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ARainbowLight
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Jan 14, 2017
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It would be awesome if you are selling Japanese knives in the future if you included a left handed option.
Jan 14, 2017
kmyers
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Jan 16, 2017
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Wait, is there much of a difference? I'm left handed and was considering grabbing one or both of these
Jan 16, 2017
harveyfnj
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Jan 17, 2017
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"Left handed" in a knife usually only applies if it has a scalloped blade, like a bread knife. The flat side (not scalloped) of the blade usually faces the hand not holding the knife. Santoku and paring knives are generally for either hand.
Jan 17, 2017
ARainbowLight
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Jan 18, 2017
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Actually left handed knives apply to knives that have a single bevel edge -like many Japanese knives. Western style knives with a double bevel edge can be used equally well by anyone. The other thing to consider is what handle shape it has. If it is a "chesnut" handle then the feel is different. As a left-handed person I prefer a left-handed chesnut shaped handle. Perhaps this knife is western style. It's not indicated in the product description.
Jan 18, 2017
harveyfnj
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Jan 20, 2017
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You are right. A knife with a scalloped edge is usually single beveled edge. I'm a lefty too, but have learned to live with my "righty" knives. It will be interesting to see if these have a western or Japanese bevel.
Jan 20, 2017
Mintjellie
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Jul 21, 2017
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Santoku are commonly double-beveled knives. Handedness shouldn't be an issue.
Jul 21, 2017
FriedShoe
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Jul 21, 2017
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Santoku is a knife style, and so all santokus are double bevel. Same for pettys, gyutos, nakiri, etc.
Single bevel knives would be a deba, yanagiba, usuba, kiritsuke, and others.
There are even quasi-single bevel knives like a honesuki.
Jul 21, 2017
ARainbowLight
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Jul 21, 2017
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Thanks for the info. Most of my knives are double bevel western style so I am not as familiar with the different Japanese styles. As a left-handed person western style seems to be the safe zone. I do have a left-handed knife with a chestnut shaped handle that I like. Hopefully your info helps others who are considering this knife.
Jul 21, 2017
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