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 Post subject: Re: Carbon gyuto
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:01 pm 
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"Thanks for the various suggestions! Very interesting, though I'm not sure I understand the *rationale* for recommending X. It's interesting to know that someone loves X, but it would be helpful to know what they're comparing it to.

Re Aogami Super, is it as reactive as White steel? I'd think that if the edge will pit from a stray droplet of water, the stainless cladding won't help..."

Aogami is still quite reactive. Better than white(by what i've been hearing/reading), but still reactive. It turns a blackish color if left...not sure if i've ever seen my #2 blue edge rust? (AS should be even better than #2 tho)....the cladding will still rust, but who cares about the cladding...it's easy to polish that out. By the sounds of it, AS with stainless clad would be a better option if you wanted to go with Hitachi steel. But, you say you love the edge on your shun...i think that's vg-10? So you might like stainless better. I love Carbon, but i'm pretty used to it now, so it's tendencies don't bother me anymore.

The superior edge and easy resharpening are what i like.

I chose that knife because it seemed to fit your basic criteria, it has a nice handle(by my standards) and great steel...and, it's not terrible expensive. Has that sweet french profiling too...



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