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Old 09-16-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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Most Highly Rated Gyuto Knife?

Hey guys. Looking for a 8-9" Gyuto knife, japanese, that comes with GREAT reviews, and is handmade, and is EXTREMELY sharp.


Looking to spend max $250



Anybody got any reccomendations?

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Old 09-17-2006, 02:02 AM   #2
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to the top so maybe more people can reccomend a knife to me.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:11 AM   #3
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Check here -

http://www.japanwoodworker.com/dept.asp?dept_id=13167


Otherwise, the Messermeister knives are pretty good.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:14 PM   #4
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Sorry, MLB - if you're really looking for the Most Highly Rated Gyuto Knife and you're only looking to spend $250 ... well, Houston, you have a problem! That might you a good pairing knife - not a 8-9 inch chef's knife.

Unlike the German steel mills that mass produce knives ... if you're looking for really good Japanese knives - the really good ones - they are hand made by descendants of sword makers. Gyuto (which means "hard" in Japanese) knives are a totally different animal - plan on spending $400-$900 for 1 knife.

IMHO -Japanese knives are, and have always been, superior to German steel.
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Legs,

In December 2004, the Los Angeles Times Food Section had an extensive review of Gyuto knives. I can't find it on their site, but this site has a copy of it:

http://www.danslacuisine.com/danslac...-And-Feedback/

The article liked four knives, and said this about the Hattori: "Hattori Damascus Gyutou Razor-sharp and perfectly balanced. This knife has a Damascus blade, made of wavy overlapping bands of metal (beautiful, but purely decorative) and a Western-style handle."

From the article, I ended up buying a Hattori 240mm knife. As I've told you, and as I think you now know, Hattori makes superb knives.

Try this site for good prices: http://www.youwantit2.com/INDEX.html Click on the "Hattori" link and scroll to the bottom for the kitchen knives. Better prices than World Knives, and fast shipping.

BTW, I just bought this Hattori collector's edition from uwantit2.com:

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I got that hother hattori you reccomended and im gonna get their 8" gyuto now too.

I was VERY happy with the utility knife.

Thanks man!
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:52 PM   #7
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Sorry, MLB - if you're really looking for the Most Highly Rated Gyuto Knife and you're only looking to spend $250 ... well, Houston, you have a problem! That might you a good pairing knife - not a 8-9 inch chef's knife.

Unlike the German steel mills that mass produce knives ... if you're looking for really good Japanese knives - the really good ones - they are hand made by descendants of sword makers. Gyuto (which means "hard" in Japanese) knives are a totally different animal - plan on spending $400-$900 for 1 knife.

IMHO -Japanese knives are, and have always been, superior to German steel.
i guess i meant most highly rated within my price range.
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I got that hother hattori you reccomended and im gonna get their 8" gyuto now too.

I was VERY happy with the utility knife.

Thanks man!
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