Pound for pound one of the best values on the site: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rikoaosu21gy.html
Goko: Great performance at a really good price: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/gokogyuto240mm.html
Anryu Kurouchi: New knife and excellent work horse at a great price for a hand made knife: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kaankusugy24.html
Murata Blue #1: I never see this steel at this price so I had to buy them. Great handle and nice workhorse: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mugy21.html
That would be a fun group of knives.
You could buy all 4 of them for about $600.
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:50 pm
Not necessarily my favorites, as my favorites, aren't so much workhorses & the ones that are creep above the price point, but here are four around the same $600 price point...Gyuto... <--Petty... <-- ('tis my favorite)Parer... <-- (a favorite)Slicer......$550