you guys wordered a funayuki right? that's what funayukis are... if you just order a gyuto Carter makes the thinnest gyuto there is (well, takeda is pretty thin too).
Pretty sure Suisin's single-bevelled Dreamcraft gyutos are the thinnest and would be surprized if Carter's gyutos were as thin as or thinner than Takeda's (not that they should be, either. A single attribute in isolation doesn't make a knife better or worse. I'm told that Watanabe's gyutos are thicker than Carter's and Takeda's, but I'm not told anyone has ever or would ever mind).
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watanabe's knives are very moighty he would not make them thin.
all carters gyuto i've seen are super thin. but also super short...
dreamcraft? i want!!!
I have only had 2 Carter knives and neither was a funayuki, but I had wabocho that was really nice, cut superbly and I never experienced a heavy cleaving feel on any foods, I have just assumed until now that a funayuki would be the same with a different blade shape, maybe there are greater differences or my memory of my wabocho is not accurate.
I really like the look of the funayuki you have, looks really nice and elegant without being too nice to use, a nice blend of style and performance.
The masanobu looks great as well, so far I have only seen stock photo's of the gyuto, it is a shame they cost so much because if they were a bit more in line with other VG-10 knives I might try one but the prices seem a little bit high.
it's got the best handle in all vg10 knives
I suppose it might be one of the best from a fit and finish viewpoint, although the Hattori FH are about as good as it gets for f+f in my opinion, so even if they are comparable the price is still higher than those, and the material on the handle is standard compressed wood and not linen micarta. Apart from the fact they are a trational style knife rather than a western style I don't really see what they offer to justify higher prices.
$345 for a 240mm Masanobu Gyuto at Korin compared to $255 for a Hattori FH 240mm Gyuto at JCK seems like a big increase for no reason, I know there are always differences in price beween comparable brands but that is quite a lot of extra money.
I love the Gerbers but I didn't know the slicers came in so many sizes, Thanks.
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A lot of people don't know about them, but to me, they were the first functional equivalent to a sujihiki I had used. The thin geometry makes them flexible, great slicers and filet knives. Best turkey carving knife I've used.
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These were popular wedding gifts back in the 1960s and you can find them periodically on Ebay in fantastic condition. I got mine in new unused condition together with a set of 12 steak knives, in a presentation box, for $200 about 8 years ago. Best knife deal I've ever had.