Gyuto 240mm for home use,,,, new here :)

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  1. uri007

    uri007

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    I just start my knife collection with an order of a 210 gyuto,,,, the misono swedish,,,,
    I like to buy a stainless 240 gyuto.
    I like something from jck if possible.
    I like something sharp, ff and not need a lot of care if there is such thing.
    never use a j knife,,,,
    soon i'll use the misono that i afraid that will become rusty i no time(hope not).
    My budget is 150$+-
    Regards,
    uri

    P.S: to be continued with other knives in the near future ;)
     
  2. alaminute

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    The misono ux10 series is one of my favorite, and they're stainless so it shouldn't rust unless you just leave it sitting on water. Are there any knife shops in your area? Great places to get a more tangible feel for what you might want next. I have a sugimoto 210mm gyoto that I LOVE, but as with all japo knives it requires a good amount of maintenance. If you don't want to deal with sharpening to often have you considered German steel? Or shun? Damascus cores with vg10 sandwiched sides- the best of both worlds.
     
  3. uri007

    uri007

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    Recommend me a damascus vg10.
    I can spend a 150-200$ on it
     
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  5. alaminute

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    I agree, tojiro is easily the best knife for the price. Stupid cheap and easily as good as most high end brands.
     
  6. duckfat

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    Don't over look the JCK house knives. I've had a VG10 WA Gyuto for several years now that performs very well. IIR Koki has a series with Swedish steel as well which you may want to look at if you are considering Misono.
     
  7. uri007

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    I live in israel so prefer to buy from JCK.
    SHOULD I TAKE THE hiromoto 3g or the fujiwara fkm 240mm gyuto?
     
  8. duckfat

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     Price aside The Hiromoto is a no brainer between those two but it looks like it's sold out in 210mm.

    The JCK original ES is VG-10 as well but it is $25 more than the Hiromoto, although F&F is better.
     
  9. uri007

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    I live in israel so prefer to buy from JCK.
    SHOULD I TAKE THE hiromoto 3g or the fuji
    i`m looking for a 240mm gyuto now.
    can you all give me links please for the knives you recomend me?
    regards,
    uri
     
  10. benuser

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    FKM is fine, Hiro G3 is exceptional. Amongst the best stainless steels, takes a fine edge, good retention, relatively easy to sharpen.
     
  11. uri007

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    how is the hiromoto AS series compare to the hiromoto G3? the gyuto 240mm,,,,
    regards,
    Uri
     
  12. benuser

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    Aogami Super is a remarkable carbon steel, with a few elements added to increase abrasion resistance, edge retention, bite and diminish reactivity. Hiromoto kept it a tad below its maximal hardness so you don't have to worry about brittleness. As it's clad in soft stainless maintenance is easy. It takes as any carbon a finer edge than the best stainless and sharpens very easily. Please note that acidic fruit will somewhat dull the edge.
     
  13. uri007

    uri007

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    And how is the hatory HD compare to those?
     
  14. ordo

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    Do you want clad (a sandwich of steels, softer outside, harder in the center) or mono steel?

    Do you care about damascous looking or not?
     
  15. uri007

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    I have no idea :(
    Its my second knife,,,, the first, misono Swedish 210 gyuto is on the way.
    I like something for home.
    I like it to be 240mm water-resistant gyuto
     
  16. ordo

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    You asked for Damascus here. Is there a reason for that?
     
  17. uri007

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    no.

    as i was sayin,,,,its just a beginning of a new hobby :)

    its not for work,,,just for 10 minutes a day work at home
     
  18. ordo

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    OK. Here's my advice. Also hear from more knowledgeable people here.

    1. Hiromoto G3 + waterstone.

    2. Masamoto VG.
     
  19. benuser

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    As you happen to have a great carbon, it's now time for a great stainless. I'd say get a 270mm G3.
    Forget about stainless faux damascus. After a few months it doesn't look that fancy anymore. If want to explore VG-10 go for monosteel: Hattori FH or JCK Kagayaki. But the Hiromoto offers better value.
     
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  20. mike9

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