Nothing I can think of. I was very impressed by that knife at the price point. Unless you're cleaver curious... but chinese cleavers are a whole other world and have some learning curve
Glad to know the knife is a winner. I love the sound of it and the profile is so diff to anything I have. Thanks for the recommendation. I had a look. Very pretty knife. I'm just looking for a 240mm as I have lots between 180 and 210 already and nothing larger. If you see anything else you think of Holla, not gonna buy till next week when I have the funds!Joe,
I have the Shibata Kotetsu suji. Really thin and light, gets real sharp. Fit and finish impeccable. I'm sure you'll like the gyuto. Just for another point of comparison, seeing as how we are talking R2, did you check out the Gekido line from Japanese Chef Knives (you have to access it by looking up the 'what's new' tab on the site) ? Damascus with western handle.
Wow that is a lovely looker. How does it compare to your Kotetsu for performance?? Good site as well.Joe,
I only just thought of this one.
You may already have checked out this site, but the Swedish online shop cleancut.se have some reasonable stuff. I am ignorant of EU taxes, so dunno if shipping to the UK from Sweden is liable (are the Swedes even in the EU officially, now I come to think of it ? My knowledge of the EU derives mainly from Football Manager and who qualifies as an EU player - as a pointless aside - sorry.. ). Anyhow, on said site they have the following Shiro Kamo knives:
These are R2 knives and completely stainless. I own a 24 cm gyuto in this series and it is stunning to look at - a relatively subtle damascene pattern - light, moves through ingredients like a laser-ish knife should. Some stiction, but not that bad. It is a tad chippy, like all R2 / SG2 knives but I imagine a pro like yourself will cope much better cf home cook like me. It is a little taller than the average, which I like. R2 seems to sharpen easily.