Hi, my name is Lois i´m from Spain, yes, my English is crap, and yes i´m about to ask what it´s been asked 1000 times, but i think
i won´t be able to make a choice if i don´t.
I´ve been reading a lot of post with the same purpose and i realiced that there are some winners.
I´ll start telling you I´m looking for a knife to use at home, a Gyuto, i´m a vegetarian and therefore my Knife won´t chop bones or so,
i´m quite tall and have my hands proportioned to my height so i guess i shoud go for the 240 mm, but i´d apreciate if someone could confirm that.
I don´t mind to have special care about the knife and i don´t mind if its made from carbon or steel, i own two KAI whetstones one 300/1000 and another 3000, i guess its not the best brand but i have been using for a while and so far so good, and last but not least i live in Spain, and i guess that makes a little bit harder find a distribuitor.
Now, based on the post i checked i found that some brands/knifes show up more than others for example.
- Mac BK100 it´s been recomended in a lot of posts, the thing its that i can´t find where to buy it from here.
- Hiromoto aus-10(its aus-10 the same as aogami steel???)its also a common advice in the forum, but in JCK its sold out(or i can´t find it) I found a Hiromoto Gyuto, but i don´t know where to check if its aus-10 (http://www.chefknivestogo.com/higykn24.html) is it? i don´t know if they deliver to spain anyway.
- I specially like the stetic of the Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm and i saw its good knife, a little delicate i heard but that won´t be a problem as i´m gonna use it at home. The problem is that its 210mm and i don´t know if that´s gonna be a little to short for me.
- And the last i liked is te ITINOMONN KASUMI 240MM WA GYUTO, its just beautiful, i can purchase it from japanesenaturalstones, but its on the top of my budget and maybe its better to go for a Mac Pro and i would like to hear some advice before buying anything.
As i said i checked a lot of post and tried to get the most info before ask but if you think i should read more and can point me to a particular thread i´d do it gladly
Any help it´s apreciated, thank you in advance