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Old 03-08-2006, 01:36 PM   #11
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A 6 inch chef's knife isn't totally out of the question.
lol you're really anti santoku aren't you? met a few of those people on the knife forum i was at.... They all say the Gyuto is better than the santoku...

here is a Takeda Gyuto.



Looks like a cross between a chef's knife and a santoku to me.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #12
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lol you're really anti santoku aren't you? met a few of those people on the knife forum i was at.... They all say the Gyuto is better than the santoku...

here is a Takeda Gyuto.



Looks like a cross between a chef's knife and a santoku to me.

I am not anti-Santuko! I have 2 of them, myself.

But maybe I am a cooking schoolmarm-type. An appropriately sized chef's knife which fits your hand (not like the baby size one you have) is a beautiful thing which when correctly used will serve you very well. Watch the rocking motion chefs on tv use -- you can't do that with a santuko. But you can do lots of things well, I admit that. That's why I like mine.

So to me, you saying you like it better is like hearing someone say they don't like manual-shift cars when the only one they drove was grandma's "three-on-the-tree" Dodge.

That pic looks like the opposite of a chef's knife, not a cross. Very flat blade, rounded nose, etc. Here is a comparison of chef and gyuto knives, with the gyuto looking more like a cross and less like the one in the photo.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:00 PM   #13
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An appropriately sized chef's knife which fits your hand (not like the baby size one you have)
Jenn i have a 9 or 10 inch Wusthoff Chef's Knife..the baby knife i have is a Santoku, a 5 incher..and not only is it too small..for some reason..it has lost it's edge...it came with a sharpener but i don't want to use it on it as i dont know how
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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By the way, the picture you show is not a gyuto knife. A gyuto looks more like a chef's knife. That pic looks like the opposite of a chef's knife, not a cross.
Maybe the website is messed up. Indeed that knife looks different from those Gyuto's you linked.

Or maybe he just has a different style... what would you call this knife? I dont recognize the name.



This is the one i have settled on. Looks like it will perform similar to a Santoku.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:12 PM   #15
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Pls. note I changed the link in my post.

My only though is that that blade is really flat -- probably flatter than your santuko. I'd make sure to try it before I bought it. That knife maker presents at shows in the US -- sites on his website.

With that, I will stop giving at you, buddy

But do not forget your Iron Chef pics!
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:14 PM   #16
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Let me ask this question...What will you be using this new knife for? What will you be cutting when you reach for it?
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GB, just for all around cutting. vegetables and meat...
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:23 PM   #18
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If you want it because of how it looks ....... then that's ok.

But I do expect you to post your picture in an Iron Chef costume!

But you really might want to treat that gal of yours to lunch and a run to the cooking store. A 6 inch chef's knife isn't totally out of the question. It's rounded blade makes it easy to chop with a rolling motion.
The knife is around 120 dollars. Honestly i would buy that knife even if i only used it sometimes..... I saw it and instantly fell in love with it.. Love At First Knife! I will let you know how it works out
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To me it looks like it would be a great knife to use for slicing things nice and thin (like veggies and meat), but I don't think I would want to use it for chopping or anything like that.
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But do not forget your Iron Chef pics!
Okay you will get your bigs of Legsbig the Ironchef.

But for now you will have to settle on Legsbig and his deadly companion, Igor!

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