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Difference between Kohetsu and

Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:24 pm

What is the difference between
Kohetsu Aogami Super 240mm Gyuto
and
Richmond Laser Aogami Super 240mm Gyuto?

What make the last more expensive than the first?

Re: Difference between Kohetsu and

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:51 pm

They are made from different shops. The Kohetsu is a small factory operation and they can produce more volume. They have a pretty simple and plain finish on them with a mirror polish edge and a nice but simple handle on them.

The Richmond AS Laser is done by a much smaller blacksmith shop and there is more hand work. They have a very nice bead blast finish on them and they're hand engraved with much nicer semi custom handles on them.

Re: Difference between Kohetsu and

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:54 pm

The Kohetsu line of knives seems to get great reviews by everybody (for good reason), I know I'm pleased with mine. I'm sure the Richmond AS laser is also great, can't go wrong with either one.

Re: Difference between Kohetsu and

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:56 pm

I only own the Kohetsu, but as I understand it, in the 240mm length, the Laser AS will be thinner behind the edge.

I agree with Mark, the Kohetsu has a simple finish, it is a deal for the performance per dollar, but lacks the character of some other knives out there. That said, I highly recommend it for what it is.

Re: Difference between Kohetsu and

Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:06 pm

norway wrote:What make the last more expensive than the first?


The details really. Like Mark said......you're talking about a high production volume knife in the Kohetsu and a small batch production in the Laser AS. That's not to say the Kohetsu is any worse a knife, just that it is what it is. :)

Re: Difference between Kohetsu and

Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:04 pm

From what I've seen the kohetsu is really just a performance based knife versus the richmond which has better F&F.

Both are great it just depends on if you want to drop the extra cash on aesthetics

Re: Difference between Kohetsu and

Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:02 am

This one has pretty much been summed up.

The devil here is in the details, Handmade costs a bit more, lower volume creates a higher demand; a higher demand creates increased price.
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