Originally Posted by Mylegsbig
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.