Yesterday was a rough day for me...
All my tools... all of them, are gone, stolen from my car. So I need some help with some suggestions.
On the way is a Moritaka KS 250 and was wondering if someone could give me some Saya suggestions. What will fit?. Doesn't need to be extremely fancy
First things first.
I do consider myself a pretty good sharpener with a decent set of stones.
Right handed. Handle style doesn't matter. Carbon or stainless. Push/pull chopping profiles
I will list off the knives that were in my roll, what I liked and didn't like. And If anyone can offer similarly priced replacements. Budget $800
Fujiwara FKH 270 gyuto (prep knife)
Thinned, edge geometry ground to 80/20.
Pros: Go to prep knife. Tough, held a decent edge, flat I liked the elevated tip. cheap.
Cons:super sticky, terribly sticky.
Yoshihiro VG-10 rosewood handle gyuto 210 (used as utility)
Pros: Fit and finish, edge retention
Cons: sharpening. Burr removal, foux damascus (it was a gift)
Richmond 240 extra tall gyuto (line knife)
Pros: I liked the hight, cheap, I didn't care if other people used it.
Cons: fit and finish, edge retention. It was ugly.
Misono dragon 240
I actually have nothing bad to say and will probably buy another one, looking for wa style suggestions around $200
A good small (75cm-110cm) WA petty for around $100
I apologize I am typing this on my phone