Is the Toyama worth the tag?

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Re: Is the Toyama worth the tag?

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Interesting - the 2 iron clads I had were older and I didnt have the stainless to compare, but I had a preference towards the iron clad. I tend to like mid weight+, so perhaps that is the explanation.

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Here are some photos to show what I was talking about in terms of how the grinds have changed in recent years.

Left is Toyama 240; right is Watanabe 240. Both were around 240g, and both exhibit a nice degree of righty biased convexity. Toyama was a bit thinner behind the edge while Watanabe had a bit more convexity. Even with the differences seen in the choil shots, both were essentially equal in terms of how they performed. These were purchased new in early 2017.
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This is a Toyama 240 from mid 2018. It rang in at 207g, and the grind is noticeably different than above. It’s still a fantastic performer, but it was definitely a different experience from the earlier versions I have had.
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Here’s my watanabe 270 though now that I’ve done some digging I’ve had it since mid 2018, not 2019. My toyamas looked almost exactly like Steve’s 3rd pic. For the wat I was looking for something lefty friendly as most of these knives have a righty bias but I got lucky
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I liked them when we sold them a couple years ago.
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My favorite 240, by a long shot.
I'm keeping my eyes open for a 210 at a decent price :) They're fantastic.

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I have the Toyama tall 150mm Petty and it's worth the price. I'm thinking about getting a 240 Gyuto unless a Kono Fujiyama B#2 FM shows up in Marks store.

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Re: Is the Toyama worth the tag?

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A conversation you might find interesting.

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