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fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:30 pm

Mark,

Looking for a workhorse (root vegetables, squash and the like) for a professional kitchen. I'm intrigued by the Artifex with the AEB-L but also want to try a carbon blade.

Thanks
J

Re: fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:32 pm

I'm of the belief that if you havea scratch...itch it. :)

If you want a carbon blade, get one. The Fujiwara is a great entry level carbon knife.

That said, the Artifex is really nice too. My love for AEB-L has little bound!! :)

Re: fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:56 pm

I use my artifex all the time at home and I think it's a good knife for the money.

The fujiwara is a good one as well. Great bang for the buck knife with pretty good carbon steel that's super easy to sharpen.

Re: fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:45 pm

I am in the same boat but plan on ordering stones at the same time. That said would the carbon be better to "learn" to sharpen?

Thanks

Re: fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:17 pm

That kind of depends.....but probably not. AEB-L acts a lot like simple carbon's when sharpening.

I'd say pick stainless versus carbon....patina versus shiny!! :)

Re: fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:27 pm

thanks guys,
FINALLY decided on the fujiwara 240 gyoto. so hard to pull the trigger because then there's nothing else to think about buying......for a while. not to worry christmas is coming. anyway when sharpening time comes what are your recommendations for touch ups and more extensive treatments. i have shapton glass 500, 1000, 6000 and a nubatama bamboo 1200 and a MAC ceramic rod. as i said christmas is coming so don't be shy about recommending additional purchases.

regards
j

Re: fujuara 240 carbon or artifex 240 AEB-L

Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:55 pm

Great knife as soon as you got rid of the factory edge. Needs a good patina too, to start with. But then you'll love it.
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