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Addict 2 vs kikuikchi tkc - larger upgrade

Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:55 pm

Hi All,

Lurking for a while but nothing to post/share till now. The bug hit. I am treating myself to being a good student and upgrading. I have a kit2 edge pro and use it and always trying to improve. I have a tojiro dp 210 gyuto and want a 240. I figured I might as well really treat myself. I love the thinness of the knife and it is fun to sharpen. I did have to work on the handle and round the choil a lot though. What I don't like or wish I had more of was height.

The two knives I am considering are the kikuichi Tkc and Addict 2. Any thought/opinions? Should I consider others? It will be an all purpose home knife. I am not a line chef just a graduate student. I don't want carbon even though I sort of baby my knives. Just a good solid all-rounder.

Thanks!

Re: Addict 2 vs kikuikchi tkc - larger upgrade

Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:23 am

The Addict 2 is CPM-154 stainless steel. It will be a bit harder to sharpen, but should hold it's edge longer. It's a very tall blade, too, so it will give you more height. The Kikuichi TKC is a semi stainless; it can still discolor, but not as much as other carbon blades. Not sure about the height of it. I think both would be god choices!

Re: Addict 2 vs kikuikchi tkc - larger upgrade

Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:09 pm

To add to the mix since it is also in the length and price and steel wishes.

Konosuke HH Stainless Wa-Gyuto 240mm NEW! http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ko24wa.html

My cutting style is a hybrid guillotine/slice for everything with rocking for mincing if that helps with blade profile. I would like it to be enough of a step up from the tojiro in quality and have different cutting geometry. Not looking to get the same knife in more expensive version if that makes sense.

Re: Addict 2 vs kikuikchi tkc - larger upgrade

Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:34 pm

The Konosuke HH is a good knife and in that price range they're hard to beat.
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