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How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers

Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:00 am

Hello.
How close is this knife to a laser

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohagy24.html

Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers

Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:51 am

It's fairly hefty. If you want a more dexterous PM steel blade the Takamura Mikage in R-2 is worth considering.

Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers

Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:59 pm

If you're looking for a 240, the Haruyuki is nearly an ounce lighter. Uses SRS15 PM steel. Recently purchased it myself. Mr. Knife Fanatic's review of the 210MM is spot on. Awesome knife

Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers

Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:37 pm

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Choil shot of the Hap40 240mm gyuto. I would put it more in the workhorse than laser category. My Tanaka R2 is crazy thin, but like double the cost. I would check out the others that were recommended. The Kohetsu 210mm's are lasers in the Blue #2 and AS versions, not sure of the HAP40 series; the 240mm AS Kohetsu is very similar grind wise to the HAP 40 I rehandled/converted to Wa and thinned.

Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers

Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:31 pm

norway wrote:Hello.
How close is this knife to a laser

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohagy24.html

The easy answer is "it's not". If you want a stainless laser stretch the budget a few more dollars and get a Kono. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ko24wa.html

Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers

Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:04 pm

I own a Richmond Laser, and I have the Kohetsu HAP40 Nakiri

Not even close. Besides the blade width, the Mahogany HO handles add too much weight.
Don't get me wrong, I am really digging the HAP40 steel, it's just not a laser.
I did a post earlier, we are still waiting to see the Kohetsu HAP40 with WA handle
Based on the profiile, it might be lighter in overall weight, but still not a Laser.

A Kono HD or HH is a great choice
The Richmond Laser in AEB-L another outstanding choice.
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