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$250 Wa Gyuto knife suggestions

post #1 of 4
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Hello, I am looking to buy my first high quality knife for home-cooking/dinner parties. I don’t have a ton of knowledge on this subject but I have done some research and have come up with some specific qualities I would like the knife to have.

 

-I am set on a Japanese gyuto 240 mm (Possibly 210 mm depending on price/quality).

-I would like to have a wooden wa handle (I’ve used one before and preferred it).

-I am leaning towards a high carbon blade if it will be of higher quality (I am willing to do the extra maintenance required). I don’t have much experience with whetstones but am eager to learn and practice (something relatively easy to sharpen would be a bonus)

-I would like it to have some aesthetic appeal (I don’t want an extremely plain stainless steel look even if it is a bit better quality)

-My price range is anywhere from 150 – 350 US dollars, absolute maximum of 400 US total (shipping+tax), I would like it to be closer to 250 US but am willing to put extra money down if it’s really worth it

 

I have been looking around for knives with these qualities but there are so many brands that I’m a little lost. I understand companies like Shun and Miyabi are a little overpriced even though they look great and are great knives, but I would rather go with a smaller company with a better price/quality ratio.

 

Any suggestions on specific knives/brands to look into would be great. If there are other questions I can ask myself to narrow down my search more that would also be helpful. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thankyou

post #2 of 4

I like some weight to my knives, so I send you to look at these ones:

 

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives-14/kitchen-knives/kochi.html

 

http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/itinomonn/?sort=newest

 

http://bernalcutlery.lightspeedwebstore.com/wakui-240mm-gyuto-shirogami-no2-stainless-clad-ho-octogan/dp/1199

 

http://www.kitchen-knife.jp/pro/

 

 

If you want the thin thin knives, then look at gesshin ginga and konosuke.

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Originally Posted by MillionsKnives View Post

 

If you want the thin thin knives, then look at gesshin ginga and konosuke.

 

Great knives, when you can find them in stock.

 

 

Rick

post #4 of 4

In your range the Masamoto KS 240 would be my choice.  Classic Frenchprofile (KS), white mono steel construction, amazing cutter.  I got one from Rakuten a couple of years ago and it was much less than buying stateside.  

 

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