Asai PM Damascus Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 7 1/8 in. (180mm)
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Richard Little Falls, MN 9/6/2010
I have the nakiri veg knife and this knife. This blade is even thinner than the nakiri but it makes it easy to carve fat out of meat and make nice clean cuts without any effort. As long as you don't gorilla your cuts you should be able to use this as a general purpose knife around bones and whatever. You aren't going to just wreck the edge unless you can't handle a knife and then you should just get a 20 bones chopper and hack away because your needs don't warrant a precision tool like this.
I've left the nakiri with corrosive elements on it for over a month (in my makeshift backup kitchen) and it has no stain after washing . Anyhow, this knife(gyuto) has cut up numerous chops and steaks and is simply easy to guide through and remove fat/ligaments from raw meat.
Final Verdict: I have two Asai knives and I love them both. I wanted traditional handles and current gen tech in the blades, this is where I found the answer. I am about to order the paring knife just after this review to complete the set. Epicurean Edge has been a magnificient merchant with an excellent staff. I had to have a 3-way conversation with my bank, epicurean edge staffmember(sorry, forgot your name) and myself just to clear up a bank error and receive my order. This is a company that I feel is concerned with customer satisfaction and confidentiality. I give my entire set of purchases and the service received a 5 star rating.